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Election 2012

Mark Gongloff

Elections Give Financial Reform New Lease On Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

Wall Street's costly gamble to kill financial reform by betting heavily against President Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren in the 2012 election has b...

Tea Party Takes A Pounding

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Only four of the 16 Senate candidates endorsed by the Tea Party Express won on Tuesday, prompting some in the Republican Party to expect a battle over...

Paul Blumenthal

States Take A Stand Against Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Colorado and Montana voters overwhelmingly stated their disapproval of the campaign finance climate that emerged in the wake of the S...

HuffPost International On Obama's Reelection

Posted 11.07.2012 | World

Around the world people were reacting to the news that Barack Obama had been reelected as president of the United States. World leaders generally wish...

Victory, Opportunity, and a Challenge

Michael Brune | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

As all of us gird ourselves for more consequences of climate disruption, the American people deserve and demand strong leadership on this issue. Here's how President Obama can start delivering that leadership right now.

Tyler Kingkade

How Young Voters Became The Deciding Factor In The 2012 Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.07.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Mitt Romney lost the youth vote by a huge margin, and with it, he lost the presidency. Sixty percent of young voters who cast ballots c...

Rick Hill Defeated In Montana Governor's Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

By MIKE BAKER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OLYMPIA, Wash. — Republicans who had lofty ambitions for taking over governors' offices this year fell short ...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Fossil Fuel, Free Market Proponents Brace For Second Obama Term

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.08.2012 | Green

As it relates to energy and the environment, the 2012 presidential fight was, by almost any measure, historically expensive and deeply bitter, pitting...

Election 2012: A Silver Cloud With A Gold Lining As History Is Made

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Besen

In a sweeping election victory, barriers were broken, glass ceilings shattered and dreams realized, and the upstream struggle for LGBT equality suddenly felt like a fantastic flume ride at the amusement park. Against all odds, we won four referenda on marriage equality.

Democrat Projected To Win Montana Governor's Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Democrat Steve Bullock was projected winner of the Montana gubernatorial election by CNN and NBC on Wednesday. Bullock, currently Montana's attorne...

America Is Dead, Tea Party Proclaims

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

The Tea Party has had a rough 24 hours, and some groups are having an especially hard time accepting President Barack Obama's victory. The Cincinna...

Who Really Lost Last Night? Southern White Bigoted Men

John R. Talbott | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
John R. Talbott

Some people are claiming that minority groups like blacks, gays, Hispanics, women and Asians caused this election result last night. No, white men caused it by being so bigoted against everyone else other than white males.

No, The Stock Market Is Not Collapsing Because Obama Got Reelected

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

Well, we hope you are happy with yourself, America: You reelected President Obama and destroyed the stock market. That's what a bunch of angry Wall...

John Celock

Sherrod Brown: 'Karl Rove Had A Bad Night'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), the unassuming, unabashed progressive who was a top target for Republicans this cycle, faced down $40 milli...

Charles Darwin Cast Into 'Pit Of Hell' By GOP Candidate

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

On an Election Day filled with upsets, the father of evolutionary theory proved incapable of riding the wave down in Georgia. Fictional write-in ca...

Republican Conceded To Heitkamp In Key Senate Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.) conceded to Democratic candidate Heidi Heitkamp in the North Dakoka Senate race, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. ...

Romney Lost Because He Was Too Damn Good at Running... Against Himself

David Trumble | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
David Trumble

Something did occur to me as I watched Romney's workmanlike concession speech, and that was the thought that Romney was always going to lose this election.

Heidi Heitkamp Wins North Dakota Senate Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Democrat Heidi Heitkamp has won North Dakota's open Senate seat after Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.) conceded the race, reports the Associated Press. Heit...

INFOGRAPHIC: $6 Billion In Campaign Funds Could Pay For Half Of FEMA'S Budget

Posted 11.07.2012 | Impact

Though this year's election lacked the history-making narrative of 2008, it did set a different kind of record -- the heftiest price tag for any elect...

President Obama and Democrats Won Embracing Demography as Destiny

Christine Pelosi | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Presidents cannot win without policies to include and empower all Americans, not just the slices of communities needed for electoral success. President Obama and Democrats won a mandate to move us forward with jobs, healthcare reform, equality, and nation building here at home.

Election Monitor: Memo to GOP: It's Not Just a Math Problem

Steve Lombardo | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Steve Lombardo

President Obama captured reelection by running an entirely different campaign than the one he and his team executed in 2008, and his 2012 strategy fit the needs of the candidate -- and the times -- perfectly.

ADD YOUR PICS: Election Celebrations

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.07.2012 | Los Angeles

Even though LA is 2,000 miles away from Obama's party at McCormick Place, it didn't stop jubilant Angelenos from celebrating the election results. Som...

A Good Day in America

Sheila Quirke | Posted 01.07.2013 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

I distinctly remember the metallic noise of the curtain closing behind my Mom and I as she entered her votes. The curtains were blue and scratchy and the booth was small. I liked being inside, as the mysteries of voting were a lot less mysterious in there.

The Election Is Over: What Do We Do Next?

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

Wherever you fall on the political spectrum, if you're an artist, filmmaker, pastor, writer, teacher, business person, leader -- whatever, I would encourage you to keep moving forward. Create. Spark visions. Inspire people. Speak the truth.

Last Night We Made History

Noah Baron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Noah Baron

We reelected the first sitting president to endorse marriage equality. We elected the first openly gay senator. For the first time, we defeated a referendum to ban marriage equality, and for the first time, we passed marriage equality by referendum.