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Presidential Election

American Elections: A True Opportunity for Change, or Just Plastic Surgery?

Gilbert Doumit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gilbert Doumit

As a foreign observer, I am amazed by the level of political engagement and the turnout of the American citizens to the voting ballots - these things reflect their commitment to a better world.

"Politics of Change" Just Changed More Than You Think

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Obama ran a campaign that began with a speech that proclaimed, "We aren't Red States. We aren't Blue States. We are the United States." And that is how he won. That is the politics of change.

The Forgotten Legacy of Environmentalism

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The time has come to shift the discussion about environmental protection to green economics, forever burying the notion that resource protection diminishes growth.

Republican Steals All of Neighborhood Obama Signs

Philip G. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip G. Baker

Our neighborhood has had many more Obama lawn signs than McCain, by a a ratio of almost 10:1. Today someone drove through this part of the town and stole all of the Obama signs.

Candidates and Crime

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Dimond

Earlier this year a stunning report from the Pew Center for the States concluded 1 in every 100 American adults is now behind bars. In total more than 2 million people are incarcerated.

Slowest. Election. Day. Ever.

Benjamin Sarlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Benjamin Sarlin

Where are the hysterical twin shrieks of voter fraud and voter suppression? Where are the Drudge sirens proclaiming the exit poll results like Moses bringing the Ten Commandments from the mountaintop?

Truth or Fiction: Voting by Memoir

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Henry Sterry

McCain didn't even write his memoir. And the book reads like it was written by the captain of the football team who had the smart kid do it for him.

The First President Who is Black

Paul Finkelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Finkelman

In the end Obama is not America`s first black president -- he is America`s first president who happens to be black. The difference is huge.

The United World of Obama: The Future is Now

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirin Sadeghi

Tonight, the American people didn't just unite their states, they united the world: a world that in 7 short years had seen the nadir of hate, had witnessed the horror of inhumanity.

Liveblogging the Election from Amman, Jordan

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

The Middle East is divided between disbelief and excitement as well as apathy. Many can't believe that America will indeed elect a black man with African roots and a Muslim father as president.

The American People Say "Yes We Can"

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

Tuesday's election was a milestone in building an America that lives up to its ideals, an event that has broken down old barriers and opened up new doors.

An Obituary for the Bush Administration

Alex Geana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Geana

This is the great gift of the Bush administration, that apathy has fallen by the way side; citizens are once again active in government. This is George Bush's legacy.

Ya Hussein!

Hooman Majd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hooman Majd

Tonight, as Americans have decided they would prefer Obama to McCain as their next president there is a sigh of relief, and disbelief, in many quarters in the Middle East, including in Iran.

Hello Cleveland

Bruce Springsteen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Springsteen

Now is the time to stand together with Barack Obama and Joe Biden and the millions of Americans that are hungry for a new day, roll up our sleeves and come on up for the rising.

Neither Bombs, Rev. Wright or the Gloom of Night

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phillip Martin

In the U.S., the possibility of an African American president does not presuppose the end to color prejudice any more than the election of Mandela meant an end to inequalities in South Africa.

Election Celebration Tips

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

This is a moment to remember, and to share. May we all have a wonderful evening!

Yes. We. Did.

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

As Obama has campaigned, so shall he govern. And as he won, so have we won. We must preserve, protect and defend the nation we have won back.

Viewers Guide To Election Night: Six Early States To Watch

ABC News | George Stephanopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here are the six states to watch between 7pm and 8pm tomorrow night: Virginia and Indiana after the last polls close at 7pm, Ohio and North Carolina...

More Reliable Than Exit Polls: Bookies (See Odds In Real Time)

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Thomson

To make a long story short: Historically, gamblers have proven better election forecaster than polls. As an expert told me, the betting markets will be quickest to react to news coming through today.

Tampa McCain Rally: Where Is Everybody?

The St. Petersburg Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

About 30 minutes before John McCain is scheduled to lead a rally outside Raymond James Stadium, looks like maybe 1,000 people here. What's up with tha...

Obama: My Next Press Conference Will Be Wednesday

Politico | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown reports: The traveling press corps has taken to shouting questions -- from the inane to the serious -- at Barack Obama...

What Industries Will Benefit From An Obama Victory? A McCain Victory?

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Battered by the financial meltdown, America's business community is anxiously calculating how Tuesday's presidential election will ...

How John McCain Still Can Win

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steven Hill

How John McCain Still Can Win By Steven Hill Obama is in the lead, both nationally and in some very key battleground states. This election is his to...

How John McCain Still Can Win

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Hill

Obama is in the lead, both nationally and in some very key battleground states. This election is his to lose. But what combination of factors would need to occur for Obama to lose?

McCain/Palin - R.I.P. Courtesy of the Middle East

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Having just gotten off the plane from the Middle East, one thing is for certain: whether you are pro-Israeli, pro-Palestinian or pro-whatever, there is hardly a soul who is not rooting for a big Obama victory.