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Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The difference between Sarah Palin's reaction to Rahm Emanuel's ill-advised use of the word "retarded" (directed at liberals), and Rush Limbaugh's use of the word (directed at advocates for the mentally handicapped) speaks volumes. When it was reported that Emanuel used the word in a private meeting -- one time -- Palin quickly took to Facebook and, mentioning Emanuel by name, called on President Obama to fire him. When Limbaugh repeatedly used the term on his radio show, Palin did nothing. Then, after being goaded by commentators, she had her spokesperson offer a generic criticism of "demeaning name calling," never mentioning Limbaugh by name -- and even had her spokesperson phone Rush to assure him she hadn't used his name. Then, in an interview with Fox that aired this morning, Palin defended Limbaugh's use of "retards" as "satire." Which it wasn't -- unless I'm missing the humor in calling a meeting of advocates for the mentally handicapped "a retard summit."

Ryan Grim Discusses Tea Party Convention On MSNBC (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post political reporter Ryan Grim appeared on MSNBC today to discuss the Tea Party Convention that is taking place this weekend in Tennesse...

The 14 Most Ludicrous Tea Party Moments

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When we say "wild," you say "how wild?" To commemorate this weekend's National Tea Party Convention, take a look back at some of the seminal moments o...

What if the Right was Right? A Reflection on the "Christian States of America." (Updated)

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

I am not saying that Jesus was a Stalinist or even a communist, just that it's very clear from his teachings that he believed that people were happier and healthier when they shared with each other.

Palin To Headline Tea Party Rally In Harry Reid's Hometown Of Searchlight, Nevada

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin will headline a tea party rally in Searchlight, Nevada, the hometown of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, according to The Washington Pos...

What Obama Really Said: An A-to-Z Guide for Dummies

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

For those unable to grasp -- never mind appreciate -- the President's address in all its nimble luster, here is a lexicographer's guide.

Repeal the 17th Amendment

Tony Blankley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Blankley

The continued lack of enforcement of the 10th Amendment has been one of the failures of the conservative movement. The best way to revive this amendment is to repeal the 17th Amendment.

Neo-Nazis, Militants Eye Tea Party for Recruitment (VIDEO)

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit Tea parties are proving very attractive to both white supremacists and the militia movemen...

Palin Warns: "Anyone Who Threatens Violence is in My Crosshairs"

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Speaking at a McCain campaign rally, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin issued the following warning to the most extreme elements in the Tea Party movement: "Anyone who uses threats of violence will be in my crosshairs."

Scott Brown Wants You To Date His Daughter: Here's How!

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Scott Brown's victory was a truly historic moment. For the first time in recent history, a senator-elect announced the dating status of his daughters:...

Teabaggers' New Cry: "Mrs. Obama, Hands Off Our Obesity"

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

One day after the passage of an historic health care reform bill, the Tea Party movement turned its attention to a new target today: First Lady Michelle Obama's campaign against obesity.

Rally -- Really

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

We went to the Lincoln Memorial to say, "Mr. Obama, We Have Your Back." We wanted to transmit a simple and functional message. Just, "We have your back, Big Guy. We are proud to have you."

Teabaggers' New Protest: "No Government Takeover of Congress"

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Thousands of self-styled Teabaggers marched on the Capitol today to make the point that, in the words of one of their number, "Voting has no place in Congress."

Tea Party Protesters Will 'Pretend To Die' In Senate Offices

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via Wonkette, the latest Tea Party rally on Capitol Hill involves protesters faking death in the halls of the Senate. From Tax Day Tea Party, the grou...

Obama, the Teabaggers and Foreign Policy

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

As Obama contemplates a new strategy for Afghanistan, he should consider integrating the conservative values of fiscal discipline and limited government into his foreign policy decision-making.

The Tone of the Debate Sounds... Familiar?

Rich Nadworny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rich Nadworny

The teabaggers and the angry conservatives sure make a lot of noise these days. And much of the noise is about them making noise. It sure seems like the online channel is a key element in the vitriol.

City Hall Showdown in Colorado Springs

Michael Shandrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Shandrick

The Colorado Springs budget hearing would have been controversial even without council member Tom Gallagher calling on supporters to create a public outcry with a "tea party."

The Health Insurance You Have Now Sucks

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The president likes to say, "If you like the health insurance you have now..." The problem is that much like your utter lack of financial security, the health insurance you have now... sucks.

Newsflash: Teabaggers Are a Bust and Most People Haven't Heard of Glenn Beck

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

The real story of the conservative movement in 2009 is that it has been a colossal failure where it counts: effecting policy.

How to Live on $0 a Day: Top Gift Ideas for 2009

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

If you happen to have some spare sanitary napkins around, or know where you can borrow some, you've got the makings for some cushy slippers with non-slip grip strips and a built in deodorant feature for fresh feet.

Platform For Prosperity's Prospects Doubted In Wall Street Journal Article

Wall Street Journal | STEPHANIE SIMON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- To retake Colorado, the Republican Party wants voters like Michael Schneider. A proud member of the diffuse 'tea-party movement' that gai...

Top-Down Blowback; The GOP Discovers That the Grassroots Bites Back

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Limbaugh, Beck and Palin tap the energy and emotions of the masses and flame their biases and bigotry. The web and the media have changed the rules. The grassroots are connected like never before.

Reclaiming "We"

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

When it comes to health care reform, the states most likely to benefit -- because they have the highest percentages of uninsured citizens -- are the source of the loudest objections to reform.

Graham Waves To Teabaggers From Other Side Of Climate Rubicon

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

Sen. Graham may be a conservative, but he is not a moron. He knew full well the right-wing lunacy that would be unleashed by his willingness to compromise to pass carbon cap legislation.

Reading the Pictures: Obama the Double Agent?

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2010-01-11-doubleagentobama.jpgWhat's to be done about the growing terrorism hysteria spreading through Washington and the corporate media?