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Tea Iced!

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last night, Senator Thad Cochran pulled off an upset of sorts, by defeating his Tea Party primary challenger in the rematch atmosphere of a "top two" runoff election. His chance of victory had been seen by many (at least before the election results began coming in) as increasingly unlikely -- which is why the political world is abuzz over what just happened down in the Magnolia State.

Alaska Senate Candidate Joe Miller Says Abortion Is Bankrupting Social Security

John Aronno | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics
John Aronno

Choice is hard. Life is hard. But Joe Miller has abandoned complexity in lieu of irresponsible soundbites. To make such a wildly inaccurate policy statement, purposefully and solely for short-term political gain, is a reprehensible breach of ethics and is beneath even the basement level of politics we associate with the modern day campaign.

This is Los Angeles: We Don't Do the Same Old, Same Old Here

Marianne Williamson | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

Many times in life, we say we want change but are then terrified when the opportunity for it arrives. What America needs -- if we really want change -- is eighteen Independents in the House of Representatives.

A Cold Day in Texas

James Moore | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
James Moore

Regardless of the outcome of that case, Abbott ought to be harmed by his association with Nugent and the hypocrisy displayed by letting the rock 'n' roll embarrassment speak for his campaign.

Tea Party Primary Problems

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This year, several Tea Party challengers seem to be crashing and burning early in the process. This could be very good news for the Establishment Republican wing of the party. Rather than have a candidate implode in the general election, when candidates self-destruct before the primary then they never become the nominee in the first place.

Hillary Clinton's Achilles Heel: 2016

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Wall Street is to Clinton's chances in 2016 what the Iraq War was in 2008. The only question now is whether the far left can find another Obama to make this case to primary voters? While it seems unlikely at this point, it is still early enough that anything is possible.

Friday Talking Points -- Republican Sandwich Filling Hits The Fan

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One bit of minor calendar news before we get on with it: for the next two weeks, this column will be on hiatus. Instead, it will be pre-empted by our annual awards columns where we note the notable and laud the laudable from the past year.

The War Between the Republicans, Week 2

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As the shutdown continues, you hear fewer demands for Obamacare changes, because Republicans have pretty much lost all public support for their position. The irony is obvious to all: House Republicans wanted to shut down Obamacare, and what they got was the federal government shutting down while Obamacare is open.

Major Milestone Marked In Presidential Politics

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and HOLLY RAMER | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. — Defenders of New Hampshire's enviable role in presidential politics paid tribute to the past Tuesday while warning other states ...

Governor Hickenlooper Chooses Oil and Gas Industry Over Colorado, Will Be Primaried

Wade Norris | Posted 05.18.2013 | Denver
Wade Norris

If you were to Google the name of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper as recently as a couple of months ago, you'd see articles such as "John Hickenl...

2013: Ground Zero for Fracking

Wade Norris | Posted 03.05.2013 | Denver
Wade Norris

This November, against all odds, the town of Longmont, Colorado, passed the first Fracking ban in CO. In support of the citizens of Longmont and to inform and encourage other communities in Colorado, Be the Change held a rally and performance event.

Time for a National Primary Day in September

Bill Feldman | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Bill Feldman

Sorry Iowa and New Hampshire, but you've had your time in the sun. It is time for a national primary, not in the snows of January but the golden late summer days of September.

Romney Lost Because He Was Too Damn Good at Running... Against Himself

David Trumble | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
David Trumble

Something did occur to me as I watched Romney's workmanlike concession speech, and that was the thought that Romney was always going to lose this election.

Another Ron Fights the Bust: Pummeling the Political Establishment in Seattle

Robin Koerner | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Ron Bemis is a grassroots, pro-liberty, fiscally responsible Independent who wants government out of our bedrooms, relationships and personal morality.

Ten Months of Chasing Romney

Ryan Campbell | Posted 12.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Where a politician stands on SB 1070 and the DREAM Act have become the litmus tests on immigration and, ultimately, with the Latino community. If you ask an angry white guy what SB 1070 is about, they might say something vague about the economy and "those illegals."

The Politics of Division and Subtraction

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

As the parties have polarized they have grown the divide between them and subtracted a large number of registered voters from their rolls. This polarization has increased the ranks of reported independents substantially.

Primarily, the Primaries Work

Robert Guttman | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Robert Guttman

And at this time in 2016 we will be recalling names of candidates who thought they would be the GOP nominee but whose names will be lost to history, just as we can now hardly remember Jon, Michele, Rick, Rick, Herman and now Newt.

Whatever Candidates Say, The People Reply Oy Vey

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

The American people are waiting for the primaries to end and for the GOP convention to finally select the Republican presidential Candidate. After such a grueling, stretched out, abrasive campaign, they would like to believe that "dos iz alts" -- "that's all there is."

WATCH: HuffPost Super Tuesday Video Stream Features Seamus Romney

Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

HuffPost ran a nearly six-hour live video stream covering the Republican Super Tuesday presidential primaries, and the results were . . . fun! Armed w...

American Responsibility on the Campaign Trail

Emma Goldberg | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
Emma Goldberg

How can the candidates claim to endorse American leadership, yet reject responsibility for those deprived of freedom and security abroad?

Predicting Florida: Newt's Petard

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As we wend our way through the Republican primary season, at times predicting the outcome of a single state's race is very hard to do. At other times, it is actually pretty easy. Florida looks to be one of the latter.

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Rep. Trent Franks Says To Expect More Congressional Backers Soon For Gingrich

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of Newt Gingrich's biggest problems so far has been his lack of establishment support. But that should change soon, his main congres...

The Next President Will Be a Liar

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Regardless of whether the next president is a Republican or Democrat, whether it's Barack Obama or Mitt Romney or any other of the Republican frontrunners, one thing is guaranteed: he will lie.

The Only Thing We Have to Fear

Conor Grennan | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Conor Grennan

Candidates are not going to inspire us because there's simply no incentive to inspire us. The nature of the game is to get us to the polling station. If the best way to do that is fear tactics, then that's their motivating technique.

There's Hope for Republicans

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

As the presidential election is now shaping up, voters will not be given a choice to rebuke Wall Street by either major party. Expect razor-thin differences between Romney and Obama on the key issues at the heart of our economic crisis.