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Wherein My Friend Russ Live-Haikus His Vote

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

My friend Russ is Canadian, like me, but he likes to taunt me with the fact that he is also American — one of those elusive dual citizens that m...

Joe the Plumber Vs. Lilly Ledbetter

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Beverly Wettenstein

When Obama mentioned Ledbetter in a debate, McCain muttered that it would create "a trial lawyers dream." He claims lawyers could take advantage of women who allege discrimination.

Send Us Your Election Day Pix

Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Shapiro

It's Election Day! What does it look like where you live? Snap shots of the lines wrapping around your city blocks, of enthusiastic volunteers, of polling places in chaos. We want to see it all -- the good, the bad and the ugly.

Moms Call In the Vote

Cooper Munroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cooper Munroe

Moms Call In the Vote has, in a few short hours, become an amazing combination of citizen mom reporting and kitchen table heart and soul.

Five "Dirty Tricks" To Watch Out For When You Go Vote

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In political parlance, they're called "dirty tricks" - ways some people try to get others to not vote. These voter-suppression tricks usually involve...

Election Day Musings

Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Earl Pomerantz

If the Democrats have a monopoly on the presidency and Congress, they'll be evaluated in 2010. That would be valid if, when the Republicans left office, they took their mistakes with them.

Two Years of Inspiration

Deanie Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deanie Mills

I have never seen a more exciting demonstration of democracy in action than what I have witnessed in the past two years, since I first read both of Obama's books and signed on as a volunteer.

ProPublica's VoteWatch

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ProPublica

Election Day is upon us, and like many other people here, we're posting reports of voting troubles as they come in.

It's A New Day

Jeff Chang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Chang

Throughout the north side of Pittsburgh, one of the city's three major Black districts, they lined up before dawn, hundreds deep in the 47-degree weather as if they were waiting for history to be made.

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.

My Prayer for Election Day

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Wallis

We pray, regardless of the outcome of the election tomorrow, that we will find the ways to build bridges and work together for the common good of the country we all dwell in.

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. ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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...

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.

ACORN Smears Setting the Stage for Possible Post-Election Lawsuits

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

With an historic Election Day tomorrow, the McCain-Palin campaign's ACORN-voter fraud endgame may be to use their attacks as a justification for a wave of legal challenges to close election results in key states.

Electing Yourself a Racist

Daniel Blackman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Blackman

There's been a lot of discussion about the race factor and the so-called Bradley Effect - which posits that those with racist tendencies are too embar...

No Tweedles This Time

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Who knew that the person who waited till Election Day could be considered a procrastinator, a "last minute voter"? With so many taking advantage of ...

More Reliable Than Exit Polls: Bookies (See Odds In Real Time)

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Thomson

To make a long story short: Historically, gamblers have proven better election forecaster than polls. As an expert told me, the betting markets will be quickest to react to news coming through today.

Hour by Hour Guide to Election Returns -- Part 1: Introduction

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Daniel Berrier of ElectoPundit also contributed to this Post. Part 1: Introduction This is actually quite simple: CenteredPolitics.com places 259...

Who Wants Creativity in Politics?

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

The most exciting creativity in politics comes from the people. All of us decide what is important, what we want, and how we want to get there. Creativity to the people!

Presidential Politics at the Heart of the Yellow Brick Road

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karen Dalton-Beninato

There's still a sense of optimism running through the downstate city of Bloomington, Illinois, where Abraham Lincoln spent much of his career as a young attorney.