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Midterm Elections

ABC News Taps Nate Silver For Election Coverage

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.04.2014 | Media

Elections are polling genius and FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver's bread and butter. In 2008 he famously predicted the winner of the presi...

You're All Idiots, So Vote

Richard Zombeck | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

It's nothing new to feel like our intelligence is being questioned. There has always been a sense that we're being talked down to and that most of what is said is gibberish to placate and appease us without really saying anything of substance.

The Price of Failure and Rise of Extremism: How Democrats Blew It

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Hating Obama should not be an effective political organizing strategy, but is indeed in the absence of any effective Democratic backbone to counter right-wing absurdities. Democrats deserve their losses; they ceded the battle before it began.

What a Republican Senate Would Mean for World Politics

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Kevin A. Lees

Republican control in both houses of Congress might not actually be the worst thing for the Obama administration. It might actually be to Obama's advantage on two key issues -- trade and immigration.

Midterm Elections and the Promise of a Non-Functioning Democracy

Jurriaan Kamp | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Jurriaan Kamp

Somewhere at the core of the idea of democracy is the notion that the people -- or their representatives -- get together for a dialogue out of which insight and vision may emerge. Sharing ideas means listening as much as talking.

How An Election Night Loss Can Be Your First Victory

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

Knowing what to say and how to act in your campaign's lowest moment can be the spark that helps you kick-start your next successful run for office. It's an audition for the role you didn't know you were up for. In short, people are watching. Make it good.

GOP Forecast To Take Over Senate

Pollster | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

HuffPost Pollster begins by collecting every publicly released poll on the 2014 Senate races...

Election 2014: The Seinfeld Election About Absolutely Nothing Ends Its Run

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Say a fond farewell to the 2014 Seinfeld campaign. Unfortunately, it probably won't be the last corrupt big money-dominated campaign about absolutely nothing.

Making Our Voices Heard, Number One Reason for Latinos to Vote

Dulce Saenz | Posted 01.03.2015 | Latino Voices
Dulce Saenz

With everyone eagerly anticipating the results of the elections on Nov. 4th, it's becoming clear that the Latino community wants to make a statement by showing up at the voting booth.

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...

Zach Carter

Eight Things You Probably Didn't Know About Mitch McConnell And Kentucky | Zach Carter | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

A year ago, before Sen. Mitch McConnell knew the name of his Democratic opponent in this year's race, The Huffington Post traveled across Kentucky att...

Passing the Midterm (Election, That Is)

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 01.03.2015 | College
Aryanna Prasad

As a Political Communications major and a political junkie, I've adjusted my expectations for debates. Debates do not help you decide who to vote for -- they reaffirm your belief in the candidate you've already chosen.

Zach Carter

How Obamacare Could Save Alison Lundergan Grimes | Zach Carter | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most polls show Alison Lundergan Grimes trailing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky's closely watched Senate race. But a...

Democrats Often Leave Out the Economic Topic Sentence: "We Need to Get More Money in the Hands of Hardworking Families."

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Reviewing campaign websites and debate transcripts from across campaign 2014 we see many Democrats making strong economic arguments but many others missing opportunities to present a coherent message. By contrast, the Republicans nearly all sound the same.

Blacking Out the Vote

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Laura W. Murphy

Voters are facing an ugly surprise on their way to the voting booth on Tuesday. What most people don't realize is that since 2006, some 34 state legislatures have worked diligently to chip away at the fundamental right to vote -- and overwhelmingly, people of color are the target.

3 Countries That Will Be Watching the Midterms on Tueday

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 01.02.2015 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

By virtue of America's superpower status in international affairs, millions of people around the world will be tracking the polls and watching the results. And three countries in particular, all of whom reside in the Middle East, will be glued to the television as the votes are counted.

How The Koch Brothers Are Bait and Switching Voters

Erik Ose | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Erik Ose

As the Koch brothers and their ultra-wealthy cronies think they've figured out, a little chicken manure goes a long way when it comes to misleading voters into supporting the GOP.

The Biggest Issue In Maryland's Governor's Race? High Water

Mike Tidwell | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Mike Tidwell

You want policies that will yield more renewable energy and more energy efficiency for Maryland. Decisions made in this decade will make all the difference in whether we have livable communities for ourselves, our children and future generations.

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.

LCV's Dirty Dozen: The Names Are In

Gene Karpinski | Posted 01.03.2015 | Green
Gene Karpinski

This year's candidates found themselves targeted by our program for a similar reason: blocking progress on climate change.

Take Action and Vote

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 01.03.2015 | Latino Voices
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

While it is true that across the nation there are those working night and day to roll back voting rights and erect obstacles to voting, ultimately we are in control of our own destiny. We can push back by voting.

Millennials Need to Vote -- For Themselves and Their Country

Matt Camarda | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Matt Camarda

To millennials (and most Americans), politics looks ugly, privileged and -- worst of all -- useless. The problem is that politics affects us whether or not we're engaged, and by not voting, millennials perpetuate a vicious cycle of apathy and cynicism that too many are happy to exploit.

Money, Politics and Democracy Depraved

George Mitrovich | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
George Mitrovich

I believe in government, which is established through the means of politics. The government we get and the political means by which it is derived is imperfect, and to expect perfection from either is overly idealistic or dangerously ignorant.

Joe Biden Predicts Democrats Will Keep The Senate

Reuters | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden predicted Democrats would retain control of the U.S. Senate in Tuesday's congressional e...


Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

To those Democrats who don't think this election is important enough for them to exercise their precious right to vote, especially African Americans, Latinos, the young, and women, you will only have yourselves to blame for what comes next. And, yes, it can get worse.