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2014 Midterms

With an Eye on the Future

Rep. Mark Takano | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics
Rep. Mark Takano

Full-throated support for public education should be a no-brainer for Democratic candidates. They should tout their support for neighborhood schools, while pointing out how their Republican opponents want to slash funding and resources.

Obama Unleashed

Politico | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

If President Barack Obama’s year ended in November, it would have been one of the worst of his presidency....

How Facebook Is Shaping Who Will Win the Next Election

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 01.21.2015 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Facebook is in a peculiar and unenviable position -- no matter what its intentions are, even minor decisions will have political impacts.

Activist Comics: Free Airtime for Candidates

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

It would be in the public interest to re-examine the hundreds of millions spent on buying TV time, considering that those TV airwaves are already the public's.

Voters Cognitive Dissonance

Edward Flattau | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Edward Flattau

If the new GOP leadership debuts by substituting a crusade against environmental protection and Obama for jumpstarting the economy, it won't be too long before many voters experience buyer's remorse.

Kansas: Picking Ourselves Back Up

Jeffrey Ann Goudie | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Jeffrey Ann Goudie

I am a Democrat. My small "d" democratic bent encourages me to try to see the best in people, even politicians from the opposing party. But I have rarely witnessed the kind of bare-knuckled politicking that occurred during these mid-term elections.

The Urban-Rural Divide: Lessons From the Midterm Elections

Dan Glickman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Ironically, many if not most of the issues rural and urban folks care about are the same: good jobs, economic growth, a sound environment, and access to decent and affordable health care. But the urban/rural divide has become a steep one over the past two decades and it is often overlooked.

Team Obama

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Team Obama

Reflections on the 2014 Midterm Elections

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 01.07.2015 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

Rather than stand and fight, the Democratic National Committee decided to run away and decouple their reelection campaign from the very visible, 24/7 presence of President Obama. This was their "playbook" for holding or increasing Democratic Party seats in the House and Senate. How did that work out?

The Two Senate Republicans Who Won on Tuesday Night

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

You can call it a "wave," a "thumpin'," or a "shellacking," but whatever term that the pundits and politicians use, it's quite clear that the Republican Party made a loud statement on Election Night.

The Long Marijuana-Rights Movement

Joshua Clark Davis | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Joshua Clark Davis

What may seem like a surprisingly fast turn toward legalization has actually been a long, slow movement against pot's prohibition -- one that began in the early 1960s, peaked in the late '70s, and then failed to secure a single major victory again until the late '90s.

The Values Election We Didn't Have -- And Must Have

Michael Keegan | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Too many Democrats did not make a clear and convincing case about the consequences of policies pushed by far-right activists and promoted by Republican elected officials. And that allowed the debate to become a referendum on voters' feelings about Barack Obama.

Jason Linkins

What Democrats Can Learn From Their Election Night Red Wedding

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

So that happened: And we mean this literally just happened. The 2014 midterm elections are in the books, and for the Democratic party, it was one big ...

Jason Linkins

The 2014 Election Was About The Economy, And Democrats Have Only Themselves To Blame

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you want to examine the gnarled roots of the Democrats' 2014 election-night mollywhopping, you should cast your mind back to the fall...

Ted Cruz Still Won't Back Mitch McConnell

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Ted Cruz refused to say whether or not he would support Mitch McConnell for Senate majority leader even after his party secured control of both chambe...

This 102-Year-Old Just Voted In Her 1st National Election. You Have No Excuse.

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.06.2014 | Latino Voices

If you didn’t vote today, this woman’s story will make you think long and hard about what a privilege you passed up. 102-year-old Guadalupe Por...

WATCH: HuffPost Live Breaks Down The 2014 Midterm Elections

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill and Alyona Minkovski are taking a deep dive into the 2014 midterm elections. Join us live from 6 p.m. to midnight as ...

Amber Ferguson

Will The Most Coveted Voting Bloc Show Up To The Polls?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Ferguson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

This election cycle, candidates from both parties have shown that when it comes to courting millennials, "the limit does not exist." Senate candida...

Why Obama And The Democrats Can't Get Any Love For The Economy

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.11.2015 | Business

The U.S. economy is growing, unemployment is tumbling and stocks are at record highs. So why aren't President Barack Obama and the Democrats getting e...

What, Exactly, Is the Difference Between Joni Ernst and Cliven Bundy?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

A politician who evokes violent resistance in such broad terms as did Joni Ernst -- and who refuses to clarify let alone walk them back -- is certainly not appealing to the better angels of our nature. By ginning up the darkest fears of extremists, she is playing a dangerous game.

3 Countries That Will Be Watching the Midterms on Tueday

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 01.02.2015 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

By virtue of America's superpower status in international affairs, millions of people around the world will be tracking the polls and watching the results. And three countries in particular, all of whom reside in the Middle East, will be glued to the television as the votes are counted.

Expecting More of Voting, Inc.

Rep. Stacey Abrams | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Rep. Stacey Abrams

The New Georgia Project, the NAACP and other organizations began this election year with a simple goal: expand the voices of our democracy by reaching out to those who too often go unheard. To our dismay, thousands of our registrants had not become voters months after they successfully submitted applications.

Why Women Are the Supervoters in This Year's Midterm Elections

Anna Galland | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Anna Galland

Women across the country do amazing and powerful things every day, but we have a special superpower right now: Our votes.

Republicans Are Running for Congress on Their 'Jobs Plan.' Slight Problem: It Won't Create Any Jobs.

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

On wages, their rejection of even the concept of a minimum wage shows that Republicans don't care if employers engage in a race to the bottom. Five bucks an hour isn't good enough for you? They'll just find someone else. I thought we'd settled that question during the Great Depression.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Senate Battle Looks As Competitive As Ever, But GOP Holds The Edge

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

The 2014 midterms are going down to the wire, but Republicans hold a slim edge in the states they need to take control of the Senate, new polling find...