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General Election

Election Anxiety Pushes Global Markets Off A Cliff

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Global equity prices and the dollar fell sharply on Tuesday as investors sought safe havens amid mounting uncertainty abou...

Hard To Believe, But Trump Could Win

Robert Kuttner | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Despite all of the ways Trump has demonstrated his total unsuitability to lead the United States, nearly half of America's voters seem willing to cut him enough slack to quite possibly elect him.

Being Trump

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Trump's campaign is now going to fully commit to "letting Trump be Trump." Because, obviously, the problem all along has been that Trump wasn't being Trump enough. Obviously.

Clinton Announces Transition Leadership Should She Win In November

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.16.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Tuesday named a leadership line-up for her transition team, ...

Trump Just Can't Help Himself

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the past is any prologue, by the end of the week nobody's going to even remember this speech, because by then Trump will have had at least two or three blowups out on the campaign trail -- which will become the story, instead.

Hidden In The Polls: Which Voters Are Leaving Trump... And Where Are They Going?

Dr. John Johnson | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics
Dr. John Johnson

With more than a week of post-convention polling in the books, there is a consistent and significant swing towards Hillary Clinton. In just one mont...

The People Said No: On The Convention And Beyond

Christine Escobar | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Christine Escobar

Some supporters, convention demonstrators, and one national delegate for Bernie Sanders from Ohio I interviewed say they see Clinton's nomination as not merely a victory for an opposing candidate, but a larger statement of gross injustice to American voters.

Hillary Clinton And The Obama Legacy

Robert Kuttner | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Obama was a terrific legislative fighter. But he was reluctant to take his fight with the Republicans public. That and his pivot to deficit reduction helped set up the epic Congressional reverses in 2010. His Administration was never able to pass major legislation again. How does all this spill over onto Hillary Clinton?

Donald Trump: The Four-Legged Stool

Peter Emerson | Posted 07.10.2016 | Politics
Peter Emerson

While the media and political analysts are writing the obituary of the Republican Party and predicting Trump's inevitable loss in November, I'm keen on illuminating his rise and why he might be able to win.

Voting Our Conscience Isn't Naive; It's Courageous.

Summer Engman | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Summer Engman

Photo: Michael Vadon I'm going to vote for a candidate who represents my values this election year and I'm not going to compromise on that.  I don...

Profiles in Cowardice -- GOP Leaders and Donald Trump

Robert Kuttner | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Several Republicans who were savaged, slandered and humiliated by Trump have lined up to endorse him. That craven group includes House Speaker Paul Ryan, his wetness Little Marco Rubio, and John ("I like people who were not captured") McCain. Do these people have no self-respect, and no concern for their country? Surely, they have not had a conversion experience and concluded that Trump will be a great leader. Still worse are people like Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate, who provide excuses for Trump's outbursts. After Trump's attack on Judge Curiel and threats to use the presidency to go after him, McConnell helpfully explained that a President Trump would be constrained by the advice of a White House Counsel -- as if Trump's inner staff would be anything but Putin-style flunkies.

Friday Talking Points -- Trump Nickname Contest Finalists

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Donald Trump all but declared war (once again) on the media this week, after they actually did their jobs and investigated whether Trump had made good on his claims of donating millions to veterans' charities.

Donald Trump's Top Adviser: 'This Is Not A Hard Race'

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Paul Manafort looks the part of a chairman: 67, well-coiffed, bespoke-suited and appropriately Rolexed. In the world of Donald Trum...

Clinton Blasts Trump For Cheering Housing Bubble Burst

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton, seeking to dampen Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's growing appeal with working-class ...

Why Trump Might Win

Robert Reich | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Robert Reich

Throughout the Republican primaries, pundits and pollsters repeatedly told us he'd peaked, that his most recent outrageous statement was his downfall, that he was viewed as so unlikeable he didn't stand a chance of getting the nomination. But in my travels around the country, I've found many who support him precisely because of the qualities he's being criticized for having.

FEC Analysis: Trump Campaign Dwarfed By Clinton's Well-Oiled Juggernaut

Politico | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics

At the outset of the general election, Hillary Clinton’s campaign looks like a well-oiled juggernaut next to Donald Trump’s vastly smaller, self-f...

Trump's Dilemma: Tough Talk and Reality Show Antics Could Lead to Reagan-Like Electoral Landslide for Clinton

Dave R. Jacobson | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Dave R. Jacobson

Altogether these demographics, latest polling and the historical electoral map point to the reality that Donald Trump is right about one thing: He has truly woken up the 'silent majority.' His problem isn't whether or not he's right about that, but rather that he woke it up against his own self-interest.

Voters Are Excited For November Despite Not Really Loving The Likely Nominees

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics

American voters are almost evenly divided on the likely outcome of this year's presidential election, according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll taken shortl...

Treading Cautiously, House's Ryan To Meet Trump

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Ryan and Donald Trump, the top Republicans in the United States, plan to meet next week to try to unite their party, with ...

According to Google, Trump Meets Definition of Ultimate 'Politician'

Dave R. Jacobson | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Dave R. Jacobson

Google lists two definitions for the term "politician." First, it describes the vocable as, "a person who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of or a candidate for an elected office."

Trump Triumphant

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It is now official. Seventeen candidates ran for the Republican presidential nomination, and the sixteenth of these just suspended his campaign. This leaves Donald Trump as the last man standing.

Here Are 7 Reasons Why Donald Trump Could Win In November

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, lives along so many fault lines of American politics that he is especially sensitive to Tr...

Hey Democrats: Be Careful What You Wish For

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- The thing to realize is this: The human wrecking ball called Donald Trump is swinging in an ever-wider arc. The next edifice in his de...

A Message to America From an African Canadian

Eric Douglas | Posted 04.21.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Eric Douglas

Finding some levity in these serious times is Outspeaker Brian Calvert, founder of The Canada Party, a welcome newcomer in the age-old contest between Democrats and the GOP.

If Hillary Wins the Nomination, She Should Choose Bernie for VP

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.28.2017 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If Hillary is the nominee, a Hillary-Bernie ticket will be a big winner, and a Clinton-Sanders administration will be a big winner for the American people.