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The Best Way to Celebrate Women's Equality Day? Register to Vote!

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Elisabeth MacNamara

This week as we celebrate Women's Equality Day, we reflect on the brave suffragists who helped secure the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted...

Republicans Hate Their Own Member of Congress While Democrats Like Theirs

John A. Tures | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Democrats surprised pundits by opening up a seven point lead in over Republicans in the generic ballot in a Fox News poll, 46 percent to 39 percent. That's because Democrats like their member of Congress more that Republicans like their own member in the Congress.

When Backing Pro-Gay GOPers Is Actually Something Nefarious

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Sure, it's great that Paul Singer has helped pass marriage equality in states and raised money for four Republicans who voted for equality with the vast majority of Democrats in New York. But, meanwhile, he is undermining LGBT rights -- and all progressive causes -- by helping opponents of equality win more House races and helping Republicans win control of the Senate.

Are Bruce Rauner's Political Donations an Attempt to Buy Republican Support?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.13.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner has worn his political-newcomer badge with pride, saying it makes him the right person to brin...

Do Recent Polls Really Spell Certain Victory for Bruce Rauner?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.12.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Two polls had Rauner winning by 10 and 14 percentage points, but other polls showed him ahead by only a few percentage points. On the other hand, a different poll had Rauner ahead, leading by 13 points. Why such large margins of differences?

How should you read political polls?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.07.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

It's not just campaign season. It's political polling season. We were hit with a handful last week and the results were quite different. Why? What giv...

Who Are the Top Five Fossil Fools in Illinois Politics?

Will Reynolds | Posted 08.11.2014 | Chicago
Will Reynolds

Illinois may be more famous for imprisoned governors, but as a coal state struggling with its energy future, some of our politicians have wacky things to say about fossil fuels. With the threatened start of fracking plus backlash to EPA proposing new rules on carbon emissions, you can expect more foolishness to come.

Kate Sheppard

Senate Candidate Gary Peters To Kochs: Come At Me, Bros | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- Conservative operatives backed by the Koch brothers aren't very big fans of Rep. Gary Peters. But that's OK, because he's not a big fan of ...

The Window Is Open To Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Marcus Bright | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Marcus Bright

The dramatic humanitarian nature of children rushing to the U.S. border has catapulted the issue of immigration back on the national agenda.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Police Summoned After Reporter Crashes Scott Brown Campaign Event | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A reporter says his repeated attempts to ask Scott Brown about the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling led to him being questioned by a p...

Kate Sheppard

She's As Good As A GOP Senator Gets On The Environment. Is That Good Enough? | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the course of her career, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has stood apart from most of her GOP colleagues on the issue of the environm...

Forget Eric Cantor. Now We'll See If Republicans Are the Party of Right-Wing Extremist David Brat

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

What's next? Does right-wing radical David Brat speak for Republicans? This is the question that voters in the Virginia 7th congressional district will answer in November.

Mitt Romney Makes Another GOP Primary Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

With a string of successful 2014 GOP primary endorsements already under his belt, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) is stepping out in favor o...

Kate Sheppard

Podesta Says White House Is Ready To Spar Over Power Plant Rules | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House senior counselor John Podesta challenged the assumption that new rules on carbon emissions from power plants, which the admi...

Will the Democrats Ever Wake Up?

Charles Redfern | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Do my party's leaders have the ears to hear? Do they even wonder why GOP refugees don't flock to us? Can they see through their own prejudices, which often slap a Pat Robertson mask on people like me?

Poll: Hawaii Voters Moving Toward Schatz In U.S. Senate Race

Civil Beat | Chad Blair | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU -- With less than two months to go before the first votes will be cast, Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) leads U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Haw...

Kentucky Primary Pits Mitch McConnell Against Tea Party Rival

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

A slew of primary elections are taking place Tuesday, including a GOP brawl in the Bluegrass State. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) ...

Lack Of GOP Civil Wars Troubles Democrats

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — The feisty personalities and anti-establishment fervor that fed tea party challenges in recent Republican U.S. Senate primarie...

What Do Georgia And Hawaii Have In Common? A Congressional Candidate

Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

Allan Levene is bringing the term "carpetbagger" into the 21st century. Earlier this year, the 64-year-old Georgia Republican was running for Cong...

In One Of The Country's Closest Primaries, Money Talks

Civil Beat | Nick Grube | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU -- Sen. Brian Schatz’s (D-Hawaii) latest reports with the Federal Election Commission show he’s using his considerable cash advantage to ...

Why Latinos Should Care About Voting

Eva Longoria | Posted 06.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Eva Longoria

As we enter a new election cycle, the important question is whether we as Latinos will leverage the full extent of our political power?

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.

GOP Senator Facing Tough Tea Party Challenge

AP | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

BY EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran is facing his toughest primary challenge ...

Democrats' Toughest Battleground In Fight For Senate Control Emerges

AP | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics

BY BILL BARROW, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA (AP) — The South is where President Barack Obama and Democrats long have struggled, and it's where t...

Scott Brown Seeking Staff For Potential Senate Run

AP | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

BY STEVE PEOPLES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has begun seeking campaign staff while aggressively co...