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Poor Mitt, Bad Timing

Edward Flattau | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Poor Mitt Romney. During his nomination acceptance speech, he could have poked fun at Barack Obama's environmental policy by declaring the president won't let us cut down trees or allow farmers to pump water from an endangered minnow's habitat.

Open Letter to the Obama Campaign: Do's and Don'ts for Charlotte

Elizabeth Tannen | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Tannen

I think you got the memo about not inviting Clint Eastwood and thinking twice when someone makes a last-minute request to the prop guy. But perhaps there are other lessons you can take from the RNC.

DNC Convention and a Second-Term Presidential Transition

Heath Brown | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Heath Brown

He will identify new policy priorities and the ways he will seek to implement policy successes such as the Affordability Care Act. He will undertake a second-term presidential transition, but who exactly will be in place to execute these plans?

Yes, Mitt Romney, You Built That!

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 11.04.2012 | Black Voices
Lawrence D. Elliott

The GOP is no longer the Party of Lincoln. It is now the Party of Mitt, one willing to play to the fears and prejudices of the masses, instead of the hopes and aspirations that have kept this country going. Of course, he believes it's the only path to victory.

RNC Shows How Useless Conventions Have Become in Addressing Real Issues

Daniel Simon | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Daniel Simon

The word is in and the people have spoken. Campaign coverage has been abysmal.

You Didn't Build That: We ALL Did

Carl Gibson | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Here in New Hampshire, a lot of the "free staters" say they don't need government and equate taxation with theft. A society like that exists already: Somalia.

WATCH: Maddow Excoriates Romney For RNC Speech

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 09.04.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow tore into Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday for failing to mention the war in Afghanistan during his convention sp...

Sarah Palin Targets Obama With 'Empty Chair' Attack

Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

On the heels of Clint Eastwood's bizarre speech at the Republican National Convention, Sarah Palin took to Twitter and said, "America's kids are going...

American Dream Family Lore of DNC Keynote Speaker and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Rings True

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Mayor Castro's family lore rings true. His grandmother, with a family tree extending back to Coahuila and Zacatecas, came here as a young girl and was taken in by relatives.

Michelangelo Signorile

Anti-Gay Radio Host Links Homosexuality With Pedophilia, Cancer | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.11.2012 | Gay Voices

In an interview conducted at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. last week, the antigay American Family Association radio host, Bryan Fi...

'Don't Say Gay' at the GOP Convention: A View From the Floor

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

No one uttered the word "gay" from the podium, nor did anyone want to want to speak about the issue when asked. But no one ever attained their civil rights from being quiet. Keep your hugs and kisses. Just give me full equality.

Romney Launches Anti-Obama Push At Dem Convention

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Paul Ryan delivered a scathing criticism of President Barack Obama's stewardship of the nation's economy Monday, arguing that...

Eastwood's WTF Moment Galvanizes Empty-Chair-Hater Base

Bill Santiago | Posted 11.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Bill Santiago

He's pro-gay marriage, pro-choice, pro-getting out of Afghanistan, pro-auto bailout, and apparently pro-not combing your hair after a nap. I have no idea why he's so anti-chair.

Biden Doubles Down On Paul Ryan Speech Criticism

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

YORK, Pa. — Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday that Republican rival Mitt Romney is "ready to go to war in Syria and Iran" while hurting the m...

I Don't Give a Rat's Ass About the Republican National Convention

Floyd Elliot | Posted 11.01.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Short of some kind of Hunger Games for presidential candidates, it's hard to imagine how to make the kind of coronation that the Republican convention represents, interesting.

Celebrities & Politics: When The Love Affair Doesn't Go As Planned

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 09.01.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- In the aftermath of Clint Eastwood's perplexing and ridiculed "invisible Obama" monologue at the Republican National Convention, conservat...

Oliver Noble

WATCH: Clint Eastwood vs. Chairs | Oliver Noble | Posted 08.31.2012 | Comedy

Many were left scratching their heads when veteran actor Clint Eastwood took the stage at the Republican National Convention Thursday night, and proce...

Friday Talking Points -- Talking Back

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The facts are squarely on the Democrats' side. But we need bumpersticker answers. Slogans. Not an in-depth discussion of why the other side's position is horsefeathers, but a snappy putdown to showcase the wrongness of the Republican position.

WATCH: Obama's Empty Chair Slams Clint Eastwood

Posted 08.31.2012 | Comedy

Clint Eastwood's bizarre, rambling speech to an empty chair that was meant to represent President Obama at the Republican National Convention has been...

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Mario Núñez | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Mario Núñez

In a speech that was highlighted by an outrageous opening act, Mitt Romney accepted his party's nomination for President of These United States on Thu...

Welcome to the American Republic, Mr. Eastwood

Gary Hart | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

Partisan politics, so wrapped up in creating an antagonism between capitalism and government, misses the point. If we are to maintain ourselves as a republic, certain foundational principles of a republic must be upheld.

WATCH: Conan's RNC Correspondent Gets Thrown Out (Again)

Posted 08.31.2012 | Comedy

After being kicked out of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night, Conan O'Brien's official correspondent decided to re-crash the party. ...

War, Medicare And 8 Other Surprising Non-Issues At The RNC

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.31.2012 | Small Business

"Small business" was a major buzzword at the Republican National Convention, beating out major GOP talking points, like health care reform and the nat...

The Elephant Still in the Room: George W. Bush's Influence on W. Mitt Romney

Ari Ratner | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Ari Ratner

Despite his absence in Tampa, George W. Bush is omnipresent in W. Mitt Romney's campaign for president. He's just too big of an elephant to hide.

FYI Republicans: Tocqueville Was Actually Insulting America When He Referred to It Being "Exceptional"

Chris Rodda | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Thanks to the Republicans' favorite pseudo-historian David Barton, "American exceptionalism," a nineteenth century insult about the undeserved prideful nature of Americans is being proudly touted by Republicans everywhere. The irony is killing me.