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Are 2016 Democrats Wrong on Trade?

Adam Toobin | Posted 05.05.2015 | College
Adam Toobin

Any Democrat opposing TPP on the basis of NAFTA isn't offering a trade policy for America's future, but rather guaranteeing that the jobs we have now are the best ones Americans can expect.

Igor Bobic

Democrats Will Hold Six Presidential Primary Debates

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats announced Tuesday that they plan to hold six official debates between Democratic candidates seeking the presidential nominatio...

What You Need to Know About Lincoln Chaffee's Record on Student Loans

Stephen Dash | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Stephen Dash

This is part of an ongoing series by Credible about how the 2016 presidential candidates would affect student loans and the financing of edu...

Igor Bobic

Bernie Sanders Is Fed Up With Money In Politics, And He's Running For President To Do Something About It

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Marco Rubio did it at the historic Freedom Tower in Miami. Rand Paul did it in his home state of Kentucky. Ted Cruz did it at Virginia's...

The Invasion of the Party-Switchers in Presidential Politics

Rich Rubino | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

The 2016 Presidential election might go down in history as the year of the party-switchers. Republican Rick Perry was once a member of the Texas Democratic State Legislature. Potential Democratic Presidential candidate Jim Webb was once a Republican.

Lincoln Chafee: I'm '100 Percent That I Want To Run' In 2016

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

One week after launching an exploratory committee for a 2016 presidential run, former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee told HuffPost Live on Thursday ...

What Hillary Clinton Needs To Prepare For

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 04.15.2015 | 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.

Lincoln Chafee: Legacy, Not Liability

Adam Toobin | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Adam Toobin

No matter what, we need a president who is willing and able to appeal to all Americans. At a time with massive domestic challenges and the threat of further conflicts of Europe, North Africa and Asia, we need national leadership, not just a party leader.

So How About Lincoln Chafee For President?

David Russell | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
David Russell

Chafee could generate excitement. His willingness to go after Clinton is very useful especially if Warren remains in a leadership position in the Senate and keeps firing off legislative bombshells.

Hillary Clinton Seeks U.S. Presidency -- Three Reasons to Say 'No'

Sheldon Filger | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Sheldon Filger

If this force of celebrity star-power and selective memory proves impervious to objective scrutiny and enlightened skepticism, than Hillary Clinton may very well win the next presidential election. In that case, the loser will be America.

Lincoln Chafee, Cracked Pot

Monica Bauer | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics
Monica Bauer

Democrats have been gleefully assessing the cracked pots supposedly running for the Republican nomination for president. But with today's announcement by former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, the Democrats have their very own cracked pot to deal with.

Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee Exploring Run For President

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee on Thursday announced he is considering running for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. The 62-yea...

Allan Fung Loses 2014 Rhode Island Governor Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Cranston Mayor Allan Fung (R) lost to Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo in the state's governor's race Tuesday. Fung and Raimondo were seeking ...

Raimondo Elected As Rhode Island's First Female Governor

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo (D) defeated Cranston Mayor Allan Fung (R) in the state's governor's race Tuesday. Fung and Raimondo were see...

Rhode Island Governor Election Results: Gina Raimondo Defeats Allan Fung

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo (D) defeated Cranston Mayor Allan Fung (R) in the state's governor's race Tuesday. Fung and Raimondo were hop...

For The First Time In Its History, Rhode Island Poised To Elect Governor Who Isn't A White Man

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Rhode Island has never before elected a governor who wasn't a white man. But in Tuesday's primary, Democrats and Republicans both nominated candidates...

Ed Markey's Hate-Speech Bill Earns Him Top Spot in 2014 New England Muzzle Awards

Dan Kennedy | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Dan Kennedy

US Senator Ed Markey doesn't seem like your typical enemy of free speech. Progressive and amiable, the Massachusetts Democrat is known mainly for speaking up on behalf of liberal causes such as fighting climate change and preserving funding for public broadcasting.

Governor Declares 'Day Of Reason' In Nod To Atheist Groups

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D) has signed a proclamation declaring a "Day of Reason" in the state following requests by atheist groups. Chafe...

The Real Case Against Decriminalizing Marijuana

Terrance Hamm | Posted 06.16.2014 | Black Voices
Terrance Hamm

Times are pretty hard now. You can turn on the news and bear witness to all types of negative news stories. WTOP reports that unemployment rates are c...

GOP Governor Joins Dems Calls For Unemployment Extension

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican governor has joined Democrats in calling on Congress to reauthorize long-term unemployment insurance. Brian Sandoval of ...

This State's Making Dramatic Moves To Help The Mentally Disabled Get Better Jobs

AP | ERIC TUCKER and MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Residents with mental disabilities would no longer be forced to work long hours doing manual labor for little money and inst...

Friday Talking Points -- Republicans' Foot-Shooting Party

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Even when Republicans weren't shooting at their own feet this week, it appears they were conducting a circular firing squad instead. The 2014 campaign, in other words, is off to a raucous start... and it's only February.

Rhode Island Governor Offers Amazingly Stoner-Sounding Idea For Pot Revenues

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

During a Monday appearance on HuffPost Live, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D) discussed one of the most stoner-sounding ideas for putting marijuan...

Governor Proposes Major Shift For Rhode Island

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Idaho has potatoes and Maine has lobsters. If Gov. Lincoln Chafee has his way, Rhode Island will be the state Americans asso...

'Holiday' Trees Offend the Religious and the Secular

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Eliyahu Federman

In a Yuletide shift, Lincoln Chafee finally agreed to call a 17-foot statehouse spruce a Christmas tree, admitting that his past practice of calling it a 'holiday tree' generated too much anger. No kidding. Naming a Christmas tree a holiday tree is offensive.