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Election 2012

McCain Unleashes Scathing Attack On Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) launched into a stinging critique of President Barack Obama's foreign policy on behalf of GOP presidential candidate Mitt R...

John Celock

GOP Senate Candidate's Attendance Criticized | John Celock | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

The Republican candidate for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat, Rep. Jeff Flake, has a poor attendance record at congressional committee meetings and hearing...

Zach Carter

Romney As Bain CEO Benefited From Offshoring Tax Break He Disavowed At Debate | Zach Carter | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

Bain Capital appears to have benefited from a provision in the U.S. tax code that grants companies tax breaks for costs associated with offshoring Ame...

Two Weeks Before Election, Signs of Voter Intimidation Are on Display

Jerry Lanson | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

If the election stays as close as polls suggest, issues of voter intimidation, rather than voter fraud, could yet emerge as a significant factor come election night.

Election Officials Botch Election Day's Date Again

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

With both presidential campaigns focusing their attention on the critical swing state of Ohio, officials in the northern county of Ottawa discovered l...

Who Do You Think Would Be The Better Neighbor?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.23.2012 | HuffPost Home

Let us know by taking our poll!

A Pocketbook Issue

Ann Ormsby | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Ann Ormsby

At last week's debate, Mitt Romney said "I believe every woman should have access to contraceptives." But the question is how? What is Romney's plan f...

Is This the Best Way to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research?

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 12.22.2012 | Women
Hayley Rose Horzepa

By continuing to condone the use of this terminology in breast cancer awareness campaigns, women send the message that we're okay with the objectification of women and our "boobies."

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Still Not Registered To Vote? Do It Here!

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.22.2012 | San Francisco

Monday is the deadline for voter registration in California, and if the debates have told us anything, this one's going to be a doozy. On the brig...

Akin Adviser Doubles Down On Dog-Related McCaskill Attack

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

Apparently undeterred by controversy over Missouri GOP congressman and Senate hopeful Todd Akin's decision to compare his opponent to a dog, an advise...

'Binders Full of Women' (and an Achin' in His Heart)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

It's Mitt's latest phrase -- and Rick's latest song....

Democrats Address Bullet Holes, Racist Vandalism On Obama Signs

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

Democrats in Lubbock, Texas, held a press conference on Sunday to address a recent spate of vandalism targeting political signs in support of Presiden...

The Last Debate: The Final Installment of a Comic Book Trilogy

David Trumble | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
David Trumble


What Obama Can Learn From JFK

Kiku Adatto | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Kiku Adatto

What should Obama do? Take a lesson from JFK in 1960. Be partisan. Define the differences between Democrats and Republicans.

2012 Newspaper Endorsements

Posted 10.22.2012 | Media

As the Nov. 6 election draws closer, newspapers around the country are printing official candidate endorsements. The American Presidency Project t...

Pander Bears

Robert Kuttner | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

We have plenty of debate on whose budget numbers are fishy (Romney's) and on whether to bring about deficit reduction by slashing social spending to pay for even more tax cuts (Romney) or whether to have a mix or budget cuts and tax increases on the wealthy (Obama.) Of the two positions, Obama's is both the more sensible and intellectually honest. But the Democrats are mistaken when they argue that the deficit needs to be cut any time soon. With the economy weak, we certainly don't need $2 trillion in spending cuts as Obama proposes; if anything, we need more stimulus spending.

Arpaio's Harsh Narrative Works Against Him

San Francisco Chronicle | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has become an almost unstoppable force in his 20 years in office by driving home two themes: that he will unceasingly crack down on...

What Makes Presidential Debates Great: Lessons for the Final Debate

Meena Bose | Posted 12.21.2012 | College
Meena Bose

Monday night, President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney face off in the final presidential debate. The high stakes show the continuing importance of public opinion in American democracy.

The Hangover Presidency

Andrew Slack | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Andrew Slack

While it's funny to watch the guys in The Hangoverpiece together a disastrous night, America has far less to laugh about. Piece by piece, Obama has tried to restore a nation hooked on George W. Bush's inebriation to a nation that is sober.

Close Votes and the Electoral College

Simon Jackman | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Simon Jackman

Where Romney's winning, he's almost always winning by a lot. Obama's leading in more than a few states by just a little. But the estimates for each state are just that -- estimates -- and are accompanied by uncertainty.

Paul Blumenthal

Democratic Super PACs Raise $31 Million In September | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top three Democratic super PACs are closing strong with a collective take of $31 million in September. The big fundraising haul was ...

Romney Gaining, But Obama Still Leads

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

By John Whitesides WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Suddenly, Republican Mitt Romney has a viable path to victory in the tight battle fo...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Dominates Romney In Two Out Of Three Key Measures | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A strong fundraising month in September for both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney gave both campai...

Sam Stein

Back To Bain: Obama-Backing Super PAC Re-Releases Romney Attack Ad | Sam Stein | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama-supporting super PAC Priorities USA Action is going back to Bain in a campaign-closing television ad campaign that attacks GOP...

Pro-Obama Super PAC Raises $15.2 Million In September

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The primary super PAC backing President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, Priorities USA Action, will report raising $15.2 million for...