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

Entries by Howard Fineman

With Donna Brazile, Democrats Dump One Centrist Loyalist For Another

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2016 | 6:00 PM

PHILADELPHIA ― Back in May, just as Hillary Clinton was locking up the Democratic nomination, a top Democrat in Congress told me that the then-reigning chairwoman of the party, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, would be out of a job soon.

“The Bernie Sanders people...

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Donald Trump's Speech Was Not Very American

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 8:26 PM

CLEVELAND ― Donald Trump just went Richard Nixon one better ― or rather, one worse.

As signaled last Monday by his campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, Trump channeled Nixon’s 1968 acceptance speech when he addressed the Republican National Convention here Wednesday and promised to bring “law and order” to what...

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RNC Shows 'Manager Trump' Is An Oxymoron

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 5:21 PM

CLEVELAND – The chaos, ineptitude and controversy in and around the Republican convention here have led top Democratic strategists to conclude that they can now attack Donald Trump on a basic level: his ability to handle the job of president.

“It’s a trust issue now,” said Sen....

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Why Clinton Might Pick Tom Vilsack For Veep

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 2:07 PM

CLEVELAND ― Hillary Clinton’s camp is focusing on Tom Vilsack as a potential running mate, but not because he is the former governor of Iowa or the longest-serving secretary of agriculture in half a century.

It’s because Vilsack, in his own mind, remains a son...

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Saul Alinsky Had Nothing But Contempt For The System. Who Does That Remind You Of?

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 4:04 PM

CLEVELAND ― Quick question: Which candidate for president is using the methods of Saul Alinsky, the ‘60s-era activist and author whom Republicans love to hate and who ― as Dr. Ben Carson noted Tuesday night ― once described Lucifer, not disapprovingly, as “the very first radical”?


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À 100km de la Convention républicaine de Cleveland, Donald Trump charme une Amérique dépassée

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2016 | 5:11 PM

INTERNATIONAL - Dans les comtés clés de l’État charnière de l'Ohio, les électeurs aiment Donald Trump et son colistier Mike Pence. Mais il s’agit là d’une Amérique en perte de vitesse. Est-ce que ce sera suffisant pour propulser Trump à la tête du pays? Howard Fineman, l'éditorialiste politique du Huffington...
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Donald Trump: Unity? I Don't Need No Stinkin' Unity!

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 5:18 PM

CLEVELAND ― Donald Trump’s top lieutenant kicked off the Republican National Convention on Monday morning by contemptuously dismissing John Kasich, the Republican governor of the host state, as a “dumb” crybaby and sore loser; by threatening to crush “recalcitrant” delegates; and by dismissing the Bush family...

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Trump's Campaign Manager Says He'll Channel 'Law And Order' Richard Nixon

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 9:30 AM

CLEVELAND ― As Donald Trump searched for a template for his acceptance speech, the model he chose was Richard Nixon’s infamous 1968 “law and order” speech on behalf of a silent and sullen middle class.

At a somewhat similar time of stress and struggle in America and...

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Obama And Democrats Set A Trap For Trump After Baton Rouge

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2016 | 6:43 PM

CLEVELAND ― President Barack Obama never mentioned Donald Trump’s name, but it was clear who he was talking about when he asked ― practically demanded ―...

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In Ohio (And Elsewhere), Trump Appeals To The Past

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2016 | 3:32 PM

PORT CLINTON, Ohio – The windows of the convenience store here on the shores of Lake Erie are covered with so many mayflies that you can’t see inside the shop.

Every late spring, the big-winged bugs rise up out of the lake at night and seek the light. They end up...

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Quem são os Donalds Trumps mundo afora?

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2016 | 3:12 PM

Donald Trump não foi o primeiro. E não é o único. Sua mensagem não vai desaparecer, mesmo que ele sofra uma derrota retumbante em novembro.

No Reino Unido, Trump é Nigel Farage, defensor do Brexit; na França ele é os Le Pen, pai e filha. Na...

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8 Ways Trump And Pence Could Be A Really Awkward Pairing

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2016 | 3:36 PM

In the immediate wake of Donald Trump choosing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) as his running mate, the consensus that quickly congealed among the political commentariat was that Trump had finally done something boring and conventional. Hashtag sad!

Well. First of all, political reporters should probably...

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Frightening Thought: Trump Inner Circle Thinks Pence Is A Safe Pick

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 1:38 PM

WASHINGTON –  I heard from a member of the Trump inner circle Wednesday morning after they had met with Mike Pence.

“I liked him a lot,” this person said. “Seems like a good guy.”

When I brought up the fact that the governor of Indiana

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Trump und Clinton konkurrieren nur darum, wer das kleinere Übel ist

(9) Comments | Posted July 13, 2016 | 7:13 AM

  • Die US-amerikanische Gesellschaft ist so gespalten wie lange nicht
  • In dieses Unzeit fällt die Präsidentschaftswahl mit den unbeliebtesten Kandidaten der jüngeren US-Geschichte
  • Experten halten Trump für gefährlich, Clinton jedoch auch für schwer tragbar

Der 63-jährige Larry J. Sabato ist eine Koryphäe auf dem Gebiet der amerikanischen Geschichte. Er...

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George W. Bush's Plea For Unity Lands Heavily On Trump

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2016 | 8:11 PM

WASHINGTON ― George W. Bush doesn’t get out much anymore, but not because he’s frail. He just turned 70, but seems in fine health.

We don’t see him much because he doesn’t love the limelight ― or politics, really. Never did. The Bush family took a...

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Clinton And Trump, Least Trusted Candidates In Modern History, Compete to See Who’s Less Terrible

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2016 | 4:40 PM

WASHINGTON ― As an expert on American politics, 63-year-old Larry J. Sabato is as credentialed as they come: the University of Virginia, Princeton, Rhodes Scholar, Oxford doctorate, professor at UVA, author of 20 books and astute prognosticator.

A Virginia gentleman, Sabato tries to keep a wry distance and to...

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These Republicans Are Under Trump's Skin

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2016 | 3:04 PM

According to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight will be a key figure at the upcoming Republican National Convention ― where he will presumably hurl Clint Eastwood’s 2012 convention chair at an underperforming point guard, or something....

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미국 대선이 카오스에서 벗어났다

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2016 | 11:51 AM

공화당원이나 민주당원이나, 정치 내부자들은 몇 달, 어쩌면 몇 년 전부터 같은 농담을 해왔다. "힐러리 클린턴이 대통령이 되지 못하게 할 수 있는 유일한 사람은 제임스 코미다."

이제 그런 일은 생기지 않게 되었다. 클린턴이 국무 장관 재임 당시 이메일 보안 규정을 어긴 것을 기소하지 말라는 제임스 코미 FBI 국장의 권고를...

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Presidential Election Not Total Chaos

(0) Comments | Posted July 5, 2016 | 12:36 PM

WASHINGTON -- For months if not years, political insiders -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- have made the same joke: "There is only one person standing between Hillary...

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Vorbild Großbritannien: Warum es immer wahrscheinlicher wird, dass Trump die US-Wahl gewinnt

(13) Comments | Posted June 25, 2016 | 8:47 PM

Großbritannien und die Vereinigten Staaten sind weder ein und dasselbe Land noch schlägt das gleiche politische Herz in ihrer Brust.

Aber die zwei Imperien – ein verblasstes und ein fortbestehendes – teilen eine jahrzehntelange Geschichte und eine gemeinsame imperiale Kultur.

Der Brexit sollte uns alle erschauern lassen

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