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2012 Presidential Election

The Jewish Problem With Obama: Part Three of Five

Edward Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Edward Klein

"If you refuse these demands," Hillary told Netanyahu, according to our sources, "the United States government will conclude that [America and Israel] no longer share the same interests."

The Jewish Problem With Obama: Part Two of Five

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Understandably, some American Jews were annoyed that Obama had failed to include Israel in his July 2009 Mideast trip. But what rankled them even more was that the president seemed to adopt the Arab narrative to explain the existence of Israel.

The Jewish Problem With Obama: Part One of Five

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Z. Chesnoff

A sizable number of American Jews are having a serious case of buyer's remorse when it comes to Barack Obama.

Potential GOP Presidential Candidates Speak Through Fox News, Rarely On Other Networks

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If the presidential election were to be held this November instead of in 2012, odds are that the Republican contender would be employed by Fox News. T...

Extremism, the Makeover, and Election 2010

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Not long ago, a passing familiarity with Bible verses, a flair for rhetoric, and hunger for a following could be enough to land someone in a small-tow...

Mitch Daniels, 2012's Answer to Fred Thompson

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

"Everybody agreed that Galba would make an excellent emperor, until he became emperor." Substitute "became emperor" with "formed an exploratory committee to run for president," and you have Mitch Daniels circa fall 2011.

Haley Barbour: Potential 2012 GOP Presidential Candidate Begins Iowa Mail Campaign

Politico | Jonathan Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour insists he won't think about a possible 2012 presidential bid until after this year's election, but he's already taking...

GOP Approves Changes To 2012 Primary Calendar

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Republican National Committee has approved a 2012 presidential primary calendar in which caucuses and primaries begin aft...

Palin vs. Obama: It Could Happen and It Could Be a Close Election

Robert Guttman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Guttman

In a so far weak Republican field of presidential possibilities Palin stands out as the top dog. Other serious GOP candidates better start taking her seriously and get in the game quickly before she has a lead that can't be beaten.

Newt Gingrich 2012: How Close Is The Former House Speaker To Deciding Whether To Run?

Erin Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the weekend former House Speaker Newt Gingrich hinted about his timeline for a presidential run in 2012, saying that he would make his decision i...

Sam Stein Discusses "The Bush Revival" On MSNBC (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein went on MSNBC this morning to discuss his recent article, The Bush Revival: How Jeb, Rove, Gillespie Are Leading Th...

Is Sarah Palin an Ignoramus or a Cynic?

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

Sowell's bizarre analogy aside, why did Palin recommend this crack-pot article to her followers? Does she actually not know the history of Nazism and the real significance of Hitler's dictatorship?

Jerry Brown's Long and Winding Road

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

The fact is that a lot of good things got done when Jerry Brown was California's governor. And he also made some notable mistakes. Which he acknowledges, but I think he should talk more about.

10 Key Things To Know About The High-Stakes California Governor's Race

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

The hand-picked candidate of Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney, billionaire Meg Whitman, is already shattering all spending records in her bid to win the governorship.

Obama in 2012 -- Why He's a 3-1 Favorite

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mark Green

While it's hard enough to predict tomorrow's weather or the 2010 midterms, here's an objective morning line on the 2012 presidential race based on three criteria and three variables. Why should Nate Silver have all the fun?

Rick Santorum: Heed the Teachings of Your Church

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

As a Catholic, Santorum should be well aware that there isn't any controversy within his church about evolution.

2012 Is Here: Let the Games Begin!

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linnie Frank Bailey

The question is: Is Evan Bayh really getting out of the game, or just starting it?

Obama Re-Election: Majority Don't Think President Deserves Second Term, According To CNN Poll

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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Palin Is Obama's Secret Weapon

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Sarah Palin may turn out to be Obama's greatest political asset. Polls show that Obama is the most polarizing Democrat since Truman. Palin, in turn, is the most polarizing Republican since Lincoln.

Mitt Romney Names Top Aide Matt Rhoades To Head His PAC

CNN | Peter Hamby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney took another step towards an increasingly likely 2012 presidential bid Monday by naming Matt Rhoades the executive director of his politic...

Lou Dobbs: 2012 Presidential Run Not 'Crazy'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On WTOP this morning, former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs continued to fuel speculation that he will run for president in 2012. Glenn Thrush reports: When ...

Teflon Dick: How Cheney Uses Media For Protection

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Dick Cheney has committed unconstrained, and as yet unprosecuted offenses, that include circumventing the Constitution and lying the nation into war.

Santorum Mulling Presidential Bid, Says Palin Will 'Have To Do Some Explaining If She Runs'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Sen. Rick Santorum told ABC News on Monday that he's "absolutely" considering running for president. Asked if former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin w...

Will the GOP Nominate a Climate Change Denier in 2012?

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

Of the early contenders for the Republican nomination, five outright deny or question climate science, while the remaining three are opposed to all meaningful action.

Mike Huckabee Leaning Against Presidential Run In 2012

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he's leaning slightly against running for president in 2012 but says it's far too early to ...