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How Facebook Is Shaping Who Will Win the Next Election

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.25.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Facebook is in a peculiar and unenviable position -- no matter what its intentions are, even minor decisions will have political impacts.

Why Kay Hagan Lost In North Carolina

Erik Ose | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

During a presidential year with substantially higher turnout, Hagan more than likely would have been re-elected. When she won her first Senate term in 2008, Hagan outperformed Barack Obama in North Carolina by over 100,000 ballots, leading the statewide ticket with 2.25 million votes.

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Argue Their 2014 Ground Game Worked

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Don't laugh. Don't snarf your coffee. Democrats say their 2014 Senate race ground game worked. Sure, they're on the losing side of an...

7 Reasons to Vote Today

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.04.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Everyone is impacted by politics one way or another, though the extent to which might vary depending on your age, gender or net worth.

What Time Do The Polls Close?

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Tuesday is Election Day in America, so here's a roundup of when the polls close in each state. If you still haven't figured out where you have to g...

How You Can Help Save the Senate

Erik Ose | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

Now, on the eve of Election Day, it's tempting to throw up your hands, sit back and wait for the returns to come in.

Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections

Chris Cormier | Posted 10.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Cormier

Attention gay men: You need to vote on November 4. Here are a few campaign highlights as a Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections, because pundits don't know how to explain how important this election is in "gay man's terms." Meet your ballot box divas.

Women Must Vote for Democrats in 2014

Adrienne Elrod | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Adrienne Elrod

Women represent more than half the population, but hold less than 20 percent of the seats in Congress. Government should reflect the people it represents. We need more women to be elected officials. And more women are elected when more women vote.

It's Still the Economy, Stupid!

Bob Burnett | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

A month before the November 4 mid-term elections, the competition for control of the Senate is neck-and-neck. The improving U.S. economy hasn't increased Democratic prospects. What explains this?

Senate Shaping Up 50-50

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

When the new Senate convenes next year, the most influential person on Capitol Hill could be Greg Orman, the independent candidate for senator from Kansas, who I predict today will be elected in November.

Michael McAuliff

Senate Democrats Reveal Not-So-Secret Weapon In Campaign To Stay In Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- By all rights, Democrats in the U.S. Senate should be measuring drapes for smaller offices as they head home for an election season that...

Election Day Countdown -- Get Out the Vote Boot Camp Checklist

Christine Pelosi | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Your goal is to wake up the day after the election with no regrets. So rather than asking "what if?" 51 days from now, candidates, ask these 30 questions today.

Samantha Lachman

Here's How Progressives Plan To Beat Back The GOP Tide

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the problems for progressive groups this election cycle is that there isn't an Elizabeth Warren or a Tammy Baldwin on the ballot....

Executive Orders: Term-Limited Victories

Jackie Gardina | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Jackie Gardina

During President Obama's tenure, the LGBT community has seen an unprecedented recognition of our basic rights at the national level. Almost every victory, however, is because President Obama, not Congress, took action.

GOP's Post-Mortem Post-Mortem

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's tempting for Democrats to dismiss the post-mortem of the post-mortem as nothing short of celebrating abject failure. But before we get to that, it is worth examining the structural changes happening in the Republican Party, because Democrats really can't afford to ignore such things.

A Shift in Focus, a Push to the Polls

Scott Levenson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Scott Levenson

With a new mayor and city council, this election is set to usher in a new era of New York City politics. Unfortunately, despite the historical implications of the upcoming election, voter turnout today is still likely to be just as low as it usually is.

Why It's Vital to Vote This Election Day!

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

This Election Day, Tuesday, November 5th, millions of voters will head to the polls and stand up for what matters most in our communities and our lives. Although it's not a presidential election year, hitting the polls and participating in our democracy remains as crucial as ever.

Get Out What Vote?

Scott Levenson | Posted 11.09.2013 | New York
Scott Levenson

It is mind-boggling that winning candidates regularly assume office with mandates that are hardly representative of the diverse makeup of the city's population. Leaders cannot govern effectively with the support of such a paltry slice of the electorate.

Awaking the Sleeping Giant: Curry Sparks a Resurgence in Social Activism

Marcus Bright | Posted 01.20.2013 | Miami
Marcus Bright

The efforts of Curry, Sharpton and others in Florida during the Operation Lemonade effort illustrate the power and potential of what a diverse and committed coalition can do in the face of significant man-made barriers.

Paul Blumenthal

How A Costly Failure Can Reap Big Wins

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Karl Rove's Crossroads groups have come under heavy criticism since the Nov. 6 elections, from which they walked away with little to sho...

Why I Drove Two Ex-Cons to the Polls on Election Day

Tyler Moss | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Tyler Moss

While most might remember November 6, 2012 as the day Barack Obama won his reelection, I will always think of it as the day I drove two ex-convicts to the polls.

This Is What You Look Like On Election Day

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

If you're voting today, snap a picture of yourself and send it to us. We're going to be publishing Election Day selfies all day long. Yes, it's a c...

I Voted for Libraries

Rachael Berkey | Posted 01.06.2013 | Books
Rachael Berkey

It's Election Day in the U.S. and it's pretty much the only thing on my mind. I even stepped out of the house without a book in my purse. I know. I don't understand this either.

Fellow Warriors: Get Them to the Polls!

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Take that apathetic voter forthwith to the nearest voting booth! There are 90 million eligible voters who won't vote because they can't be bothered. Ninety million people who will choose to stay home, even after all this nation has been through, and all this president has done.

Being Part of the American Story

Mike Lux | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

When I was 12-years-old, I went door to door in my Lincoln, NE neighborhood for George McGovern. It didn't work, as Nixon won Nebraska that year with about 75 percent of the vote. But I was hooked and have been doing it in elections ever since.