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Jason Linkins

Hillary Clinton Welcomes Back Letterman With A Funny

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Dave has been off the air for eight long weeks because of the writers' strike. Tonight he's back. Oh well, all good things come to an end." That's...

Thomas B. Edsall

Mitt Romney Down For The Count?

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney, who a month ago believed his victories in Iowa and New Hampshire were bought and paid for, is now scrambling to remain competitive in bot...

Jason Linkins

Scarborough Assesses The Electoral Impact of Bhutto Assassination

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough offered a somewhat blinkered assessment of how the assassination of Benazir Bhutto will impact the 2008 presidential race. Th...

Jason Linkins

Maybe Kris Kobach Is What's The Matter With Kansas

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If, indeed, power corrupts, then what bulwark does the public have when absolute power tries to corrupt absolutely? One vital defense, it seems, is t...

Max Follmer

Obama Rivals Say Des Moines Register Poll Can't Be Trusted

HuffingtonPost.com | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ames, Iowa -- Playing down the importance of the Des Moines Register Iowa Poll - Hillary Clinton booster and former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack cited two ot...

Jason Linkins

The New Clinton Frame: Fear Of The Unexpected

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As has been previously discussed, the Clinton campaign has offered up a new campaign frame as we head to the zero hour for the first caucus in Iowa: s...

Marc Cooper

Obama Unpacks Closing One-Two Punch

HuffingtonPost.com | Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Clinton, Iowa -- Barack Obama unveiled his closing act in the run-up to the January 3 caucuses and it's a heady mix of soaring promises, inspirationa...

Jason Linkins

Huckabee Lays Waste To Area Fauna

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nothing quite captures the pomp and pageantry of the Iowa Caucuses as well as that moment when one of the candidates trudges out into some snow-covere...

Jason Linkins

Chris Matthews Imitates Vampires, Flunks Geography

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The truly sublime moments of MSNBC's Hardball come whenever host Chris Matthews finds himself hurtling headlong into some piece of absurdist schtick t...

Thomas B. Edsall

When Magic Backed Hillary, Did Money Buy Love?

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In late-March 2007, Earvin "Magic" Johnson made his first ever contribution to a presidential campaign -- $2,300 to Barack Obama. No formal endorseme...

Marc Cooper

Obama Slugs Back At "Trial Lawyer" Edwards

HuffingtonPost.com | Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Des Moines, Iowa-- As the John Edwards campaign shows beefed-up muscle going into the last days of the caucus race, rival Barack Obama is concentratin...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Good morning and happy new year. As you might have heard, we're just a few days away from the Iowa Caucuses, so today will be our last chance to cons...

Marc Cooper

Joe Biden: Dem Rivals "Not Making Sense" On Bhutto Murder

HuffingtonPost.com | Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Council Bluffs, Iowa - Presidential candidate Senator Joe Biden took the occasion of the assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto ...

Sam Stein

Huckabee Pleads Poverty As He Takes Cash For Speeches

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the midst of his presidential campaign, GOP frontrunner Mike Huckabee has continued to accept tens of thousands of dollars in speaking fees primari...

Jason Linkins

BeckWatch: Cheerleaders On Vacation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just because Glenn Beck is taking a break for some "much needed rest" doesn't mean the man cannot continue to be a vital pivot point for all sorts of ...

Max Follmer

Edwards: Internet Fundraising Up, But How Much?

HuffingtonPost.com | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Edwards, working to overcome his third-place showing in the Des Moines Register poll, turned the topic to fundraising Tuesday, with his Iowa stat...

Thomas B. Edsall

Fiery Edwards Rhetoric Pulling Males Away From Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The three-way Democratic contest in Iowa has taken on a new shape. John Edwards and Barack Obama are fiercely battling for the mantle of populist chan...

Marc Cooper

Will Edwards Really Win Iowa?

HuffingtonPost.com | Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

East Des Moines, Iowa -- By local weather standards, it's a great Sunday morning. Bitter cold but no snow and no wind. And Alise Roderer, a young fie...

Marc Cooper

Edwards Radicalizes Anti-Corporate Pitch

HuffingtonPost.com | Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dubuque, Iowa - Amid a heavy snow storm Friday afternoon, an overflow crowd of several hundred supporters bundled into a meeting hall in this economi...

Sam Stein

Obama And Clinton Delicately Spar In Wake Of Bhutto's Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The early expressions of sorrow over the assassination of former Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto on Thursday morning turned into delicate and carefull...

Sam Stein

Clinton Lists 230 Foreign Policy Gurus Backing Her

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has released a list of more than 230 foreign policy figures in support of her campaign, including 160 ...

Marc Cooper

Obama Rides Wave of Latest Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Des Moines, Iowa-- Buoyed by a widening, seven-point lead in the latest and most respected state poll, the Barack Obama campaign today saw a routine g...

Jason Linkins

Bill Kristol Blathers, A New York Times Preview

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, as you might have heard, Time Magazine's gain became the New York Times' loss this week, as the Grey Lady, proving it's learned absolutely nothing...

Marc Cooper

Hillary's Final Strategy: Be Afraid

HuffingtonPost.com | Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Eldridge, Iowa - Barack Obama and John Edwards might want to change the world. But Hillary Clinton wants to protect you against it. That's the unmist...

Sam Stein

Post X-Mas Poll Shows Nomination Race As Tight As Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A few days removed from the Christmas Break and the Democratic race for the presidential nomination is as tight as ever. In a recently released Bloom...