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Congressional Elections

Final Predictions

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

Electoral college: Obama 349. I have an even higher number in mind, but I'm afraid that if I try to type it my monitor will burst into flames.

Obama Should Spill a Little Red Ink to Turn a Few More Red States Blue

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The enduring theme of Obama's campaign has been fundamental change. But, with victory in sight, the question becomes: how much change can he deliver without a filibuster-proof 60 seats in the Senate? Read More The Battle Over CA Prop 5: Special Interests Overwhelming the Public Interest Prop 5 follows a successful model, will lessen prison over-crowding, will save a cash-strapped state billions, will reform a "counterproductive and ill-conceived" parole system, and will shift criminal justice dollars from incarceration to treatment -- an effective approach favored by a majority of the public. Yet our leaders are opposing it, without offering any alternatives. Why? Read More Watch: Arianna Spars with Ben Stein and Michael Medved on Larry King Live over "Spreading The Wealth" Attacks and Khalidi Smears

Keith Olbermann Has A New Worst Person: Robin Hayes (R-NC)

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

If any member of Congress personifies a willingness to sell out his constituents' economic interests for the sake of special interests, it is Robin Hayes.

America is a Liberal Country

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The Republicans are about to lose another 20 to 34 seats in the House and at least seven seats in the Senate. It will take decades -- maybe even generations -- for them to recover from that.

Tired of Joe the Plumber? Meet Bill the Rancher

John Neffinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Neffinger

Bill the Rancher came back to Hobbs just for the night to share this letter.

Changing The Game In Congress

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

Republican financiers are finished with McCain and they're pouring money into Senate and House races where they think they can stop the Democratic onslaught.

Beyond Barack and Beyond Democratic Majorities -- How About a Progressive Agenda? You Can Help

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

For the last 10 days People For the American Way, through their Voters Alliance, has been raising money for progressive House candidates -- not for generic nominal Democrats.

Learn your Congressional Candidates' Views on Global Warming and Energy Issues

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle

Many candidates with out-of-touch views are likely on the ballot, yet we the voters have had little to no opportunity to hear what they have to say on pressing environmental issues affecting our lives.

Sam Stein

Freedom's Watch Opponents Get Organized

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is set to launch a website Thursday that will serve as a preemptive attack outlet against the right-wi...

Allegations Of Underperformance Prompt Primary Challenges To Kucinich

James Freedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Freedman

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) was still running for president two weeks ago, despite polling in the single-digits and being excluded from debates...

Sam Stein

HuffPost Interview: Rep. Chris Van Hollen

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-MD, is charged with one vital overarching task: to ensure tha...

Sam Stein

Schumer Takes Aim At Senate's Top Republican

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reflecting an increasingly aggressive strategy for the 2008 election cycle, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, acknowledged on Wednesday that the Democrats are...