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Midterm Elections

The New And 'Edgy' Meet the Press Explains The Midterms Using Chicken, Coffee, And A 'Nerd Screen'

Bob Cesca | Posted 09.23.2014 | Media
Bob Cesca

Note to all hard news outlets: you know what'd be a nice change of pace? Switch the red and blue color-coding every election cycle, and stop finding new ways to divide the country through simplistic metaphors.

Leading Change or Waiting For It?

Laphonza Butler | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Laphonza Butler

It's time to stop the spin and make one thing perfectly clear: Pundits and politicos make speeches. Working people make change. The power of our vote will be felt at the polls in November.

House Republicans' Midterm Strategy: Terror, Terror, Terror!

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

House Republicans are hoping that fears over national security will be their ticket to a bigger majority come the November midterm elections, so much ...

Is the October Surprise That Democrats Could Ace November Midterms?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


R. Christie and Lamarche focus on Congress -- why it voted 3:1 for Obama's Syria-ISIS plan and who'll make the grade in the upcoming midterm exam? And they split on the greater 'existential threat' to U.S.: Ron says ISIS, Gara says climate. Three beheadings vs. "There's no Planet B"?

Tight Midterm Races Could Lead To Fierce Runoffs

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year? A handful o...

Raising the Minimum Wage

Erica Payne | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Erica Payne

A minimum wage increase will positively affect a sizable portion of the population, will have a moderate stimulative effect on the economy, and will be easily affordable. And by indexing it to inflation as the Harkin-Miller bill suggests, it would ensure that low income American workers would not risk seeing their wages eroded during the next recession.

The Political Education of a Tea Party Congressman

Timothy J. O'Neill | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Timothy J. O'Neill

On paper Farenthold's district ought to be competitive. The reality is that it probably is not.

Democrats Will Place President Obama In Suspended Animation Through 2014 Midterm Elections

Spencer Green | Posted 09.16.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The process of placing the President in suspended animation will involve a metal compound made of carbon and tibanna gas used to smuggle items or transport people across the galaxy.

5 Ways Mitch McConnell Explains Our Bleak World

Alec MacGillis | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Alec MacGillis

As powerful as he is, Mitch McConnell has gotten oddly little attention over the years, in large part because he offers little superficial appeal. But McConnell holds the key to understanding how our politics and government have come to such a low point.

Why Texas' 27th Congressional District Is Interesting

Sean Theriault | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Sean Theriault

If it wasn't for the adoption of a Republican redistricting map, this race very well could have been the most interesting race in the state.

Video Of GOP Lawmaker's Tirade Resurfaces In House Race

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

DUQUOIN, Ill. (AP) — A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a furious r...

Obama Lends Voice To DNC's First Ads Of 2014

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is lending his voice to national radio ads by the Democratic National Committee, seeking to motivate Africa...

Is the Gender Gap Really About Race?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

As the 2014 midterm election approaches the gender gap -- or in less polite terms, the Republican war on women -- will likely draw a fair amount of media attention.

Astounding Percentage Of Americans Disapprove Of GOP

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

An astounding 72 percent of Americans say they are unhappy with Republicans in Congress, according to a recent poll. President Barack Obama and th...

Simple Economic Plan That Wins the Midterms: Minimum Wage and Middle Class Tax Cut

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If the Democrats could stick to two economic proposals, Republicans would be put in the position of stating publicly what Mitch McConnell told his billionaires in private: we are here for you, and you only.

What Do Republicans Want?

Bob Burnett | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Although negative political ads take a toll, in most elections voters respond to positive messages. 2014 may prove to be an exception to this rule, as Republicans have waged a relentlessly negative campaign.

American Politics as a Billionaire's Playground

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Think of this as the year that democracy of, by, and for the billionaires shall not perish from the Earth -- not when we're on a new electoral playing field in a political world in which distinctions are no longer made between unlimited money and unlimited speech.

Grimes' Senate Task: Sway Non-Obama Voters

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — Gina Roberts was pleased to see a woman capture a statewide office in Kentucky when Alison Lundergan Grimes was elected secreta...

Why This Colorado House Race Is One of the Hottest in the Country

Seth Masket | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Seth Masket

It's a fascinating race because so many of the fundamentals of politics are in play and at war with each other.

Democrat Asks Court To Keep His Name Off Senate Ballot

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

(Adds response by Kansas secretary of state, last paragraph) By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept 10 (Reuters) - The ...

Scott Brown Secures GOP Nomination To Challenge Jeanne Shaheen

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

Former Sen. Scott Brown has won the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to represent New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate, th...

Fighting for Our Political Voice

Larry Cohen | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Money isn't speech and corporations aren't people. Most people get that. According to the U.S. Supreme Court, however, political contributions by corporations and the richest Americans actually are free speech and entitled to special protection. Even when they're made in secret.

Natalie Jackson

How HuffPost Forecasts Senate Elections: The Technical Details | Natalie Jackson | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

The HuffPost Pollster Senate prediction model has three parts: averaging public polls, calculating probabilities race by race and calculating the over...

Kathleen Rice Has Voter Momentum in New York's Fourth Congressional District Election

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 09.08.2014 | New York
Chris Komisarjevsky

The push is on now during the remaining 60 days of the race to represent New York State's Fourth Congressional District in our nation's Capital. Representative Carolyn McCarthy wasted no time in endorsing Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice.

Elise Foley

Obama: Keeping Democratic Control Of The Senate Matters | Elise Foley | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

Even if a Democrat-led Senate hasn't helped deliver much legislation to the president's desk, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday...