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2012 Presidential Election

Bono: Obama's An 'Extraordinary Man,' Fiscal Cliff Could 'Cost Lives'

AP | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON -- Bono hailed Americans for re-electing President Barack Obama but reminded them of the dire consequences that lie ahead because of the ec...

Advice to Both Republicans and Democrats

Ed Koch | Posted 01.12.2013 | New York
Ed Koch

Its support of Wall Street, the banks and opposition to increasing taxes on the truly wealthy have caused the public to see the Republican Party as a protector of the rich. For them to continue with that philosophy would be one of their greatest continuing blunders.

What Do We Really Vote for?

David Sable | Posted 01.12.2013 | Media
David Sable

So the question becomes, what is it that people in the United States voted for or against -- as the case may be?

Mitt Romney Is a Decent Man -- Who Ran an Indecent Campaign

William Laney | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
William Laney

Mitt Romney's concession speech late Tuesday could not have been better. It could serve as a model, a perfect example, for all future, losing, politic...

It's Official: Obama Wins Florida

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida's 29 electoral votes Saturday, ending a four-day count with a razor-...

The Republican Party's Problem Is Not Going to Be Easy to Fix

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Republican problem is obvious, they are fighting a Sisyphean demographic battle, not just because of changing demographics but because of the complete collapse of support for the Republican Party among voters who are not white, straight and Christian.

Democratic Candidate Elected Washington Governor

Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

Jay Inslee (D) was elected the Governor of Washington, the AP reports. Inslee's opponent, Republican Rob McKenna, conceded on Friday. Inslee wa...

Denver Reporters Say 2012 Presidential Race Drowned out Coverage of Local Races

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

During a panel discussion on local coverage of the 2012 election, journalists said the presidential election, as it played out in Colorado, consumed so much of their time that they were unable to give proper attention to other important Colorado race.

Do Your Kids Understand The Voting Process?

Posted 11.09.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Election Day takes place in the U.S. every November, but this past ...

Are You Satisfied With The Outcome Of The Presidential Election? (POLL)

Posted 11.09.2012 | MarloThomas

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It's Time to Get the Message

Ben Tripp | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Ben Tripp

Now we need everybody, Left and Right, to get engaged in the American project, and to respond to the actual issues that stand before us, not straw men set up as distractions. Otherwise the product of politics is never going to change, only the packaging.

Election Hangover

Meredith Haberfeld | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Meredith Haberfeld

It's so easy for all of us to fall into an, "I'll get to it" paradigm, until the moment is upon us... even when we know better.

Let's Celebrate... Then Let's Make History Again

Allyson D. Robinson | Posted 11.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Allyson D. Robinson

If my own service as an Army officer taught me anything, it's this: you don't win the next battle by talking about the last one. You win it by digging deeper, pushing harder and sacrificing more, or else you don't win it at all.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Conservatives Struggle To Explain How Mitt Romney Lost 2012 Presidential Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans across the country were shellshocked as President Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney in Tuesday’s presidential election, fi...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Mitt Romney's Campaign Concedes Loss In Florida

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney’s campaign conceded on Thursday that it lost Florida, as votes continue to be tallied more than 36 hours after the electio...

Romney Campaign: We Lost Florida

Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign said that President Barack Obama won the state of Florida in the race for the White House. The Miami Herald reports that Ro...

The Elephant in the Exit Poll Results: Most White Women Supported Romney

David C. Wilson | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
David C. Wilson

I think Nate Silver deserves a lot of credit for being one of the few "poll readers" willing to forecast a numeric probability of Obama's win before E...

When Women Vote, Changes Are Made

K. Sujata | Posted 01.08.2013 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Women won in a big way in the 2012 election. Now we must hold their feet to the fire. In January, the new terms for our elected officials will begin, and I want them to consider a basic blueprint as they approach their work.

On LGBT Equality, It's Very Clear Where The Trend Lines Are Going

Joe Sudbay | Posted 01.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Sudbay

The arc of the moral universe bent a bit more toward justice on Tuesday. The president helped move the issue of LGBT equality forward -- and his reelection campaign was helped by moving it along, too. There's a new conventional wisdom: LGBT equality is a winning issue.

Now Will Obama Break His Climate Silence?

Janet Redman | Posted 11.08.2012 | Green
Janet Redman

Freed of his campaign obligations and concerns, Obama is now free to be bold. We must hold him accountable for living up to his visionary rhetoric and call him out on the shortsightedness of his energy policy.

The Election Is Over -- Now the Real Work Begins

Ben Woods | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Ben Woods

The elections are finally over, and either you're elated, frustrated or somewhere in between. Whatever the case, nearly half of Americans voted for the "wrong" guy. But who cares? It's time to make things work for everyone, not just the victors.

Election Bodes Well for People in Poverty

John Bouman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
John Bouman

From public narrative, to the role of government, to specific initiatives, the election can be understood as a promising direction for the prospects for people in poverty.

A New Era in Health Care Begins

Richard Kirsch | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

With President Obama's reelection and the Democratic majority under Harry Reid in the Senate, there is no doubt that the Affordable Care Act will be fully implemented in 2014. And a new era in health care will finally have begun.

Why Women Should Demand Payback for Helping President Obama

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I don't mean to sound ungrateful. President Obama has shown a great deal of support for women on many levels, starting with the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. However, it's time for the President to go beyond that.

The Real Winner of the Election

Stuart Chaifetz | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Stuart Chaifetz

I've never understood the visceral anger some people have toward gay people. I wonder if those who are angry even understand it themselves.