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What Mitt the Movie Tells Us About the Republican Party

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The leap between being surprised on Election Night in 2012 and believing climate change is a hoax is not that big. In both cases, eschewing scientific approaches leads to fundamental misunderstandings of reality.

Redskins GM Leans On GOP Consultants To Deflect 'Ignorant' Questions About Team's Name

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Washington Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen worked with a group of GOP consultants on how to push back against a campaign to change the football t...

Friday Talking Points -- Bullygate

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The big news at the end of this week was New Jersey's Chris Christie trying to navigate a bridge over some very troubled waters. Is Christie now no longer a viable candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination?

Now That the Obamacare Website Is Largely Fixed, It Will Be Spin From Here On In

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Now that November is history, will the Obamacare website work flawlessly from now on? Or, as the president has said, will it at least work for the "vast majority" of people who need to buy insurance on their own?

'Obamacare' vs. 'Affordable Care Act': Why Words Matter

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
Charlene Obernauer

Language is important, and continuing to let Republican strategists run the show is not only dangerous, it's destructive.

WHO Has A Bowling Alley In Their Home?

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 06.17.2013 | HuffPost Home

From the outside, GOP strategist Frank Luntz's house in Brentwood, California is quite modest. But when Los Angeles Magazine shared photos of the home...

GOP Candidates' Top Campaign Issue Will Be Obamacare 'Train Wreck'

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Will the implementation of ObamaCare result in the "train wreck" Max Baucus predicted a few days ago? No. But there will be no shortage of political candidates and high-powered political spin doctors who will be working relentlessly to convince us that it will be.

'Green News Report' - May 2, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.02.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Smartphones and 'Off the Record'

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 07.01.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Speaking "off the record" usually means some form of consent, such as establishing the ground rules between the speaker and the reporter, or between the speaker and the audience. But today "off the record" is becoming a dangerous thing.

Friday Talking Points -- Helium Brains

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Congress just voted overwhelmingly to continue the national helium reserve in the panhandle of Texas. This is a holdover from World War I. Which Congress has never, ever been able to get rid of, for the obvious reason that it is not necessary in the slightest anymore.

Frank Luntz Fires Back After Comments Are Leaked

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Top Republican strategist and pollster Frank Luntz decided not to renew a University of Pennsylvania scholarship for students to travel to Washington,...

GOP Consultant Sounds Warning About Limbaugh In Secret Recording

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Frank Luntz, a top Republican strategist and pollster, called conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh "problematic" in a talk with college students this...

GOP Consultant Sounds Warning About Limbaugh In Secret Recording

Mother Jones | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

Frank Luntz, the media-friendly Republican consultant and word wiz, told a group of college students this week that Rush Limbaugh and right-wing talk ...

Before Rubio, Before Luntz: Meet a Founding Father of Climate Change Denial

David_Halperin | Posted 05.13.2013 | Green
David_Halperin

Republican consultant Frank Luntz, a master of words, made clear in a 2002 GOP strategy memo how conservatives would address the growing threat of climate change: They would simply deny it was happening.

REBRANDING ORWELL

Posted 02.06.2013 | Comedy

Jon Stewart opened Tuesday's "Daily Show" with a pointed rant against what he believes is one of the more cynical parts about Fox News and the Republi...

GOP Pollster: The NRA Isn't Listening

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Frank Luntz, a top Republican strategist and pollster, said Wednesday that the National Rifle Association's recent calls for armed guards to be statio...

Reality Bites: Lessons Learned From Nov. 6

Karen Teegarden | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Karen Teegarden

Negotiating does not mean caving into the Republicans' demand that you meet more than halfway. This election gave the Democrats a mandate to demand that the Republicans meet you more than halfway. We elected you to fight for us and expect nothing less.

The Death Knell of Political Spin

Steve Young | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Steve Young

The conservative media dug up a 1996 video purported to show that Obama was a socialist. Nothing. They tried to resurrect the controversy over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Nada. "We built that!" -- a waste of the convention banner budget.

'That's The Difference Between Rich Democrats & Rich Republicans...'

Posted 10.06.2012 | Comedy

There were numerous contentious moments in Bill Maher's "Real Time" interview with conservative pollster Frank Luntz, but perhaps the most compelling ...

Paul Ryan, Other Republicans Need to Come Clean About the Night of Obama's Inauguration

Alvin McEwen | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

Ryan and Mitt Romney claim to be America's comeback team, but that claim is extremely specious if Ryan helped to orchestrate something which put America in a position to need a comeback in the first place.

Frank Luntz: Romney Has To Do More (And How Frank Learned To Drive)

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Frank Luntz called. The Republican political strategist wanted to talk about a focus group that he conducted Sunday afternoon, which wa...

Sam Stein

GOP-Backed Study Shows Broad Support For Gun Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A survey of National Rifle Association members and non-affiliated gun owners conducted by a prominent Republican pollster shows that the...

GOP's Extraordinarily Absurd Crimes Against American English

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Mitt may lack passion when it comes to empathizing with humans, but his love of the words "extraordinary" and "extraordinarily" knows no bounds.

How Frank Luntz Is Killing the GOP

Brett C. Di Resta | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Brett C. Di Resta

Another problem with winning with Luntz-style politics is that it has led to hubris; Republicans believe they can talk their way out of anything. Just look at their strategy in the war against women.

Five Right-Wing Political Obstacles That Must Be Sidelined

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The first midterm election in the post-Citizens United universe was a Republican rout. Going into 2012 I fear that the smug predictions of an inevitable Obama reelection are premature.