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Campaign 2012

Michele Bachmann Among 'Worst Bosses On Capitol Hill'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

The congressional office of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) maintains one of the highest staff turnover rates, according to a report from the Washingt...

Rick Perry Has His Eye On Washington

KHOU | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

The governor supports pursuing some form of "tax relief" rather than increased spending, and points to the federal government while making his case....

How We Win

Craig Fleishman | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Craig Fleishman

Republicans ought to understand that while this election was a repudiation of their candidate, it is also a strong validation of some of the techniques and practices they profess to revere.

My Electoral Journey From Moderation to Outrage

David Mednicoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Mednicoff

I started this national election campaign as a supporter of Obama for three reasons that had to do with concrete political positions, in part drawn from knowledge of issues I have worked for decades to master.

Superstorm Sandy and America's Politics as Usual

Rory O'Connor | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics
Rory O'Connor

Here in Manhattan, the nation's financial and media capital and all-around nerve center, the bridges and tunnels connecting the island to the rest of the region have finally reopened, and the transit system is just beginning to restore service. Soon, we are told, everything will be "back to normal."

Why Does Neither Candidate Have A Real Plan To Fix The Jobs Crisis?

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 12.28.2012 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

The single-most important economic issue of our time has been largely ignored in the course of this dispiriting presidential campaign, namely, the need to generate tens of millions of quality paychecks in an economy now decades removed from having enough of them.

Friday Talking Points -- Frankenstorm! Hank for Senate!

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Maybe it's just me, but it seems we've entered a lull in the election. Maybe it's just my own exhaustion with our quadrennial political circus, but it seems things have settled in for the bitter end of the campaign.

Sam Stein

Presidential Campaigns Waste Money On TV Ads As Saturated Voters Tune Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sensing that voters in his state are fed up with political ads, Ohio Rep. Jim Renacci adopted a novel approach for the final days of his...

Mr. Romney, Why Settle for Being a Monday Morning Presidential Candidate?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Mr. Romney, "Don't settle for being a Monday morning quarterback to President Obama." Instead of picking apart what President Obama did wrong or fa...

Why Both Campaigns Are Doing It Wrong -- and Why It Is Too Late to Fix It

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 12.23.2012 | College
Gregoris Kalai

Now more than ever, Americans are hungry for a truly great leader. However, the current presidential race more closely resembles a high-school popularity contest rather than a race to lead a great nation.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Generational First: No Mention of Climate At Debates

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 10.23.2012 | Green

History was made at the third and final presidential debate at Lynn University on Monday night. President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, ...

Can A Debate On Foreign Policy Ignore Global Warming?

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

Bob Schieffer, the chief Washington correspondent for CBS News and the moderator of this evening's affair, has an opportunity to force the candidates to speak to the issue on the record. If that doesn't happen, and climate change goes unmentioned, it will be the first time in nearly two decades of presidential debates that the topic has been ignored.

Joe Biden's Football Tale Is Intercepted

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.17.2012 | Sports

As sportswriter Grantland Rice is credited with saying in one form or another, "It's not that you won or lost, but how you played the game." In Vic...

How This Campaign Season Is Different Than Others, From Donna Brazile (WATCH)

Posted 08.20.2013 | MarloThomas

When Donna Brazile, Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee joined me on Mondays With Marlo, she spoke about how technological advancements, n...

Campaigns Speciously Court Coal Country

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 01.08.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

It should come as no surprise that both President Barack Obama and the Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, are eagerly positioning themselves as "friends of coal." But the truth is, neither man has a legitimate claim to the title.

Why Biden Won

Robert Reich | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Biden not only trounced Ryan, but also, in the process, trounced Romney.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Obama's Record On Climate Change Under Scrutiny

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green

"I think I missed the part where they discussed the Arctic melting," the environmentalist and author Bill McKibben recently quipped. A tireless sp...

Maintaining US Leadership in the United Nations

Nancy E. Soderberg | Posted 12.10.2012 | World
Nancy E. Soderberg

As a founding member of the United Nations, the United States has a responsibility to uphold and promote universal human rights norms.

Romney's Compassion Problem

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

Somewhere between his traditional social circle and the broader world -- a place inhabited by strangers whose jobs might require elimination in pursuit of profit -- Romney seems to lose emotional regard for the troubles of others.

Mitt Romney Can Lose for Winning

Brian Ross | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Brian Ross

Mitt Romney won last night's debate by pundit scorecards. He'll lose the week, though, as the media begins to digest his claims and press him for the specifics of his "plan" at odds with his last eighteen months of campaigning, and frequently, reality.

Citizens Want Candidates Challenged On Climate Change

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 01.08.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

Will the candidates be asked to lay out their positions on global warming at Wednesday's debate -- and to defend those positions to an American electorate that deserves answers? What would you ask them?

Trash Talk in Political Campaign Helps No One

Laura Stepp | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Laura Stepp

As the political conversation gets nastier and nastier, you have to wonder, did we do right to tell our children when they got upset to "Use your words, not your fists"?

Alex Becker

Joe Biden: How Can Romney 'Be So Profoundly Wrong'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Becker | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

HANOVER, N.H. -- Vice President Joe Biden took the stage to the cheers of roughly 1,300 students and local residents at Dartmouth College on Friday to...

Dear Daughter: Romney Seems To Hope I Vote With My Hormones

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

This ad seems based on the assumption that addressing women -- specifically mothers -- by name, is the same as addressing their needs.

2012 Electoral Math -- Obama's Bounce

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The big question in the next few weeks will be if Obama's impressive convention bounce will hold or fade away. This will set the stage for the first presidential debate, which could prove to be decisive.