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Election 2012

It's Official: Obama Wins Florida

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida's 29 electoral votes Saturday, ending a four-day count with a razor-...

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...

A Big Win, But Neither Warm Nor Fuzzy

Wayne Self | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Wayne Self

For me, this election wasn't about "we're all in this together" vs. "you're on your own," though I wish it had been. It was about whether or not we enable contempt for the electorate as a winning political strategy. A Romney win would have set a lot of awful precedents.

Election Over: Time for Progressive Dems to Face the Truth

Jeff Faux | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Jeff Faux

Whatever the demographic changes, if the Democratic Party produces another four years like the last four, it can kiss goodbye to the next election and probably several after that.

Results for Swing Counties

David Dent | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
David Dent

President Obama's performance in swing counties overall was mixed. In Colorado, the president won all five Bush-Obama counties, while he lost a majority of them in Iowa and Michigan.

Election 2012 and the Future of American Democracy

Glen Browder | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Unfortunately, the American people seem to be stubbornly split into two camps about what we want America to mean and how we want America to work in a changing world.

GOP Hardliners Peddle More Delusions

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

GOP hardliners will continue to win some local elections, but winning the race for the White House will be permanently off limits to them -- though this won't stop them from peddling their delusion that the America they longingly pine for no longer exists.

What 2012 Tells Us About Future Elections

Sayu Bhojwani | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Sayu Bhojwani

The role of minority voters, the presence of immigrant candidates on the ballot, and candidates' attempts to address policy concerns of minority communities are trends that are not unique to 2012 campaigns. In an increasingly diverse country, they are the new normal in American politics.

Romney's Latino Beating

Ryan Campbell | Posted 01.09.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

A look at margins of victory across the individual states paints a vivid portrait of a country that has changed enough demographically that the Republicans will no longer be able to fight popular policies that benefit the Latino community like the DREAM Act.

How The Republican Party Can Get Its Groove Back

Jane Devin | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Jane Devin

In order for the Republican party to get its groove back, it's going to have to stop clinging to the extreme right-wing fringes and find its center again.

The Words My Daughters and I Use to Describe This Election

Hayden Bixby | Posted 01.09.2013 | Women
Hayden Bixby

Newly-(re)elected dudes and sisters, please don't screw this up. There's still a lot of work to do.

Elise Foley

John Boehner Refuses To Say If He Supports Path To Citizenship | Elise Foley | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that comprehensive immigration reform would be a priority in the next Congress, but on...

It's Time to Get the Message

Ben Tripp | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Ben Tripp

Now we need everybody, Left and Right, to get engaged in the American project, and to respond to the actual issues that stand before us, not straw men set up as distractions. Otherwise the product of politics is never going to change, only the packaging.

Bain Capital: OK, You Can Stop Hating Us Now

Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

The rich people who tend to invest in private equity are probably more inclined to invest with Bain Capital than ever, precisely because it was a target of the angry Poors. Just to be on the safe side, though, Bain wrote its investors a love note yesterday just to make sure everybody was still cool.

Election Hangover

Meredith Haberfeld | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Meredith Haberfeld

It's so easy for all of us to fall into an, "I'll get to it" paradigm, until the moment is upon us... even when we know better.

An Encouraging Bump in the Road to Death Penalty Abolition

Ty Alper | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Ty Alper

Prop 34 moved the conversation light years ahead in this state, and it lost by a narrow margin. When we finally abolish the death penalty, in California, and in every state, we will look back at this defeat as a bump in the long road.

No Gloating, Please!

Jerry Adler | Posted 01.08.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Adler

The polls are closed, the votes are cast, the people had their say / And now it's time to look ahead, put differences away / Extend a hand in friendship as we turn to a new day.

The New Supermajority: Latinos and People of Color

Clarence Lusane | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Clarence Lusane

While Tuesday's election was an undeniable rejection by tens of millions of the politics of racial animosity, there should be no illusion that the racial panic being exploited by key leaders of the Republican Party and conservative movement is coming to an end anytime soon.

INFOGRAPHIC: After The Election, Moms Feel Optimistic About Their Daughters' Futures

Posted 11.09.2012 | Parents

Following the election on Tuesday night, leaders, Tweeters and critics weren't shy about sharing their post-election feelings. The Zeno Group conducte...

Charles Darwin, Big Bird, Sulu All Fail To Topple Republican

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Charles Darwin, famed British naturalist and the father of evolution who has been dead for 130 years, may not have been elected to Congress on Tuesday...

Attention GOP: Don't Quit Scraping Yet!

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey Shaffer

This is no time for the GOP to quit on MAWMs. As I used to hear during my high school football days: A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.