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Turn Out the Lights, the Party's Over

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

All along I've never bought Herman Cain's non-campaign campaign for President.  I've believed from the beginning that he's playing Republican pri...

That Primary Thing

Michael Brenner | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Anyone petitioning to appear on the ballot must pass a 6th grade Social Studies test: Sample questions: identify on a map all places where the United States currently is at war.

Democrats on Verge of Repeating Ted Kennedy Mistake of 1979

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Morris W. O'Kelly

Is President Obama in trouble? Absolutely. Does his party have legitimate reason to voice a level of discontent Surely. But repeating the "Ted Kennedy" mistakes of 1979 only ensures that either Rick Perry or Mitt Romney waltzes into the Oval Office in a landslide.

Early Primary/Straw Polls Don't Matter

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

If you look at CPAC's track record, the straw poll is not a meaningful predictor of eventual GOP presidential nominees.

Why Dean Won't Challenge Obama in 2012

Ari Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Berman

Dean's not going to run against Obama in 2012, nor should he. But that doesn't mean Obama couldn't learn a thing or two from Dean's presidential campaign and chairmanship of the party.

Look to Rhode Island for How to Target Anti-Labor Democrats

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

The state's labor movement did something about unfriendly Dems WASHINGTON, D.C.--Yesterday, during a UE union rally here outside Morgan Stanley's off...

Friday Talking Points [139] -- Three Years Of FTP

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week was a busy one, and also a pretty good one for Democrats, all around. But we'll get to all of that in a moment. First, though, we simply mu...

What's Wrong with Politics and Politicians?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

Americans are frustrated, and our leaders are not listening. It has been an awful two years since the economy tanked due to the sub-prime mortgage deb...

Welcome to the Tea Dance, Tea Doggers

Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Carol Hartsell

Just because Christine O'Donnell is an insane clown posse of fundamentalism, puritanism, xenophobia and lowest common denominator dementia, it doesn't make her not a lady. Which means, I support her.

What Does a Vote for a GOP Candidate in November Really Mean?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

A vote for the GOP in November will be a vote for the richest one percent of the country at the expense of the rest of us. And it will be a vote for the kind of fear that we, as a country, would eventually come to regret.

2010 Primary Election Updates: Latest News From Today's Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Polling stations are open in seven states and the District of Columbia Tuesday, as voters head to cast ballots in the last big wave of primary electio...

Superdelegates' Clout CURBED? Democrats Propose Less Influence For VIP Delegates

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats have taken an initial step toward limiting the influence of so-called independent superdelegates in choosing the party's ...

Tea Party's GOP Hostile Takeover Continues

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Yesterday's results really only showed one thing with any clarity -- Sarah Palin is definitely going to run for president.

Missouri, Michigan, Kansas Voters Head To The Polls

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a surprise primary outcome, political newcomer Rick Snyder dispatched Michigan's attorney general, a longtime congressman and tw...

Lessons Fom the Enlightened Eight: Republicans Can Vote Pro-Environment and Not Get "Tea Partied"

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

On June 26, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 219-212 in favor of HR 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES). Only eight Republicans -- we'll call them the "Enlightened Eight" -- voted "aye."

Friday Talking Points [122] -- Bikini Bottom Update

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since it's the Friday after month's-end, the new monthly unemployment numbers were released today. Which adds another bar to the "bikini bottom" char...

Tea Party's Electoral Debut Proves A Bust

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP/Huffington Post) -- Mark the first round down, shakily, for Republican incumbents and party establishment favorites. Tea party-backed challengers...

North Carolina Primary Election Results 2010: Democratic Runoff, GOP Picks State Senator Burr

Associated Press / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In North Carolina, first-term Republican Sen. Richard Burr, whose public approval numbers are lower than expected, easily won his party's nomination. ...

Nikki Haley's Latest Affair

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sunil Adam

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Before Vampires, There Was Politics

Ilana Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ilana Ross

I hope the recent fascination with fantasy doesn't have larger escapist implications for the world of politics.

On the Ohio Campaign Trail: Jennifer Brunner's Drive for U.S. Senate

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Brunner discussed why she chose to run for federal office at this time.

The Magic of a Vigorous Primary -- Claudia Wright v Jim Matheson (UT-02)

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

Yesterday Blue America's cable ads started running in Utah's 2nd Congressional District. I called every gay millionaire I know to help with funding th...

Left, Right & Center: What Do The Primaries Mean For The State Of Politics?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

What do the primaries tell us about the state of politics today, and what do they portend for the November mid-term elections? A wide-ranging roundup with our panel of pundits.

Day of the Women

Robin Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Lakoff

A remarkable number of women achieved success in today's primary elections. But what do their victories suggest about the current status of women in U.S. politics, and elsewhere, at this time?

Stewart Rips Media For Primary Coverage (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The primaries in the books, Stewart laid into the media last night for its ridiculous coverage of the elections. With most networks taking an anti-inc...