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Presidential Election

Why Rand Paul Will Be Another Mitt Romney

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The inescapable fact is that Paul's victory in Kentucky, his image as a maverick politician, and basically his whole act revolves around being the anti-establishment senator, the enfant terrible of Washington. The moment he stops doing that, he will no longer be authentic.

Could This Woman Be the Next President of Afghanistan?

Vicky Kuperman | Posted 05.08.2013 | MarloThomas
Vicky Kuperman

Today is International Woman's Day. Let's honor Fawzia Koofi, and women all over the world, who revel in possibility and who courageously look forward despite what has -- or hasn't -- been accomplished in the past.

WATCH: Romney Breaks Silence On 'Roller Coaster' Campaign

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

In his first interview since November's presidential election, Mitt Romney compared the end of the 2012 campaign to the sensation of getting off a rol...

Iran's Murky Election Run-Up

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 04.28.2013 | World
Reporters Uncensored

A total of 58 journalists and netizens are currently detained in Iran. The country is one of the world's largest prisons for journalists.

Counting the Votes for President

Joan Fitz-Gerald | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Joan Fitz-Gerald

Unlike utilizing partisan gerrymandered maps or an entirely mismatched way of allocating votes depending on the state, a national popular vote system makes some sense. It's time for a national conversation about fairness and transparency in the way we elect our president.

Stealing the White House One Gerrymander at a Time

Joan Fitz-Gerald | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Joan Fitz-Gerald

As the saying goes, if you can't beat them, join them. Or, if it's 2013 and you're the Republican party, if you can't beat them, change the rules of the game so you can at least give yourself a shot.

Why You Always Get Stuck Choosing The Lesser Of Two Evils

Upworthy | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

Ever wonder how the two-party system became so deeply entrenched in U.S. politics? C.G.P. Grey explains (with a little help from the creatures of the ...

Team America

William E. White | Posted 03.17.2013 | Education
William E. White

The United States of America is not a sporting event. When we act like it is just a contest, there is no real winner, only a loser: the republic. Let's stop teaching our children that sports is the analogy for everything in life. It isn't.

Clinton To Step Off Fast Track

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday she would step off the fast track "for a little while" when she l...

Mitt Romney Makes MAD's Dumbest

Bryan Young | Posted 12.06.2012 | Comedy
Bryan Young

The usual gang over at MAD Magazine have been hard at work (not likely) on their year-end list of the 20 dumbest things from 2012. Despite all the odd...

Poll Signals Good News For President Post-Election

AP | JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A month after the bitterly fought election, President Barack Obama has his highest approval ratings since the killing of Osama bin ...

Election Spending Hits $2 Billion Mark Amid Last-Minute Donations

AP | JACK GILLUM and STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Remarkable for its last-minute surge of contributions, the U.S. presidential election witnessed unprecedented sums of cash boosting two ...

2012 Campaign Shatters Astonishing Record

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN and JACK GILLUM | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The 2012 presidential election broke the $2 billion milestone in its final weeks, becoming the most expensive in American political...

What Made Romney Think He'd Win

The New Republic | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

It’s no secret that the Romney campaign believed it was headed for victory on Election Day. A handful of outlets have reported that Team Romney’s ...

Three Ways to Fix Our Democracy

Erik Opsal | Posted 01.26.2013 | New York
Erik Opsal

America is the world's leading democracy, but that doesn't mean there aren't improvements to be made. By modernizing registration, ending government dysfunction and combating Citizens United, we can put the people back in charge.

Iowa Governor: Key GOP Event 'Has Outlived Its Usefulness'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R) suggested the Iowa Straw Poll, a 33-year-old Republican ritual, is no longer a useful part of the GOP presidential pr...

#WordsMatter: The Sticks and Stones of the 2012 Election and Our Political Discourse

Angela Rye | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Angela Rye

How do we foster accountability for political speech? Because simply put: words matter. And words have been particularly important during this year's presidential election cycle.

Party of Entitled Rich Threatens Economy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans aren't talking about extending tax breaks for the 98 percent. Instead, they're threatening the economic life of the country if they don't get what they want -- tax breaks for people who don't need them.

How to Lose an Election

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics
Larry Schwimmer

During these past five months, Neptune's influence of delusion, distortion, and misrepresentation has been the root cause for the Republican party's huge loss in this presidential election.

Barber Wins House Race

Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics

Democrat Ron Barber has won a full term representing Arizona's 2nd Congressional District, the AP reports. Barber won a special election earlier th...

Barbour Recommends 'Proctology Exam' For Republicans In Wake Of Election

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

In the wake of the presidential election, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) had an interesting choice of words for suggesting how his party sh...

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 ...

Amber Genuske

Wolf Blitzer's 'Major' Presidential Predictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Genuske | Posted 11.13.2012 | Media

Though every network was bullish about timely election predictions, none were quite as enthusiastic as CNN. With seasoned anchor Wolf Blitzer leading ...

Self-Deportation: Ten Reasons Why Romney Lost

Richard Brodsky | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

3. Bad Ideas -- Romney was specific enough, did have a plan, and did talk about it. The problem was that the fundamental ideas were bad ones, and eventually voters caught on.

Jindal Slams 'Dumbed-Down,' 'Stupid' GOP

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal hurled harsh criticism at his own party after the GOP was blindsided in the 2012 elections, telling Republicans to end...