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2012 Gop Candidates

Scandal-Ridden Republican Finishes Election Cycle Nearly Broke And Without Allies

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

House Republicans rushed to deliver campaign cash to scandal-tainted Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) in the days leading up to the November elections ...

GOP Hardliners Peddle More Delusions

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

GOP hardliners will continue to win some local elections, but winning the race for the White House will be permanently off limits to them -- though this won't stop them from peddling their delusion that the America they longingly pine for no longer exists.

The Romney-Ryan Budget: Reward the Rich, Punish the Rest

Terry O'Neill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Running throughout the Romney-Ryan budget is a suspicion that by helping people you make them weaker, that the poor are easily swayed into behaving irresponsibly. The sad thing is, Romney and Ryan are the irresponsible ones

Wisconsin Volunteer Recants Claim He Was Assaulted For Being Gay Republican

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

A former full-time volunteer for Wisconsin state senator and U.S. House candidate Chad Lee (R) recanted his claim Monday that he had suffered a beatin...

Dave Jamieson

Romney Adviser Caught In Ethics Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of an inspector general investigation at the federal labor board, labor unions are calling on the Mitt Romney campaign to di...

WATCH: Colbert Mocks Santorum, 'Speak English, Become A State'

Posted 03.16.2012 | Latino Voices

Apparently when Rick Santorum was a U.S. senator, Pennsylvanians called the GOP candidate "Senador Puertorriqueño". We wonder if Pennsylvanians ...

The Shopping Solution for Higher Ed

Daniel Luzer | Posted 05.15.2012 | College
Daniel Luzer

Since 1980, the cost of public universities, adjusted for inflation, has tripled, and Mitt Romney doesn't care how much it costs to go to college. He really just isn't interested.

Jason Linkins

Ann Coulter Criticizes Sarah Palin

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

Yesterday, while in a deep and ethereal reverie about "Game Change: The Movie," which was based on "Game Change: The Book," which was based on "Game C...

The Insufficient Influence of the Wealthy

David Donnelly | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
David Donnelly

We won't solve our economic problems with more influence from people who are able to hire lobbyists or write checks to candidates or super PACs. We'll solve them with more influence from more everyday Americans.

Shakespeare and the GOP's Comedy of Errors

Emily Sloan-Pace | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Emily Sloan-Pace

As the next round of voting approaches, four characters (in every sense of the word) remain in the hunt for the nomination: Romney, Gingrich, Santorum and Paul. This has left me wondering how would these four very different competitors do in Shakespeare's world, and where would they feel most at home?

Say It Loud, I'm Warmist and Proud!

D. R. Tucker | Posted 05.07.2012 | Green
D. R. Tucker

Which genius came up with the term "warmist" to describe those who recognize that anthropogenic climate change is a legitimate problem?

Huckabee Laments GOP's 'Toxic Atmosphere'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

In an interview with an Israeli TV station, Mike Huckabee lamented the current state of the Republican party, stating that the GOP's 'toxic atmosphere...

DeMint Touts 'The Only One Who Could Make It Happen'

Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said Tuesday that a brokered convention wasn't very likely, but the one person who could emerge from it would be Indiana Gov....

The GOP Debate: 20th Time's a Charm

Marvin E. Quasniki | Posted 04.24.2012 | Comedy
Marvin E. Quasniki

The Republican candidates just finished their 20th and (allegedly) final debate. For those keeping score, that's more debates than Santorum kids plus Romney sons plus Gingrich wives plus Paul eyebrows.

Rick Santorum: 'I Made A Mistake'

Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum attempted to explain his vote for former President George W. Bush's hallmark "No Child Left Behind" education reform package at the GOP ...

Laura Bassett

Newt Gingrich Calls Obama An 'Extremist' Who Supported 'Infanticide'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

The Republican presidential candidates Wednesday night, during a GOP debate in Arizona, took shots at President Barack Obama for his pro-choice histor...

Ryan Grim

Rick Santorum Compares Mitt Romney To Michael Dukakis

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

Tired of hearing Mitt Romney crow about his record of balancing the budget while governor of Massachusetts, Rick Santorum delivered what may have been...

Presidents' Day: A Look Back At How Much They Earned

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

The Republican presidential candidates -- particularly Mitt Romney -- have been under pressure to release their tax returns. The topic has gotten plen...

Nonprofits, 2012 Political Game Changers?

Robert Egger | Posted 04.07.2012 | DC
Robert Egger

There are a group of men traveling throughout our economically depressed country, touting visions and presenting plans, each with an atrocious and glaring gap. There's a word for them. That word is "candidate" for president.

WATCH: Bachmann Makes Huge Boast

Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

Former GOP presidential candidate and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) weighed in on the state of the Republican primary race in a recent interview, de...

Jason Cherkis

'We Are The 25 Percent'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It is hard not to be curious about Mitt Romney supporters. The GOP presidential candidate's awkward embrace of the electorate, which has...

News Sources Wondering Who Trump Will Endorse

Posted 02.04.2012 | Media

Donald Trump's pending endorsement of a GOP candidate seems to be sending major media outlets into a tizzy. After news broke on Wednesday that Tru...

The Three Words That Will Cost Mitt Romney the Election

Keli Goff | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

Amidst the temporary distraction of words like "Tiffany's account" and "open marriage" there will likely be three words that we will all remember after the 2012 presidential campaign is long over.

GOP Candidates Prepare For Univision Forum

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 03.25.2012 | Latino Voices

-- Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum will be participating separately in a forum at the Univision TV ne...

Michelangelo Signorile

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson On Why He's Gay Voters' Best Presidential Choice

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.24.2012 | Gay Voices

Former New Mexico GOP Gov. Gary Johnson says he’s the best presidential choice for gay voters -- better than even President Obama -- calling Newt G...