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Amber Ferguson

Here Are 10 Of The Best Political Quotes Of 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Ferguson | Posted 12.26.2014 | Politics

Whether it was dropping f-bombs on HuffPost Live or confusing texting with sexting, politicians said some pretty memorable things in 2014. Hopefull...

Rick Santorum Wishes Obama Was More Like Jesse Helms

Erik Ose | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

The divisive political figures Santorum admires tell us all we need to know about how he would lead America if ever given the chance.

Santorum Teases White House Decision

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harvard | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

Rick Santorum is hinting at the possibility of running for president in 2016. The former Pennsylvania senator, who finished second after eventual ...

Bizarro Election 2014: When Homophobes Backed Gay-Equality Supporters and Vice Versa

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In the bizarro election of 2014, where the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage backed pro-gay Democratic candidates to show the GOP that they will help defeat any Republican candidate who veers from the evangelical right's agenda, pro-gay hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer helped the anti-gay GOP take control of the U.S. Senate.

Laura Bassett

Gillibrand: Democrats Did Not Talk Too Much About 'Women's Issues'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) insisted Wednesday that Democrats didn't run too hard on so-called "women's issues" during the midterms...

Why Democrats Lost Big in the 2014 Midterm Elections

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Elections are moving targets. Nonetheless, absent dramatic irregularities in the election context, polls focused on high visibility races are usually robust predictive tools. Obviously, this was not the case in this year's midterm elections.

Christina Wilkie

Joni Ernst Spokeswoman Resigned After DWI Arrest

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gretchen Hamel, a campaign spokeswoman for Iowa's U.S. Sen.-elect Joni Ernst, resigned last week after she was arrested for driving whil...

Kate Sheppard

Tom Steyer's Very Expensive Experiment In Making Climate Change A 'Wedge Issue'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tom Steyer's climate-focused electoral efforts came up with mixed results Tuesday, but the billionaire environmentalist and former hedge...

Igor Bobic

How The 2014 Midterm Elections Made History

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Tuesday's midterm elections marked a night of historic firsts. Yes, Republicans resoundingly trounced Democrats, taking control of the Senate, expa...

Meet the Newly Empowered Right-wing Radicals

Alan Colmes | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Alan Colmes

I'm reminded of the old saw about being careful about what you ask for, because you might get it. If these far-right radicals are half as good at governing as they've been at heckling from the sidelines, they'll be political superstars.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Here Are Some Things That Soon-To-Be Iowa Senator Joni Ernst Actually Said

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voters in Iowa elected Republican Joni Ernst to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, making her the state's first woman senator. Ernst, a stat...

GOP Voter Intimidation Efforts Are in Full Swing

Erik Ose | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

Why do the Republicans feel a need to engage in such shady voter intimidation schemes year after year? Why are they so afraid of letting people go to the polls and choosing whichever candidates they prefer, free from interference with their right to vote?

Paul Blumenthal

The World After Citizens United: Here Is Your First $100 Million Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) on the election trail Oct. 25 to rally Democrats ahead of Tuesd...

My Final Midterm Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've got six states in the Too Close To Call category, but fear not! After providing a rundown of the races, I am adding a section below where I make my own picks for each of them (since it is Election Eve, after all, and thus time to put up or shut up).

What, Exactly, Is the Difference Between Joni Ernst and Cliven Bundy?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

A politician who evokes violent resistance in such broad terms as did Joni Ernst -- and who refuses to clarify let alone walk them back -- is certainly not appealing to the better angels of our nature. By ginning up the darkest fears of extremists, she is playing a dangerous game.

Cruz Declares War if GOP Wins Senate

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Cruz says they are all wrong. Cruz wants a political war against Democrats. Cruz is the real voice of what will happen if Republicans take control of the Senate.

How The Koch Brothers Are Bait and Switching Voters

Erik Ose | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

As the Koch brothers and their ultra-wealthy cronies think they've figured out, a little chicken manure goes a long way when it comes to misleading voters into supporting the GOP.

Bait and Switch: Will Voters Fall for It?

Dawn Morais | Posted 11.03.2014 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

Those who intend to cast their votes for candidates who have softened their public image should ask themselves if bait and switch as a campaign strategy promises better law-making than we have seen so far from an obstructionist Congress.

Joni Ernst 'Greatly Offended' By Tom Harkin's Taylor Swift Comparison

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst is pushing back on comments from outgoing Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), who said that Iowans shouldn't vote for Ern...

Ernst Pulls Ahead With Just Days To Go

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

A new Iowa poll published on Saturday by the Des Moines Register gives Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst a 7-point lead over Democrat Bruce Brale...

Harry Reid: Joni Ernst May Be Too Extreme Even For GOP

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) warned Democrats on Saturday that they couldn't afford a loss in Iowa's "critical" U.S. Senate race, becaus...

Dem Candidate Is A 'Public Health Threat' According To Anti-Abortion Rights Group

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

At first-glance, a mailer Iowa voters are receiving looks like an alert about a deadly influenza or Ebola outbreak in their state. But the mailer,...

When The 2014 Debates Got Real, What Were These Candidates Really Thinking?

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta & Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics

In politics, candidates are usually on their best behavior during debates. But then comes that smile, that smirk, even a frown -- each of which is ...

Tales From This Koch-fueled Election

Mike Lux | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The biggest question of this election is whether the Republicans will win control of the Senate, so that McConnell can work his magic for his billionaire friends. But right behind that in importance is this inextricably linked question: Do the Koch candidates win their incredibly close elections?

Ryan Grim

Liberal Lurch: Both Parties Find Progressive Jesus In Dying Moments Of Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the GOP has effectively locked down the campaign for the House and is in a good place to win control of the Senate, the contours o...