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Anatomy of a Broken Campaign Promise

Joel Berg | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Joel Berg

While all kept campaign promises are alike, each broken promise is broken in its own way. Campaign vows that are kept are often politically or administratively easy to fulfill. But failed promises fail for a host of reasons.

Day 144: America Still Held Hostage by Donald Trump

Spencer Green | Posted 11.06.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

It's been 144 days since billionaire Donald Trump announced his Presidential run and has been holding America hostage to his every whim. "I thought it would be over in a few days, a week or two at most, but there seems to be no end in sight," says a distraught Charlotte Kambrille of Noblesville, Indiana.

Dr. Ben Carson: Obamacare and Slavery

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Hearing an African American presidential candidate compare the mild health care reform provisions of the Affordable Care Act to slavery is hyperbole that is worth paying attention to.

Jeb Bush's Meltdown

Mike Smith | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics
Mike Smith


2016 Candidates Don't Miss On Opportunity To Make Lame Halloween Jokes

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

With Halloween coming up, Americans are turning to pumpkin carving, costume wearing and trick-or-treating. Surely, you're wondering just how the ...

Cryptic Bush Campaign Memo Hints At Dirt In Rubio's Background

U.S. News | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

Even before Jeb Bush's uninspiring debate performance Wednesday night, his sputtering presidential campaign was working to prevent defections.  ...

6 Questions Black Americans Want To Ask The Democratic Presidential Candidates

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Both the Democratic and Republican National Committees have agreed to give their blessing to a presidential town hall set up by ac...

The Focus Is On Rubio At Bush Donor Summit

The Washington Post | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

HOUSTON — Amid the Jeb Bush buttons and appearances by three generations of his family, there was a subtle but unmistakable focus on another ca...

Charles Koch Bemoans Lack Of Civility In 2016 Race

The Wall Street Journal | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan.—Charles Koch sounds a lot like an ordinary voter when he bemoans what he said is a lack of substance and civility in the 2016 Whi...

For Clinton, Leaving Lessig out of the Debates Would Be Dumb

Brian Boyko | Posted 10.25.2015 | Politics
Brian Boyko

There's a case to be made that the sooner she deals with these issues, the less likely they are to hurt her. More than that, would Lessig be able to parlay two hours of TV time into a credible threat to her campaign? Especially with Bernie Sanders also still in the race? The chances of that are slim to none.

Jeb Bush Slashes Spending Amid Campaign Woes

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is drastically slashing campaign spending, including an across-the-board ...

MAG: Hillary's Best Week Yet

Politico Magazine | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

If in January 2017, Hillary Clinton is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, historians may well point to this month as the moment her...

Without a Plan to Tackle Addiction, You're Not Qualified to Be President

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Patrick R. Krill

While it may be tempting to dismiss me as a single-issue voter with a narrow view of the world, consider whether there is one other issue whose poisonous vines stretch so broadly across every inch of our national landscape: public health, the economy, national security, civil rights, crime, family life, and education.

What The Benghazi Hearings Would Look Like If Bill Clinton Were Testifying

The Huffington Post | John Trowbridge | Posted 10.22.2015 | Comedy

10:00 a.m.: Bill Clinton enters chamber. Benghazi select committee members wait in line to shake Bill Clinton's hand and get photos with him. Refresh...

Should Joe Biden Run for President? Here's What Bernie Sanders Thinks.

Tavis Smiley | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

In our in-depth conversation with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont, addressed a variety of topics, including his performance in the recent CNN debate, his stance on gun control and the remarkable grassroots effort that has propelled the rise of his campaign.

Tension Builds Between 2016 GOP Rivals Rubio And Bush

AP | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.17.2015 | Politics

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are on course for a collision. There once was mutual public deference. But that has eroded as ...

A Viewer's Guide To Tonight's Democratic Debate

AP | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Five Democrats vying to be President Barack Obama's successor meet Tuesday night for their first televised debate of the 2016 elect...

Inside Hillary Clinton's Meeting With Black Lives Matter

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton met with Black Lives Matter advocates on Friday in Washington, D.C., to discuss racia...

Joe Biden Tells Latinos To 'Make No Damn Apologies For Anything'

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 10.08.2015 | Latino Voices

Vice President Joe Biden surprised a group of Latino leaders gathered at a fundraiser in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday with a passionate speech about im...

No, John Kasich, I Don't Want Taylor Swift Tickets

Kayla Solsbak | Posted 10.08.2015 | Women
Kayla Solsbak

I didn't go to a town hall forum for Taylor Swift tickets, Gov. Kasich. I went because it's my civic duty to be an informed voter. Please start treating me like one.

The 2016 Election and the 42 Percent

Christine Owens | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics
Christine Owens

While presidential candidates, economists and commentators debate how to address America's low-wage crisis, one important question has been overlooked: What do the tens of millions of Americans paid less than $15 an hour -- the "42 percent" -- think about how to rebuild America's economy?

Ann Romney: Jeb Bush Didn't Push Mitt Out Of Race

The Huffington Post | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney didn't drop out of the 2016 presidential race to get out of Jeb Bush's way, Ann Romney said in an interview sch...

You Won't Be Seeing Any Gallup Polls This Primary Season

Politico | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

Gallup has been the country's gold standard for horse-race election polling ever since its legendary founder, George Gallup, predicted Franklin Roosev...

What Every Voter Should Know About Public Choice Theory

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

If you really want to understand the unfolding presidential race, check out a little-known economic theory called "public choice." Public choice theory argues that economic self-interest is the driving force of politics.

A Non-Psychiatric Assessment of Donald Trump

Allen Frances | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

Trump is a threat to the United States not because he is mad, but because he is bad. His breathtaking ignorance (whether real or foxy feigned) degrades what should be serious policy discussions into buffoonish circus performances.