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Presidential Election

Hillary's Route to the White House

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Julia E. Sweig

The Democratic Party will have few if any alternatives challenging Hillary for the presidential ticket. That means she will spend 15 months until the party conventions next summer talking about herself with her advisors, campaign staff and the American people.

5 Possible Choices for Hillary's Running Mate

David Macaray | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
David Macaray

If Warren is looking for a podium from which to preach her anti-Wall Street reform philosophy, here's a question: Which will get her more attention -- the U.S. Senate, where she's one of 100, or the Vice-Presidency of the United States?

Big Tent, Bold Ideas

Linda McMahon | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Linda McMahon

I'm a loyal Republican, but I'm an American first. And I suspect that what most Americans would like to hear from Republicans running for President is not a message that's negative and divisive, but a message that inspires and unifies us.

The Smart Alice Vote

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Highly educated women may be only a sliver of the American electorate, but they could hold the presidency in the palm of their hands. Instead of seeking to please "the soccer moms" or the "Reagan democrats," candidates should try to win over the "Smart Alices." Here's why.

Friday Talking Points -- Chasing The Scooby Van

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Strange but true, the "Scooby van" is now part of our political lexicon. Hillary Clinton herself is apparently to blame for this one, as this was the playful name she came up with for the van she used to get from New York to Iowa this week.

Hillary Is In -- And Her Age Is No Disqualifier

Paul H. Irving | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Paul H. Irving

Americans deserve to know about a presidential prospect's health, and questions about experience and integrity are, of course, legitimate areas of inquiry. But to imply that Hillary -- or any candidate -- should be discounted based on advancing age goes too far. Age is an asset; it's no disqualifier.

GOP Candidates Confounded by Questions from Press

Richard Zombeck | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

The GOP have gotten used to a FOX softball press that offers them a national stage to say whatever they want with no push-back. If the little resistance to their BS we've seen in the last few weeks is any indication of what's to come, it should make for an entertaining campaign season.

No Matter Who Wins the White House, the New Boss Will Be the Same as the Old Boss

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Consider the following a much-needed reality check, an antidote if you will, against an overdose of overhyped campaign announcements, lofty electoral promises and meaningless patriotic sentiments that land us right back in the same prison cell.

The Presidential Wannabes Who Can't Go Home Again

Ozy | Emily Cadei | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

This story was originally published by Ozy. Come 2016, you might vote Democrat, you might vote Republican. Maybe you’re one of the country’s th...

The False Start of Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign

Georges Ugeux | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Georges Ugeux

Why on earth did Hillary Clinton hide when announcing her well-known intention to seek, for the second time, the White House? Why would she mandate her campaign chairman, former Bill Clinton's chief of staff, to announce her decision through social media rather than doing it herself?

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.

American Medical Association Voices Support for 'Any Presidential Candidate Who Isn't Rand Paul'

Prabha Kannan | Posted 04.08.2015 | Comedy
Prabha Kannan

The AMA today distanced itself from Republican hopeful Rand Paul, offering its support to "anyone else interested in running for president." The nation's largest association of physicians collectively banged their heads against the wall and sighed.

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: The 2016 State Of The Race Edition

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Weber | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

The 2016 State of the Race Edition It’s spring, and it's time for the quadrennial launching of presidential campaigns. “Launchin...

Iowa Pastor: 'We Control The Republican Party Pretty Much'

AP | Catherine Lucey | Posted 04.06.2015 | Religion

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Cary Gordon isn't a political operative, a top dollar donor or an elected official. But that hasn't stopped Jeb Bush's team fr...

One Surprising Trend Among 2016 Candidates

FindTheBest | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
FindTheBest

While it is certainly not inconceivable that a younger candidate could clinch the Republican nomination, perhaps it is more likely that a young gun will be added to the ticket as a promising, invigorating VP. Either way, it certainly promises to be a compelling election season.

Why Losing A Presidential Campaign Doesn't Have To Be A Bad Thing

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

Sometimes it pays to be a loser in a presidential campaign -- at least that’s what this week’s Trail to the Chief contends. Usually when White...

Missed Opportunities: Assessing Latino Turnout in 2014

Latino Decisions | Posted 03.31.2015 | HuffPost Home
Latino Decisions

Rather than blame Latino voters -- Why was your turnout so low? Don't you care who wins?-- we should think about how well the candidates for office in 2014, did or did not make their case to Latino voters.

Presidential Candidates, Would You Accept This Rose?

Greg Schwem | Posted 05.18.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

As the lines of politics and entertainment become even more blurred, one can only wonder what the 2016 crop of presidential hopefuls will resort to as they campaign for the nation's highest office.

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: The Darkest Of The 2016 Dark Horses Edition

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Weber | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

The Darkest of the 2016 Dark Horses Edition Let's talk about the enduring story of the "dark horse" candidate. Anyone remember the halc...

If Bernie Sanders Runs for President He Should Run as a Republican

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

To avoid being a spoiler Bernie Sanders needs to run in a major party. While logic dictates he run as a Democrat, a choice to run in the Republican primaries, while appearing counter intuitive at first, has a number of benefits.

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: The Non-Existent Democratic Bench If Hillary Doesn't Run Edition

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Weber | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

The Non-Existent Democratic Bench If Hillary Doesn't Run Edition In the world of anonymous sources calling for an actual Democratic pri...

Next Time, Hillary, Issue a Call to Action

Andrea Dew Steele | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Andrea Dew Steele

If I could sit down with Hillary, I would ask her to imagine 2016 as the election that catapulted women to positions of power all over this country. Imagine having women candidates up and down the ticket to seriously galvanize women voters.

Trail To The Chief: The CPAC Effect on the GOP Field Edition

The Huffington Post | Lauren Weber and Jason Linkins | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

The CPAC Effect Edition This week, the field of hopefuls on the Republican side of the 2016 nomination circus faced a critical acid tes...

Time for a 'Ladies First' Ticket in 2016

Lisa Kaess | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women
Lisa Kaess

Pundits and talking heads got it wrong debating a possible challenge by Senator Elizabeth Warren to Hillary Clinton for the upcoming Democratic presidential nomination. It's not about Clinton versus Warren, but rather Clinton plus Warren for a "Ladies First" ticket in 2016.

Why Missouri Will Not Be a 2016 Presidential Campaign Battleground

Rob Richie | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Rob Richie

For more than a century, Missouri was known as the "bellwether state" because of its tendency to swing between Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. However, recent elections suggest that presidential candidates in 2016 are highly unlikely to target Missouri as a battleground and that, just as in 2012, it will be nearly completely ignored.