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2012 Primary

Mitt Romney and the Wealth Answer

Mark Cassello | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
Mark Cassello

It is not Romney's wealth that makes him unable to relate. It is his incapacity to acknowledge the privileged position from which he began.

The Rise of the Anti-Intellectual Movement

Erin White | Posted 06.06.2012 | College
Erin White

Why would a potential president of the United States want Americans to be less educated?

Ubiquitous Hypocrisy on Health Care and the Individual Mandate

Anthony Gregory | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

Is an individual mandate in the name of guaranteeing universal coverage, an example of socialism? Look in a mirror, Mitt, Newt and Rick. If it's socialism when Obama does it, what does that make you?

Do You Really Know Why You Hate the Incumbent?

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Art Markman, Ph.D.

We often believe that we understand things better than we do, and we often elect politicians without knowing why we like one and dislike the other.

Sam Stein

Ron Paul, Rick Santorum Suggest Foul Play From Romney Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney scored two minor but symbolically important victories on Saturday -- a first-place finish in the CPAC Straw poll and a win in the Maine ca...

'It's A Sign Of A Party That Does Not Yet Know Its Path'

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — From the start, it's been a roller-coaster race for the Republican presidential nomination. GOP primary voters can catch the...

Calling New Hampshire's Primary

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Iit's time to haul out the old crystal ball and attempt to predict what's going to happen. If you hate these types of speculative wonktastic articles, then I strongly advise you to just close this article right now.

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: The Undecided Voter In New Hampshire

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

BRADFORD, N.H. -- Jon Marden has a problem. The New Hampshire primary is today and the registered Republican can't decide who to vote for. It isn'...

Sam Stein

Jon Huntsman: Mitt Romney Would Be An Agent For The Big Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

LEBANON, N.H. -- Hoping to establish a competitive position once the Republican presidential primary contest shifts its focus from Iowa to New Hampshi...

Predicting Iowa

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This year we'll only be offering up picks for the Republican side all year, until we get to the general election. So, let's wipe the slate clean, dust off the crystal ball, and dive right into the 2012 election cycle!

Behind The Tea Party's Electoral Evolution

Reuters | Nick Carey | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

Interviews with activists across 20 U.S. states indicate that Tea Party groups, far from fading, have evolved into an increasingly sophisticated and e...

Elise Foley

Ron Paul's Gingrich Attack Ad Cites Phony Figures

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

Ron Paul's new ad attacking Newt Gingrich exaggerates Gingrich's net worth when he left Congress in 1998. The ad, released Sunday, calls Gingrich...

John Celock

States Play Musical Chairs With Calendar

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Dwindling state revenues and new federal election laws are among the reasons states have been changing the dates of primary elections in 2012. As more...

Candidates Turning Up The Heat In New Hampshire, Iowa

AP | KASIE HUNT AND STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Trading accusations of greed, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich challenged each other Monday to return millions made in private b...

Speculation Builds Over Potential Third-Party Runs

The Los Angeles Times | Michael A. Memoli | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

The Republican race for president seems -- for the moment -- to be increasingly a contest between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. And with fewer than f...

'Newt Did Himself Significant Harm'

Posted 11.24.2011 | Politics

By SHANNON McCAFFREY, The Associated Press ATLANTA -- Newt Gingrich has charged into the fray over undocumented immigration, risking conservative i...

John Celock

Two States Likely To Host Multiple 2012 Primaries

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

A series of disputes is likely to send voters in two states to the polls more than once for 2012 party primaries. An impasse among Ohio legislator...

For One GOP Candidate, An Issue Of Excess Baggage

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Newt Gingrich is schlepping some supersized luggage along as his Republican presidential campaign takes off: He's got trunkloads of...

GOP Candidates Eye Slashing Court Power

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Most of the Republican presidential candidates want to wipe away lifetime tenure for federal judges, cut the budgets of courts that...

Republican Presidential Candidates, Obama And Biden React To Occupy Wall Street Protests

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

The Occupy Wall Street protests that began in mid-September as a small group of demonstrators camped out near the New York Stock Exchange has spread a...

Mitt Romney Could Face Fire For Flip-Flops

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney faced relentless criticism four years ago for changing his positions on abortion and gay rights and equivocating on other is...

WATCH: GOP Presidential Candidates, Obama React To Shocking Incident

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

At the Fox News/Google GOP presidential debate held on September 22, members of the audience booed after an openly gay soldier serving in Iraq present...

Controversial Move By Florida May Spark Early Primary Start

AP | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- So much for pushing back the start of primary season. Despite efforts by both political parties to avoid a repeat of 2008 by delaying e...

Rick Perry Goes On Offense Against Mitt Romney

Luke Johnson | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

Rick Perry's campaign released an ad Sunday attacking Mitt Romney for changing a passage in his book, No Apology, that deals with the health care refo...

Jon Ward

Republican Anxiety Building Over Crop Of 2012 Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Republican angst about 2012 is growing. Nearly three months into the year, it appears the GOP field of presidential candidates is nar...