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History Is Against a Ryan Presidency

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Paul Ryan was portrayed by many in the media as a "numbers whiz." Assuming that Ryan truly is a data-cruncher, one can't help wondering if he was aware of the historical data regarding the probability of ever becoming president after being on the losing side of a ticket.

Romney Campaign: We Lost Florida

Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign said that President Barack Obama won the state of Florida in the race for the White House. The Miami Herald reports that Ro...

The Elephant in the Exit Poll Results: Most White Women Supported Romney

David C. Wilson | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
David C. Wilson

I think Nate Silver deserves a lot of credit for being one of the few "poll readers" willing to forecast a numeric probability of Obama's win before E...

Congress Gets Some Color: How Tuesday Made Minority History

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

This week, we broke all the records. We now have the first Asian American and Pacific Islander majority district in the continental United States, which I've been elected to serve in Congress as the representative of California's 17th District.

The Election Is Over -- Now the Real Work Begins

Ben Woods | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Ben Woods

The elections are finally over, and either you're elated, frustrated or somewhere in between. Whatever the case, nearly half of Americans voted for the "wrong" guy. But who cares? It's time to make things work for everyone, not just the victors.

Women Won This Election: The End of 'Mad Men' Politics

Brenda Peterson | Posted 01.07.2013 | Women
Brenda Peterson

Is the dominance of white, male voters in this country finally history?

Rick Hill Defeated In Montana Governor's Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

By MIKE BAKER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OLYMPIA, Wash. — Republicans who had lofty ambitions for taking over governors' offices this year fell short ...

Barack Obama as Seven Presidents

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Hobratsch

Despite these similarities to the past, Obama's elections have had one facet that is uniquely his own; he has inspired minorities more than any previous president.

'Michelle, I Have Never Loved You More'

Posted 11.07.2012 | Weddings

Newly reelected President Barack Obama may have solidified his place as best presidential husband with his sweet remarks about wife Michelle in his vi...

Democrat Projected To Win Montana Governor's Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Democrat Steve Bullock was projected winner of the Montana gubernatorial election by CNN and NBC on Wednesday. Bullock, currently Montana's attorne...

A Second Chance to Sideline Mitch McConnell and the Far Right?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's graceless statement> regarding President Barack Obama's reelection, where he stands by the Republicans' "our way or the highway" philosophy of governance, proves that he and his fellow travelers remain as ideologically rigid as ever.

Republican Conceded To Heitkamp In Key Senate Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.) conceded to Democratic candidate Heidi Heitkamp in the North Dakoka Senate race, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. ...

Heidi Heitkamp Wins North Dakota Senate Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Democrat Heidi Heitkamp has won North Dakota's open Senate seat after Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.) conceded the race, reports the Associated Press. Heit...

Voter Turnout Shaping Up To Be Lower Than 2008

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A drop in voter turnout in Tuesday's election didn't keep President Barack Obama from winning a second term. Preliminary figures s...

Four More Brew

Shan Wells | Posted 01.07.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells

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Democratic Senator Projected To Hold Key Seat

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Republican Denny Rehberg was projected by the Associated Press on Wednesday to lose the election for a Senate seat in Montana. Rehberg faced a chal...

Tester Wins

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) won re-election against Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.), projected the Associated Press on Wednesday morning. Tester had a t...

Newt: 'I Was Wrong'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich admitted he was incorrect to predict Mitt Romney would "carry over 300 electoral votes" and win the 2012 presidential election. "I wa...

Shelley Berkley Loses

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Rep. Shelly Berkley (D-Nev.) lost to Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), the Associated Press projected Wednesday morning. Berkley had been dogged by an eth...

Democrat Defeated In Arizona Senate Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Democrat Richard Carmona came up short in his campaign for U.S. Senate in Arizona on Tuesday night. Carmona lost the contest to Republican Rep. Jef...

Pete Hoekstra Loses

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) lost to Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) in the U.S. Senate election in Michigan Tuesday night. Stabenow had a la...

Jeff Flake Defeats Democratic Rival In Arizona Senate Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) emerged the winner in the Arizona election for U.S. Senate over Democratic rival Richard Carmona on Tuesday night. Flake ...

Linda Lingle Loses

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle (R) lost to Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) in the race for U.S. Senate, the Associated Press projects. Lingle won two te...

Mazie Hirono Election Results: Linda Lingle Defeated In Hawaii Senate Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) defeated former Gov. Linda Lingle In Hawaii's race for U.S. Senate, projects the Associated Press. The seat opened aft...

Heather Wilson Loses

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) lost to Rep. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) in New Mexico's race for U.S. Senate, the Associated Press projects. Wils...