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2010 Midterm Elections

A Note to the President

Jim Neal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Neal

There is a silver lining for the president. The heat's off. It's now the Republicans' economy to fix and it's the Republicans' responsibility to create jobs and stimulate economic growth.

Vox Foxuli

R.O. Blechman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
R.O. Blechman


Today the Future Begins

Matthew Frankel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Frankel

Today looks grim for Democrats. Maybe it looks particularly grim for young idealistic Democratic staffers and interns, but today the future begins. Historic perspective is a luxury I did not have in 1994.

How Will Republican Wins Affect Federal Education Policy?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As Republican candidates gain dozens of seats in the House, claiming a majority over Democrats, education leaders wonder how the shift will impact fed...

Premature Celebration by Republicans?

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Despite Tuesday's bleak results for Democrats, Barack Obama and the Democrats can both get a lot done to achieve their progressive agenda.

Obama's Choice: Compromise or Fight

Bob Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Samuels

Let's hope that Obama becomes more like FDR and less like Bill Clinton. In other words, he should push through a progressive agenda that helps the majority of Americans.

What Do the Mid-terms Election Results Mean for U.S. Cuba Policy?

Anya Landau French | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anya Landau French

Let's start with the obvious. With the Republican takeover of Congress, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen becomes the new Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs C...

Bill Brady Won't Concede: Pat Quinn Maintains Narrow Lead In Illinois Governor Race

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bill Brady were stuck in limbo Wednesday instead of launching a transition or tackling one of...

Which Barack Obama Will Show Up for the Next Two Years?

Peter Roskam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Peter Roskam

I served with the president in the Illinois Senate. The Obama I knew then was able to drop the partisan wall separating him from a common-sense solution. I've seen less of that Obama in the last two years.

PHOTOS: Candidates Vote, Celebrate And Concede

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For some, Tuesday was a day of relief and celebration. For others, it was a day of great loss. In any case, it was Democracy. Voter turnout in Chica...

The REAL Winners And Losers Of The 2010 Midterm Elections (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The 2010 election will be endlessly analyzed for weeks on end: Why did the Democrats lose the House? What was the significance of the Tea Party? Will ...

The 2010 Election: Bill Clinton Is the New "One"

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama would be very smart to begin calling on some of the people he has been distant from and who could give him the smart counsel he has until now stayed away from. Bill Clinton would top my list.

The White House Needs Elizabeth Warren, Now More Than Ever

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

After the strong showing of the Republicans in the midterm elections, the president needs to promote strongly the ideas of Elizabeth Warren -- what we need in financial services, above all else, is much more transparency.

Lessons of the Blue Dog Blowout

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The Blue Dog caucus was literally cut in half yesterday, from 54 to 26 members. Now people can argue whether that is good or bad -- but no serious political observer can say the strategy worked.

Payback at the Polls

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The tea party is now in the awkward position previously occupied by the Obama hope crusade of having to deliver and will suffer a similar political fate if it fails to deal with the economic crisis.

Wait Till Next Year! (Or Maybe Don't)

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

Senate Repubs, still a minority, increase their majority....

Post-Election Turnout Rate Estimates

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Prior to the election, I forecasted a national turnout rate among those eligible to vote of 41.3%. Now with actual election results available, I estim...

The Midterms and the Role of Domestic Politics in Foreign Policy

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Hoh

Given the apathy among voters this midterm towards our wars, don't expect the Obama administration to feel much compulsion to change a failed strategy as President Bush was forced to do in 2006.

Abracadabra! Shazam!

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

Some witch. She tried to turn Coons into a toad, made him a senator....

Mark Kirk Wins Obama's Former Senate Seat

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Emerging victorious in an ugly race for the president's former Senate seat, Republican Mark Kirk said Illinois voters clearly want him...

Nonprofit Experts Weigh In On What Election Results Will Mean For Organizations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As millions of Americans headed to the polls to cast their ballots for the 2010 midterm elections, nonprofit leaders have been watching with a keen ey...

Toni Preckwinkle WINS Cook County Board President Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago alderman Toni Preckwinkle has officially become the first woman to be elected Cook County Board President. With 80 percent of Cook County rep...

Dysfunctional Democracy: U.S. Senate Will Now Have Zero African Americans

Terry Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Smith

There is an ironic coincidence of timing in the rise of the tea party and the absence of any blacks in the U.S. Senate. One of the tea party movement's major proposals calls for the repeal of the 17th Amendment.

Obama Interviewed On Chicago Hip Hop Station, Urges Voters To Have His Back

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama was interviewed on Chicago hip hop station WGCI Tuesday morning, urging young voters to get out to the polls. In an interview with W...

Election Results 2010: HuffPost Bloggers React (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huffington Post

After a historic 2010 election night, the results are in. The Republicans took control of the House and made significant gains in the Senate. Here, you can read the latest analysis from HuffPost bloggers and vote for the opinions you like best.