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2016 Campaign

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 07.06.2016 | 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 06.06.2016 | 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 05.06.2016 | 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 05.05.2016 | 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 04.28.2016 | 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 04.23.2016 | 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 04.18.2016 | 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 04.12.2016 | 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...

How Donald Trump Could Be an American Hero

Mark D. Weinberg | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics
Mark D. Weinberg

Donald Trump claims he is seeking the presidency because he loves his country. Why shouldn't he? It has allowed him to become a wealthy man. It is obvious he loves himself, too. The question is: which does he love more? If it is himself, he will keep going.

Anthony Weiner Thinks Donald Trump Is As Doomed As He Was

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) is pretty sanguine about the Democratic Party's chances in a general election should Donald Trump become the Repub...

Donald Trump Promises Not To Go On As Many Twitter Tirades When President

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump promised on Sunday that he would dramatically curtail his hate-tweeting should he be elected president of the United States. Trump was as...

Conventions are for Voting

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Whether you are a supporter of Mr. Trump or another of the republican candidates vying for the presidency, violence of any sort should never be an option, because violence is simply not acceptable and certainly not at a convention to pick the person who may be the next president of this country.

The Democratic Party Once Feared Marco Rubio. Then The Campaign Happened.

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

In mid-December, well before any votes were cast, David Brock, the mercurial henchman for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, made an odd pronoun...

The Anti-Trump Cavalry Arrived... Just Late And Without The Thickest Checkbook

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

Faced with the prospect of Donald Trump actually winning the Republican nomination, conservative groups and competing campaigns have begun spending mo...

Donald Trump Encourages Violence At His Rallies. His Fans Are Listening.

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

Yasmeen Alamiri was standing in the press pen at a Donald Trump rally in Radford, Virginia, late last month when a man in the crowd called her a terro...

Trump Says He Never Pledged To Kill Family Members Of Terrorists

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump said Wednesday night that he doesn’t necessarily want to kill the families of terrorists -- a controversial proposal he has raised at v...

Trump: Feeding the 'Monster'

James Zogby | Posted 02.27.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

The danger that Trump poses is not that he is inconsistent or untruthful or that he lacks a coherent philosophy. It is that he is the reductio ad absurdum of our politics. He is the crude reality TV entertainer, turned leader--without politics, just anger.