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Lauren Weber

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

What Jon Stewart Should Do Next

Jamie Masada | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy
Jamie Masada

I want him to announce his candidacy for President of the United States. Let the Democratic, Republican, Green parties and others already on the ballot support him. I'm sure he would get at least 5% Poll support and he would have to be invited to the debates.

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: Hollywood For Ugly People Edition | Lauren Weber | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

HOLLYWOOD FOR UGLY PEOPLE EDITION In this early stage of the 2016 presidential election season, most of the people tasked with covering...

GOP Off to the Races Early

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.18.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Republican Party and the political media world are already off to the 2016 horse races. It is way too early for any real analysis of the public's mood, but that doesn't stop the oddsmaking within the Beltway. After all, the Democratic nomination race is setting up to be a snoozer, so why not get started obsessing over the Republican race?

On Being '-American'

Janesh Rahlan | Posted 04.18.2015 | Politics
Janesh Rahlan

There is no one parameter that qualifies somebody as American or even a set of qualities that comprise a monolith of American culture. While Jindal's comments are directly aimed at Indian-Americans, they're insulting to all immigrants and the general creation of this country.

Barbara Bush: 'I've Changed My Mind' On Another Bush Occupying The White House

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics

Call it the first flip-flop of the 2016 presidential campaign. Barbara Bush said Friday that she no longer feels that too many Bushes have occupied...

Lauren Weber

Trail to the Chief: What's In A Name ~ PAC Edition | Lauren Weber | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

What's In A Name ~ PAC Edition There are many reasons to believe that starting a presidential election season some 600 days before elec...

'Plutocrat Primary' Looms as First Real 2016 Test

Miles Rapoport | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Miles Rapoport

In both parties, the first prerequisite for success in next year's White House contest will be a strong performance in the Plutocrat Primary. The candidates who do well there will go into the other primaries and caucuses -- the ones where the rest of us have a vote -- with resources sufficient to drown out their opponents and with big-time obligations to their wealthy donors.

Hillary Clinton Sees Her Own Shadow, Won't Declare Candidacy for Six More Months

Spencer Green | Posted 04.04.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

This morning at Gobbler's Knob, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton emerged from a hole and saw her shadow, signaling at least six more months will pass before she declares her candidacy for President.

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: The 'Mitt, We Totally Knew Ye' GOP-Only Edition | Lauren Weber | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

The 'Mitt, We Totally Knew Ye' GOP-Only Edition Campaign World –- the hermetically sealed universe of media and politicos who talk mo...

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: Ultra-Premature VP Edition | Lauren Weber | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

Ultra-Premature VP Edition When we started "Trail To The Chief," the first question we got was: "Are you sure it's not too soon to star...

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: Dirty Dozen Donor Edition | Lauren Weber | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics

The Dirty Dozen Donor Edition Our inaugural Trail to the Chief ranked presidential candidates. Now we’re free to focus on the real st...

Paige Lavender

Get Ready: The First GOP Primary Debate Of 2016 Is Months Away | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

The first GOP primary debate of the 2016 presidential election will be held in August, the Republican National Committee announced Friday. The RNC ...

This Is What Obama Has To Say About A Mitt Romney 2016 Run

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

When asked about a potential third presidential run by his former opponent Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama didn't have much to say. "I have no ...

Run Sarah, Run!

Christopher Lamb | Posted 03.16.2015 | Comedy
Christopher Lamb

The 2016 Presidential Campaign will be a long and excruciatingly dull one. But not if you're a candidate. Run for president, Sarah. You've done more comedy than any politician since Richard Nixon. It was, after all, you who made Saturday Night Live relevant again.

Introducing HuffPost's 'Trail To The Chief'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

The 2016 presidential election is in full swing, despite no potential candidate "officially" announcing a White House bid yet. But let's be honest, ma...

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: Inaugural Edition | Lauren Weber | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

The Inaugural Edition Hi there, and welcome to Trail to the Chief, HuffPost’s weekly trip through the folds of time-space to the pecu...

Zach Carter

Bernie Sanders' Brutal Letter On Obama's Trade Pact Foreshadows 2016 Democratic Clash | Zach Carter | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive unrest over free trade policies is shaping up to be a major issue in the contest for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomina...

Every Time Conservatives Mention Benghazi in 2015, Liberals Should Remind Them of September 11, 2001

H. A. Goodman | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

If their names were Clinton and Kerry, or Hagel and Susan Rice, what would Rush Limbaugh have said about their failure to protect America?