Jon Huntsman

GOP Debate Audience Cheers Waterboarding

The audience at Saturday night's Republican presidential debate erupted into applause at the mention of waterboarding, an interrogation technique that is often described as torture. The National Journal's Major Garrett asked Republican

GOP Candidates' Plans Would Expand Record US Income Gap

This week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provided just the latest analysis confirming that U.S. income inequality is at record levels. But while the income gap is at largest in 80 years even as the total federal tax burden is at its

Santorum: I Want To Go To War With China

At Tuesday's The Washington Post/Bloomberg Republican presidential debate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum declared that he actually wanted "to go to war with China." Fellow candidate Mitt Romney promised that if elected, he would

D Science Student, Rick Perry, Flunks Galileo Analogy

This is great! Just keep this dude talking. We don't even need Katie Couric - just put a mike in front of Texas Governor Rick Perry, and let him speak. If he were smarter he'd know how dumb he is - but he's not. So he says things like he did at

Bachmann Open To A '0% Corporate Tax Rate'

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Sunday that she was "open" to implementing Sarah Palin's suggestion that all corporate income taxes be abolished. "I propose to eliminate all federal corporate income tax," Palin had said in

Huntsman Calls For Shared Sacrifice From The Rich -- But Not With Tax Increases

As our friend Jed Lewinson pointed out over at the Daily Kos, GOP candidate and so-called "moderate" Jon Huntsman called for some "shared sacrifice" from the rich on the PBS Newshour this Thursday, but of course that "sacrifice" should not come in the form of a tax increase. I agree completely with this assessment of that statement by Huntsman during the interview: