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Unexpected Presidencies

Rich Rubino | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Becoming president isn't always the result of years of strategic maneuvering and winning over a widespread section of constituencies and benefactors. As odd it may seem, sometimes becoming president can simply be the result of being in the right place at the right time.

In Politics, a Prestigious Education and Political Experience can be a Liability

Rich Rubino | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

American politics is unlike any other profession in that graduating from an esteemed institution of higher education and having direct experience in politics can actually be a liability rather than an asset.

Austerity Is a Political Loser for Either Party

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Even a minimal "vision" of an America that can still accomplish something would appear to be far more uplifting than the austerity snake oil the current crop of Republican politicians keep pushing.

Romney's 47 Percent Is Not the Only Statistic That Conceals the Truth

David Paul | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
David Paul

Just as Romney's 47% number is not evidence of a massive breakdown of society, the 12% average decline in household incomes in the wake of the 2008 collapse may not actually be evidence of a widespread collapse in family incomes.

Dump Biden Talk, Just That: Talk

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Biden's active appearances at black and Latino gatherings, his rough language and his policy expertise are a huge plus for Obama in a down and dirty campaign. Any talk about dumping Biden is just that: talk.

Nixon-Era Figure's Widow Dies

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 06.29.2012 | DC

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The widow of former Vice President Spiro Agnew has died. Judy Agnew was 91. Agnew's daughter Susan Sagle said Friday her mother die...

Andrea Stone

He Said What?!?! Greatest Pols' Out-of-Touch Moments

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's riff this week on Wawa's "amazing" touchscreen technology for ordering hoagies sparked a Twitter tizzy as the latest proof...

Spiro T. Gingrich

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Newt Gingrich's attack on what he calls "the elite media" during the South Carolina debate on Jan. 20 reminds me of another high profile Republican's ...

The Nattering Nabobs of Negativism

Daniel Krotz | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Daniel Krotz

I admit to having felt a sense of completion on hearing the news that our Navy Seals had killed Osama bin Laden. But I wish we'd had a little more tim...

Cheney: A Tortured Soul

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

Mr. Vice-President, you and your President had eight full years to chart a direction for this nation. That direction was soundly rejected by the voters in the most recent national election.

How Two Teenagers Beat the Secret Service

Paul Raeburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Raeburn

Tareq and Michaele Salahi are not the first gate-crashers to discover that the Secret Service isn't so tough.

Obama Is Right About Fox News

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Thomas Frank

Persecution fantasy is Fox News's lifeblood; give it the faintest whiff of the real thing and look out for a gale-force hissy fit -- as the Obama administration has discovered by now.

Friday Talking Points [96] -- The Impressiveness of Alan Grayson

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

First, let's get rid of the distractions this week. Chicago will not be getting the Olympics in 2016, even after President Obama went over to Copenha...

William Safire: Wars Made Out of Words

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Bromwich

William Safire's career took him from public relations to propaganda to column-writing in a single seamless progression.

In Defense Of Sarah Palin

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Lewis

If other GOP members who are elected to office follow her example and quit after serving approximately 60% of their first elected terms -- just think how much better for the nation.

How Journalism Plays Twister...To the Right

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Bunch

It's so true that freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose -- and so our brush here with terminal illness is occasionally truly liberating for America's newsrooms.

Palin Blasts Bloggers. Spiro Agnew Redux?

Erica Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Heller

"Bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie annoy me," says Sarah Appalling. Is she channeling Spiro Agnew? Or trying to? That's some goal. Remembe...

"New America" = Gone OLD Party

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Prior to the start of the war in Iraq in 2003, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made a distinction between "Old Europe" that opposed the America...

McCain's 'Life On Mars' Is The Real Thing -- And Much More Scary

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Brodsky

The 1970s mindset is spreading beyond simply the presidential campaign in truly scary ways. As a result of the McCain/Palin campaign, the chicken academicians politicians have been been brought back.

The Sad Fate of Sarah Palin

David Wallechinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Wallechinsky

If McCain loses, Palin, will be dumped by the Party and turned into a laughing stock, the butt of jokes about an ambitious female politician more concerned with her appearance than with real issues.

Ballsy Politics, Literally

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lea Lane

I know, I know: dismissing Sarah Palin and all her baggage seems like a -- excuse-the-expression -- no-brainer. But if you think dubious distinctio...

Dick-less

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Greenfield

The Dems should be praying Cheney will show up and make a speech. It could be his "Pat Buchanan in '92" kind of speech, telling people exactly what he believes, and in the process handing the election to the opponent.

Aloha, Anderson! Jeff Toobin Calls In From Hawaii Via Web-Cam

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The 24-hour news cycle doesn't take a vaction — and neither do the hardest-working correspondents in the biz. CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey T...