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2012 Elections

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

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

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

'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.

How The North Carolina GOP Used Their 2010 Victory To Win Again In 2012

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2012 election should have been a good one for Democrats running for Congress in North Carolina. They received a total of 2.2 ...

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...

GOP Rejects Change On Divisive Issues Despite 2012 Loss

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers have a message for those who want the party to soften its emphasis on social conservatism in hopes of reaching a wi...

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.

Census Reveals Historic Milestone Of 2012 Election

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Making history, America's blacks voted at higher rates than whites in 2012, lifting Democrat Barack Obama to victory amid voter apathy, ...

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 01.23.2014 | Gay 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...

State Finds Itself Oddly Split In Polarized Nation

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Republicans and Democrats in state capitals across the country are talking ambitiously about what they'll do next year with the un...

Obamas Describe Story Behind Record-Breaking Photo

Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

"That's my honey."