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Your Vote Could Help Determine the Election

Caitlin Maguire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Caitlin Maguire

Saying "my vote won't make a difference" is not an excuse. Your vote does make a difference. Your vote could be one to help swing this election.

Obama Has 'Modest Lead' Over Romney: Final Pew Poll

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama heads into Election Day having regained a "modest" 3-point lead over Mitt Romney, according to the final election poll by the Pew Researc...

The Hybrid Halloween Witch of 2012

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Nancy Rubin Stuart

Today, black magic is out, replaced by blogs and picket lines where the Halloween witch can express her complaints about social injustices without the risk of being burned at the stake.

Obama Sitting Pretty Against The Competition

AP | By LAURIE KELLMAN and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A surging Rick Santorum is running even with Mitt Romney atop the Republican presidential field, but neither candidate is faring well ag...

Popular Vote v. Electoral College (Why The Media Badly Needs A History Lesson)

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

It's painful to watch these fools -- they don't know how a five-point popular vote victory almost always translates when it comes to the only metric that matters -- the Electoral College. (Hint: landslide).

Is the Race Breaking to Obama?

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

The conservatives have become intellectually exhausted, politically discredited and temperamentally reactionary and angry. This is a movement and party that now seems lost.

McCain Campaign Enlists The Fear Factor One More Time

Bob Vanderet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bob Vanderet

As electoral projections suggest Barack Obama might win by a landslide, John McCain's campaign once again tries to cast Obama as the Angry Black Terrorist who, in Sarah Palin's words, "doesn't see America the same way you and I do."

Obama Makes Gains In National Polls

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama has widened his lead over Sen. John McCain, according to CNN's latest "poll of polls." The senator from Illinois is ahead of McCain...

Bye Bye McCain Bounce -- National Tracking Polls Show Race Shifting Back To Obama Over Past Four Days (UPDATED)

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

The anxiety and bed-wetting that many Democrats have been experiencing about the state of the presidential race over the past few weeks should be subsiding as the Palin effect is wearing off.

Sam Stein

Plouffe Memo: "We Will Respond With Speed And Ferocity"

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama campaign manager David Plouffe sent a memo to reporters early Friday morning, acknowledging the tightness of the presidential race and committin...

Obama Camp Manager: Don't Read National Polls

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

David Plouffe, an architect of Barack Obama's surprise ascension to the pinnacle of the Democratic Party, did not look today like a fellow under dures...

Despite Media Narrative, Obama Leads By Over 100 Electoral Votes According To Independent Groups

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

With all the breathlessness over the minute movements in the irrelevant national polls, the one thing no one seems to be noticing is that the electoral map is still trending very poorly for McCain.

Poll: Obama Has Slim National Lead

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Illinois Senator Barack Obama enters the General Election with a tight lead, 43% to 38%, over Arizona Senator John McCain, according to a new TIME Mag...

Obama Leads McCain By 15 Points In Another Poll

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrat Barack Obama has opened a 15-point lead in the presidential race, and most of the political trends -- voter enthusiasm, views of President Ge...

Poll: Obama Overtakes McCain In National Poll

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrat Barack Obama leads Republican John McCain 49%-44% among "likely" voters, the latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows. A month ago, McCain had a 48...

McCain Holds Two Point National Lead In Latest Poll

Rasmussen Reports | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Barack Obama inching closer to Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic ...

Gallup Poll Says Obama Cut Hillary's National Lead To 6 Points

Gallup | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama has now cut the gap with Hillary Clinton to 6 percentage points among Democrats nationally in the Gallup Poll Daily tracking three-day av...

Gallup Poll: Huckabee Surges Nationally, Clinton And Giuliani Fade

USA Today | Mark Memmott and Jill Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"National support for Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Rudy Giuliani significantly eroded over the past month," USA TODAY Washington bur...

Huckabee Pulls Within 3 Of Rudy Giuliani

Rasmussen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If the current round of Huck-a-mania is nothing more that Mike Huckabee's fifteen minutes of fame, the former Arkansas Governor is certainly making th...