Hillary for President, Warren for VP?

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New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, not the staunchest friend of Hillary Clinton, is offering a plan to keep her “in check” if she becomes the Democratic nominee. Krugman would put Elizabeth Warren in the VP slot to keep an eye on Hillary so she doesn’t stray too far from the Democratic base. Report … (continue reading)

Rand Paul plots 2016 strategy days after 2014 election

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In yet another sure sign that Rand Paul will be launching a campaign for president in 2016, reports indicate that he has summoned his top strategists to Washington only a week after the 2014 midterms. The meeting will focus on what strategies Paul will employ in officially launching his 2016 campaign. Report from the … (continue reading)

Hillary advances the ‘war on women’ meme

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Coming at a Democratic fundraiser aimed primarily at women, what more would you expect? Identity politics are ingrained in our daily lives now whether it’s a run for a city council seat, the 2014 midterms, or the 2016 presidential election. Report from the Washington Times: Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Democratic voters not to be … (continue reading)

The Tea Party and 2016

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Not the first thing I’ve written about the Tea Party and 2016, definitely won’t be the last either. Report from the Washington Post: The latest Washington Post-ABC News poll shows Mitt Romney, who is not running (probably?), leading the field, with former Florida governor Jeb Bush in second place. As we’ve written before, though, … (continue reading)

Republican field continues to widen in 2016

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You’d think the field would begin to narrow somewhat for Republicans in 2016 yet, as no single contender has been able to grab any momentum, it only continues to widen. For example, a new Washington Post poll now shows there are twelve potential 2016 GOP candidates within striking distance of winning the nomination. This … (continue reading)

Ebola by the numbers, an exponential problem

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Our first two numbers are four U.S. Hospitals with significant isolation units with 23 beds in those facilities. Our third number is that, conservatively, each Ebola victim was in contact with 80 people. Hold those numbers in mind. Based on the Center for Disease Control’s reporting of the 75 health care workers that cared … (continue reading)

Almost 1 million votes already cast in 2014 midterms

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This is certainly a topic which transcends election years and as more and more states embrace various methods, early voting is becoming all the rage these days. According to the Associated Press, nearly 1 million votes (904,000 to be exact) have already been cast in various 2014 midterm races around the country. Report from … (continue reading)

2016: The politics of pot

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I can say with quite certainty that this topic will be much more heavily debated amid the 2016 Democratic primary than the Republican one. Then again, maybe not considering the various levels of marijuana decriminalization support within some factions of the GOP. Rand Paul, I’m looking at you. Either way, Hillary Clinton will be … (continue reading)

Chris Christie, Jeb Bush would face conservative Iowa caucus voters

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As this story points out, Chris Christie and Jeb Bush poll quite well around the country but they fall short in early states like Iowa where the caucus electorate will be much more conservative than either man. In that regard, Iowa tends to differ greatly from New Hampshire, which favors more socially liberal, slightly … (continue reading)

Is Tim Kaine the front runner for Democratic VP?

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Virginia Senator Tim Kaine has a strong list of positives when it comes to consideration for the Vice President slot on a Democratic ticket. Being from Virginia, a newly minted swing state, his name can have considerable pull on the ballot since he’s already won several statewide elections. Report from the Washington Post: Is … (continue reading)

Elizabeth Warren: Democratic kingmaker in 2016?

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Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, champion of left-wing causes, has considerable clout within the Democratic Party base. Speculation about a presidential run has yielded denials from Warren which, if true, means she would be courted by many Democratic candidates wishing for her endorsement blessing. Report from the Washington Times: As they gear up for a … (continue reading)

Christie, Clinton receive most media coverage of all 2016 contenders

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No surprise there given their status as potential front runners in the race. Perhaps more so for Hillary Clinton but for Christie, who has frequently topped Clinton in the polls, this does signal his 2016 ambitions may not have been entirely derailed due to “bridge gate.” Report from Pew Research: Hillary Clinton and New … (continue reading)

What will Hillary Clinton run on in 2016?

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Her campaign was criticized in 2008 for not fully developing a platform to present to voters from day one. As the 2008 primary unfolded, the Clinton campaign was left oftern reacting to the Obama campaign and not able to stay on an articulated message. The question is what will happen in 2016? What message … (continue reading)

Iowa poll: Romney 44, Clinton 43

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I can’t avoid the “third time’s the charm” bandwagon any longer. We’re going to have a discussion about whether Mitt Romney will launch yet another bid for the presidency. These stories would be meaningless if it weren’t for the fact that Romney hasn’t entirely ruled it out, yet. Report from the Des Moines Register: … (continue reading)

Poll: Young voters like Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan in 2016

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A new poll out shows that among millennials looking at the upcoming 2016 Presidential Election, the top spots currently belong to Paul Ryan and Hillary Clinton. Report from the Chicago Sun-Times: The survey, conducted by Fusion, shows that while Ryan and Clinton are the preferred candidates, Clinton has a significantly larger lead over her … (continue reading)