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Sam Stein
Sam Stein is the Senior Politics Editor at the Huffington Post, based in Washington, D.C. Previously he has worked for Newsweek magazine, the New York Daily News and the investigative journalism group Center for Public Integrity. He has a masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is a graduate of Dartmouth College. Sam can be reached at

Entries by Sam Stein

Is Ted Cruz 'Lucifer In The Flesh'? We Asked A Satanist.

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2016 | 2:25 PM

A campaign dominated by big and difficult debates witnessed, perhaps, its most perplexing and certainly its most spiritual one yet on Thursday morning.

Is Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) actually Lucifer?

It's a question prompted not by conspiracy theorists who've wondered...

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큰 타격을 입은 버니 샌더스에게는 다음 계획이 있다

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2016 | 1:10 AM

버니 샌더스는 화요일 밤 연패를 당했지만 전당대회까지 민주당 경선을 완주할 것이라고 샌더스 캠프의 전략가 태드 디바인이 허핑턴 포스트에 말했다.

“종반전은 아직 멀었다. 종반전은 최종 단계에나 올 것이다.” 디바인이 선언했다.

그러나 메릴랜드, 델라웨어, 코네티컷, 펜실베이니아의 패배 때문에 전략과 수사가 바뀌긴 할 것이다. 후보 지명의 길이 좁아진 지금, 디바인은 화요일에 로드 아일랜드에서는...

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Why Do Marylanders Keep Voting For White Men?

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 6:00 PM

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night, Maryland was once again offered the chance to back an African American seeking statewide office, and once again said no. Even with record turnout among African-American voters, Rep. Donna Edwards lost her primary fight with Rep. Chris Van Hollen for...

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Clay Aiken Gained 30 Pounds Eating Bojangles Chicken During His Campaign

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 3:33 PM

Life on the campaign trail is not conducive to good health. The days are long. The stress is intense. The sleep is fleeting. The food is plentiful -- and much of it is, well, crap.

Many candidates, staffers and the journalists who cover them...

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The Woman Whose Addiction Story Shook Obama Now Has A Bill In Her Name

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 1:13 PM

WASHINGTON -- The young woman whose story of heroin addiction and subsequent death compelled President Barack Obama to sharpen his focus on the epidemic has inspired new...

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Bernie Sanders Suffered A Big Blow. Here's His Plan Going Forward.

(1) Comments | Posted April 26, 2016 | 10:40 PM

Despite a series of costly defeats on Tuesday night, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) remains committed to seeing the Democratic primary through to the convention, his top aide,...

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Bernie Sanders Plays The Literal Trump Card

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2016 | 3:22 PM

After Hillary Clinton lost the Wisconsin primary in early April, backers of the former Secretary of State began publicly worrying about how the nomination process was unfolding. Their concern wasn't so much that Clinton could lose the nomination to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) but that she...

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Hillary Clinton Wins Connecticut’s Democratic Primary

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 6:03 PM

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton has narrowly won Connecticut’s Democratic primary, completing a big night for the Democratic front-runner and further progressing on her already favorable path toward the party’s nomination. 

The win wasn’t entirely unexpected, though polls showed the race closing prior to Tuesday’s vote. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was hoping...

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Hillary Clinton Wins Connecticut's Democratic Primary

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 6:03 PM

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton has narrowly won Connecticut's Democratic primary,

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Why Clay Aiken Didn't Fully Embrace Being Gay Until The Day After His Campaign Ended

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 10:57 AM

When he launched a long-shot, quixotic campaign for Congress, Clay Aiken held no illusions about how the public would perceive his sexuality. He was a famous musical artist and he was gay. He was, in fact, famous in part for being gay.

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Clay Aiken Is Still Plagued By Guilt Over His Primary Opponent's Death

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2016 | 10:17 AM

Clay Aiken's congressional run in 2014 was never going to be a typical political affair. Not only was he a former "American Idol" and reality television star trying to hack it in the world of politics -- he was an openly gay man running in a conservative...

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Sorry, Hillary, But John Kasich Has No Speech Transcripts To Release

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 5:52 PM

Dogged by accusations that she is too close to financial firms because of the speeches she gave to them for large honorariums, Hillary Clinton has said she will release the transcripts of those speeches on one condition: that her opponents do the same.


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Bernie Sanders' Superdelegate Plan Puts His Progressive Base In A Bind

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 4:49 PM

WASHINGTON -- A day after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) lost the New York primary election that he desperately needed to win, there were no signs that he would dial back his campaign against Hillary Clinton before the Democratic convention in July.


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Jon Huntsman: My Party Will Survive Donald Trump And Eventually Chill Out

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 1:57 PM

Donald Trump's takeover of the Republican Party -- which is described as possible, probably, likely and imminent, depending on the day -- is widely viewed as a calamitous development for the party itself.

The business mogul has built his campaign on denouncing the GOP...

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Marijuana Advocates Get A Meeting With The White House

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 12:26 PM

WASHINGTON --  A member of the Obama administration will meet with representatives of the marijuana advocacy community on Monday in what is being billed as a groundbreaking gathering.  

DCMJ, an organization created in 2013 that has advocated...

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Carole King Is On The Prowl For Hillary Clinton Voters In New York City

(1) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 1:50 PM

SOMEWHERE IN THE WEST VILLAGE, NEW YORK -- Walking through the streets of the West Village to rally support for Hillary Clinton, Carole King, the famed singer-songwriter, is confronted with a problem: not everyone believes that she is, in fact, Carole King.

This can be frustrating...

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Would Bernie Sanders Veto A $12-An-Hour Minimum Wage Bill?

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 11:23 AM

During last Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton added a new wrinkle to the argument over the federal minimum wage, saying that if elected president, she would sign a bill raising it to $15 an hour -- the same number championed...

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Would Bernie Sanders Supporters Take $200,000 From Goldman Sachs For A Speech?

(2) Comments | Posted April 17, 2016 | 7:18 PM

As he attempts to close the gap with Hillary Clinton in the final days of the New York primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has begun focusing acutely on the speaking fees she received from Wall Street firms during her time out of government.

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In 2012, One Candidate Refused To Suck Up To Trump. Here's Why.

(4) Comments | Posted April 17, 2016 | 10:17 AM

WASHINGTON -- In piecing together a hot take on what might have propelled Donald Trump from loutish pitchman to Republican front-runner, you might want to begin with the 2012 presidential primary.

In the very early stages, nearly all the candidates from the established to...

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Bernie Sanders Is Running Against Hillary Clinton And Losing Against Time

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2016 | 10:49 PM

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- When Bernie Sanders' announced his presidential campaign in a patchwork press conference outside the U.S. Capital on a sunny day a year ago, even the most starry-eyed...

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