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2013 Elections

Election 2013: Where Young People Really Won

Poy Winichakul | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Poy Winichakul

Politicians love us -- or if they don't, they at least fake it until they make it. I suppose this means young people are gaining ground. But where no one was watching, young people had even bigger wins this year -- as candidates.

Paul Blumenthal

Have Liberals Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Citizens United?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite liberal opposition to the election spending unleashed by the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision, progressive independ...

Diversity in Action: Minneapolis Elects Its First Hmong, Somali and Hispanic City Council Members

William O. Beeman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William O. Beeman

It is hard not to feel good about these elections. Though they are local, they demonstrate how important the American democratic process is to communities recently arrived in the United States.

What Clinton, Christie, Biden, Cruz & Co. Can Learn From 2013

Heather Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Heather Smith

Tuesday night's election results were a lot to take in -- especially if you're one of the Beltway creatures still clinging to low expectations for the political participation of Millennials. Spoiler alert: Young voter turnout in Virginia went up, a lot.

What Tuesday's Election Results Really Mean

Robert Reich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

Pundits who are already describing the victories of Terry McAuliffe in Virginia and Chris Christie in New Jersey as a "return to the center" of American politics are confusing the "center" with big business and Wall Street.

2013 Elections' Exit Polls Show Power Of The Latino Vote

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 11.06.2013 | Latino Voices

A day after Tuesday’s elections, exit polls show Latino voters played a major role in critical races. Some of the top races political analysts we...

Christie, McAuliffe Win Big

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

ASBURY PARK, N.J. -- ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — The 2016 overtones were clear in this year's two most high-profile elections. Republican Gov. Chris C...

Republican Voters Reject Tea Party Candidate In Alabama

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Tea partier Dean Young has lost a Republican runoff election in Alabama's 1st district to fellow Republican Bradley Byrne. Young made headlines thi...

Byrne Wins Runoff For Alabama Congressional Seat

AP | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Bradley Byrne has won the Republican runoff in Alabama's 1st Congressional District. With 91 p...

Byrne Wins Republican Primary For Congressional Seat

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Bradley Byrne won the Republican runoff in Alabama's 1st congressional district, defeating tea party-backed candidate Dean Young in Tuesday's election...

Congressional Candidates Face Off In Alabama Runoff

Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Bradley Byrne has won the runoff election in Alabama's 1st district. The Associated Press reported the victory. Byrne, a Democrat until 1997 and...

A Win for Economic Opportunity in New Jersey: We've Raised the Wage

Gordon MacInnes | Posted 11.05.2013 | New York
Gordon MacInnes

On January 1, hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans who work in low-wage jobs but barely survive will see an increase in their wages to $8.25 an hour, an increase that will be adjusted for inflation annually thereafter.

REAL-TIME MAP: 2013 Election Results

Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

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Republican Aims For Alabama Congressional Seat

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Republican Dean Young, who has made headline for his controversial remarks on gay rights and President Barack Obama's birthplace, is facing off agains...

Alabama Republicans Vie For Congressional Seat

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Two Alabama Republicans are battling in a runoff election to see who will be the GOP nominee in the race to represent the state's 1st congressional di...

Young Vies For Alabama Congressional Seat

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Businessman Dean Young is facing off against former state Sen. Bradley Byrne in a GOP runoff election in Alabama's 1st district on Tuesday. The two...

Byrne Vies For Alabama Congressional Seat

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Republican Bradley Byrne is facing off against fellow Republican Dean Young in a runoff election in Alabama today. The two are battling for the GOP...

Alabama Runoff Election Pits Republicans Against One Another

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Republicans Dean Young and Bradley Byrne are battling in a runoff election in Alabama's 1st district on Tuesday. The two entered a runoff after the...

Bradley Byrne, Dean Young Face Off In Congressional Runoff

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Republican congressional candidate Dean Young will face off against fellow Republican Bradley Byrne in a runoff election in Alabama's 1st district on ...

Local, Not U.S., Issues At Play In Tuesday Voting

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

By THOMAS BEAUMONT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Big judgments about the direction of the country will have to wait on this Elect...

Christie Faces Likely Reelection In Lopsided Race

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By ANGELA DELLI SANTI, ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. -- TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A lopsided race for governor in New Jersey will be decided Tuesday w...

Gubernatorial Hopeful Shakes Up Key Race, From His Van

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Ian Simpson VIENNA, Va., Oct 22 (Reuters) - Crisscrossing Virginia in a black Dodge van, Robert Sarvis has brought his Libertarian ...

John Celock

Charges Fly In New Jersey Senate Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan didn't agree on much of anything during Friday's U.S. Senate candidate debate in New Jersey, trading...

John Celock

Palin Bashes Booker

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

Sarah Palin has weighed in on New Jersey's special U.S. Senate election, endorsing Republican Steve Lonegan over Democratic frontrunner Cory Booker. ...

John Celock

GOP Challenger Plans To 'Expose' Cory Booker

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Republican Steve Lonegan sees a path to victory over Newark Mayor Cory Booker in New Jersey's upcoming U.S. Senate election i...