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2016 Presidential Campaign

Millennials Split Over Clinton Emails

GVH Live | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics
GVH Live

Try as she may, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton cannot shake the controversy over her use of a personal email account during her tenure as Secretary of State. Millennials tend to be divided on the issue along party lines, but are more concerned with consequential political issues.

Is Hillary Unelectable... Is Biden Even Worse?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Is there any grassroots groundswell calling on Biden to run? I sure can't hear it. It seems like the biggest fans of a potential Biden run are political journalists looking to cover a more exciting horse race, and some Democratic insiders who look at the same polls I cited and want an establishment insider -- any insider -- to be the alternative to Hillary, rather than Sanders.

The Pope Shall Not Be Trumped -- of Papal Visits, Politics and the Press

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

No, the Pope will have nothing to say on our internal politics, but his eloquent and accurate appraisal of the on-going harm of the environment should be enough to know which candidate is wasting the nation's time when we can least afford it.

Thank You, Donald Trump, for Showing Us What Rock Bottom Looks Like

Christopher Lamb | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

Critics, then and now, have assailed Trump as a racist, egomaniacal, self-deluded bully. But this, of course, doesn't tell the whole story. He is also a loathsome, self-absorbed, fear-mongering creep. But this won't keep him from running for president.

Take Two Polls and Call Me in the Morning

John K. Herr | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
John K. Herr

I'm writing you a prescription for a diuretic. If you have to go to the bathroom more, your speeches might get shorter. Also take some gingko biloba, for memory. I saw you in the debates four years ago. Good luck.

Harleys, Hogs And Presidential Hopefuls

The Huffington Post | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

BOONE, Iowa -- Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst’s campaign ads drew national attention last year, focusing on her experience castrating hogs and growing up on a...

Lincoln Chafee Announces Presidential Campaign

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) - Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee formally announced his bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination ...

Rick Santorum Announces He's Running For President In 2016

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) announced Wednesday that he is running for president in 2016. Santorum made the announcement in Butler County, Pe...

Bernie Sanders To Launch Presidential Campaign

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will launch a campaign seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2016 on Thursday. Sanders will be the first o...

Carly Fiorina Says There's A 'Higher Than 90 Percent' Chance She'll Seek The Presidency

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said on Sunday that she will likely seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016. During an interv...

Sam Stein

The New Hot Topic Among GOP Presidential Candidates Concerns The Courts

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Ben Carson Lays Out Timeline For Deciding On A 2016 Presidential Run

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

Dr. Ben Carson said on Sunday that he would make a formal announcement by May about a possible 2016 presidential run. Asked by "Fox News Sunday" ho...

Igor Bobic

Who Said It: Mitt Romney Or Elizabeth Warren?

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

If Mitt Romney decides to run for president in 2016, he'll do so with a focus on poverty, education and income inequality. At least that seems to b...

Martin O'Malley Won't Wait On Hillary Clinton To Decide Whether He'll Run For President

AP | By SARA BURNETT | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Thursday he will decide by spring whether to seek the Democratic nomination for president. ...

Democrats Optimistic On 2016 Presidential Chances

AP | By BILL BARROW | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the ...

Bernie Sanders: I'll Decide On Presidential Run By March

AP | By DAVE GRAM | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll decide by March whether to launch a 2016 presidential campaign and, if so,...

Republicans Plot To Shatter 'Obama Coalition' In 2016

AP | By BILL BARROW | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the ...

GOP Smears Hillary With Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The same image is being cynically and calculatedly drummed home by pairing Hillary and Obama. Hillary will be her own candidate and run her own campaign if she runs, but that won't stop the GOP from trying to smear her with Obama.

Supporters Wonder Whether Chris Christie's Tough Talk Will Help Him In 2016

AP | JILL COLVIN | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's brash, say-it-like-it-is persona has made him a political celebrity. But as he relinquishes ...

GOP Now Takes Dead Aim at Hillary

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The dust from the GOP's mid-term lambaste of the Democrats had barely settled when the declaration was made that the day after the elections was the unofficial start of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Ohio Senator Visits Key States While Mulling Presidential Run

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — For someone who's not on the November ballot, Republican Sen. Rob Portman is keeping up a presidential campaign-style schedule ...

Emily Swanson

Americans Think The 2016 Presidential Race Is Even More Boring Than Soccer

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

A Washington Post/ABC News poll released last week found nearly half of Americans consider soccer to be "dull" or "boring" -- up from a third who said...

Method to Rove's Madness With Hillary

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP isn't banking solely on piling dirt on Hillary to render her candidacy stillborn. They also bank that the supposed baggage that she carries renders her an astonishingly divisive candidate.

Scott Walker, the Pride(?) of Wisconsin

Rick Horowitz | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

He's my governor. He wants to be your president. And 27,000 pages of secret documents later, he's in a bit of trouble. Don't say you weren't warned......

Christina Wilkie

Christie's Mansion Fund Collected Millions From Political Favor Seekers

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In January 2010, as newly elected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) took office, there was a major change at the top of the Drumthwacke...