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In Washington, DC: Voting For 'Obama And Our Mommas'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We want your stories! What was your voting experience like? What interactions have you had with the campaigns? Are you volunteering for a candidate? H...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.