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2016 Campaign

Democratic Louisiana Senate Candidate Ties Republican Runoff Opponent To Big Oil

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics

Democratic Louisiana Senate candidate Foster Campbell released a new campaign ad Tuesday that accuses his Republican opponent, John Neely Kennedy, of ...

It’s Finally Election Day, And Things Look Good For Democrats

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics

HuffPost’s poll-based forecasts give Hillary Clinton the win and the Democrats a narrow Senate majority. Many Americans are going to be unhappy rega...

A Pastiche: The Final Presidential Debate

Bernard Mokam | Posted 10.24.2016 | Politics
Bernard Mokam

Taken From Tablet Magazine First published with BushObamaAmerica.com The 2016 Campaign is surreal and carries the dreamy narrative of a novel. Here...

Electoral Math: Trump Collapses

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There is an excellent chance that when Republicans look back at the 2016 presidential election, this will be the week they'll point to when Donald Trump completely collapsed.

2016 Electoral Math -- Hillary Begins Her Debate Bounce

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's time to take a look at the presidential race once again, and I have to begin with a program note. Up until now, I've been writing these columns every two weeks, but from now until the election, they'll appear each Monday like clockwork, since the race is about to head into the homestretch.

Trump Campaign: It's Not The Job Of A Debate Moderator To Fact-Check

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics

The two major-party presidential campaigns have dramatically different expectations when it comes to what role moderators should play in the upcoming ...

Dem Megadonor Tom Steyer Gives Millions More To Bolster Ground Game

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics

An umbrella organization of labor and progressive groups is ramping up on-the-ground operations in an attempt to propel Hillary Clinton and like-minde...

Hillary's Shrinking Lead

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Hillary Clinton's lead in the race for Electoral College votes is shrinking. In fact, it has been shrinking for a solid month now. Two weeks ago, this hadn't really benefited Donald Trump much. Now, however, Trump seems to be surging in the polls while Hillary slides even further.

2016 Electoral Math -- Hillary Slides Back

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As things stand, Clinton still has a healthy 58 percent of the total, while Trump has 37 percent. In two weeks, Clinton has lost eight points while Trump gained three points. The extra five points is now in the tied category.

2016 Electoral Math -- Hillary Moves Up

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Hillary Clinton wins with a landslide of votes in the Electoral College. Clinton's percent of the total is 66.5, roughly twice Trump's 33.5 percent. Currently, no states are tied.

Maybe The Republicans Should Stop Nominating 'Businessmen' For President

Steven Conn | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics
Steven Conn

However much some prominent Republicans are outraged by Trump, he is the third GOP nominee of the last four to sell himself to the party and the nation as a businessman.

Donald Trump's Surrogates Are Almost As Much Of A Problem As He Is

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics

On the fourth night of the Democratic National Convention, a little-known father of a fallen Army officer took to the stage to deliver a blistering in...

Electoral Math -- The Best Way To Track The Race

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to the kickoff of my quadrennial "Electoral Math" column series. I've always been astonished that no other statistics guru out there seems to present the presidential race in the way that makes the most sense -- by Electoral College vote, charted over time.

People Aren't Really Appreciating Just How Bad Trump's Campaign Has Been

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics

Sure, Donald Trump had a disastrous week on the campaign trail, but at least he may have made history: Longtime political veterans say they cannot rec...

But What If Trump Loses

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.23.2016 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

In a very real way, while seeing this man elected President of the United States should, and does, strike fear in the hearts of millions, even his defeat could create enduring problems for American democracy.

Bernie Gets A Rough Reception From House Democrats

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) received a tough reception from House Democrats on Wednesday morning, with many encouraging him to endorse ...

Hillary Clinton Is About To Be The Nominee. Now Comes The Tricky Part Of The Primary.

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton's campaign has begun showing frustrations with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), urging him to find a way to peacefully wind down his presi...

Too Sick To Lead: The Lethal Personality Disorder Of Donald Trump

Richard North Patterson | Posted 06.04.2016 | Politics
Richard North Patterson

There is only one organizing principle which makes sense of his wildly oscillating utterances and behavior -- the clinical definition of narcissistic personality disorder.

The 2016 Campaign Has Had Some Seriously Awkward Moments

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics

The 2016 presidential election has had its share of awkward moments. Who could forget the time retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson hesitated to walk out o...

Why Hillary Clinton Is Uniquely Suited To Take On Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.27.2016 | Politics

Back in the fall of 1989, a group of researchers published a paper looking at the ways in which individuals contort the circumstances surrounding them...

Jeb Bush's Campaign Shows Just How Insufferable Big Donors Can Be

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.27.2016 | Politics

The demands on politicians to raise money are notoriously awful. Candidates can spend upward of 40 hours a week just hitting the phones, a process tha...

Bernie Sanders Suffered A Big Blow. Here's His Plan Going Forward.

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.27.2016 | Politics

Despite a series of costly defeats on Tuesday night, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) remains committed to seeing the Democratic primary through to the con...

Sleep, Politics and Government -- Has History Been Altered by Lack of Sleep?

Stuart F. Quan, M.D. | Posted 04.23.2017 | Healthy Living
Stuart F. Quan, M.D.

Sleep deprivation can result in sleepiness, irritability, mood swings, impaired judgment and increased risk taking. During the campaign, candidates' schedules are packed with appearances, speeches and travel from state to state crossing time zones in the process.

Would Bernie Sanders Veto A $12-An-Hour Minimum Wage Bill?

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.27.2016 | Politics

During last Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton added a new wrinkle to the argument over the federa...

Bernie, Ted, Hilary or The Donald - From the Marketing Playbook

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 04.13.2017 | Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

What is your pleasure in the presidential race? Opinions are all over the chart: Qualified, Not Qualified, Truthful, Untrustworthy, Liberal, Conserva...