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The 1 Percent Are More Likely to Vote Than the Poor or Middle Class -- And It Matters, a Lot

Sean McElwee | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Does it matter that the wealthy turnout to vote at a rate of almost 99% while those making below $10,000 vote at a rate of 49%? It sure seems like it would, but for a long time many political scientists and journalists believed it didn't.

Republicans Are Running for Congress on Their 'Jobs Plan.' Slight Problem: It Won't Create Any Jobs.

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

On wages, their rejection of even the concept of a minimum wage shows that Republicans don't care if employers engage in a race to the bottom. Five bucks an hour isn't good enough for you? They'll just find someone else. I thought we'd settled that question during the Great Depression.

If Voting Didn't Matter

Robbie Gennet | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

Truth is, if 100 percent of 18-24 year olds decided to vote in the next election, they would landslide whatever candidates they backed and transform the country to their liking. And here is one big reason why they should: Citizens United.

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.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: How Much Will Voter Disaffection Help The GOP?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

Americans' disaffection with Washington continues unabated, but polls differs on whether that means a big "likely voter" advantage for Republicans. Ne...

Zach Carter

Chuck Schumer: Supreme Court Will Thwart Democrats For Decades If We Lose Midterms

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Republicans take control of the Senate in the November elections, the repercussions for the Supreme Court could thwart Democratic Par...

Threats to Women's Health Are Real and Voters Know It

Dawn Laguens | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Dawn Laguens

The danger in writing around facts like George Will does in his column about Gardner is that he misinforms voters about the real threats facing abortion access. If allowed to stand unchallenged, his column could do lasting damage.

20 Tips to Help You Ace Your Exams

Matthew Ogbeifun | Posted 12.20.2014 | College
Matthew Ogbeifun

We all dislike exams, and often times studying for them can be dreadful. But fear not, here are some effective study tips to help you ace your next exam!

Senate Forecast 2014

HuffPost | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

HuffPost Pollster begins by collecting every publicly released poll on the 2014 Senate races. We then use a statistical model to estimate the trend in...

Senate Still Up For Grabs

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The past week was a busy one out on the various campaign trails, as many candidates participated in televised debates. There were no monumental gaffes or screwups (so far) in these debates -- at least, not ones that gained national attention.

Tsunami, Tidal Wave or Earthquake?: The Battle of the Midterm Metaphors

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

The notion that we see our electoral politics as akin to the 2004 Indonesian tsunami or any of the countless other natural disasters which have killed millions without warning is telling. And what it suggests about who we are politically is of far greater concern than which party narrowly captures the Senate in November.

Turnout Fears Mount For Dems

The Hill | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics

The Democratic Party's worst fears about the midterm election look to be coming true. Polling in recent weeks suggests turnout on Election Day cou...

Profiles In Cowardice

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The United States Congress is currently abdicating one of its most solemn duties: declaring when America is at war, and with whom. This is nothing short of disgraceful, and every member of Congress who didn't actively push their leadership to hold a vote should be ashamed of themselves right now.

Don't Count Out The Down Ballot

Jeff Johnson | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Jeff Johnson

Ohio Secretary of State candidate Nina Turner has spent her entire career fighting for working families, stronger schools, and elections that allow all people to cast their ballot fairly, conveniently, and securely. We can support Nina and other down ballot candidates that have the ability to win if we would just show up.

Senate Election Overview

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Senate races are about as close as they can be. When we get closer to the election, perhaps the picture will clear up a bit more, but for now it's anyone's guess what will happen.

Breaking: GOP Has a Woman Problem! But Does It Matter?

Margie Omero | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

Here's a tough question for the left: Can Republicans still be successful even as they continue to alienate a majority of the electorate? In midterms, the answer is undoubtedly yes.

Michelle Obama Tells Democrats To Be 'Hungry' For Midterm Victories

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

First Lady Michelle Obama is joining get out the vote efforts ahead of the midterm elections, telling Democrats it's time to be as "passionate" and "h...

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, ...

Americans' Approval Of Congress Near Historic Low

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

Americans are on track to be unhappier with Congress this year than before any midterm election since 1974, according to a Gallup poll released Monday...

Five Ways the New Limits on Carbon Pollution Will Influence the Midterms

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Obama administration just did the most important thing it could to confront climate change right now: it set limits on carbon pollution coming from power plants.

Senate Electoral Dynamics in 2014 and 2016

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No matter the outcome -- whether Republicans gain control or Democrats narrowly retain it -- it is worth taking a look at the underlying dynamics of the Senate field for the next two election cycles.

Valerie Jarrett: Immigration Promise 'Lost In Translation'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett took to Twitter on Friday to reject reports that the Obama administration has a commitment from House Speak...

Another Poll Finds Democrats Facing Daunting Challenges For 2014

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

Democrats are likely to face a daunting challenge in November's midterm elections, according to a Pew Research/USA Today poll released Monday -- the l...

The 5 Most Important Findings in the New Harvard Youth Poll

Alex Wirth | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Alex Wirth

By a margin of 3 to 1, young Americans believe the United States should let other counties and the United Nations take the lead in solving international crises.

What Do Cliven Bundy, Phil Robertson and Ted Nugent Have in Commmon?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

It is impossible to disconnect the "states' rights," anti-government foundations of conservatism from the racism that hides beneath it, exposed nakedly every so often by the Cliven Bundys of the world.