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Presidential Election

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...

Bono: Obama's An 'Extraordinary Man,' Fiscal Cliff Could 'Cost Lives'

AP | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON -- Bono hailed Americans for re-electing President Barack Obama but reminded them of the dire consequences that lie ahead because of the ec...

One Lone Donkey Wandered Into Elephant Territory

Lisa Guest | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Lisa Guest

We are all grieving, and we are all afraid of what's next if battle lines continue to be worshiped by insecure egos.

Zach Carter

Club For Growth Bests Conservative Groups In Picking 2012 Winners

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although it lost three of its marquee Senate races on Tuesday, the hardline economic conservative group Club for Growth bested both Karl...

Arizona Races Still Hang In The Balance

New York Times | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

Three days after the election, the outcome of several races remained a mystery in Arizona as officials struggle to count a record number of early and ...

Rove Under Fire For Big Failure

Politico | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

Karl Rove is feeling the heat. The face of the historic $1 billion plan to unseat President Barack Obama and turn the Senate Republican, Rove now f...

It's Official: Obama Wins Florida

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida's 29 electoral votes Saturday, ending a four-day count with a razor-...

Democratic Candidate Elected Washington Governor

Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

Jay Inslee (D) was elected the Governor of Washington, the AP reports. Inslee's opponent, Republican Rob McKenna, conceded on Friday. Inslee wa...

Republicans Face The Agony Of Defeat

Salon | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

One of the most critical questions for the future of the Republican Party is whether and how it adjusts its posture toward Latinos in the years and de...

How GOP War On Voting Backfired

The Nation | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Since the 2010 election, Republicans passed new voting restrictions in more than a dozen states aimed at reducing the turnout of Barack Obama’s “c...