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2016 Presidential Election

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Even Republicans Aren't Happy With The New GOP-Led Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

Democrats and Republicans alike are unhappy with the GOP-led Congress. Fox looks to the polls to narrow down contenders in the GOP debate, which coul...

Why Hillary Clinton Should Be Like George Washington

Pythia Peay | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Pythia Peay

America should not be in the business of establishing family monarchies. It should be in the business of building lasting democracies.

Dana Liebelson

Elizabeth Warren Wants Hillary Clinton To 'Weigh In On Trade'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the fight over a massive international trade agreement heats up on Capitol Hill, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said on Tuesday that...

Why Marco Rubio is Going to Be President

David Cahn | Posted 05.19.2015 | College
David Cahn

It's early in the campaign cycle, but it's never too early to speculate on who will win in 2016. Though most of my friends are "Ready for Hillary," I am confident that Marco Rubio will be the next president of the United States.

It's More Than the Bridge: Why We Don't Like Christie in Jersey

Larry Hirsch | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

America, if Chris Christie runs for President his spin machine will be putting a full court press on you as the primary season heats up.

2016 Presidential Election: The Candidates on Climate Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Voters may be exhausted by the time November '16 rolls around, but the upside is that it will give them plenty of time to dig deep into each entrants position on the environment, climate change, and the commitment (or lack of) to protecting the planet for future generations.

Why Is Rand Paul Wooing Liberal San Francisco

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.15.2015 | San Francisco
Lincoln Mitchell

Mr. Paul is betting that the essentially Libertarian ideology of the new tech economy will soon have a political impact in San Francisco, a city that for decades has generally been understood to be the most left-of-center metropolis in the country.

Jeb Bush's But 'He's My Brother' Act Goes Awry

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

It is thus plain and simple that Jeb Bush, in his precarious balancing act to distance himself from his brother, George W. Bush, only to embrace him when it is convenient, is losing his rhythm and finesse and, this time, has made a monumental error.

Paul Blumenthal

Jeb Bush Messes Up Charade Of Not Running For President

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush finally said what everybody knows -- that he’s running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Then he tried to take...

Natalie Jackson

Don't Care About The 2016 Election Yet? You're Part Of The 74 Percent

HuffingtonPost.com | Natalie Jackson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

How many Americans are already paying close attention to the 2016 presidential campaign? Just a quarter, according to the latest CBS News/New York Tim...

Democratic Gadfly

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Liberal U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is going to spar with frontrunner Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. But the real threat that he poses is to whomever becomes the Republican nominee. Here is why.

Four Ways Hillary Clinton Inspires and Connects

Barbara Lee | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Barbara Lee

The lessons I've learned from campaigning come from seeing a woman put herself out there to do something bigger than her. They come from seeing women win, some lose, and each of them move the needle toward more inclusive government for everyone. The lessons I've learned are the reasons I know Hillary Clinton has what it takes to resonate with the American people.

A Message to Clinton: Time to Lean In for Working Class Women

Sheerine Alemzadeh | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Sheerine Alemzadeh

Will she amplify the voices of the low-income, predominantly women of color who have been left voiceless in debates about work/life balance, pay equity and breaking the glass ceiling?

Bernie Sanders Says He Can Beat Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is confident that he can beat Hillary Clinton and become the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. ...

Carly Fiorina Wouldn't Enforce Federal Marijuana Ban In States With Legalization

The Huffington Post | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said on Thursday that as president, she would not enforce the federal b...

For Hillary: The Chipotle or Caviar Connection?

Andy Kroll | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Andy Kroll

This is the "new" Hillary Clinton in the early days of her 2016 presidential bid. Absent -- for now -- are the swagger, the grand pronouncements, the packed gymnasiums and auditoriums, and the claques of well-paid consultants falling over each other to advise and guide her.

Even Boomers Deserve Better This Presidential Election Season

Ken Solin | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

While politics isn't my usual topic, boomers are. The next presidential race is already in full swing, and based on who's running so far, a peaceful future is doubtful.

Matt Ferner

Here's Where The GOP's 2016 Presidential Contenders Stand On Marijuana Legalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

While the federal government maintains a blanket ban on marijuana, recreational marijuana is already legal in four states and the District of Columbia...

There Will Be a Short Delay With the Candidate's Announcement

Llewellyn King | Posted 05.05.2015 | DC
Llewellyn King

Some of you were expecting me to announce my candidacy for president of the United States, along with the others who got all the headlines. There have been a few problems. There are solutions, too.

Paul Blumenthal

Mike Huckabee Jokingly Breaks Campaign Finance Law In 2016 Announcement

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the 2016 campaign for the White House has developed into a largely unpoliced affair of candidates masquerading as noncandidates and s...

Why the Boycott Against Ted Cruz's Gay Hosts Is a Watershed Moment

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

As long as people like Sens. Ron Johnson and Ted Cruz are working against LGBT equality, none of us should be giving them any cover, let alone raising money for them. We surely don't have the luxury to join them on other issues with which some of us may agree, not when they're trying to make us second-class citizens. And that's why the boycott against the hoteliers is so important.

5 Faith Facts About Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 05.04.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Carly Fiorina formally launched her 2016 presidential run Monday (May 4). But she’s long been working the Christian talk and radio circuit, ap...

Ben Carson and the Politics of Rudeness

Christopher Lamb | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

What separates Ben Carson from those he seeks to emulate is his extraordinary life story.

The New Devolution: Hillary's Troubled Launch and the Latest Drone Fiasco and Bush Antics

William Bradley | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Think of it not as a new deal but a new devolution, an ongoing decline of quality substance, concern, and even basic awareness in public life. With th...

Samantha Lachman

Bernie Sanders Announces He Is Running For President In 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced on Wednesday that he'll run for president of the United States in 2016. "I am running for president," Sander...