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2010 Midterms

Obama and the Tea Party: BFFs?

Paul Tullis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Tullis

The left says President Obama needs to stand up to the Republicans more. The Tea Party says it wants less power in the federal government, Wall Street...

Are We Bound for a Political Explosion?

David Helfenbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Helfenbein

From 2006-2008, I studied political polarization in great detail at the University of Pennsylvania. My final research project can be found online here...

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington & Matalin: Was the Election About 9.6% Unemployment or POTUS?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgIn 2008 Obama won 53%; in 2010, the GOP won 54%. Now what?

HuffPost Family Dinner Downloads -- Conversation Starters For Your Family Dinner

Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

In her new book, The Family Dinner, Laurie David talks about the importance of families making a ritual of sitting down to dinner together, and how fa...

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.

Voters Make The Call On Tough State Education Measures

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As millions of Americans filled out their midterm ballots, they had difficult decisions to make about K-12 education policy in their respective states...

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.

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.

Election Day Is Here

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The fate of the Democratic Congress was put before voters Tuesday in midterm elections that drew Americans to balloting stations starti...

Another 1994? Or Another 1946?

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

Republicans are confident they are poised to build a wave as large as the one that swept them into power in 1994. Yet, just as in 1946, the party is poised to regain the majority while still weak, and without a strategy for going forward.

Republicans Have a Jobs Plan That Will Put America Back to Work and Continue Our Prosperity, and It Doesn't Involve Raising the Damn Minimum Wage!

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

I'm a businessman. Want more jobs? Treat our workers as if they're Chinese!...

If the Election Were Held Today

Carl Jeffers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Jeffers

Usually, the party out of power is counting on its continuing momentum leading them to victory on Election Day. This time, the party out of power is hoping to freeze momentum right where it is today.

Dysfunctional Democrats

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

If these dysfunctional Democrats fail to vote this Midterm, they will only have themselves to blame for the chaos that will ensue to the detriment of the American people.

A Pledge to Finish Off America

Norman Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Goldman

A Democratic electorate is demoralized and dispirited from keeping the dirty talons of Republicans from the throats of America. It looks like the end of the Empire.

Forget the Generals, Americans are committed to Ending War

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

Number Of 'Solidly Democratic' States Falls Since Last Election

Politics Daily | Bruce Drake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The number of Americans who identify with the Democratic Party has fallen steadily since 2008 and the result is that states considered to be in the "s...

The Tea Party Doesn't Care About Taxes

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bart Motes

Democrats, stop worrying about the Republicans slamming you for increasing the debt or for burgeoning socialism. Otherwise, the have-nots, in their inchoate anger, will once again sweep the haves to power.

2010 Midterms: Jobs vs. Wars in California

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Josh Mull

At some point up in Sacramento, the people's representatives got together and decided, "Sorry guys, we just don't have room for healthy families anymore."

Democrats' Chances of Retaining 59 Senate Seats Improve

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

In the months to come you will continue to hear about 2010 as a Republican year. But over the last few weeks, the political landscape has started to shift in ways that may completely upend the conventional wisdom.

Republican House Candidate Talks Testicles in the Military

Dave Maass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Maass

Recently, for San Diego CityBeat, I interviewed Nick Popaditch, a retired Marine, Republican and the Tea Party favorite to replace Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA) in Congress.

Nate Silver: Can Democrats "Win" The Midterms?

fivethirtyeight.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For some time, I've been part of the doom-and-gloom brigade when it comes to Democrats' fortunes at the midterm elections this November. As early as l...

Passing Student Loan Reform with Health Care Helps Dems in 2010

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Haile-Mariam

It's been widely reported that House and Senate leadership are likely to include President Obama's plan to overhaul the student lending system in the...

Arthur Delaney

2010 Midterm Elections To Be Most Expensive Ever: Analysis

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The upcoming midterm elections will cost at least $3.7 billion, making them the most expensive midterm elections of all time, according to an analysis...