Politics

Comedian In Chief

Roseanne Barr would get 6 percent of the vote if she runs for president, according to a new poll.

Republicans' Deceptive Payroll Tax Compromise

The Republicans agreed to a payroll tax extension to put an end to unemployment benefits.

The Beauty of “Santorum”

Mitt Romney acquires a Google problem to rival his opponent's.

Happy Valentine's Day ... And Don't Forget to Tip Your Waitress

Food industry workers earn the lowest wages among all occupations and rarely get sick days.

The Inexplicable Rise of Rick Santorum

Candidates like the former Pennsylvania senator are usually at the bottom of the barrel, not the front of the pack.

Republicans Risk Their Future in Opposing Gay Marriage

Chris Christie is set to veto marriage equality in New Jersey. Could it hurt him as a future presidential candidate?

Olympic Deja Vu?

Salt Lake City may push to host the Winter Olympics for a second time in 2022. Would-be presidents, take note.

Ron Paul's Endgame

In the first of a four-part series, the Prospect looks at where the GOP presidential candidates are headed.

Why Is Greece on Fire?

The Prospect gives you the lowdown on the country's fiscal nightmare.

No Such Thing as an Arizona Free Lunch

The state proposes making free school lunches an optional program.

Obama's Fact-Checkers

The Obama campaign launches the Truth Team to counter Republican attacks.

The Help's Same Old Story

The film boasts Oscar-worthy performances but spotlights black exploitation in Hollywood.

Obama, Mr. Popular

As the president rises in the polls, conservatives turn to the culture wars.

CPAC Takes Aim at Birth Control

Despite organizers' attempt to focus on fiscal issues, CPAC participants revive the culture war.

Greece Bets Once Again on Austerity

The country's parliament approves deep cuts to social services as rioters overrun central Athens.

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