2016 Elections | Washington Week

Washington Week

Award-winning reporting and analysis

2016 Elections

News You Need to Know

If GOP Can't Win Swing States Now, How Can They Win Them in 2016?

September 5, 2014
Amy Walter | Cook Political Report
From the ashes of one election come the sparks for the next. And, while I’m not wishing away 2014, I do think we’ll be spending more time than usual dissecting these midterm results. Specifically, we’ll be looking at the challenges awaiting the GOP going into 2016.
News You Need to Know

Is Rick Perry really ready for 2016?

August 29, 2014
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Is there really a new Rick Perry? Is the Candidate Oops of 2011 and 2012, whose rise and fall is the stuff of political lore, a thing of the past? You might think so because of everything that has happened this summer. But is he really ready to run for president again?
Webcast Extra

Webcast Extra: Why Americans Hate Politics; Immigration Politics

August 29, 2014
Americans hate politics and can there be peace in Gaza?
News You Need to Know

Loss for Democrats in Midterm Elections Could Be Boon for Clinton

August 22, 2014
John Harwood | The New York Times
President Obama’s international woes give his former secretary of state good reason to seek political distance. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s recent foreign policy criticisms made that clear.

Missouri Teen Shooting, Upheaval in Iraq, Obama-Hillary Rela

August 15, 2014
Ferguson Unrest, New Iraq Prime Minister, Obama-Hillary Relationship
News You Need to Know

What is the 2014 midterm election all about? You decide.

July 23, 2014
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
What is this election year about? Is it jobs and the economy? Immigration and the border crisis? Obamacare? Women’s health issues? The Veterans Affairs scandal? The minimum wage? A world in turmoil? The image of House Republicans? Anger toward Washington? Power?
News You Need to Know

Run, Elizabeth, Run!

July 21, 2014
John Dickerson | Slate Magazine
Imagine there were a political movement that was against pablum in the public square, that promoted tough debates on pressing issues, that was suspicious of coronations, and cared about a presidential candidate’s qualities as much as the ideas she would bring to office? This proud movement would engage all the right-thinking members of the citizenry, liberal and conservative. It would enliven the daily discourse and it would push Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president

Global Flashpoints and U.S. Foreign Policy Dilemma

July 18, 2014
The multiple foreign policy challenges facing the Obama administration including the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and negotiations on Iran's nuclear program. Also, the latest on the investigation into the Malaysian Airlines crash. Joining Gwen Ifill: John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times, Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics; Yochi Dreazen, Foreign Policy; Michael Crowley, TIME
Subscribe to 2016 Elections