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2012 Presidential Race

The GOP Finally Accepts It Needs Latinos. So Why Doesn't Hollywood?

Galina Espinoza | Posted 07.30.2013 | Latino Voices
Galina Espinoza

As rewarding as it is, finally, to see Washington treating our needs and wants as American needs and wants, it remains downright astonishing to me that when it comes to another huge entity dependent on the will of the people leaders still aren't getting it.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Conservatives Struggle To Explain How Mitt Romney Lost 2012 Presidential Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans across the country were shellshocked as President Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney in Tuesday’s presidential election, fi...

Final Electoral Math -- My 2012 Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today, we're just going to throw caution to the wind, and go ahead and predict the outcome of tomorrow night's returns.

2012 Electoral Math -- One Week Out

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The real sword of Damocles hanging over the White House right now is this Friday's release of the October unemployment figures. If the numbers are bad, it could give Romney the last-second momentum he needs. If the numbers are good, Obama could waltz to victory.

Obama's Lead Narrows In Colorado After Second Debate

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.20.2012 | Denver

With less than three weeks before Election Day, President Barack Obama maintains a narrow 3-point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Color...

2012 Electoral Math -- Obama's Debate Cliff

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Mitt Romney got an enormous bounce out of the first debate. This translated into him flipping two states to his column -- something he hasn't been able to do in quite a while.

2012 Electoral Math -- Debate Effects Remain to Be Seen

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

National polls have pulled back into a neck-and-neck contest. This is all fun for the pundits, who (pre-debate) were on the verge of declaring the race all but over (and, hence, boring), but we hasten to remind everyone that this is not how we elect presidents.

New Poll Has Good News, Warning Signs For Obama In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.08.2012 | Denver

After a disappointing debate last Wednesday in Denver and with less than 30 days before the election, a new University of Denver poll has some good ne...

Obama, Romney Begin Final-Month Sprint

AP | BEN FELLER AND STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — On a last dash for cash in the celebrity scene of California, President Barack Obama on Sunday took a good-natured shot as his own...

Did Mitt Romney Commit a Federal Felony?

Anthony Badami | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Anthony Badami

It looks highly suspicious to disclose returns from 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011, but not 2009. The American public would ask in an instant: What are you hiding?

PREDICT: How Many Times Will God Be Mentioned At The Presidential Debate?

Posted 10.03.2012 | Religion

Will God appear at the debates? Mentions of God in the political landscape can stir up controversy. For example, conservatives were upset by Obama’s...

Have Obama and Romney Lost Their Muchness?

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

We are now in the midst of the general election. And now it's time for both President Obama and Governor Romney to reveal their true muchness -- to tell us voters who they really are, what they really stand for, and what we can truly expect of them.

2012 Electoral Math -- Obama Solidifies Bounce

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Of course, we are heading into debate season, so things could always change, but at the moment it is looking decidedly good for an Obama win. Here's how the election would break down if held today.

Mitt Romney: Campaign 'Doesn't Need A Turnaround'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

Following several weeks of widespread criticism and calls by some conservatives for an intervention, Mitt Romney defended his campaign and insisted he...

Howard Fineman

Why The White House Race Isn't Over Despite Mitt Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Remember when Mitt Romney said that Palestinians don't want peace and aren't as culturally prepared for modernity as Israelis are? If...

Astrology: The Obama-Biden Ticket - Winners or Losers

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Larry Schwimmer

Today we put Barack Obama through an astrological X-ray machine to see what is underneath his facade, and whether or not he will beat Mitt Romney in the presidential election.

Can Romney Win With Just White Votes?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The drop-off does not take into account the blatant and sneaky voter suppression tactics that GOP governors and GOP state legislators have worked feverishly to put in place to further damp down the black and Hispanic vote.

'We Built It' Speaker, Didn't Build That

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.25.2012 | Small Business

Sher Valenzuela, who is scheduled to speak at the Republican National Convention next week, embodies the American Dream. The 58-year-old, who is runni...

Meet The Next Joe The Plumber

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.24.2012 | Small Business

The Romney camp seems to have found its Joe the Plumber, but instead of unclogging toilets, "Chris the Baker" makes cookies. On Wednesday, the Romn...

2012 Electoral Math -- Pre-Convention Baseline

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now is a good time to look at the state of the race, to establish a baseline to measure all this expected frenzied movement.

2012 Electoral Math -- Ups and Downs

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since the last time we took such a snapshot, roughly three weeks ago, both candidates have shown some firming up of their positions, but the good news for both candidates is mixed with some softening as well.

Michelle Bachmann Still Owes $3,814 In Golf Cart Rental Fees

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Small Business

Michelle Bachmann spent $3,814 at Turf Cars last August for golf carts to schlepp her supporters around Iowa. Newt Gingrich reportedly racked up a hef...

A Presidential Quote

J. Kelly Conklin | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
J. Kelly Conklin

I think Obama was onto something: no man or woman, no business or enterprise, is an island. This would be a good time for a conversation about how we balance enterprise and community, growth and sustainability, freedom and security.

2012 Electoral Math -- Mixed Pictures

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since the last time we checked in, two states have moved toward Romney, two states have moved toward Obama, and three states have mixed news.

What Neither Candidate Will Admit -- Social Security Is Desperately Broke

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Social Security is desperately broke -- 31 percent underfunded to be exact. This is not my opinion. This is its own measure of its unfunded liability. Patchwork fixes to Social Security aren't the way to go.