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College Football and Tuesday's Elections

Glen Browder | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

Three of my political science colleagues conducted research showing that winning/losing that Saturday game could boost or cost the incumbent party and its gubernatorial candidate an average of 10 percent in the Tuesday election.

18 Senate, Governor Races Latinos Could Influence in 2014

Latino Decisions | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Latino Decisions

The reason more states than Colorado matter is that from 2000 to 2012 the number of Latino registered voters at least doubled in 28 states plus the District of Columbia.

The Latino Policy Forum hoped to share candidates' views with Illinois Latinos

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.27.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The Latino Policy Forum is an organization that aims to encourage Latinos to get involved in the political process and helped register thousands of pe...

Colorado Students Considering Recall of Conservative School Board Members

Wade Norris | Posted 10.15.2014 | Denver
Wade Norris

The bold protest of Jefferson County, Colorado students to the actions of the conservative majority on the Jefferson County School Board in Colorado has already drawn national and international press.

Why Tim Ryan Will Not Be Running For Governor This November

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

One of the key components of mindfulness involves tuning into one's personal needs and recognizing and accepting limitations for what they are -- even...

Florida Polls Are Missing the Latino Vote and Thus the True Statewide Spread Between Crist and Scott

Latino Decisions | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Latino Decisions

Polling only in English adds a significant conservative skew, and this is especially risky in Florida. Why? Because Florida has the highest share of Spanish speakers among Latino U.S. citizens, in particular a high percentage of Puerto Rican-born voters.

Roske on Politics - Ferguson State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal

Brent Roske | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics
Brent Roske

Brent Roske interviews State Senator Maria Chapelle-Nadal about her experience during the recent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, including being 'tear...

Propaganda, Potholes and Pensions: Political Ads and Business Clichés During Election (Hunting) Season

Kevin Walsh | Posted 10.09.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Sadly, the two-pronged grade-school defense of "Nu'Uh" and "But he did it, too" will probably carry the day come November. With corporations as citizens, with jean-clad CEOs as governors and with an amnesiac public convinced that their problems stem from the quickly vanishing middle class, what's a non-billionaire to do?

Does Rauner have his facts right?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.29.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With the November election now just five weeks away, both candidates for Illinois governor are campaigning at full-speed ahead. But Rich Miller of Cap...

Illinois election attack ads: Which parts are true?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.26.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The Illinois gubernatorial election is well under way, and both candidates are putting their best arguments forward. But sometimes their best argume...

A Few Fun Facts About Illinois' Candidates for Governor

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.23.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

When voting for governor, Illinoisans must be well aware of the candidates' views on policy matters. But getting to know the candidates as human beings with families and interests and hobbies can shed light on the kind of governor they might turn out to be as well.

A Memo From God to Bob McDonnell

Flora Nicholas | Posted 09.09.2014 | Comedy
Flora Nicholas

As you have announced that your "trust remains in the Lord," I feel it is my duty as The Holy Father, to give you, The Holy F Up, some guidance as you seek to atone for said un-saintly sins.

Here's Why Governor Abercrombie Was 'Blasted' Out Of Office

Civil Beat | Denby Fawcett | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

Now that the dust has settled, it might be helpful to turn to the Hawaiian pidgin English dictionary to get a better grip on why Hawaii Gov. Neil Aber...

Will de Blasio and Cuomo Make Sustainability a Higher Priority?

Steven Cohen | Posted 10.11.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

The sustainability perspective integrates economic growth, environmental protection and public health. I am confident that New York City's mayor and New York State's governor understand this. However, I see little evidence that they have integrated this way of thinking into their approach to politics, policy and governance.

Where Was the Diversity at Bruce Rauner's Companies?

Robert T. Starks | Posted 10.04.2014 | Chicago
Robert T. Starks

It's a campaign. So people expect pandering to be somewhat commonplace. So maybe I shouldn't be offended by Bruce Rauner's pandering to minority communities. But I am.

Rauner Proposes Service Taxes in Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.04.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Unlike his opponent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said he favors allowing the Illinois income tax to fall...

Poll results show Rauner's lead over Quinn growing

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.29.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner holds a 14-point lead over Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn in a new Reboot Illinois/We Ask America...

Should Bruce Rauner Share an Illinois State Budget Proposal?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.16.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

This is the hottest, smartest and most entertaining online debate you'll find about the 2014 race for Illinois governor.

Governor Releases Record California Spending Plan

AP | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's tax windfall lifted Gov. Jerry Brown's spending plan to a record level Tuesday, but the Democratic governor c...

Marco Rubio: Charlie Crist Is A 'Phony'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) railed against Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist (D) on "Your World With Neil Cavuto" Wednesday. Rubio respon...

Attorney General Holder Combats 'Tough on Crime' Legacy

Lauren-Brooke Eisen | Posted 05.28.2014 | Crime
Lauren-Brooke Eisen

Twenty years ago, the problem was a nationwide crime epidemic. Now, we face a different crisis: a prison epidemic. American prisons are bursting with low-level, non-violent offenders. Each prisoner costs taxpayers an average of $30,000 a year.

Rick Snyder Says He Won't Take Gay Marriage Position

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) said Monday that he won't contest a court ruling on the legality of same-sex marriages in his state, and insisted he has...

A Cold Day in Texas

James Moore | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
James Moore

Regardless of the outcome of that case, Abbott ought to be harmed by his association with Nugent and the hypocrisy displayed by letting the rock 'n' roll embarrassment speak for his campaign.

Maybe I Need an Announcer

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 05.04.2014 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

Surveying the reconfigured talk show landscape, I became annoyed that everybody gets to do a monologue but me. After all, I have hilarious thoughts as...

Samantha Lachman

Woman Running For Governor Of Texas Wants To Bring About 'New Day For GOP'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Lisa Fritsch has hosted her own radio talk show, written a book about the tea party and agitated for conservative causes. In the Texas gubernatorial p...