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November Election

November 17th - Romanians and Czechs Choose Democracy

Olena Kagui | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Olena Kagui

"A minor miracle occurred yesterday," wrote Frank Fischer in an email on November 17th, "(it) marked a significant victory for democracy and justice in Romania's long march from the end of the Communist regime."

97-Year-Old Gets U.S. Citizenship, 'Honored' To Vote For First Time

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.04.2014 | Good News

This woman is almost a century old, but it isn't too late for her to take advantage of all her new citizenship has to offer. Chenyi Pan, 97, spent ...

Who's Who In The November 4th Election

The Root | The Root Staff | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices

This year a record number of black Americans are running for office. In total, across congressional and statewide elections, more than 100 black polit...

Republicans Fear Paying a Price for Attacks on Interests of African Americans

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Community and civil rights organizations are exhorting African American voters to go to the polls in the mid-term elections by pointing out that when African Americans don't vote they get outcomes like Ferguson, Missouri. Republicans think that reference to Ferguson is "inflammatory." It's not the least bit "inflammatory."

Why I Will Vote for the Democrats

Tim Koechlin | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

I believe in the separation of church and state. I believe that a person should be able to marry whomever s/he wants to marry. I believe in a woman's right to choose. That's why I will vote for Democrats on November 4.

Is One Good Congress Too Much to Ask?

William S. Becker | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
William S. Becker

I wonder what Jefferson would think of our Congress today, or of the voters who tolerate it. I wonder what it would feel like to be proud of our government again.

Ohio's Democratic Candidate for Secretary of State, Nina Turner Poised to be Pivotal Force in the 2016 Presidential Election

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Akoshia Yoba

This year's midterm elections offer an unprecedented opportunity for Ohio voters to make history by launching the first Democratic African American woman into the state's Executive Branch.

Campaign Finance Reform and Arbinger's Self Deception

Stephen Tryon | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Stephen Tryon

Never before in the history of our republic has there been such a virulent combination of information technology and unbridled spending on political messaging.

As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry

Tom Weis | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL's northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights on ending all tar sands exploitation.

Progress: How Badly Do We Want It?

Nick Desai | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Nick Desai

The progress we want is still out there to be had. We just have to want it badly enough. We can't sit smugly because our ideas are better. Our ideas are ONLY better if they are enacted. Let's not laugh at the opposition; let's be awakened instead. Let's jolt into action, and recapture the baton of American leadership.

A Turning Point for Democrats

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

You think there is gridlock in Washington now? If the GOP wins both houses of Congress in November, nothing meaningful will get done for two years, and many good social programs will come under crippling attack.

Remember, Remember the Fifth of November: Thoughts on Election Day

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

We have reached a point where our leaders have stopped listening to the American people. However, what will it take for the government to start listening to the people again?

America Becomes More Progressive Through Pot and Gay Marriage Legalization

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Our leaders in Washington are lost. Democrats are creating a nanny state while Republicans are promoting puritanical dogma.

Thanksgiving and the National Bird

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Nancy Rubin Stuart

Contrary to the popular myths, the wild turkey can fly. As the recent election has proven, so can we, if, like that original American bird, we keep close to the ground.

Zach Carter

Romney Economic Adviser Calls For Raising Taxes On The Rich

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's former economic adviser Glenn Hubbard published an op-ed in the Financial Times Tuesday calling for higher tax rates on the wealthy and ...

Zach Carter

Wall Street 'Could Live With' Tax Hikes For Rich, Says Obama's Top Finance Ally

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wall Street's hostility toward President Barack Obama has been playing out for years in the form of extreme rhetoric and lopsided campai...

8 Reasons Why Nov. 6, 2012, Was The Most Significant Day In LGBT History Since Stonewall

Rob Watson | Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

This was more than just a "great election for LGBT people." This was a game changer. The game changer. We will never return to the level of indignity that we suffered before, even as we roll with the momentum to resolve the still-existent inequities that plague our lives.

Mitt Romney's Fantasy Poll Numbers

Zach Friend | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Zach Friend

For Romney to win, nearly every single state poll needs to be biased. Is it possible? Sure. But that doesn't make it probable.

Mitt Romney: Undecided Candidate for Undecided President

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Dear undecided voter: If you are looking for a candidate who you can relate to, Mitt Romney is undoubtedly your man. Why? Because, like yourselves, he just cannot make up his mind.

Zach Carter

Did GM Bail Out Mitt Romney?

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

In 2000, a financially struggling plastics company that supplied car parts received emergency funding from auto manufacturers General Motors and Ford ...

Zach Carter

Jack Welch Invents '2009 Recession' And New Economic Metric To Criticize Barack Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch rewrote economic history during a Saturday appearance on Fox News, criticizing President Barack O...

Zach Carter

Wall Street Analyst: Obama Will Fire DeMarco In December

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Bank of America analyst Ralph Axel said Friday that he expects President Barack Obama to fire acting Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Ed DeMarc...

Friday Surprise: What the New Jobs Report Will Tell Us About the Future

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Unless the number of jobs added in October turns out to be substantially higher or lower than September's, or the unemployment rate is way higher or lower than anticipated, the report should be treated merely as news cycle fodder.

Zach Carter

One Big Partisan Knife: The Real Story Of Mitt Romney's 'Bipartisan' Massachusetts Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past month, Mitt Romney touted similarities between the fiscal mess he inherited as Massachusetts governor and the current U.S....

Tax Expert: 'Good Reason To Be Skeptical' Of Romney's Tax Return

Zach Carter | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

A respected tax attorney and deficit hawk wrote a letter to the editor of Tax Notes on Monday saying that, "There is good reason to be skeptical" of M...