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2012 Presidential Election

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...

The 6 Best Moments For Women In The 2012 Election

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 11.07.2012 | Women

President Barack Obama won reelection on November 6th, getting at least 50.4 percent of the popular vote to Republican nominee Mitt Romney's 48.1 per...

Republican Conceded To Heitkamp In Key Senate Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.) conceded to Democratic candidate Heidi Heitkamp in the North Dakoka Senate race, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. ...

Heidi Heitkamp Wins North Dakota Senate Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Democrat Heidi Heitkamp has won North Dakota's open Senate seat after Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.) conceded the race, reports the Associated Press. Heit...

Congratulations, Mr. President -- Now Lead!

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.07.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Mr. President: As you lead us through this second decade of the 21st century, it is time to pay political attention to the policies and institutional reforms that are needed in order to transform population aging from an economic catastrophe into an opportunity.

Obama 2.0: What A Difference Four Years Make!

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 01.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

When Obama says he'll fight for your family, he means all our families -- including LGBT families. Today we celebrate the reelection of a president who has not only given us change we can believe in but who has given us progress to take heart in.

New York's 2012 Election Results

| Posted 11.07.2012 | New York

By Julie Shapiro, Jill Colvin NEW YORK CITY — Voters reelected President Barack Obama to the White House Tuesday after a hotly contested campaign...

16 Young Celebs React To Obama's Reelection!

Posted 11.07.2012 | Teen

Emotions ran high last night at the 11th hour, literally, as Barack Obama was reelected president of the United States. As the president gave his vict...

Secular America Wins!

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 01.07.2013 | Religion
Jacques Berlinerblau

After last night's election, secular Americans can do things they haven't done in years: They can celebrate. They can feel a smidgen optimistic about the future of their country. And they can stop prattling on about repatriating to Canada.

Democratic Senator Projected To Hold Key Seat

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Republican Denny Rehberg was projected by the Associated Press on Wednesday to lose the election for a Senate seat in Montana. Rehberg faced a chal...

Tester Wins

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) won re-election against Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.), projected the Associated Press on Wednesday morning. Tester had a t...

Newt: 'I Was Wrong'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich admitted he was incorrect to predict Mitt Romney would "carry over 300 electoral votes" and win the 2012 presidential election. "I wa...

Shelley Berkley Loses

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Rep. Shelly Berkley (D-Nev.) lost to Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), the Associated Press projected Wednesday morning. Berkley had been dogged by an eth...

Democrat Defeated In Arizona Senate Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Democrat Richard Carmona came up short in his campaign for U.S. Senate in Arizona on Tuesday night. Carmona lost the contest to Republican Rep. Jef...