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Election 2012

One Year Ago Today, Mitt Romney Said "Answer Is Self-Deportation," Setting Stage for His Loss in November

Frank Sharry | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Happy anniversary! One year ago, January 23, at a GOP presidential debate in Florida, Mitt Romney first announced his support for self-deportation and set the stage for his loss in November.

Megachurch's Move To A Gay Neighborhood Raises Questions

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Megachurch Mars Hill has made a new home in downtown Seattle, just southwest of the Emerald City's beloved gay neighborhood, Capitol Hill. But the...

WATCH: Reporter Shares New Reason For Obama's Epic Debate Fail

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 01.16.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Journalist Michael Hastings, perhaps best known for his Rolling Stone article that led Gen. Stanley McChrystal to resign, told HuffPost Live Tuesday a...

So, Now You're Horrifically Hooked on 'Dying America?'

Glen Browder | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

We're exactly halfway through this series on "Barack Obama, Election 2012, and the Future of American Democracy." Let's take a look at the logic of my "dying" rhetoric in the previous eight discussions and where I'm going in the next eight posts.

Another Twist In The Aftermath Bizarre Kansas House Race

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A former Kansas state House candidate who narrowly lost a state legislative primary to Kansas' leading anti-gay Democrat has been arrested on a series...

PaulitiFacts Top 10 Political Lies of 2012

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Like all the professional lie-rating agencies PaulitiFacts was overwhelmed with the deliberate and unabashed lies emanating from Mitt Romney and his campaign.

A Philosophical Civil War in Dying America

Glen Browder | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Unfortunately, the most disruptive development in contemporary America is a divisive struggle over democratic ideals, cultural values, and principles of governance.

Same-Sex Couples Marry In First Hours Of New Law

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine -- Arriving in a limo, Donna Galluzzo and Lisa Gorney had all the trappings of a traditional wedding: Rings, flowers, wedding vows, an...

Top 10 Voter Suppression Moments of 2012

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

Largely driven by a spate of new laws and policies, including new restrictions on the type of ID that voters can use and flawed voter purges, conservative legislatures stopped at nothing to make it harder to register to vote, harder to cast a ballot, and harder to have a vote counted.

GOP Willing To Bend On Issues Following Election

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — For years, Republicans have adhered fiercely to their bedrock conservative principles, resisting Democratic calls for tax hik...

John Celock

'The National GOP Is A Mess' | John Celock | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A national moderate Republican leader is urging fellow party members to stop donations to the Republican National Committee until their ...

America's Word Of The Year: 'Demographics'

Stampp Corbin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stampp Corbin

Demographics are the characteristics of a population. That's what a presidential candidate needs to fundamentally understand to win votes. When only white people voted, then only white people mattered. But just like fall foliage, Americans demographics are changing colors.

WATCH: Nancy Pelosi Really Wants Hillary Clinton To Run For President

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) expressed enthusiasm for the prospect of a 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential run during an appearance on MSNBC Tuesday. ...

A Systems Analysis of Dying America

Glen Browder | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

America is changing in ways that are important and unsettling for the future of American democracy; and America's elected officials and democracy experts seemingly are too politically timid or too theoretically limited to sound the alarm.

Republicans Find Their Inner Bully

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Bullies always think they can do whatever they want, and that people will meekly follow. It's the definition of what makes them bullies. But the thing is, reality has a way of punching you in the face if you're not looking at it.

John Celock

Tea Party Favorite Loses Honorary Title | John Celock | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

Missouri Secretary of State-elect Jason Kander, a 30-something war veteran, will soon take the mantle of the nation's youngest statewide elected offic...

Chris Christie Denies Role In Obama's Victory

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is adamant that he did not aid in President Barack Obama's reelection by heaping praise on his leadership in the wa...

So Now My Kids Are Driving Stoned

Susan Winston | Posted 02.11.2013 | Denver
Susan Winston

Seriously, do we really think that being lit out of our brains is safer than having a few beers? Am I for legalization? Only if it comes with the same restrictions as alcohol does.

Obama's Reelection: Black People Too Happy, White People Too Mad...

Ise Lyfe | Posted 12.10.2012 | Black Voices
Ise Lyfe

Just a little over a month has gone by since Barack Obama's reelection, and as I stepped out of my house this morning and took in a deep breath, the A...

GOP Still In Search Of Identity On Vital Issue

Real Clear Politics | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

In the aftermath of the GOP’s electoral defeats last month, the Republican ranks have been roiled by debate over how to expand their appeal to a cha...

We Are a Nation of Stuff

Byron Williams | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Byron Williams

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly famously opined during his post election analysis: "It's not a traditional America anymore. People want stuff." Though a sophomoric conclusion, O'Reilly is simultaneously right and wrong.

Republicans Launch Inquiry Into GOP's Big Problems

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican National Committee on Monday announced an inquiry to look at what went wrong in 2012's presidential election and how...

A Christmas Gift: The Truth About America

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 02.06.2013 | Black Voices
Trudy Bourgeois

America was brown before it was white. This is America's truth. You either embrace this fact or you challenge it.

The Voice of Latinos -- Who's Really Listening?

Manny Espinoza | Posted 02.06.2013 | Latino Voices
Manny Espinoza

Once again, we have been "discovered" but this time, instead of being a passing fad, there is more discussion on how to reach and connect with this increasingly growing political, economic and educated demographic.

Mitt Romney Makes MAD's Dumbest

Bryan Young | Posted 12.06.2012 | Comedy
Bryan Young

The usual gang over at MAD Magazine have been hard at work (not likely) on their year-end list of the 20 dumbest things from 2012. Despite all the odd...