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Is the Tea Party's Issue with Obama a Racial One?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The Tea Party in particular, judging by the words and actions of many in this radical right-wing faction, seem sickened by the fact that a black man lives in the White House.

Amanda Terkel

Joe Wilson's Conspiracy Theory On Why Obama Wants To Strike Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) is very suspicious about why President Barack Obama wants to bomb Syria, not because Wilson doesn't believe the...

Is America, and Pro Sports, Really Ready for Active Gay Players?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.30.2013 | Sports
Andy Ostroy

Once we get past the hoopla and the effusive praise for the pioneering 34-year-old currently with the Washington Wizards, the real question remains: what does his historic coming-out mean for him, the NBA, pro sports and society as a whole?

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans Fall Flat In Key Fundraising Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) knows how to rile with rhetoric. He has called the entire Congressional Progressive Caucus "members of the ...

South Carolina: An Embarrassment of Riches?

Christopher Lamb | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

During my first semester at the College of Charleston 15 years ago, I was teaching a journalism writing course where I gave weekly current-events quiz...

Interview: Playwright Katori Hall Reaches for King's Mountaintop

Lonna Saunders | Posted 12.10.2011 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

Playwright Katori Hall's new play Mountaintop pays tribute to Dr. King's last public appearance at Mason Temple in Memphis where he delivered his historic "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech.

GOP Congressman Hospitalized

AP | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina has gone to the hospital because of an extended fever. Wilson's office said in a short state...

Republicans Rehearsing Grouchy Facial Expressions for State of the Union

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

For seven grueling days, GOP congressmen have been behind closed doors, refining their best winces, grimaces, and other sourpuss mannerisms under the tutelage of Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio).

Three Years After the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act, It's Time to Do More

Rob Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Miller

It's time for every Washington lobbyist to disclose not just every time they speak with a member of Congress or a staffer, but for which client they were lobbying, and on what issue.

Karl Rove Boosts Joe Wilson: South Carolina Must Re-Elect 'You Lie' Republican

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove spoke at a South Carolina GOP event this weekend and stressed the importance of re-electing Republican Congres...

What's Really Behind the Health Care Hate?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Have we become so politically correct as a nation as to be so afraid to call this shameful behavior exactly what it is? Not me. This blatant racism makes me sick, and I'm not afraid to call it out.

FBI Refuses to Put Republicans on Terrorist Watch, For Now

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

The Republican Party may have dodged a bullet when the FBI announced it had no plans, "at this time," to put the party on its Terrorist Watch List. But some members are none too happy about the slight.

The Presidential Cigarettes

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

I find the president's failure to quit smoking fascinating. Obama's a man who's seemingly been able to accomplish in life everything he's wanted, demonstrating unwavering discipline, resolve and ambition.

Losing the Narrative Battle: Progressives Need to Turn Pro

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

Supporters will read Obama's Baltimore performance as a takedown. But don't expect to hear about it beyond YouTube. Conservatives will still appear on the Sunday talk shows to declare that the world is flat.

Favorite Moments from the State of the Union Address

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Obama was fantasizing about bringing civility and bipartisanship back to Washington. Poor guy probably believes in the Tooth Fairy too.

All Aboard! The Right's Fox News Gravy Train Rolls On

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Perhaps it's the rallies or the fundraising or the demonstrably false attacks that have kept Obama from appearing on Fox. Regardless, the right's gravy train rolls on undeterred, facts be damned.

'Admonish' Named 2009 Word Of The Year

AP | BOB SALSBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — When the U.S. House admonished Rep. Joe Wilson for shouting "You lie!" at President Barack Obama during a health care speec...

The Vast Right Wing Returns

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

The Vast Right Wing's resistance to change that has fueled hatred of past Democratic Presidents has been turbo-charged by the nitroglycerin of American politics -- race.

Secesh 3.0: Fear Of A Black President

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

When the Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) disrupted the President’s health care address before a joint session of Congress, it was not the first time th...

Joe Wilson's 'You Lie!' Online Frenzy Shows Social Media Politicians' Top Tool

cnn.com | Eric Kuhn CNN Audience Interaction Producer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Barbara Dybwad, senior editor for the social media news blog Mashable.com, said the nation has reached a point where politicians need to factor social...

Hypocrisy in Massachusetts

Sandy Maisel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Maisel

The argument over Kennedy's Massachusetts Senate seat has all of the maturity of a grade school playground fight -- "You did it to me, so I can do it right back!"

Some White People Have Simply Lost Their Minds

Earnest Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earnest Harris

There is no other way to say this but to put it all on the table. Some white people have simply lost their minds because they are besides themselves t...

Screaming Joe Wilson: Newt Gingrich's Frankenstein

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

If congressional politics are inside baseball, Newt Gingrich completely upended the playing field. Joe Wilson isn't an accident, he's an outcome.

GOP On Wilson Resolution: 'Diversion' And 'Hypocrisy'

AP/ The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The uproar over Rep. Joe Wilson's shouting "you lie" at President Barack Obama returns to the House floor Tuesday for what could be a con...

Rep. Wilson's Insincere Apology - Hardball

Landon Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Landon Ross

Why do Republicans, within the media, excel in getting away with far more egregious acts than Democrats ever would? It is one of their most impressive talents as a party.