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Gop Primary 2012

WATCH: A Look Back At How Mitt Got The Nomination

Posted 10.22.2012 | Comedy

Mitt Romney is slowly gaining ground in the polls as we draw closer to Election Day. But why should we be surprised? After all, Mitt Romney beat out s...

Hard Luck Mitt Romney Can't Get No Respect

Mario Almonte | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Mario Almonte

Mitt Romney appears desperate to shake off the bad luck that has been such a drag on his campaign, but his quick jabs at Obama have often proven inadvisable, ill-timed -- or simply ignored.

Nothing New in GOP's Anti-woman, Anti-gay Platform

Irene Monroe | Posted 10.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

I give thanks to the GOP for waking us up. We are not included and, in fact, we are endangered.

Tea Party Set To Win Senate Seat

The Huffington Post | Nate Willis | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz has a 10-point lead going into Tuesday's primary runoff in Texas against rival Republican David Dewhurst, according to ...

In the 2012 Presidential Election, How Important - for Better or for Worse - Is Mitt Romney's Track Record at Bain Capital?

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

In order to understand Romney's reliance on his Bain Capital experience, one must also gain an understanding about how private equity works, the prevailing general ignorance about which has, thus far, benefitted the Romney campaign.

The Mitt Romney-Ron Paul Connection Grows Ever More Curious

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

Whether Rand Paul could now -- against all odds -- catapult him to the vice presidency is likely to be one of the more compelling dramas to unfold as the GOP nominating race slowly draws to a close.

Ron Paul Wages Surprising Challenge

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

Despite his repeated public vows to campaign all the way to the Republican convention in Tampa, Florida, Newt Gingrich bowed to the inevitable on Wedn...

2012 GOP Nomination Contest Affirms Value of New Rules

Rob Richie | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Rob Richie

Before pundits rush on to talk of the general election and its dwindling number of swing states, we should reflect on the nomination contest and the impact of its rules.

Huntsman Slams GOP: 'Is This The Best We Could Do?'

Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

Jon Huntsman leveled harsh criticism at his party on Sunday evening, BuzzFeed's Zeke Miller reported, comparing the Republican Party to communist Chin...

Every First Family Is in the Top 1%

Anthony Gregory | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

"Are these people too far removed from normal Americans to be in the White House?" It is a most ridiculous question. Even if they are not, the second they relocate to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, they have moved into an entirely different class altogether.

Enfranchising Americans Through Electoral Reform

Howard Barbanel | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

We need to move toward a one-day national primary, just as we have a one-day national election. There's no reason to have a protracted six-month primary schedule with states jockeying with one another for the distinction of being one of the first.

Natural Gas -- A Botched Opportunity

Daniel Dicker | Posted 06.12.2012 | Business
Daniel Dicker

Energy is the lifeblood of our economy and we've come to a unique and historic place

Paul Presses On As Primary Winds Down

AP | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Republican presidential contender Ron Paul says he's friendly with GOP front-runner Mitt Romney but that he's not planning to end...

Romney, Gingrich React To Santorum's Exit

Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum suspended his presidential campaign on Tuesday, effectively removing any doubts that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee for pres...

WATCH: California COULD Have Chosen GOP Candidate

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.09.2012 | Los Angeles

No one wants to feel like an ATM for anyone else. Unfortunately, that's just what California has been for political candidates for years. And Calif...

Haley's Comment

Robert Walker | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

When Nikki Haley and other Republican leaders opine about the lack of voter interest in contraception, it's more wishful thinking than political insight.

WATCH: Ann Coulter, Van Jones Clash On ABC 'This Week'

Posted 04.01.2012 | Media

Ann Coulter clashed with fellow round table panelist and author Van Jones on a number of topics during ABC's "This Week." Host George Stephanopoul...

Obama: GOP Rivals Selling 'Fundamentally Different Vision Of America'

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine — President Barack Obama accused Republicans of clinging to economic policies that preceded the Great Depression and the more re...

Does Good Business Make Bad Presidents?

Kendrick Nguyen | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Kendrick Nguyen

Corporate successes do not necessarily lend themselves to successful political leadership because the government and private enterprise have entirely different missions.

Applied Classics: The Roman Romney: Why Rich Guys Fail at Politics

Lex Paulson | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Lex Paulson

How then can someone so successful at making money be so comically unskilled at managing his political brand? For three potentially revealing answers, consider the case of Marcus Licinius Crassus, ally and bankroller of Julius Caesar.

Is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie the One Being Groomed for 2016?

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Hmm, if the GOP intelligentsia keeps ruminating on Christie we may see more of this new, improved, thoughtful Chris Christie making the rounds before 2016.

Once Again, Talk of Mitt Romney's "Inevitability" Seems Premature

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

For the umpteenth time and counting, pundits and politicians -- Democrats and Republicans alike -- are predicting Mitt Romney's "inevitability" as the...

Why A Malleable Mitt Romney Is Even More Dangerous

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

What does Romney really think and believe? It actually doesn't matter. He is shaped by the views of the Republican party around him; he doesn't lead as much as follow the loudest voices in his party. And the loudest GOP voices are perhaps the scariest they have been in generations.

The History Behind Brokered Conventions

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

Two months and 28 states after the Iowa caucus, the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nominee goes on. With four candidates still in the race,...

Mark Blumenthal

Exit Polls Show Key Shift From Deep South

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics

The polls in Illinois do not close until 7 p.m. Central time (8 p.m. Eastern), but news organizations that subscribe to the Illinois exit poll produce...