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Sam Stein

RNC Pushes Back On Study That It Cost Party Two Senate Seats | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee and some GOP allies are pushing back on a study that pins the loss of at least two Senate seats on the...

You -- Yes, You -- Can Still Make a Difference

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

If you headed down to your local Democratic party headquarters to knock on some doors; if you called, emailed, Facebooked, Tweeted every Democrat you knew; we would surprise the hell out of those Republicans smoking victory cigars.

Ten Reasons Why I'm Spending This Election Day on the Phones

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

It's tempting to spend every spare moment watching the projected results, but that changes nothing. Whatever the results, at the end of the day, I want to be able to say I did what I could.

No, Really: If You Don't Vote This Time, It Is Your Fault

Larry Womack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Womack

A three or four point swing or pollster miscalculation in either direction moves projected results from continued Democratic control of the House to an 80-seat Republican victory that it could take decades for Democrats to overcome.

Now, Here's How to REALLY Restore Sanity

Jeremy Bird | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Bird

You came, you rallied, you restored sanity -- almost. There's still some crazy out there, and that's why grassroots volunteers with Organizing for America are stepping it up to get voters to the polls in the elections just three days from now.

The Scariest Words in the English Language: "Speaker Boehner" and "Majority Leader McConnell"

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Whatever the shortcomings of Obama and the Congressional Democrats, anything is better than Republicans in power. If they're as successful as predicted, the country and the world will be far worse off Wednesday morning.

Letter From Paris: Shame on Anyone Who Doesn't Vote!

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

So what's happened to this generation? Have our schools so utterly failed in teaching how important the right to vote is in a democracy?

The Democratic Path to Victory in the House

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Most of the punditry continues to assume that the die is cast -- that Republicans will win control of the House this fall. Certainly that outcome is entirely possible. But there is a Democratic path to victory next Tuesday.

Ready for Election Day? Take GOTV Campaign Boot Camp Quiz

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Over the next 7 days, last-minute campaigning will separate winners from losers. To convince people to exercise our right to vote, you must flex your organizing muscle. Take the Campaign Boot Camp GOTV Quiz and make sure you're in top shape to succeed.

Amanda Terkel

New MoveOn Ad Warns Of Bleak, Dystopic Corporate Future If Republicans Win In 2010 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics has released an edgy, technologically innovative get-out-the-vote ad depicting a bleak dystopia run by a group called "RepubliCorp," meant ...

I Know, I Know. Vote Anyway!

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

I understand the "plague on both your houses" reaction. So it's with that in mind that I say this: Vote anyway. Please. And vote with enthusiasm, if such a thing is possible. I think it is possible.

One Wisconsin Now Encourages Voters To 'Turn Off The Hate. Get Out The Vote' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Progressive group One Wisconsin Now is out with a new web ad encouraging people to counteract the voting enthusiasm coming from Tea Party groups, cons...

Sam Stein

Democrats Working Ground Game As Conservative Groups Storm The Airwaves | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From mid-August through mid-October, nearly every dime of independent expenditure money spent by the conservative group American Crossroads went to po...

Two Weeks Out -- Nine Reasons Why Democrats Will Keep Control of the House

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

With two weeks to go in the 2010 mid-term elections there are a number of good reasons to believe -- contrary to most conventional wisdom -- that Democrats will still control the House once the smoke clears from the electoral battlefield.

10-2-10 Rally Gives Progressives a Chance to Stand Up Straight

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Sometimes the day-to-day back and forth of politics can cause us to forget what's really at stake and the gulf between progressive and right-wing values -- the difference between our vision of society and of the other side.

African-American Voter Turnout in 2010 May Hinge on the President Who Happens to be Black

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

An African-American friend told me that "Obama is not the African-American President. He's a black man who happens to be the President." Will that no...

Sam Stein

Steele Already Targeted For Blame Should GOP Stumble In 2010 | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

News that the Republican National Committee had just over $5 million cash on hand for the stretch run of the 2010 elections has sparked operatives in ...

Man on The Street: The Vote Wants You To Get Out for It on Health Care

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

I stood outside of a town hall meeting the other day to interview people who had participated and recorded this really amazing interview with one of the more influential speakers on health care reform.

Iran: No Easy Solutions but Kam, Kam...

Mark Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Fowler

The U.S./Iran relationship has reached such a low point that we must virtually deconstruct it to its base and reconstruct it brick by brick. Kam, Kam (little by little) as the Iranians say.

Democracy in Iran: Change Begins at the Ballot Box

Mark Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Fowler

President Obama has made a very public offer to the Islamic Republic and while their response so far is not encouraging, it was not altogether unexpected by those who know Iran.

Friday Talking Points [60] -- Democratic Assertiveness Training

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What a week! With Congress back in session, with the excitement of newly-elected members being sworn in (or barred at the door, as the case may be), ...

Joe Scarborough: A Republican Official Told Me Last Week It's Over, Obama Won

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Florida resident Joe Scarborough talked about Barack Obama's incredible get-out-the-vote initiatives in his home state, replicated nationwide, with Da...

Every Morning Voting in Rural VA

Adrienne Birecree | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adrienne Birecree

My husband and I got up at 5am this morning so we would be at our polling place before it opened at 6am. We definitely knew where we were going. If w...

Campaigners Have Heavy Presence at Philly Polls

James Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Sanders

Campaigners for both political parties are not lagging around with their vote, and they are making sure that you don't either with tables and chairs l...

Devotion, Suspicion and Excitement in Louisville

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gail McGowan Mellor

In the heavily African American area of well-kept middle class houses next to Shawnee Park, in Louisville, Kentucky, people across from the polls at ...