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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.

Will Chelsea Clinton Ever Run For Office? (VIDEO)

Posted 03.17.2014 | MarloThomas

When asked about the prospect of ever running for office like both of her parents, Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, had a great ...

Barbara Bush May Be OK With Jeb Bush Running In 2016, After Initial Opposition

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

Former first lady Barbara Bush is evolving in her views on a potential presidential run by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R). Bush sat down with Fo...

Latest Rand Paul Move Stokes More 2016 Speculation

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is looking for a way to run for both reelection to the Senate and for president in 2016, in the latest indication he’s seriou...

Michele Bachmann: People 'Aren't Ready' For A Female President

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) doesn't seem too concerned with what the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy means for the Republican...

Hillary Clinton's Achilles Heel: 2016

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Wall Street is to Clinton's chances in 2016 what the Iraq War was in 2008. The only question now is whether the far left can find another Obama to make this case to primary voters? While it seems unlikely at this point, it is still early enough that anything is possible.

Christie Is an Amateur

Mike Smith | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

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Top Liberal Super PAC Begins Raising Funds For Possible Clinton Presidential Bid

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, the largest liberal super PAC in the country, has begun raising money to help elect former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton p...

Crossing That Bridge to Moderation: The GOP Needs Christie to Survive Bridgegate

Steven Kurlander | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Chris Christie is probably the last great hope in my lifetime to start to bring not only his party, but the American political system, to a center of political viability.

Christie's Chances

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In assessing the damage to a possible Christie 2016 candidacy, many are making the mistake of only looking at his chances in the general election. But to get to the general election, Christie has to win the Republican nomination. And the electorate for these primary contests is going to be radically different than the general election voting pool.

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. ...

Vice President to President in 2016?

George Mitrovich | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
George Mitrovich

Will the Vice President run? I think so. Knowing him, I do not think he is ready to retire to private life; and, moreover, I don't think he should. His 42 years of public service to America are invaluable and we cannot afford to lose him -- either to retirement or the private sector.

Huckabee Open To 2016 Presidential Run

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) said he's open to a run for the White House in 2016. “I’m keeping the door open,” Huckabee said Thursd...

Christie Dismisses 'Meaningless' 2016 Predictions

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he doesn't think much about his status as front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential...

2016 Debate Changes Being Pushed By Group Of Top Officials From Past Campaigns

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

A new group is pushing for changes in the 2016 general election debates, according to Politico. Top officials from past campaigns -- including Anit...

Bernie Sanders Reveals Why He Might Run For President In 2016

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) revealed why he would consider a run for president in 2016, saying "somebody has got to be speaking strongly to defend our...

The Next President of Honduras: Juan Orlando Hernández

Marco Cáceres | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

With at least 66.7 percent of the 3,233,000 votes cast in Sunday's presidential election in Honduras counted and reported, it is abundantly clear now that National Party candidate Juan Orlando Hernández is the winner.