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On the Ground 2008

Jason Linkins

FiveThirtyEight.Com: More Than Just Numbers | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From the beginning of the campaign, the people behind Barack Obama's bid for the presidency have been pretty adamant that one should expect big things...

Top 10 Most Overhyped of 2008

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Everyone is a sucker for the year-end lists. Beyond re-hashing highlights of hoopla, I propose revisiting the topics herein with hindsight, rather th...

2007 -- The Year that Time Forgot

Matt Stewart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matt Stewart

It's only natural that after our most recent 12-month carnival, 2007 would seem relatively blah. Every now and then, history lays an egg. What happened in 1957? 1910? 1887-1897?

Iowa: One Year Later

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

What's with the media coverage of Sarah Palin's grandkid, and is Palin the new Paris Hilton? Is that an improvement?

2008: What Will We Tell The Children?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Pull up a chair and settle in while I spin a yarn about 2008. The story actually begins 20 years into the future (visualize a clock advancing rapidly...

Sarah Palin: the All-in-One Reality TV Show

Monroe Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Monroe Price

Palin is one-person reiteration of everything from "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" (early round dismissal?) up through and including "Survivor."

Memo to Americans Spying for Another Country or Considering It

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Thomson

A recent Defense Department report cites cases of 173 Americans arrested between 1947 and 2007 for passing state secrets to al-Qaeda, China, Egypt, Cuba, Poland, Germany, Russia, North Korea, France, among others.

Bloggers: Get Thee to Congressional Staffs!

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

You twenty-somethings who are reading this, if you can't take your day job after being part of such a political earthquake like last week's election, go find your local Member of Congress and apply for a job.

Supposedly Safe GOP House Seat in CA Too Close To Call

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Despite voting with George W. Bush 94.4% of the time, this fall Calvert distributed mailers without a single mention that he belonged to the Republican party, proclaiming himself "An Independent."

Most Republican County in Indiana Delivers Obama Victory

Chuck Lasker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chuck Lasker

For the first time in 44 years, the state of Indiana voted for a Democrat for President. While we know about the massive coordinated Obama campaign vo...

Sam Stein

Voters Around The Country: Long Lines, Historic Crowds | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Send us your Election Day stories here. Read letters from HuffPost readers at our On The Ground page. Voters are sending in incredible stories from t...

Slow Voting Process in St. Louis

Jeanine Molloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeanine Molloff

Long wait times to vote represent a covert 'poll tax.' Many people in low-income neighborhoods in Missouri are hourly wage earners who cannot afford to lose a day's wages.

Voter Turnout: Hours Extended At One NC Polling Place

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Earlier today, voters encountered lines at some Triangle precincts, but the waits abated by the afternoon. Earl...

Send Us Your Election Day Pix

Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Shapiro

It's Election Day! What does it look like where you live? Snap shots of the lines wrapping around your city blocks, of enthusiastic volunteers, of polling places in chaos. We want to see it all -- the good, the bad and the ugly.

Your Voting Stories (Nov. 4 2pm Update)

Off The Bus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Off The Bus

Thank you, HuffPost readers, for sending your voting stories. If you haven't already, you can file them here. My polling place was a local Catholic ...

Sam Stein

Urban, Diverse Areas Not Given Enough Voting Machines | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TMZ, of all sites, has an interesting story up about a political saboteur telling Democrats in Deerfield Beach, Florida that they are supposed to vote...

Ohio Dispatch: Long Lines Early, But No Lines Now

Claudia Cruz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Claudia Cruz

Ohio got a bad rep after the 2004 Presidential Election because the long lines at the polls discouraged and disenfranchised urban working people and s...

Election Day Mishaps Bumming Durham Republicans

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

DURHAM, NC--It's raining in Durham, which tends to mean bad news for Democrats, but Republicans in this county look to be having a rougher start to El...

Campaigners Have Heavy Presence at Philly Polls

James Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Sanders

Campaigners for both political parties are not lagging around with their vote, and they are making sure that you don't either with tables and chairs l...

Jason Linkins

An American Muslim Woman's Vote In Tucson | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We want your stories! What was your voting experience like? What interactions have you had with the campaigns? Are you volunteering for a candidate? H...

Obama's Support in Suburban Texas May Help Down-Ballot Dems

Natasha Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Natasha Chen

One of the most Republican areas in Texas may have as much as 45 percent support for Barack Obama today. Electing Obama in Williamson County is a big ...

Your Voting Stories (Nov. 4 1pm Update)

Off The Bus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Off The Bus

Thank you, HuffPost readers, for sending your voting stories. If you haven't already, you can file them here. LA county - huge long lines everywhere....

Your Voting Stories (Nov. 4 Noon Update)

Off The Bus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Off The Bus

Thank you, HuffPost readers, for sending your voting stories. If you haven't already, you can file them here. What I entered happened to be lines ru...

PHOTOS: Waiting In The Rain To Vote In Virginia

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Amanda in Virginia writes: People were lined up starting at 4:30am here in Virginia Beach Virginia. Everyone was happy and chatting and drinking cof...

Mailbag: Big Turnout In Rural Missouri

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

David in Downing, Missouri: I am 51 years old and mixed race, (Native American & Caucasian), and this is the first time I have ever donated to a poli...