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Is the Democratic Party Relevant Anymore?

Dave Johnson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Many Democrats examining what happened in the 2014 midterms are asking, "What did the voters want?" But the right question is why only 36.4 percent of potential voters bothered to register and vote? Obviously Democrats did not give those voters a good enough reason to take the trouble. Is the Democratic Party relevant anymore?

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...

Making Our Voices Heard, Number One Reason for Latinos to Vote

Dulce Saenz | Posted 11.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Dulce Saenz

With everyone eagerly anticipating the results of the elections on Nov. 4th, it's becoming clear that the Latino community wants to make a statement by showing up at the voting booth.

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...

Take Action and Vote

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 11.03.2014 | Latino Voices
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

While it is true that across the nation there are those working night and day to roll back voting rights and erect obstacles to voting, ultimately we are in control of our own destiny. We can push back by voting.

They Hope You Won't Wake Up

Robert Creamer | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Here's the bottom line. The Tea Party Republicans and their Big Business and Wall Street allies plan to grab what they want while ordinary people sleep through this election.

A Letter to the American Non-Voter

Julianna Forlano | Posted 11.01.2014 | Comedy
Julianna Forlano

No, not all uninformed voters are lacking intelligence. Not all of their jaws are slackened. Mostly, you are folks who have watched too much Fox News, which, when it comes down to it, is any amount of Fox News.

Medical Marijuana Is on Every Ballot This Election

Steph Sherer | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Steph Sherer

As interesting as it is to see which parts of the country will be the next to reform their marijuana laws, the reality is that every candidate on every ballot represents a chance to vote on medical marijuana.

Samantha Lachman

In Colorado's First All-Mail Election, Voters Are Being Hassled Like Never Before

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

DENVER -- "The sooner you get it in, the sooner they stop calling you." That's what Kristyne Brenner, a resident of the Denver suburb of Greenwood...

Dear Democrats: Please All and You'll Please None

Anat Shenker-Osorio | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Anat Shenker-Osorio

It's deeply fitting that the animal in Aesop's "Please All, Please None" fable was a donkey. This kind of, let's meet people where they are and actually say nothing, approach is the best summation of current Democratic strategy.

Right or Wrong, 'Likely Voter' Polls Show Importance of Turnout

Greg Speed | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Greg Speed

"The only poll that matters is the one on Election Day." This well-worn campaign cliché is taking on new meaning in this midterm election. Polls this year are differing sharply based on various assumptions of who will actually turn out.

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....

Chicana GOTV Memorandum: I Am Joaquin, Joaquin, Joaquin

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 06.14.2014 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Most Mexican-Americans who are involved in the political arena are familiar with this poem, because the poem says things that some people are afraid to say publicly. It is no wonder Corky was able to state these bold truths while staring his activism demons in the face -- he was a trained fighter.

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.

Hey Citizen, Can You Spare $1,000? How About $10 Million?

Blair Bowie | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Blair Bowie

Candidates for the U.S. Senate this election got nearly 64 percent of the money they raised from individuals in contributions of at least $1,000 -- from just four one-hundredths of one percent of the population.

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...

Community Superheroes Assemble -- Get Out the Vote This Election Day!

Mac Grambauer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mac Grambauer

November 6 is about more than one candidate or one ballot measure or even one outcome. It's about every eligible citizen taking responsibility for the power they've been given and using it. It's about making our voices heard. It's about more than ourselves.

The Voter Suppression We Ignore at Democracy's Peril

Ben Jealous | Posted 01.05.2013 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

To date, nearly six million formerly-incarcerated Americans are disenfranchised. This is a massive injustice, to be sure, but the real story is that these felony disenfranchisement laws that target former offenders are being enforced in 2012 in key states where they were not in 2008.

Each One Reach One: Social Media GOTV

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 01.05.2013 | Technology
Morra Aarons-Mele

If you volunteer on a field operation for a political campaign, you'll hear the mantra "each one reach one." Turns out, we can use our social media networks to influence friends and followers to vote.

Distorted Democracy: Big Money and Secret Spending in the 2012 Elections

Blair Bowie | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Blair Bowie

While the results of next tomorrow's contests are up in the air, one thing is clear: big donors and secret spenders have been drowning out the rest of our voices for months.

Dave Jamieson

Obama's Plan For 'Middle-Class Security' Omits Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In recent days many Democrats have received a mailer from the Obama campaign entitled "A Plan for Jobs & Middle-Class Security." Union m...

Final Push: Obama Focuses On Turnout, Romney Eyes Pennsylvania

AP | DAVID ESPO and JULIE PACE | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Two days from judgment by the voters, President Barack Obama raced through four far-flung battleground states on Sunday while ...

Elise Foley

Romney, Ryan Stoke Ohio Volunteers

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan delivered remarks on Friday at something of a mini-Republican...

Amanda Terkel

Romney Campaign Plans Massive, State-Of-The-Art Poll Monitoring Effort

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has been quietly assembling a massive, technologically sophisticated poll monitoring program that st...