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The End of the Cold War

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Barack Obama just spoke on the telephone with the leader of Cuba to finalize the two countries' new relations -- an event that hadn't happened in over half a century. The Cold War is now almost completely a matter of interest only to historians, to put things into context.

GOP Official: Hillary Clinton Will Be Taken 'Seriously' In Texas

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

Though Texas is historically a red state, talk of a potential 2016 presidential bid by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's has at least one Lo...

The Real Winner: American Exceptionalism Defeats Extremism

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

One of the things that makes America exceptional is the genius, common sense and level-headedness of its people. They proved their mettle once again ...

All About the Swing: 2008, the First Debate and Now

Simon Jackman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Simon Jackman

On the eve of the second presidential debate, it is helpful to take stock of what current polling is indicating about the campaign.

Why IS Florida A Swing State?

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 10.12.2012 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A large, diverse and transient population lured by Florida's sandy shores, warm winters and lower cost of living has helped turn ...

How Well Do You Know Your Swing States?

Bill Lucey | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Bill Lucey

Of particular importance will be the attention paid to 11 key swing states (Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Nevada, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Michigan, Wisconsin, Virginia, North Carolina, and Iowa) to see which candidate will be able to seize the majority this election.

Mitt Romney Releases New Ads In Ohio, Nevada, Targeting Obama's Economic Record

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign released three new ads on Friday targeting President Barack Obama's economic record, two of the spots tailored to swing states ...

Romney May Win Florida If He Picks Minority Veep, Poll Says

Posted 08.01.2012 | Latino Voices

Mitt Romney's chance of winning the crucial swing state of Florida in November gets a boost if he selects either of two minority running mates, accord...

Why I Volunteer, Even Though I Can't Vote

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Meredith Wade I rolled out of bed at the ungodly hour of 8 a.m. on the first Sunday of summer to thrust clipboards at random strangers downtown, ho...

Jon Ward

'I'm Not For Anybody' | Jon Ward | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

PARMA, Ohio -- The sun was low in the sky, the air was thick with heat, and a few dozen residents of this working-class neighborhood in the Cleveland ...

Obama: 'There Will Be No Shortages Of Gaffes' This Cycle

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama opened his first major economic speech of the general election making light of his recent remark that the private sector is "do...

Latino Voters Double In North Carolina

The Huffington Post | Janell Ross | Posted 05.25.2012 | Latino Voices

The number of registered Latino voters living in North Carolina has doubled in the last four years, likely cementing North Carolina’s status as a sw...

Behind The Secretive Nonprofit Group That Could Make It Harder For Obama To Win Re-Election

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

Over the past six months, someone--or a group of someones--has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund an effort to change the rules of the 201...

Keystone Voters in PA Diner Audio Slideshow

The Ballot Box | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Ballot Box

Five central Pennsylvania voters explain their votes from a vintage diner in rough center city Allentown. Keystone Voters in Pennsylvania from alex ...

Canvassing in Colorado; Battleground Blues

Emily Cotler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Emily Cotler

"Hi, my name is Emily, and I'm a volunteer for Barack Obama's campaign for change..." I didn't really understand the term "Battleground State" until ...

World Series Fashion Trends and Their Presidential Parallels

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Both World Series teams happen to be from two important swing states, Florida and Pennsylvania. Kinda puts a new spin on the idea of a state being "in play," doesn't it?

PA Steel Town Undecideds Torn: Hardpressed But Wary of Government Assistance

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

JOHNSTOWN, PA-- Since a supporter at a Palin rally here waved a stuffed monkey with an Obama headband, and the county's own congressman declared "Ther...

"Stop Obama" Tour Rallies Conservatives

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

ELKO, Nev. -- A pro-John McCain / anti-Barack Obama bus tour stopped here Thursday morning, urging voters in one of the state's most conservative coun...

A Video Letter from the Nation's Mayors to Obama and McCain

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Ohio all face midyear FY2009 budget gaps and city governments are increasingly pessimistic about their economic health.

New Study: New Hampshire's Changing Demographics

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Warren

If tiny New Hampshire is a swing state, John McCain has more than a financial crisis and high anxiety to worry about there.

VA Liberals Stake Out Territory With Yard Signs

Emily Pease | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Emily Pease

Paul Reagan concedes that a yard sign isn't the best means of communication, but when your house is flanked on either side by the opposition, you need to take a stand. "It's primitive," Reagan said. "It's a way of staking out territory. I feel like there must be plenty of people who aren't McCain supporters, but it's the intimidation of all those signs."

In A Climate Of Fear, Let's Remember To Breathe

Judy Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judy Muller

As Barack Obama pulls ahead in the polls, his supporters are holding their collective breath, afraid to speculate on the outcome, afraid to say it out loud, lest the polling Gods curse their arrogance and spin this thing the other way.

On the Stump in Pa., McCain's Main Issue Is Obama

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

At a McCain event in Pennsylvania, the Lehigh County Republican chairman encouraged supporters to spend nights volunteering, saying, "Think how you would feel if you woke up on November 5th and Barack Obama--Barack Hussein Obama--were president."

Registering Voters

Alison Teal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alison Teal

Voting is an affirmation of life. It is a way to have a voice in your country's leadership and, through that, your country's future.

In Pittsburgh, Debate Bingo Not Reserved For Palin

Susan Kelley-Stamerra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Kelley-Stamerra

"Oh Yeah!" Ice Cream and Waffles in Pittsburgh's Shadyside area once again rolled out the carpet for debate watchers last night, but this time the deb...