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Hillary Clinton And Frank Underwood Plan Bill's Birthday

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment

Frank Underwood is ruthless, especially when it comes to birthday presents. In this "House of Cards" parody, made in honor of former president Bill...

In 49 Years, Some (But Not Enough) Progress

Rep. Joe Garcia | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Rep. Joe Garcia

Today marks the 49th anniversary of the passage of a monumental law which forever changed our democracy. While some argue that the issues addressed by the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were long ago resolved, for the communities of South Florida, the law still plays a prominent role in our lives.

Not Just Whistling 'Dixie': Peroutka Stands Up for Southern Secession

Jonathan Hutson | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Hutson

Peroutka has been under fire for months for his involvement in and leadership of the League of the South, a white nationalist group that advocates conservative, Christian theocracy and secession to form a Southern Republic. Top Democratic and Republican leaders had called for him to resign from the group.

Poll results show Rauner's lead over Quinn growing

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.30.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner holds a 14-point lead over Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn in a new Reboot Illinois/We Ask America...

Chalking Up Montana As A Democratic Loss

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The revelations that John Walsh plagiarized a major paper in college have now completely torpedoed his chances for retaining the seat. To be fair, there was little chance that Walsh was going to win in any case. But the difference between "little chance" and "no chance" can be measured in hope. There is now no hope for Democrats in Montana, this year.

Obama's Immigration Dilemma

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

But what is pretty clear is that if Obama does act, it is going to help Democrats in the 2016 presidential contest. The whole immigration reform issue is a gigantic trap for Republicans, and they will likely be unable to resist the urge to walk right into it.

10 Things to Know About Bruce Rauner's Budget Plan for Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.18.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The third installment of Rauner's "Bring Back Blueprint" outlined the candidate's "Jobs and Growth Agenda" and followed up on previous sections that f...

Erdogan's Presidential Campaign Bears a Logo

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 07.08.2014 | World
Alparslan Akkuş

Turkey's first directly elected presidential race dominates the political climate. There are three nominees but only one has a campaign logo, so only ...

Marijuana Legalization Update

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This year may see some progress on legalization, but it will be limited. But there are five state-level efforts where news is being made on the legalization front.

Immigration Legislation Is Dead -- Now What?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

You don't need a crystal ball to see that immigration-reform legislation is dead. It is consistently one of the most difficult topics for any country to tackle, and we have the most dysfunctional, do-nothing Congress in U.S. history.

Tea Iced!

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last night, Senator Thad Cochran pulled off an upset of sorts, by defeating his Tea Party primary challenger in the rematch atmosphere of a "top two" runoff election. His chance of victory had been seen by many (at least before the election results began coming in) as increasingly unlikely -- which is why the political world is abuzz over what just happened down in the Magnolia State.

Where's Saddam Hussein When the U.S. Needs Him?

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

From Egypt, it was off to Baghdad for John Kerry to see whether Iraq's bold effort in democratic nation building could be resuscitated in the face of imminent collapse. The problem there is that Kerry will have trouble locating a military strongman to back.

The Aftershocks of Cantor's Loss

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The message this sends to other Republicans in Congress (both House and Senate) is that this can happen to anyone. The fear this is going to create may become all-encompassing in the House, and possibly even the Senate (if Republicans win control of the chamber this November). The Tea Party sword hanging over their heads is now plain to see.

Four Takeaways From Cantor's Defeat

Howard Schweber | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Howard Schweber

Eric Cantor was not a sufficiently hardcore fundamentalist? Eric Cantor?

Alaska Senate Candidate Joe Miller Says Abortion Is Bankrupting Social Security

John Aronno | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
John Aronno

Choice is hard. Life is hard. But Joe Miller has abandoned complexity in lieu of irresponsible soundbites. To make such a wildly inaccurate policy statement, purposefully and solely for short-term political gain, is a reprehensible breach of ethics and is beneath even the basement level of politics we associate with the modern day campaign.

Ballot Confusion in Long Beach Could Affect Mayor's Race

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 06.03.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

The last thing any race needs is major confusion amongst the voters and poll workers about a second ballot.

Senate Electoral Dynamics in 2014 and 2016

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No matter the outcome -- whether Republicans gain control or Democrats narrowly retain it -- it is worth taking a look at the underlying dynamics of the Senate field for the next two election cycles.

The VRWC, ODS, and Now CDS?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This month seems to be now be marking a turning point, to perhaps what might be called a new and virulent "Clinton Derangement Syndrome." Or, more prosaically, what we're now seeing can be said to be the real start of the 2016 presidential election season.

The Death of Local Politics

William E. White | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
William E. White

If you look closely, there is evidence that local politics can still be critically important. The real advances made, for example, in a host of issues.

How Will Narendra Modi Do As India's PM?

Parthiv N. Parekh | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Parthiv N. Parekh

The rise of Narendra Modi is as loud a statement as ever that the country is sick and tired of the Congress's disastrously inept and corrupt rule.

Matthew Jacobs

Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick And More Look Back At 'Election'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.07.2014 | Entertainment

In April 1999, when "Election" opened in limited release, moviegoers were only just getting to know Reese Witherspoon. "Man in the Moon," "Fear" a...

Deportations, Hunger Strikes and an Uncertain White House

Ryan Campbell | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

With immigration, everything begins and ends with family. Until we see a solution to the record-setting family separations, the Administration can expect to see demonstrators on their front step with heartbreaking stories.

Leading a New Wave of Women Into Politics

Bettina Duval | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Bettina Duval

We need more women at the table of political debate, both at the state and the federal level, and now it's up to us to support the women leading the charge from California.

A Solution to Citizens United

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

In the wake of Citizens United decision, and the more recent McCutcheon case, there has been lots of discussion about campaign finance reform and the ...

Election-Year Posturing From Congress Defines Campaigns

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Congress is now doing what it normally does, in an election year. This is not intended to sound cynical, as I actually think it is a good thing for a divided Congress to stand up for its divided beliefs -- even while knowing that almost none of the bills it now votes on have a prayer of becoming law before the election.