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  • Bernie Sanders Vows to Take on Billionaires — But Which Ones?

    05/02/2015 3:40:03 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 05/01/2015 | John Merline
    When running for office in 2012, President Obama frequently inveighed against "millionaires and billionaires" who don't pay their fair share of taxes. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist arguably to the left of Obama who plans to run for president in 2016, wants to narrow his focus to just billionaires.
  • 4 Reasons To Think Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Are In Cahoots

    05/01/2015 11:24:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/01/2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    If all it took to get my vote was being a 73-year-old dude who’s grooving out to the folk songs he used to shout-sing in a Vermont jam band, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) would have my vote. If you click on the audio button on the lower right (see video on this page), you can hear him shush the reporter who is playing his old music and say “Shhh. I’m getting in the groove here!” What’s not to love, really? If you didn’t know he was a sitting U.S. Senator, there is no way you’d put that on a list...
  • Martin O’Malley hurts nonexistent presidential chances with Baltimore visit

    04/30/2015 1:08:02 PM PDT · by dennisw · 8 replies
    hotair ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    In case you haven’t heard, Martin O’Malley is looking at challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democrats’ nomination next year. (And judging by the media coverage, you may not have heard unless your last name is O’Malley.) Another thing to be aware of when it comes to O’Malley is that he is a former governor of Maryland and mayor of Baltimore, so when the riots broke out this was clearly an appropriate place for him to show up and comment. Or at least somebody on his staff seemed to think so. But as it turned out, not all of the residents...
  • Believe it or not, Biden Fever growing as Hillary falters

    04/25/2015 11:08:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/25/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It’s very easy (and fun) to ridicule Joe Biden as a buffoon, but there are more than a few people who take him seriously as an alternative to Hillary Clinton as Democrat nominee.  Biden fever is rising as Hillary herself is getting harder and harder to take as a serious nominee.  Scott McKay argues in the American Spectator: If ever there was an ill-fitting and ill-considered elevator pitch for a political candidate, it’s the narrative of Hillary Clinton as the defender of ordinary Americans. The sales job, which reportedly was the product of months of consideration from the Clinton...
  • David Frum: Elizabeth Warren is probably going to run

    04/23/2015 1:14:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Following a brief feint in which the White House masterfully exploited the servility of congressional Republicans to create the impression that Barack Obama was still firmly in command of the country’s destiny, the revolt of liberal lawmakers over a proposed free trade has made it clear that the president is very much a lame duck. The internecine fight among Democrats over the Trans-Pacific Partnership has elevated Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to the status as chief liberal opponent of a Democratic White House. “The government doesn’t want you to read this massive new trade agreement. It’s top secret,” Warren said...
  • Milbank Suggests Schieffer Should Seek Dem Nomination

    04/19/2015 10:46:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure, it was tongue in cheek. But still, it revealed an underlying truth . . . On today's Face the Nation, when Bob Schieffer wondered why the Dems have fielded only one presidential candidate, the Washington Post's Dana Milbank responded by suggesting that Schieffer himself should go for it. Milbank said there was a "real opportunity" for someone to run against Hillary by filling the Elizabeth Warren slot and then observed that Schieffer would "have some free time after this summer" [since he has announced his retirement.] Schieffer began a Shermanesque response: "if nominated I would not" before dissolving in...
  • Why is the 2016 Democratic field so old?

    04/17/2015 8:27:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/17/2015 | Byron York
    Why are the Democrats running for president so old? Blame the Clintons. There are five Democrats who have either declared or are thinking about running for president. Three — Joe Biden, Bernard Sanders, and Jim Webb — will be over 70 years old on Inauguration Day 2017. Frontrunner Hillary Clinton will be nine months short of 70. Only Martin O'Malley, who will turn 54 a couple of days before the 2017 swearing-in, has not reached retirement age already. In 2008, Democrats had a 47 year-old candidate who mesmerized the party and ran away with the votes of Americans aged 18...
  • Hillary’s Attempt at an Elizabeth Warren Impression Isn’t Going Well

    04/16/2015 7:07:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/16/2015 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    The early days of American political campaigns are always marked by a certain pantomime absurdity, but one could be forgiven nevertheless for wondering whether Hillary Clinton’s confused, staccato launch has been especially daffy. For an event that has been at least six years in the making, last Sunday’s confirmation was unusually schizophrenic and almost entirely inchoate. In the morning, we were told that Clinton would be demonstrating her tech savvy by announcing with a video and a tweet. Instead, we got an insipid e-mail from an aide. In the evening, we were informed that Clinton would be driving across the...
  • Lincoln Chafee: 'I'm running' and here's why

    04/16/2015 7:48:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 108 replies
    CNN ^ | 04-16-2015 | By Jedd Rosche and Dan Merica
    Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Thursday on CNN that he's running for the Democratic nomination for president, just a week after announcing he formed an exploratory committee, his most definitive statement he's made toward formalizing a 2016 campaign. "Yes, that's why I'm running. Because I feel strong about where we're going as a country," Chafee told CNN's "New Day" on Thursday, when asked why he's been so critical of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. Chafee was asked by CNN's John Berman in the context of having not formally declared his presidential campaign. Chafee spokeswoman Debbie Rich said Chafee did...
  • SOURCE: Hillary Clinton will announce her 2016 campaign this weekend

    04/09/2015 5:00:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/09/2015 | HUNTER WALKER
    A source with knowledge of Hillary Clinton's plans has confirmed that she will officially announce her 2016 presidential bid on Saturday or Sunday. This will be imminently followed by campaign travel. A spokesperson for Clinton's campaign team did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider. Clinton has long been expected to enter the 2016 race. Polls show her well ahead of all her likely Democratic and Republican rivals. She has been ramping up her presidential preparations including leasing office space for a headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, and hiring key staffers. On Tuesday, CNN reported Clinton's...
  • Is George Stephanopoulos Helping Hillary launch her Presidential Campaign Again?

    04/01/2015 2:59:01 PM PDT · by Isara · 26 replies
    George Stephanopoulos was one of the leading members of Clinton's 1992 U.S. presidential campaign and worked in the Clinton administration before turning "journalist." In 2012, he injected the birth-control-pill issue into the 2012 presidential election debate to create the illusion of a GOP "War on Women." The objective may have been to help create camaraderie among women to benefit Hillary. Now, it seems that he is doing it again. Out of the clear blue, he pounded Mike Pence on signing a bill that many states have. The issue this time is LGBT. Is it possible that Hillary is going to...
  • Bogus Hillary Clinton website highlights online perils for 2016 candidates

    04/02/2015 10:54:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 2, 2015 | Luciana Lopez
    (Reuters) - Hillaryclinton.org bears the likely Democratic presidential candidate's name, but she would not want supporters to go there: some cyber security experts said this week the site contains malicious software. The site is registered, not to Clinton, but to an administrator in the Cayman Islands. Its existence underscores the challenge 2016 U.S. presidential hopefuls will face in trying to control their digital brands, more important than ever before as voters increasingly turn to the Internet to learn more about candidates. An examination by Reuters of domains including the full names of eight Republican and four Democratic hopefuls, ending in...
  • Elizabeth Warren: 'I'm not running, I'm not running'

    03/31/2015 7:35:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/31/2015 | Colin Campbell
    There doesn't appear to be anything Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) can say to stop the questions about her presidential ambitions. "You didn't think you'd get away with this interview without me asking point-blank: Are you going to run for president?" the "Today" show's Savannah Guthrie asked Warren on Tuesday morning. "No. I'm not running and I'm not going to run," Warren said. Guthrie pressed Warren. "I'm not running. I'm not running," the senator insisted. Her initial reply is almost identical to what she said the day before, according to The New York Observer. Warren visited a Manhattan bookstore to promote...
  • O’Malley Made a Mess of Maryland [And now he's thinking of running for President]

    03/31/2015 6:48:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/30/2015 | by RICHARD J. DOUGLAS
    Taxpayers abandoned his state in droves during his tenure as governor, but that’s not dampening the presidential aspirations of Martin O’Malley. In 2014, his final year in office as governor, Maryland had the second-highest foreclosure rate in the nation. Now he wants to ride this embarrassing record to the White House. At the Brookings Institution in March, O’Malley test-drove some campaign rhetoric: “Behind all of our data, there are people, living their lives, shouldering their struggles. They deserve a government that works.” Unfortunately, in the state O’Malley governed for eight years, he gave deserving Marylanders anything but a state government...
  • Bernie Sanders Replaces Elizabeth Warren as Hillary Alternative

    03/31/2015 9:44:07 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/31/2015 | Robert Wilde
    Incensed that Republicans want to abolish Obamacare and that the “billionaire class wants more and more for themselves and less for working families,”  socialist U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont barnstormed the Bay Area with a spate of speeches and interviews signaling a possible 2016 presidential run. “If you go to almost any state in this country, including the most conservative, and you ask them if it makes sense to give tax breaks to billionaires while making cuts to Medicare and Medicaid and education, they will say ‘no,'” Sanders said on Monday in San Francisco.
  • Elizabeth Warren Gives Presidential Podium a Test Run

    03/30/2015 10:40:00 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 39 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 3/30/15 | DANIEL HALPER
    Elizabeth Warren Gives Presidential Podium a Test Run BY DANIEL HALPER Today in Massachusetts, at a ceremony for the the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Senator Elizabeth Warren borrowed President Obama's lectern for a bit. Behind the lectern, Warren looked almost presidential: Many have called for Warren to enter the presidential race. This image, of her speaking behind the presidential lectern, may increase calls for her to challenge Hillary Clinton. In her remarks, Warren shared a story about how she told Kennedy to show some leadership, not just vote. Watch here:
  • The Dem who gains the most if Hillary implode

    03/27/2015 5:38:32 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 18 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 3/29 | peter lucas
    Hillary Clinton needs to make a speech. No, not another in her long string of paid appearances where she has been pulling down some $200,000 to $300,000 a whack to flog away at the phony war on women, income inequality or the minimum wage. She needs go on television and level with the American people about the email scandal during her tenure as secretary of state that is eating away at her character and her candidacy.
  • Report: Some Hillary Supporters Don’t Want Bill Clinton at Her Presidential Announcement

    03/27/2015 6:36:16 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/27/2015 | Breitbart News
    When Hillary Clinton formally announces her presidential bid–likely in the next month–some of her supporters would prefer that Bill Clinton not be by her side because his “unnecessary baggage” may overshadow her once again.According to a Politico report, “another source of disagreement among Clinton supporters is what role Bill Clinton should play on announcement day.”“Longtime Clinton supporters” reportedly “said Bill Clinton’s presence would confuse Hillary’s message.” One operative told the outlet, “everyone knows who her family is, she doesn’t have to introduce them to the public… It should just be her. It should be her moment and Bill could overshadow...
  • Jerry Brown: I'd Run for President If I Were 10 Years Younger

    03/22/2015 8:39:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 22, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    California governor Jerry Brown said, "Yes, I would" run for president if I were ten years younger. He made the remarks this morning to NBC: Video at source
  • Al Gore, the Democrats’ only hope in 2016, reportedly bows out

    03/20/2015 3:55:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/20/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Sure, he’s a bit of an eccentric. He ran for the White House as a sitting vice president and lost. His finances are complex, his cable news venture failed, and his storybook marriage ended in divorce long ago. But he’s a single-issue candidate, and it just happens to be an issue that appeals to progressives perhaps more than any other. What’s more, the Draft Al Gore movement had some influential backers in the progressive community. “Gore cares enough about what comes next that he literally titled his last book The Future,” wrote Vox.com founder Ezra Klein. “But if he is...
  • Al Gore for president. Does he have a chance?

    03/16/2015 4:45:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    US News & World Report's DC Decoder ^ | March 16, 2015 | Husna Haq
    How's this for some political arithmetic: Take a shallower-than-usual Democratic bench for 2016, hypothetically devalue a leading candidate due to an e-mail scandal, then toss in a retro candidate who lost one of the most controversial elections in history and you have the darkest of dark horse possibilities: Al Gore for president. The former vice president and 2000 Democratic presidential nominee is headed to Iowa in May for a climate change event, and these days, that's all it takes to fuel speculation that he may be considering another presidential run. At least, according to Ezra Klein, formerly of The Washington...
  • Hillary Clinton's only hope: She’ll need a real primary challenge — preferably from Elizabeth Warren

    03/09/2015 12:13:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/09/2015 | BY GAIL SHEEHY
    On the day after Hillary Clinton went on “60 Minutes” to hide the lies of her husband — 21 years ago — I rode knee-to-knee with her in a small plane and listened to her rehearse her war strategy: “Pound the Republican attack machine and blame the press.” The events of the past week have confirmed a nagging fear: Those of us who’d hoped the controlling, deceptive, defensive Clinton of years past had grown into a more mature kind of leader are wrong. She has reacted to a series of legitimate press reports raising serious questions about her use of...
  • The New, Scary Question Facing Democrats: If Not Hillary Clinton, Then Who?

    03/05/2015 9:42:21 AM PST · by Zakeet · 96 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 4, 2015 | Emma Roller
    In 2013, The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza posed a question: "If not Hillary Clinton in 2016, then who?" That's a question that Democrats may have to begrudgingly ask themselves in the coming weeks, as a New York Times story about Clinton's email use during her time as secretary of state—compounded with earlier reporting on the Clinton Foundation—roil Clintonland. [Snip] But Democrats with wandering eyes may find themselves in a very tough spot: The window for other Democrats to jump into the race is quickly closing.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Working Families Party considering backing Sen. Elizabeth Warren instead of Hillary

    02/08/2015 4:11:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/07/15 | Annie Karni
    In a sign of the growing pressure Hillary Clinton faces from the left, the Working Families Party is considering backing the movement to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for President, the Daily News has learned. One person said the effort was not so much a bid to get the Massachusetts senator to run but to “Warrenize Hillary” by pushing her to adopt more liberal policies. At a meeting of the WFP’s advisory council last week, executive committee members wanted to bring the idea to a vote, sources said. Those pushing to publicly back Warren — who has said she...
  • Kerry won't rule out 2016 bid

    02/08/2015 11:59:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 65 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Feb. 8, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that he has not ruled out launching a presidential bid in 2016, maintaining he's been too busy to give the prospect any thought. Asked by "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd if he'd consider another run, the 2004 Democratic nominee said he can think of "no scenario whatsoever" where he would launch another bid. "I haven't thought about it and I'm, as you can tell, pretty busy," he said, chuckling, during a trip to Germany this weekend meeting foreign leaders at the Munich Security Conference. Pressed if he'd...
  • A couple of reasons why Hillary Clinton will never be president

    01/23/2015 12:49:30 PM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 50 replies
    RedState ^ | January 23rd, 2015 at 12:00 PM | streiff
    Other than being an elderly, unaccomplished crone, I mean. If you are wondering who the delectable young things are that Bill Clinton has latched onto like a lamprey eel, let me introduce you to “Barbie Girl” and “Ava Adora.” What do they do for a living? Barbie Girl starred in an HBO reality series called “Cathouse,” filmed at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch in Nevada where she and Ava Adora are employees. How does this matter? Britain’s Prince Andrew is embroiled in a sex scandal. He has been accused of paying to have sex with a 17 year old girl (Thank...
  • Political Startup Ranks the Most Conservative, Liberal 2016 Candidates

    01/15/2015 12:34:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 15, 2015 | Kate Scanlon
    A new political startup has studied the potential 2016 presidential field—and those who donate to them. Researchers at Stanford University started Crowdpac, a website that not only analyzes a candidate’s voting record and statements but their history of political donations as well. The founders of Crowdpac say that combining these factors provides a more accurate picture of a candidate’s true political philosophy, especially when some potential candidates (such as Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson) never have held office and thus have no voting record to judge. They utilized an algorithm to examine the money each candidate gave and received. “Our...
  • O’Malley’s Catholic values will propel potential 2016 run

    01/11/2015 5:23:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1-10-15 | Maryland State Sen. Jim Rosapepe (D)
    Governor Martin O'Malley (D) announced last week he will commute the sentences of Maryland's last four death row inmates. Given his leadership in repealing the state's death penalty two years ago, his decision was not a surprise. But, just weeks before he completes eight years as governor and a year before Iowa's presidential caucuses, it dramatizes O'Malley's values and skills. Soon after he was elected governor and I elected to the state senate, we met to discuss the 2007 legislative session. He discussed his priorities and I pitched my ideas for higher education. As we walked out of his office,...
  • Jim Webb and the Democrats’ white-man problem

    01/06/2015 8:27:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/06/2015 | By Nia-Malika Henderson
    Some think Jim Webb could be the liberal Democratic alternative to Hillary Clinton in 2016. Perhaps it's more likely, though, that Webb could position himself as something the Democratic Party — or any party, really — hasn't seen in some time: the vocal champion of the working-class white man. The former Virginia senator offered this critique of his party to Matt Bai over at Yahoo!, and it sounds like something that you might hear on the campaign trail going forward. “I think this is where Democrats screw up, you know?” Webb said. “I think that they have kind of unwittingly...
  • What if Hillary Clinton doesn’t run for President?

    01/02/2015 5:21:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The National Post ^ | January 1, 2015 | Ken Thomas, The Associated Press
    In Washington, in Iowa, in New Hampshire, really in any place that’s already talking about the 2016 campaign for president, just about everyone expects Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president. But is it possible that Clinton might not give a White House campaign another try? The former first lady, New York senator and U.S. secretary of state has paid speeches lined up into 2015, including one scheduled in the middle of March. She often speaks of her affinity for her work at the Clinton Foundation and joy over becoming a grandmother for the first time....
  • Hillary Clinton veers left in search of the Democratic base

    12/30/2014 8:08:12 PM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Dec. 30, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    Hillary Clinton angrily condemned the bleakest results of Barack Obama’s economy in a recent speech, but didn’t dare say who was responsible for them. “What would Robert Kennedy say about the fact that still, today, more than 16 million children live in poverty in the richest nation on earth,” she said in an address to an elite, well-fed crowd in a Manhattan ballroom at an awards gala to honor the slain Democratic presidential candidate. “What would he say about the fact that such a large portion of economic gains have gone to such a small portion of our population,” she...
  • Elizabeth Warren is catching fire

    12/14/2014 2:14:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 114 replies
    Politico ^ | December 13, 2014 | Katie Glueck
    Ready for Warren? Run Liz Run? Run Warren Run? Draft Warren? Progressive activists haven’t agreed on what to call the movement urging Elizabeth Warren to run for president, but they largely concur on this: with every recent anti-establishment move the Massachusetts senator grows more attractive as a 2016 candidate, both in her own right and as a progressive foil for Hillary Clinton. Such sentiments were on vivid display this week at RootsCamp, a gathering of some 2,000 progressive activists held in Washington, D.C. The event was held as Warren and others on the left have been denouncing the “cromnibus” spending...
  • House Democratic Losses Deplete Bench of 2016 Senate Recruits

    12/16/2014 1:04:39 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 12/16/14 | Emily Cahn
    Sweeping House losses have not only pushed Democrats into a historic minority, they’ve depleted the bench of potential Senate recruits for the 2016 elections. After losing the majority in the midterms, Senate Democrats are seeking strong recruits for 2016 in hopes of netting the five seats necessary to ensure they win control again. Party officials argue the majority is within reach because many Senate Republicans elected in 2010 are seeking re-election in a presidential cycle in competitive states such as Florida, Illinois, Ohio, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. But brutal losses in 2010 and 2014 have decimated the ranks of...
  • Elizabeth Warren poses a challenge to Hillary in 2016

    12/14/2014 10:21:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 14, 2014 | Michael Goodwin
    It’s enough to make you feel sorry for Hillary Clinton. Well, almost. Her presidential campaign of celebrity and inevitability got off to a rocky start, mostly through her own mistakes, as when she claimed they were “dead broke” when she and Bubba left the White House. But her gaffes were mere speed bumps compared to the real threat forming now. Massachusetts firebrand Sen. Elizabeth Warren emerges from Washington’s budget clash as the undisputed champion of the rising left, and will almost certainly challenge Clinton for the 2016 nomination. The polls say it’s Hillary’s turn, but I’m starting to believe 2016...
  • Howard Dean: I’m Ready for Hillary

    12/10/2014 10:47:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | December 10, 2014 | Former Gov. Howard Dean
    Hillary Clinton is by far the most qualified person in the United States to serve as President. If she runs, I will support her. I have known Hillary for almost twenty-five years. We first met when I was the governor of Vermont and she was the First Lady, giving us the opportunity to work together in various capacities, particularly on expanding health care access. During those years, I have learned that she is one of the most conscientious and competent people I have ever met. She has an enormous capacity to analyze and solve problems. She has a work ethic...
  • Millionaires' choice for president: Hillary

    12/10/2014 12:59:46 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 10, 2014 | Robert Frank
    Respondents got to choose among nine potential candidates in the survey: Clinton; Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); Vice President Joe Biden; Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.); Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas); Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); former Governor Jeb Bush (R-Fla.); Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Governor Scott Walker (R-Wis.) Clinton gets the support of 38 percent of women millionaires and 27 percent of male millionaires. Among male millionaires of both parties, Hillary is the top choice, with 27 percent. Millionaires are sharply divided on their choice for the next President of the U.S., according to the second CNBC Millionaire Survey released today. Yet...
  • Poll: (Hillary) Clinton Leads in NH by Historic Margin

    11/24/2014 9:48:47 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 24, 2014
    The 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary is well over a year away, but there's a new poll about the Democratic contenders that gives Hillary Clinton a huge lead. The 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary is well over a year away, but there's a new poll about the Democratic contenders that gives Hillary Clinton a huge lead. [Snip] 62 percent of voters said they would cast their ballot for Clinton if the Democratic primary were held today. Trailing behind, 13 percent said they would vote for Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, six percent said Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and five percent said...
  • Obama: Americans want new car smell in 2016

    11/24/2014 8:00:49 AM PST · by Din Maker · 84 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 24, 2014
    President Barack Obama says voters want a "new car smell" in the 2016 White House race and that Hillary Rodham Clinton would be "a great president." But would Clinton pass that particular smell test? In a nationally televised interview broadcast Sunday, Obama seemed to suggest that any Democrat other than him would provide the turn of the page that he says voters are interested in. He acknowledged the "dings" to his own political standing during nearly six years of sometimes bruising battles with Congress and said Americans will want something new. "They want to drive something off the lot that...
  • Why Hillary 2016 Thinks She Can Expand Obama's Electoral Map

    11/17/2014 1:30:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The top minds in the proto-Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign infrastructure are already gaming out Electoral College scenarios. What they think they have is a candidate who could compete in a handful of traditionally red states, putting Republicans on the defensive and increasing her chances of winning the White House. Mitch Stewart, Obama's 2012 battleground state director who is now an independent consultant advising the grassroots group Ready for Hillary, laid out the electoral math to TPM in a recent interview. Clinton will start with Obama's map, he said, and can build from there. There are two buckets of states potentially...
  • No Guarantee Democrats Rebound in 2016

    11/12/2014 4:46:16 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | November 12, 2014 | Nathan L. Gonzales
    After suffering heavy losses in the House and the Senate in the recent midterm elections, some congressional Democrats may breathe a sigh of relief now that President Barack Obama is entering his final two years in office. But the approaching end of the Obama Administration doesn’t mean Obama won’t be a factor in 2016 and, figuratively, on the ballot, again. In 2006, Republicans lost 31 House seats and six Senate seats, as well as majorities in both chambers. GOP strategists understood voters were sending their party a message. But they also took some solace that unpopular President George W. Bush...
  • (Will) Time to rethink Hillary Clinton 2016

    11/07/2014 10:45:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 7, 2014 | George Will
    Now that two of the last three Democratic presidencies have been emphatically judged to have been failures, the world’s oldest political party — the primary architect of this nation’s administrative state — has some thinking to do. The accumulating evidence that the Democratic Party is an exhausted volcano includes its fixation with stale ideas, such as the supreme importance of a 23rd increase in the minimum wage. Can this party be so blinkered by the modest success of the third recent presidency, Bill Clinton’s, that it will sleepwalk into the next election behind Hillary Clinton? In 2016, she will have...
  • Paul Begala: Democrats have no one but Hillary for 2016

    11/06/2014 11:43:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/6/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Sure, it’s Paul Begala, but he’s not wrong — at least, not here. Even more amazing, Van Jones isn’t wrong either in saying that Democrats may need to look harder for anyone else who might still be on the bench. This is what three cycles of decline have produced for Democrats in the Barack Obama era (via Daniel Halper): “If Hillary Clinton doesn’t run,” [CNN's Jake Tapper] asked, “who’s on the bench then?”“No one,” said Begala. “No one. My party–it’s not fair, there are impressive people, that I think could be good presidents, but don’t have I think the...
  • The Republican Party Just Dumped A Whole Bunch Of Its Dirt On Hillary Clinton

    09/22/2014 10:06:41 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/22 | Hunter Walker
    The annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, an initiative of the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation dedicated to addressing "global challenges," is taking place in New York this week. The Republican National Committee marked the occasion by dumping a huge opposition research file on Clinton to reporters. Titled "Clinton Confab Complications," the research briefing declared, "As Clinton World Gathers In New York, Problems Loom Over Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Campaign." It highlighted several issues Republicans think can hurt Clinton, including her ties to "heads of state, business leaders, and actors" and alleged "conflicts of interest," business dealings of some...
  • A long-shot bid in 2016 may suit Martin O’Malley

    09/16/2014 6:17:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 15, 2014 | John Wagner
    Martin O’Malley’s pollster had sobering news. Despite extensive time in the public eye and strong statements on controversial issues, the would-be candidate barely registered in a new survey. The year was 1999, and O’Malley (D), a brash white city councilman in majority-black Baltimore, was contemplating a long-shot bid for mayor. “To a lot of friends, even my closest friends, it seemed like a pretty outlandish idea initially,” he said. He won that election, and the next, and two terms as Maryland governor after that. Now he is contemplating an odyssey with even steeper odds. By late January, when his time...
  • Hillary isn’t popular anymore, and the campaign hasn’t even begun

    09/10/2014 7:48:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/10/2014 | Noah Rothman
    It seems like a lifetime ago that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s favorability ratings were something that would inspire fits of jealousy in any politician. In fact, Clinton’s monumental popularity was not a feature of the distant past. As recently as January, a Gallup poll showed that the former secretary had a net favorability rating with the public of 19 points. Not even a year later, that public esteem for Clinton has disappeared. The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that the public is essentially split on whether Clinton is “likeable enough.” 43 percent of respondents said...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • If Obama isn’t secretly urging Elizabeth Warren to run, he should be

    07/06/2014 3:34:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 6, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Obama’s Mini-Me will protect all of Obama’s, ahem, accomplishments.Ed Klein reports that Obama is using Valerie Jarrett to urge Elizabeth Warren to challenge Hillary in the primary to protect Obama’s transformation of the nation into something of which he and Michelle can be proud. Warren will protect Obama’s, ahem, achievements, Hillary can’t be trusted to do that. It’s entirely believable. Whether it’s true remains to be seen. Here is part of the report, This means Warren: Obama backs challenger to Hillary: "President Obama has quietly promised Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren complete support if she runs for president — a stinging...
  • Maryland Gov. O’Malley’s Iowa visit sparks 2016 speculation, comparisons to Hillary Clinton

    06/23/2014 1:35:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/23/2014 | John Wagner
    DES MOINES — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was the only potential 2016 presidential contender to set foot in Iowa over the weekend, and yet the Democrat didn’t really have the stage to himself. Shortly after O’Malley (D) spoke at a dinner Friday night for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Hillary Rodham Clinton’s image appeared on two large screens overhead. In a video, she teased that she needed advice from Harkin on a “momentous plunge” that she is about to take. “Tom, what’s the secret to being such a terrific grandparent?” Clinton asked, drawing uproarious laughter from the crowd. The good...
  • Oh my: Elizabeth Warren no longer dismissing questions about running for president

    06/02/2014 4:38:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 2, 2014 | Allahpundit
    She’s said many times that she has no intention of running, going so far as to co-sign a letter beseeching Her Majesty, Queen Hillary, to take her rightful place upon the throne in 2016. But would-be candidates say lots of things early in the cycle. Remember when Obama said, a few months after being elected to the Senate, that he wouldn’t run for president in 2008 because he was a big believer in knowing what you’re doing when you apply for a job? Two years later, he decided he knew what he was doing after all. And that’s how we...
  • I bet Hillary WON’T run: Former Clinton aide says Hillary's life is so good at present

    05/14/2014 10:38:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | May 14,2014 | Francesca Chambers
    Hillary 2016 is all but a done deal for nearly everyone who follows American politics. But former White House press secretary to Bill Clinton Mike McCurry says he's not convinced there's going to to another Clinton in on the ballot.