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2012 Presidential Election

Tyler joins Gingrich PAC, big ad buy imminent

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsWinning Our Future, the super PAC recently set up to boost Newt Gingrich's campaign, has recruited long time Gingrich...

The Presidency: Character, Competence, Charisma and Cash

Terry Newell | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Terry Newell

As we head toward 2012, the American public seems underwhelmed by its choices for president. Charisma and cash seem, once again, to be trumping character and competence.

The Delusion of a Radical Center

Robert Kuttner | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

A well-funded, faux-reformist group known as Americans Elect is promoting a third party presidential candidacy and anticipates qualifying its candidate to be on the ballot in nearly all states.

Obama Needs More Involuntary Head-Nods

Eliot Daley | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Eliot Daley

Maybe, just maybe, President Obama is finally shaking off his subdued demeanor and will resume the kind of soul-stirring leadership stance that carried him into office.

Last Person to Pay Attention to Donald Trump Dies Peacefully at Home

Spencer Green | Posted 02.12.2012 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Gordon Mellifleck, the last known person to have paid attention to anything Donald Trump had to say, died peacefully at his home in Scottsbluff, Nebra...

Obama Could Win Big In Conservative State

Patch.com | By Shawn Drury | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

When leaders of the Republican Party look at an electoral map and decide which states are firmly are in their column, South Carolina is one of the fir...

The "Obama Must Go" Crowd is Growing

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

But in addition to the sane ones who resented and loathed Obama from the start of his charade, there's also a growing groundswell of Independents and Dems waking up finally and even union people who see that "the Obama experiment" may end very badly indeed.

Republican Slugfest

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The ultimate winner of the Republican nomination will have to unite a battered party in order to defeat President Barack Obama. And they will have to keep Congressman Ron Paul from declaring as a third party candidate, which is a real possibility.

The GOP Candidates Do Monty Python's "Four Yorkshiremen"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The debate turned into Monty Python's hilarious "Four Yorkshiremen" sketch where a bunch of snooty aristocrats wax nostalgic about their difficult upbringings, trying to out-poor each other with one absurd claim after another.

Top 5 Moments From the Iowa Debate: Bachmann, Romney's $10K Bet, Twitter Frenzy and More

Lili Gil | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics
Lili Gil

I was one of those few thousands of Americans who traded a night-out-on-the town for watching the GOP debate Saturday night. Here is my recount of the top five moments you missed while you were socializing.

'Hope' Ain't Dead Yet

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

My faith and hope for our country was temporarily restored when I listened to and read the text of Obama's speech on income inequality at a high school in Osawatomie, Kansas.

Donald Trump's Irrelevance Must Be Killing Him

Andy Ostroy | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What do Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman have in common? Besides seeking the Republican presidential nomination, they've all just very painfully reminded Donald Trump just how politically irrelevant he truly is.

Paul Blumenthal

What Can Cain Do With Leftover Campaign Funds?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Saturday afternoon embattled presidential candidate Herman Cain announced the suspension of his campaign amid allegations of sexual h...

This Is Why Romney Won't Win the GOP Nomination

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Mitt Romney, the 1%'er who was born on 3rd base and thinks he hit a triple, apparently suffers from an entitlement disorder so profound that it makes him believe he can run for president of the United States and not be challenged to explain his positions.

Hubris, Hubris, Hubris. Explaining Herman Cain's Downfall

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What's surprising, and inexplicable, is why someone with a walk-in closet full of skeletons would run for high office, thereby putting at grave risk his family, career and reputation. The only answer that makes any sense is hubris. And a massive dose of it.

Third Party Makes 2012 Colorado Ballot

Posted 11.30.2011 | Denver

Americans Elect, a group dedicated to nominating an independent presidential candidate, announced yesterday they had secured a spot on the 2012 Colora...

A Look Back At Bachmann's Debate Blunders

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

During an interview with NPR's Morning Edition last week, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) claimed that she had yet to make an error in any of the GOP ...

The Cain Mutiny

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

There's only one thing that can actually make Newt Gingrich's history of marital infidelity seem trite, and its name is Herman Cain. The man who gave us bad pizza and an even cheesier tax overhaul plan is once again at the center of a new sex scandal.

Gay Rights and the U.S. Supreme Court

Laurence Watts | Posted 01.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Laurence Watts

Unless gay men and women reengage themselves with U.S. politics, they could face an unfriendly president and Senate after November 2012, just when key gay rights cases arrive at the U.S. Supreme Court.

An Odd Thanksgiving Proposal: Let's Go Back to Torturing Detainees

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

A disturbing trend among some Republicans lately, as we saw in last night's debate, is to treat any terror-related crime as something completely new and different, which needn't comply with even our most basic sense of decency, let alone U.S. law.

Dave Jamieson

Newt Gingrich's Cavalier View Of Janitorial Work Challenged By Facts

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich argued at an address at Harvard University last week that American school systems should...

Jon Ward

Militant Mitt: GOP Candidate Blasts Obama Over Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party is divided like never before on the issue of U.S. foreign policy, with rifts over foreign engagement, Pentagon budgeting and the ...

Students As School Janitors? This Politician Thinks So

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.21.2011 | Education

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich gave some insight into why he believes child labor laws condemn poor children to remain in poverty in ...

Jason Cherkis

Lobbying Firm Memo Expresses Angst Over Occupy Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A lobbying firm has prepared a memo offering advice to its Wall Street clients to help them manage any political fallout from Occupy Wal...

Jason Cherkis

What Has Ex-Gingrich Aide Surprised?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

Rick Tyler, the former spokesman for Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign, said he is "surprised" that his former employer has made a comeback. "I...