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Michelle Obama Tells Democrats To Be 'Hungry' For Midterm Victories

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

First Lady Michelle Obama is joining get out the vote efforts ahead of the midterm elections, telling Democrats it's time to be as "passionate" and "h...

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, ...

Black Leaders Worry Low Voter Turnout Could Lead To More Voter ID Laws

AP | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in Nove...

Americans' Approval Of Congress Near Historic Low

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

Americans are on track to be unhappier with Congress this year than before any midterm election since 1974, according to a Gallup poll released Monday...

Five Ways the New Limits on Carbon Pollution Will Influence the Midterms

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Obama administration just did the most important thing it could to confront climate change right now: it set limits on carbon pollution coming from power plants.

House Dems To Focus On Jobs Ahead Of Midterms

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Wednesday outlined plans to focus on economic issues and job opportunities while portraying Republicans as beho...

Senate Electoral Dynamics in 2014 and 2016

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No matter the outcome -- whether Republicans gain control or Democrats narrowly retain it -- it is worth taking a look at the underlying dynamics of the Senate field for the next two election cycles.

Valerie Jarrett: Immigration Promise 'Lost In Translation'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett took to Twitter on Friday to reject reports that the Obama administration has a commitment from House Speak...

Another Poll Finds Democrats Facing Daunting Challenges For 2014

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

Democrats are likely to face a daunting challenge in November's midterm elections, according to a Pew Research/USA Today poll released Monday -- the l...

The 5 Most Important Findings in the New Harvard Youth Poll

Alex Wirth | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Alex Wirth

By a margin of 3 to 1, young Americans believe the United States should let other counties and the United Nations take the lead in solving international crises.

What Do Cliven Bundy, Phil Robertson and Ted Nugent Have in Commmon?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

It is impossible to disconnect the "states' rights," anti-government foundations of conservatism from the racism that hides beneath it, exposed nakedly every so often by the Cliven Bundys of the world.

What Democrats Must Do to Win in November

James Zogby | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

This November, Democrats will have chance to reconnect with ethnic voters and win support from them while still courting other key groups. It is not an either-or proposition.

Democrats Should Launch Pro-Obamacare Ad Campaign

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There is no shortage of personal stories like this out there. The Democrats should be actively seeking such stories and presenting them to the public. Vetting the stories will be important, to avoid the egg-on-face nature of many of the anti-Obamacare ads, but this shouldn't be all that hard to accomplish.

Twerk Less, Vote More: A Millennial Manifesto

Tré Easton | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Tré Easton

If I hear one more member of the Millennial generation tell me how "not political" they are, or how disinterested they are in the current affairs of this country, I cannot be held responsible for my reaction.

Republicans Have Unveiled Their 2014 Agenda: Do Nothing

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

So it may seem that the Republicans are doing nothing about nothing. But they're actually doing nothing about everything. Whatever the problems we face, their infantile solution is always the same: close your eyes, and it will go away.

Help Your Teen Beat the Midterm Blues

Dan Mulhern | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
Dan Mulhern

Autumn can be beautiful but it its natural challenges approach: Shorter days, falling leaves, hints of cold. Now's a good time to (a) see the energy drop; (b) interpret it for those who need to keep moving; and (c) shape a clear, well-marked path for the work ahead.

Elect Occupy Wall Street in 2014

Carl Gibson | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Carl Gibson

I'm becoming more and more convinced that the left's collective crying out for strong, effective leadership is going to have to come from the leaderfu...

Zach Carter

GOP Senator Gives $500,000 To Corporate Welfare Recipient's Super PAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on Tuesday led a conservative Senate bloc opposing a government loan program on the grounds that it functioned ...

Stop Making Sense: Obama's Useless Appeals to Reason

Mark Olmsted | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

Anyone who has suffered from addiction or is close to someone who has knows how immune to reason the disease is.

What's So Wrong with Young Voters?

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David D. Burstein

Ignorance is a major issue facing our democracy and it is a bipartisan epidemic. But the real culprit in political ignorance is our education system.

Obama Poll Watch -- December, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama once again charted an unbelievably stable month in terms of approval ratings. The mildly good news was in his disapproval rating, which dropped significantly over the course of December.

President Obama Has Impressed Me

Billie Jean King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Billie Jean King

While President Obama has taken his share of knocks this year and things did not look particularly good for him after the mid-term elections, he has risen to the occasion

Obama Poll Watch -- November, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama just had his most stable month ever in the public opinion polls, capping off a remarkable year of polling stability. Were you to just read the headlines or listen to the soundbites, you may have a different impression.

Obama's Plan B? You Decide!

Erich Origen and Gan Golan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erich Origen and Gan Golan

In this image from the hit graphic novel, THE ADVENTURES OF UNEMPLOYED MAN, we see Obama (Hero-in-Chief), Unemployed Man, and perennial sidekick, P...

New Data: Top Reporters Stress GOP, Not Tea Party, After Midterms

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Elections have a way of setting agendas, and the political world is already adopting the language of the midterms. To get a snapshot, I counted up the most frequent words reporters used in their questions during three post-election sessions.