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Election 2013

Election 2013: Where Young People Really Won

Poy Winichakul | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Poy Winichakul

Politicians love us -- or if they don't, they at least fake it until they make it. I suppose this means young people are gaining ground. But where no one was watching, young people had even bigger wins this year -- as candidates.

"We Are Living in the World Occupy Made": New York City Voters Elect Mayor Who Vows to Tax the Rich

Democracy Now! | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Tuesday's election signaled a political sea change in New York City as voters chose a candidate who repeatedly emphasized his progressive vision. The ...

4 Election Examples Of The People Winning Out Over Corporate Interests

YES! | Sarah van Gelder | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact

Here are four cases in yesterday's election where people power won out over corporate interests. And one that went the other way. With the Supreme ...

Sam Stein

Top Dem Not Worried By Obamacare Hiccups Just Yet | Sam Stein | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The man tasked with electing Democrats to the House of Representatives is dismissing the newest round of conventional wisdom that the pr...

Republican Voters Reject Tea Party Candidate In Alabama

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Tea partier Dean Young has lost a Republican runoff election in Alabama's 1st district to fellow Republican Bradley Byrne. Young made headlines thi...

Byrne Wins Republican Primary For Congressional Seat

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Bradley Byrne won the Republican runoff in Alabama's 1st congressional district, defeating tea party-backed candidate Dean Young in Tuesday's election...

Congressional Candidates Face Off In Alabama Runoff

Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Bradley Byrne has won the runoff election in Alabama's 1st district. The Associated Press reported the victory. Byrne, a Democrat until 1997 and...

Republican Aims For Alabama Congressional Seat

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Republican Dean Young, who has made headline for his controversial remarks on gay rights and President Barack Obama's birthplace, is facing off agains...

Alabama Republicans Vie For Congressional Seat

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Two Alabama Republicans are battling in a runoff election to see who will be the GOP nominee in the race to represent the state's 1st congressional di...

Young Vies For Alabama Congressional Seat

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Businessman Dean Young is facing off against former state Sen. Bradley Byrne in a GOP runoff election in Alabama's 1st district on Tuesday. The two...

Byrne Vies For Alabama Congressional Seat

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Republican Bradley Byrne is facing off against fellow Republican Dean Young in a runoff election in Alabama today. The two are battling for the GOP...

Alabama Runoff Election Pits Republicans Against One Another

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Republicans Dean Young and Bradley Byrne are battling in a runoff election in Alabama's 1st district on Tuesday. The two entered a runoff after the...

Bradley Byrne, Dean Young Face Off In Congressional Runoff

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Republican congressional candidate Dean Young will face off against fellow Republican Bradley Byrne in a runoff election in Alabama's 1st district on ...

Germany Inches Toward a New Government: The Victory of the Status Quo Over Liberty

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Doug Bandow

The world's most watched elections occur in America. The world's most boring election occurred in Germany, characterized by debate over such critical issues as meat-free days in government cafeterias. As expected, Chancellor Angela Merkel was effectively reelected.

It Just Became Really Important for Brooklynites to Go Vote on November 5

Ben Townsend | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Ben Townsend

Unless he makes some terrible gaffe in the next few weeks, Bill de Blasio will most likely be the next mayor of New York City.

Cory Booker Wins Senate Primary: The Far-Left Wins Nothing -- Again

Bob Cesca | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

At every turn, the far-left stupidly undermines its political goals simply because it doesn't understand the realities of American politics. If perchance I'm wrong, and they do get it, they spend way too much energy trying to reinvent the wheel rather than, you know, winning.

Iran Election 2013; Listen Up, the Radicals Are Speaking

Shadi Sadr | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Shadi Sadr

It is time that Iranians make efforts to remove the negative connotations associated with the term "radical" so we may collectively help strengthen human rights advocacy in Iran.

Kenya 2013 Election Analysis: Raging Parties and Mass Violence

Valiant Lowitz | Posted 05.05.2013 | Comedy
Valiant Lowitz

When Kenya rages, it's a little different. The last time Kenyans went to the polls in 2007, the results were disputed and ethnically aligned gangs took the lives of more than 1,100 people during weeks of violent unrest.

LOOK: 2013 Elections Around The World

Posted 01.15.2013 | World

Another year, another set of elections. As 2013 takes off, several countries around the world are preparing to hold crucial votes. The Czech Repub...

Amanda Terkel

Progressive Favorite Makes Big Announcement | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Democratic congressman Tom Perriello has announced he will not be running for Virginia governor in 2013. "I have considered a ...

Amanda Terkel

Tom Perriello Reportedly Open To Running For Virginia Governor In 2013 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tom Perriello is reportedly considering a bid for Virginia's governor's seat in 2013, according to sources close to the former Democrati...

Candidate College: 10 Essential Tips for Running for Office

Morgan Pehme | Posted 03.05.2012 | New York
Morgan Pehme

Many citizens believe that they could do a better job in government than our elected officials, if only they had the chance to serve. Running for office, however, is an enormously complicated, confusing, and expensive endeavor.