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2016 Presidential Election

Christina Wilkie

Scott Walker Does Damage Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Sunday made an effort to walk back recent controversial comments comparing union protesters to the Islami...

Metals Magnate Wants To Turn Jeb Bush Green

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

An extremely wealthy Republican donor thinks he can get would-be 2016 presidential contender Jeb Bush to see the light on climate change, reports the ...

Elizabeth Warren Is Waiting To See Just How Progressive Hillary Clinton Is

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

Liberal hero Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Tuesday that she's waiting to see how progressive a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign would be. ...

Presidential Election More Than a Game

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 02.24.2015 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

Here are five admittedly idealistic factors for religious Americans, and all who operate from a well-formed ethical base, to bear in mind as they engage the upcoming presidential election.

The Remedy for Right-Wing Nonsense Is More Right-Wing Nonsense

Christopher Lamb | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

In the aftermath of the 2012 Presidential Election, many on the far right said that the Republican Party lost the presidential election because its presidential candidate was not conservative enough.

Jeb Bush's Secret Is Out

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics
Lev Raphael

Jeb Bush has been making candidate noises for awhile now and if you wondered what he might be like as a candidate or wanted insight into his character, he gave plenty this week.

White House Agrees With Rudy Giuliani: He Said A 'Horrible Thing'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) sparked a firestorm on Wednesday, when he proclaimed that President Barack Obama "doesn't love" America. ...

Jeb Bush's Satire: 'I'll Be Different From My Brother'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

In a speech today at an event hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the former Florida governor hammered home the theme that he is his own man and that while he respects the services to our nation by his father and brother, he will not be beholden to their foreign policies.

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: Hollywood For Ugly People Edition

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Weber | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics

HOLLYWOOD FOR UGLY PEOPLE EDITION In this early stage of the 2016 presidential election season, most of the people tasked with covering...

Potential 2016 Presidential Candidates Face A Big Learning Curve

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you're an aspiring presidential candidate, says professional crisis manager Eric Dezenhall, right now is "a great time to take ...

A Few Weeks Of Missteps For Likely GOP Presidential Candidates

AP | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you're an aspiring presidential candidate, says professional crisis manager Eric Dezenhall, right now is "a great time to take ...

Lauren Weber

Trail to the Chief: What's In A Name ~ PAC Edition

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Weber | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

What's In A Name ~ PAC Edition There are many reasons to believe that starting a presidential election season some 600 days before elec...

Jeb Bush Leads Potential Rivals In New Hampshire Poll

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is the favored potential GOP presidential contender among likely Republican voters in New Hampshire, according to a new ...

Biden To Make Iowa Trip Next Week

The Des Moines Register | Jennifer Jacobs | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics

Joe Biden, the vice president and an underdog for the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, is scheduled to be back in Iowa next week....

Mike Huckabee Compares Same-Sex Marriage to Cussing, Drinking and Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Bob Cesca | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Bob Cesca

We've barely heard from the other clown-car passengers and already Huckabee has navigated his way through at least three major new cycles in which he says something obnoxious then walks it back, but only after the GOP base scarfs it down like, I don't know, whatever it eats.

Running on Empty

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Though Gov. Christie has taken most of the heat for his anti-vaccination comments, I actually thought Rand Paul's were not only worse, but significantly worse.

Igor Bobic

Marco Rubio: All Children In America Should Be Vaccinated

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Breaking from several of his potential rivals for the White House, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Tuesday that parents should "absolutel...

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: The 'Mitt, We Totally Knew Ye' GOP-Only Edition

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Weber | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics

The 'Mitt, We Totally Knew Ye' GOP-Only Edition Campaign World –- the hermetically sealed universe of media and politicos who talk mo...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Weber | Posted 01.31.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.