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Joe Biden Said No Before. Why Run Now?

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Days after Joe Biden buried his son Beau in early June, the 72-year-old vice president was saying privately that he had concluded that ...

Bernie-Bullying and Other Campaign Shenanigans

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

At a time when apathy reigns and far too many think it's someone else's job to figure out what's happening with our government, our laws, our policies, and our representatives, I think it's critical that as many people as possible get informed. But my problem? Zealots. Fanatics.

Presidential Hopefuls Woo Labor, But Don't Expect An Endorsement Yet

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) presented themselves to the executive council of the A...

Grassroots Dems Love Bernie Sanders. They Just Don't Think He Can Win.

The Huffington Post | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

Most Americans, even if they're planning to vote in next year's presidential primaries, aren't paying much attention to the 2016 election right now. ...

Progressive Group Incorporates #BlackLivesMatter Into Endorsement Process

The Huffington Post | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democracy for America, an organization that helps elect progressive politicians, will now require candidates to state their positions o...

Bernie Sanders' Appeal Has Doubled Among Americans Since March

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

Americans' views of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have grown more favorable as they continue to learn more about him, according to a new Gallup poll. S...

Zach Carter

Bernie Sanders Says The Cable Bill Is Too Damn High | Zach Carter | Posted 07.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter on Friday accusing big cable companies of using monopoly power...

While Bernie Sanders Is Filling Arenas, Clinton Is 'Roping Off' Journalists. Why?

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Although the Clinton campaign is expected to raise $2.5 billion, some things can't be purchased with money. Enthusiasm is a precious form of currency in American politics, and Bernie Sanders is filling arenas with thousands of people.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Hillary Clinton Remains Most Democrats' Top Choice | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

Nearly three months after Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy, she remains the favored choice of most Democratic voters, a new HuffPost/YouGov pol...

On the Idiocy of Comparing Trump's Campaign to Bernie Sanders'

Liam Miller | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Liam Miller

Never mind Sanders' and Trump's complete unlikeness in virtually every other respect, or the vast qualitative and quantitative differences between the Democratic and Republican fields; for some, two points of superficial similarity render Trump and Sanders identical.

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...