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Jeb Bush's Pros and Cons

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If Jeb does run, he may face Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side. Now, a "Clinton vs. Bush" contest doesn't exactly thrill many people who are looking for perhaps a little more variety (and a little less dynasty) in our presidential choices, but it is indeed worth contemplating at this point, at least if Jeb is serious about running.

Bush Speaks In South Carolina Amid New 2016 Hints

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As he signals strong interest in a 2016 presidential campaign, Republican Jeb Bush on Monday encouraged college graduates to "...

An Open Letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Run Warren Run!

Anna Galland | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics
Anna Galland

We've got your back. That's because you've had our backs. You've stood up for us -- America's students, mothers, retirees, teachers, minimum-wage workers -- instead of for the big banks and corporations.

Jeb Bush Keeps His Public Profile High As He Weighs A 2016 Run

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hinting that a decision on his presidential ambitions is coming "in short order," former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Monday condemned...

Rick Perry Ramps Up For 2016

POLITICO | Posted 11.28.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is inviting hundreds of prominent Republican donors and policy experts to a series of gatherings next month that are intended to...

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like 2016 To GOP Governors

AP | By JILL COLVIN and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 11.28.2014 | Politics

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A half-dozen potential Republican presidential contenders spent last week peacocking across the sprawling grounds of a pink-...

Hillary Clinton: Obama Immigration Effort 'Historic Step'

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports President Barack Obama's executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants living in ...

Here's How Potential 2016 Candidates Are Reacting To Obama's Immigration Action

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

On Thursday, President Barack Obama announced plans to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. In an address from the White H...

Democrats Need to Coalesce Around Hillary Clinton Early

Jeza Belle | Posted 11.18.2014 | 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.

GOP Sets Its Top Priority For 2016: Defeating Harry Reid

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans, riding high after capturing the majority, said Wednesday that a top priority in 2016 will be defeating Democra...

Scott Walker Tease 2016 Presidential Run

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) dropped hints on Sunday that he is considering a run for president in 2016. Appearing on NBC's 'Meet The Press'...

The Honeymoon Is Over

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

If the president is to leave a lasting legacy and, more importantly, safeguard the nation, he has no option. Risks must be taken and foreign policy is the place to start.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Americans Are Surprisingly Ready To Bring On 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Democalypse or Ass-Whuppin'?

Terence Smith | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
Terence Smith

Call it what you will, it was impressive: seven, possibly eight Senate seats, (twice the post-WorldWar II average for a President's party in the sixth year of a term,) up to 15 House seats, a working majority in both houses for the first time sine 2,006. Divided government, here we come!

4 Midterm Lessons About the Politics of Climate Change

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The GOP has taken control of the Senate after winning a handful of red states. This makes Senator Mitch McConnell the new Majority Leader, yet voters have not endorsed McConnell's pro-polluter agenda of dirty air and unlimited climate change pollution.

Igor Bobic

GOP Heavyweights Test New Attack Against Hillary Clinton

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

Prominent Republicans barnstorming the country ahead of next week's midterm elections are testing a new line of attack against Hillary Clinton, slammi...

Senate Control Could Be Mixed Blessing For GOP 2016 Hopefuls

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

By Jeff Mason and Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON, Oct 28 (Reuters) - For Republican lawmakers with White House aspirations, control of...

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Slams Obama On Ebola Response

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) says President Barack Obama's "incompetence" is to blame for his administration's lackluster response to the growing E...

This Message from Hillary Clinton Could Win the Senate

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

This message has the virtue of being, well, true, a vanishing quality in American politics. But, it is also optimistic, future-oriented, and provides the context for voters' choices.

Igor Bobic

Vote To Arm Syrian Rebels May Haunt Senators With Eyes On The White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

The votes to authorize costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan still haunt some lawmakers more than a decade after those wars began. No one knows this bet...

Hillary Clinton Is Headed To Iowa

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY and KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline a high-profile fundraiser next month in the nation's first presidential caucus state of...

Zach Carter

Barney Frank Wants Elizabeth Warren To Run For President. He Just Doesn't Want Her To Win.

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is keen on the current activist campaign to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) into a 2016 preside...

Perry For President

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Obama's Immigration Dilemma

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

But what is pretty clear is that if Obama does act, it is going to help Democrats in the 2016 presidential contest. The whole immigration reform issue is a gigantic trap for Republicans, and they will likely be unable to resist the urge to walk right into it.

An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton

Marianne Williamson | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

In the final analysis, we really do love democracy -- and watching it dismantled as it's being dismantled, and corrupted like it's being corrupted, has taken a lot of us from denial to real depression to a collective "Hell, no!" that will have electoral consequences in 2016.