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Midterm Elections

Fighting for Our Political Voice

Larry Cohen | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Money isn't speech and corporations aren't people. Most people get that. According to the U.S. Supreme Court, however, political contributions by corporations and the richest Americans actually are free speech and entitled to special protection. Even when they're made in secret.

Natalie Jackson

How HuffPost Forecasts Senate Elections: The Technical Details

HuffingtonPost.com | Natalie Jackson | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

The HuffPost Pollster Senate prediction model has three parts: averaging public polls, calculating probabilities race by race and calculating the over...

Kathleen Rice Has Voter Momentum in New York's Fourth Congressional District Election

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 11.07.2014 | New York
Chris Komisarjevsky

The push is on now during the remaining 60 days of the race to represent New York State's Fourth Congressional District in our nation's Capital. Representative Carolyn McCarthy wasted no time in endorsing Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice.

Elise Foley

Obama: Keeping Democratic Control Of The Senate Matters

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

Even if a Democrat-led Senate hasn't helped deliver much legislation to the president's desk, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday...

What Is at Stake in the Midterm Elections

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

With the 2014 midterm elections less than two months away, it is difficult to open up a political website or listen to kibitzers on radio or cable television without hearing the latest horserace analysis.

5 Ways The GOP Can Wrest Senate Majority From Democrats

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

Republicans need six new seats to control the Senate. Strategies to get there include: 1. Win the three easy ones. Republicans are heav...

Dire Data: When Voters Begin to Act Like Politicians

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Noah Fitzgerel

Politicians like data. But trends are a different story -- harder to confuse and more difficult to misapply, trends can spell out dire predictions for even the most data-toting politicians. And today's trends reveal a most moribund frontier in congressional deal-making: the end of moderate politics.

2014 Midterm Elections

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

With less than 10 weeks to go before the midterm Congressional elections Americans in general are frustrated with Washington. National polls show that about three-quarters of all Americans disapprove of the way Congress is doing its job. Because so much is at stake, this coming election day is not a time for eligible voters to stay home.

Obama Promotes Economic Gains As Elections Near

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics

MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "rev...

When Men Lose in Politics, It's Never Their Fault

Barbara Lee | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Barbara Lee

When women lose races, it's seen as a personal failing. When high-profile men lose, seemingly omnipotent outside forces are to blame. A sampling of press coverage of losses from Tom Daschle to Scott Brown to Mitt Romney to Eric Cantor helps paint the picture.

Voter Apathy?

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 10.27.2014 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

Voter apathy is ironic considering this election is important, since it determines the future of Congress and possible Supreme Court nominations, but it is what it is. Perhaps this was strategy all along.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Americans Stubbornly Unmoved By Parties' Best Midterm Pitches

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

After months of campaigning and with primary season nearly at a close, the midterm elections landscape remains decidedly un-gamechanged. Americans ...

Zach Carter

Koch-Backed Senate Hopeful Invested In Startup That Owes $100,000 In Delinquent Taxes

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

Republican Senate hopeful Monica Wehby's campaign touts her private sector experience, emphasizing that as a doctor, she ran a small business and "cre...

Campaign Advice for Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Benjamin Knoll

There's no shortage of campaign strategy advice in this year's Kentucky Senate race. In that spirit, I'll add my own two cents. If I were advising the McConnell campaign, I would say... Don't screw up.

What Women Think They Know About Gun Laws (And How They're Wrong)

Margie Omero | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

In the last decade, more women were killed by an intimate partner using a gun than troops killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. Come November, women across party lines may reward candidates working to solve problems, rather than leaning on partisan perceptions.

The Cost of Playing Defense on Women's Health

Justine Sarver | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Justine Sarver

The cost of fighting these attacks over the last 10 years has been significant. All told, women's health advocates have spent over $43 million playing defense on ballot measures. That's a staggering amount. But the true cost is even greater.

Gays, Politics and the 2014 Midterms

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

If you want your voice to matter and your vote to count, get off your couch, leave your parents basement and find the office of your local political party.

GOP Leads In Midterm Enthusiasm, But Gap Is Smaller Than In 2010

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

Republicans are more enthusiastic than Democrats about the upcoming midterms, but the gap is narrower than in past years that brought wave elections, ...

In 2014, Politics May Be Local. Really.

Greg Speed | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Greg Speed

What if this means that to some extent, as the old adage goes, all politics are once again local in 2014? Will this year be determined more by state and local dynamics, issues, and candidate qualities than the two previous midterms?

Executive Orders: Term-Limited Victories

Jackie Gardina | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Jackie Gardina

During President Obama's tenure, the LGBT community has seen an unprecedented recognition of our basic rights at the national level. Almost every victory, however, is because President Obama, not Congress, took action.

Major Spending On Elections Met With Total Apathy By Voters

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of vot...

Koch-Backed Group Shovels Money Towards Monica Wehby's Home Turf

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

A nonprofit funded by Charles and David Koch is reportedly spending almost $2 million on airtime in Oregon, where Republican Monica Wehby is campaigni...

Let's Strengthen - Not Endanger - Iowa's First-in-the-Nation Caucuses in 2016

Jean Hessburg | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Jean Hessburg

The number one goal of Democrats looking to reform the Iowa presidential caucuses should be simple: Don't mess up a good thing.

Keystone XL Decision Won't Come Until After November Elections

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

A final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline won't come until after the November elections, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. The Nebraska S...

What Are Crucial Comms Strategies to Cut Through hte Noise Before the Midterms

Robert Hoopes | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Robert Hoopes

The midterm electorate is comprised of the most passionate voters - devoted and engaged political activists who write letters to editors, blog, volunt...