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Youth Vote

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.

Will the Youth Vote Turn Out for Obama?

Mona Gable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mona Gable

As someone who has voted in every presidential election since 1972, and frequently for the losing candidate, I was aghast that my 18-year-old son had decided not to vote.

A Tribute to Generation O

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Ayers

The youth movement, the youth uprising, that was the Obama base campaign was something much greater, much more significant than even Obama himself.

College Students: GOTV During Last Day of Early Voting and Election Day

Katie Naranjo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Naranjo

With young people supporting Senator Obama by a roughly 2 to 1 margin over Senator McCain, a lot of these polls are understating the views of the youth demographic.

I Lost the Election for Obama (and you can, too!)

Eli Pariser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eli Pariser

2008-11-03-pariser_cnnbc.jpgHere's the thing: any of us could be That Guy or That Girl -- the one that slept through or forgot about Election Day and tipped the balance to McCain.

Obama To MTV: 'Brothers Should Pull Up Their Pants'

MTV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MTV News sat down with Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Saturday in Nevada, but we weren't alone. We were armed with your questions, ...

Voting Expert William Jacoby Knows How You're Going To Vote

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

As the polls grow tighter, more people wonder what the electorate will be thinking on Nov 4. OffTheBus posed that question to political scientist Will...

Students: Making the Difference in Florida

Katie Naranjo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Naranjo

In Miami alone, the Obama campaign is working with seven campuses, and they're mobilizing over 35 statewide!

Obama Could Lose Election Due To Voter Suppression

Judah Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judah Freed

Republicans are seeking to suppress the voter turnout among youth, minorities and poor people. If Republicans can prevent enough Democrats from casting ballots, McCain could win the election.

If Molly Ivins Could Only See Us Now

Deanie Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deanie Mills

Texas politics are on the move, and for the first time in years, it's exciting to be a Democrat in this very red state. And the Obama campaign is treating us red-staters like our votes count, too.

The Case for the College Voters

Matthew Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Segal

It seems young voters will turn out in record numbers this year, yet there are those who, after all these years, are still trying to pull the reins from us when it comes to our franchise.

The Home Stretch: On the Ground with Campus Politico

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Ben Adler, a staff writer for Politico talks about the youth vote, the large enthusiasm gap between young Democrats and young Republicans, and answers the question, has the youth vote really gone up?

The MySpace Election... and Beyond

Chris DeWolfe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris DeWolfe

A campaign no longer has the luxury of thinking of the Internet as an afterthought, but rather it must be a major part of the strategy of every campaign from president down to student body president.

Six Ways McCain Could Still Win

Jon Wiener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Wiener

Possibility #5: Sarah Palin reveals secret past as Rhodes Scholar; admits "hockey mom" thing was just a ruse -- to avoid being called an "elitist."

Students Turned Away from Polls in Wilmington, NC

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Yuna Shin

WILMINGTON, N.C. --- Students here are reporting being turned away at the polls. The problems mostly seem to concern the fact that on campus student...

A Few Tips for Young Voters on Not Ruining Next Tuesday for Everyone

Kirker Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kirker Butler

Believe it or not, you guys are the most important voting block in America. You have the power to change the direction of our country and the world. Don't blow it!

Generation We

Eric Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Greenberg

2008-10-28-generationwe.jpg We are witnessing a changing of the guard, a new political epoch, a youth movement, and a call to restore the American dream.

Obama's Ace in the Hole

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Tapscott

Young people, who overwhelmingly oppose both the Iraq war and the policies of President George W. Bush, have done more than just vote. They've jumped into politics -- their style of politics.

This Election Doesn't Leave Our Children Behind

Christopher Fink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christopher Fink

Many children have been learning about and engaged with this election. This is sure to have an affect on our children's sense of civic responsibility to vote and care about our democracy as they grow up.

For Today's Youth, Race Is Not an Issue

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Wells

Instead of entertaining mindless arguments about the racial implications of the election, young people want to know what the candidates can do for the people to better our nation.

Friday Talking Points [53] -- Why McCain Is Losing, And Why Democrats Shouldn't Say So

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain is losing the race for the White House. Now, this doesn't mean he has already lost it -- we've still got to go vote, after all. I'll cov...

Forget Generation Y. We're Looking at Generation Engaged

Devin Talbott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Devin Talbott

This current generation of youth has been called many things -- narcissistic, apathetic, addicted to technology and perpetually immature. Yet one thing can't be denied: they are a generation engaged.

Why Obama's Inevitable Presidential Win Proves That the Millenials' Time Has Come

Andrew Jenks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Jenks

Why Senator Obama Can Thank My 22 Year Old Friends And Me For Helping Him Win The Election and Why His Inevitable Presidential Win Proves That The Mil...

"Hey, Mr. Pollster Man! Are These Numbers for Real?"

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Does anybody really believe polling data anymore? They should, when the results are understood in the right context, says the master of polling, John Zogby, who joins Wilshire & Washington today.

These Kids Can't Vote, But You Can!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Young people, take it from Romilly and Gideon... get out there November 4th and make history. It's time to change America.