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The 2014 Midterms Just Might Be More Important Than the 2016 Presidential Election

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

The historic participation of blacks and other minorities helped elect the first black president of the United States. But while we greatly exercised our right to vote in 2008, many failed to do the same two years later during the 2010 midterms. What we got were a slew of politicians who are more concerned with their own self-aggrandizement than with serving people.

Romney, Christie To Campaign In Arkansas

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

GOP 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, as well as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), will campaign for Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutch...

These Charts Show Good News For Clinton, Bad News For Christie

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the most well-known and well-liked of 16 potential 2016 presidential candidates, according to a recent Ga...

Amanda Terkel

Elizabeth Warren Pushed To Run For President At Major Progressive Gathering

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) faced an enthusiastic crowd of supporters Friday when she took the stage at Netroots Nation, with fans toti...

Howard Fineman

Zen Master Joe Biden Runs And Does Not Run For White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's a tough time for presidential wannabe Joe Biden. Jokingly but obviously, Hillary Clinton all but declared her competing candidac...

Mitt Romney: The GOP's Great White Hope

Andy Ostroy | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

A New Hampshire Granite Poll released last week showed Romney with an astonishing 39 percent lead over all other hopefuls including Christie, Bush, Paul, Rubio, Rob Portman and Ted Cruz, none of whom broke single digits. That's a pretty startling statistic.

'Rock Star' Reception For Elizabeth Warren

Washington Post | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Populist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) got a rock-star reception during a standing-room-only campaign rally here Monday, as...

GOP Rep: Mitt Romney Will Run -- And Win -- In 2016

Newsmax | Greg Richter | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012, has repeatedly said he will not run again in 2016, but Rep. Jason Chaffetz doesn't believe ...

NYT: Have Republicans Shut Themselves Out Of White House?

New York Times | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics

By 2016, the Democrats’ own stretch — winning the popular vote in five of the last six elections — will have lasted 24 years. Now, one of the bi...

Investigations Could Complicate 2016 Aspirations For Chris Christie, Scott Walker

AP | By THOMAS BEAUMONT and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — First it was Chris Christie, humbled by members of his staff who impeded access to a bridge from New Jersey into Manhattan in an a...

Elizabeth Warren, Not Hillary Clinton, Should Be the Next President of the United States

H. A. Goodman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Elizabeth Warren, not Clinton, has taken on Wall Street, picked fights with prominent Republicans, and eloquently voiced the concerns of American around the country.

Kate Sheppard

Priebus: Hillary Clinton 'Playing Politics' With Release Of Benghazi Chapter

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus suggested on Sunday that the release of a chapter from a new book by former Secr...

Jerry Brown Aims Elsewhere As Republicans Careen Toward California Primary

William Bradley | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

In truth, it doesn't really matter for Brown which Republican he wallops in November. He will win a record fourth term as California's governor in a landslide, his third in four gubernatorial runs. What difference does it make how much he wins by?

Memo To Hillary

Vicki Donlan | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Vicki Donlan

I believe you will make a difference in the world and this country for every living being. Given the opportunity, women can make a tremendous difference in the world and with a woman president of the United States the message will be received loud and clear -- women are leaders.

Chris Christie Stressed By Thought Of Running Against Jeb Bush In 2016

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is already thinking about a 2016 GOP presidential primary -- and he's not really looking forward to it. Though C...

Rand Paul Still Supports Voter ID Laws That Are 'Offending People'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) office is walking back recent comments in which the senator appeared to urge Republicans to back off "crazy" voting laws that...

Ex-Clinton Press Secretary Bets Hillary Clinton Won't Run For President

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton's press secretary isn't bullish on the prospects of a second Clinton administration. Mike McCurry, who served as Cli...

Hillary Clinton Dodges Creative 2016 Question

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton can't seem to avoid questions about her potential presidential run in 2016. In a Wednesday interview with AB...

National Popular Vote Is Good for All Americans

Rob Richie | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Rob Richie

The National Popular Vote plan is constitutional, nonpartisan, and better for all Americans than our current system. An interstate compact, it will guarantee the election of the candidate who wins the most popular votes in all 50 states and D.C.

Jeb Bush Rises For GOP As Hillary Continues To Dominate Dems

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) has gained support among Republicans for a 2016 presidential run, while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's (...

Rand Paul: The GOP Must Welcome More Diverse Ideas

AP | ALANNA DURKIN | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Republican Party must become a bigger coalition that welcomes diverse ideas to win national elections, Sen. Rand Paul said ...

NRA Convention Draws Possible GOP Presidential Candidates

AP | Associated Press | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Several potential Republican contenders for president will court gun-rights supporters at the National Rifle Association's annual...

Star Jones Blasts Sexist Critics Of A Hillary Clinton Presidency

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.23.2014 | Women

Star Jones hit back at what she perceives to be sexist arguments against a Hillary Clinton presidency during an interview with HuffPost Live on April ...

Rand Paul: GOP 'May Have Over-Emphasized' Voter Fraud Fears

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) speculated that the Republican Party may be exaggerating the extent of voter fraud, as more GOP-controlled states pass new vote...

Rand Paul Promotes School Choice For Poor, Minority Students

AP | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics

BY THOMAS BEAUMONT, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO (AP) -- Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said voters in Democratic strongholds such as Chicago will think diffe...