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2014 Election

GOP Candidate 'Shoots Down' A Drone In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Congressional candidate and Montana state Sen. Matt Rosendale (R) makes a point about federal government intrusion by seemingly firing a shot at a dro...

Ex-Con Former Gov Has 'Solid' Support In House Race

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

By Lisa Bose McDermott April 16 (Reuters) - Former Louisiana Governor, Edwin Edwards, a convicted felon now running for the U.S. Congr...

Former Online Poker Player Looks To Unseat Dem Rep

Times-Herald, Vallejo, Calif. | Tony Burchyns | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

James Hinton of Napa, a former on-line Texas Hold 'Em poker player, is doing something no Republican has dared to this year: He's going all in and cha...

Kasich Comes Out Swinging In Big Battle

The Columbus Dispatch | Joe Vardon | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

The first TV ad from either side in the 2014 gubernatorial election will come from Republican Gov. John Kasich and begin airing today, several sources...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Majority PAC Raises Large Sum To Fight Back Against Kochs

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority PAC, the super PAC trying to hold the Senate Democratic majority in the 2014 elections, posted a huge fundraising quarte...

Romney Dives In To Competitive GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is appearing in a television ad for Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho). "The stakes are very high in th...

Dem Decides Against Challenging Newly-Elected GOP Rep After Big Loss

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Democrat Alex Sink announced Tuesday that she will not run for Congress this November, foregoing a rematch against David Jolly (R-Fla.), to whom she l...

Voters In This State Are Deeply Skeptical Of Congress

The Sacramento Bee | christopher cadelago | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

California voters remain intensely disapproving of the work conducted on their behalf on Capitol Hill, but they continue to offer a more upbeat assess...

Crist Not Holding Back In Aggressive Attacks Against Scott

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics

WEST PALM BEACH -- Charlie Crist didn't hold anything back Monday, delivering an aggressive denunciation of Gov. Rick Scott personally and politically...

Mitch McConnell Has Best Fundraising Quarter So Far This Cycle, Takes In $2.4 Million

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) reported his best reelection fundraising period so far this cycle, announcing Monday that his campaign ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Senate Candidate In Georgia Can't Decide If He Actually Hates Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If voters were to catch a glimpse of Rep. Jack Kingston's latest campaign ad, the Georgia Senate hopeful would appear to be just another...

Hawaii Governor Challenges Authenticity Of Late Senator's Deathbed Wish

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

The drama of the Democratic primary to succeed the late Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) has intensified, with Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) questioni...

Michele Bachmann Gives Endorsement In GOP Primary For Her Seat

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has endorsed Tom Emmer in the GOP primary race for her seat. The Minnesota Republican Party endorsed Emmer on Satur...

Democrat Raises Huge Haul In Red State Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

Georgia Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn raised $2.4 million in the first three months of 2014, bringing her total haul to $5.7 million ...

Gov Brags That Scott Brown, Who Was Born In Maine, Was 'Born Virtually' In New Hampshire

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu (R) is stumping for former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), bragging that he's the best candidate for Senate because ...

Dozing Through 'The Great Moving Right Show'

David Coates | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
David Coates

The greatest danger currently facing all of us in America, and particularly progressives, is one of drift. As an economy, the United States is drifting along a low-growth path that is acclimatizing all of us to levels of unemployment which only a decade ago would have been treated as an outrage. As a society, the United States is drifting towards levels of income and wealth inequality so large that, if left unchallenged, will soon become irreversible. And as a political system, the United States is drifting towards a Republican sweep of both the House and the Senate in November unless the democratic left acts now to reverse what is in truth a carefully orchestrated and heavily funded great moving right show. Those of us of a progressive predisposition are drifting towards a political defeat of historic proportions -- one underpinned by an economic and social settlement of a highly conservative kind -- and we are doing so with what would appear to be only the slightest sense of alarm.

Willie Nelson To Sing For Wendy Davis

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), who is running to succeed Gov. Rick Perry (R), unveiled a special guest for an April BBQ fundraiser in Houston: coun...

Scott Brown Is Still A Regular Guy Who Drives A Truck, Just Now In New Hampshire

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) released his first TV ad Thursday in his bid to unseat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), as he works to convince New Ham...

Eric Cantor's Unofficial Rival Dukes It Out With Fox News

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

A self-described Democratic rival to Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) took his "war" against Fox News straight to the network on Thursday. In an interview ...

Group Backing Dem Senator Touts Obamacare Success Story

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

The Affordable Care Act remains deeply unpopular across the conservative terrain of Alaska, but a super PAC supporting Democratic Sen. Mark Begich's r...

GOP Candidate Refuses To Answer Basic Questions About Minimum Wage, Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Republican financial executive Mike McFadden, who hopes to challenge Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) in November, avoided giving specific answers about his ...

Mark Pryor, Vulnerable Arkansas Democrat, Not Doomed After All

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Despite rumblings that Sen. Mark Pryor is all but certain to lose to his reelection battle this year, a pair of new polls shows the Arkansas Democrat ...

House Democratic Candidate Takes On Bill Clinton In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Pennsylvania state Sen. Daylin Leach (D) has released a new Web ad in his congressional campaign criticizing former President Bill Clinton, as Clinton...

Veto-Wielding GOP Gov Faces Tough Reelection Fight

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

By Dave Sherwood AUGUSTA, Maine, April 9 (Reuters) - Maine Republican governor Paul LePage vetoed a bill Wednesday to expand Medicaid ...

Vance McAllister's Potential Challenger Calls On Him To Resign

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

A potential challenger to married Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.), who was caught on tape kissing a staffer, has called on him to resign. "This is an...