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2012 Elections

This Senate Candidate Explains How God-Awful And Life Consuming Fundraising Is

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

There is a quaint perception that the life of a congressman is spent crafting legislation and casting votes that will help guide the country and shape...

Claire McCaskill Shotgunned A Beer When Todd Akin Won The GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some politicians celebrate major career milestones with reflection, others with words of thanks to staff. Some stay humble in victory; o...

'Compromise' -- And Other Fables

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Obama shouldn't "poison the well"? Really?

Indian PM Visit, Election, Energizes Indian-American Youth

Amit Jani | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Amit Jani

The fact that a foreign figure can generate this level of interest in the United States is nothing to take lightly, especially since the general American population has been disengaged from home politics and politicians.

It's a Soap Opera Running an Airbnb With My Thrifty New England Husband

Cynthia Dill | Posted 11.13.2013 | Women
Cynthia Dill

No one likes to lose and nobody wants their losses hung out to dry. Last November, I did both when I ran for the United States Senate. It wasn't just losing the election. That was no surprise. It was losing by so much. The magnitude was sobering.

Scott Walker Schools 'Rich Guy' Romney On Winning Elections

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) offered some analysis of the 2012 presidential election on Thursday night, saying that failed GOP candidate Mitt Romne...

Republican Credits Voter ID Law With Cutting Into Obama Vote

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

Pennsylvania GOP Chairman Rob Gleason recently suggested that Republicans were boosted in the 2012 election by controversy surrounding a voter identif...

Expand Holder's IRS Investigation to All Voter Intimidation as Civil Rights' Violations

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The right-wing is screaming at Eric Holder to investigate potential civil rights' violations by IRS officials. He should take them up on their entreaties, and raise the ante by investigating all the voter suppression and intimidation during the 2012 election.

Reassessing Colorado's Turnout

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

As Colorado policymakers consider reforms, I urge them to listen to their local election administrators since they know best how to efficiently run elections to serve their voters.

Romney Visits New York To Thank Donors

New York Times | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

Since losing the 2012 presidential election, Mitt Romney has pumped his own gas (with wind-tousled hair), navigated Costco with his wife, Ann (stockin...

Original Tea Party Member: Religious, Political Right Killed The Movement

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Phil Russo, a libertarian-leaning, self-described "Goldwater Republican," was one of the earliest supporters of the tea party. But now, in an op-ed pu...

Study Shows Minorities Faced Longer Wait Times To Vote

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

A new report by Charles Stewart III, a professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, shows that non-white voters faced ...

Dick Cheney's Daughter: Get Over It GOP

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. The only way they can inheri...

Reince Priebus Rips Republicans For 'Idiotic Statements'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

In an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus implied that his party dropped the ball duri...

Zach Carter

Karl Rove Mocks Sarah Palin Tenure As Governor | Zach Carter | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP uberconsultant Karl Rove lashed out at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) on Sunday, mocking her decision to leave office early. Rov...

WATCH: Romney Breaks Silence On 'Roller Coaster' Campaign

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

In his first interview since November's presidential election, Mitt Romney compared the end of the 2012 campaign to the sensation of getting off a rol...

Why Young Voters Stay Home

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

States should implement online voter registration and Congress should force states with voter ID laws to accept college identification cards at the po...

Amanda Terkel

Paul Ryan Says No To Vote-Rigging Scheme In Wisconsin | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has come out against altering the way his state allocates its Electoral College votes, even though the proposed ...

Paul Ryan: It's Not My Fault!

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

* Ryan ends self-imposed public silence on election * Again focused on his job as budget-cutting House chairman By Thoma...

How Did People Vote and Who Did They Vote for?

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

In the 2012 general election, Democrats tend to vote early in-person and by provisional ballots, while Republicans tend to favor mail balloting, with Election Day voters usually falling in-between.

A Look At 2012 In Just 4 Minutes

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

From President Obama's election victory to the historic gay rights wins across the nation to the tragedies in Connecticut and Colorado, a stunning new...

Obamas Describe Story Behind Record-Breaking Photo

Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

"That's my honey."

Tea Party Leader Reportedly Made Coup Attempt

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas), who abruptly resigned as head of Tea Party group FreedomWorks, brought in an assistant with a gun i...

Tea Party Loses Clout, Turns To The Fringe

The New York Times | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

The Tea Party might not be over, but it is increasingly clear that the election last month significantly weakened the once-surging movement, which nea...

After Romney Loss, GOP Operatives Huddle On Swank Caribbean Cruise

New York Magazine | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

The whole thing was white, and broken, that much was clear. A week after the presidential election, when the dreams of Republicans were dashed with Pr...