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2010 Midterm Elections

Want Economic Growth? Legalize 12 Million People

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

Comprehensive immigration reform, if the law is intelligently conceived and executed, will be a significant step in increasing our global competitiveness. Its passage will spark economic growth.

We are Not Staying Home on Election Day!

Arturo Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arturo Vargas

Let's not easily assume that Latinos are disillusioned and may skip the midterm elections. Yes, there is anger in the community, but what we hear from voters is that they will take their anger out at voting booth.

Repubs Winning, Dems Whining

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

The Right's genius for manipulating people's sense of grievance, combined with liberals' weak brew of tepid policy proposals, leads voters to cast their ballots against their own economic interests.

Arianna Talks Jobs And The Midterm Elections On MSNBC (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna went on MSNBC's The Daily Rundown with Savannah Guthrie this morning to discuss the upcoming midterm elections and the number one issue facing...

Will Hispanic Turnout Really Be Down in 2010?

Brian Schaffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Schaffner

On Tuesday, the Pew Hispanic Center released a report suggesting that Hispanic turnout will likely drop significantly in the upcoming midterm election...

New 2010 Voting-Eligible Population Estimates Available

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Perhaps the most interesting trend in these statistics is that the non-citizen population of the United States is growing smaller.

Congressional Redistricting Forecast

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

The 2010 elections are important not only because they will determine who will represent us until the next election, but also because these elected officials will shape political power in Congress and state legislatures for the next decade.

The Tea Party: Elvis or One Hit Wonder?

Erica Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Payne

By demanding political process change, the Tea Party could ensure a more spirited and representative democracy and in doing so shape our government for generations.

Media Lit 101: A Guinness Record We Don't Want

Susan Moeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Susan Moeller

Today another world record is in the bag for Iraq. This time, it's the country to go the longest - 208 days - between holding a parliamentary electio...

The Real Housekeeper of California

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Seitzman

It's not like Meg Whitman's problems with hypocrisy are new. She wants Californians to come to the polls on her behalf and yet she's never deigned to go and vote herself?

Swing Women Voters & The Midterms

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

As we hurtle toward the midterms, campaign-watchers are beginning to speculate whether women hold the key to the next House majority. Recent press st...

GOP's Quest for an Honest Man -- Or Even One Without a Shady Past

Ellen Dumm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ellen Dumm

This year's crop of GOP legislative candidates looks like the Colorado's Most Wanted. In their eagerness to do battle over the legislature, the Colorado GOP leadership confused toughness with thuggery.

Texas Governor Offers Unemployed Two Choices: Buy a Job or Just Say Thanks

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

That's the kind of Governor Texas has. A governor who thinks being unemployed in Texas is a good thing. That sure explains a lot. Out of a job? That just means you have more time to explore the wild yonder of the Texas-Mexico border.

The Latest WSJ/NBC News Poll: 10 Headlines the Media Will Ignore

David C. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David C. Wilson

Given the favored narrative about how bad things are in America, you're unlikely to see some of the more eyebrow-raising nuggets in the data. Here are 10 data-supported satirical headlines the poll could produce.

GOP Pledge: Repeal Arithmetic!

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

American students currently rank 25th in math among advanced nations. The Republican "Pledge to America" will further lower that ranking.

Barack and His Party Won't Go Down Without a Fight!

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

Barack's a fighter! He's tough! Yippee! Go get 'em! Pound that goddamn base!...

Will Risk-Averse Voters Help Endangered Incumbents?

Brian Schaffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Schaffner

While many things are working against Democratic incumbents this year, the public's tendency to be risk averse may make the difference in allowing some incumbents to win campaigns that they might otherwise have lost.

Mark Kirk Distances Himself From Chicago While Courting Downstate Voters

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

During an appearance at a Right Nation event with Glenn Beck a little more than a week ago, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady made a swipe...

Fantasies, Conspiracy Theories and Tax Cuts for the Rich

Elizabeth Bisbee Silber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Bisbee Silber

Republican fantasies and conspiracy theories create frenzy and fear in the electorate. They gin people up about non-issues while the real problems facing us remain unaddressed.

The Optimistic Scenario for Election Day

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Tired of bleak political news? Here is an optimistic scenario of what just might happen on November 2: some Republican gains, but both houses of Congress remain Democratic.

Will Democrats Lose Big in November? Only if They Choose to

Zach Friend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zach Friend

The talking heads have declared it so. But you know, political pundits and have a lot in common with stock analysts: they're pretty good at explaining the future -- right after it happens.

Political Madness, or Maybe Not

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Dorfman

For a change of pace, here's a different kind of look at the political scene -- insight from HuffPost readers who offer who they think will be the big political newsmakers in 2012.

Democrats Aiming To Fire Up Voters, Close Enthusiasm Gap With Republicans Ahead Of November

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats desperately need other Democrats – to vote. With midterm elections in just six weeks – and Republicans fired...

It's Their Party

Neil McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Neil McCarthy

The country is in desperate need of moderate Republicans, nowhere more so than here in New York. The GOP has morphed into the Tea Party, an amalgam of the very angry and the apparently inept.

What Every Woman Needs to Know About the Office of State Attorney General

Christine Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Bronstein

Until recently I had no idea how much control the Attorney General has over my uterus. As Attorney General, Kamala Harris will make choice a priority in her administration.