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Election 2012

Allen West Pays The Price

Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) paid the price for his failed campaign to serve another term in the House of Representatives. The controversial congressma...

Poll Signals Good News For President Post-Election

AP | JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A month after the bitterly fought election, President Barack Obama has his highest approval ratings since the killing of Osama bin ...

Team Romney's 'Great Risk' Unveiled After Defeat

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

By Alina Selyukh and Alexander Cohen WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign had $25.7 million left in the b...

2012 Campaign Shatters Astonishing Record

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN and JACK GILLUM | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The 2012 presidential election broke the $2 billion milestone in its final weeks, becoming the most expensive in American political...

The Election One Month Later: Barack Obama and the Politics of Realignment

Jerome Karabel | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

Forty four percent of all Democratic votes come from minorities, compared to just 11 percent of Republican votes. With the minority vote destined to play an ever-growing role in American politics, the "Southern strategy"­ -- the foundation of Republican dominance for the quarter century between 1968 and 1992 -- ­is dead.

The Crazy Base Won't Let the Republican Party Change

Bob Cesca | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The bumper-sticker party of "these colors don't run" -- the party that practically branded the notion of American patriotism -- is only around half-sure that it doesn't want to abandon the United States. The other half is split between still making up its mind on secession and totally wanting to secede right away.

Inside The Republican Apocalypse

www.tnr.com | Timothy Noah | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Between an electoral defeat that was wholly unexpected (by them, anyway) and a “fiscal cliff” that will compel them to support a tax increase, Rep...

Tea Party Faces Danger: 'There’s A Cold War Brewing Here'

Roll Call | Janie Lorber | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

The tea party may be in danger of losing one of its most powerful voices in Washington....

Top Romney Adviser Tells When He Suspected Obama Would Win

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Mitt Romney campaign adviser Stuart Stevens on Wednesday tried to explain the Republican presidential candidate's loss, telling P...

Fighting A Boogeyman: How Gut Reactions Slowed The LGBT Rights Movement

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

For the majority of my grandfather's generation, homosexuality was, frankly, just plain gross. This disgust has played an important role in the efficacy of the LGBT rights movement. Our early activists were fighting more than ideas; they were fighting a deeply ingrained gut reaction.

Election 2012: The Friendship Fallout

Jesse Archer | Posted 02.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Jesse Archer

President Obama was victorious, but that's not to say his supporters didn't suffer casualties. How many friendships were lost in lead up to the 2012 presidential election?

We Can Avoid the 'Fiscal Cliff' Without Turning Our Backs on Our Most Vulnerable

Janet Murguía | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Latinos have a great deal at stake in the debate over the fiscal cliff. Not only are Hispanics a growing share of the electorate that will continue to amplify its voice in the political process, they are an increasingly vital force in our economy.

Sam Stein

Republican Governor Will Pursue Welfare Reform Now That Election Is Over

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) was in a tight political spot this past summer. His party's nominee, Mitt Romney, was railing against the Ob...

Hillary Clinton Triggers More 2016 Speculation With Letter-Writing Campaign

politicker.com | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

As rumors mount that outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may run for president in 2016, the former First Lady took steps to solidify her relat...

Why the Republican Party Can't Change

Douglas J. Amy | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Douglas J. Amy

The GOP is going to find it almost impossible to abandon many of these problematic positions. Two factors account for this.

A Perspective on President Obama From The Developing World

Sam Garcia | Posted 02.03.2013 | Teen
Sam Garcia

People everywhere live in very challenging situations, and President Obama is able to reach beyond international boarders and deliver optimism to those who seek it.

Voters Pry NRA's Influence Out of Its Hands

Margie Omero | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

Candidates feeling cowed by NRA influence should fear no more. NRA spending this cycle was ineffective -- or at least insufficient.

Will the Real Voter Fraud Please Stand Up?

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

It's a shame. Voting is sacred; it's the only way we ensure we have a government that represents our interests. Of course, we've learned there are some who don't want all Americans to participate and have a say. The jig is up.

Suppressing the Vote? They're Still At It!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Very creative, those Republicans. ...

What Do I Mean By 'Dying America?'

Glen Browder | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

In this series, I approach America as an organic system undergoing democratic alteration and degeneration and I pose important considerations as Obama America faces the transformational challenges of an adverse environment.

Christian Slater's Vote Rejected In Florida

Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 10.30.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- "Do you ever get the feeling that everything in America is completely fucked up?" When actor Christian Slater uttered those words as Hard ...

Gingrich Warns GOP's 'Newest Glib Answer' Won't Be Enough

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

The GOP's all-white, all-male lineup of House committee chairs represents "a real problem for the Republican Party," Newt Gingrich told Jay Leno on Th...

Election 2012 and the Future of Latino Politics

Arturo Vargas | Posted 11.29.2012 | Latino Voices
Arturo Vargas

Despite the strides made during election 2012 to ensure that Latino representation at the state and congressional levels is beginning to mirror the demographics of our country, there is still much work to be done.

Overlooked Republican Victories

Jackie Gardina | Posted 01.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Jackie Gardina

We should certainly celebrate the federal election results, but we should pay attention to what is happening at the state level, too. State leaders and state courts will decide who can marry, who can adopt, what can be taught in schools, who will be protected against discrimination, etc.

GOP Rehash: Six Theories Republicans Are Advancing for Why They Lost

Martin Carnoy | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Martin Carnoy

The rehash is still under way and fingers are pointing every which way. But as Republican pundits and politicians emerge from the wood shed, six theories for the debacle are coalescing.