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Farewell, Peter and June; see ya, Santorum; talking politics

Phillipe and Jorge have lost two wonderful friends and Little Rhody is also short a brace of its best with the recent passing of Peter Lord and June Gibbs.
Tombstone territory
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 13, 2012

Don't tell me what to do

Welcome to the 2012 Republican Party caucus for the town of East Abunni, Maine.
Straw polls
By AL DIAMON  |  March 02, 2012

Will Ron Paul try for a win in Maine?

Maine Republicans are gearing up for this state's presidential caucuses, scheduled for February 4-11 this year.
Primary School
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 20, 2012
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Photos: New Hampshire Primary, Saturday, January 7th, 2012

The New Hampshire primaries, Saturday, January 7th, 2012.
Occupy the Primaries, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and love from Vermin Supreme
By JEREMIAH ROBINSON & ARIEL SHEARER  |  January 13, 2012
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Photos: New Hampshire Primaries, Friday, January 6th, 2012

Ron Paul and Rick Santorum speak to packed houses in New Hampshire for the first day of the weekend primary.
Ron Paul and Rick Santorum speak to packed houses
By JEREMIAH ROBINSON  |  January 13, 2012

PHOTOS: Scenes from the NH primaries, starring Romney, Santorum, Occupy, Vermin Supreme, and Callista Gingrich's hair


This weekend, while the entire Granite State was gripped with #FITN fever, our operatives leapt into the fray -- even infiltrating the Newt Gingrich phone...
By webteam  |  January 09, 2012


In Hell: On "Mexicans," Kiddie Beds, and Phone-Banking for Newt

In Hell: On "Mexicans," Kiddie Beds, and Phone-Banking for Newt


The best way to comprehend the nuts and bolts of the American political machine is to work for it. And so I did. For Newt...
By Daniel McCarthy  |  January 09, 2012
I'm Here. I'm Drunk. Get Over It: Sunday dispatch from the NH primaries

I'm Here. I'm Drunk. Get Over It: Sunday dispatch from the NH primaries


Sometimes the only way to really dive into an early morning presidential debate is with a little cough syrup. Or actually a lot of cough...
By Chris Faraone  |  January 08, 2012
The Undecideds: Hanging with Huntsman, Occupiers, and People Who Don't Know Shit in New Hampshire

The Undecideds: Hanging with Huntsman, Occupiers, and People Who Don't Know Shit in New Hampshire


  Enough with all the bullshit about how much New Hampshire residents know about politics. And about how everyone who lives here has had numerous...
By Chris Faraone  |  January 07, 2012
Chasing Santorum: The Muppet Takes Manch-attan, Signs Baseballs

Chasing Santorum: The Muppet Takes Manch-attan, Signs Baseballs


 Dispatch from Boston Phoenix New Hampshire correspondent Dan McCarthy: MANCHESTER – Rick Santorum wants to be like Ronald Reagan in the 1980 campaign New Hampshire...
By Daniel McCarthy  |  January 07, 2012

Rick Santorum: Back in Blah (and three other dumb-ass GOP blunders)


Oh, Rick Santorum. We're so going to enjoy your all-too-brief sojourn as a serious presidential candidate.  RICK SANTORUM: I DIDN'T SAY BLACK PEOPLE, I SAID...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 06, 2012


The GOP’s pride is showing; Chafee’s new chief; blame Iran!

Professional white man Mittens Romney edged out Rick Santorum by only eight votes in Iowa this week, with America's most prominent homophobe falling just short after a busload of his supporters got lost in a corn maze they visited en route to their farm
A degrading scenario
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 06, 2012
NH Dispatch from the Today's Hilarious and Depraved Romney-McCain Town Hall

NH Dispatch from the Today's Hilarious and Depraved Romney-McCain Town Hall


I realized soon into today's Manchester Town Hall why John McCain had to endorse Mitt Romney. It never dawned on me before, but it seems...
By Chris Faraone  |  January 04, 2012
Top 10 Inadvertently Homoerotic Iowa Caucus Tweets You Might Have Missed

Top 10 Inadvertently Homoerotic Iowa Caucus Tweets You Might Have Missed


The Republican presidential slate ain't Seinfeld's posse (though some share views on race with Michael Richards). That's for sure. Despite it being 2012 and all,...
By Chris Faraone  |  January 04, 2012
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QUIZ: Candidate or Criminal?

Of the 16 passages printed below, half were written or spoken by a 2012 Republican candidate for president. The other half were written by incarcerated criminals. Can you tell the difference?
Telling politicians from those in the pen isn't easy — just take their words for it
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 23, 2011

Photos: 2012 Republican Presidential candidates debate at Dartmouth College

The 2012 Republican Presidential candidates debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH on October 11, 2011.
October 11, 2011 | Hanover, NH
By JOE DIFAZIO  |  October 21, 2011


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Pledge class

Whether it's to flags, fraternities, or charities, privileged douchebags love pledging allegiance.
This campaign season, you’re not really committed to defending the GOP agenda unless you sign on the dotted line
By CHRIS FARAONE AND DAVID EISENBERG  |  July 29, 2011
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From Morons to Assholes

A pyramid of political insults.
Failure
By KARL STEVENS  |  July 15, 2011
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Thanks all around

"Thanks All Around" is the title of the opening section of Jaimy Gordon's novel, Shamp of the City-Solo (published in 1974).
Words for Waldrop; GOP = fun; some god news; random notes
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  May 13, 2011
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Obama's rebirth

It was a good weekend for the president.
By exposing his haters, the president has forced the GOP into a corner
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 06, 2011
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A tragicomedy of errors

It was not until after George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were narrowly re-elected that many Americans began to realize that the Iraq War represented a dangerous moment in American history.
In an excerpt from his new book, The Fall of the House of Bush, author Craig Unger details how Bush is, well, screwing up the world
By CRAIG UNGER  |  November 20, 2007


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Hollywood Square

First Al Gore, now Rick Santorum.
Dept. of Old Ideas
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 28, 2007
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Go for the gelt

Much has been made of how Mitt Romney has been courting evangelical-Christian support for his presidential ambitions. But Romney is also seeking friends — and, more important, money — among Jews.
Romney woos the jews. Plus, The Mass GOP fails to anoint a leader; negative funding in ’06; and a slow start to the at-large city council field
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 10, 2007
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Fantasizing Congress

With football in playoff mode and spring training two months away, participants in any of the Web’s innumerable fantasy sports leagues may see this winter as a fallow period, a time when they could get rusty. Lucky for them, the 110th Congress convenes o
Democracy in action
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 03, 2007
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It wasn’t a dream

Many observers believe the Democrats’ gains were mostly a one-time rejection of all things Republican. But is this just the beginning of a period of political ascendancy for the Democratic Party? Ten to beat: Republicans who are ripe for the picking.
Four signs that the Democratic gains in 2006 could mark the start of a new, blue era in American politics
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 28, 2006
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Can Mitt win?

To understand why Mitt Romney’s dream of capturing the Republican presidential nomination is not far-fetched, you first have to understand what Rudy Giuliani is doing — or rather, not doing.
Romney’s chances of winning the GOP presidential nod hinge on conservatives’ hatred of John McCain
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 21, 2006


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Blame game

For Democratic partisans, the pleasure of watching Republicans lose their shirts in last week’s midterm elections was matched only by the joy of watching Republicans admit defeat.
The conservative press grapples with a very bad week
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 15, 2006
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Being gay in the GOP

This editorial originally ran in the May 30, 2003 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Congressman Mark Foley: A model of political hypocrisy and personal cowardice
By EDITORIAL  |  October 05, 2006
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Because the world is flat … or something

United Nations Human Rights Council debuts, sucks.
Around the world with Adam Reilly
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 21, 2006
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Trimming Bush

I’m a 22-year-old gay male. I’m thin and “traditionally” good-looking enough to have done some modeling. So what’s the problem?
ITMFA!
By DAN SAVAGE  |  March 08, 2006