Despite possible constitutional challenges, the Supreme Court is expected to uphold the practice given that opposing it would likely offend Justice Scalia's autopen, Clarence Thomas.
As late as 2006, the GOP had a set of clean energy advocates in high places. Those leaders are all still powerfully placed within the GOP. But they seem to be mindful of the remarkable know-nothing standard set for GOP candidates.
Plenty of politicians reverse course during their professional lives. But what Tim Pawlenty generally does is more troubling than your average flip flop: he only flip flops when it seems fashionable.
All the fast cutaways and lens flares can't hide the fact that this video still feels utterly artificial. Big bucks were no doubt spent to make 2012's most uninteresting candidate seem like a protagonist in a Spielberg epic.
Repeating the word "truth" 16 times in his first official campaign speech, Tim Pawlenty assured voters that he would bring a healthy dose of honesty to the conversation.
At this point, there are only a few holdouts left on the sidelines, as most of the bigwigs (and some decidedly "smallwigs") have made their intentions known.
Finally my previous posts have become mainstream. Look at what I have written consistently on The Huffington Post and look at what the mainstream pres...
It's hard for me to imagine that a majority of American voters would agree that what we really need in the White House is a politician who is so eager to get elected that he'll promise the far-right just about anything.
The tepid support from the right to the current GOP pack should convince Joe Scarborough that the party faithful is waiting for a skilled politician with personality and name-recognition to enter the race.
The Democrats' message has been muddled, in large part, by Democratic refusal to send unequivocal messages about what's broken. Enter Tim Pawlenty. His message is simple, straightforward, direct... and deceptive.
Mitt Romney is emerging as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination. Unless other candidates begin raising money and building an organization, the race for the Republican nomination will be over before it starts.
Because I'm trying to include simply everybody, this will necessarily have to be a very wide (and not very deep) look at all the possible candidates.
Pawlenty's announcement video really does look at a lot like the Chrysler's Superbowl commercial about Detroit with Eminem.
With the capture of Osama bin Laden, President Obama as Campaigner-in-Chief is back. The chessboard is heavily dominated in his favor, but it still is early in the game.
If there was a worse week in which to hold the first Republican presidential debate, it's hard to think of when that might be. It's probably poetic ...