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Where's the Outrage? It Takes Comedians to Stand Up to Newt's Hypocrisy

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Sophia A. McClennen

In the absurdity that has become the Republican Primary we have increasingly had to look to comedians to make sense of the whole mess, by exposing hypocrisy and speaking truth to power.

Gingrich Campaign Admits It Was Wrong

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Newt Gingrich campaign has admitted the candidate was wrong when he claimed the campaign had provided character witnesses to rebut h...

WATCH: Colbert Ends Presidential Run, Stewart Keeps Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2012 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert's satirical campaign for president came to an end Monday night, when he announced on "The Colbert Report" that he is ending his explor...

What's So Funny? Why Colbert Is Funny and Cain Is Not

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 03.24.2012 | Comedy
Sophia A. McClennen

It is worth remembering that at one point Cain was topping the polls. Perhaps the public recognized that they didn't share Cain's sense of humor. Let's hope that they share Colbert's.

LOOK: Rick Santorum Glitter-Bombed After South Carolina Speech

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

As Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum finished his speech on Saturday following his third-place finish in the South Carolina primary, he ...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney Concedes South Carolina, Takes To Tough Road Ahead | Elise Foley | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Mitt Romney gave his first concession speech of the 2012 election cycle on Saturday night, but it didn't sound much like one. And it...

S.C. Voters Waited Until Very End To Choose A Candidate

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was named the projected winner of the South Carolina primary within moments of polls closing in the state Sat...

Jason Linkins

Stephen Colbert, Herman Cain Take Fifth Place In South Carolina Primary | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

After initially staggering out of the gate, it looks as if Herman Cain -- standing in for comedian Stephen Colbert's exploratory committee for the pre...

WATCH: GOP Candidates Deliver Speeches After Primary Results

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

Not long after the final results of the South Carolina Republican primary were projected, each of the GOP presidential candidates delivered speeches t...

Ryan Grim

Romney's Enthusiasm Problem | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Mitt Romney does manage to limp to the nomination sometime this spring or summer, the former Massachusetts governor may face an enthu...

Conservatives, Economy Fuel Newt Gingrich Win

Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM AND JENNIFER AGIESTA, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Strong backing from conservative and religious voters and people fretting about ...

Winners And Losers Of The South Carolina Primary

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

Voters in South Carolina weathered the elements on Saturday and headed to the polls to make their choice for GOP presidential candidate. They picked f...

Howard Fineman

Former GOP Chair Says Chances Of An Open Convention '50-50' | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Michael Steele, the former Republican national chairman who oversaw the writing of the party's nominating rules in 2010, told The Huffi...

Amanda Terkel

Mike Huckabee: Romney Needs To Address His Mormon Faith | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich, the winner in the Palmetto State's GOP primary, may have benefited from South Carolinians' uneasiness with Mitt Romney's Mormon faith. ...

Dave Jamieson

Mitt Romney's Biggest Weakness | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Newt Gingrich surged to a surprise victory in the South Carolina GOP primary, one particularly crucial voter category showed itself o...

Howard Fineman

GOP Campaign Will Last Forever, Or At Least Until May | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney's campaign has the best lawyers and delegate counters in the business, and it's a good thing: He's going to need every one ...

Newt Gingrich Wins South Carolina Primary

Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was projected the winner of South Carolina's primary election on Saturday by MSNBC. Going into the contest, the ...

Twitter Reacts To The 2012 South Carolina Primary Results

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

The all-important "First in the South" Republican primary has arrived. As the results come in, experts and voters are buzzing on the Twittersphere. ...

Jon Ward

Newt Gingrich Wins Big In South Carolina | Jon Ward | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Newt Gingrich, whose candidacy was left for dead in June and then again earlier this month, scored a stunning victory over Mitt Romn...

South Carolina Primary Results: Live Updates

Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

Voters in South Carolina hit the polls on Saturday to cast ballots in the state's presidential primary election. Former House Speaker Newt Gingric...

South Carolina Election: State Succeeds At Making Voice Heard

Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

By BRUCE SMITH, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLESTON, S.C. -- South Carolina Republicans established their presidential primary more than three decades ago ...

Palmetto State On Primary Day: A Look At South Carolina

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

Palmetto State voters head to the polls on Saturday to cast their choice in the first 2012 southern state GOP primary. South Carolina has a populat...

Mark Blumenthal

GOP Power Outsiders Resist Newt, Prefer Mitt | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although he appears headed to victory in Saturday's South Carolina primary, Newt Gingrich faces skepticism from grassroots Republican ac...

Howard Fineman

Why Rick Santorum Is Stalling Out | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Maybe Rick Santorum is too Pittsburgh to be president. Pittsburgh made Santorum a U.S. senator, but now it may be unmaking him as a ...

Weather Could Alter Outcome Of Primary

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for parts of South Carolina and Georgia from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. The South Carolina counties c...