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2010 Election

The Republican Collapse

Jesse Larner | Posted 03.10.2017 | Politics
Jesse Larner

The Soviet Union seemed permanent and invincible, until it didn't. When it fell, far more suddenly than anyone thought it would or could, the festering rot of decades was exposed to the world. We're seeing this happen, in real time, with the Republican Party.

As in 2010, Dems Lost in 2014 Without an Economic Message Worth Fighting For

Roger Hickey | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Roger Hickey

The 2014 election was just as disastrous as 2010. Many observers now agree that Democrats again lost big because they failed to offer a clear economic message to economically insecure voters -- and they once again failed to attack Republicans for sabotaging action to create jobs.

Does Turnout Doom Democrats in 2014?

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Yes, Democratic turnout is comparatively lower than Republicans in midterm elections compared to presidential elections. Yes, Democrats are disadvantaged by this. Yes, Republicans are trying to restrict voting in the names of vote fraud and election uniformity. However, there is a glaring fact, come the light of day.

The Democrats Can't Defend The Country From The Retrograde GOP

Ralph Nader | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics
Ralph Nader

There is another story about how all this gridlock came to be, fronted by the question: "Why didn't the Democrats landslide the cruelest, most ignorant, big-business-indentured Republican Party in its history during the 2010 and 2012 Congressional elections?

Why Wouldn't Obama Cut Social Security and Medicare?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The question's been asked for four years: Why would Obama want to cut these popular and successful programs, especially when there are better solutions out there? It's time to ask a new question.

Karl Rove-Backed Group Unveils Attack Ad

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

A new political ad is on the air in Nebraska attacking the state's former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey, who is running for his old seat again this year....

Is Minority Voter Registration Really Declining?

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

To understand my contention that The Washington Post's analysis is flawed, I must explain how the voting and registration questions are asked.

Zach Carter

GOP Senator Gives $500,000 To Corporate Welfare Recipient's Super PAC | Zach Carter | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on Tuesday led a conservative Senate bloc opposing a government loan program on the grounds that it functioned ...

Is 'Feminism' Going Chapter 11?

Amy Siskind | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Amy Siskind

The feminists once so eager to exclude conservative women from their clique won their battle; but, sadly, they lost the war. GOP women decided they didn't need to be "feminists" after all and are now leading the charge to put more women in power.

WATCH: Crist Apologizes In Settling Lawsuit Over Campaign Song

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has settled a lawsuit filed by Talking Heads singer David Byrne after Crist used one of the group's s...

Sharron Angle...The Book?

AP/The Huffington Post | By CRISTINA SILVA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- Tea party favorite Sharron Angle is spending thousands of dollars to self-publish an autobiography about her life and values. An Autho...

Midterm Election Spending Thrusts Spooked Lawmakers Into Permanent Campaign Mode

Los Angeles Times | Tom Hamburger and Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Several veteran Democrats accustomed to winning reelection by lopsided margins went down in defeat -- partly because of the anti-incumbent mood of ang...

Jason Linkins

Politico Is Blinded By The Shininess Of Having Two Mormons Maybe Run For President | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As far as I knew going into this day in my life, the first Presidential primary of any kind was going to take place in just about one year's time. Bu...

Jason Linkins

Meg Whitman Will Mount A Second Terrible Political Campaign As Soon As She Figures Out Why The First One Was Terrible | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I've been having a great time today, reading on the blogs about one of our favorite candidates of the 2010 cycle, failed California gubernatorial hope...

GOP Not Allowed to Talk About the "Will of the Public"

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

You'll excuse me now if I'm not buying the sudden increased interest the GOP has in listening to the American people. They never for one second respected the results of the 2008 election.

Board Of Elections Director FIRED Over Primary Day "Screw-Up" | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- The City's Board of Elections has voted to oust its executive director, George Gonzalez, one week before Election Day. The final vote ...

Dems Fear Losing House Would 'Devastate California'

Los Angeles Magazine | Rick Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

For most of the 20th century, California had virtually no role in congressional leadership. The all-powerful committee chairs were from the South, the...

How the Democrats Have Lost Ohio and the Presidency

Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

The likelihood of another Democrat being elected president in 2012 has become virtually nil. The reason? Partisan, private vendors control Ohio's nontransparent computerized voter registration books.

Jason Linkins

Ousted Legislators Banished To 'Cubicle City' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Ben Smith has an item up about the sad state that outgoing members of Congress have been reduced to as they are ousted from their posh ...

Daddy's Girl Versus Sarah's Boy: Maybe Lisa Wins, Maybe Lisa Doesn't

Donald Craig Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Craig Mitchell

Four days before the August 24th primary election in which she was a candidate for the Alaska Republican Party's nomination for the seat in the United...

Democratic Texas Congressman Concedes After 27 Year House Career

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nearly three weeks after the 2010 midterm elections, another Democrat has been swept out by the Republican wave. Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-TX) conceded t...

Frank Rich: Obama Election Strategy Must Focus On 'People Like You'

The New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...what could give the Democrats even a slender reed of hope? If there's any plausible answer, it can be drawn from the single poll finding that is mo...

Hustlers and Politics 101

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

The infallible naivete of the American electorate never fails to disappoint. And, while I'm a longtime fan of columnist Robert Scheer, I can't help bu...

Nothing Seems to Work

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas Forbes

I admire and enjoy Jon Stewart. But America is not a bumper sticker. Nor is it a race into a tunnel, a sketch comedy show or a manifestly partisan rally with a careful feel-good proclamation.

Where's the Human Touch? A Congressional Candidate Laments the Loss of Personal Connection.

Patrick Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Kennedy

If I had to describe what it's like running for office for the first time, I'd explain it this way: Wait for a sunny day and seek out the tallest, thickest, nastiest tree you can find. Once there, strip naked and climb to the very top, wrap a blindfold around your eyes and jump into the thicket below.