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Jim Oberstar: Another of Minnesota's Iconic Figures

Al Eisele | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Al Eisele

Oberstar, 79, who died in his sleep May 3 at his home in Potomac, Maryland, joins a long line of Minnesotans who left their mark on the world.

Inevitable Hillary?

William Bradley | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Is Hillary Clinton inevitable? Should she even want to be seen that way? Be careful what you wish for.

Thinking 2016: At the 30th Anniversary of Gary Hart's Iowa Breakthrough, Could It Be Done Again?

William Bradley | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

It's 30 years since the 1984 Iowa presidential caucuses, in which then dark horse Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart broke though to the front ranks of presidential contenders with a "shock" second place finish.

Walter Mondale Recovering After Heart Surgery

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

Former Vice President Walter Mondale is recovering after undergoing heart surgery, WCCO and Minneapolis Star Tribune report. Mondale's procedure wa...

Biden, Carter Pay Tribute To Joan Mondale

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Political dignitaries joined family members at Saturday's memorial service for Joan Mondale, the wife of a former vice president ...

Carter, Biden To Attend Joan Mondale Memorial

AP | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Joe Biden will be among those paying respects to Joan Mondale at a memorial serv...

Obama Praises Joan Mondale For Her Contributions To The Arts

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is praising Joan Mondale for her contributions to arts and global understanding. The wife of former Vice...

Wife Of Former Vice President Dies At 83

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Joan Mondale, who burnished a reputation as "Joan of Art" for her passionate advocacy for the arts while her husband was vice...

Walter Mondale's Wife Enters Hospice Care

AP | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale has entered hospice care. A statement released Sunday on behalf of the Mondale ...

Jon Ward

Why Remaking The Modern Republican Party Is So Damn Hard

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Al From, the engineer of the Democratic Party's rebirth after Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale and Michael Dukakis, at first seems an unlike...

Is a Non-Competitive Primary Really What the Democrats Need?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

As the 2016 election approaches, it is likely that we will also be told that having a clear nominee early in the process, rather than a hard-fought, and potentially nasty, campaign for the nomination will be good for the party. This idea is intuitive and attractive, but it should be noted that it also completely false.

The Art of Political Pandering

Rich Rubino | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

While voters may say they want our presidential candidates to say what they think, if the candidates do not offer opinions palatable to voters, the electorate is unlikely to reward them come election day.

21 Political Figures You Thought Were Dead -- But Aren't

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Some of these political figures have served their countries longer than you’ve been alive. Some are nearly 100 years old. Some have even been pronou...

The Man, the Myth, and the Legend: How Admirers (And Detractors) Remember JFK

Dean R. Owen | Posted 11.03.2013 | Books
Dean R. Owen

Nearly 50 years after his assassination, John Kennedy's impact lives on in the memories of those he inspired--and those he frustrated. Elements of that legacy emerge in people's stories and reflections, as well as the inflections of their voices when they speak of him.

Jimmy Carter Ally Dies

AP | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

CALHOUN, Ga. -- Bert Lance, a Georgia banker and ally of former President Jimmy Carter who served as his first budget director before departing amid a...

Public Citizens in Our Towns

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

We would benefit if more public servants decided to spend their retirements in our towns, rather than in this town, and to follow the models of Tom Eagleton, Walter Mondale and John Danforth and others who have returned home to be public citizens.

'I Look Back And I Think, It Did Make A Difference'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

On this day in 1984, Geraldine Ferraro made history when she became the first woman to be nominated to a major party's vice-presidential ticket post. ...

Reframe the Immigration Debate as an American Story

James Zogby | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics
James Zogby

A majority of the populations in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin are immigrants and the descendants of immigrants from Europe and Mediterranean countries. For them, immigration is not just a Latino issue; it is their story -- our American story.

If Hillary Were a Republican She Would Have a Better Chance at Winning Her Party's Presidential Nomination

Rich Rubino | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

If Hillary Clinton chooses to seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, she will be in the catbird seat, at least on paper.

Lesson from Jennifer Carroll Scandal: Time to Ditch the Ferrero Method of Picking Candidates

Steven Kurlander | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

We live in an age where political parties as well as journalists and pundits are overly obsessed with the racial, ethnic, and religious lineage of a candidate both in terms of suitability and electability.

History Is Against a Ryan Presidency

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Paul Ryan was portrayed by many in the media as a "numbers whiz." Assuming that Ryan truly is a data-cruncher, one can't help wondering if he was aware of the historical data regarding the probability of ever becoming president after being on the losing side of a ticket.

Late Former Senator's 'Conscience For Our Nation' Celebrated

AP | CHET BROKAW and BRIAN BAKST | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- George McGovern made history with his loss of the 1972 presidential election in a historic landslide, but he was praised Friday f...

Recalling George McGovern's Last Campaign

William Bradley | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

George McGovern lived these core ideals of the American Republic, acting in the tradition of Jefferson and the Enlightenment. And he lived them in dramatic action, in some of the most turbulent times of American history.

Recalling My Own Romney Gaffe in London

Al Eisele | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics
Al Eisele

Mondale was gracious about my diplomatic faux pas, probably chalking it up to inexperience, although I took a lot of ribbing from my colleagues and the American reporters accompanying us as we headed home, and I tried to put the embarrassing flap behind me.

5 Myths About The Veepstakes

The Washington Post | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics

Every presidential election cycle, once a party’s nominee becomes clear, we focus on the veepstakes. Who will Mitt Romney choose? Will he play it sa...