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Midterm Elections

Why Women Are The Supervoters In This Year's Midterm Elections

Anna Galland | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Anna Galland

Women across the country do amazing and powerful things every day, but we have a special superpower right now: Our votes. You've probably sensed this...

Betting Against Latino Voters is a Bad Move

Randy Borntrager | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Randy Borntrager

It's official. In case there was any doubt left, this election cycle shows that the GOP's hyped-up "rebranding" efforts with Latino voters have been a...

Ryan Grim

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

Mark Begich Courts Independent Voters In Alaska Senate Race

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

By Steve Quinn JUNEAU, Oct 29 (Reuters) - In family video footage recorded in 1970, a young Senator Mark Begich is seen in a bucolic p...

Independents, Anti-Incumbent Wave Could Create Election Day Surprises

Bill Schneider | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Bookmakers put the odds at a Republican takeover of the Senate at 80 to 90 percent. Sounds pretty close to a sure thing. Is it all over for Democrats? Maybe. But there are still some wild cards out there.

Senate Battleground Tilts Away From Dems

The Hill | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

Democrats’ path to holding their Senate majority has narrowed, with Republicans pulling ahead in critical states and on the cusp of upsets in severa...

Democrats Are 'Disgusted' With Politics? Boo Hoo

Carla Seaquist | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

How does not voting in the coming midterm elections put things right? For that matter, how does it put things right to swear off forevermore all politics, a threat heard from Democrats across the land?

It's Ebola, Stupid

Erica Payne | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Erica Payne

Now is our chance to argue for government -- one that is well-funded and run by people who believe in the critical role it can and must play. Look around, do you see a corporation stepping in to solve the Ebola crisis?

Here Are The Biggest Campaign Whoppers Of The 2014 Midterms

FactCheck.Org | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on By the time the last polling booth closes on Nov. 4, a staggering amount of money — $4 billio...

Democrats Scale Back Spending In South Dakota Senate Race

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT and HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are scaling back their spending in South Dakota, as recent polls show the Republican nominee, former Gov. Mike Ro...

My Vote Doesn't Define Me -- Or You

Phu Nguyen | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Phu Nguyen

Today, tomorrow, and in all my days before I die, I will be the president of my life despite who I vote to be the president of the United States. I take ownership of my failures and my successes, and I think the country would be significantly changed if we all did across all parties.

Obama Kicks Off Rare Campaign Swing For Midterm Elections

AP | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is kicking off a weeklong, six-state campaign spree with a visit to Wisconsin. Obama will attend a rally...

Sec. Of The Interior: Millennial Voters Can Turn The Tide On Climate Change

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Despite the partisan squabbles that seem to be consuming Congress these days, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has faith that millennials can ma...

Why Major Sports Leagues Are Spending BIG On Midterm Elections | Posted 10.28.2014 | Sports

For many election watchers, tuning into a football or baseball game can be a welcome diversion from the daily grind. Behind the scenes, however, North...

The Election Detection Kit: 10 Ways to Catch Someone Lying about Voting

Tony_Diaz | Posted 10.28.2014 | Latino Voices

My name is Tony. I'm a citizen. And I've lied about voting. I'm not proud of it. But I'm also ready to do something about it. So, this time around, I voted early. And, just like former hackers who go on to help catch other hackers, I'm going to give you 10 ways to bust someone who is lying about voting.

Politician Who Has Been Dead Since 2009 Just Weighed In On New Hampshire Senate Race

Bloomberg | David Weigel | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

Granite State Republicans successfully place an old op-ed from the 2008 Senate race, written by a dead man....

Where To Vote For Election Day 2014

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

Election Day 2014 is almost here, and the tool below, created by The Pew Charitable Trusts in partnership with Google, can help you figure out where t...

Fight For Senate Control May Not End On Election Day

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - The fight for control of the U.S. Senate could last far past the Nov. 4 election...

These Democrats Want to Let Insurers Sell Crappy Coverage Again

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.27.2014 | 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.

Christian Right Will Still Turn Out For Republicans In Midterm Elections

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

By Alistair Bell SPRINGDALE, Ark., Oct 27 (Reuters) - If Republicans win control of the Senate in the midterm elections they should sa...

Zach Carter

Chuck Schumer: Supreme Court Will Thwart Democrats For Decades If We Lose Midterms | Zach Carter | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Republicans take control of the Senate in the November elections, the repercussions for the Supreme Court could thwart Democratic Par...

Kentucky Newspapers Endorse Alison Lundergan Grimes

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

Two major Kentucky newspapers have endorsed Alison Lundergan Grimes for Senate over incumbent Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R). The Cour...

Struggling Governors Could Hurt GOP's Senate Hopes

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — As David Perdue campaigns throughout Georgia, the Republican candidate for Senate describes a struggling economy and people yearni...

A GOP Wave? Thank the Democrats' Cave!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Election Night forecast: It won't be pretty. Here's part of why...

Why Every Vote Counts

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 10.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

You might be one of the 18 people who decide not to vote, and that decision could make the difference between electing a pro-LGBT senator or one who doesn't support our issues. Every vote counts on the floor of the Senate, and losing that one vote could mean the difference between passing laws that further equal rights and being left high and dry as second-class citizens.