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2012 Presidential Election

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.

Exonerated of Murder, Chicagoan's First Vote for President

David Protess | Posted 01.07.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

The ring tone on his cell phone blared the '60s hit, "Hold On, I'm Comin'." Recognizing his girlfriend's number, Eric Caine anxiously took the call. "It's OK," Tina reassured him. "You're on the voter rolls."

Republicans Show Dangers of the "Reality Distortion Field"

Alex Frey | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business
Alex Frey

The trick is to develop enough confidence in the models that we are not tempted to manually override them when they contradict our own preciously-held view of the world. This is unfortunately also difficult in practice.

Rick Hill Defeated In Montana Governor's Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

By MIKE BAKER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OLYMPIA, Wash. — Republicans who had lofty ambitions for taking over governors' offices this year fell short ...

Five Clean-Tech Actions for President Obama

Ron Pernick | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Ron Pernick

Now that the election is over, what steps can the president and new Congress take to ensure our nation's ongoing clean-energy leadership? Here are five actions for Mr. Obama that, if implemented, we believe would supercharge the U.S.'s clean-tech economy.

Democrat Projected To Win Montana Governor's Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Democrat Steve Bullock was projected winner of the Montana gubernatorial election by CNN and NBC on Wednesday. Bullock, currently Montana's attorne...