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The Death of Polling: Can We Trust the Polls in 2016?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Inaccuracies and errors are part of the nature and essence of election polling, it will be off almost as much as it's on. But that said, we can do a better job reporting results and putting them into context.

Friday Talking Points -- A Democratic Economic Platform for Next Time

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in Congress just won a smashing electoral success by essentially doing nothing but mercilessly block Obama's agenda. That, to put it another way, is a winning formula for them with their base voters.

Ed Gillespie Concedes To Mark Warner In Virginia Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — Republican Ed Gillespie on Friday conceded the Virginia Senate race to the Democratic incumbent, Mark Warner, and said he wo...

Republican Brings Controversy Over Washington Football Team's Name Into Virginia Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

Republican Ed Gillespie brought the controversy over Washington, D.C.'s, football team name into the Virginia Senate race with an ad that aired during...

These Democrats Want to Let Insurers Sell Crappy Coverage Again

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

As we head into the final stretch before next week's midterm elections, Americans continue to have wide-ranging views of Obamacare, but even many who have an unfavorable view of it say they would rather see Congress improve it than get rid of it.

Mark Warner vs. Ed Gillespie vs. Robert Sarvis Nonpartisan Candidate Guide for Virginia Senate Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Here are the issue-by-issue stands for Mark Warner, Ed Gillespie and Robert Sarvis, with additional links at the bottom for each candidate if you'd like to dig deeper.

GOP Candidate Ditches Ads In Virginia Senate Race

AP | ALAN SUDERMAN and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ed Gillespie has one of the sharpest political instincts of any of the Republicans' recruits for Senate races this year. But th...

GOP Candidate Comes Up With A New, Misleading Obamacare Claim

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

At a Tuesday candidate debate, Virginia Republican Senate nominee Ed Gillespie offered a confusing explanation for how repealing the Affordable Care A...

Paul Blumenthal

Where Billionaires Are Placing Bets In This Year's Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Democratic Party works to hold control of the U.S. Senate for the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency, a key strategy fo...

Paul Blumenthal

Corporations Have Found Yet Another (Secret) Way To Help Get Politicians Elected

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On June 14, 2012, someone created a corporation in Ohio called American Dream Fund LLC. Six months later, this corporation made a $250,0...

Senate Democrats Seek To Split GOP On Export-Import Bank

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? In all likelihood, most voters in Louisiana and Virginia aren't either. And yet Democratic ...

Paul Blumenthal

A Personal Super PAC Is The Latest Weapon For This Year's Senate Candidate

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This year, for the first time since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling unleashed the unlimited-money super PAC, the majorit...

The End of ENDA?

Dana Beyer | Posted 09.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

If my gay colleagues choose to jettison ENDA, I'm willing to back off. But the question with which I am left is: Now what? Do we really expect that the House of Representatives, which won't even debate the version of ENDA with broad religious exemptions, will seriously consider a stricter amended one?

Zach Carter

Warren's Mortgage Reforms Divide Progressives

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is dividing Wall Street critics in Congress by leading talks regarding a controversial Fannie Mae and Fr...

GOP Candidate Downplays The Struggle Of Living On Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

Ed Gillespie downplayed the difficulties of living on the minimum wage in a video of the Republican Senate candidate speaking to voters in Virginia Be...

What's in a Name? In Politics, Perhaps a Lot More Than One Might Think

Rich Rubino | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

The old saying goes "What's in a name?" Actually, names can be very important in the political arena and have changed the course of American political history.

Senators Criticize TSA Over Ability To Keep Travelers Safe

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, April 30 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday questioned the Transportation Security Administration'...

Senate Democrats Urge Obama To Approve Keystone XL

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the...

Moderate Democrats Open To Lower Minimum Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

Already facing heavy Republican opposition, congressional Democrats who support raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour now find themselves beatin...

Mark Warner: Deport Bieber!

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) is apparently betting that Justin Bieber supporters won't come out to vote against him in the 2014 election. He joked on ...

Downside for Democrats in the Christie Scandal?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Two years is the equivalent of twenty years in political time, but there have been some recent political twists and turns that may profoundly affect t...

Mark Warner's DC Centrism: Hurting the Middle Class

Mike Lux | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

It is a classic DC politician ploy: carry the water for a powerful lobby and call it centrism, while warning advocates of low and middle income people to "not let the perfect be the enemy of the good".

Former RNC Chairman Reportedly Readying Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie is gearing up to challenge Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) in his reelection bid this year, the Ne...

Ken Cuccinelli To Forgo 2014 Senate Run

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Andrew Cain | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

Ken Cuccinelli, who lost the race for governor, says he will not take on U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., in 2014. The attorney general, who previous...

Dave Jamieson

'Indefensible:' How Federal Workers Get Squeezed By Both Parties

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Working for the federal government is supposed to be the most stable gig in America, immune to the uncertainties of private-sector busin...