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Obama Election

President Obama Still Chasing King's Dream

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama's election did show that millions of whites were more than willing to punch the ticket for an African-American for the world's most powerful political post. King would almost certainly glow with approval at that. But there are a couple of troubling caveats that mar America's great racial leap forward.

A Good Start on Voting Reform, But Let's Get On With It

Bob Edgar | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Bob Edgar

Desiline Victor's story and others like it make a powerful case for congressional action to retain and strengthen the EAC and should drive the work of state legislators and the president's new commission as well.

Creating Our Own Post-Racial Society

Deborah Plummer | Posted 03.25.2013 | Black Voices
Deborah Plummer

A post-racial society is more like a continuous improvement process that requires incremental improvements over time rather than a "breakthrough" improvement that happens all at once as the result of a black American as president.

We Are a Nation of Stuff

Byron Williams | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Byron Williams

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly famously opined during his post election analysis: "It's not a traditional America anymore. People want stuff." Though a sophomoric conclusion, O'Reilly is simultaneously right and wrong.

The Election One Month Later: Barack Obama and the Politics of Realignment

Jerome Karabel | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

Forty four percent of all Democratic votes come from minorities, compared to just 11 percent of Republican votes. With the minority vote destined to play an ever-growing role in American politics, the "Southern strategy"­ -- the foundation of Republican dominance for the quarter century between 1968 and 1992 -- ­is dead.

Stuff and Nonsense

Richard C. Leone | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Richard C. Leone

There are many problems with O'Reilly's argument but none is more fundamental than his assertion that past majorities of Americans (as a group, as white as the folks at a Republican convention) were not interested in "stuff from the government."

Obama Camp Surprised Networks Called Election So Early

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.08.2013 | Media

Karl Rove wasn't the only person surprised that television networks were calling the 2012 election for President Barack Obama so early on Tuesday nigh...

We Did This

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

From every corner of this nation, a majority sent a resounding message that we will not tolerate a rollback of our liberties, nor will we sit by idly as the rights so many fought and died for were under attack.

Morning in America

Michael Moore | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Michael Moore

Congratulations everyone!! This country has truly changed, and I believe there will be no going back. Hate lost yesterday. That is amazing in and of itself. And all the women who were elected last night! A total rebuke of Neanderthal attitudes.

The Nation Review Blames College For Obama's Election

National Review Online | Posted 01.07.2013 | College

Just before the election, Jay Nordlinger reported that the proportion of Princeton University faculty or staff donating to the presidential candidates...

For The Radical Right, Obama Victory Brings Fury And Fear

Mark Potok | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Mark Potok

The loss of a white majority in the U.S. has helped drive a truly explosive growth of the radical right in the last three years. For months now, groups on the radical right have increasingly fretted about a possible Obama victory. Now that that has occurred, they may grow more dangerous still.

Build the Party or Build the Community?

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Harold A. McDougall

Commentators have said a social movement brought President Obama a second term. But can we count on that in 2016, without Obama's "star" quality?

PHOTOS: Election Data, Illustrated In Burgers And French Fries

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.07.2012 | Home

The election is finally over! But before we all go on a collective politics cleanse, let's take a moment to reflect on Obama and Romney's campaigns -...

WATCH: Obama Delivers Victory Speech

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama electrified supporters with his victory speech delivered in Chicago in the early hours of the morning after midnight on Wednesd...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Election Results 2012: A Stinging Loss, A Republican Waterloo

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

BOSTON –- It was a devastating night for Mitt Romney and the Republican Party, failing to unseat an incumbent president who appeared at one point de...

Obama Delivers Presidential Victory Speech

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama delivered a victory speech to his supporters after being projected the winner of the presidential election over Republican nominee Mitt R...

Obama Clinches Electoral Vote Win

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama was projected the winner of the presidential race over Mitt Romney on Tuesday night. The president scored critical wins in O...

LIVE UPDATS: State Election Results Roll In On Election Night

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

As state election results roll in, this is where you'll find the latest news and numbers from across the country. From the presidential contest, to...

LOOK: Romney Election Results

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and 2012 Republican presidential nominee, went into Election Day trailing President Barack Obama in ...

LOOK: Obama Election Results 2012

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama has maintained a slight lead in the popular vote, according to national polls going into Election Day, and many prediction mode...

LOOK: Election Results 2012

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama had a slight lead in the popular vote, according to national polls going into Election Day, and many prediction models, includi...

LOOK: 2012 Voter Turnout (LIVE UPDATES)

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

As the election results for 2012 roll in, this is your spot for live updates on voter turnout around the country. Click here to check out our inte...

LIVE UPDATES: Election Results Roll In

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

As the election results for 2012 roll in, this is your spot for live updates on the outcome of the presidential race, congressional contests and news ...

LOOK: Presidential Election Map

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

According to HuffPost Pollster's analysis based on hundreds of state and national opinion polls, the presidential election map for the 2012 race shows...

Final Countdown: 2012, By The Numbers

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Whether you're talking about cash on hand or the path to 270, all elections boil down to hard numbers. Here at HuffPost, we've been adding, subtractin...