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High School Student: Martin O'Malley Should Be A Contender

Quora | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics

Martin O'Malley really, REALLY isn't getting his point across. He was a two-term very progressive Governor in Maryland. He was a two-term mayor in Baltimore. He served on that city's council for eight years.

Jeb Bush Campaign Cuts Back: 'The High Life Has Ended'

Politico | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics

On the first day of a two-day Iowa swing back in August, Jeb Bush flew from Davenport to Ankeny in a private plane. The next day, after he spent more...

The Republican Presidential Field Is Sadly Lacking

Pat Waak | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics
Pat Waak

Right now, the country deserves better than this array. Perhaps as the polls narrow down and the money dries up, we will hear better. But for now, it is really disappointing that this field of people who aspire to lead us looks so frail.

Sanders Versus Trump Would Be Fun

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.19.2015 | Media
Chris Weigant

America would, for once, get two candidates who refused to put on their party's usual muzzle.

The Trumping of America

Kevin Price | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Kevin Price

Will Trump be a factor all the way until 2016? It is hard to say, I would say virtually anyone with political savvy would have said such was ridiculous just a few months ago. That number is shrinking as Trump's popularity grows in the polls. We are told "Trump is crazy." But is he crazy like a fox?

The Trump Phenomenon and U.S. Political Culture

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

The only things that really matter in Republican politics today are name recognition, a degree of celebrity, and the ability to make outrageous statements that appeal to a minority of voters.

Bobby Jindal Becomes 13th GOP Candidate

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

But Jindal's time might have passed -- if it ever even existed. He's not as fresh a face on the political scene as he once was.

Santorum and Pataki Jump In

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As with all the other candidates who have officially thrown their hats in the ring, today we will take a serious look at Santorum and Pataki, and attempt to predict what their chances for victory could be.


Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Friday Talking Points -- Is That Your Final Answer, Jeb?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Jeb Bush, in case you haven't heard, spent the entire week coming up with a believable answer to one question After watching Bush twist in the wind this week, we can't help but wonder if the 2016 Republican nomination race is going to closely resemble the 2008 Democratic nomination fight.

A Third Dubya Term?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Are American voters now being given the option of choosing a virtual third term for George W. Bush? Astonishingly enough, that seems to be the direction his brother's campaign has chosen to head towards.

Fighter or Deal Maker?

Bill Schneider | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Bill Schneider

We may see a demand for a deal maker in 2016. For Democrats, that's Hillary Clinton. For Republicans, that's Jeb Bush. If the 2016 election turns out to be a choice between them, it's likely to be close.

The New American Order

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Based on developments in our post-9/11 world, we could be watching the birth of a new American political system and a way of governing for which, as yet, we have no name. The evidence of this is all around us, and yet it's as if we can't bear to take it in or make sense of it.

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...

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?

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...

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...

Mitt Romney Slapped Around By His Fellow Republicans

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Ever since Mitt confided to his friends and mega-donors in a fancy New York apartment a little over a week ago that he is "seriously considering" a third bid for the presidency, Romney 3.0 is all anyone is talking about.

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...

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...

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.

We Should Be Protesting, Too

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

This week, tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents turned out to protest China's plan for bringing democracy to that city. Rather than letting voters pick the candidates that get to run for chief executive, Beijing wants the candidates selected by a 1,200 person "nominating committee." Critics charge the committee will be "dominated by a pro-Beijing business and political elite." Hong Kong's students have started that struggle -- for them, there. But their ideals are ours too, as is the flaw in the system they attack. We should be demanding the reform for which they are now fighting: an unbiased election, at every important stage.

Kate Sheppard

Fight Brews In Arizona Over Dark Money, Solar Policy | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

Arizona Public Service, the largest utility in the state, is facing scrutiny over whether it is secretly funding a campaign against two Republican can...