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Week to Week News Quiz for 6/19/15

John Zipperer | Posted 06.19.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Take a break from reading the Pope's encyclical to take our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: it means that Andrew ...

5 Things You Need to Know About Student Debt as a Campaign Issue

Equal Justice Works | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics
Equal Justice Works

Student loan debt will be a key issue in the 2016 presidential election - and it should be. The $1.3 trillion in student loan debt has become a defining economic factor for students and graduates across the country.

Huckabee's Unemployment Stats Need A Reality Check

The HuffPost Show | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.13.2015 | HPSN

With Washington, D.C. gearing up for the race to 2016, more and more GOP presidential hopefuls have tossed their hats into the ring -- and it looks li...

Sam Stein

Here's How Hillary Clinton Measures Up On Bill De Blasio's 13-Point Progressive Litmus Test | Sam Stein | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) traveled more than 200 miles south on Tuesday to debut what he hopes will be a unifying progressi...

Bernie's Running: It's The Perfect Storm for the Left

David Russell | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
David Russell

Senator Bernie Sander's announcement that he will seek the Democratic Party nomination for the presidency creates the best possible circumstances for Liberals and traditional Democrats to get their policies accepted as a mandate for action. Now Liberals have to focus on promoting the delivery mechanism.

10 Reasons We Need A Dog to Run For President

James Napoli | Posted 05.06.2015 | Comedy
James Napoli

Until we get a canine in office, we can only dream about a president who owns up to the mess he or she has made, then stands by looking ashamed while it is dealt with, calmly and efficiently, by a lackey.

Should Hillary Clinton Be Blamed For Libya's Mess? The Short Answer: Not for All of It

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

As in all matters of war and peace, the buck stops at the president's desk: it wasn't Hillary, but Barack Obama who ultimately gave the orders.

What Will the Disruption of Politics Look Like?

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

This is the real truth about disruption: whether you see it as positive or negative, disruption is nonetheless our inevitable future. And if this is true in business and the professions, it is almost certainly as inevitable in our national politics.

Fighter or Deal Maker?

Bill Schneider | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Bill Schneider

We may see a demand for a deal maker in 2016. For Democrats, that's Hillary Clinton. For Republicans, that's Jeb Bush. If the 2016 election turns out to be a choice between them, it's likely to be close.

What's a Good Journalist to Do?

William S. Becker | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

In the 2012 presidential election, the candidates all remained mum about climate change. Neither the reporters who followed them nor the moderators of the official presidential debates called them out on the issue. Responsible journalists simply cannot let that be the case this time.

Sam Stein

The New Hot Topic Among GOP Presidential Candidates Concerns The Courts | Sam Stein | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Judicial term limits aren't the sexiest, most inspiring campaign issue of modern times. But they've been mentioned in recent weeks in sp...

Sam Stein

Ben Carson Is An Unconventional Candidate, And An Almost Spiritual Figure To His Followers | Sam Stein | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Other speakers had rowdier receptions and larger followings. But few who appeared at the Conservative Political Action Confere...

Igor Bobic

Karl Rove: Elizabeth Warren Could Give Hillary Clinton A 'Scare' | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) would present a credible threat to presumptive Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton should she decide ...

An Earlier Start for the Presidential Race? Really?

Lanny Davis | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Many political pundits and Republicans are hyperventilating about the news that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may actually wait a while longer before making up her mind whether to run for president of the United States.

Sam Stein

Gary Johnson Hopes To Run In 2016 And Promises Not To Pander To Iowans | Sam Stein | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson said he is likely to run for president again in 2016 and will be blunt as hell when he does it. ...

Wanted: Modestly Enlightened Very Rich People (MERPs) for 2016

Ralph Nader | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Short of a mass popular resurgence, how can we break free of this destructive cycle of same-old bought and sold elections and tired rhetoric that ultimately leads to gridlock government?

These Are The Cities Competing To Host The 2016 GOP Convention

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three cities in the West and three in Ohio are competing to host the Republicans' presidential nominating convention in 2016. Rep...

Springsteen Politics

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger



Reuters | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

By Samuel P. Jacobs CONCORD, New Hampshire, May 24 (Reuters) - Seeking to raise money for the New Hampshire Republican Party, state ch...

Why "Martin O'Malley" and "2016" Always Appear in the Same Sentence

Death Race | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Death Race

It is difficult to determine where the "2016 moniker" came from, but those titles can be self-justifying -- reporters put them into stories to make their subjects seem more newsworthy, especially when the politician won't flatly deny it.

President Kaine?

David Meadvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Meadvin

It may be pure prognostication. My crystal ball isn't any clearer than anyone else's. But if you're already growing tired of the 2012 storyline and cast of characters, keep an eye on Kaine.