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Candidates and Crime

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Dimond

Earlier this year a stunning report from the Pew Center for the States concluded 1 in every 100 American adults is now behind bars. In total more than 2 million people are incarcerated.

Final Poll of Cable Television News Viewers

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Reese Schonfeld

Tonight's election results it also offers proof or disproof of a long-held concept -- that people tend to watch news that comforts them and confirms their attitudes and biases.

Study: The Value Of Voting And Why We Do It

New York Times | Benedict Carey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

There's been a lot of discussion on the Huffington Post of who you should vote for. The Living page has dedicated the past few weeks helping you cope ...

Connecticut Voting Problems Hotline Has Problems

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut officials say there are problems with an election hot line that's been set up to report voting irregularities. ...

Mondale's Revenge

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glenn Hurowitz

To be sure, the failing economy provided Democrats the context they needed. But a candidate with a little backbone gave them the ability to convince voters to take a chance on change.

Raise Your Voice

Cheryl Saban Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Saban Ph.D.

No matter our ideology, the ability to cast our ballots and use our voices to make a personal choice is a right that all Americans should and truly must honor.

Hello Cleveland

Bruce Springsteen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Springsteen

Now is the time to stand together with Barack Obama and Joe Biden and the millions of Americans that are hungry for a new day, roll up our sleeves and come on up for the rising.

Today I Became An American

Don Kennedy Albert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Don Kennedy Albert

I am voting for the first time in my life. I am 41 years old. I have never before engaged in the democratic process, not because no candidate has eve...

The Sixth Principle

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

The president-elect represents a new, post-Clinton, beyond centrism, post-racial, new politics, internet-driven phenomenon. The nation is fed up with neoconservative imperialists, radical fundamentalists, and failed supply-siders.

Messages from the Obama Campaign Nerve Center

Hilary Lambert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hilary Lambert

"Ohio is the tip of the spear!" That's the kickoff phrase of the Obama campaign's Red, White and Blue Teams Volunteer packets, containing instructions for the hundreds of Obama campaign workers who are hunkering down across Ohio.

Anderson Cooper: Loves Factual Reporting, Dance And "Real Housewives Of Atlanta" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

CNN anchor appeared on Ellen's Election Day special and talked about how Ellen has made dance an issue this election, how he LOVES watching Bravo's "R...

Penn State: 1000 Youth in Line to Vote at 7am

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Brewer

The youth vote is likely to make up 25% of the electorate today and is a powerful national voice that is demanding green jobs and clean energy to reinvigorate and re-power our economy.

Was It Him, or His Obama?

Sharon Glassman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

I smiled. Obama Boy smiled. I read his nametag. Part of me considered how his last name might look hyphenated to mine. And then, we caucused our way to the auditorium to do our duty.

Out of Line: Swing Voter

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg

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Neither Bombs, Rev. Wright or the Gloom of Night

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phillip Martin

In the U.S., the possibility of an African American president does not presuppose the end to color prejudice any more than the election of Mandela meant an end to inequalities in South Africa.

Voting Therapy and Al-Qaeda's Presidential Endorsement

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

The first time I could finally vote, I spent twenty minutes in the voting booth, agonizing over every question, double-checking to make sure I turned in my first ballot exactly the way I wanted it.

The Real Winners of the Election

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Miles J. Zaremski

Now that Senator Obama is President-Elect Obama, the pundits and pollsters have all been having a field day with their commentary and analysis of...

Election Day Inspiration from a Woman on the Brink

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

Like the US economy, one bandage of a bailout won't stop the bleeding. Unlike the US economy, the middle class need a lot less help and are, arguably, a much worthier cause.

Extended Voting Mitigates the Weather and Delivers Democrats

Phil Trounstine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Trounstine

The weather really matters, by preventing lower-income people and minorities who depend on public transportation from making it to the polls. Weather can significantly determine who votes on election day.

So Far in 40 Years

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

When my mother got married, my grandfather said he'd shoot my dad with a shotgun (an inauspicious but common beginning for an interracial marriage).

So Far, Light Traffic at Polling Places in New Hanover County, N.C.

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Yuna Shin

Wilmington, N.C. -- My colleague's first words to me this morning were, "Boy, this was the best election experience ever thanks to early voting! It t...

Election Day Liveblog

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I am sitting with a number of the biggest players in American politics and they are gasping for air. This is a big night. Change, but it will come with crisis.

My Letter to Barack Obama

George Stevens, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Stevens, Jr.

I wrote to Barack several days later. Here's the letter. Looking back, it seems as if today was somehow written in America's destiny.

Minnesota Voting Booms Thanks To Tight Senate Race

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS - Some Minnesota voters saw long lines Tuesday morning and waits of about an hour as they participated in an election that's expected to s...

What Happens If Obama Wins Tonight?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Ross

Barack Obama has transformed American politics, and campaign finance. Now the question is, if he wins tonight, can he change government and live up to the expectations of millions of people?