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Election 2008 Coverage

Election Data: Military Communities Shift Democratic in 2008

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Friedman

The military communities that have paid the most in time and lives lost over the past seven years have moved considerably away from both Bush's policies and McCain's attempts to extend them.

The Hip-Hop Effect

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Russell Simmons

18-35 years voted in the 2008 elections in record numbers. The "Hip-Hop Effect" neutralized the so-called "Bradley Effect."

Prediction Fiction

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

This election season reached new heights in Oracular nonsense, kick-started by Dick Morris' 2005 volume "Condi vs. Hillary."

The Times' Adam Nagourney Sows Seeds of Conflict Inside Democratic Ranks Where None Exist

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

It's interesting that at a time when the Republican Party is facing its most bitter internal battles, Nagourney chooses to ignore that story and jumps head first into "analyzing" non-existent antagonisms among Democrats.

Shrake's Own Secrets of the 2008 Campaign!

Scott Shrake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Shrake

Even when I supported Hillary, I always liked Barack Obama -- especially his wry sense of humor, born of his being an outsider as a kid, I think, which I can relate to.

The Mystery of the Missing Alaskan Votes

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Adding to the mystery of the missing Alaskan voters, there was the fact that the poll predictions were wrong.

Post-Election: Call it Decompression

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

He did the strangest thing last night: He turned the TV off. There he was, still in the early part of the evening, with another hour or two of pol...

Election 2008 Odds and Ends -- Waiting for Missouri and Alaska, Pro-Marijuana Initiatives and More...

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have had a virtual news blackout on what is going on in the two states we're waiting for -- Missouri's presidential results, and Alaska's senatorial results. Here is what I managed to find out.

Why Didn't Obama's Run Help Chicago Newspapers?

Ad Age | Jeremy Mullman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Barack Obama's resounding victory led to a run on newspapers around the country, but especially in Chicago, where giddy readers scrambled to grab keep...

Barack and the Prize

Doon Baqi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doon Baqi

Let's make this an American celebration, and not a black or white one. Let us remember that the other half of "united we stand" is "divided we fall."

This Week in Magazines: Obama-Mania

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

Not all's lost for the Republicans: John McCain apparently took the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Algeria according to the Economist's Global Electoral College poll.

Obama Promised Change -- Change from Bush and Cheney: So Why Do the Media Foment Faux Controversy?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

Change is coming no thanks to many in the media, who, perhaps looking at the gloomy economic forecasts, are more concerned at being downsized themselves.

A Grandmother's Love

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

The strange timing of Obama's grandmother's death underlines what a grandmother's love is really meant to do; which is to prepare a child for a world that she may never lay eyes on.

The War Room Meets Les Miserables

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Scott Mendelson

This is a couple days out of date, but this is even more fun to watch knowing how it came out. One of my favorite songs and it works hilariously here...

Scene @ The Grill

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Back during the conventions, I spent a lot of time at the "CNN Grill" — CNN's on-site diner and gathering spot, bathing both Denver and St. Paul...

Progressive National Security and the 2008 Election

Adam Blickstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Blickstein

Every four years, the American people reevaluate the direction of the country, on the policies and political leaders we want to lead the nation. This ...

Reliving the Grant Park Election Night Countdown (VIDEO)

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

Drawn from the YouTube feeds of five fellow Grant Park revelers, here is how we who were down there experienced the moment when America changed forever.

Tuesday's Second Biggest Winner: Democracy

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

We are witnessing a tremendous ideological shift among young voters -- one that could reshape our politics for decades to come.

Israelis Unsure What Obama Means For Their Destiny

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karin Kloosterman

Maybe Obama will be good for the slumping US and world economy, but most Israelis are suspicious about his lack of experience.

BET Celebrates Obama Victory With Special Programming

New York Times | Brian Stelter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Anchoring a special report on Black Entertainment Television on Wednesday morning, Jeff Johnson introduced a reporter stationed in Atlanta, Jina Johns...

71.5 Million Americans Tune In For Election Coverage: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer November 6, 2008

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Analysts estimate that nearly 71.5 million viewers tuned in to watch election coverage Tuesday night. ABC bested NBC as the most watched broadcast n...

Pro-Choice Victories in the 2008 Election

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Last night, while standing just a few feet from the podium from which our next pro-choice president spoke, I was overcome with pride and emotion.

A Road Less Traveled

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Seitzman

Barack Obama is a brand new reflection for America to see itself and a new lens through which the world might see us.

Election Night 2008 Ratings: 71.5 Million Watch Obama Victory, ABC, CNN Tops

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Over 71 million people watched the Election Night coverage, making it the most viewed event of the political season and the most watched television ev...

McCain, Palin, And Supporters React (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Of course, not everyone was happy about Tuesday night's outcome. As election results rolled in and McCain conceded in Phoenix and Obama gave his victo...