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Howard Fineman
Howard Fineman is global editorial director of the Huffington Post Media Group.

Entries by Howard Fineman

Maybe Rand Paul Took That 'Snapchat Election' Thing Too Seriously

(1) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 4:07 PM

WASHINGTON -- Last October, for the third time in three years, Sen. Rand Paul made the cover of Time magazine. The headline: "The Most Interesting Man in American Politics."

The New York Times Magazine had just put him on the cover that August, with a...

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Anyone Can Be Speaker ... Even Kanye

(1) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 4:41 PM

Little-known fact: The Constitution does not require that the Speaker of the House be a member of Congress. This got us thinking -- always dangerous, but also fun. Why should those wild and crazy Republicans, whose caucus is reminiscent of the Washington Nationals' dugout, elevate one...

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프란치스코 교황은 세계 대통령이 되고 싶어한다

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 4:59 PM

*이 글은 허핑턴포스트US 편집인 '하워드 파인만'의 블로그입니다.

그는 출마하겠다고 발표하지는 않았다.

사실 존재하지도 않는 직책이다.

말투가 부드러운 78세의 아르헨티나인 사제 호르헤 마리오 베르고글리오, 즉 프란치스코 교황은 9월 24일에 약삭빠르고 체계적으로, 쇼맨십까지 갖춰서 그가 지구 대통령이 되려 함을 보여주었다.

고대 로마를 연상시키는 거대한 건물에 있는 국회의 세속적인 행사에 참석했을 때였다.

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A New Hampshire Primary For World Leaders

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 3:04 PM

Imagine the world is a giant New Hampshire and the 2016 primary election is this week. We here at First to Last 2016 are doing just that, inspired by Pope Francis’ on fleek American tour and the start of the U.N. General Assembly’s annual fall festival...

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Pope Francis Wants To Be President Of The World

(6) Comments | Posted September 24, 2015 | 12:02 PM

WASHINGTON -- He hasn't announced his candidacy.

Indeed, the job he seeks doesn't really exist.

But shrewdly, methodically and with a showman's flair, the soft-spoken, 78-year-old Argentinian Jesuit priest named Jorge Mario Bergoglio -- Pope Francis -- showed Thursday that he is running to become president...

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Não deixe Donald Trump te enlouquecer... ainda

(4) Comments | Posted September 20, 2015 | 7:25 PM

Fissurados em política de todo o mundo estão preocupados que nós, americanos loucos, estamos prestes a eleger um bilionário palhaço, racista, autoritário chamado Donald Trump para ser presidente dos Estados Unidos.

Isso é perfeitamente compreensível.

Ele não disparou para a liderança nas pesquisas? Os meios de...

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트럼프가 절대로 미국 대통령이 될 수 없는 이유

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 4:29 PM

정치에 관심이 많은 전세계 사람들은 미친 미국인들이 광대 같고 인종차별주의자이며 권위주의적 억만장자인 도널드 트럼프를 미국 대통령으로 뽑을까봐 걱정하고 있다.

그건 충분히 이해할 수 있는 일이다.

그는 설문조사에서 1위로 치솟지 않았는가? 미국 매체가 그에게, 그가 만들어내는 시청률에 완전히 사로잡히지 않았는가? 그를 폄하했던 전문가들의 말은 전부 다 틀리지 않았는가? 미국 선거에서는 막대한...

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When Will Another One Bite The Dust?

(7) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 3:14 PM

Autumn officially begins this week. It’s a perfect time to weed the garden, trim the hedges and cut down sapless presidential timber. Here at First to Last, we’ve gone into the shed, found our hand-shovels and shears, and are ready to decide which 2016 candidates should...

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Μην αφήνετε τον Ντόναλντ Τραμπ να σας τρομάξει...ακόμα

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 6:07 PM

Οι φανατικοί της πολιτικής ανά τον κόσμο ανησυχούν ότι εμείς οι τρελοί Αμερικανοί θα κάνουμε έναν κρετίνο, ρατσιστή, απολυταρχικό δισεκατομμυριούχο ονόματι Ντόναλντ Τραμπ πρόεδρο των ΗΠΑ.

Αυτό είναι απόλυτα κατανοητό. Δεν έχει εκτοξευτεί στην κορυφή των δημοσκοπήσεων; Δεν έχουν τα πάθει τα αμερικανικά ΜΜΕ ψύχωση μαζί του και με...

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GOP Candidates, Learn From Muhammad Ali

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 4:39 PM

LOUISVILLE, KY. -- The contrast could not have been more vivid or instructive about the state of American politics.

On Wednesday night, my job required me to watch a CNN "debate" in which Republican presidential candidates hurled canned insults every which way in an effort to...

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No hay que volverse locos con Trump... todavía

(2) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 2:19 PM

WASHINGTON -- El mundo está repleto de yonquis de la política preocupados por que nosotros, esos estadounidenses locos, vayamos a elegir al payaso racista, multimillonario y autoritario Donald Trump como presidente.

La inquietud es absolutamente comprensible.

¿Acaso Trump no está liderando las encuestas en popularidad? ¿Acaso no están los medios...

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Don't Let Donald Trump Freak You Out... Yet

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2015 | 5:49 PM

WASHINGTON -- Political junkies around the globe are worried that we crazy Americans are about to anoint a clownish, racist, authoritarian billionaire named Donald Trump to be president of the United States.

That's completely understandable.

Hasn't he rocketed to a lead in the polls? Aren't the...

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The Days Of Awe And Syria

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2015 | 2:09 PM

WASHINGTON – At the start of the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah, which began Sunday night, congregants pray to God to bring peace, spiritual and temporal, to all mankind. 

The High Holy Days' “Days of Awe” are an appropriate time to consider the fate of...

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Dealing With The Skunk In The Room

(2) Comments | Posted September 11, 2015 | 3:22 PM

As the GOP's presidential hopefuls steer their way into the second debate, their challenge in many ways will be the same one they faced before: what to do about the interloper in their midst. Back in August, Roger Ailes attempted to come to the rescue of his beloved...

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The Year Of The Know-Nothing Candidates

(22) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 4:32 PM

WASHINGTON -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who earned degrees from Oxford and Brown, previewed his presidential candidacy last year by unveiling a 47-page booklet of granular (if controversial) details about his record and proposals for balancing energy production and environmental protection.

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Trump Pretends To Domesticate Himself

(13) Comments | Posted September 4, 2015 | 4:59 PM

WASHINGTON -- To launch a building project in New York, you need to be a ruthless, egotistical bully: intimidating bureaucrats, buying politicians and unions, and selling your dream by spinning the local media like a top.

But to finish it, you need to be adaptable. If you...

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What We'd Ask The GOP Candidates In A Debate

(1) Comments | Posted September 4, 2015 | 2:30 PM

Thank God Labor Day has come and gone. After such a sleepy summer, maybe we'll finally have some political news to cover in this boring, routine presidential race. 

The two sentences above are examples of what we ultra-professional writers call "facetious humor." 

In truth, the first...

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미국 정치에 '디스럽션'이 찾아오다

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 6:18 PM

카니예 웨스트가 대선 출마를 선언했다. 색다른 방법으로, 즉 MTV 비디오 뮤직 어워드를 통해 발표했다. 그리고 그 말을 진지하게 받아들이는, 최소한 웃지는 않는 사람들이 있다. 여기까지 모두 예측 가능한 일이다.

웨스트의 유일한 실수는 그가 2020년 대선에 출마하겠다고 한 것이다. 논란을 불러일으키지만 결코 지루한 법은 없는 그는 지금 출마했어야 했다....

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Kanye West, Donald Trump... quand la «disruption» fait son entrée dans la politique américaine

(4) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 1:37 PM

Évidemment, Kanye West a annoncé sa candidature aux élections présidentielles américaines. Évidemment, il a choisi de le faire à l’occasion des MTV Video Music Awards. Et évidemment, certains le prennent au sérieux.

L’artiste controversé, mais jamais falot, commet cependant l’erreur de se porter candidat aux élections...

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'Disruption' Comes to U.S. Politics

(3) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 2:40 PM

WASHINGTON -- Of course Kanye West declared that he is running for president. And of course he did it in an unconventional way: during MTV's Video Music Awards. And of course some people are taking him seriously, or at least not laughing.

West's only...

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