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The Clintons Are Movin' on Down, Slumming It to the Wrong Side of the Tracks

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Bill and Hillary are going to be my neighbors in Amagansett this summer. They arrive tomorrow. But, they are definitely laying low this August, compared to their fancier digs of years past.

Erdogan's Presidential Campaign Bears a Logo

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 07.08.2014 | World
Alparslan Akkuş

Turkey's first directly elected presidential race dominates the political climate. There are three nominees but only one has a campaign logo, so only ...

A New Low for Dick Cheney

Robert Hoopes | Posted 08.20.2014 | Media
Robert Hoopes

Republicans have a regrettable history of using key political moments for ridiculous publicity. However, for Dick Cheney to take an international crisis and turn it into a self-centered publicity campaign is a new low entirely.

Why Arizona "Religious Freedom" Movement Should Concern Rand Paul and the GOP

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 06.11.2014 | College
Noah Fitzgerel

Paul owns his own brand of political libertarianism that does not fit neatly into the GOP status quo.

Rubio To Decide On 2016 White House Run 'Around This Time Next Year'

Reuters | Gabriel Debenedetti | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, a potential Republican candidate for president in 2016, said on Tuesday he would make a de...

The Future of Immigration Reform

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John Boehner knows that his party's chances to win national elections on the presidential level would be much improved by passing immigration reform. He also knows that this is not true for his House Republicans.

Bye-Bye Bill Stepien -- Chris Christie's Karl Rove

Stanton Peele | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

It would seem, Christie figures he'll never talk to Bridget Kelly again. But Kelly is not really the political casualty whose demise New Jersey politicos are most intrigued by.

Setting the Tone for Transparency

Badr Jafar | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Badr Jafar

Until we develop a culturally-relevant and widely accepted concept of what constitutes poor corporate practice in a specific country or region, we cannot develop mechanisms that effectively promote good governance and stamp out corruption in that location.

Richard Ben Cramer and Political Life

Sue Casey | Posted 03.18.2013 | Media
Sue Casey

The 1988 presidential campaign hardly registered as all that memorable. Yet Richard Ben Cramer's masterful character study of six of the 1988 presidential candidates brings that race and the candidates alive in ways that other campaign chronicles before and since have not.

Jon Ward

As GOP Searches For Story To Tell, Marco Rubio Is Hard At Work Polishing His Own

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Let us count the ways that Sen. Marco Rubio is already better positioned to be a competitive presidential candidate in 2016 than Mitt ...

Political Drama: Let's Agree To Disagree, Shall We?

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 01.06.2013 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

Maybe if we all begin to show one another a bit of respect -- or at least behave as though we've been taught manners at some point in our lives -- we can begin to moderate our national dialogue.

Voting for Drones

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Much as U.S. officials like to call them "surgical strikes," no one performs surgery with missiles.

One of the Dramatic Issues Not Being Discussed by the Presidential Candidates

Jeffrey P. Colin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey P. Colin

Hundreds of thousands of people live without power, safe water, or sanitation, as an ongoing reality. Unfortunately, no cries for immediate action arise.

Money Makes the World Go Flat

Arnie Reisman | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Arnie Reisman

Our U.S. election process is about as sophisticated as a high school's. The way it now operates, we the people are not given a choice in terms of leadership abilities but rather chicanery skills.

Romney's Cudgel: The Myth of Business Relevance

Ken Allen | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Ken Allen

How many voters who have no faith in anything Romney says assert that they will vote for him because his business experience may help him lead the country out of the economic doldrums?

Janean Chun

Obama's Odd Attack on Romney's Small Business Record

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 10.25.2012 | Small Business

Mitt Romney frequently speaks of helping small businesses, but President Barack Obama has questioned whether his record speaks louder than words. ...

Neither Obama or Romney Will Go to War for Netanyahu

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

In a night of full-court pandering to Binyamin Netanyahu, Mitt Romney would not give Netanyahu what he most wants: permission to bomb Iran knowing that we would automatically come in too.

David Wood

A Decade Of Combat Makes Veterans More Skeptical Of Presidential Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Veterans and military families are no longer the dependable core of support for Republicans that they were for generations. Seared by...

The Super-Rich People Bankrolling The Presidential Election

Reuters | Posted 12.20.2012 | Business

Oct 26 (Reuters) - Individual donors to U.S. presidential candidates can contribute up to $2,500 for the state-by-state party nominating contests an...

Reading the Pictures: No, Everyone DOESN'T Do It: Why WaPo's Defense of Ryan's Soup Kitchen Photo Op Is Dead Wrong

Michael Shaw | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2012-10-19-Screenshot20121019at9.17.34AM.jpgI'm so sorry it's Washington's premier news institution that forces me to have to spell this out in such frank terms, but the Paul Ryan photo-op was much less theater than it was fraud.

Healing America's Political Divide

The Saturday Evening Post | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
The Saturday Evening Post

I love my sister; hate her politics. Where do we stand on the issues? Let's just say that one of us gets all our information from Fox News and the other one gets it from The New York Times.

Will Donna Brazile Run? (WATCH)

Posted 08.20.2013 | MarloThomas

Will Donna Brazile, Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee, ever run for president? She gave me her surprising answer when she met with me on...

Both Romney and Obama Are Data Dumpster-Diving

Rory O'Connor | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Rory O'Connor

Sadly but predictably, the very same data-mining techniques now being employed by large corporations to pry into your privacy have emerged as powerful weapons on both sides of the battle for the American presidency.

Big Bird Gets My Vote

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

I always thought that Mickey Mouse should be the mascot for America -- smart, sassy, and enterprising. At other times, most recently, I thought ...

The Not-So-Great Debates

Michael Drew | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Michael Drew

NFL injuries and baseball playoffs are probably occupying more of your time than the presidential "debates." If so, you're not alone. For one thin...