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Santorum Teases White House Decision

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harvard | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

Rick Santorum is hinting at the possibility of running for president in 2016. The former Pennsylvania senator, who finished second after eventual ...

Laura Bassett

Gillibrand: Democrats Did Not Talk Too Much About 'Women's Issues'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) insisted Wednesday that Democrats didn't run too hard on so-called "women's issues" during the midterms...

Kate Sheppard

Tom Steyer's Very Expensive Experiment In Making Climate Change A 'Wedge Issue'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tom Steyer's climate-focused electoral efforts came up with mixed results Tuesday, but the billionaire environmentalist and former hedge...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Here Are Some Things That Soon-To-Be Iowa Senator Joni Ernst Actually Said

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voters in Iowa elected Republican Joni Ernst to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, making her the state's first woman senator. Ernst, a stat...

GOP Voter Intimidation Efforts Are in Full Swing

Erik Ose | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

Why do the Republicans feel a need to engage in such shady voter intimidation schemes year after year? Why are they so afraid of letting people go to the polls and choosing whichever candidates they prefer, free from interference with their right to vote?

Paul Blumenthal

The World After Citizens United: Here Is Your First $100 Million Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) on the election trail Oct. 25 to rally Democrats ahead of Tuesd...

My Final Midterm Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've got six states in the Too Close To Call category, but fear not! After providing a rundown of the races, I am adding a section below where I make my own picks for each of them (since it is Election Eve, after all, and thus time to put up or shut up).

What, Exactly, Is the Difference Between Joni Ernst and Cliven Bundy?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

A politician who evokes violent resistance in such broad terms as did Joni Ernst -- and who refuses to clarify let alone walk them back -- is certainly not appealing to the better angels of our nature. By ginning up the darkest fears of extremists, she is playing a dangerous game.

How The Koch Brothers Are Bait and Switching Voters

Erik Ose | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

As the Koch brothers and their ultra-wealthy cronies think they've figured out, a little chicken manure goes a long way when it comes to misleading voters into supporting the GOP.

Bait and Switch: Will Voters Fall for It?

Dawn Morais | Posted 11.03.2014 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

Those who intend to cast their votes for candidates who have softened their public image should ask themselves if bait and switch as a campaign strategy promises better law-making than we have seen so far from an obstructionist Congress.

Ernst Pulls Ahead With Just Days To Go

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

A new Iowa poll published on Saturday by the Des Moines Register gives Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst a 7-point lead over Democrat Bruce Brale...

Harry Reid: Joni Ernst May Be Too Extreme Even For GOP

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) warned Democrats on Saturday that they couldn't afford a loss in Iowa's "critical" U.S. Senate race, becaus...

Dem Candidate Is A 'Public Health Threat' According To Anti-Abortion Rights Group

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

At first-glance, a mailer Iowa voters are receiving looks like an alert about a deadly influenza or Ebola outbreak in their state. But the mailer,...

When The 2014 Debates Got Real, What Were These Candidates Really Thinking?

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta & Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics

In politics, candidates are usually on their best behavior during debates. But then comes that smile, that smirk, even a frown -- each of which is ...

Roske on Politics: Gov. Terry Branstad and State Senator Jack Hatch

Brent Roske | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Brent Roske

Brent Roske chats with Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and State Senator Jack Hatch about their picks in the very close US Senate Race between Joni Ernst...

Iowa and Stem Cells: Braley/Ernst Race has National Impact

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Thanks to embryonic stem cell research, and the strong support of Democrats like retiring Tom Harkin, (whom Joni Ernst hopes to replace), all three of these conditions are closer to cure right now.

Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections

Chris Cormier | Posted 10.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Cormier

Attention gay men: You need to vote on November 4. Here are a few campaign highlights as a Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections, because pundits don't know how to explain how important this election is in "gay man's terms." Meet your ballot box divas.

An Open Letter to Tom Harkin (D-IA): I Demand My Money Back

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Dear Senator Harkin: I have learned that you are sitting on $2.4 million in your campaign funds. Some of that is my money.

12 Reasons Why Joni Ernst Is 2014's Most Extreme GOP Senate Candidate

Erik Ose | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

As a female Republican candidate with extreme, far right-wing views and a love for guns, Iowa's U.S. Senate hopeful Joni Ernst is a lot like Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann.

Jason Linkins

Joni Ernst And The Shifting Politics Of Avoidance

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

Joni Ernst, an Iowa state senator and the GOP candidate for Iowa's open U.S. Senate seat, stirred a lot of emotions Thursday, after she bailed on a nu...

Igor Bobic

Bruce Braley Is Pretty Sure You Haven't Heard Of A Potluck Dinner

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

According to Iowa Senate candidate Bruce Braley, nobody outside of the Midwest is aware of what a potluck is. The Democratic congressman told the N...

Christina Wilkie

Iowa GOP Senate Candidate Failed To Disclose Rental Property

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Joni Ernst, the Iowa Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, failed to disclose her ownership of an income-generating rental property on f...

In Iowa Senate Race, 'Lawyer Issue' Remains Relevant

Sara Warner | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

As we are mere weeks away from the national midterm elections, it's worth noting how that 'lawyer vs. nonlawyer' theme is developing in Iowa, where a race for United States Senate is both deadlocked and growing nastier by the day.

Bruce Braley vs. Joni Ernst Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Iowa Senate Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Bruce Braley vs. Joni Ernst Iowa Senate race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you!

Iowa's Bruce Braley, Joni Ernst Duel Over Abortion

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Republican candidate Joni Ernst defended her opposition to abortion rights during Thursday's final debate between her and Io...