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Presidential Election

Voice Analytics: Stripping Politicians Bare?

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 07.30.2014 | 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 07.15.2014 | 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 07.16.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

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

Disrupting Hillary

John Feffer | Posted 06.26.2014 | 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 06.20.2014 | 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 06.19.2014 | 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?

20 Percent of a Country Enslaved: A Cry for Mauritania

Mary David | Posted 06.13.2014 | Impact
Mary David

Although he was born free, Biram Dah Abeid and his family know well the pain of slavery. Dah Abeid and his family are from the West African country of Mauritania.

An Open Letter to President Sisi

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Faisal J. Abbas

For too long, we in the Arab world have been cursed by having to choose between either secular authoritarianism (mostly led by military rulers) or a religious authoritarianism, disguised as a democracy-loving party or entity.

All Hillary, All the Time

Mike Smith | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

All Hillary, All the Time

Why Karl Rove Is Wrong About Hillary

David Helfenbein | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
David Helfenbein

As Karl Rove keeps droning on and on, I think it is time that someone corrects the record. His latest piece on how it is "tough for a party to win a t...

Turkey: A Model for the Islamic World or One for Regional Hegemony?

Akbar Ganji | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Akbar Ganji

Will Erdogan be elected as Turkey's next president, and succeed in his attempts for transforming the presidency?

Rand Paul: Voter ID Is Great, Just Don't Talk Too Much About It

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) believes voter ID laws are perfectly fine, just as long as Republicans don't speak too loudly about them. The Kentucky Repub...

State's Top Republican Hopes To 'Draft Mitt' For 2016

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

A group of Republicans is looking to "draft" former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney for the 2016 race. Utah State Republican Party Chairman ...

For Rand Paul, Ted Cruz And Other Presidential Contenders, Actions Speak Louder Than Words

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the latest prep work for a presidential campaign, Rand Paul is conspicuously courting moderate and establishment Republicans wh...

Hillary For President 2016, Not Hillary For Grandma

Kristen Houghton | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
Kristen Houghton

Mitt Romney was surrounded by grandkids during his presidential run and no one ever ventured the question, let alone the thought, that he might not be a good grandfather or was not involved enough in their lives. But 66, for a woman in the political arena (and other arenas as well), is a different story. Unlike a man, a woman's "shelf-life" seems to be limited when she is described, even in her 60s, as a grandmother.

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's Greatest Challenges Are Far From Over

Gary Villablanca Duff | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Gary Villablanca Duff

After a campaign full of promises, President Michelle Bachelet has been forced to face a bevy of unexpected challenges in her attempt to politically restructure Chile.

Stability And Shifting In Party Loyalty After Age 18

Alan Reifman | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics
Alan Reifman

Consistent with conventional wisdom, the youngest cohorts appear more Democratic-leaning than the national electorate as a whole, whereas the oldest cohorts appear more Republican-leaning.

Hillary Clinton and Our Separation of Powers: A Law Student's Perspective

Skyler Gray | Posted 06.17.2014 | College
Skyler Gray

Presidential candidates with Hillary's governmental experience do not come around everyday, and we need her profound insight to work towards breaking though the partisan standoffs that seem to characterize current U.S. politics.

Rand Paul, Ted Cruz Test Presidential Waters In Key State

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

By Gabriel Debenedetti MANCHESTER, N.H., April 12 (Reuters) - Conservative Republican Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz tested the 2016 ...

Potential 2016 Candidates Picking Up The Pace Of Presidential Prep

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just about everyone thinking about running for president is kicking it into gear now, slowpokes included. For months, many prospe...

Big New York Win for National Popular Vote Drive to Reform (Not Abolish!) Electoral College

Rob Richie | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Rob Richie

If Gov. Cuomo signs the NPV bill, New York will become the 11th jurisdiction to join the compact. He has good reason to act, given the resounding legislative vote and calls for him to do so from influential entities like the New York Times.

Rubio To Decide On 2016 White House Run 'Around This Time Next Year'

Reuters | Gabriel Debenedetti | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, a potential Republican candidate for president in 2016, said on Tuesday he would make a de...

Ted Cruz Staffer Leaves Office To Lead 2016 Presidential Super PAC For The Senator

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

A staffer for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is leaving his office to head up a group drafting the conservative favorite for a 2016 White House run. Cruz ...

When Vice Presidents Run for President

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Hobratsch

I write this blog in reaction to a recent CNN blog. The article's main thesis is that vice presidents have a low success rate of winning an election, historically speaking. While true, this is a misleading statement, because of two important facts.