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Out of Touch GOP Rapidly Seals Fate With Majority of Ordinary Americans

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The Republican Leadership may be doing just fine with the Wall Street crowd and extremists who oppose birth control, but for the majority of ordinary Americans its actions over the last several weeks have rapidly begun to seal its fate as a minority party.

National Popular Vote Is Good for All Americans

Rob Richie | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Rob Richie

The National Popular Vote plan is constitutional, nonpartisan, and better for all Americans than our current system. An interstate compact, it will guarantee the election of the candidate who wins the most popular votes in all 50 states and D.C.

Ted Cruz Pays Visit To Former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) passed through New Hampshire over the weekend, paying a visit to former Gov. John H. Sununu, the NH Journal reported Sunday. ...

Why Ukraine's Next President Doesn't Matter

James Stafford | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
James Stafford

From a business standpoint, the economic and political situation will not show signs of stability until next year. At the same time, the intuitive investor may see opportunity ripening.

A Year Of Presidential Elections In Latin America

VOXXI | Gabrielle Meyer | Posted 03.17.2014 | Latino Voices

With seven out of 19 Latin American countries holding presidential elections in 2014, this year is monumental for shaping the course of Latin America...

Dole Is Conservative, Cruz Is Not

David Jenkins | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
David Jenkins

Last week at CPAC, with his cock-sure arrogance on full display, Senator Ted Cruz mocked former Republican presidential nominees Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney as candidates that do not stand on principle.

Sherrod Brown Is 'Really Happy' In The Senate, Insists He Has No 2016 Aspirations

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

Despite MSNBC host Chris Matthews' persistent efforts, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) insists his name will not be on the Democratic presidential ticket ...

Keeping the Electoral College and Electing the President Who Gets the Most Votes: It's a Simple Matter of Agreement

Alan B. Morrison | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Alan B. Morrison

In recent years, a new movement -- called National Popular Vote (NPV) -- has figured out another way to democratize our presidential election.

Can the Christie Bridge Scandal Damage Democracy?

Brian Ross | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

With Chris Christie's ongoing Bridgegate "scandal," U.S. democracy might be joining the New Jersey governor's political future, going the way of the Dodo bird as well.

Pro-Obama Super PAC Jumps In The Ring For 2016 With New Leadership

The Washington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, the super PAC that helped give President Obama air cover during his hard-fought reelection campaign, is set to announce a new l...

Who's Jumping Through Which Hoops For 2016?

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton as couch potato didn't last long. Was anyone surprised? While she was getting back in the game, others who might ...

Honduras Will Conduct Recount In Presidential Election

AP | Posted 12.03.2013 | Latino Voices

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras' electoral court says it will recount vote tally sheets for the presidential election after receiving a fraud ...

Biden Positions Himself For 2016

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden may run for president in 2016, or he may not. But he wants you to know he could. Iowa. New Hampshire. South Carolina. Mi...

The Electoral Vote Changes: Follow The Constitution

Richard Greener | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Richard Greener

Come on, raise your hand if you think our Constitution contains a single word about a popular election for the office of President of the United States. Sorry, but nowhere does it say there must be an election of any kind outside the Electoral College.

Seriously?

Salon | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

Here we go again....

Iowa Governor: Key GOP Event 'Has Outlived Its Usefulness'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R) suggested the Iowa Straw Poll, a 33-year-old Republican ritual, is no longer a useful part of the GOP presidential pr...

How President Obama Took Race off the Table -- Again

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

In 2012, Obama built up an impregnable firewall of trust and loyalty and admiration across all ethnic lines. The slightest racial dig, inference, let alone the crude race baiting against him from some circles, was met with instant and fierce public outrage.

PHOTOS: 9 Post-Election Getaways For Exhausted Voters

Necee Regis | Posted 01.07.2013 | Travel
Necee Regis

Face it: Whether your candidate wins or loses you're going to need some serious R & R.

PHOTOS: Which Candidate Makes The Best Seat Mate?

Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel

Some of the most popular politicians in the country aren't up for election on Tuesday, a new survey of fliers reveals. Working from a poll of more ...

Heart Solutions

Wendy Strgar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

If we want to build a nation that can outlast the massive changes that our environment will continue to demand from us, the only path that can hold us securely is a compassionate one.

The U.S. Navy and U.S. Military: It Is Not Their Numbers, It Is Their Strength

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

The contention by the GOP presidential candidate that the present U.S. Navy's somewhat smaller active ship inventory than in 1917 has a direct and ne...

Could a Third Party Candidate Naderize President Obama?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

In any other election, the third-party candidates would be applauded by millions of Americans and even get their votes, and deserve to get their votes. But this election is not that election. Romney has made sure of that.

Art of Detecting a Lie :The Presidential Candidates

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Shaahin Cheyene

Anyone can be trained to detect a lie quickly and with a fair degree of accuracy. Here are three keys to successful detection during the presidential campaign.

What Were the Most Controversial Presidential Elections in American History?

Quora | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Nate Cohn, electionate@TNR I'll post about 1824, when John Quincy Adams became the Pres...

How Twitter Is Wrecking the Elections and More... Probably

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 12.18.2012 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

The Tea Party may love to make references back to the Founding Fathers and the Constitution, but really the culture we have created (and continue to create) is vastly different from what the nation was like 150 years ago. And it's only going to get worse.