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Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson star in Obama spot

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

Originally published at Queen Latifah and Jennifer Hudson are the latest A-list singers/actresses to join up with Team Obama. Th...

Ending an Apathetic Era

Maegan Carberry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maegan Carberry

I had an interesting series of experiences this week which gave me pause regarding the logistics of election day readiness, particularly how this will play out with the first-time voters.

Yes We Can, Yes We Will: College Democrats are Prepared to Mobilize Young People in November

Katie Naranjo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Naranjo

Washington pundits have always written young voters off -- assuming that we won't turn out on Election Day. But we've already proven why this year is different.

Columbia Students Watch Presidential Summit With Passion

Allison Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Allison Fine

I have been to a Super Bowl, and even to one or two operas. I was at Invesco Field in Denver when Senator Obama accepted the Democratic nomination. Y...

Young Voters vs. The Democratic Party?

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Obama is the Democratic nominee largely because of unprecedented turnout by young voters in key primary states. But all is not well with the youth vote.

Young Obama Supporters Make an Old Paradigm New

Kit Gallant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kit Gallant

Invesco Field's young staffers illustrate a new political reality: my generation's form of activism is to work within the political process for a candidate who inspires us.

Vote for Obama Because He's Black

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

Here's the thing - people are going to vote against Obama because he's black. This is the country we live in. And I know, he's only half black, yadda...

Just One Vote

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David D. Burstein

If you decide not to vote because you believe your vote doesn't count, you will be one of tens and hundreds of thousands of people in your state who thought the same thing.

The Bradley Effect v. The Obama Effect

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Will Obama's white voter support in the polls be higher than his actual support on Election Day? Will this be a regional factor, or a nationwide factor? And how big a factor is it?

GOP Vote Suppressors Blackwell and Von Spakovsky Set to Testify in House on "Lessons Learned from 2004 Election"

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Former Ohio Sec. of State Kenneth Blackwell and disgraced former FEC chair Hans Von Spakovsky have confirmed that they will testify about the myriad crimes that occurred on and by their watch in the 2004 Presidential Election.

Young Voters, Identity Politics

Ben Terris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ben Terris

"McCain understands people like him better than he does people like us, so his tax plans will help the rich, not the people who need it the most. I want to vote for someone who will look out for me."

The Kids Are Alright: Why It's Ok To Be Sick of the "Youth Vote," and Why You Should Re-Consider

Fernanda Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernanda Diaz

The rise of the "youth vote" concept has been exciting to track, but much in the style of the "Go Green!" motto and a silkscreened Che, it's kind of lost its kick by now.

Mobilizing Voters through Facebook

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Smith

Two weeks ago, we launched a Rock the Vote Facebook application. With young people more connected than ever through the internet, it will make getting young people out to vote just a little easier.

The Changing Times and the Equinox Voter

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Zogby

Can Obama win the white working-class voters in battleground states? Well, he didn't this spring, so that's our first clue. Another is the fact that neither Al Gore nor John Kerry won their support.

Real Change Happens Offline

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

Internet activism is individualistic: It's great for a sense of interconnectedness, but the Internet does not bind individuals in shared struggle the same as the face-to-face activism of the 1960s and '70s did.

MTV Political Campaign Ads: The End Of The World

Torey Van Oot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Torey Van Oot

Sandwiched between spots for condoms, video games and the latest CDs, election campaign ads will wash over MTV fans for the first time since the network opened its doors in 1981.

Youth Vote Shifts Dramatically Towards Democrats

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pew Research reports: Trends in the opinions of America's youngest voters are often a barometer of shifting political winds. And that appears to be t...

The McCain Youth Vote? Former Silicon Valley Exec Makes The Case

Will Mari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Will Mari

Top Republican Adviser Carly Fiorina: "Young people appreciate authenticity. To make change, you have to know how to drive that change. You have to know where all the bodies are, so to speak."

MoveRed: Targeting Washington State Young Conservatives

Will Mari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Will Mari

"Young people aren't all enthralled by Obama's vague message. Young conservatives aren't super-religious, ignorant people. We see through misplaced idealism and have a grasp of reality."

Obama Pennsylvania Bid Unlikely To Be Boosted By College Students

Politico | Ben Adler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With 159 colleges and universities and approximately 680,000 students, Pennsylvania's campus vote would appear to be Barack Obama's ace in the hole in...

Capturing The Youth Wing Of The Youth Vote

Daniel Macht | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Macht

By Daniel Macht and Rosaleen Ortiz It's Barack Obama versus John McCain in the general election, according to the results of Nickelodeon's "Kids Pic...

Healthcare, Financial Security Top Concerns For FL Voters Of All Ages

Heidi Pickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Heidi Pickman

Champ The Donkephant, the 'Divided We Fail' mascot In an age where 40 is the new 30, 20 might just be the new 60. Younger voters are joining older v...

Huckabee, Obama Pitch Change To Granite State Youth

Matthew and Peter Slutsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew and Peter Slutsky

Since Iowa's caucuses on Thursday there has been substantial focus on young voter turnout and its impact on election 2008. Now, the leading candidates...

Sam Stein

Massachusetts College-Kids Went To Clinton | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In what became a relatively close battle, Sen. Hillary Clinton won the Massachusetts primary despite the fact that her rival, Sen. Barack Obama, had t...

Chelsea Clinton Makes Surprise Campaign Stop At Stanford

The Stanford Daily | Andrea Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Chelsea Clinton '01 fielded questions about her mother's presidential bid last night before an audience of more than 100 young women packed on the flo...