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Samantha Lachman

Democratic Presidential Candidates Celebrate Historic Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the sprawling field of Republican presidential hopefuls condemned the Supreme Court's Friday ruling legalizing same-sex marriage n...

Hillary vs. Bernie on Frankenfood

Judy Frankel | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Food is a good reason for Democrats and Republicans to abscond from their "politics as usual" party loyalties and vote for Bernie Sanders, the 38-year Independent running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic primary.

Never Underestimate Bernie

Judy Frankel | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Will voters choose a president based on gender? Or on the issues?

A New Hope for 2016: @Lessig for #President

Cenk Uygur | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

96 percent of Americans agree that it is important to reduce the influence of money in elections. Just about the only people who disagree are five Supreme Court justices and the corrupt Congress who got elected through that money. Otherwise, real Republican, Democratic and independent voters all agree: If you take a lot of money from someone, you are likely to do what they ask you to do. This used to be called bribery.

Zach Carter

Hillary Clinton Agrees With Elizabeth Warren On Trade Dispute With Obama | Zach Carter | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton is opposed to a critical piece of the Obama administration's Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would give corporations the right to sue...

Samantha Lachman

Bernie Sanders Announces He Is Running For President In 2016 | 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...

Zach Carter

Hillary Clinton Calls For 'Toppling' The 1 Percent | Zach Carter | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton believes that strengthening the middle class and alleviating income inequality will require "toppling" the wealthiest 1 percent of Ame...

Endless Elections

Robert Slayton | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
Robert Slayton

While the flagrant role of money in American politics should be dealt with, no one is seriously proposing to dump the primaries and return to a brief and controlled nominating convention.

What Hillary Clinton Needs To Prepare For

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

In negative campaigning, facts are often obscured, successes are diminished in significance, failures are amplified, and perspective is sometimes taken as reality. It will be no different against Hillary Clinton in 2015 and 2016.

Ready for Hillary? That Depends on Whether Hillary Is Ready for the Attacks

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

In one of the more surreal emails of the still-young 2016 presidential campaign, John Podesta, Bill Clinton's former chief of staff, sent a note to De...

An American Dynasty

Jeff Bachman | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Jeff Bachman

In the United States, we like to puff out our chest with pride and patriotic furor, some might even say with a touch of arrogance, over the superiority with which we view our so-called democracy.

Random People Keep Giving Martin O'Malley Guitars To Play

Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

Even Martin O'Malley doesn't always know when a Martin O'Malley speech will turn into an impromptu concert. At a tavern in Des Moines on Thursday, ...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Ted Cruz Sees Recognition Bump | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

Ted Cruz gets a bump in recognition after announcing his candidacy. Hillary Clinton's standing among Democrats is higher now than in 2007. And swing s...

Yes, We Need Elizabeth Warren in the Senate. And She Should Also Run for President.

Ben Wikler | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Ben Wikler

What draws people to Warren is her unusual combination of guts, brains and heart--her willingness to fight, and fight smart, for what's right. To make a difference in people's lives. That's her superpower.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Clinton Has Big Early Lead In Iowa | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton's massive early Iowa lead is a big change from 2008. Walker's polling surge may persist if it triggers endorsements from party leaders...

The Case for a Populist Challenger in the Democratic Primaries

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Hillary, of course, is the prohibitive favorite for the nomination. The money and machinery awaits her announcement. But her long experience makes it less likely that she will lay out a bold new direction and demand a mandate for change. The country needs a far bolder debate about direction.

On This Day In 2007, Obama Made A Move That Would Change History

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

On Feb. 10, 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) announced his 2008 White House presidential bid, which ultimately led to him becoming the first Afri...

Zach Carter

Bernie Sanders' Brutal Letter On Obama's Trade Pact Foreshadows 2016 Democratic Clash | Zach Carter | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive unrest over free trade policies is shaping up to be a major issue in the contest for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomina...

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

Anna Galland | Posted 02.11.2015 | 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.

Samantha Lachman

The Candidate Who Promised To 'Disrupt' Congress Couldn't Get Enough Bandwidth | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic attorney and former Obama administration official Ro Khanna had seemingly everything he needed to unseat Rep. Mike Honda (D) ...

The Progressive Presidential Primary

Cenk Uygur | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

So far there haven't been very many progressives willing to stick their head out there and say they're willing to take on Team Hillary. I understand that the Washington media is saying that she can't be beat. That's hilarious. Isn't that exactly what they said in 2008?

Clinton v. Warren: A Battle for the Soul of the Democratic Party in NYC This Week

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

She may want to talk about giving us a 'fighting chance' and the 'fair shot' we deserve. But Truman-esque and Warren-esque don't work for Clinton because, for better or worse, we know her, specifically Democratic party goers know her, far too well.

Run, Zephyr, Run -- Teachout Should Challenge Hillary for the Democratic Presidential Nomination

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Teachout might not be able to defeat Clinton, Inc. -- with its bevy of rich and well-connected donors -- for the nomination, but my bet is that she could collect a slew of delegates and have a big impact on the national debate. The Democratic wing of the Democratic Party deserves a strong warrior in the primaries, not just a Clinton coronation.

Cuomo Win!/Loses! II

Richard Brodsky | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo squeaked through against his unknown Democratic primary opponent Zephyr Teachout. He eked out a 60-40 victory. "Squeaked"? "Eked"? Well, I never said politics or columnists were fair.

New York's Undemocratic Primary

Scott Blakeman | Posted 11.09.2014 | New York
Scott Blakeman

Republicans have an annoying habit of referring to the "Democrat" party, because they hate to associate it with being "democratic." Unfortunately today's Democratic primary for Governor in New York isn't particularly democratic at all.