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Potential 2016 Candidates Picking Up The Pace Of Presidential Prep

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just about everyone thinking about running for president is kicking it into gear now, slowpokes included. For months, many prospe...

Politics of the Holier Than Thou in Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

I accidentally came across a graphic (in Spanish) being passed around on Honduras-related Facebook sites. At the top, there's a heading that asks the ...

Obama Prepares Biden For 2016 Race

Real Clear Politics | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

In case you haven’t noticed, President Obama and his vaunted PR machine are orchestrating a full-court press to boost the presidential stock of his ...

Final Forecast, or Rather Lack Thereof

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 01.06.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

In the past, I have based my forecasts on the number of FoxNews TV viewers as opposed to the the number viewing the MSNBC/CNN combination. But the influence of television has waned and we all know that the number of people getting their news online has surged.

8 Suggestions for a Really Fascinating (!) Election Night

Lea Lane | Posted 01.03.2013 | Comedy
Lea Lane

Play a drinking game: Choose a word that won't get people sloshed before the first returns come in. "Democrat" and "Republican" won't do. On the other hand, to be sure that guests will drive home sober, choose the word "Bush."

Why An Expected Romney Boost Failed To Materialize

Howard Fineman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Howard Fineman

WASHINGTON -- A week ago, The Des Moines Register surprised the political world by endorsing Mitt Romney for president, the first time the storied Iow...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Pollster Denies Rush Limbaugh's Claim About Florida

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

A pollster who predicted Mitt Romney would win Florida said that doesn't mean he's pulling out of the state, despite a claim to the contrary by Rush L...

Presidential Race, Interrupted (Even In Colorado)

AP | DAVID ESPO and JULIE PACE | Posted 12.30.2012 | Denver

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney edged back into active campaigning on Tuesday while President Barack Obama stayed cl...

Why This Grateful Woman Is Voting for Obama

Lea Lane | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Lea Lane

People of a certain age and a certain means often "vote their pocketbooks." To them I say, I am "voting my granddaughters."

Hey Undecideds: Some Offbeat Reasons to Vote for Barack Obama

Lea Lane | Posted 12.22.2012 | Comedy
Lea Lane

The election remains close, and the reality is that undecided voters may make the difference in swing states. Look, if you're still on the fence after all the ads and speeches and debates, climb down already. By now it's time to decide, don'tcha think?

About Turnout and Margins: Against the Conventional Wisdom

Curtis Gans | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Curtis Gans

Throughout the summer and through the major party conventions, the prevailing view was that the 2012 presidential election would be a high-turnout, extremely close contest. There is increasing reason to question these assumptions.

Mitt Romney: Campaign 'Doesn't Need A Turnaround'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

Following several weeks of widespread criticism and calls by some conservatives for an intervention, Mitt Romney defended his campaign and insisted he...

Romney's Compassion Void -- Turning Americans Against One Another

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Robert V. Taylor

Governor, none of these people view themselves as a victim. They choose not to be. They do not have time to be victims.

Howard Fineman

Why The White House Race Isn't Over Despite Mitt Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Remember when Mitt Romney said that Palestinians don't want peace and aren't as culturally prepared for modernity as Israelis are? If...

GOP Convention Fails at Principal Political Goal: Convincing Swing Voters That Romney Understands Their Lives

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The Republicans tried very hard to tell stories that humanized the otherwise robot-like Romney. But here is the bottom line: when multiple speakers have to testify how authentic you are -- you're not.

David Moye

Romney Condoms 'Great For Any Position'; Obama Rubbers Won't Break 'As Easily As His Promises'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 08.24.2012 | Weird News

Politics and sex have long been intertwined, at least for some people. And if that's the case for you, there's now the perfect form of birth control. ...

Jason Cherkis

PHOTO: Paul Ryan Has Changed Little From His 1992 Frat Days

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan developed his political philosophy as an undergrad in the late '80s and early '90s at Miami University in Ohio. The New Y...

Election Ads Thus Far Targeting Select Group

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. -- "Tell President Obama: Stop the spending," screams an ad running during the broadcast of NBC's "Today" show in central Virginia. At a...

Obama and Romney: the Economic Dream Team?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Barack Obama should remain president, and Mitt Romney should become America's Economic Czar. Romney should send Obama his resume ASAP, and the president should hire him without delay.

Starbucks For Democrats, Dunkin' Donuts For Republicans?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

Here's one more thing Republicans and Democrats can disagree on: brands. A new study shows that the products we prefer fall along political lines, ...

The Jester

Jonathan Richards | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Mitt Romney's VP Odds: Preakness Style

Jason Grill | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Jason Grill

Mitt Romney's next major campaign move, selecting his Vice Presidential nominee, might decide what looks to be a very close general election. If you don't believe me, look no further than Sarah Palin in 2008.

Republicans on Immigration: The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

Maribel Hastings | Posted 07.15.2012 | Latino Voices
Maribel Hastings

The questions facing these Republicans are simple: if Obama had, in fact, introduced an immigration reform bill, would Republicans have supported it? Do they support comprehensive immigration reform now? The answers are also simple: a resounding no.

Mike The Headless Chicken Runs For President

Posted 05.14.2012 | Denver

The 2012 presidential race just got real. Real weird. Miracle Mike, also known as Mike The Headless Chicken, the pride of Fruita, Colorado, th...

Why "Martin O'Malley" and "2016" Always Appear in the Same Sentence

Death Race | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Death Race

It is difficult to determine where the "2016 moniker" came from, but those titles can be self-justifying -- reporters put them into stories to make their subjects seem more newsworthy, especially when the politician won't flatly deny it.