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In The Frame: An Interview With Helen Mirren

(12) Comments | Posted April 4, 2008 | 6:23 PM

Actress Helen Mirren began her career with the National Youth Theater in Great Britain in 1965, and four decades later is still packing in audiences at cinemas and playhouses around the world. Best known to American audiences for her Academy Award-winning turn as Queen Elizabeth II in the 2006 feature...

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Karen Kwiatkowski: The Soldier Who Spoke Out

(23) Comments | Posted March 18, 2008 | 11:23 PM

As the war in Iraq completes its fifth year this week, The Huffington Post is featuring interviews with and essays by those journalists, elected officials, policymakers and former military officials who spoke out early and boldly against what they saw as an inevitable disaster. They join our Iraq Honor Roll.

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The Reporting Team That Got Iraq Right

(87) Comments | Posted March 17, 2008 | 7:29 PM

As the war in Iraq completes its fifth year this week, The Huffington Post is featuring interviews with and essays by those journalists, elected officials, policymakers and former military officials who spoke out early and boldly against what they saw as an inevitable disaster. They join our Iraq Honor Roll.

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Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Delegates And Superdelegates

(17) Comments | Posted February 13, 2008 | 4:30 PM

Here's everything you always wanted to ask but never dared to about the Democratic delegates and superdelegates.

Who are the Democratic delegates and are they the same as superdelegates?

Yes and no to that last question. All superdelegates are delegates but not vice versa. Among the regular delegates, there are...

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Price Tag Precludes Re-Vote In Michigan And Florida

(104) Comments | Posted February 11, 2008 | 6:23 PM

The controversial Florida and Michigan Democratic primaries will most likely not be rescheduled, as some activists have recently demanded, according to sources in both the national and state parties who spoke with The Huffington Post.

The sources claimed that neither state party nor the Democratic National Committee had the sufficient...

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Looming Delegate Fight Over Florida And Michigan Races

(122) Comments | Posted February 6, 2008 | 8:41 PM

The split decision from Super Tuesday's coast-to-coast balloting has thrust the fight over the disputed delegations from Michigan and Florida back into the spotlight, now that neither Democrat can claim an outright delegate victory.

Political pundits Wednesday forecast that the Hillary Clinton campaign would now make a renewed push to...

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California Results Expose Bad Polling

(88) Comments | Posted February 6, 2008 | 4:09 PM

In the wake of Hillary Clinton's decisive victory Tuesday in the California Primary, one pre-election poll from C-SPAN/Zogby/Reuters that showed Barack Obama up by 13 points in the Golden State is getting a lot attention Wednesday morning.

On the morning of Super Tuesday, Zogby released its final tracking poll,...

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How Two Polls In The Same State Can Say Two Different Things

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2008 | 9:07 PM

Can two polls released on the same day in the same state show two very different results? Yes, and it's happening right now - on the eve of Super Tuesday.

The conundrum was highlighted on Sunday morning on NBC's "Meet The Press" in a discussion of two different California Democratic...

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California's Butterfly Ballot?

(2) Comments | Posted February 4, 2008 | 8:56 PM

Getting independent voters in California to the polls can already be tough enough for Democrats looking for a big win in the Golden State. But less than 24 hours before voters go to the polls on Super Tuesday, voting rights groups in Southern California have a new rallying cry for...

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Flatlining To Frontrunner: A Media Retrospective On McCain

(17) Comments | Posted January 31, 2008 | 12:58 PM

John McCain's re-emergence to lead the GOP presidential field following back-to-back primary victories in South Carolina and Florida has brought the narrative of the 2008 election full-circle.

McCain, the party's heir-apparent going into the 2008 cycle, was hit with a barrage of political obituaries following a major staff-shakeup in July,...

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McCain Defied Polls And Pundits To Climb Back To The Top

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2008 | 7:49 PM

John McCain's re-emergence to lead the GOP presidential field following back-to-back primary victories in the South Carolina and Florida primary has brought the narrative of the 2008 election back full-circle.

McCain, the party's heir-apparent going into the 2008 cycle, was hit with a barrage of political obituaries following a major...

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California Independents Like Obama, But Will Have Trouble Voting For Him

(58) Comments | Posted January 29, 2008 | 5:06 PM

With 441 delegates to the Democratic National Convention up for grabs in next Tuesday's California primary, the Golden State remains the golden ring of the Super Tuesday contests.

California's roughly 3 million independent voters - who make up the fastest-growing segment of the state's voter pool - have long been...

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Bush's Final State Of The Union In Under 100 Words

(12) Comments | Posted January 28, 2008 | 9:08 PM

So in preparing for the President's State Of The Union address, the
team over at HuffPost discovered a great little feature in Microsoft
Word called "AutoSummarize" that automatically identifies the key
points in a document and highlights them for easy reading. Below,
President George W. Bush's...

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The Five Most Vulnerable Democrats In 2008

(28) Comments | Posted January 28, 2008 | 8:01 PM

With so much attention focused on the white-hot presidential campaign, it is easy to forget the races further down the ticket that voters will be following in November.

Congressional analysts agree that while the Democrats are poised to expand their majorities in both chambers in November, there are still...

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Opinion Polling Off The Mark Again In SC

(69) Comments | Posted January 27, 2008 | 8:39 PM

It was another bad night for pollsters, as the pre-South Carolina opinion polls underestimated the margin of victory for Illinois Sen. Barack Obama. Unlike the fiasco following the New Hampshire primary, where polls had suggested Obama would best eventual winner Hillary Clinton, the South Carolina polls always showed Obama coming...

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Obama Faces Steep Climb For Latino Votes In California

(118) Comments | Posted January 23, 2008 | 11:44 AM

After losing this week's Nevada caucuses to Hillary Clinton in part because of an overwhelming Latino vote on her behalf, rival Barack Obama is struggling to avoid a repeat scenario in the all-important Feb. 5 primary in California.

Latino voters are expected to account for as much as a quarter...

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Private Practice And Grey's Anatomy Star To Hit Arizona Campaign Trail For Obama

(1) Comments | Posted January 21, 2008 | 3:25 PM

Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice star Kate Walsh will hit the campaign trail for Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama in Arizona this week, the Obama camp announced Monday.

Walsh, who stumped for Obama in Vegas ahead of last week's Nevada Caucus, will speak with students at the union at the...

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Clinton And Obama Turn Up The Heat In California

(40) Comments | Posted January 16, 2008 | 3:46 PM

Just three days before the Nevada caucuses that will provide the next big test in the race for the Democratic nomination, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is temporarily leaving Las Vegas and jetting into California Wednesday afternoon for a series of events and fundraisers aimed at pumping up his West Coast...

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Obama Emphasizes Pro-Choice Record As Clinton Questions 'Present' Votes

(12) Comments | Posted January 14, 2008 | 4:39 PM

Hoping to put to rest once and for all the claim that he was not a strong enough supporter of abortion rights during his tenure in the Illinois State Senate, a quartet of pro-choice activists defended Barack Obama on Monday, saying the Hillary Clinton campaign had been distorting his record...

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Edwards Campaign Says It Can Still Beat The "Anointed Celebrity Candidates"

(223) Comments | Posted January 14, 2008 | 1:48 PM

Brushing aside a distant third place finish in last week's New Hampshire primary, John Edwards' campaign insisted Monday that he is in the race for the long-haul, stressing that virtually all of the delegates to the Democratic National Committee remain up for grabs.

"Looking at the win-loss record doesn't give...

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