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Presidential Election

Why Europeans and Asian Communities Shake Their Heads at How Americans Choose a President

Mary Buffett | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Mary Buffett

The issues that emerge in American political campaigns leave many of my foreign contacts puzzled. Instead of thinking through big issues, we focus on the trivial. The female problems that bedeviled Gary Hart and Bill Clinton would barely raise an eyebrow outside of the states.

This 2012 Presidential Candidate Has A Good Excuse For Not Wanting To Run Again

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) told HuffPost Live he likely won't be running for president again in 2016, largely because of the influence of money...

Madam Secretary: We Have Some Questions

David Russell | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
David Russell

The list may be long, and there may be little time or opportunity to confront Clinton with policy questions, however, the more she is given the opportunity and shown the need to define a vision for America that approximates the Liberal agenda, the better off she, and we, will be.

Why Much of the Conventional Wisdom About 2016 Is Wrong

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

As the campaign progresses, many insights will be repeated and repeated, becoming conventional wisdom. Some will prove to be true.

The Real Hillary... Really!

Jill Iscol | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Jill Iscol

For those of us who have had the opportunity to spend time with Hillary Clinton behind the scenes, away from the cameras, it's time to rally against those who want to create an image of her that suits their agenda and not the real woman.

Don't Go Away Mad, Just Go Away: Facebook's Zero Effect on My Presidential Election

Steve Bevilacqua | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Steve Bevilacqua

Tell Facebook ranters to STFU because they have zero effect on your decision-making process. If they argue, set them free. Unfriend them, block them, cut them loose forever. You can do it.

Carly Fiorina To Launch 2016 Campaign On May 4: Report

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will launch her presidential campaign on May 4, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Fiorina, a Rep...

Hillary's Route to the White House

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 06.22.2015 | 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 06.20.2015 | 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 06.20.2015 | 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 06.19.2015 | 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 06.17.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 06.14.2015 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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 06.12.2015 | 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 06.08.2015 | 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 | 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 06.01.2015 | Politics

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 05.30.2015 | 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.