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Boehner Receives Questionable Donation From Nazi Impersonator, Former House Candidate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

Rich Iott, a 2010 Ohio candidate for the U.S. House who drew national attention for participating in Nazi reenactments where he dressed as a member of...

The F Word: Be Careful What You Vote for This Election Night

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

David King is running for a statewide constitutional office that is second in line to the governorship after the lieutenant governor. And he's accused of rape.

Why the Republicans Will Misread Tomorrow's Elections Results

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Whatever else tomorrow means, it will not mean that the country wants its leadership to engage, above all else, in the demonization of people who are different and downtrodden. Long-term, the GOP strategy is unsustainable.

Republican Majority Would be all Trick and No Treat

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

The Republican Party could regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives in next Tuesday's midterm elections for the first time since losing pow...

The Tea Party and the Republican Party Are the Same

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Focusing on the effect the Tea Party will have on the Republican Party on Nov. 2 and beyond misses the point because it falsely suggests that the Tea Party and the Republican Party are different entities.

The Top 20 Craziest Quotes by Tea Party Candidates

Daniel Kurtzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Kurtzman

Regardless of the outcome of the 2010 elections, the Tea Party has already made history by spawning the craziest crop of political candidates America has ever seen.

Christine O'Donnell Is Just a Stalking Horse in Cute Pumps

Dylan Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dylan Brody

Let us not lose track of the fact that she is a fringe extremist with as much chance of winning state-wide election as Mel Gibson has of winning a commendation from the National Organization of Women.

Sam Stein

John Boehner Gave Even MORE To Nazi-Dressing Candidate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Leader John Boehner gave more than $2,000 than previously reported to Rich Iott, the Ohio Republican Congressional candidate who fell o...

Jason Linkins

BURNING MONEY: Self-Funding Millionaires Could See Little Success At The Polls | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If there's one thing that we've learned from our periodic examinations of the 2010 campaign's self-funders, it's that self-funding your own campaign is a pretty bad idea unless your name happens to be Michael Bloomberg.

The 2010 Freak Show

Matthew Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Wills

If you see this weird, paranoid, fundamentalist, bigoted crowd, funded by the most reactionary of corporate interests, as somehow doing something better for the nation, then you're either a fool or one of them.

The Republican Party After the Election

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If candidates like O'Donnell are elected, they will likely continue to embarrass and begin to isolate the Republican Party through their extremist views and will also almost guarantee the failure of that party to accomplish anything.

From Soup to Nuts: The Authoritarian Transformation of the Republican Party

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The fact that the more and less authoritarian now find homes in opposite political parties has made our politics almost impossibly acrimonious.

DIRTY DONATION: Boehner Gave To Candidate Caught In Nazi Clothing

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Leader John Boehner's political action committee -- Freedom Project -- has reportedly contributed thousands of dollars to the campaign ...

Springerized America: How Reality & Tabloid TV Corrupts Our Politics & Media

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Ross

Reality and tabloid television are a social virus that has infected the American body politic. In the 1980s, "I'm with Stupid" was a put-down. In 20...

No Punches Pulled With Three Weeks Left Until Elections (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With just three weeks left until primary elections, no punches are being pulled in the push to pick up vital last-minute votes. West Virginia Governo...

Roy Sekoff On GOP's 'Big Tent': Nazi Alter Egos, Witches, Homophobes

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost founding editor Roy Sekoff appeared on MSNBC's "The Ed Show" Monday night to talk about Rich Iott, the GOP House candidate from Ohio who has ...

The Tea Party All-Stars: The Worst of Extreme GOP Midterm Candidates

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

As Coach Bill Parcells said, you are what your record says you are. And the Republican record says that their slate is filled with out-of-the-mainstream, clearly unqualified, Tea Party-influenced candidates.

Rich Lott, Republican House Candidate, Dressed As A Nazi (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The Atlantic | Joshua Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An election year already notable for its menagerie of extreme and unusual candidates can add another one: Rich Iott, the Republican nominee for Congre...