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Presidential Election

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?

5 Presidential Candidates

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Happy new year! Welcome to the start of the presidential campaign marathon. For your consideration are five likely candidates, each representing a distinct segment of the U.S. political spectrum.

Here's What Could Happen If Hillary Clinton Decides Not To Run In 2016

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Washington, in Iowa, in New Hampshire, really in any place that's already talking about the 2016 campaign for president, just a...

Jeb Bush Quits Board Posts Ahead Of Possible White House Run

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

Dec 31 (Reuters) - Potential U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has resigned from all of his corporate and non-profit board member posi...

Rand Paul Reveals When He'll Decide On A 2016 Run

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he will make up his mind on a 2016 White House presidential run in "the March/April time frame." The Kentucky c...

Michigan Electoral College 'Reform' and the National Popular Vote

Rob Richie | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Rob Richie

Today the Michigan Committee on Elections and Ethics met for the second time to hear testimony on a bill that would change the way that Michigan distributes its electoral votes.

Out Of The Running

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Sen. Rob Portman says he will not run for president in 2016, choosing instead to seek a second term in the Senate over the Re...

November 17th - Romanians and Czechs Choose Democracy

Olena Kagui | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Olena Kagui

"A minor miracle occurred yesterday," wrote Frank Fischer in an email on November 17th, "(it) marked a significant victory for democracy and justice in Romania's long march from the end of the Communist regime."

It's Time for Hillary to Start 'Busting Some Balls'

Pamela Newton | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Pamela Newton

What makes Hillary more of a "ball buster" than, say, Bill Clinton? But Bill is repeatedly praised for getting things done during his tenure, while Hillary is maligned for being pushy.

Republicans Revive Bold Scheme to Rig Presidential Elections

Michael Keegan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Michael Keegan

These plans can initially seem reasonable, even to progressives, many of whom are wary of the electoral college system. But this isn't a good-government plan to change the way our presidential elections are conducted. It's a targeted plot to get more electoral votes for Republicans, even when they're losing the popular vote.

Democrats Need to Coalesce Around Hillary Clinton Early

Jeza Belle | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Jeza Belle

While a host of progressive issues are dear to many of us, none of these should cloud our judgment in getting behind the one person who could not only win, but effectively govern this country and keep the conservative dogs at bay...Hillary Clinton.

Paul Blumenthal

George W. Bush Says Jeb Bush 2016 Presidential Run Is 'A Toss-Up' | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former President George W. Bush said on Sunday that the odds of his brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, running for president in 2016...

Jason Linkins

Here Are The 58 People That Pollsters Have Included In 2016 Polls (So Far) | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

This story was originally published in September 2014. It's been updated to add three people to the list. We've gone back over all of the 2016 pres...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Americans Are Surprisingly Ready To Bring On 2016 | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

The 2014 midterms are barely over, yet most Americans are apparently ready to do it again, a HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. Fifty-four percent of Amer...

Romney 2016 Isn't Out Of The Question

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Mitt Romney, day in and day out, hears it wherever he goes, whether at campaign events ...

Warren Buffett: 'Hillary Is Going To Run' In 2016

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

Billionaire Warren Buffett hinted he may know of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's future plans while speaking at Fortune's Most Powerful Wo...

Gary Hart and Richard Nixon, Pt. 1

Ken Toltz | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Ken Toltz

As a 1974 high school junior, I couldn't envision that a day would come 10 years later where I would join Hart's initial 1984 insurgent presidential campaign challenging establishment candidate VP Walter Mondale.

The New Aristocracy

Ronald Maxwell | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Ronald Maxwell

Humans lust for power. It's in their very nature. The Constitution checks this power, diffusing it away from individual persons and individual groups or factions. This is why it is so important to protect this document -- and why it has been defended by great statesmen and heroic soldiers.

Biden Returning To Key Presidential State

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is returning to the key presidential state of Iowa next week, reminding voters not to count him out of th...

Jeb Bush Advisers: Former Florida Governor Hasn't Ruled Out A 2016 Run

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

A run for the presidency may still be in former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's future. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Republican strate...