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2016 Presidential Election

The Secret Genius of Donald Trump, the Democrat?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

What if everything Donald Trump was doing or saying in his "serious" bid for the presidency was just a ruse? What if's just a brilliant, cunning scheme, as a closeted Democrat, to ensure the election of Hillary Clinton in 2016?

Trump's Exit Plan

Bernie Shine | Posted 07.27.2015 | Entertainment
Bernie Shine

Cher has said that if Donald Trump is elected President, she has an exit plan -- she will move to Jupiter. Stay put, Cher. Trump is not going to be nominated or elected, and everyone knows it (except possibly Trump).

It's Not About Hillary's Emails, But Hillary

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.26.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Tthe point of the GOP's Hillary email obsession is the same as its pound of her for her alleged missteps and conniving on Benghazi. That is to embarrass and discredit her as a 2016 presidential candidate. The contrived email and Benghazi flap fit neatly into the GOP's now chosen point of attack on her.

Here's an Idea - Don't Be a Jerk

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 07.27.2015 | Entertainment
Tiziana Dearing

People will validate all kinds of behavior with their attention, their "clicks," their dollars, and sometimes even their votes. That doesn't make said behavior OK. We each are supposed to have an internal moral compass.

Jerry Brown's Climate Road Show Meets Up With the Pope in Rome

William Bradley | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown, pressing the California agenda on renewable energy and climate change, followed up his successful appearance earlier this month at the Climate Summit of the Americas in Toronto with what looks like an even more successful appearance at the Pope's summit.

The Deflation of Chris Christie

Peter J. Woolley | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Peter J. Woolley

Christie must adapt, however awkwardly, to the zeitgeist of the Republican Party faithful. He once mastered the spirit of his own state. Perhaps he will do it again nationally. Perhaps he is chasing ghosts.

John Kasich Is Running For President, Because Why Not

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

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Bernie Sanders Spent $0 On Polling, Because Really, Would It Change His Mind Anyway?

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

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Trump Finally Performs A Public Service (And Poses A Hard Question for Republicans)

William Bradley | Posted 07.19.2015 | Media
William Bradley

For most of my adult life, this semi-literate, mega-rich egomaniac out of New York called Donald Trump has pretended to be an important public figure,...

This Is What Republicans Finally Condemning Donald Trump Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 07.19.2015 | Entertainment

It didn't take long for Republicans to denounce Donald Trump on Saturday after he suggested that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who spent five and a half...

The Republican Party Is in Shambles

Walker Bragman | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Walker Bragman

With 2016 fast approaching, things look bleak for the GOP. Pandering to a non-white voting block could very well end up costing it the South, as it did to the Democrats in the 1960s. At the same time, pandering to base will alienate too many groups to win in a general election--not the least of which are Latinos.

America: If these Republicans became POTUS

Alex Law | Posted 07.17.2015 | Comedy
Alex Law

For extra fun, I gave all of the would-be Presidents nicknames, and actually called all of them President (Fill in your favorite) because if actually reading something like President Huckabee doesn't run a chill up your spine, I don't know what will.

Laura Barron-Lopez

GOP Congresswoman: Republican Men Will 'Fail' If They Paint Hillary Clinton As 'Stupid' | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) said Republican men running for the highest office in the land will “fail” if they call Democratic frontrunn...

The Sanders Paradox: Could Hillary Really Be In Trouble?

William Bradley | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Could Hillary Clinton really be in trouble in the Democratic presidential primaries against a self-described socialist senator from tiny Vermont? She could. But not yet.

Hard Work With Jeb Bush

Dean Baker | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

In describing his economic agenda last week, Republican president candidate Jeb Bush said that "people need to work longer hours." While he quickly tried to walk this one back, there can be little doubt that Mr. Bush meant what he said.

An Open Letter to All Those Who Would Be President

Kirk Douglas | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Kirk Douglas

America has never formally acknowledged and apologized for the unspeakable evil of slavery. So I am asking Republicans and Democrats alike to apologize to the American people. Our continued refusal to apologize for slavery still shames and divides our nation. It is past the time to heal.

Scott Walker: The Man Hillary Clinton Wants to Face in 2016

Matt Teitelbaum | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Matt Teitelbaum

Although Democrats salivate at the thought of facing an unelectable Republican like Ted Cruz or Donald Trump, they understand that Republicans are unlikely to actually nominate any of the fringe candidates.

Samantha-Jo Roth

Rick Perry: Obama Is Following Our Lead In Texas On Criminal Justice Reform | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Monday praised President Barack Obama for taking on criminal justice reform, claiming th...

Even Immigration Hardliner Tom Tancredo Is Giving Donald Trump Some Grief

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics

Donald Trump's comments on immigration went too far -- at least in tone -- for one of the most hardline anti-unauthorized immigration Republicans, for...

Samantha-Jo Roth

Former 'Apprentice' Contestant Joins Donald Trump's Campaign In Iowa | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa –- It's been a decade since Tana Goertz was cut from season three of “The Apprentice,” but now Donald Trump has hired her to wo...

Lauren Weber

2016's Race To The Bottom | Lauren Weber | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

2016's Race to the Bottom “Politics ain’t beanbag,” but the Republican race is extremely not beanbag: a mix of Tea Party rally, ...

Lindsey Graham Laments Trump 'Hijacking' GOP

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) complained Sunday that Donald Trump's presidential candidacy is hurting the R...

Dave Jamieson

Clinton Picks Up The First Major Labor Endorsement Of 2016 | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton picked up an early if not surprising endorsement on Saturday from one of the country's largest labor unions: the America...

The Gloria Borger - Hillary Clinton Watch: Waiting for an Insight

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

When reporters covering presidential politics employ words they fully know will disparage female candidates -- or when they purport to discern dishonesty by examining candidates' facial expressions -- they are taking journalistic prerogative too far.

Donald Trump's Been Race-Baiting Since The '80s

Nida Khan | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Nida Khan

As more and more corporations and businesses separate themselves from Trump because of his comments regarding Mexicans and immigrants, the Central Park Five and their families are likely thinking it's about time.