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Midterm Elections

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Americans Stubbornly Unmoved By Parties' Best Midterm Pitches

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

After months of campaigning and with primary season nearly at a close, the midterm elections landscape remains decidedly un-gamechanged. Americans ...

Zach Carter

Koch-Backed Senate Hopeful Invested In Startup That Owes $100,000 In Delinquent Taxes

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

Republican Senate hopeful Monica Wehby's campaign touts her private sector experience, emphasizing that as a doctor, she ran a small business and "cre...

Campaign Advice for Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics
Benjamin Knoll

There's no shortage of campaign strategy advice in this year's Kentucky Senate race. In that spirit, I'll add my own two cents. If I were advising the McConnell campaign, I would say... Don't screw up.

What Women Think They Know About Gun Laws (And How They're Wrong)

Margie Omero | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

In the last decade, more women were killed by an intimate partner using a gun than troops killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. Come November, women across party lines may reward candidates working to solve problems, rather than leaning on partisan perceptions.

The Cost of Playing Defense on Women's Health

Justine Sarver | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Justine Sarver

The cost of fighting these attacks over the last 10 years has been significant. All told, women's health advocates have spent over $43 million playing defense on ballot measures. That's a staggering amount. But the true cost is even greater.

Gays, Politics and the 2014 Midterms

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

If you want your voice to matter and your vote to count, get off your couch, leave your parents basement and find the office of your local political party.

GOP Leads In Midterm Enthusiasm, But Gap Is Smaller Than In 2010

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

Republicans are more enthusiastic than Democrats about the upcoming midterms, but the gap is narrower than in past years that brought wave elections, ...

In 2014, Politics May Be Local. Really.

Greg Speed | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Greg Speed

What if this means that to some extent, as the old adage goes, all politics are once again local in 2014? Will this year be determined more by state and local dynamics, issues, and candidate qualities than the two previous midterms?

Executive Orders: Term-Limited Victories

Jackie Gardina | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Jackie Gardina

During President Obama's tenure, the LGBT community has seen an unprecedented recognition of our basic rights at the national level. Almost every victory, however, is because President Obama, not Congress, took action.

Major Spending On Elections Met With Total Apathy By Voters

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of vot...

Koch-Backed Group Shovels Money Towards Monica Wehby's Home Turf

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

A nonprofit funded by Charles and David Koch is reportedly spending almost $2 million on airtime in Oregon, where Republican Monica Wehby is campaigni...

Let's Strengthen - Not Endanger - Iowa's First-in-the-Nation Caucuses in 2016

Jean Hessburg | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Jean Hessburg

The number one goal of Democrats looking to reform the Iowa presidential caucuses should be simple: Don't mess up a good thing.

Keystone XL Decision Won't Come Until After November Elections

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

A final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline won't come until after the November elections, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. The Nebraska S...

What Are Crucial Comms Strategies to Cut Through hte Noise Before the Midterms

Robert Hoopes | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Hoopes

The midterm electorate is comprised of the most passionate voters - devoted and engaged political activists who write letters to editors, blog, volunt...

Senate Dems Attempt To Steer Attention Away From Obamacare

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan has her Republican opponent right where she wants him geographically — and, therefor...

Your Birthday Present for America

Richard Greene | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics
Richard Greene

Happy Birthday, America! We are, indeed, a great country... and we could be even better if [91.6 Million (41.3 percent), 2012 126.8 Million (58.3 ...

Getting Democrats to Vote

Bob Burnett | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Pew factors voters into three categories: "General Public," "Registered Voter," and "Politically Engaged." I'll assume the "Politically Engaged" are those likely to vote in the November midterm election and focus on those percentages.

The Case to Stop Campaigning and Start Governing

Mack McLarty | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Mack McLarty

With midterm elections four months away, there are signs that a bitterly polarized electorate will again deliver a government incapable of working together. This is our era's sad twist on the maxim "all politics is local." You can win local elections at the extremes. But you can't govern from there.

If You Don't Vote, You Get What You Deserve

Gerry Myers | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

It is crucial for everyone to exercise their constitutional right to cast a ballot... even in midterm elections like the one coming up in November. After all the ballots are counted, someone is going to win whether you take part or not.

We've Been Keeping Track Of This Cycle's Strangest Candidates, So You Don't Have To

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

This year's crop of midterm election candidates include a Santa Claus impersonator, a hog-castrating state senator, a supernatural role-player and a r...

The Data Shows: Is 2014 Really "The Year of the Woman"?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Do female candidates really hold the future of the Senate in their hands? Is the partisan makeup of the Senate intimately tied to the fate of female candidates making this truly "the Year of the Woman?"

State Lawmakers Battle To Manipulate Voting Times

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Election Day is approaching, and you've made up your mind. There's no need to wait. In many states, you now can vote earl...

Johnson, Reagan and the Great American Paradox

Bennet Kelley | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Name the hawkish former president that liberals love to hate who cut taxes shortly after taking office, presided over a booming economy with low unemployment, reduced the national debt and whose legacy shapes much of today's debate.

Zach Carter

Iowa Senate Candidate Earned Millions Leading Company That Paid No Taxes

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mark Jacobs, a top GOP contender for the seat of departing Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin (D), made more than $34 million as a top executive at Re...

Battle of the Billionaires Shapes This Year's Midterm Elections

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

The Koch brothers, who have built up their vast fortune through oil, gas and coal, will battle to protect their fossil fuel interests. If they succeed, it would mark doom for Barack Obama's second-term green agenda.