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Election 2012

The Meaning of a Do-Nothing Election

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

This country is stuck in a hell of its own making that passes for everyday life at a moment when the world, for better and/or worse, is coming unstuck in all sorts of ways.

Was Romney Destined To Lose?

Justin Launer | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Justin Launer

America woke up last Wednesday to find its government essentially unchanged. After a campaign season that lasted for almost a year and a half and cam...

It Was a Good Election for the Pro-Choice Movement -- But the Culture Wars Aren't Over!

Carole Joffe | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Carole Joffe

In spite of Obama's and Democrats' senatorial victories, the Republicans did very well in state races, where the real consequential action against abortion takes place.

Can You See It Now?

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

By 2042, people of color are expected to make up a majority of America. One thing is certain: No party that wants to be successful will ever again focus its appeals on a narrow slice of the white electorate.

Richard Carmona Monitoring Results As Arizona Continues Counting Ballots

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Richard Carmona conceded last week to Republican Rep. Jeff Flake, but as activists protest in Arizona over uncounted ...

America's Working Families Won

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Election Day 2012 brought very good news for the working middle class, the Main Street movement and the American Dream. The American people sent a clear message that we will stand with a President who stands with all Americans.

The Bipartisan Agreement on Romney's Biggest Mistake

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

It is a common mistake for many candidates to focus nearly exclusively on issues and not enough on making sure they connect personally with voters at the level of their daily lives.

5 Reasons Why The Christian Right Is Warning Of A 'Revolution'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The hate we've seen spewed into the political discourse this year was among the worst we've seen, with preachers calling for gays to be rounded up or killed by the government, but it's going to get uglier. When they start talking about "revolution" and "revolt," we all had better pay attention.

Women Voters Won! But Don't Think It's All About Abortion

Margie Omero | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

As I thought might happen, Obama won Tuesday by winning women and losing men, which hasn't occurred since 1996. Obama had a 10-point gender gap in the...

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 01.12.2013 | Technology
Shawn Amos

We've been watching television coverage of presidential elections since 1948, but -- holograms and virtual senates notwithstanding -- it hasn't changed a whole lot: mostly anchors sitting around gabbing while they wait for returns.

Zach Carter

Club For Growth Bests Conservative Groups In Picking 2012 Winners | Zach Carter | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although it lost three of its marquee Senate races on Tuesday, the hardline economic conservative group Club for Growth bested both Karl...

POOF! Website Shows Romney's Plunging Facebook Popularity

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology

Mitt Romney is losing a lot of "friends" after his defeat in the presidential race last week. Newly launched website "Disappearing Romney" tracks ...

Denouement Of The 2012 Presidential Election

Eric Zuesse | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

The day after the election, CNN headlined, November 7th, "Analysis: Why Romney Lost," and Peter Hamby wrote that Republican operatives from around the...

We Just Had A Class War .. And One Side Won

New York Magazine | Jonathan Chait | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

When President Obama took the stage at McCormick Place in Chicago well after midnight, we were all too wiped out with joy or depression or Nate Silver...

GOP Could Soon 'Cease To Exist,' Texas Lawmaker Says

The New Yorker | Ryan Lizza | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

The white share of the electorate, which was eighty-seven per cent in 1992, has steadily declined by about three points in every Presidential election...

In Praise of the American People

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Michael Lerner

The majority of American voters chose to make the election about something substantive, their own commitment to a world of social justice, environmental sanity, peace, generosity, and kindness, and thus to vote for candidates who were closer to these goals than the Republicans.

The Difference Between Elections and Governing

Matthew Dowd | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

As we have become a more diverse and heterogeneous country (a good thing), many of the participants on the left and right have become less tolerant of each other (a not-so-good thing). The only way to govern this country is to bridge the divides that have become so apparent.

Elise Foley

Axelrod: On Taxes, The Election 'Wasn't Close' | Elise Foley | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod said Sunday the president's victory was a mandate on his vision for taxes, pointing out that a majo...

PICS: Rihanna Rocks The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 11.11.2012 | Style

This week was one of the most exciting and exhausting here at HuffPost Style. Between the presidential election and Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, we...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Obama won, Romney lost, rape turned out to be 2012's most surprising campaign issue, and Karl Rove refused to believe the math -- while his not-so-super Super PAC blamed its misspent $300 million on "very, very weak candidates." But it wasn't the GOP's candidates that were to blame; it was the party's narrow and sclerotic message. Romney actually attracted the vote of his party's usual coalition. But that's not enough anymore. The numbers aren't there, and are trending away from Republicans. "It's not a traditional America anymore," lamented Bill O'Reilly. "The white establishment is now a minority" -- replaced in his telling by black and brown people "who want stuff." Indeed they do; stuff like immigration reform, affordable health care, reproductive rights, and economic justice. For a two-party system to be healthy, both parties need to be in good shape. Right now the Republican Party is badly in need of a soul transplant.

Divided We Stand (But How Divided Are We Really?)

David Westin | Posted 01.10.2013 | Media
David Westin

The "party" in this case isn't blue or red. It's the media that, whatever its orientation -- right, left, or down the middle -- can agree on one thing: We're increasingly a country of people who want to choose up sides, go to our respective corners, and throw things at one another.

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Super PAC Success 'A Huge Mistake,' Says Campaign Finance Reformer | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 2010 election was a disaster for Democrats in Congress. The party lost 63 seats in the House of Representatives and six in the Senat...

Democratic Candidate Elected Washington Governor

Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

Jay Inslee (D) was elected the Governor of Washington, the AP reports. Inslee's opponent, Republican Rob McKenna, conceded on Friday. Inslee wa...

Veteran, 91, Has Voted In Every Election Since Roosevelt | Posted 11.09.2012 | Impact

For the 18th time in his life, Bill Lowery of Dexter Township cast his ballot for U.S. president on Tuesday. "I haven't missed an election since I'...

Axelrod Convinces Trump To Donate To Epilepsy Research On Twitter

Posted 11.09.2012 | Impact

David Axelrod had fun with this year’s election. First, he made a bet with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough to shave off his mustache if President Obama...