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Brian Schweitzer

The Hissing of the Fat Cats

Mike Lux | Posted 03.21.2014 | 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 02.27.2014 | 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...

Jason Linkins

Brian Schweitzer On Washington: 'Most Of The People You Talk To Are Frauds'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) is being pretty coy about it, but it's generally understood that he is mulling a run for the Senate seat curr...

The Mysterious World of DC Centrism vs. a Platform That Real Voters Would Like

Mike Lux | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

D.C. Centrism embraces what the political establishment, especially including the big special interests who tend to control this town, thinks is right, even when the vast majority of Americans are opposed to it.

Which Side Is the Government On?

Mike Lux | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Senators Warren and Brown are making a huge difference, showing us that if we get a real live two-fisted fighter for working families in the ring on our behalf, it matters. That is why I decided to get involved in helping Rick Weiland run in South Dakota.

Dem Courts Unions Ahead Of Potential Big Move

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer told a gathering of union leaders Friday that he has not decided on a possible run for U.S. Se...

Top 10 Things That Make Brian Schweitzer An Awesome Economic Populist

Adam Green | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Adam Green

With the news that Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) is retiring, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee has launched a campaign to draft former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) to run for the spot.

Dem Senator's Exit May Prompt Free-For-All

AP | MATT GOURAS and MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. -- U.S. Sen. Max Baucus' surprise announcement that he won't run for a seventh term could mean a free-for-all for a Senate seat that has...

Former Montana Gov. Considering Senate Run

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

With Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) announcing Tuesday that he won't seek a seventh Senate term in 2014, the speculation about a potential successor has qu...

Laura Bassett

Brian Schweitzer, Montana Governor, Teases 2016 Presidential Run

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, a popular and spirited Democrat in an otherwise conservative state, teased a possible 2016 presidential run on CNN's "S...