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Election 2012

HOPELESS: Congress Leaving Unemployed Out In The Cold

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter, Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

Note to the 1.3 million Americans wondering if Congress will cut off their unemployment benefits at year-end: It's hopeless. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore...

No Fate! Or Maybe Fate. What's Your Choice?

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.17.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Fatalism is a supernatural belief, and it can indeed have harmful consequences for the way we act in the world. But where does fatalism come from?

Paul Blumenthal

Donors To Liberal Dark Money Group Revealed

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The billionaire Koch brothers and their conservative network may be the best-known users of "dark money," but their liberal foes have no...

GOP Truthtelling

Shan Wells | Posted 10.15.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells

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Scott Walker Schools 'Rich Guy' Romney On Winning Elections

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) offered some analysis of the 2012 presidential election on Thursday night, saying that failed GOP candidate Mitt Romne...

Dark Money Group's Big Secret Exposed

ProPublica | Justin Elliott | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

Dark Money Group Spent on House Race, Then Told IRS It Didn't by Justin Elliott ProPublica, July 1, 2013, 9:45 a.m.S...

Major Voting Rights Organization: 'We Will Fight' VRA Ruling

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.27.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin joins Rock The Vote president Heather Smith live from Apsen to talk about the Supreme Court decision on the Voting ...

Nate Silver On His Election Predictions

The Aspen Institute | Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact

TIME: 9:30p-10:30p EST Columnist, statistician, and prognosticator Nate Silver, whose website, FiveThirtyEight.com is the only one to have correctl...

Liberal SuperPAC Had Secret Bain Ties

BuzzFeed | Ben Smith and Evan McMorris-Santoro | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

A top liberal SuperPAC in the 2012 election had undisclosed financial ties to the private equity firm Bain Capital — something that some people clos...

Census Reveals Historic Milestone Of 2012 Election

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Making history, America's blacks voted at higher rates than whites in 2012, lifting Democrat Barack Obama to victory amid voter apathy, ...

Profiles in Immigration: Chuck Grassley

Ryan Campbell | Posted 06.25.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

"I never said that!" screamed an indignant Senator Grassley at Chuck Schumer. What brought these two Chucks to such a point? Unsurprisingly, immigration.

A Shooting Star... Ghana Delves in

Juliet Asante | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Juliet Asante

In 2013 however, the country has once again taken a decisive role in the continents' democratic journey that is worth recommending.

Obama Campaign Remains In The Red

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection effort still owes $3.1 million five months after running the most expensive presidential campaign in history, acco...

Reassessing Colorado's Turnout

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

As Colorado policymakers consider reforms, I urge them to listen to their local election administrators since they know best how to efficiently run elections to serve their voters.

Rand Paul Stumbled At Howard, And That Was Sort Of The Point

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics

Rand Paul's speech at Howard University this week was widely panned, with much of the criticism coming from the left. Yet Artur Davis, a black Republi...

We Can Fix That

Penda D. Hair | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Penda D. Hair

Protecting our democracy starts with protecting the fundamental right to vote. The U.S. is one of only eleven of the 119 democratic countries in the world that do not explicitly provide the right to vote in their Constitutions.

Romney: 'It's Good To Live A Normal Life Again'

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Mitt Romney may have previously likened campaign life to the thrill of riding a roller coaster, but on Wednesday the former Republican presidential ca...

They're Baaaack! The Romneys Reappear -- and Revise

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

After four months of silence, Mitt and Ann grant their first interview. ...

The Latino Vote, Or Things The Republicans Just Aren't Getting

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion
Jacques Berlinerblau

Reckoned to be about 17 percent of the nation's population, this group gave seven-tenths of its vote to Barack Obama on Election Day last November. This has caused, understandably, considerable consternation for the current GOP.

Lucia Graves

Mitt Romney: 'It Kills Me Not To Be There In The White House'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney said Sunday that until late into the evening on Election Day 2012, he thought he was going to win the presidency. "By 8 o...

WATCH: Romney Breaks Silence On 'Roller Coaster' Campaign

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

In his first interview since November's presidential election, Mitt Romney compared the end of the 2012 campaign to the sensation of getting off a rol...

Fox News In February

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 04.29.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

The big question for the future is: Will younger voters remain Democrats as they grow older or, when they become fogies, will they also become Republicans?

Why Republicans Are Facing A Grim Reality

New York Magazine | Jonathan Chait | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

Can a party rule by capturing most of the country but less than half of the people? We might be about to find out....

Top Republicans Reflect On Big GOP Failures

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

* Party leaders consider reasons for Mitt Romney's defeat * Paul Ryan: Republican ideas better for "daily lives" * Leade...

One Year Ago Today, Mitt Romney Said "Answer Is Self-Deportation," Setting Stage for His Loss in November

Frank Sharry | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Happy anniversary! One year ago, January 23, at a GOP presidential debate in Florida, Mitt Romney first announced his support for self-deportation and set the stage for his loss in November.