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Hillary Clinton Taps Jay Z To Urge Young Black Americans To Vote

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.25.2016 | Black Voices

Jay Z’s getting (more) political. On Monday, Clinton’s campaign announced that the hip hop mogul will perform alongside unannounced special guest...

What Song Will You Sing While Voting?

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 10.10.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

You know who I'm not voting for? Those people who are throwing up their hands and discarding their precious vote. They won't vote because they don't like the candidates, they think the system is rigged, they have no idea how foolish and, yes, selfish, they are with this move.

But I Say: Why Abortion Is Not The Only Political Issue That Should Matter To Followers Of Jesus

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 10.03.2016 | Religion
Sarah Thebarge

The most common reason that people said they would continue to support Donald Trump, in spite of the warnings issued by Christian leaders like Philip Yancey and Max Lucado, was because ostensibly, Trump is anti-abortion.

How Trump's Setting His Own Traps

Bob Burnett | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Bob Burnett

As the 2016 presidential election enters its final phase, Hillary Clinton has a slight lead over Donald Trump. While it's still possible for Trump to win, this is unlikely to happen because of four traps he has set for himself.

Trump's Missing Money

Bob Burnett | Posted 08.12.2016 | Politics
Bob Burnett

If you're watching the Olympic games, you may have noticed "Hillary for President" ads. She's bought $13.6 million worth, while Donald Trump has bought none. In fact, since garnering the Republican nomination, he's spent $0 on TV.

The 5 Reasons You Should Be A One-Issue Voter

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 07.28.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

Truth is I've been a one-issue voter for most of my voting life. I didn't often want to admit it because I know some would say being so is unethical. If you put all your caring eggs into only one basket, the other caring baskets go empty.

Friday Talking Points -- Paul Ryan, Democrat?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Has Paul Ryan become so disaffected with Donald Trump that he quietly changed political parties, when no one was looking? We know the Washington Post just made a typo, but still, it's fun to think about, right?

Clinton vs. Trump: Consider 3 Factors

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Bob Burnett

In a Clinton-Trump contest, there is a path that leads to Clinton's victory. Clinton can neutralize Trump's divisive message by campaigning as a uniter.

Teflon Trump

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Gosh I wish my teflon pans worked as well as Trump's wisecracks. For thirty years Trump has been using the law to benefit himself and hurt others. An...

It's National Voter Registration Day. Here's How You Can Register To Vote.

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics

This post, which originally ran in 2015, has been updated to reflect the number of states offering online voter registration. Tuesday is National Vot...

Millennials Won't Fall for the Koch's 'Generation Opportunity'

Joy Lawson | Posted 08.21.2016 | Politics
Joy Lawson

It's no surprise that the Koch Brothers, notoriously right-wing billionaires, are using their fortunes to promote radical, conservative priorities to millennials through their organization, Generation Opportunity. However, it's clear that they'll face an uphill battle.

You Have a Voice

Marco Antonio Regil | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics
Marco Antonio Regil

When I was a kid I thought that one day someone will come and save the world. Today as an adult I understand that the responsibility for making the world a better place is mine and yours. It's time to wake up and be the change and for this change to happen, we have to get out there and vote.

How Facebook Is Shaping Who Will Win the Next Election

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 01.21.2015 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Facebook is in a peculiar and unenviable position -- no matter what its intentions are, even minor decisions will have political impacts.

Why Kay Hagan Lost In North Carolina

Erik Ose | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Erik Ose

During a presidential year with substantially higher turnout, Hagan more than likely would have been re-elected. When she won her first Senate term in 2008, Hagan outperformed Barack Obama in North Carolina by over 100,000 ballots, leading the statewide ticket with 2.25 million votes.

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Argue Their 2014 Ground Game Worked

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Don't laugh. Don't snarf your coffee. Democrats say their 2014 Senate race ground game worked. Sure, they're on the losing side of an...

7 Reasons to Vote Today

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.04.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Everyone is impacted by politics one way or another, though the extent to which might vary depending on your age, gender or net worth.

What Time Do The Polls Close?

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Tuesday is Election Day in America, so here's a roundup of when the polls close in each state. If you still haven't figured out where you have to g...

How You Can Help Save the Senate

Erik Ose | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Erik Ose

Now, on the eve of Election Day, it's tempting to throw up your hands, sit back and wait for the returns to come in.

Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections

Chris Cormier | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Cormier

Attention gay men: You need to vote on November 4. Here are a few campaign highlights as a Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections, because pundits don't know how to explain how important this election is in "gay man's terms." Meet your ballot box divas.

Women Must Vote for Democrats in 2014

Adrienne Elrod | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Adrienne Elrod

Women represent more than half the population, but hold less than 20 percent of the seats in Congress. Government should reflect the people it represents. We need more women to be elected officials. And more women are elected when more women vote.

It's Still the Economy, Stupid!

Bob Burnett | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

A month before the November 4 mid-term elections, the competition for control of the Senate is neck-and-neck. The improving U.S. economy hasn't increased Democratic prospects. What explains this?

Senate Shaping Up 50-50

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

When the new Senate convenes next year, the most influential person on Capitol Hill could be Greg Orman, the independent candidate for senator from Kansas, who I predict today will be elected in November.

Michael McAuliff

Senate Democrats Reveal Not-So-Secret Weapon In Campaign To Stay In Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- By all rights, Democrats in the U.S. Senate should be measuring drapes for smaller offices as they head home for an election season that...

Election Day Countdown -- Get Out the Vote Boot Camp Checklist

Christine Pelosi | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Your goal is to wake up the day after the election with no regrets. So rather than asking "what if?" 51 days from now, candidates, ask these 30 questions today.

Samantha Lachman

Here's How Progressives Plan To Beat Back The GOP Tide

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the problems for progressive groups this election cycle is that there isn't an Elizabeth Warren or a Tammy Baldwin on the ballot....