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2016 Presidential Election

Jason Linkins

So You Want To Run For President? Congratulations! Here Are The Stages Of Your Quest | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

As you may have heard, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) announced that he was going to “actively explore the possibility of running for President of...

Here Comes Bush v. Clinton 2.0

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Despite the fact that he's not been to Iowa in two years, and that his political team consists of just four people, Bush has big Republican donors salivating on the sidelines.

Elizabeth Warren For President Goes Viral: Watch Out Hillary, Wall Street, and Corporate Republicans and Democrats

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Proving Warren's point that opposition to Wall Street bailouts and crony capitalism is not just a left-right issue, even some conservatives are saying positive things about Warren's speech.

Some Hillary Advice for Christie

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

So New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has weighed in on Hilary Clinton's electability. That's like the Knicks telling the Warriors that they have little chance of winning this year's NBA championship.

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.

My Brief Encounter with Hillary-Basher and Scandal-Monger Edward Klein

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

It is two years before the next presidential election, and the anti-Hillary hit squad is already revving up its engines. But the various efforts by the professional Clinton-haters to demonize Hillary have already been exposed to the light and rejected by the public.

'We Don't Grapple With That Here,' Rick Perry Says Of Income Inequality

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

Despite a significant rise in income inequality in Texas, Gov. Rick Perry (R) is arguing that it's not something the state ought to be worried about. ... To Make Big Push For An Elizabeth Warren 2016 Candidacy

The New York Times | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Some Democrats are "Ready for Hillary." is ready for Elizabeth Warren. The liberal group is poised to spend $1 million on...

Jerry Brown Gets the Final Count and Looks Ahead

William Bradley | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

As he contemplates some fights to come in his record-setting fourth term as Governor of California, Jerry Brown finally got the final count on his re-election. Late absentees and provisional ballots boosted Brown more than a full point from his standing the morning after, to 60.0 percent.

Rand Paul Reveals When He'll Decide On A 2016 Run

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he will make up his mind on a 2016 White House presidential run in "the March/April time frame." The Kentucky c...

President Walker? 5 Things You Should Know About Scott (Calvin) Walker

Mary Bottari | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is walking and talking a lot like he is running for President of the United States. Here are five things that you need to know about the cheddarhead with Coolidge-like ambitions.


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 | 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 | 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? | 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.