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Is Team Obama Finally Ready to Fight?

John Neffinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Neffinger

Will Team Obama find its groove and come out swinging? Will a progressive 527 appear with memorable ads to save the day? It's hard to know --but this ad is a start.

McCain's Misogyny & Fear Keep Palin On Tight Leash!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

I've seen rampant militarism bankrupt every sector of this nation - from its tangible infrastructure to its intangible soul.

A Maverick? Nothing Could Be Worse

Emily Pease | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Emily Pease

John McCain is running on the "maverick" label, but what does that mean? Is it a "my way or the highway" proposition? Governing involves reining in the mavericks of the world before they run amok.

Top 10 Reasons To Chill -- Obama Will Be Fine

Charles Kozierok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Charles Kozierok

Democrats are starting to freak out about the possibility of Obama losing the election to McCain. Here are my top ten reasons why they should chill out and not worry so much about the polls and all the other daily ups and downs and noise.

Republicans For Environmental Protection Don't Mind Sarah Palin's Policies (VIDEO)

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Grist's Dave Roberts -- who also blogs here at the Huffington Post from time to time -- sat down with Jim DiPeso of the Republicans for Environmental ...

Sunday Watch: In Which the Round Table Coos

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Todd Gitlin

If Sarah Palin's nomination kindled a certain skepticism among the talking heads last week, this week's rousing St. Paul speech cast a spell.

MediaBizBuzz on Democrats, Republicans, Gustav and Ike

Jerry Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jerry Weinstein

Click for News, Photos and all the links to major press coverage of the Republican Convention and for the Democratic reaction. This past week could ha...

Ted Johnson, Variety Editor, Discusses His St. Paul Arrest:

Variety | Ted Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Surrounded by police in riot gear on the Marion Street bridge in St. Paul on Thursday night, along with about 300 protesters and members of the media,...

Democrats And Republicans Lost in Translation

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

The Democratic and Republican national conventions offer a crash course in how each party uses language. When Republicans say "ordinary," it's not an insult.

Dana Milbank Rocks The Eastern Media Elite

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here's one great by-product of the web for print media: The opportunity to loose your funniest reporters on the medium and see what the heck happens n...

Looking at the RNC Through Muslim Eyes

Shahed Amanullah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahed Amanullah

Note to Mr. Giuliani: Terrorists who are Muslim love being called "Islamic." It gives them legitimacy. "Terrorist" they don't like so much, because they think they are freedom fighters.

"Drill, Baby, Drill" Remix Contest at Wired Science

Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Burdick

In recognition of the baffling popularity of the chant "Drill, baby, drill" at the Republican National Convention, Wired Science has put out a call for creatively remixed videos involving the chant.

Confessions Of An RNC Security Guard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gathered in the basement of an office building in a tough section of St. Paul, less than two weeks before the gavel drops downtown at the Republican N...

Dissenter Snapshots: Outside The Xcel Center Thursday

skinnychef | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

download this clip! Outside the Republican National Convention in St. Paul MN. on Thursday September 4....

My First Convention: Sam Stein

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On our last day at the RNC, Glynnnis and I enjoyed the company of my colleague, the intrepid Sam Stein, HuffPo political reporter and impressive copy-...

Divided Politics = Divided Country

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Sinek

In Iraq, the Sunnis and the Shiites don't get along well enough to affect any sort of functional government. America implores them to get work togeth...


Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamal Dajani

Patriotism and "Country First" have become the theme for John McCain's campaign. Several speakers, including the Republican nominee himself, John McCa...

WATCH: Live From Location Of McCain's Walter Reed Photo Snafu

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Stranahan

This controversial report from a former student at Walter Reed Middle School rips the lid off of the scandal that left America asking "Seriously, WTF ...

Why I love Sarah Palin

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The McCain camp has been harshly criticizing the media for its coverage of Palin, signaling that the curmudgeonly nominee's love fest with the press has finally ended, as it should.

Republican National Convention Ratings: John McCain Speech Ties Barack Obama's

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — As a television draw, John McCain was every bit the equal of Barack Obama. The GOP presidential candidate attracted roughly the same...

God And Taxes Vs. McCain And Change: Words Used At RNC And DNC

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The words that speakers used at the two political conventions show the themes that the parties have highlighted. Republican speakers have talked about...

Can't John Rich Do Better Than "Raising McCain?"

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

This is a really bad song. If you're going to write an anthem for an old man who's up at political bat for the last time, give him a decent song. Send him off with something that creates some chills or something.

Ban the Democratic and Republican National Conventions

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael B. Laskoff

The candidates repeat the same undeliverable promises and insult their opponents with ever decreasing flair.

Big Night for the Republican's New Alpha Girl. But What Now?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

If you give the attractive young news anchor on your hometown station a world-class speechwriter and a team of handlers, my bet is that she could have pulled off Sarah Palin's speech too.

Republicans Get Down At The RNC (VIDEO)

Vanity Fair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There was plenty of speechifyin' in St. Paul this week, but the real action was on the floor of the Xcel Center, where Republicans were getting their ...