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Howard Fineman

GOP's Christmas-Season Campaign: Gift For A Third-Party Candidate

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders in "early" primary states think they are clever to leapfrog each other in an effort to hold the earliest caucuses and...

With GOP Primary Field Set, Voters Weigh Their Options

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The GOP presidential field apparently set, Republican primary voters are likely facing a choice between an experienced, establishme...

Animation: Chris Christie (Actual Audio)

Scott Bateman | Posted 12.04.2011 | Comedy
Scott Bateman

2011-10-04-Screenshot20111004at11.57.48AM.jpg Chris Christie has been saying over and over again that he won't run for president. But what does he really mean?

Michele Bachmann 'Thanks' Supporter For Shocking Statement

Luke Johnson | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) thanked an Iowa radio show listener who said he'd rather vote for Charles Manson than President Barack Obama. Bachm...

Michele Bachmann Missing In Action

Luke Johnson | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has not voted in the House of Representatives since August 1, and has only voted 54 percent of the time since announci...

Herman Cain: I Should Have Spoken Up After Gay Soldier Was Booed

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- (AP/The Huffington Post) Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain says that he should not have stayed silent after the audience at ...

Herman Cain: Chris Christie Is Too Liberal For Conservatives

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- (AP/The Huffington Post) Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is too liberal for conservati...

Rick Perry Defends Immigration Policy

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associate Press HAMPTON, N.H. -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry, facing stepped up criticism about his immigration record, has begun tryin...

Rick Perry Repeats Climate Change Skepticism: 'I'm Not Afraid'

Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry reiterated his position on man-made global warming this weekend, telling New Hampshire voters that he's "not afraid" to call him...

Palin Defends Comments About GOP Hopeful, Alludes To 2012 Plans

Luke Johnson | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin appeared on "Freedom Watch" with Andrew Napolitano Thursday night on the Fox Business Network, and defended her comment...

2012 Republican Candidate Snaps At Reporter: 'Go Home'

Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told a reporter to "go home" when asked about his fundraising numbers Thursday in Des Moines, as his d...

Michele Bachmann Hits Rock Bottom

Fox News | Dana Blaton | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

Three September debates have shaken-up the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Herman Cain has jumped into the top tier. Rick Perry's stu...

Rick Perry Apologizes For 'Over-Passionate' Comment

Luke Johnson | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry apologized in an interview with Newsmax Wednesday for saying that opponents of providing in-state tuition for undocumented immig...

GOP Candidates Make Slippery Assertions In Presidential Debate

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Texas Gov. Rick Perry declared in the latest Republican presidential debate that he had never advocated turning Social Security ove...

Lindsey Graham: 'Everything Is Worse' Under Obama

Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Sunday that "everything is worse" under President Barack Obama. "This is our election to lose," Graham told Ca...

Dick Durbin: GOP Candidates 'Bow And Genuflect' To Tea Party

Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

GOP candidates "bow and genuflect" to the Tea Party, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." "As I listen to the Repub...

Sam Stein

Ron Paul's Ex-Campaign Manager's Death Backdrop For Health Insurance Position

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When CNN's Wolf Blitzer pressed Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) over what he would do if a 30-year-old uninsured man suddenly slipped into a com...

Romney's Aggressive Approach Here To Stay

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. — An assertive Mitt Romney has emerged in the GOP presidential race. The former Massachusetts governor has shown little willin...

Alan Grayson Blasts GOP Debate Audience's Shocking Reaction: 'It's Sadism'

Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

The jubilant shouts of members of the GOP audience encouraging the death of a hypothetical uninsured man bring to mind the 2009 House floor speech del...

Sam Stein

SHOCK VIDEO: Debate Audience Says Uninsured Patient Should Be Left To Die

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

A bit of a startling moment happened near the end of Monday night's CNN debate when a hypothetical question was posed to Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). "...

Ryan Grim

Perry, Romney Spar Over Social Security 'Ponzi Scheme' Comments

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney refused to let Rick Perry off the Social Security hook, challenging him at the start of the GOP debate Monday night to repudiate the posit...

Rick Perry Picks Up Endorsement For President

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal endorsed Rick Perry for president on Monday, calling the Texas governor "the candidate who can lead our...

Amanda Terkel

Tim Pawlenty Makes His Choice For President Known

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tim Pawlenty, who dropped his bid for the presidency last month, threw his support behind Mitt Romney Monday morning, saying the former ...

Ron Paul: 'Abusive' TSA 'Accused Of All Kind Of Sexual Activities'

Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

Ron Paul said the Transportation Security Administration is "abusive" toward passengers and "accused of all kind of sexual activities" during Tuesday'...

Sam Stein

Rick Perry: Karl Rove Is 'Over The Top'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Whatever path Rick Perry had to a general election victory got narrower with each word the Texas governor spoke Wednesday night about Soc...