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2014 Election

The Republican Collapse

Jesse Larner | Posted 03.10.2017 | Politics
Jesse Larner

The Soviet Union seemed permanent and invincible, until it didn't. When it fell, far more suddenly than anyone thought it would or could, the festering rot of decades was exposed to the world. We're seeing this happen, in real time, with the Republican Party.

Wendy Davis Opens Up On The Burden Of Running As A Feminist Icon In Texas

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

One Tuesday in late June 2013, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis stood on her feet for just under 13 hours in an attempt to stop a draconian anti-abortion ...

Karl Rove's Group Funneled Dark Money To Help Elect GOP Senate

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Crossroads GPS, the politically active nonprofit co-founded by Republican political strategist Karl Rove, raised $69 million and made la...

The Kochs' Dark Money Reaches All The Way To The NRA

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The main arm of the political network operated by billionaire conservatives Charles and David Koch raised $126 million in 2014 and distr...

GOP Press Officers Pull Dumb Prank At Democratic Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 08.06.2015 | Media

The press team at the Republican National Committee -- the party’s national office -- must think it’s playing capture the flag. At a Democratic pr...

Obamacare is Here to Stay, So Let's Make it Better

Rob Sawicki | Posted 08.06.2016 | Politics
Rob Sawicki

If Democrats and Republicans can work together to take a "mend it, don't end it" approach to Obamacare, it could be a defining moment.

Here's How To Reverse The Record-Low Youth Vote

Paul Loeb | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Paul Loeb

We walk students through the new voter laws, because, unfortunately, they risk being disenfranchised if we don't. Community groups need to do the same for those they reach.

The 2014 Electorate: The Continuing White Decline

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 07.17.2016 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

The report reveals the continued changing racial and ethnic face of America, which Census demographers project to become majority-minority by 2044. A main reason is that Whites are simply not having as many children. As soon as 2020, demographers project the country's children will be majority-minority.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: 2014 Marked A New Low In Voter Turnout | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

A Census benchmark confirms that 2014 turnout was the lowest in decades. Ted Cruz joins the chorus criticizing Fox News for its use of polls to select...

Janie Velencia

Blogger Going To Prison For Photographing Senator's Sick Wife | Janie Velencia | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

A Mississippi blogger was sentenced to prison on Monday for breaking into a nursing home and illegally photographing the sick wife of Sen. Thad Cochra...

Ryan Grim

Prepare To Have Your Inbox Carpet Bombed | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party’s arm charged with winning House elections, outraised its Republican counte...

Missed Opportunities: Assessing Latino Turnout in 2014

Latino Decisions | Posted 05.30.2015 | HuffPost Home
Latino Decisions

Rather than blame Latino voters -- Why was your turnout so low? Don't you care who wins?-- we should think about how well the candidates for office in 2014, did or did not make their case to Latino voters.

Gov. Bruce Rauner Spent a Lot of Money on TV Advertising During the 2014 Campaign

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.30.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

More than a quarter of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's $65 million campaign fund went straight to TV advertising during the general election, according to Illinois State Board of Elections information.

Natalie Jackson

Polls Lean In, Too: Weighing House Effects In The 2014 Election | Natalie Jackson | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

When it comes to predicting elections, pollsters are often judged on whether their results seem to consistently favor one party over another. The indu...

Sam Stein

Donors To Michael Grimm, The Convicted Former Congressman, Regret Nothing | Sam Stein | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There are sound investments. There are risky investments. And then there are investments in individuals facing public disgrace and possi...

Progressives Are the Future of the Democratic Party

Sam Wohns | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Sam Wohns

We can't tell the story of the 2014 election as simply a victory by Republicans over Democrats. In fact, I think we can understand a lot about the strengths and weaknesses of the Democratic Party by looking at which Democrats won and which lost.

Republicans Ready To Push Back On Obama Agenda

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

(Adds McConnell remarks from CNN interview) By Patricia Zengerle and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON/HONOLULU, Jan 4 (Reuters) ...

Senator-Elect Cory Gardner Welcomes Baby Girl

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

Senator-elect Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) announced Monday that his wife has given birth to a daughter, Caitlyn Quinn Gardner. Welcoming to the world th...

Learning From 2014 and Turning to 2016: Democrats Still Need a Compelling Economic Message

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

The greatest mystery of the 2014 mid-term election is the question of why all of our leading analysts knew how important it is for Democrats to have a compelling economic message aimed at middle class voters, and yet we managed to get to the end of the election cycle without coalescing around an effective narrative.

Paul Blumenthal

Here's Where Campaign Finance Reform May Move Ahead As Congress Dithers | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly five years after the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United altered the landscape for money in politics, Congress has done not...

The Missing Piece in the Recent Election

Frank A. Weil | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

Take a look at the numbers below. Do they mean anything to you? Would you like more information surrounding the numbers? We'll come back to the n...

New Polling Confirms Climate Denier Will Have Hard Road to Win White House in 2016

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Researchers found that more than two-thirds of likely 2016 voters support the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to limit climate change pollution from power plants. That includes 87 percent of Democrats and 53 percent of Republicans.

Meet the Two House Members-Elect Who Took Down Dirty Deniers

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 02.07.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

I'm looking forward to welcoming these new members of Congress to Washington in the new year. We'll be watching and urging them to live up to our high hopes that they will govern as they ran -- by Running Clean.

Mary Landrieu Loses To Bill Cassidy In Louisiana Senate Runoff Election

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu lost to Republican congressman Bill Cassidy in the Louisiana Senate runoff election on Saturday, completing the GOP's do...

What Democrats Stand For: Four Messages for 2016

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

It shouldn't be difficult for Democrats to remember what they stand for. These four messages support populist values. They also serve to differentiate the likely Democratic presidential candidate from any Republican.