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2014 Election

Jason Linkins

Coming Soon: Panic-Induced Election Year War With ISIS! | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Seemingly before the question, "Do I, as an American, have any reason to panic over the emergence of this group, ISIS?" has even been asked, it's been...

Ryan Grim

Koch Brothers' Real Fear Revealed In Secret Audio: Liberal Money | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

Charles and David Koch may be annoyed at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who has made it his mission to elevate the billionaire industrial...

GOP Senate Candidate Comes Out In Support Of Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

Dr. Monica Wehby, the Republican pediatric neurosurgeon challenging Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), made history Tuesday as the first GOP Senate candidate...

Coyly Campaigning in Kansas

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What it all boils down to is that we may not know which party controls the Senate when the votes are all in on election night. It may be days before anyone knows whether Democrats or Republicans will control the chamber.

Executive Action Delay: A Gift to the GOP?

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 11.08.2014 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

In the Latino community two things are clear about the immediate political implications of the president's delay -- the GOP dodged a lethal bullet while the Democratic Party shot itself in the foot.

Samantha Lachman

Clint Eastwood's Empty Chair To Make An Appearance In Michigan Senate 'Debate' | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

A Democratic congressman running for the U.S. Senate is bringing back Clint Eastwood's conversation with an empty chair to make the point that his Rep...

Samantha Lachman

Primary Season Comes To A Close As Former Politicians Seek Redemption | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voters in five states go to the polls Tuesday to bring this year's primary cycle to a near close. Louisiana holds a nonpartisan primary ...

Jason Linkins

Scott Brown Gives Confused Lady A 'Hero Award,' For Some Reason | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

[Updated, below.] Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R-Bqhatevwr) is running for the Senate in New Hampshire now, where polls indicate he is th...

Mollie Reilly

GOP Senator Pat Roberts: Leave Marijuana Legalization Up To The States | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas), who is locked in a tough re-election battle, said Saturday that states should be free to legalize marijuana. During a ...

Congress Returns To Work With Government Shutdown Threat Looming

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Dem...

The Chamber Of Commerce Just Threw Some Major Shade At A GOP House Candidate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

Former San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio (R) may feel a little more than stung by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's endorsement of his Democratic ...

Jason Linkins

Everybody Calm Down About The Kansas Senate Race | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

If you spent any time Wednesday scanning headlines and tweets about the Kansas Senate race, you wouldn't be thought a fool to have come away with the ...

National GOP Swoops In To Protect Endangered Incumbent Senator

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

A veteran Republican strategist is heading to Kansas to help advise Sen. Pat Roberts' (R) floundering re-election campaign, according to The New York ...

Paul Blumenthal

It's Time To Name The 2014 Midterms The Dark Money Election | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If 2012 was the super PAC election, the 2014 midterms look to be the dark money election. Spending on ads that named federal candidates ...

5 Ways the Midterms Will Shape the Clean Energy and Climate Future

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The choices we make in the voting booth always carry weight, but they have even greater heft in a year when control of the Senate is up for grabs, when GOP leaders have promised to roll back decades-worth of public health and environmental safeguards, and when the threat of climate change grows more severe.

Will Insult and Inaction on Immigration Cost Republicans the Senate?

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 10.29.2014 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

It's a toss-up which party will control the Senate, but Latino voters will be a factor. And even if Republicans do manage to win the Senate, insult and inaction on immigration will likely hurt their chances to win the presidency in 2016.

New Poll Deepens Re-election Gloom For Tom Corbett

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug 28 (Reuters) - A poll released on Thursday contained more bad news for Pennsylvania Governor Tom ...

Breaking: GOP Has a Woman Problem! But Does It Matter?

Margie Omero | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

Here's a tough question for the left: Can Republicans still be successful even as they continue to alienate a majority of the electorate? In midterms, the answer is undoubtedly yes.

Samantha Lachman

Mitch McConnell Reveals Why He Thinks His Re-Election Fight Is So Competitive | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

In a local radio interview Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) gave a frank response when asked why he thinks his re-election ra...

Samantha Lachman

How Native Americans And Alaska Natives Could Help Democrats Win These Key Races | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though Native American and Alaska Native communities are often overlooked in electoral politics, their votes could decide the outcome of...

The Impending Showdown

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If Obama does announce immigration changes, Republicans may decide the issue is bigger than any competence issue, and go right ahead and shut the government down. But this doesn't automatically make the issue a winner for Democrats everywhere in the midterms, of course.

Wendy Davis Escalates Push For Female Votes

AP | By PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — With time running out in an underachieving campaign for Texas governor, Democrat Wendy Davis is brandishing a darker and ...

Crist Wins Democratic Primary In Florida Governor's Race

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

Charlie Crist has won the Democratic primary in the Florida governor's race, the Associated Press reports. Crist, who served as the Sunshine State'...

Samantha Lachman

Democrats Could, Ironically, Hold The Senate If One Of Their Candidates Drops Out | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

Desperate times call for desperate measures, or so may go the thinking when it comes to Kansas' Senate race. Political chatter has increased in th...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Want Scott Brown To Resign From A Company That Outsources Jobs To China And Mexico | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The re-election campaign of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and a trio of labor groups are calling on GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown to r...