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Midterm Elections

The Conundrum of the Midterms

Marc Brownstein | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Marc Brownstein

The truth is, there are intelligent, well-spoken, educated people who just don't feel represented by the politicians in Washington; a lot of them. Is there a solution?

The Advice Christine Quinn Would Offer Young Women In Politics

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women

What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standout...

A Republican Midterm Wave Will Further Sink Black America

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The brutal reality is that a GOP controlled Congress, a GOP White House, a lock down Supreme Court and a majority of GOP controlled state legislatures and governorships would pose something that America hasn't seen in decades.

Defending Real Democracy, Starting in New York

Letitia James | Posted 12.31.2014 | New York
Letitia James

For all the manufactured "Republican versus Democrat" drama that dominates today's cable news and political rhetoric, the most striking feature of our present-day democracy is not partisan divide -- it's a corrupt system that protects incumbents from the consequences that real democracy brings.

Sarah Palin Predicts 'Shocker' In Heated Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) thinks the results of the Louisiana Senate race will be quite the "shocker." She's not worried about the incumbe...

Eliot Nelson

One Of America's Most Politically Toxic Congressmen Is Going To Be Re-Elected -- Here's Why | Eliot Nelson | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. -- All politics is local, except when it isn't. That's the lesson being learned in Kansas' 1st Congressional District, where tea party...

There's a 72-Hour Imposed Waiting Period for Abortions (And This Is Why You Need to Know About It)

H. Alan Scott | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
H. Alan Scott

Half of all states have a mandatory waiting period of 24 hours, but Missouri, South Dakota and Utah took it a step further. And sorry not sorry, if your pregnancy falls on a weekend or holiday, you've got to wait even longer.

The Second Term Midterm Presidential Curse

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Hobratsch

If President Obama loses the Senate on November 4, it will not be so much a mar on his presidential legacy as it will be a continuation of a recent two-term presidential tradition.

Why Women Are the Supervoters in This Year's Midterm Elections

Anna Galland | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Anna Galland

Women across the country do amazing and powerful things every day, but we have a special superpower right now: Our votes.

Betting Against Latino Voters Is a Bad Move

Randy Borntrager | Posted 12.30.2014 | Latino Voices
Randy Borntrager

It's official. In case there was any doubt left, this election cycle shows that the GOP's hyped-up "rebranding" efforts with Latino voters have been all but abandoned. Not only is this anti-immigrant bigotry morally wrong, it's also bad politics.

Ryan Grim

Liberal Lurch: Both Parties Find Progressive Jesus In Dying Moments Of Campaign | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the GOP has effectively locked down the campaign for the House and is in a good place to win control of the Senate, the contours o...

Mark Begich Courts Independent Voters In Alaska Senate Race

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

By Steve Quinn JUNEAU, Oct 29 (Reuters) - In family video footage recorded in 1970, a young Senator Mark Begich is seen in a bucolic p...

Independents, Anti-Incumbent Wave Could Create Election Day Surprises

Bill Schneider | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Bookmakers put the odds at a Republican takeover of the Senate at 80 to 90 percent. Sounds pretty close to a sure thing. Is it all over for Democrats? Maybe. But there are still some wild cards out there.

Senate Battleground Tilts Away From Dems

The Hill | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

Democrats’ path to holding their Senate majority has narrowed, with Republicans pulling ahead in critical states and on the cusp of upsets in severa...

Democrats Are 'Disgusted' With Politics? Boo Hoo

Carla Seaquist | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

How does not voting in the coming midterm elections put things right? For that matter, how does it put things right to swear off forevermore all politics, a threat heard from Democrats across the land?

It's Ebola, Stupid

Erica Payne | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Erica Payne

Now is our chance to argue for government -- one that is well-funded and run by people who believe in the critical role it can and must play. Look around, do you see a corporation stepping in to solve the Ebola crisis?

Here Are The Biggest Campaign Whoppers Of The 2014 Midterms

FactCheck.Org | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on By the time the last polling booth closes on Nov. 4, a staggering amount of money — $4 billio...

Democrats Scale Back Spending In South Dakota Senate Race

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT and HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are scaling back their spending in South Dakota, as recent polls show the Republican nominee, former Gov. Mike Ro...

My Vote Doesn't Define Me -- Or You

Phu Nguyen | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Phu Nguyen

Today, tomorrow, and in all my days before I die, I will be the president of my life despite who I vote to be the president of the United States. I take ownership of my failures and my successes, and I think the country would be significantly changed if we all did across all parties.

Obama Kicks Off Rare Campaign Swing For Midterm Elections

AP | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is kicking off a weeklong, six-state campaign spree with a visit to Wisconsin. Obama will attend a rally...

Sec. Of The Interior: Millennial Voters Can Turn The Tide On Climate Change

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Despite the partisan squabbles that seem to be consuming Congress these days, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has faith that millennials can ma...

Why Major Sports Leagues Are Spending BIG On Midterm Elections | Posted 10.28.2014 | Sports

For many election watchers, tuning into a football or baseball game can be a welcome diversion from the daily grind. Behind the scenes, however, North...

The Election Detection Kit: 10 Ways to Catch Someone Lying about Voting

Tony_Diaz | Posted 12.28.2014 | Latino Voices

My name is Tony. I'm a citizen. And I've lied about voting. I'm not proud of it. But I'm also ready to do something about it. So, this time around, I voted early. And, just like former hackers who go on to help catch other hackers, I'm going to give you 10 ways to bust someone who is lying about voting.

Politician Who Has Been Dead Since 2009 Just Weighed In On New Hampshire Senate Race

Bloomberg | David Weigel | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

Granite State Republicans successfully place an old op-ed from the 2008 Senate race, written by a dead man....

Where To Vote For Election Day 2014

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

Election Day 2014 is almost here, and the tool below, created by The Pew Charitable Trusts in partnership with Google, can help you figure out where t...