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Election Night

Man Found Guilty For Church Arson On Obama Election Night

Posted 06.15.2011 | Religion

By Jack Flynn Religion News Service SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (RNS) Breaking a two-day deadlock, a federal jury convicted a white man, Michael F. Jacques, o...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

This is the first year I tweeted my way through a long Election Night and Election Morning After. I started things off before the polls closed: "Going to be a long night. I'll stay awake by practicing saying 'Speaker Boehner,' 'Senator Rubio,' and 'Senator Paul' with a Greek accent." As the GOP wave rolled across the country: "Haven't heard a single GOP winner say he/she would touch defense spending. Good luck with that budget deficit." When the wave stopped in Nevada: "I guess we'll never find out what Sharron Angle thinks of the two wars we're fighting." Then, sifting through the post-election ashes: "28 Blue Dogs lost. I wonder if they're now reconsidering their efforts to trim the stimulus and make it less effective." and "Sen. DeMint to Tea Party: 'you must now overcome determined party insiders.' Good luck, Mitch McConnell!" 140 characters never felt so shellacked. Thank God there are 730 days left until the next Election Night!

We the People Have Spoken

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

What is the mandate for the new Congress on the economy? It's a bit hard to say: asked to name the highest priority for the new Congress, 37% chose "spending to create jobs"; a different 37% said "reducing the deficit.

PHOTOS: Sarah Palin's New Hairdo On Fox News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Sarah Palin is set to appear on both Fox News and Fox's broadcast channel as an Election Night analyst. For her big night, she appears to have debute...

Myth-Busting Election Night Coverage

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

While not as cool as blowing up stuff -- like the Mythbusters do -- here are some election night myths that I will bust to help you cut through the election night chatter.

Election Night TV Guide: What's On TV Tonight

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's the biggest news-night of the year, and this Election Night it seems as if every major network is going all-out on its coverage. Below, see the ...

Hour by Hour Guide to Election Night 2010

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Julia Kurnik is also a co-author of this Guide. 6:00, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 CenteredPolitics.com Introduction: If ...

ABC Taps Andrew Breitbart For Election Night Analysis

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

**UPDATE 10/30/10*** Greg Sargent reports that ABC's newsroom is upset over the network's decision to tap Andrew Breitbart for election-night analysi...

The Election Night Drinking Game: HyperVocal Edition

Lee Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Brenner

You'll be drunk before 8:03 ET if we make this too easy, so we're trying for some next-level stuff&nonsense.

Jason Linkins

CNN's Election Night Will Be Full Of Mindbending Technological Overkill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What's CNN got planned for the upcoming election? Well, like last time, when they summoned animated "holograms" of Jessica Yellin and Will.I.Am, the network will dazzle us with crazy technology until we bleed from the brain.

"Karlman" (a.k.a. Karl Rove) and Billionaire Park!

Tom Cosgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom Cosgrove

In the past few weeks the New York Times and other media outlets have spotlighted Karl Rove's new organization Crossroads GPS and his sneaky plan for ...

Super Senate Tuesday Live Blog

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

We're live blogging! Remember: (1) No exit polls tonight, at least not the ones conducted by the network consortium and (2) we'll have at least one sp...

Obama Election Reactions Around The World: A Look Back One Year Later (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Exactly one year ago today, on the night of November 4th, 2008, Barack Obama was elected the next President of the United States. To say that people a...

Post-Election Punditry: It's Perfectly Obvious

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Click. " -- and we're back. Time now to ask our Pack o' Pundits for the big takeaways from Tuesday's election results. What did you guys see in all...

Michelle Obama's Dress: In Defense Of Her Decision

Verena von Pfetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Verena von Pfetten

Editor's Note: In honor of the one year anniversary of Barack Obama's election, we thought it would be fitting to re-publish this defense of Michelle ...

Election Night 2009 Live Blog

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Election Night 2009 Live Blog...

Election Day In A Minute (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Kevin Allocca | Posted 11.09.2008 | Comedy

Ok, two minutes, but it was a long day, people. Bookmark for the grandkids. ...

Obama Victory Party Costs Still Owed To Chicago

Chicago Sun Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago has yet to recoup the $1.74 million cost of President Obama's victory celebration in Grant Park -- despite a burgeoning $50.5 million budget s...

Your Very Best Friend, Barack

Victoria Lautman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Victoria Lautman

I'm grateful to Obama supporters who didn't trumpet their insiderness and perks to everyone within earshot. Gratitude is one thing. Tolerating one-upsmanship another.

Suits claim election-night abuse by Chicago police

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that while a huge Chicago crowd celebrated the election of the first black U.S. president, some white...

Off Duty Chicago Police Accused of Election Night Hate Crimes

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Three unmarked police cars allegedly pulled up alongside them, and are reported to have pepper sprayed the youngsters.

Reliving the Grant Park Election Night Countdown (VIDEO)

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

Drawn from the YouTube feeds of five fellow Grant Park revelers, here is how we who were down there experienced the moment when America changed forever.

Hot Flashes From the End of the Trail

Alison Teal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alison Teal

I told Clark how much I admired him and his campaign and with tears streaming down his face, he said, "That was just a lucky moment in time for me. This, this is history."

71.5 Million Americans Tune In For Election Coverage: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer November 6, 2008

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Analysts estimate that nearly 71.5 million viewers tuned in to watch election coverage Tuesday night. ABC bested NBC as the most watched broadcast n...

Bringing the Stories Together

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Roth

In the euphoria the Election night victory, I watched our Wesleyan students celebrating the victory of a man whom they had embraced and in whom they had invested their hopes.