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2011 Elections

The Biggest Politics Stories Of 2011

Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

From the Republican campaign trail to Occupy demonstrations around the nation and gridlock in Congress, 2011 was a volatile year in politics. The ...

Too Far Right On a Bleak Night

Carl Pope | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics
Carl Pope

An election-eve poll showed that if the presidential election were held today, the Buckeye State would give President Obama an 11-point victory over his nearest Republican opponent, Mitt Romney.

The Best-Laid Schemes o' Mice an' Men Gang Aft Agley

Dave Helfert | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Dave Helfert

If some of our political leaders were less inflated with smug certainty, they'd have little less 'grief an' pain', and a little more 'promised joy.'

Progressives Made a Clean Sweep -- Don't Look Now But the Movement Has Begun

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

To those that want to keep pretending we're a center-right country, I say again, nice try. Just look at yesterday's election results -- the proof is in the pudding.

Amanda Terkel

Big Wins For Progressives On Election Night

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's elections saw big wins for progressives around the country, who blocked right-wing measures on issues of voting, labor, immigr...

Reality Check: Republican Losers Did Not Overreach

Karl Frisch | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

Conventional wisdom pushers and the Beltway chattering class have been scrambling to explain the crushing defeat Republicans suffered in last night's off-year election. To hear them spin it, Republicans lost because they "overreached." Ridiculous.

2012 Candidates, Political Parties Look For Clues In Election Results

AP | CHRIS SUNDHEIM | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

For all the frustration surrounding the economy, voters refused to throw incumbent parties out of governors' and most big-city mayors' offices, and th...

Democrats Retain Control Of Iowa State Senate

Marion Patch | Scott Raynor | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

After years in television news, former anchorwoman Liz Mathis didn't let a few nasty robo-calls urging voters to question her about "what homosexual s...

Rawlings-Blake Wins Race For Baltimore Mayor

AP | SARAH BRUMFIELD | Posted 01.08.2012 | DC

BALTIMORE — Incumbent Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has easily won Baltimore's mayoral election nearly two years after her predecessor stepped down e...

State Measures Against Abortion, Unions, Health Care Laws On The Line

AP | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The questions on the ballot range from undocumented immigration and union rights ...

John Celock

NJ County Clerk Accused Of Playing With Dog, Buying Liquor During Work Hours

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

A Republican county clerk in New Jersey is being accused by her opponents of skipping work to play with a dog and shop at a liquor store. Bergen C...

Kentucky Candidate Criticizes Governor For Participating In 'Hindu Religious Ceremony'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

Kentucky Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams criticized Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear Tuesday for participating in what Williams called ...

10 Gay Candidates to Watch This Election Day

Chuck Wolfe | Posted 12.17.2011 | Gay Voices
Chuck Wolfe

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund has announced its list of "10 Races to Watch" for 2011. Each of the openly gay and lesbian candidates on the list faces a general election Nov. 8. These are exciting and, in some cases, even historic races.