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Dole Is Conservative, Cruz Is Not

David Jenkins | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
David Jenkins

Last week at CPAC, with his cock-sure arrogance on full display, Senator Ted Cruz mocked former Republican presidential nominees Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney as candidates that do not stand on principle.

John McCain: Ted Cruz Should Apologize For 'President Bob Dole' Comment

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to apologize for his "President Bob Dole" comment during Thursday's CPAC speech. Part...

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Vie For Clout With Their Conservative Base

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Republicans vying for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 auditioned Thursday before some of the nation's most ardent cons...

A Power Outage in the White House?

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
D. R. Tucker

Is climate change too much of a psychological challenge for the president? Is it simply too much for him to confront the near-almighty power of the fossil fuel industry and the Republican (and some Democratic) politicians who are that industry's acolytes?

You Can Help McGovern-Dole School Meals Campaign

William Lambers | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

McGovern teamed up with Dole to improve the U.S. national school meals programs, including summer feeding. They knew that the success of this nation, or any other, depends on healthy and educated children.

Dole Reminds Us How Dems-Reps Can Work Together Against Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
William Lambers

Congress needs to take action against hunger and do so in a bipartisan approach.

Turning a Senate Corner?

Carl Pope | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Carl Pope

Once the president regains his footing, he can once again lead the government and Boehner will have nowhere to hide. Nov. 21 was twenty years in the making -- but it came, and it is a very big deal.

Good Spin, Bad Spin: Christie's Tea Party and Obama's Promise

Alan Kelly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

Two topics of politics were rich with Recasts this week as N.J. Gov. Chris Christie ran the table for another term in the Garden State and POTUS surrogates sought to spin the president's oft-repeated Obamacare promise that we can all keep our health insurance.

21 Political Figures You Thought Were Dead -- But Aren't

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Some of these political figures have served their countries longer than you’ve been alive. Some are nearly 100 years old. Some have even been pronou...

Populism vs. Nihilism

Mike Lux | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The contrast between tea party extremism and populist progressives could not be more telling. Both are based in part on the anger tough times stir up, but these two movements are moving in opposite directions.

John Celock

Moderates Could Jump Off GOP Ship In 'Ultraconservative Utopia' | John Celock | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

The civil war between moderate and conservative Republicans in Kansas continues as moderates get behind Democrat Paul Davis to challenge Gov. Sam Brow...

John McCain Is a Liberal?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

When its constituents start referring to Sen. John McCain as a liberal you know the GOP bus has officially careened off the cliff. Let's just visit McCain's record for a second, because perspective and context here is critical.

The Psychology of Neo-McCarthyism

Douglas LaBier | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Douglas LaBier

There are political motives for this odd, self-destructive path. But there's another source worth considering as well: The mental and emotional drivers that may underlie the resurgence of McCarthyism at this particular point in our culture.

The Future of the Senate

Carl Pope | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Carl Pope

The history of how the filibuster has been used in American history shows it to be a tool heavily weighted towards reactionary minorities, short-sighted isolationists, and those who oppose a strong national government.

Top Republican Says Party Is 'Open For Repairs'

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican party is "open for repairs," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday. Former Senate Majorit...

Friday Talking Points -- So You Think You Can Rant?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Lincoln Chaffee is our Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week award-winner. See, Republicans? Not only will you be welcomed, you'll actually get awards for making the trek across the aisle! Step right up, there's room for everyone!

Bon Voyager

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.31.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

If the new crop of conservatives wants the kind of national stage that Bachmann is ceding, they have to jump in the deep end of the nut bowl with a snorkel and a mouthful of garbled sound bytes.

Bob Dole Stops By

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Former GOP Senator: Republicans Need To 'Rethink Their Approach'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) said Tuesday that the Republican Party needs to rethink its approach and agreed with former Senate Majority Leader...

Elise Foley

Bob Dole: GOP Should Be 'Closed For Repairs' | Elise Foley | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Senate Majority Leader and ex-presidential candidate Bob Dole (R-Kan.) said Sunday that he is somewhat dismayed by the current st...

What My Older Friends And I REALLY Talk About Behind Closed Doors

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 06.04.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I was sitting with a group of old girlfriends; old being the operative word. We meet at each other's home, with our husbands, four times a year. Weather permitting, the men play golf while the women stay behind, wolfing down chips, nuts, cheese and crackers and kvetching about how impossible it is to lose weight.

Make March 27th National Nina Turner Day (aka 'Happy Birthday Viagra')

Lester & Charlie | Posted 05.27.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

It was 14 years before anyone came up with another use for Viagra, and that credit goes to Turner, as you can see below. So we proclaim March 27th National Nina Turner Day!

Ed Koch: He Did Just Fine

Howard Barbanel | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York
Howard Barbanel

Ed Koch was a member of The Greatest Generation and not just by accident of birth. He was an American patriot who spent a lifetime serving his country and his city. He wanted to make the world a better place, root out corruption and help people. In this, he was an outstanding success.

How Many Homes Does it Take to Be President?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
Jonathan A. Schein

With another presidential election cycle and inauguration behind us, it might be worth noting something that may be an indicator of which presidential candidate will actually win -- no matter which party he (or she) -- represents.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist And Author Dies

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 01.08.2013 | Media

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Richard Ben Cramer died Jan. 7 of complications from lung cancer. He was 62. Born in Rochester, N.Y., ...