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2014 Election

Obama Makes Final Campaign Push

Reuters | By Jeff Mason | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Nov 2 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a final push on Sunday to help struggling Democrats before this week's midterm electi...

Tea Party Poised To Push Texas Even Further To The Right

Reuters | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics

By Marice Richter DALLAS, Nov 2 (Reuters) - With polls indicating a Republican sweep of statewide offices in Texas, two protégés of ...

Republicans Mulling How They'll Govern If They Take The Senate

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican control of the House and Senate seems tantalizingly close, so leading Republicans are turning to a matter often overloo...

Obama Makes Final Push For Democrats In Governor's Races

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama's final campaign swing of the midterm election season Sunday came down to part nostalgia tour and part te...

Here's What A GOP Senate Takeover Could Mean For Obamacare

Reuters | David Morgan | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - After years of trying to repeal Obamacare, Republicans are planning a new strategy to eliminate some of the law's most...

Ernst Pulls Ahead With Just Days To Go

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

A new Iowa poll published on Saturday by the Des Moines Register gives Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst a 7-point lead over Democrat Bruce Brale...

Senate Changes As More Former House Members Join

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is becoming nearly as rancorous as the House, and many say one reason is an influx of senators who served in that sharp...

Jason Linkins

By The Time Election Night Ends, The Race May Only Be Getting Started | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

So that's about to happen: Tuesday Nov. 4 is Election Day, and we've enlisted HuffPost Pollster's own Mark Blumenthal to set the table. We'll take a l...

Once A Sleepy Campaign Issue, Education Gains Clout

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Middle school art teacher Cynthia Bliss laced up her sneakers, grabbed a jacket and spent most of a recent Saturday asking stra...

Paul Blumenthal

Here Are The Top Super PAC Mega-Donors In 2014 Elections | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Iowa, a television station recently created a new program so it could sell more advertising to political campaigns, party committees ...

Arizona GOP Attacks Dem For Voting The Same Way As 169 Republicans

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

The Arizona Republican Party is throwing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) under the bus in order to attack the vulnerable Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.). As Vox...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Voters Favor Background Checks For Gun Sales, But The Issue Isn't Driving Their Votes | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A week after another school shooting, support for gun background checks remains widespread among voters, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll has ...

Paul Blumenthal

Mitch McConnell Paid For Koch Group Meeting Shortly Before Blitz Of Pro-GOP Senate Ads | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In June, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) took a break from the campaign trail to address a conference held in Dana Point,...

Mitt Romney: Obama Hasn't Given The Poor And Minorities Enough Gifts

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama and his administration of failing low-income and minority Americans at a rally in Sioux Falls, South Dakota...

Congress Quarantined Until Cure Can Be Found for Its Uselessness

Spencer Green | Posted 12.30.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The 535 senators and representatives have been confined to a fumigation tent with no access to toilets, running water, or Gallup Poll results. So far, no one in the country has had any objections and all U.S. airlines have offered members of Congress free one-way tickets to any other country once they are released.

College Football and Tuesday's Elections

Glen Browder | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

Three of my political science colleagues conducted research showing that winning/losing that Saturday game could boost or cost the incumbent party and its gubernatorial candidate an average of 10 percent in the Tuesday election.

B.S. Alert: Health Insurance Robber Barons Spend $56 Million vs. Prop 45's Rate Regulation in California Without a Single Public Comment

Jamie Court | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Jamie Court

Insurance companies have unleashed a torrent of deceptive advertising but have remarkably refused to issue a single comment to the news media on Prop 45, including in today's New York Times.

Senate Control Could Hinge On Two Independents

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — After millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate. One is...

Election Could Tip Historic Number Of Legislatures Into Republican Hands

The Washington Post | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

Republicans have the opportunity to take control of a record number of state legislative chambers across the country this year, as Democrats play defe...

Senate Elections' Homestretch

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have now entered the homestretch of the 2014 midterm election season, with less than a week to go before Election Day. Many Senate races remain incredibly close, and Democrats got some welcome news this week from far up north.

Mark Begich Courts Independent Voters In Alaska Senate Race

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

By Steve Quinn JUNEAU, Oct 29 (Reuters) - In family video footage recorded in 1970, a young Senator Mark Begich is seen in a bucolic p...

Senate High Drama After Nov. 4

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

In six days, the nation will render its collective judgment in the midterm elections, and none of us knows what voters will do when they choose their poison on Election Day.

Democrats Rush To Save Suddenly Vulnerable Incumbents

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Desperate Democrats are rushing to save suddenly vulnerable House incumbents, even in states where President Barack Obama cruised ...

You Should Vote Republican If...

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

If you prefer fiction to fact, think a collapsing economy is preferable to an improving economy, and that the superrich should keep getting more of the nation's income and wealth, vote Republican.

Independents, Anti-Incumbent Wave Could Create Election Day Surprises

Bill Schneider | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Bookmakers put the odds at a Republican takeover of the Senate at 80 to 90 percent. Sounds pretty close to a sure thing. Is it all over for Democrats? Maybe. But there are still some wild cards out there.