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Election 2012

WATCH: Nate Silver Victory Lap Continues

Posted 11.09.2012 | Media

New York Times blogger Nate Silver was the topic of a "Today" show segment on Friday, continuing his victory lap after accurately predicting the outco...

Texas GOP Official Calls For 'Divorce' From Obama-Supporting U.S.

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

As some Republicans continue to cope with the prospect of another four years under President Barack Obama, a Texas GOP official is floating a simple w...

Congratulations, President Obama! Our Work Will Continue Stronger Now More Than Ever

Maria Gomez | Posted 01.08.2013 | DC
Maria Gomez

President Obama, thank you for reigniting hope for change in our nation. Your service and commitment to this wonderful nation is deeply appreciated. We promise to work with you to get the support you need to ensure a better future for all of our children.

Conservatives' 'Chief Psychologist'

Posted 11.09.2012 | Media

Conservative pundit Laura Ingraham filled in for Bill O'Reilly Thursday night and discussed what she called the pervasive despair spreading within the...

Yes We Can, We Did, and Now Obama's Second Term Is Our Responsibility

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Morning in America already feels too much like a hangover. The house is still a wreck, the family is dysfunctional and there are enormous bills to pay that are not about to go away.

Be Bold Mr. President

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

It is time for the president to be bold and use an "all hands on deck" approach in order to galvanize Congressional support around solutions. The president should also be transparent with the American people, in effect, "crowdsource" ideas, and include them in the process.

Romney's Defeat Spotlights Clash Of Generations | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

There was no exit sign, no milepost. But in this week’s election, America unmistakably turned onto the road of sustained competition and conflict be...

Chris Christie Called Obama, Emailed Romney

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) told reporters Thursday he reached out to President Barack Obama with a personal phone call to congratulate him on ...

Jillian Berman

Businessman Fires Workers, Blaming Obama Victory | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.09.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A man claiming to be a Georgia small business owner said he fired some employees and cut hours for others because of President Barack Ob...

What Was The Secret To Democrats' Success In Virginia?

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Olympia Meola | Posted 01.08.2013 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- In another high-turnout election, Tuesday's contest showed that while the margins ebbed slightly, President Barack Obama's domination...

There's No Going Back!

Lorri L. Jean | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lorri L. Jean

What a difference four years make! In the progress of social justice movements, it's rare to see change happen this quickly, but the tide of LGBT civil rights has turned. Tuesday's election is historic for everyone who supports our country's principles of freedom and justice.

John Celock

Afghanistan Vet Beats Back Voter ID Advocate | John Celock | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

A last-minute infusion of $525,000 from a Washington, D.C., Republican group did not propel a Republican voter identification advocate into the Missou...

WATCH: Local Traffic Reporters Directs Fleeing Romney Supporters To Canada

Posted 11.08.2012 | Media

A local Tulsa, Oklahoma traffic reporter answered a special request put forth by some viewers on Wednesday. "I know a lot people said that if their...

Adam Carlson

Dems Make Hopeful Gains In House | Adam Carlson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Democrats retained the White House and the Senate on Tuesday night, but they fell about 18 seats short (give or take a few still-undecided races) of w...

Romney Campaign: We Lost Florida

Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign said that President Barack Obama won the state of Florida in the race for the White House. The Miami Herald reports that Ro...

So Proud: Thoughts After Midnight

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

As I sat on my stairs listening to President Obama, unwilling to move lest I miss a single word, I felt waves of relief and joy. My civil rights mean everything to me. And they mean something to my president, too.

The Gay Rights Election

Richard Socarides | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard Socarides

It has been "Washington groupthink" that gay issues are dangerous for elected officials, even ones who are sympathetic to our cause. It is now a new day. Politicians need to recognize that their embrace of us not only is the right thing to do but leads to success at the ballot box.

Post-Election Ideas for Updating Your Now-Lonely Facebook Page

Melissa Sher | Posted 01.08.2013 | Parents
Melissa Sher

We need to get posting again, America. Don't have any ideas? Borrow some of these.

'They're Panicking in Herds... They DO Panic in Herds!'

David Trumble | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
David Trumble


On LGBT Equality, It's Very Clear Where The Trend Lines Are Going

Joe Sudbay | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Sudbay

The arc of the moral universe bent a bit more toward justice on Tuesday. The president helped move the issue of LGBT equality forward -- and his reelection campaign was helped by moving it along, too. There's a new conventional wisdom: LGBT equality is a winning issue.

Elise Foley

Senate Democrats Gear Up For Immigration Reform Fight Post-Inauguration | Elise Foley | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are planning to quickly revisit immigration reform after President Barack Obama's inauguration, according to several De...

Was This a Transformational Election After All?

Jerry Lanson | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

America's voters didn't only choose a new president Tuesday. They also gave notice that neither money nor intimidation can turn American politics back to either the last century or old power relationships.

WATCH: GOP Senator: 'Stupid' Comments 'Tainted' Republican Party

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) leveled harsh criticism against members of her own party during an appearance on CNN on Thursday. "We had Repub...

Key Factor In Obama Win Sparks Republican Concern

Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER -- Omayra Vasquez blinks and does a double take when asked why she voted for President Barack Oba...

Obama Wins The Way His Campaign Predicted

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- In the end, President Barack Obama won re-election exactly the way his campaign had predicted: running up big margins with women and minori...