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Brian Schweitzer

Rand Paul's Potential 'Brian Schweitzer Problem'

Rich Rubino | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

An opening is developing for Schweitzer. Crossover support could make him not merely a nuisance to the likely Democratic establishment candidates, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, but also an irritant to Rand Paul as he tries to keep his father's supporters in the Republican Primary.

Draft Schweitzer for Montana Senate Seat

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

It is very possible that as Schweitzer goes, so goes Montana, and as Montana goes, so goes the nation in the U.S. Senate.

Chalking Up Montana As A Democratic Loss

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The revelations that John Walsh plagiarized a major paper in college have now completely torpedoed his chances for retaining the seat. To be fair, there was little chance that Walsh was going to win in any case. But the difference between "little chance" and "no chance" can be measured in hope. There is now no hope for Democrats in Montana, this year.

Jason Linkins

The Brutalist Guide To 2016's Democratic Contenders (Not Named Hillary Clinton)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Over at the Columbia Journalism Review, Steven Brill has a "story he'd like to see." Specifically: What's the deal with "the Hillary alternatives?" You know, those other people who might compete in a Democratic primary in 2016. This is worth some discussion. Among the reasons I can think of that speak to why there isn't block-to-block coverage of other potential Democratic contenders (besides maybe Elizabeth Warren, more on that later) are: 1) it's 2014 at the moment, and maybe people are showing a modicum of restraint, and 2) Hillary Clinton is currently "freezing the field." Which is a way of saying that she looms so large over the landscape as a potential frontrunner for the nomination, despite not actually campaigning, that it's inhibiting other candidates from doing the sorts of things they need to do to carve out a place in the firmament.

Friday Talking Points -- Meet Brian Schweitzer

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news media showed without a shadow of a doubt that they have not learned from their coverage in the run-up to the Iraq war, as pretty much everyone who got Iraq fundamentally wrong before we invaded was invited to share their views.

Schweitzer Apologizes For Saying Eric Cantor Sets Off His 'Gaydar'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) apologized Thursday for telling a reporter that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) strikes him as "eff...

Colorado Republican Calls Brian Schweitzer A 'Sexist Scumbag'

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) has spurred plenty of Internet buzz as of late over some comments he made about Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Cali...

Former Governor: Eric Cantor Sets Off My 'Gaydar'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

A new profile of former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer reveals the Democrat doesn't have much of a filter, as he vilifies Southerners and the gay commu...

The Hissing of the Fat Cats

Mike Lux | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The powerful, super-wealthy people at the top of the economic food chain have noticed all this populist stirring. Boy, have they noticed. In spite of all their power and wealth, they are offended that anyone is suggesting that the system should be tinkered with. They're speaking out -- in truly silly ways -- and putting their money where their mouths are.

Former Governor Joins MSNBC

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 04.29.2014 | Media

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Thursday that he's joined cable news channel MSNBC as a contributor. ...

Dem Takes Over Baucus' Senate Seat

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) appointed Lt. Governor John Walsh (D) Friday to take the place of Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), who the Senate confirmed T...

Worst Case Scenario for Hillary

Rich Rubino | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Assuming Vice President Joe Biden does not run, Hillary, having served as U.S. Secretary of State for four years, will likely become the face card of the Obama administration.

The Shape of Things To Come: Hillary a Lock, Jerry Brown for President?

William Bradley | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

This is the year in which impressions about the slow-paced economic recovery will solidify into a partial frame for the next presidential campaign.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Since Fish Rot From the Head Down, NJ and Fox Have a Problem

HuffPost Radio | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgAs Bridgegate worsens with 20 subpoenas and a quid-pro-Christie in Hoboken, Alter and Frum discuss whether the Governor lied or merely led a corrupt organization. And has Ailes/Fox helped grow or shrink the GOP?

Michael Calderone

Media's Desperate Search For Somebody To Challenge Hillary Clinton

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos got his turn on Sunday. MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski asked Monday morning. And CNN’s Brooke Baldwin took ...

Brian Schweitzer Says A 2016 Presidential Bid Would 'Ruin' His Life

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) said Monday that a presidential bid in 2016 would "ruin" his life, although he didn't rule it out entirely. ...

The Proliferating Role of Populism in American Politics

Rich Rubino | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Populism is nothing new in American politics. It usually garners momentum during times of economic tumult. At a time when the American political system is held in disrepute, there is a growing populist insurrection to challenge established incumbent politicians.

Former Governor Signals Potential 2016 Run

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer isn't saying if he'll run for president in 2016. But if he does, he thinks he can conne...

Democrat Further Hints At Potential 2016 Bid

AP | By CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Former Democratic Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer isn't saying whether he'll run for president in 2016. But he sought to conn...

Third Way, Elizabeth Warren, and the Real Battle

Mike Lux | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The far more important question is how we win the bigger more consequential war that sparked this little back-and-forth this week: the war that Wall Street and the other powers that be are fighting to defeat the progressive populist ideas of our leaders and our movement.

Would an Elizabeth Warren Primary Challenge to Hillary Clinton Be Good for Democrats?

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

No one else in the Democratic Party today can so effectively put together the broad coalition that elected Barack Obama and then add to that likely wins in states like West Virginia and Arkansas. Women, African Americans, Hispanics, and the young will all coalesce around Hillary if she is the candidate.

Walsh Announces Run For Senate In 2014

AP | By MATT GOURAS | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh said Thursday that his limited political experience will aid his run for the U.S. Senate, announcin...

GOP Chances Get Major Boost

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans received a boost in their attempt to win back the majority in the Senate next year when a former Democratic governor bo...

Ex-Dem Gov Makes Big Decision On Senate Run

AP | MATT GOURAS | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. — Popular former Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Saturday morning that he will not run for Montana's open U.S. Senate seat in 2014, an ...

Potential Dem Candidate Tied To Dark Money Group

AP | MATT GOURAS | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. -- A politically active nonprofit group tied to two appointees of former Gov. Brian Schweitzer shared the governor's campaign address an...