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It's Time for Hillary to Start 'Busting Some Balls'

Pamela Newton | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics
Pamela Newton

What makes Hillary more of a "ball buster" than, say, Bill Clinton? But Bill is repeatedly praised for getting things done during his tenure, while Hillary is maligned for being pushy.

Republicans Revive Bold Scheme to Rig Presidential Elections

Michael Keegan | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics
Michael Keegan

These plans can initially seem reasonable, even to progressives, many of whom are wary of the electoral college system. But this isn't a good-government plan to change the way our presidential elections are conducted. It's a targeted plot to get more electoral votes for Republicans, even when they're losing the popular vote.

Democrats Need to Coalesce Around Hillary Clinton Early

Jeza Belle | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Jeza Belle

While a host of progressive issues are dear to many of us, none of these should cloud our judgment in getting behind the one person who could not only win, but effectively govern this country and keep the conservative dogs at bay...Hillary Clinton.

Paul Blumenthal

George W. Bush Says Jeb Bush 2016 Presidential Run Is 'A Toss-Up'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former President George W. Bush said on Sunday that the odds of his brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, running for president in 2016...

Jason Linkins

Here Are The 58 People That Pollsters Have Included In 2016 Polls (So Far)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

This story was originally published in September 2014. It's been updated to add three people to the list. We've gone back over all of the 2016 pres...

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...

Romney 2016 Isn't Out Of The Question

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Mitt Romney, day in and day out, hears it wherever he goes, whether at campaign events ...

Warren Buffett: 'Hillary Is Going To Run' In 2016

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

Billionaire Warren Buffett hinted he may know of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's future plans while speaking at Fortune's Most Powerful Wo...

Gary Hart and Richard Nixon, Pt. 1

Ken Toltz | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
Ken Toltz

As a 1974 high school junior, I couldn't envision that a day would come 10 years later where I would join Hart's initial 1984 insurgent presidential campaign challenging establishment candidate VP Walter Mondale.

The New Aristocracy

Ronald Maxwell | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Ronald Maxwell

Humans lust for power. It's in their very nature. The Constitution checks this power, diffusing it away from individual persons and individual groups or factions. This is why it is so important to protect this document -- and why it has been defended by great statesmen and heroic soldiers.

Biden Returning To Key Presidential State

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is returning to the key presidential state of Iowa next week, reminding voters not to count him out of th...

Jeb Bush Advisers: Former Florida Governor Hasn't Ruled Out A 2016 Run

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

A run for the presidency may still be in former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's future. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Republican strate...

Turkey Votes in Erdogan and Votes Out Its Founding Ideology

Galip Dalay | Posted 10.27.2014 | World
Galip Dalay

As Erdoğan changes his role from being the Prime Minister and the chairman of the Justice and Development Party to being the president of the Republic, he has struck a conciliatory tone by recognizing the content and imperatives of his new job.

Rick Perry Heads To New Hampshire With 2016 In Mind

AP | RIK STEVENS | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday in a visit to a key early voting state that he was unprepared for and humbled by his first...

Reince Priebus: GOP Isn't 'Stuck' Like Democrats Are

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said he feels "great" about the GOP's chances in 2016 because "we've got a lot of options." "...

Reflections on Hillary Clinton in a Time of War

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Mahlon Meyer

I'll tell you why I support Hillary: one photo, one expression, one flinging up of her hands in consternation. The moment was when U.S. forces final...

Howard Fineman

Bill Clinton Launches Charm Offensive For Alison Lundergan Grimes In Coal Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- It's a good thing for embattled Democrats here in Kentucky that Bill Clinton loves to play golf. Because he does, and because hi...

Zach Carter

Barney Frank Wants Elizabeth Warren To Run For President. He Just Doesn't Want Her To Win.

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is keen on the current activist campaign to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) into a 2016 preside...

Voice Analytics: Stripping Politicians Bare?

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

I'm standing in the election booth, ready to select America's next president. It's Tuesday, November 8, 2016. I've been barraged by polling and am s...

Campaign To 'Draft Manchin' For 2016 Presidential Race Drawing Attention

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Is Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) contemplating a run for president? Politico seems to think maybe. Its morning Huddle email newsletter on Wednesday p...

Let's Strengthen - Not Endanger - Iowa's First-in-the-Nation Caucuses in 2016

Jean Hessburg | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Jean Hessburg

The number one goal of Democrats looking to reform the Iowa presidential caucuses should be simple: Don't mess up a good thing.

5 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Is the Best Person for the Job

Erin McKelle | Posted 09.08.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

Hillary Clinton is without question, the most talked-about woman in politics right now.

Disrupting Hillary

John Feffer | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

Seven years later, Clinton is considering another run at the presidency. Once again, she is the dominant brand in the marketplace, the one to beat.

Afghan Presidential Election Takes Dangerous Turn

Sam Schneider | Posted 08.20.2014 | World
Sam Schneider

Afghanistan's presidential election has taken a turn for the worst. Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah announced his decision to boycott the national election commission and demand the vote-counting process be brought to a grinding halt.

Is It Time to Implement a National Popular Vote in Presidential Elections?

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Pearl Korn

We must stop being the only democracy that indirectly elects its chief executive. Every voice and vote must matter. After all, isn't that what democracy is all about?