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2016 Presidential Election

THE ONE WHO COULD TAKE ON HILLARY

The New Republic | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

Yet, for progressive Democrats, Brown would be a nearly perfect nominee. During his two decades in the House and Senate, he has taken strong and artic...

Rick Santorum Wishes Obama Was More Like Jesse Helms

Erik Ose | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

The divisive political figures Santorum admires tell us all we need to know about how he would lead America if ever given the chance.

Bernie Sanders: Approving Keystone XL 'Makes No Sense To Me'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

As the Senate prepares to vote on the Keystone XL pipeline this week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) reiterated his position that he doesn’t want it to...

Gay Marriage Now Linked With Senator And His Possible 2016 Bid

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — For better or for worse, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's political future has become tied to same-sex marriage. The Republican who was...

Make 2016 About Surveillance

Alyona Minkovski | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Alyona Minkovski

Americans need to hold all 2016 candidates to account, congressional and presidential. We can play a role in shaping the platform and agenda, rather than reluctantly accepting a system of mass surveillance.

Sarah Harvard

John Oliver Weighs In On The 2016 Presidential Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Harvard | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- HBO host John Oliver has no idea which politicians will run for president in 2016, but he is sure of one thing: It's going to be hilario...

Here's One More Reason Mitt Romney May Not Be Out Of The 2016 Presidential Race

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

Advisers to former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are trying to talk the one-time Massachusetts governor into running for president in ...

Here's How The GOP's Midterm Victories Are Shaping The 2016 Presidential Race

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2016 presidential race was about the new Republican-controlled Congress even before the polls closed Tuesday night. As the GO...

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...

Amber Ferguson

Will The Most Coveted Voting Bloc Show Up To The Polls?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Ferguson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

This election cycle, candidates from both parties have shown that when it comes to courting millennials, "the limit does not exist." Senate candida...

Planning Begins For First 2016 Republican Presidential Debate

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2014 midterm elections are days away, but preparation are already underway for the first debate of the 2016 presidential prima...

College Football and Tuesday's Elections

Glen Browder | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

Three of my political science colleagues conducted research showing that winning/losing that Saturday game could boost or cost the incumbent party and its gubernatorial candidate an average of 10 percent in the Tuesday election.

Cruz: 'Hillary Clinton Will Be The Next President' If GOP Picks Another Romney, McCain

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) predicted victory for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016 if the GOP chooses another nominee like Sen. John McCa...

Would Warren Really Run?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

What is Elizabeth Warren up to? Elizabeth Warren's offhand remark in an interview with People magazine strongly suggested that the Massachusetts senator has revised her previous firm declarations of non-candidacy for president and is now deliberately leaving the door open a crack. Asked whether she was considering a run in 2016, Warren said disarmingly, "I don't think so," but added, "If there's any lesson I've learned in the last five years, it's don't be so sure about what lies ahead. There are amazing doors that could open." That sure opened one door. Is Warren really thinking about challenging frontrunner Hillary Clinton? I'd be surprised if Warren has made any decision on that question, but her remark immediately set off two kinds of political waves.

Jerry Brown Does His Yale Law Reunion While Kashkari Keeps Attacking and Arnold Savors Paris

William Bradley | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Republican Neel Kashkari has intensified his attack on Governor Jerry Brown, insisting that he has uncovered "Jerry Brown's Watergate." So what does Brown do? Continue to ignore the former Wall Street bailout coordinator, and continue his drive to a record fourth term as California's governor.

Paul Krugman: How About A Clinton-Warren Ticket Instead Of A Matchup?

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

Nobel Prize-winning New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has an interesting vision of the 2016 Democratic presidential ticket: Hillary Clinton for pr...

Jerry Brown Cruises (and Makes an Adjustment) As Kashkari Flails Strangely

William Bradley | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

With just under three weeks left till the November 4th election, Jerry Brown is driving toward a big win in his quest for a record fourth term as governor of California.

Ohio Senator Visits Key States While Mulling Presidential Run

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — For someone who's not on the November ballot, Republican Sen. Rob Portman is keeping up a presidential campaign-style schedule ...

My Conversation With Senator Rand Paul

Tavis Smiley | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Poverty is a shameful and disgraceful fact of life in the United States -- more so than anyplace else because we live in the richest nation on the planet. Yet these issues get far too little attention on the national stage.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Rick Perry: The West Must Aggressively Defend Its Values Abroad

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) ventured far from the Lone Star State Tuesday, delivering a foreign policy address in London that was widely i...

George Pataki for President: "Right Wing Republicans With a Human Face"

Richard Brodsky | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

The current Republican field cries out for a shakeup. The American electorate is not as far to the right as the Republican electorate. They now appear ready to again put ideological straight jackets around their candidate, just like they did to Romney. But keep your eye on Just-Plain-George.

More Drama from the Polls: What Have We Really Learned?

David Belk | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
David Belk

What can we learn from the mess of the 2012 election? Could someone who isn't Nate Silver use past polling errors to make predictions for this next election? It's time to start looking at the old polling data to see what might have gone wrong.

Super PAC Really Wants Elizabeth Warren To Run For President

MSNBC | Alex Seitz-Wald | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

Ready for Warren, the super PAC formed to draft Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren into the 2016 presidential race, is expanding its team and hiring org...

Ted Cruz Denies Report He's Going To Run For President

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pushed back on a report that he is leaning heavily toward seeking the White House in 2016, saying on Monday that he has not ye...

Samantha Lachman

Why Birmingham's Mayor Thinks His City Has A Shot At Landing The DNC

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When skeptics ask William Bell, the Democratic mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, why the 2016 Democratic National Convention should be held...