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Romney & Ryan's Fossil Fuel Favoritism: Starve Clean Energy, but Feed Oil With Taxpayer Money

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Ryan budget passed by the House would dish out $40 billion in subsidies to oil companies over the next ten years, but would slash clean energy investments by 90 percent by 2014 -- down to just $1 billion. Romney and Ryan's failure to support clean energy is a failure of imagination.

Something Conservatives & Liberals Can Agree On: Let Sarah Palin Speak at the Republican National Convention

John Hawkins | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
John Hawkins

Sarah Palin is the most prominent woman in the Republican Party and the finest feminist role model currently walking on terra firma. Is there anybody who comes closer to realizing that feminist maxim "You can have it all" than Sarah Palin?

Romney to Claim Credit for 'Saving' London Olympics

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 10.14.2012 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

"Governor Romney arrived, made a few suggestions, took the heat for his honesty and intelligence, just like when he wrote the op-ed newspaper column that rescued General Motors, and the results of his visit are now obvious."

Romney's Brain

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Mitt Romney's New Campaign Logo

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

With Mitt Romney's selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R, Wisc.) to be his running mate, his campaign is now working on a new campaign logo. There will be Ro...

Is Paul Ryan Romney's New Religion Problem? (Part I of III)

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

This no doubt endears Ryan to the Tea Party folks who would have all that -- and the repeal of the health reform -- done before breakfast on Inauguration Day, but it is hardly a transcript of Christ's invitation to the rich young man to sell all his possessions and follow Him.

Ryan Boosts Romney In More Ways Than One

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

* Ryan energizing donors on Wall Street scene * But his ability to attract small donors unclear * Candidate's Midwestern...

How Romney's VP Choice Paul Ryan Will Affect the Economic Debate

Terry Connelly | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Ryan represents an opportunity for Democrats to not only shift the focus away from an Obama referendum, but also to rally a campaign to save their senate majority and even challenge to re-take the House.

If Romney's Polling Woes Continue, Look for Big Money to Flow to State Races Instead

Colin Delany | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Colin Delany

Of course, Obama's current uptick could just be a temporary blip, but let's think this out: What happens if public opinion IS actually shifting in the Democrats' direction across the country, potentially putting the House of Representatives in serious play?

School for 'Political Insiders' Survey Gives Obama Campaign the Edge in Weekly Horse Race: Week 1

David K. Rehr | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
David K. Rehr

Each week, the Horse Race asks participants to rate the prior week's performance of Gov. Romney, President Obama and their respective campaigns, and vote on which campaign "won" the prior week or appears to have "momentum" in the race.

Rick Scott Clashes With Romney Messaging

McClatchy | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

Numbers may not lie, but Republicans Mitt Romney and Gov. Rick Scott are using them to portray two very conflicting points of view about Florida's eco...

The Best Ticket Dirty Money Can Buy

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.11.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

I am sure the Koch brothers are smiling this morning because they have been cultivating Congressman Ryan since he set foot on Capitol Hill, giving him one of his first donations in 1999.

What the Ryan Selection Means

Richard Klass | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Richard Klass

The Ryan selection is likely to motivate the conservative base and increase donations, much as the Palin selection did. But it is also likely to motivate the Democratic base that sees his Medicare and other proposals as an attempt to roll back Lyndon Johnson's Great Society.

Why Romney's Desperate Welfare Attacks Won't Work

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The Romney campaign's particularly scurrilous and misplaced attack against Obama on the issue of welfare is more likely to serve as another reminder of Romney's inability to speak relevantly to the concerns of typical Americans than anything else.

New U.S. Normal: Hotter Summers, Cold Job Market, Effete Politicians

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Dan Ehrlich

America is enduring a long-term drought in the hottest summer on record, which climate change deniers will say are only natural forces that periodical...

Why Promising To Save The Middle Class May Just Not Be Enough!

David Coates | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
David Coates

The President has to tell the American electorate that the future lies, not in a second round of trickle-down economics, but in the creation of a second New Deal, one inclusive of those left out the first time 'round.

Janell Ross

'Deporter-in-Chief' Attacks Mount As 'Big Deal' Immigration Relief Approaches | Janell Ross | Posted 08.10.2012 | Latino Voices

The ad begins with a stark, black-and-white still, the president standing at a congressional podium, mouth open, hand up, mid-speech. It is the image ...

Bain Deal Ended With Unusual Twist

The New York Times | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

MISSOURI CITY, Tex. -- Look closely and it is there, sandwiched between Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Partners II and D3 Family Bulldog Fund: the mortgage ...

Gingrich On Romney: 'I Don't Particularly Dislike Him As A Person'

Benjamin Hart | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

During the hard-fought Republican primary, it was no secret that Newt Gingrich disdained Mitt Romney. Apparently, his feelings toward the presumptive ...

Obama Leads Romney By 7 Points As Negative Ads Take Toll

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is leading Mitt Romney by 7 points among registered voters -- 52 percent to 45 percent -- in a just-released CNN/ORC Internatio...

Why Shouldn't Mitt Romney Advertise on Pandora?

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 10.09.2012 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Although the idea of presidential candidates spying on your listening habits to send you ads might seem scary, in some way, there's really nothing to be surprised about here. It is, quite literally, politics (and advertising) as usual.

Romney Not Chased By Wedding Party

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

The 2012 campaign took a strange turn Thursday when a Romney pool report indicated the candidate's motorcade was chased by members an Orthodox Jewish ...

2012 Electoral Math -- Ups and Downs

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since the last time we took such a snapshot, roughly three weeks ago, both candidates have shown some firming up of their positions, but the good news for both candidates is mixed with some softening as well.

2012: The 'Stockholm Syndrome' Election

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

So, here we are, all "you people," being deliberately targeted for pain so we will feel so anxious, so unhappy and so angry that we will embrace anyone else, even those who have deliberately screwed us for their political gain.

Romney's Most Laughable Lie Since He Said His Dog Liked to Ride on the Car Roof

Paul Slansky | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
Paul Slansky

Your wife has a horse entered in the Olympics and you're not going to watch the event, whenever it's even on? This is a statement that rings so patently and idiotically false that it exempts all of his future utterances from the need to be taken seriously, or really even listened to.