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2010 Election

Midterm Stimulus Program: Campaigns Shower Billions On Companies

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The 2010 election season was good for Design Cuisine of Arlington, which took in more than $500,000 in catering fees. The Bighorn Golf Club in Palm De...

Obama Surprised By Political Cost Of Health Care Reform

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WATCH THE VIDEOS BELOW WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says the political cost of overhauling the health care system turned out to be higher tha...

"Office Holders Are Desperate": 180 Years Before HuffPo, Anne Royall's Wicked Blogs Held DC Accountable

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Biggers

"Let no man sleep at his post. Remember, the office holders are desperate, wakeful and urgent."-Anne Royall, Paul Pry, 1836 She would have skewered t...

Who Had The Most Effective Election Spending? (Hint: Not Karl Rove)

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After all the talk about the impact of independent groups on this year's midterm elections, the debate over at least one important question can now be...

WATCH: Texas Governor Rick Perry On 'Today'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Texas Governor and potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate made an appearance on TODAY to talk about the midterm elections and to promote his...

Women in Congress -- Don't Sweat the Numbers

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The arrival of a new crop of generally young, seemingly bright and overwhelmingly Republican women raises a question. Are we seeing a shift in women as a reliably progressive bloc on social issues?

The Chairmen: New House Leaders Have Familiar Ties to Business, Revolving Door

The Center For Public Integrity | Josh Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Josh Israel. Crossposted from The Center For Public Integrity. The Republican takeover of Congress not only apparently gives the Speaker's gavel t...

Obama Suffers Opinion Poll Fallout From Iraq, Afghanistan Wars

Los Angeles Times | Andrew Malcolm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama's approvals began high like Bush's but have now cratered dangerously close to Lyndon Johnson's when he abandoned a reelection bid....

Reid, Bennet, and Hickenlooper: A Western Story Worth Tellin'

Jill Hanauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jill Hanauer

Not that long ago, it would have been almost unthinkable that the West would be the firewall for Democratic control of the Senate this election.

More Like an Oil Spill Than a Landslide

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

The 2010 election was the year of The Empire Strikes Back. Big Oil, the coal industry, and corporate polluters are desperate to stop the momentum towa...

Disappointed in the Elections? Or Not? Think Again!

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Perkins

The elections are over -- and you're probably disappointed. Republicans may have appeared to have won, but in fact everyone who believes in a government of, for, and by the people lost this one.

GOP Wave: Progressives Not Bold Enough?

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

Just as the progressive coalition tends to break apart into issue silos once Democrats are in power, its infrastructure also lacks the links and coordination that occur on the right.

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.

After the Election Disaster: Back to Basics

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Now what? We need to build a grassroots progressive movement -- wide, deep and strong enough to fight the right and challenge the corporate center of the Democratic Party.

The REAL Winners And Losers Of The 2010 Midterm Elections (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The 2010 election will be endlessly analyzed for weeks on end: Why did the Democrats lose the House? What was the significance of the Tea Party? Will ...

Arianna: Administration Set Itself Up For Defeat By 'Putting Health Care Ahead Of Jobs'

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on ABC's "Nightline" on Tuesday night to discuss the election results and the message that was sent to the Obama administration by th...

Jenny Oropeza Wins California Election Despite Being Dead

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Jenny Oropeza died last month, but her political career lives on. The deceased California Democrat won re-election to the State Senate by a comfort...

Dysfunctional Democracy: U.S. Senate Will Now Have Zero African Americans

Terry Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Smith

There is an ironic coincidence of timing in the rise of the tea party and the absence of any blacks in the U.S. Senate. One of the tea party movement's major proposals calls for the repeal of the 17th Amendment.

Election Day Drinking Game

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The following is from HuffPost Hill, a daily newsletter published in the evenings by The Huffington Post. Click here to subscribe. HUFFPOST HILL ELEC...

Election Results 2010: HuffPost Bloggers React (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huffington Post

After a historic 2010 election night, the results are in. The Republicans took control of the House and made significant gains in the Senate. Here, you can read the latest analysis from HuffPost bloggers and vote for the opinions you like best.

Ohio Chamber Lies and Hides Election Buys

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

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce will not reveal the list of individuals and corporations that have funded its election campaign in the Buckeye State, des...

'If Voting Changed Anything They'd Make It Illegal'

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Voting quotes on election day: they're either hilarious or depressing, as great minds have weighed in over the centuries speculating on whether you sh...

PHOTOS: New York Campaigns End As Votes Come In

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The candidates for all major New York races made their last campaign stops this morning to vote, and are now retiring until the tallies come in. Andre...

Election Day: Making Sense of All Those Numbers

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

They say Election Day isn't over until the last ballot is counted. They're wrong. Election Day isn't over until you get the results of the Ten-Foot Poll! Our survey of 1,423 randomly invented voters provides the insights you won't find anywhere else.

Our Endless Political Circus

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Krotz

In more than forty years of following politics, I am unable to remember a less satisfactory electoral contest than this one. So if you're a winner this election season, please take note that it's because you stink less. How's that feel?