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Congressional Elections

Dems Did It to Themselves

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Hey, Candidates: How'd that whole "Abandoning Obama" thing work out for you?

Nick Wing

Unhappy With The Election Results? Just Look At The People Your Neighbors Voted Into Office

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

As the dust settles and we take a closer look at Tuesday night's election results, we can't help but wonder what some voters were thinking. As with ev...

Lauren Weber

Obama, Obama, Obama: The Midterm Candidates Can't Stop Debating The President

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Weber | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

President Obama isn't on the ballot Tuesday, but you wouldn't know it from watching this year's congressional and gubernatorial debates. The Huffi...

Voting Rights -- And Voting Wrongs

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

They don't want you voting. So vote!!!

Will Working Moms Show Up on Election Day?

Candice Burns | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics
Candice Burns

Moms, your vote counts because you vote with your children and family at heart. Showing up at the polls or staying home can make the difference between electing a candidate who shares your priorities and sending one to Washington who doesn't.

A GOP Wave? Thank the Democrats' Cave!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Election Night forecast: It won't be pretty. Here's part of why...

Michael McAuliff

Raging GOP Candidate's Past Includes Dog Killing And Mysterious Stolen Gun

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Illinois state Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) has made a name for himself throwing extraordinary tantrums during legislative sessions. B...

Kathleen Rice Has Voter Momentum in New York's Fourth Congressional District Election

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 11.07.2014 | New York
Chris Komisarjevsky

The push is on now during the remaining 60 days of the race to represent New York State's Fourth Congressional District in our nation's Capital. Representative Carolyn McCarthy wasted no time in endorsing Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice.

Voters Are Likely To 'Keep The Bums In' Despite Low Congressional Approval

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in,...

Declaring War on Cultural War

Robert Hall | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Hall

The upcoming 2014 congressional elections and the 2016 Presidential/congressional elections are a time of opportunity. The majority in this country are tired of cultural warfare. The vocal minority may be ruling but they have failed at governing. Sometimes war is necessary but it is always destructive and never sustainable.

Why Bob Barr Matters

Richard Feldman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Richard Feldman

On Tuesday, July 22nd Georgia holds a run-off election to the May primary. National attention is focused on the Senate race between Cong. Jack Kingst...

Sam Stein

The Thought Of Scott Brown Being Elected Makes Harry Reid Laugh Out Loud

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Want to make Harry Reid laugh? Ask him what he thinks about Scott Brown's chances of returning to the Senate. The Senate majority lea...

5 Reasons I'm Supporting Marianne Williamson for Congress

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Steve Bhaerman

"We don't need a new third party in America -- we need a new FIRST party." -- Swami Beyondananda There's that classic bumper sticker I saw again rece...

8 Reasons The Bluest State In The Country Might Elect A Republican To Congress

Civil Beat | Chad Blair | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU -- As was widely expected, Charles Djou is once again running for Congress. But why bother? The 2014 election will mark the fourth time in...

Election-Year Politics Shaping Already Limited Congressional Agenda

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to work Monday with election-year politics certain to shape an already limited agenda. Republicans intend to foc...

The Democrats Can't Defend The Country From The Retrograde GOP

Ralph Nader | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics
Ralph Nader

There is another story about how all this gridlock came to be, fronted by the question: "Why didn't the Democrats landslide the cruelest, most ignorant, big-business-indentured Republican Party in its history during the 2010 and 2012 Congressional elections?

Can Republicans Recover in Bush-Obama America?

David Dent | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Dent

Earlier this week, Congressman Walter Jones Jr slipped away from the consumption of the Washington budget drama for his "friendship" calls. Jones always tries to save a piece of each week to take a pulse of the mood of his district in Eastern North Carolina.

No One Is Safe: Out-Of-State Groups Dominate Key Races

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

Carpetbagging super PACs and nonprofit groups are dominating this year’s special congressional elections in a potential foreshadowing of the 2014 mi...

Top Ten Signs of the Breakdown of Winner-Take-All Elections

Rob Richie | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Rob Richie

We can ditch the winner-take-all voting laws that have impaired our electoral process for far too long. With simple changes to federal and state statutes, the US can be on its way to better and fairer elections.

Horrifying Truth About Elections Exposed

Upworthy | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

There's only one kind of election that matters in the United States, and you don't get a vote. ...

Clashing Mandates and the Role of Voting Structures

Rob Richie | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Rob Richie

Obama won the presidency relatively decisively, yet a majority of House members are Republicans who represent a district where Obama in fact lost to Romney.

Will Congressmen Now Have to Stand In Line for This?

Alexia Parks | Posted 01.20.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

There's more good news for women this month: Some of the men's bathrooms in Congress are being converted to women's bathrooms.

How Was 91 Percent of Congress Re-Elected Despite a 10 Percent Approval Rating?

Todd Phillips | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Todd Phillips

As is typically the case, the race for the presidency dominated the news headlines throughout the election cycle. But in our system of government, the presidency is not where the real power lies -- the real power lies with Congress.

What 2012 Tells Us About Future Elections

Sayu Bhojwani | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Sayu Bhojwani

The role of minority voters, the presence of immigrant candidates on the ballot, and candidates' attempts to address policy concerns of minority communities are trends that are not unique to 2012 campaigns. In an increasingly diverse country, they are the new normal in American politics.

Congressional Inequality Champions Win Big

Sarah Anderson | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

Members of Congress who received good marks in an Institute for Policy Studies report card on inequality fared well in the election.