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Dem Apologizes After 'Trail Of Tears' Tweet

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) became the latest politician to make a Twitter gaffe on Thursday night when he analogized the feelings of Iowa State Univer...

Astrology: Round #2 of the Presidential Debate

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Larry Schwimmer

Both candidates exhibited their anger and dislike for the other. At the last debate there was only one opponent in the ring. In this debate was saw an energized, agitated Barack Obama climb in the ring, punching and counter-punching from the opening bell.

Veep Debate: Ready to Rumble?

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Tomorrow night's debate should prove to be a fascinating one. It may get downright brutal at times. Both Ryan and Biden are fully capable of going for the jugular, and the Obama team knows it is in a slump.

Jason Linkins

Mitt's A Real Nowhere Man: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Sept. 21

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

At the Values Voter Summit this past weekend, GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan lit into President Barack Obama for his propensity for making ...

Secret Tapes Offer Inside Look at the Real Mitt Romney

Brittney Bullock | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Brittney Bullock

The content of these leaks have certainly agitated this news cycle, but I don't find it particularly shocking or even remotely enlightening. I don't think it's far-fetched to say that many Americans have known for some time now that these are the kinds of things Romney really believes.

Mitt Romney: Unfit to Be President

Ethan Rome | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

You can't be president of the United States if you don't want to be the president of everyone, but that's what Republican candidate Mitt Romney said in a remarkably arrogant speech to a closed-door high-donor fundraiser -- all captured on video.

We Are the 47 Percent!

Monica Bauer | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Monica Bauer

The Obama campaign is now kicking itself for having spent millions in ads to tell voters that Mitt Romney's an uncaring gazillionaire who likes to fire people and send jobs to China. Had they only known, they could have simply waited for this video to come out.

The 47 Percent

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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The Unlovables: Romney-Ryan 2012

Mark Cassello | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics
Mark Cassello

Like all things Romney, the choice of Paul Ryan as his vice presidential pick is thoroughly calculated and entirely dull. They need to shift away from policy and engage in a serious charm offensive if they want to take the White House in 2012.

Were Biden's Remarks Truly a Gaffe?

Byron Williams | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Byron Williams

In the current political season, where obfuscation of serious policy concerns is the preferred modus operandi, it is easy to conclude Biden is guilty of a gaffe. But what exactly was the gaffe?

Mitt Romney Is A 'Big Fan' of Vaginas... err Papaya

Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

What's so funny about papayas? That's probably what presidential candidate Mitt Romney was asking himself as he finished up an interview with Miami...

Jason Linkins

Romney Spox Andrea Saul Gets Pilloried For Mentioning Candidate's Most Important Achievement

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

So, it's come to this. Today, a spokeswoman for Mitt Romney responded to an attack ad disseminated by a super PAC supporting President Barack Obama. T...

LOOK: Fox Sports Makes HUGE Gaffe

Posted 08.06.2012 | Media

It might be time to break out the atlas over at FoxSports.com. On Monday afternoon, a huge headline for a story about Hamid Soryan's gold medal in ...

Obama: 'There Will Be No Shortages Of Gaffes' This Cycle

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama opened his first major economic speech of the general election making light of his recent remark that the private sector is "do...

WATCH: Stewart Rips Gaffe-Obsessed Media

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 08.12.2012 | Comedy

On Monday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart found himself longing for the election seasons of yore, when a simple "read my lips" was enough fodder to ...

The Real Solyndra Scandal

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green

Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.), the 20-term incumbent facing a surprisingly competitive race in California's 15th congressional district, drew headlines r...

OOPS: Does 'Montomayor' Top The List Of Perry Gaffes?

Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

No candidate in the GOP presidential field has had quite as many notable gaffes as Governor Rick Perry (R-Texas). From his infamous forgetfulness at a...

Fox Anchor's Big On-Air Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Tim Stenovec | Posted 07.02.2011 | Media

In his excitement following President Obama's speech Sunday night announcing the death of Osama Bin Laden, one Washington, D.C. Fox news anchor misspo...

WATCH: Tom Tancredo's Greatest Hits (VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Tom Tancredo has made headlines recently for his less-than-courteous involvement in the Colorado gubernatorial race. From threatening current GOP can...

When the Ink Clears: A Second Peek at Palm-Gate

Stefan Sirucek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stefan Sirucek

To America's comedians Sarah Palin is the gift that keeps on giving; to pundits she's the political actor who keeps on fascinating. Yet for all the coverage of the crib notes gaffe, a lot of people missed the point.

Friday Talking Points [107] -- What A Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Much of the frenzied activity took place this week behind closed doors (and most decidedly not on C-SPAN), as health care reform entered its final negotiating phase.

Harry's "Washington Gaffe"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the exception of one poorly-chosen word, it seems to me to fit the classic definition of a "Washington gaffe" -- accidentally speaking a bald truth, and having to immediately apologize for such unseemliness.

A Chance For You To Squander Your Time on Earth Like I Just Did

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

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How Joe Biden Became Gaffe-Proof

Slate | Christopher Beam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Joe Biden described an Obama ad attacking John McCain's inability to use a computer as "terrible," the world acted as if the Joe-pocalypse had fi...

Friday Talking Points [48] -- Throwing Out The Rulebook

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Back in Volume 36 of this Friday Talking Points column, I pointed out what seemed to me to be an obvious observation -- that the media was going a lot...