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2016 Presidential Election

Jon Stewart Introduces Your Next President

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.29.2015 | Comedy

Potential 2016 candidates are already jockeying for position, but what matters most might not be positions or policies -- it's the money. As Jon S...

The Real Problems With Bobby Jindal and His Prayer Rally

Peter Montgomery | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

Bobby Jindal used the power and prestige of his office to promote an event backed by some of the nation's most religiously divisive and stridently anti-gay activists. And in a bid to boost his own political future, he sent a clear message of support for the Christian-nation views of the event's extremist organizers.

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: Ultra-Premature VP Edition | Lauren Weber | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

Ultra-Premature VP Edition When we started "Trail To The Chief," the first question we got was: "Are you sure it's not too soon to star...

Christie Launching PAC For Possible 2016 Run

AP | JILL COLVIN | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allow...

Igor Bobic

Chris Christie Reassures Iowa Voters That He's Conservative Enough | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) walked out on stage at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday and resoundingly rejected the "conve...

Lila Shapiro

New Poll Shows Rocky Road To White House For Any Anti-Gay Republican | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.22.2015 | Gay Voices

It’s tough being a Republican presidential hopeful these days. The GOP's hard-core conservative base vociferously opposes same-sex marriage, but Ame...

Romney/Bush 2016 -- Please God, Let Them Be the GOP Nominees

H. A. Goodman | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

If it's Romney and Bush for the Republicans two years from now, it's quite possible that even some atheist liberals will be thanking their flying spaghetti monster in the cosmos for such good fortune.

Mitt Is Back!

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Mitt is back.

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: Dirty Dozen Donor Edition | Lauren Weber | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

The Dirty Dozen Donor Edition Our inaugural Trail to the Chief ranked presidential candidates. Now we’re free to focus on the real st...

Romney: 'A Tide to Lift All Yachts'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Addressing a gathering of indigent CEOs, down-and-out plutocrats and destitute Republican dignitaries on Friday, Romney promised that, if elected this time, he would lift them out of poverty.

The State of Our State: Neglected

Assemblyman John Wisniewski | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
Assemblyman John Wisniewski

After five years at the helm it's time the governor stops blaming others for our problems. It's time he comes home to do the job he was elected to do. If he can't do it here in New Jersey, he certainly can't get it done in Washington.

RNC Announces Earlier Convention To Give GOP Nominee 'A Leg Up'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

The Republican National Committee announced on Wednesday that it will hold the convention where it will choose the party's next nominee for president ...

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: Inaugural Edition | Lauren Weber | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

The Inaugural Edition Hi there, and welcome to Trail to the Chief, HuffPost’s weekly trip through the folds of time-space to the pecu...

Mario Cuomo: The Greatness and the Fallacy

William Bradley | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

A beacon for enduring core liberal values in a not infrequently wintry era. Reagan made conservatism seem inevitable. Cuomo helped many remember that it wasn't necessarily so.

Mike Huckabee Teases 'Very Important Announcement'

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics

Former Arkansas governor, Fox News host and potential 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee teased a big announcement he was going to make in his ...

Hillary Clinton Challenger's PAC Paid Big Bucks... To His Family

Business Insider | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

Jim Webb's family has made quite a bit of money from his political career. Webb, a former Democratic senator from Virginia, launched a 2016 preside...

Jason Linkins

So You Want To Run For President? Congratulations! Here Are The Stages Of Your Quest | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

As you may have heard, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) announced that he was going to “actively explore the possibility of running for President of...

Here Comes Bush v. Clinton 2.0

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Despite the fact that he's not been to Iowa in two years, and that his political team consists of just four people, Bush has big Republican donors salivating on the sidelines.

Elizabeth Warren For President Goes Viral: Watch Out Hillary, Wall Street, and Corporate Republicans and Democrats

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Proving Warren's point that opposition to Wall Street bailouts and crony capitalism is not just a left-right issue, even some conservatives are saying positive things about Warren's speech.

Some Hillary Advice for Christie

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

So New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has weighed in on Hilary Clinton's electability. That's like the Knicks telling the Warriors that they have little chance of winning this year's NBA championship.

An Open Letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Run Warren Run!

Anna Galland | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics
Anna Galland

We've got your back. That's because you've had our backs. You've stood up for us -- America's students, mothers, retirees, teachers, minimum-wage workers -- instead of for the big banks and corporations.

My Brief Encounter with Hillary-Basher and Scandal-Monger Edward Klein

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

It is two years before the next presidential election, and the anti-Hillary hit squad is already revving up its engines. But the various efforts by the professional Clinton-haters to demonize Hillary have already been exposed to the light and rejected by the public.

'We Don't Grapple With That Here,' Rick Perry Says Of Income Inequality

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

Despite a significant rise in income inequality in Texas, Gov. Rick Perry (R) is arguing that it's not something the state ought to be worried about. ... To Make Big Push For An Elizabeth Warren 2016 Candidacy

The New York Times | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Some Democrats are "Ready for Hillary." is ready for Elizabeth Warren. The liberal group is poised to spend $1 million on...

Jerry Brown Gets the Final Count and Looks Ahead

William Bradley | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

As he contemplates some fights to come in his record-setting fourth term as Governor of California, Jerry Brown finally got the final count on his re-election. Late absentees and provisional ballots boosted Brown more than a full point from his standing the morning after, to 60.0 percent.