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Bernie Sanders Wants A Debate Just About The Environment

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

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Frontrunner Hillary Clinton Faces Anti-Clinton Media Narrative

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 08.28.2015 | Media
Peter D. Rosenstein

We have been witnessing the most biased reporting of any election I have ever seen. This isn't only about FOX news spouting lies and bringing racists on to attack President Obama. This is about the media apparently doing all it can to bring down Hillary Clinton.

Elizabeth Warren And Joe Biden Used To Battle Over Economic Inequality

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden thinks Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) can help him look good as a presidential contender, probably because he ...

What Obama Should Do About the Hillary Clinton-Joe Biden Pickle

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

President Obama is in the unenviable position of winding down his administration at the same that that two enormously important players during his presidency could potentially be running against one another. What down side would there be to stay above the fray of presidential politics and watch the Democratic primary as a neutral observer?

The Democrats' Race Back To The Future

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON – In 2008, the Democratic Party in the U.S. nominated one of its youngest candidates ever, and its first African-American. Everyone ...

Democrats Think Hillary Clinton Is Their Best Shot To Win The White House

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

The Democratic primary, which long seemed to be headed toward a stagnant coronation of Hillary Clinton, has recently threatened to become a littl...

Larry Lessig's Half-Serious Plan to Hold the Country Hostage

Allen Dickerson | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics
Allen Dickerson

Invoking the ghost of Eugene McCarthy, Harvard law professor Larry Lessig has announced that he will run for president as a single-issue candidate. Just as McCarthy, in 1968, "made the Vietnam War an issue," Lessig will campaign on a platform solely dedicated to campaign finance reforms.

Here's the Other Ticket: Kasich and Rubio

Paul W. Kahn | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Paul W. Kahn

This is pretty much as good a ticket as any party could hope for. First, they represent Ohio and Florida: perhaps the two most important states in the presidential election. Losing either would be a tremendous blow to the Democrats. Second, they combine age and youth.

Most Voters Don't Care About Hillary Clinton's Email

Jeza Belle | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics
Jeza Belle

This past Tuesday I turned on CNN and watched a conservative political pundit go off the rails when she stated that Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server was somehow connected to Monica Lewinsky. In that moment I knew Republicans and the blatantly anti-Hillary media had overplayed their hand, as most voters simply don't give a horses' ass about Hillary's email

Clinton's Lead Narrows In Race For Democratic Nomination

Reuters | Sara Bondioli | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton's lead in the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination has narrowed and her overa...

Here's the Ticket: Biden and Warren

Paul W. Kahn | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Paul W. Kahn

Many thoughtful progressives in the Democratic Party, myself included, are suffering from a feeling of helplessness these days. We believe the Party is headed for defeat under the banner of Hillary, whose poll numbers are already not looking good. We fear disaster but have not seen a better alternative.

Hillary Clinton's Time Is Now: Sexists, Purists And A Phony Email Scandal Won't Stop her

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Reaching the point where Hillary Rodham Clinton is sworn-in as the nation's 45th, and first woman, President on January 20, 2017 will not be easy but it's worth the fight. The attacks on her will continue from every angle funded by more than a billion dollars to get people to believe the lies about her.

Suddenly Democrats Have To Worry About The Black Vote

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics

So that happened. Bernie Sanders had what might have been a dream week as a presidential candidate, drawing bigger crowds than anyone else in th...

A Progressive Take: Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders

Walker Bragman | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Walker Bragman

The Black Lives Matter movement promised to be the medicine to our ailment: to take racism head on and crush it.

Why I Want to Run

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

I want to run. But I want to run to be a different kind of president. "Different" not in the traditional political puffery sense of that term. "Different," quite literally. I want to run to build a mandate for the fundamental change that our democracy desperately needs.

Larry Lessig Believes Democracy Is Screwed. So He's Running For President To Save It.

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Larry Lessig, a well-known legal theorist and political activist, is taking the plunge into electoral politics, announcing on Tuesday t...

Political Parties In Different Universes On Voting Rights

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics

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Support for Iraq War Still Haunts Hillary Clinton's Candidacy

Stephen Zunes | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

More than a dozen years later, Hillary Clinton is still being haunted by her decision to break with the majority of her Congressional Democratic colleagues and vote in favor of President George W. Bush's call to authorize the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq.

A Bridge Too Far for Obama

Hunter Cutting | Posted 08.06.2015 | Green
Hunter Cutting

President Obama's announcement of final rules for his historic plan to reduce carbon pollution from power plants illuminated both the strength of his commitment to addressing climate change and the limit of his reach.

I Was Wrong About Bernie Sanders, And So Is Barney Frank And His Fellow Clintonistas

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

By raising key policy proposals that no mainstream Democrat will raise, and by restoring socialism to a respected place in the political debate, he is doing the nation a great service. And as his numbers in the polls keep rising, he may even give Hillary a good run for her money.

Bernie Sanders Is Narrowing The Gap With Hillary Clinton In The Granite State

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

Bernie Sanders is closing in on Hillary Clinton, according to new polling from New Hampshire. In a WMUR/University of New Hampshire poll released Tue...

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. ...