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Election 2012

Karl Rove-Backed Group Unveils Attack Ad

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

A new political ad is on the air in Nebraska attacking the state's former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey, who is running for his old seat again this year....

Mother's Day Is Over, and Many Moms Still Struggling

Margie Omero | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

New Gallup polling suggests the joys of motherhood can bring added challenges. The most striking finding is how much stay-at-home moms in particular suffer.

Winning in 2012: How to Mobilize Donors, Voters and Volunteers with Online Tools

Colin Delany | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Colin Delany

But to get someone to act, first you almost always have to ask -- and their answer determines whether or not you've succeeded. Therein lies the complexity -- how, when and what do we ask of people to help them realize their true political potential?

Lucia Graves

Obama Endorses Rep. Pete Stark, California Icon | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday officially endorsed Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.), the 20-term veteran of Congress who is facing a surpris...

Mitt Romney's VP Odds: Preakness Style

Jason Grill | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Jason Grill

Mitt Romney's next major campaign move, selecting his Vice Presidential nominee, might decide what looks to be a very close general election. If you don't believe me, look no further than Sarah Palin in 2008.

Teen Candidate Faces Mom's Opposition

Ridgewood Patch | James Kleimann | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

But a week later his mother Jeanne said the teen should focus on schoolwork when he begins his freshman year as a nursing student at Caldwell College....

How Odd That Mitt's Smitten With Clinton

Robert Reich | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

I was in Bill Clinton's cabinet. I was in charge of Clinton's economic transition team even before he became president. I've known Bill Clinton since he was 22 years old. Romney doesn't know what he's talking about.

Christie Would Give Romney 'Blue-Collar Appeal'

Martin Zabell | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Martin Zabell

Chris Christie would be the perfect vice presidential nominee on Mitt Romney's GOP presidential ticket if he is who his supporters say he is. Howeve...

Dear Pasty Republican Billionaires: Haven't You Got Anything Better to Do?

Graham Milne | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Graham Milne

These real-life Charles Foster Kanes have conquered the business world, crushed enemies in their wake and accumulated wealth to rival that of the pharaohs. But love remains elusive for them, no matter how many zeroes in their Cayman Islands offshore holding account.

Romney Takes Questions

Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday said that he disapproves of a Republican super PAC's plan to link President Barack Obama to Rev. Je...

Florida GOP Candidate Defends Campaign Attacks

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. George LeMieux (R-Fla.) has no regrets about character attacks on his Senate primary opponent, Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.), including charge...

Obama Campaign Calls 'B.S.' On Karl Rove

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's campaign on Thursday took aim at a recent attack ad released by Karl Rove-backed group Crossroads GPS, calling its claims "B....

Republicans Get Another Boost From The Koch Brothers

Reuters | Peter Henderson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

By Peter Henderson SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In the 2008 presidential race, Barack Obama was famously effective in using new technologi...

GOP's Possible PUMA Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Mitt Romney and the Republican Party establishment are currently in a bind over what to do with Ron Paul at the convention.

DeFazio Defeats 24-Year-Old Challenger

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) on Tuesday coasted to an easy win, predictably crushing his 24-year-old opponent Matthew Robinson, the son of DeFazio's on...

Lucia Graves

Pot Advocates Celebrate Big Victory In Oregon | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Pro-pot groups have reason to celebrate: Ellen Rosenblum, a retired appellate court judge who's been vocal in her support for Oregon's medical marijua...

Why Can't Mitt Romney Admit a Mistake?

Rick Newman | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Rick Newman

A humbler Romney would have acknowledged his role in the abuse, indicated his regret, and apologized to the victim in a meaningful way. Most Americans would buy that. Who hasn't done stuff as a teenager that they later wish they hadn't?

Reporters Blocked At Romney Event

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Several reporters covering Mitt Romney described being blocked from a rope line on Wednesday and prevented from asking the candidate questions at a St...

Behind The Dubya Factor In 2012

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After months of silence, George W. Bush finally weighed on the presidential race – with four short words. "I'm for Mitt...

Howard Fineman

Obama's 'Perfect Beast' vs. Romney's 'Hard Times' Pitch | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Jim Messina, President Barack Obama's campaign manager, is a soft-spoken Montanan who loves order, detail and teamwork. In 2008, when he...

Progressive Champion Fundraises For Controversial Dem

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Progressive champion Tom Perriello is fundraising on behalf of John Douglass, the presumptive Democratic nominee in Virginia's 5th Congressional Distr...

Lucia Graves

Republicans Overwhelmingly Support State Medical Marijuana Laws | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly three-quarters of Americans and more than two-thirds of Republicans believe federal officials should respect state laws on medica...

Marriage Equality: Can Polling Tell Us What It Means for Obama?

Margie Omero | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

Obama's support is already in the single digits with Republicans. How much less likely to vote for him can Republicans be?

Red to Purple to Blue -- The Collapse of the Republican Electoral College Base

Mark Siegel | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Mark Siegel

Demographics and politics are creating a new America, different from any of the Americas we have ever known or studied in the past. With the "blue-ing" and " purple-ing" of America, the elephant may soon become a dinosaur.

Election Monitor: Obama Campaign Sets Out to Define Romney

Steve Lombardo | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Steve Lombardo

In the last 10 days, team Obama has gone on the offensive, using a two-pronged issue strategy: one economic, and one social, that for about 48 hours put the Romney campaign on its heels.