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Hillary vs. the Media: Real War? Phony War? Or Good Cause?

William Bradley | Posted 07.08.2014 | Media
William Bradley

Hillary vs. the media bit is a good narrative frame for her, no matter its accuracy. It's certainly accurate enough to have some credibility. And then there's the fact that the public doesn't think much of the news media. This week, in fact, we've seen how it can work for her.

Hillary Clinton Bucks the Spirit of the 22nd Amendment

Stephen Kaus | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Stephen Kaus

If Hillary were striking out on her own, we would feel less this way, but that is not what she is doing. She is campaigning for a third term while invoking executive privilege as to what she did during the first two.

Jason Linkins

Would-Be Hillary Clinton Campaign Insiders Have One Non-Negotiable Demand For 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Back in April of 2013, Salon's Alex Pareene offered up a simple gauge by which you could determine whether or not a 2016 campaign for president by Hil...

Hillary Insiders Warn: Do Not Hire This Man

Mother Jones | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

In recent weeks, I've talked to several Washington politicos close to Bill and Hillary Clinton, and when I've asked if they will be joining Hillary's ...

Disastrous Ex-Clinton Strategist Fails Up!

www.nytimes.com | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

SEATTLE — In the biggest shuffling of Microsoft’s executive ranks since the company’s new chief executive, Satya Nadella, took over, Mark Penn, ...

The First Job for Microsoft's New CEO: Stop Playing Politics

Dan Lyons | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology
Dan Lyons

I'm hoping Microsoft's new CEO realizes how terrible these ads make the company look and will drop the whole thing. Instead of harping on Microsoft's competition, he should tout the virtues of its products. Be positive. Be upbeat. Start fresh.

Microsoft Exec: People Actually Aren't Afraid Of Technology

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.27.2014 | Technology

Mark Penn, an executive vice president at Microsoft, visited HuffPost Live at Davos to discuss how technology is viewed around the world. Penn shar...

Mark Penn: 'People Don't Want Technology Or Privacy, They Want Technology And Privacy'

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

Mark Penn, Executive Vice President of Advertising and Strategy for Microsoft, weighed in on the National Security Agency scandal during a Friday appe...

WATCH: Poll Shows Almost Unprecedented Pessimism In America

Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact

Microsoft's corporate vice president, Mark Penn, sat down with HuffPost Live during the Ideas Festival in Aspen last month to discuss the almost unpre...

Mark Penn Unlikely To Rejoin Hillary Clinton 2016

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

Hillary Clinton's campaign finished paying off a $5.4 million debt owed to Mark Penn's political consulting firm only in January 2013. The sum was lef...

Key Hillary Advisors From Bungled '08 Campaign Unlikely To Return

The Washington Post | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

Howard Wolfson, the 2008 communications director for Hillary Rodham Clinton, has said he will not return for a 2016 presidential campaign. Neither, fo...

The Case for Letting Things Play Out

Mike Lux | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

No Democratic president has ever cut Social Security. We shouldn't start now. Mr. President, I hope you change your mind, toughen up your bargaining position, and wait the Republicans out.

Wishful Thinking for a Hillary Clinton Presidency Is Based On Faulty Premises

Asher Smith | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Asher Smith

Much of the pining for Hillary Clinton seems to be premised on mis-targeted liberal nostalgia for a version of Bill Clinton's presidency that never happened.

Occupy Wall Street Speaks for America: A "Centrist" Hit Job's Polling Data Helps Prove It

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Thanks to a hit piece by one of those Beltway pseudo-"bipartisans" we can now state conclusively what many of us have long suspected: Occupy Wall Street speaks for the American majority. We've got the polling numbers to prove it. We now know where the real center lies.

Friday Talking Points [162] -- Budget Standoff Continues

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This whole government shutdown walk-to-the-brink-and-stare-into-the-abyss thing is nothing more than the warmup for the next budgetary battles -- which will be much bigger.

Mark Penn Wrong on "Historical Odds" of Obama Victory

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

If we properly account for FDR's three victories, there's no difference in re-election performance between the parties. Republicans have had more individuals get re-elected during the same period.

The Odds on Obama

Mark Penn | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Mark Penn

If in the next year America sees a strong president firmly leading the country to solve its big problems, it won't matter who the Republican opponent is, he will win. And if they don't see that, a billion dollars or more won't stop the tide.

Constitutional Amendment on Internet Freedom

Mark Penn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Mark Penn

It's time we added the first 21st Century amendment to the Constitution -- an amendment that parallels the First Amendment but explicitly prohibits the government from ever shutting down the Internet.

State of the Union: Did Obama Win His Future?

Mark Penn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Penn

President Obama's speech will poll well; but the failure to tackle the big problems and issues with specific creative ideas means the president and the White House have a lot of work to do.

Democrats Need to Back Obama

Mark Penn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Penn

Democrats in Congress, by their actions, are labeling themselves the "pro-spending" and "pro-tax party" and distancing themselves from the president in all the wrong ways. He is not triangulating -- they are doing it for him.

A President's Choice: Resist Wall Street's 'Shock Doctrine' or Keep Listening to the Usual Suspects

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

To win elections Democrats need to get the economy moving, and you can't do that in a "centrist" way. They should compromise when they must, but this time they need to make it clear that they are compromising.

How'd That Bipartisanship Thing Work Out For You?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Could the effort at bipartisanship over the last two years have been a bigger disaster? The Democrats allowed the Republicans to make their case for two straight years while Democrats laid down their arms.

Strategy Corner: Exit Polls Show the Voters Just Want Obama Back in the Center and on the Economy

Mark Penn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Penn

If President Obama wants to serve a second term, he will have to heed the call to recalibrate his administration. He was elected as a centrist. The people want him to be one.

Woodward Sells the Hillary and Joe Switcheroo

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

Would Barack Obama ever think about dumping Biden, because he sees himself in trouble for 2012? That question is laughable to me. There is nothing in Pres. Obama's makeup that would lead him to believe he needs Hillary.

Jason Linkins

Superdelegates Retained By Democrats Despite Their Ridiculous Role In 2008 Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Anyone with any sense would agree that the age of the superdelegate had to be brought to a swift end. Unfortunately, "anyone with any sense" and "Democratic Party officials" are two groups that rarely, if ever, intersect. Because a group of Democratic party fat cats refuses to accept the status of "second class citizens," the Democratic primary process will continue to be a needlessly befuddling and problematic ordeal for everybody.