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Kate Sheppard

Fight Brews In Arizona Over Dark Money, Solar Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

Arizona Public Service, the largest utility in the state, is facing scrutiny over whether it is secretly funding a campaign against two Republican can...

The Problematic Primacy of Primaries

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Glenn C. Altschuler

The defeat of Eric Cantor, the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, by David Brat, a little known professor of economics at Randolph-Macon...

Tea Party Candidates Try To Build On Cantor Loss

AP | BILL BARROW and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — Conservative insurgents rallied Wednesday to capitalize on the downfall of their party's House majority leader, whose loss to a...

How Much Does Your Vote Cost?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

How is it that two states with such important primary campaigns in which large amounts of money were spent failed to attract more voters? How much are campaigns spending to get voters to the polls these days?

Tea Party v. Old Line

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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The Tea Party Is Dead! Long Live the Tea Party!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Tea Party groups have evolved over time. Initially, they were supposed to be grassroots, libertarian, and spontaneous; but there were many who almost immediately attempted to grab the Tea Party mantle and turn it into their own giant political machine.

Seat-Bleeding: A Side Effect of a Too-Small Congress

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

You can say we have a Congress that is too small. Just listen to them and you can hear how they talk to the half of the country who doesn't buy into their set of opinions. But it is too small in another way. The number of congressional seats is too small.

Deportations, Hunger Strikes and an Uncertain White House

Ryan Campbell | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

With immigration, everything begins and ends with family. Until we see a solution to the record-setting family separations, the Administration can expect to see demonstrators on their front step with heartbreaking stories.

GOP's Post-Mortem Post-Mortem

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's tempting for Democrats to dismiss the post-mortem of the post-mortem as nothing short of celebrating abject failure. But before we get to that, it is worth examining the structural changes happening in the Republican Party, because Democrats really can't afford to ignore such things.

Tea Party Primary Problems

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This year, several Tea Party challengers seem to be crashing and burning early in the process. This could be very good news for the Establishment Republican wing of the party. Rather than have a candidate implode in the general election, when candidates self-destruct before the primary then they never become the nominee in the first place.

Schumer Pitches Ploy To Undercut Tea Party

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 3 Senate Democrat says a two-party primary would undercut the tea party movement. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer says a numb...

Football and Political Campaigning

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 11.19.2013 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

Football does impart crucial lessons for political campaigning. It implores politicians to stay focused on winning, advises them to discount all pre-election noise, pay attention to all parts of their organization and always think before they act.

The GOP's Civil War on Immigration

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.10.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

There is an absolute civil war within the Republican Party on the issue of immigration reform.

Dream Action Coalition and John Cornyn

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.06.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The DREAM Act may have been controversial before, but it is considered a safe bill on both sides of the aisle now: border security is where the controversy has migrated to after the DREAM Act has been so thoroughly accepted by the American public.

How Nate Silver's Math and Kickstarter Could Change American Politics -- Venture Capital Style

Michael Ham | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Michael Ham

Based on my own experience running for Senate, and Mr. Silver's math, my hypothesis is: With highly focused social media, candidates will soon be able to win primaries for well under $100k.

Time for a National Primary Day in September

Bill Feldman | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Bill Feldman

Sorry Iowa and New Hampshire, but you've had your time in the sun. It is time for a national primary, not in the snows of January but the golden late summer days of September.

New Report Highlights Our Primary Turnout Problem

Rob Richie | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Rob Richie

Looking at turnout in primary elections, both this year and over time, points to one of the particularly disturbing realities of participation in the United States.

Ten Months of Chasing Romney

Ryan Campbell | Posted 12.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Where a politician stands on SB 1070 and the DREAM Act have become the litmus tests on immigration and, ultimately, with the Latino community. If you ask an angry white guy what SB 1070 is about, they might say something vague about the economy and "those illegals."

Tuesday Primary Contests Have GOP Veterans Fighting For Careers

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Veteran Republican Rep. John Mica turned back a challenge from tea party freshman Rep. Sandy Adams in their Florida GOP primary Tue...

Democrats' 27-State Strategy And The Tennessee Abomination

Larry Womack | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Larry Womack

Instead of fighting these perceptions tooth and nail, Democrats have opted to cede the south to people like Bob Corker. It's the new, unspoken "27 -state strategy," and though it will probably work out well for Obama in November, it is otherwise a miserable failure thus far.

Why America Doesn't Deserve Democracy

Ben Zolno | Posted 08.08.2012 | San Francisco
Ben Zolno

All the venti mochas at your local quad-corner Starbuckses combined aren't enough to pry open your eyes, get you out of bed, and vote this year. Go back to sleep and dream of a dreamy tomorrow.

Pols Apart

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 07.21.2012 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Strengthening the civic education of the next generation of Americans through exercises in which students have to agree on controversial issues might help. But that will take time. And we can't afford to wait.

Seven Stages of Ron Paul Supporter Grief

Death Race | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Death Race

Is the Ron Paul campaign finally over? Depends on whom you ask.

Lucia Graves

Indiana Senate Race's Ripple Effect

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

While the battle for the Republican Senate nomination has taken center stage in Tuesday's Indiana primary, the fight could affect turnout in three ope...

WATCH: Your Turn: Voting

Posted 06.13.2012 | Women

Every election people complain about who the candidates are. But we could do something about that by getting more involved during the primaries, when ...