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Lucia Graves

Poll: 82 Percent Say U.S. Losing Drug War

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans believe overwhelmingly that the U.S. is losing the war on drugs and are unenthusiastic about spending more money to win it, ac...

Lucia Graves

Dems Outpace GOP With Praise For Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

One day into the Democratic National Convention, the party's speakers had already said more positive things about President Barack Obama than GOP supp...

Group Rallies To Restore Weekend Voting Hours In Ohio

Video the Vote | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Video the Vote

Ohio has enjoyed early in-person voting since 2008, which allowed tens of thousands to vote before election day in order to avoid the long lines or po...

Lost In The Rhetoric: Affordable Care Act Provides Consumer Protections

Ruth Schulenberg | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Ruth Schulenberg

However the Supreme Court rules, it will be economically and politically unwise to scrap vital elements of a healthcare law that provides important consumer protections.

With POTUS In Town, SF Progressives Debate Relevance of Democratic Party

Alex Emslie | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Alex Emslie

The most cogent and controversial debate erupted around the validity of the Democratic party as a choice for voters disenchanted with policies of the Obama administration.

Tucson School Board To Decide On Controversial Mexican American Studies Program

Pamela Powers Hannley | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Pamela Powers Hannley

Members of the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board are expected to vote tonight on the fate of a controversial Mexican American Studies program. Will they accept the state's ruling that MAS violates the law? Will they vote to dismantle or modify MAS? Or will they further appeal the findings and accept the multi-million-dollar fines?

Rahm Emanuel Comes Out Swinging For President

Michael J. Hunt | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Hunt

Emanuel told the audience that there is no question about whether President Obama will continue to fight for the middle class and the values Democrats hold dear.

Ranks Swelling, Occupy Chicago Reaches Two Week Mark

Ryan Williams | Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago
Ryan Williams

What started as a small group of frustrated people asleep in the rain has transformed in just 14 days to a small movement that sometimes attracts 100 people or more to the corners of LaSalle and Jackson.

Occupy Utah?

Jake Rush | Posted 12.06.2011 | Home
Jake Rush

It's ironic that I have a laundry list of grievances with Chase, yet nonetheless bank with them. I need to cancel my accounts.

Biden, Broward County and a Bounty of Electoral Votes

The Huffington Post | Ron Levitt | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL –- The Democratic National Committee announcement over Labor Day weekend that Vice President Joe Biden will speak at Florida...

HuffPost Launches OffTheBus Citizen Journalism Project Ahead of 2012 Elections

Howard Fineman | Posted 09.06.2011 | Media
Howard Fineman

Here at The Huffington Post, we have a proposition for you. If you don't like the way we professionals cover politics, we invite you to do it yourself -- and we will show your work to the world.