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My 2011 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This year we turn to the Democrats to find the winner of Destined For Political Stardom. If Elizabeth Warren manages to wrest Teddy Kennedy's old Senate seat away from the Republican usurper, she will indeed be on the road to Democratic stardom.

WATCH: Ricky Rubio Gets First Taste Of NBA

AP | Posted 11.21.2011 | Sports

DALY CITY, Calif. -- Spanish sensation Ricky Rubio still managed to get his first taste of NBA-caliber competition during the lockout. Rubio played S...

Rubio Hits Back Against Accusations Surrounding His Parents' Origins

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) responded to a Washington Post report alleging that he embellished details about his parents' emigration from Cuba on "The O...

Coming To America

AP | JON KRAWCZYNSKI | Posted 08.01.2011 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS — Ricky Rubio is coming to Minnesota after all. The Spanish point guard has agreed to join the Timberwolves next season, ending a t...

Mark Blumenthal

Polls Show Crist Falling in Florida

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New Senate polls released yesterday confirm the current standings in four states, but a new independent poll in Florida shows a bigger than average l...

Marco Rubio Wins Florida GOP Senate Primary

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON and JENNIFER KAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Rep. Kendrick Meek is the Democratic nominee for Senate, overcoming billionaire Jeff Greene's massive television and mail onsl...

Marco Rubio's Argument: If Rachel Maddow Says I'm Wrong, Then I Must Be Right (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Florida GOP Senate candidate Marco Rubio is out with a new web video laying out the argument that his recently released "12 simple ideas to grow the e...

Arizona's Immigration Law: Racial Profiling at Its Worst as 10 States Explore Copycat Legislation

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

Arizona's law is racial profiling at its worst, and it forces police officers who know better but are just doing their jobs to harass millions of innocent legal immigrants who have done absolutely nothing wrong.

Friday Talking Points [122] -- Bikini Bottom Update

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since it's the Friday after month's-end, the new monthly unemployment numbers were released today. Which adds another bar to the "bikini bottom" char...

Tea Partying's First Anniversary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One way or another the Tea Party's future prospects are likely to hinge on whether their decentralized nature turns out to be their strongest point, or their weakest.

Florida GOP Staffer, Melanie Phister, Had $1.3 Million In Credit Card Charges

St. Petersburg Times | Adam C. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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Tea Party Excess?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm not saying the Tea Party wackadoodles shouldn't be exposed by the Left, to show the lunacy and nastiness being openly displayed by some Tea Partiers. But it doesn't mean the movement itself is solely comprised of such gadflies.

Republicans Boycott Arizona?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Subtle or not, the Republican Party is obviously sending a message by choosing Florida over Arizona for the site of the 2012 RNC. Whether they admit it publicly or not, the national Republican Party is now on the side of the boycotters.

Marco Rubio Earmark Record Not So Clean, Helped Push $250 Million In Requests

St. Petersburg Times | Marc Caputo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican U.S. Senate front-runner Marco Rubio brags on his Web site that he didn't officially request budget pork in his last four years as a leader...

Marco Rubio Made Personal Charges On GOP Credit Card

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) Senate candidate and former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio released a torrid letter Wednesday accusing Gov. Charlie Crist's campaign of leakin...

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Rubio Slams Obama's Teleprompter While In Front Of Telemprompters At CPAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Tea Party's choice in the Florida Republican primary, Marco Rubio, began his address to a crowd of conservative conventioneers by taking a shot at...

Charlie Crist, Marco Rubio Tied In Florida GOP Senate Primary

AP | BRENT KALLESTAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Bogged down by Florida's high unemployment and a string of political missteps that alienated the Republican core, Gov. Charl...