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2010 Election Results

Top Obama Campaign Aide: 'How Obama Lost His Voice, And How He Can Get It Back' | Marshall Ganz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama entered office wrapped in a mantle of moral leadership. His call for change was rooted in values that had long been eclipsed in our pu...

Why Joe Miller Should Call for a Transparent 'Hand Count' of All Ballots Cast in Alaska

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Such that the Joe Miller campaign can help attain the much-needed transparency through a full reconciliation of all ballots cast in his state's U.S. Senate race, he'll be doing a service for his voters, and all voters alike, as well as for the cause of democracy in these United States.

Ain't No Stopping A Progressive Agenda: Part 3

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

PROGRESSIVES IN POSITION TO MOVE FORWARD: PART 3 of Hill Progressives WON! In the third part of my "Silver Lining" series, trying to find some hope i...

Oops, He Did It Again: Obama Already Caving in to Republicans on Tax Cuts for the Rich

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If Obama won't put up a fight on his keystone campaign promise, when will he ever put up a fight? And if he won't fight for the interests of 98% of Americans, why should they reelect him?

Illinois Election Results: Pat Quinn Defeats Bill Brady In 2010 Governor's Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has narrowly defeated his Republican challenger. An AP analysis of uncounted votes from absentee and ot...

The Republican Recipe for an Anemic Economy Through Election Day 2012

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

The real message from voters was "Fix this stinking economy." But Republicans have no intention of doing so. Could it be that they want to keep the economy this way through Election Day, 2012?

Oregon Governor Election Results: Oregon Live Projects John Kitzhaber As Winner Over Chris Dudley

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Wednesday evening, the Oregonian called the Beaver State's 2010 midterm election for Governor for Democratic candidate John Kitzhaber over Republic...

Obama's Challenge Is Obama's Opportunity

Ron Christie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Christie

Perhaps more than any other decision he made in his first two years, President Obama's choice to allow Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Reid to shape his main legislative priorities proved tragic.

Today the Future Begins

Matthew Frankel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Frankel

Today looks grim for Democrats. Maybe it looks particularly grim for young idealistic Democratic staffers and interns, but today the future begins. Historic perspective is a luxury I did not have in 1994.

Premature Celebration by Republicans?

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Despite Tuesday's bleak results for Democrats, Barack Obama and the Democrats can both get a lot done to achieve their progressive agenda.

A Progressive Primary to Push for Jobs and End the Wars

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The worst thing we must now face is that the 2010 election is likely a preview of 2012, unless some dramatic new element is introduced into our national politics that changes the character of national debate.

Obama's Choice: Compromise or Fight

Bob Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Samuels

Let's hope that Obama becomes more like FDR and less like Bill Clinton. In other words, he should push through a progressive agenda that helps the majority of Americans.

Giving the Keys Back to the Folks Who Crashed the Car

Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson

The 2010 election was the political equivalent of the perfect crime: The GOP vigorously challenged all measures to fix the economy and was then rewarded for it at the polls by transferring the blame.

Animated Midterm Elections Results In Under Three Minutes! (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Leave it to NMA News to sum up yesterday's historic midterm elections with the sentence, "The donkey got stomped by the elephant." In this election ro...

Our Imperial Vote

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

Yesterday, we went to the polls and cast our votes. The act of voting reassures us that we still live in a democracy. This is true in name only. Fo...

What the Pundits Missed

George Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Lakoff

The usual pundits, for all their verbiage, have missed a lot, especially since they have nobody from the cognitive and brain sciences discussing the election. Here's part of what's been missing from the discussion.

POLL: Most Voters Think House GOP Likely To Disappoint By 2012

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The polling firm Rasmussen is out with a relatively shocking poll given the results of yesterday's election. Here's the gist: Hold the celebration. M...

Youth Voter Turnout 20%: What Does That Mean?

Peter Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Levine

If you are a Democrat, you should not blame young people for this year's turnover. They did turn out at fairly typical rates and they supported Democratic candidates, on the whole.

10 Commandments to Revive Progressives After the November Defeat

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Michael Lerner

It wasn't the progressive agenda that got defeated, it was the corporate-military accommodation of the Democrats and Obama who couldn't address popular outrage, not only at the economic problem, but at the way we had been manipulated in 2008.

Colorado Election Results: Michael Bennet Defeats Ken Buck In 2010 Senate Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) - Sen. Michael Bennet has narrowly defeated tea party Republican Ken Buck to win a hard-fought Senate seat in Colorado. The victory for Bennet a...

The 5 Women Who Mattered in the Midterms

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

If the 1992 election was "The Year of the Woman," then 2010 may well be dubbed the year of the Mama Grizzly. But a look at the nationwide results from the 2010 midterms show a much more complex picture.

'Sheriff Of Wall Street' Elected As NY Attorney General

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Democratic state senator who vowed to protect the interests of everyday New Yorkers beat a Republican prosecutor Tuesday in the rac...

Sam Stein

2010 Elections To Usher In Era Of Gridlock | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was a historic session -- one of the most productive since the New Deal -- but in the end, it was brief. Four years after taking over Congress with...

Nevada Election Results 2010: Harry Reid Defeats Sharron Angle In 2010 Senate Race

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid survived a ferocious challenge from tea party star Sharron Angle on Tuesday to win a fifth term, g...

Strategy Corner: Exit Polls Show the Voters Just Want Obama Back in the Center and on the Economy

Mark Penn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Penn

If President Obama wants to serve a second term, he will have to heed the call to recalibrate his administration. He was elected as a centrist. The people want him to be one.