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Election 08

The Crisis Nobody's Talking About

Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle

In the 2004 Presidential election, environmental issues were essentially absent from the political discourse. Not so this year, with both parties' can...

New York City Council Races: Ignore at Your Peril

Gene Russianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gene Russianoff

For many of the City's residents, paying attention to the upcoming New York City Council races is like drinking civic castor oil But the Council has a lot of say in many decisions that affect our lives.

A Quick Sigh of Relief, Now Let's Get to Work Rebuilding Reproductive Rights

Nancy Northup | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Northup

Now that a pro-choice administration is about to move into the White House, it may be tempting to think that we no longer have to "worry" about women's reproductive rights. We must resist that temptation.

The Last Word On Proposition 8

Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle

In our last post, we vented our frustration with the decision of voters in California, Florida, and Arizona to write anti-gay discrimination into thei...

ObamaRama in Century City on Election Night

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paige Donner

By 8:15 p.m. fire marshals were already on the scene -- the celebration venue had reached its 10,000 person capacity.

Obama Wins Third Manassas

Dale Pendell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dale Pendell

Obama wins Third Manassas, takes Virginia; Pennsylvania key-- McCain's concession From the Goldwater Room echoes Lee On ...

Was It Him, or His Obama?

Sharon Glassman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

I smiled. Obama Boy smiled. I read his nametag. Part of me considered how his last name might look hyphenated to mine. And then, we caucused our way to the auditorium to do our duty.

Voter Turnout: Hours Extended At One NC Polling Place

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Earlier today, voters encountered lines at some Triangle precincts, but the waits abated by the afternoon. Earl...

Cool, Calm and Collected at Grand Rapids Polling Station

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

With McCain's surprise withdrawal from the state on Oct. 2, and Obama enjoying a major advantage in the latest polling, Michigan's 17 electoral votes ...

Joe the Plumber Vs. Lilly Ledbetter

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Beverly Wettenstein

When Obama mentioned Ledbetter in a debate, McCain muttered that it would create "a trial lawyers dream." He claims lawyers could take advantage of women who allege discrimination.

Obama: "It Will Be Fun To See How The Story Ends"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via Newsweek, Barack Obama chatted with reporters on his plane last night en route to Chicago: Obama: You guys have been gracious, outstanding, ...

Keystone Voters in PA Diner Audio Slideshow

The Ballot Box | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Ballot Box

Five central Pennsylvania voters explain their votes from a vintage diner in rough center city Allentown. Keystone Voters in Pennsylvania from alex ...

Give Mayors a Role in the Obama Administration

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Providing mayors a platform for influence, exchange, and coordination would capitalize on the economic power of metro areas while restoring urban policy to its proper place in national discourse.

In Case You Weren't Scared Enough: Palin on "Fruit Fly Research"

Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle

Fruit flies are more than just the occasional vehicles for research relevant to human disabilities. They are literally the foundation of modern genetics.

Indiana Home to Increasing Numbers of Once-Rare Blue Hoosiers

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

Another ominous sign for the McCain campaign is the most recent polling average by Real Clear Politics, which has Barack Obama leading -- albeit barel...

McCain Campaign's Old White People Strategy

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

McCain's strategy is that there is enough of a "Bradley effect" that the election is 3%-5% closer than the polls indicate, and that scare tactics can convince another 3%-5% of white voters not to vote Obama.

What Conservatism Taught Us About Conservation

Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle

Is presenting a unified front really a prerequisite for getting what you want in the political sphere?

Mormon Power Grab: It's Tearing Families Apart

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

The Mormon Church is exercising its might like never before. Proposition 8 in California if passed on November 4th would immediately eliminate the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry.

GM Shutters Michigan Plant, Further Eroding McCain-Palin Support

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

In a smoke-filled bowling alley in Wyoming, Michigan, Laura Burns unofficially acts as the Wednesday women's league spokesperson: "I'm leaning toward ...

Debate No. 3: John McCain Should Have Watched His Words

Linda Kulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Kulman

In assuming ownership of Palin's accomplishments, no matter how thin, he characterized her as an old-fashioned help meet -- you know, the little woman who stands behind every great man.

WATCH: 7 Reasons I'm Voting For Barack Obama, 23 Reasons To Go

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

I'm posting a new ultrashort video on YouTube every day from now until election day listing different reasons I'm voting for Barack Obama in no partic...

Winning on the Merits

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Democrats are high minded to a fault. The triple disasters of the last eight years, Iraq, Katrina and the economy, are the world's reward for Al Gore...

Sarah Palin--The Next "Great McGinty"?

Roger Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roger Smith

Sarah Palin--The Next "Great McGinty"? By Roger Smith Like most of America, I awoke this morning to read/hear the usual voices of the commentariat...

Nico Pitney

Harwood: Senior GOP Congressman Says McCain Has "Basically Lost" | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Harwood of the New York Times and CNBC relays some grim news for Republicans tonight on MSNBC: Look, I talked to a senior Republican member of C...

The Obama-McCain Debate: Lingering Mysteries

Tom Farer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Farer

Why did Obama, superior in intellect and character, jab lightly and otherwise play rope-a-dope rather than delivering decisive blows to McCain's inviting jaw?