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Hillary And Jeb: Alike Except In The Important Ways

Mark Green | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Mark Green

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They're catnip for commentators -- two dynasts announcing within two days. Except the differences far exceed the parallels -- one's a yellow-pad wonk related to a popular ex-POTUS who leads with 60 percent in Democratic polls. The other is a "Jar of Mayo" with 100 percent recognition yet only 10 percent in GOP polls. Lowry and Katrina debate why.

The Dangerous Hypocrisy of the Right: The Josh Duggar Edition

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 06.02.2015 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

The rhetoric of religious freedom and the 'war on Christianity' -- so often used as a justification for discrimination against LGBTQ people -- has nothing to do with religion or faith.

Michael Calderone

ABC Disputes RNC Chair's Implication The Party Can Pick Its Own Debate Moderators

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.15.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- ABC News pushed back Friday against Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus' claim that ABC News chief anchor George Stepha...

Jason Linkins

RNC Unleashes Insane Presidential Straw Poll On Unsuspecting World

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

Remember back when the Republican National Committee felt that the 2012 primary season was a terrible mess of too many candidates and too many debates...

RNC Gave Reporters Flash Drives Of 'Clinton Email Files' Ahead Of Campaign Launch

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 04.13.2015 | Media

Halfway through Reince Priebus' interview on CBS News' "Face the Nation" this Sunday, the Republican National Committee chair reached into his pocket ...

Igor Bobic

Politicians Try, Horribly Fail To Use Humor On April Fools' Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

April Fools' Day is awful. Even more awful, however, are politicians' lame attempts at humor. Here are some of the best (or worst) examples of April F...

Jason Linkins

'Rise Of Super PACs' Set To Ruin The RNC's Plan To Avoid A Brutal Primary Season

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

As I've had the opportunity to write about before, the Republican National Committee emerged from the 2012 election bent on making a series of dramati...

Paul Blumenthal

Lone Billionaire Hits Much, Much Higher Limit For Campaign Contributions

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ken Griffin, the hedge fund billionaire who once complained about the wealthiest Americans having “insufficient influence” in politi...

Jason Linkins

Bobby Jindal At Odds With RNC Over 2016 Debate Plans

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

Last month, the Republican National Committee took pity on a nation still healing from a presidential election cycle that featured over 20 separate pr...

Anti-LGBT Group Funding RNC Trip To Israel Comes Under Scrutiny

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman and Ryan Grim | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

Forced to choose between battling the radical homosexual agenda and supporting Israel, which some motivated evangelical Christians believe will be cen...

Igor Bobic

Mitt Romney's Re-Invention As Anti-Poverty Warrior

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

With the shake of an Etch-A-Sketch, Mitt Romney reintroduced himself to the Republican Party on Friday as a man interested in running for president be...

The GOP's Game Plan to Beat Hillary

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The plan is simple: Put teams on the ground in Arkansas and anywhere else Hillary and Bill have put their political and personal footprints and dig up every scintilla of old and new dirt it can dredge up against her to torpedo her candidacy even before it's an official candidacy.

Jason Linkins

RNC Announces New, Vastly Less Insane Primary Debate Schedule

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee, in its after-action report on the 2012 election (known by its nickname, the "RNC Autopsy"), made it a...

Genuinely Outrageous Priorities

Jess McIntosh | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Jess McIntosh

This is what they choose to prioritize in the first week. No matter what kind of plans or "autopsies" or happy talk comes out of this winter retreat, one thing's clear: the GOP's priorities are more outrageous than ever.

Paige Lavender

Get Ready: The First GOP Primary Debate Of 2016 Is Months Away

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

The first GOP primary debate of the 2016 presidential election will be held in August, the Republican National Committee announced Friday. The RNC ...

RNC Announces Earlier Convention To Give GOP Nominee 'A Leg Up'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

The Republican National Committee announced on Wednesday that it will hold the convention where it will choose the party's next nominee for president ...

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Seek To Strip Big Hug For Rich Donors From Omnibus

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic lawmakers expressed outrage at a provision slipped into the omnibus government funding bill that would expand the amount weal...

The Wool Over Our Eyes

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

No one likes having the wool pulled over their eyes. Now imagine wealthy CEOs hiring millions of knitters to blanket your entire city with a massive wool sweater, soaked in gasoline. That's what dark money is.

FEC Does it Again: Permits Large Contributions to National Parties that are Prohibited by Campaign Finance Law

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Four FEC Commissioners last week provided yet another example of the urgent need to replace the FEC with a real campaign enforcement and oversight agency.

A Tent Too Large: the Republican Party and Anti-LGBT Bigotry

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

RNC Chair Reince Priebus yesterday said something predictable and something startling in response to the Supreme Court's refusal to overturn court decisions clearing the way for same-sex marriage.

Reince Priebus Saves the Day

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The state of Texas recently passed a Republican-led law which shut down 13 abortion clinics this week, leaving the state with only seven. Needless-to-say, this action put the GOP again in the spotlight for accusations of their War on Women, a charge that always upsets Republicans -- in large part because it's true.

Paul Blumenthal

Where Billionaires Are Placing Bets In This Year's Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Democratic Party works to hold control of the U.S. Senate for the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency, a key strategy fo...

RNC Bests DNC In August Fundraising

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee again outraised its Democratic rival last month and is sitting on a $3 million lead, according t...

Willie Nelson's Good Southern Texas Hospitality for Refugee Children

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 10.19.2014 | Entertainment
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Known for his country outlaw music with Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard and others, at one time "they called Willie crazy, but nowadays they call him a saint." I hope Willie secures several generations of music enthusiasts from one of the fastest growing demographics in our Nation.

GOP Congressman Says His Party's Targeting Of Hispanic Voters Would Be 'Race-Baiting'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said in a Wednesday radio interview that he has no regrets about his comments that Democrats are waging a "war on whites," and...