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2012 Presidential Election

My Parents' Mixed Marriage

John Merrow | Posted 06.14.2011 | Education
John Merrow

If Republican politicians honestly wanted to strengthen America, they would be urging dual language public schools.

A New Values Debate For 2012

Rev. Jennifer Butler | Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jennifer Butler

Conventional wisdom about faith and politics usually (and falsely) divides "values voters" opposed to abortion and gay marriage from those focused on kitchen-table issues like jobs and taxes.

Tim Pawlenty: 'I'm Running For President'

Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated. Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty told CNN that he is running for President. Pawlenty made the straight-forward pr...

Republicans Aren't Falling in Line in 2012

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Bill Clinton's oft-quoted remark that, when choosing their candidate, "Democrats fall in love; Republicans fall in line" was a clever way to describe the nominating process for most of the last few decades. But it may be changing in 2012.

How Would a President Donald Trump Address Homelessness?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 06.11.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Would the altruistic side of this billionaire influence a Trump administration?

I'm In, but Without Any Enthusiasm

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

While the good news for Democrats is that Obama may be in a relatively strong position to get reelected, the bad news for progressives is he is now clearly just another Democrat with little real ability to inspire or bring about real change.

The GOP Makes Obama's Reelection Easier by the Day

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

In recent months the GOP has come to Obama's rescue. In rapid succession it has ticked off millions with its bellicose threat to meat-ax spending on every vital government program around and even threaten to shut down the government.

WATCH: HuffPost's Alex Wagner Discusses Donald Trump On MSNBC

Huff TV | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Alex Wagner appear on 'The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell' on Thursday night to discuss Donald Trump's recent embrace of birther-ism. "...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Talks Government Funding Negotiations On MSNBC

Huff TV | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared Thursday night on 'The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell' to discuss government funding negotiations and the possib...

WATCH: HuffPost's Alex Wagner Talks O'Reilly And Palin On MSNBC

Huff TV | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

The Huffington Post's Alex Wagner appeared on 'The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell' Tuesday night to discuss Bill O'Reilly's recent comments critici...

Haley Barbour Endorses Union Victory in the Civil War

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Barbour's statement is significant for two reasons: First, it sounds like the Mississippi governor is indeed running for the GOP presidential nomination. Second, it suggests his state has changed considerably since the 1960s.

Republican Positioning for 2012

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.27.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Republican Party is increasingly difficult to unify behind a single candidate. By this time in the 2008, 2000, and 1996 election cycles there was already a clear front runner.

Jason Linkins

The Disappearing Tweets Of Newt Gingrich | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now that Newt Gingrich understands that his past statements are going to extensively mined for evidence of flipping and flopping, it makes sense that ...

Barbour Flirts With CA Press, Ducks Key Questions

Phil Trounstine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Trounstine

Haley Barbour on Saturday ducked oil drilling off the California coast and a path to citizenship for immigrants living and working here illegally.

GOP Considering Selling TV Rights For Presidential Debates

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Washington (CNN) -- The Republican National Committee is considering sanctioning the GOP presidential primary debates and then selling the broadcast r...

Who Can Beat Obama?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

There are only two real possibilities to make a race against Obama competitive: Mitt Romney and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee.

Jason Linkins

Michael Bloomberg Won't Be Running For President In 2012, Apparently | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It seems like only months ago that the internet was buzzing anew with the rumors that Michael Bloomberg might run for president of these United States...

Newt Gingrich Reportedly Moving Closer To Presidential Run

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich intends to take a formal step toward entering the 2012 presidential race within the next two wee...

Amanda Terkel

Mitch Daniels: Don't Focus On My Time As Bush's Budget Director | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-Ind.) is known as a strong fiscal conservative, a top selling point for a potential presidential run. But before h...

Jason Linkins

Star GOP Senator Makes Presidential Statement | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After spending the past two weeks taking two steps back for every one step forward in terms of making a run for the presidency, South Dakota Republica...

Mike Huckabee Is Sarah Palin's Serious Competition For 2012

Politics Daily | December 09,| 9:00 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin may have met her political match in Mike Huckabee. Both are currently criss-crossing the country on book tours. Both hold degrees in co...

Michael Bloomberg Addresses Rumored Presidential Bid

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Sunday revisited the subject of his possible aspirations for higher office, offering a definitive "no way,...

How Sarah Palin Learned To Love Facebook

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the longest time, Sarah Palin was leery of Facebook. Some of the comments left on her page during the 2008 vice-presidential campaign were so with...

Potential GOP Presidential Contenders Line Up Against Major Obama Initiative

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans weighing a White House bid fiercely oppose a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia and stand in stark contrast to two pre...

Dan Rather: Obama Could Get Serious Primary Challenge In 2012

Politics Daily | December 02,| 12:51 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather is predicting that if the Bush tax cuts are extended for two years (as now appears likely) President Obama...