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Tea Party Faces Challenge After Wave

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Nov 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives has experienced three consecutive "wave" elections in which more than 20 seats changed hands, wi...

My Electoral Journey From Moderation to Outrage

David Mednicoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Mednicoff

I started this national election campaign as a supporter of Obama for three reasons that had to do with concrete political positions, in part drawn from knowledge of issues I have worked for decades to master.

UK Poll: Obama Will Win

Reuters | Posted 01.05.2013 | World

By Peter Schwartzstein LONDON, Nov 5 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will win the popular vote by two per cent in Tuesday's el...

If The World Could Vote, They'd Vote For...

Eline Gordts | Posted 11.05.2012 | World

If the world could vote for a U.S. president this week, the outcome would be less than a thriller. Several polls indicate the overwhelming majority of...

Adam Carlson

Republicans Still Favored To Retain Majority In The House | Adam Carlson | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the Democrats lost 63 House seats to Republicans in the 2010 midterm elections, it seemed likely that they would gain back some of...

Obama, Mitt Romney Sprint Toward Finish Line

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and NANCY BENAC | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

MENTOR, Ohio -- Reaching for the finish line, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama embarked Saturday on the final 72-hour haul of their l...

Notes From an Overseas Voter

Corinne Purtill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Corinne Purtill

I know that voting absentee is technically the same as voting on Election Day. The US Postal Service insists that Sandy won't disrupt voting by mail. Even Obama voted early. Fine. But I still have a hard time believing that overseas votes aren't just shoved into a pile to be opened only in cases of electoral emergency.

"All It Takes for Evil to Triumph Is for a Good Man to Do Nothing."

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 01.02.2013 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

With just a few days to go, each and every vote will count will count as much as the next one. But, only if it is cast. Hurricane Sandy may stop some voters from getting out to the polls.

LIVE UPDATES: Presidential Election Enters Final Stretch

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

All eyes are on the presidential election as voters head out to cast ballots in the race for the White House, as well as in congressional and gubernat...

October Surprise Arrives With Less Than a Week to Go

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Aiko Stevenson

With the two candidates still locked in a dead heat as Hurricane Sandy enters stage left, anything could happen.

Who Said It: Barack Obama Or Mitt Romney?

Foreign Policy | Posted 10.25.2012 | World

With Election Day fast approaching, how well do you know the candidates on foreign policy?...

Arabs Grudgingly Favor Obama In Election

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2012 | World

By Edmund Blair CAIRO, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Many in the Middle East believe Barack Obama failed to deliver on promises of a new U.S. ap...

US Election 2012: Down to the Wire

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Aiko Stevenson

Most elections get billed as the most important in a generation, but with America teetering on a fiscal cliff in an era of profound climate change, this one really is. And, in Obama's own words: "Only you have the power to move us forward."

Why the Same Two Parties Dominate Our Two-party System

Eric Black | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Eric Black

Having to vote for the lesser of two evils is an old complaint in U.S. elections. This year it may have special resonance for Americans who find themselves with two major party nominees who spent most of this year with favorability ratings that are "under water."

New U.S. Normal: Hotter Summers, Cold Job Market, Effete Politicians

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Dan Ehrlich

America is enduring a long-term drought in the hottest summer on record, which climate change deniers will say are only natural forces that periodical...

Mr. Pawlenty's Neighborhood

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Mexicans says "Obamanos"

Jeannie Ralston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeannie Ralston

"Obamanos" is a bit of political Spanglish seen on bumper stickers in states with large Hispanic populations that translates -- in essence, not literally -- to "let's go Obama."

Obama Takes the Reins

Lynne Glasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lynne Glasner

Obama's victory ends the nightmare of the last eight years of the Bush Era, during which time the rule of law has taken a back seat to self-interest and aggrandizement of power.

Iraq Expects Answer On Security Deal After US Election

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Iraq expects an American response to requested changes in a draft security pact soon after this week's U.S. presidential election, an ...

An Act of Faithry

Zachary J. Iscol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zachary J. Iscol

During the debates, when I hear McCain state that government is not the solution, I can feel a thrill running up my leg. So why am I voting for Obama?

Palin was for 'Bridge to Nowhere'

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

John McCain has chosen governor of Alaska Sarah Palin as his running mate and potential vice-president. Palin, who in September 2007 rejected $233 mil...

McCain gets the Gold!

Christopher Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Ingram

GOP nominee's pick is the best since Kennedy picked LBJ - but for totally different reasons Slap me silly and call me stupid, but John McCain is on h...

Does Obama speak "American"?

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Francis

Obama is going to lose this election because he does not speak American. He speaks English like Brits or Harvard professors. Their language is often p...