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Joe the Plumber

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Reuters | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien Feb 18 (Reuters) - An Ohio man who rose to fame as "Joe the Plumber" by challenging then-presidential candidate Bar...

'Joe The Plumber' Gets A Union Job

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as “Joe the Plumber," who gained notoriety during the 2008 presidential election, announced Sunday on his personal...

Joe The Plumber: Democrats Have A History Of Lynching Americans

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

Three days after Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) used a burning cross to signify the "T" in Tea Party, former conservative congressional candidate Samuel "...

Joe The Plumber Makes Shocking 'Racist' Remark

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article attributed authorship of the essay to Joe Wurzelbacher. A portion of the essay was posted to Wurzelbach...

Joe The Plumber Tells Bullied Kids To 'Punch The Bully In The Face'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, widely known as "Joe the Plumber," released a PSA on Monday telling kids who are bullied in school to "punch the bully in the fac...

Joe The Plumber Gives Three Lines Of Defense: Pee, Vomit Or Shoot

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher -- more commonly known as Joe the Plumber for his role in the 2008 presidential election -- is once again joining the national gun...

From Sarah to Sandy: Why the '08 Campaign Was Way More Fun

Dan Mirvish | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Dan Mirvish

Instead of Hockey Mom Sarah, now we have Frankenstorm Sandy. Instead of commercials comparing Paris Hilton to Barack Obama, we now watch everything on DVR. And instead of the ill-conceived elevation of Joe the Plumber to national folk hero, this time we got ill-advised pronouncements about rape.

Unlikely Figure May Be The Next Joe The Plumber

Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

By JOCELYN NOVECK, ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK -- Is Big Bird the new Joe the Plumber? The "Sesame Street" character, its bright yellow fluffiness...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Will Tape-Gate be Romney's 'Lonesome Rhodes' Moment*?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg To Ron Reagan, the 47% tape reveals Romney's sneering elitism -- but Torie Clarke thinks it's a feeding frenzy over a stumble no worse than Obama's comments on "cling to guns/religion" and "redistribution." Then: Are riots in the Middle East the fault of a film or Obama?

Mitt Romney: Closeted Redistributionist

Bob Cesca | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Of course Mitt Romney supports redistribution. Everyone supports redistribution to some extent. It's literally how the government collects and spends tax revenue.

Can the GOP Muzzle These 10 Right-Wingers Until Election Day?

Larry Atkins | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Larry Atkins

Radical statements by Republicans aren't just gaffes; they reflect a cold-hearted, insensitive, mean-spirited, dishonest and ignorant attitude that is reflected in the way that they govern and make laws.

Meet The Next Joe The Plumber

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.24.2012 | Small Business

The Romney camp seems to have found its Joe the Plumber, but instead of unclogging toilets, "Chris the Baker" makes cookies. On Wednesday, the Romn...

Joe The Plumber: 'Put A Damn Fence On The Border Going To Mexico And Start Shooting'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

Arizona State Sen. Lori Klein (R) held a fundraiser Friday night in Prescott, Ariz., featuring Ohio GOP congressional candidate Samuel Wurzelbacher, m...

Joe The Plumber: Obama Should Be 'Embarrassed' To Visit Battleground State

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

This time around, Joe the Plumber won't be asking much of President Barack Obama. Sam Wurzelbacher, more commonly known by the nickname he earned d...

Joe The Plumber Evokes Clinton Affair In Holder Slam

Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, more commonly known as Joe the Plumber, weighed in on the Fast and Furious controversy on Wednesday, criticizing Attorney General...

Joe The Plumber Slams 'Asinine' Biden

Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, commonly known as "Joe the Plumber," went after Joe Biden on Thursday, calling the vice president's comments on Mitt Romney's pri...

Joe The Plumber Tries To Get In White House, Can't

Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, also known as "Joe The Plumber," recently visited the White House but couldn't get in. Wurzelbacher, who served as a McCain s...

Allen West Gets Behind Joe The Plumber

Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics

Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, more commonly known as "Joe The Plumber" for his role in the 2008 presidential campaign, won the endorsement of Rep. Allen...

Joe The Plumber Blasts HuffPost

Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as "Joe The Plumber" from the 2008 presidential campaign, criticized The Huffington Post for its coverage of him in ...

Joe The Plumber Dealt Big Rejection

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

CINCINNATI — Federal appeals judges Tuesday rejected a lawsuit by "Joe the Plumber" that claimed his rights were violated by a state records sea...

Michael McAuliff

John McCain Congratulates Joe The Plumber | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain elevated Sam "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher to minor celebrity status during McCain's 2008 presidential campaign -- a s...

Joe The Plumber Goes After CNN Interviewer

Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, more commonly known as "Joe the Plumber" from the 2008 presidential campaign, appeared on CNN Thursday morning following his GOP ...

Good News For Joe The Plumber

AP | By JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Ohio plumber thrust into national politics during the 2008 presidential campaign has won the Republican nomination in his home st...

Joe The Plumber Likely To Win Republican Nomination In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

Joe the Plumber is back, possibly as a congressman. America's most famous (former) plumber, whose real name is Joe Wurzelbacher, is running on Tues...

Zach Carter

Hilarious CPAC Livestream Bloopers | Zach Carter | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- HuffPost spent several hours livestreaming interviews with attendees of last week's Conservative Political Action Conference, talking to...