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Seriously? Republicans Target Birthright Citizenship Again?

Randy Borntrager | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Randy Borntrager

Not only have Republicans blocked comprehensive immigration reform when it had a real chance of passing, they're now trying yet again to bring up unconstitutional bills to drive their point home.

Why Democrats Lost Big in the 2014 Midterm Elections

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Elections are moving targets. Nonetheless, absent dramatic irregularities in the election context, polls focused on high visibility races are usually robust predictive tools. Obviously, this was not the case in this year's midterm elections.

Michelle Nunn Loses Georgia Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Democrat Michelle Nunn lost to Republican David Perdue in the race for the U.S. Senate in Georgia on Tuesday. Nunn, the daughter of former Sen. Sam...

My Final Midterm Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've got six states in the Too Close To Call category, but fear not! After providing a rundown of the races, I am adding a section below where I make my own picks for each of them (since it is Election Eve, after all, and thus time to put up or shut up).

Cruz Declares War if GOP Wins Senate

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Cruz says they are all wrong. Cruz wants a political war against Democrats. Cruz is the real voice of what will happen if Republicans take control of the Senate.

Georgia Chooses Between Two Pairs of Moderates

John A. Tures | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Now I'm sure folks on both sides in the Peach State are going to cry foul, and insist their candidate is a true liberal or conservative, and the other guy or gal is from their party's extreme wing or faction, but that's simply not the case.

When The 2014 Debates Got Real, What Were These Candidates Really Thinking?

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta & Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics

In politics, candidates are usually on their best behavior during debates. But then comes that smile, that smirk, even a frown -- each of which is ...

Ryan Grim

Liberal Lurch: Both Parties Find Progressive Jesus In Dying Moments Of Campaign | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the GOP has effectively locked down the campaign for the House and is in a good place to win control of the Senate, the contours o...

Laura Bassett

Senate Candidate Dismisses Pay Discrimination Lawsuit: 'It Was Less Than 2,000' Women | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

David Perdue, Georgia's Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, defended himself Sunday night against charges that he paid female managers less than mal...

Family Can Be A Blessing Or Curse For Candidates

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ah, the family. They can be a candidate's sounding board, worthy surrogates and an attractive image for a television ad. Or they ...

Struggling Governors Could Hurt GOP's Senate Hopes

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — As David Perdue campaigns throughout Georgia, the Republican candidate for Senate describes a struggling economy and people yearni...

Election Season: Time for GOP Halloween Masquerade Ball

Robert Creamer | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

This year the Republicans are doing their very best to prevent the voters from remembering who they really are and what they really stand for. They're putting on their "moderate masks" and the costumes of ordinary middle class Americans.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Senate Candidate Wants To 'Prosecute' Democrats | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Georgia voters are looking for someone to cool the partisan rancor in Washington, Republican Senate candidate David Perdue served not...

Struggling Governors Could Hurt GOP's Senate Hopes

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | Posted 12.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — As David Perdue campaigns throughout Georgia, the Republican candidate for Senate describes a struggling economy and people yearni...

Chamber Of Commerce Not Helping Republican In Close Senate Race

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Sen...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: New Polling Gives Michelle Nunn An Edge In Georgia | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

New polls show Democrat Michelle Nunn with the edge in Georgia and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen hanging on in New Hampshire. The American public remains deeply...

Christina Wilkie

GOP Senate Candidate Has Up To $1 Million Managed By Swiss Private Bank Fund | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican David Perdue, the Georgia businessman running for U.S. Senate, has as much as $1 million invested in an exclusive fund manage...

Michelle Nunn vs. David Perdue Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Georgia Senate Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Michelle Nunn vs. David Perdue Senate race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you!

The October Surprise Will Be Last-Minute Billionaire Dollars

Darrell West | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Darrell West

Ultra-wealthy individuals are investing in American elections because it is a way to shape public opinion and control public policy. They are doing so through direct electoral advocacy, super-PACS that run ads on their behalf, and non-profit organizations that mobilize voters and push distinctive points of view.

Friday Talking Points -- Is There Anybody Out There?

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

You know what might help in this crisis-to-end-all-crises? Having a Surgeon General in office. President Obama nominated someone for the job last November, but his confirmation has been blocked ever since.

Political Exaggerations: Stretching the Truth Is a Tradition in American Politics

Rich Rubino | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

It takes a certain personality type to be ready, willing, and able to repeatedly tell voters of his/her stellar attributes. As these cases reveal, politicians sometimes go a step too far and exaggerate what they have accomplished, sometimes losing all credibility.

Amanda Terkel

Georgia Senate Candidates Meet In Rowdy First Debate | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) were not on stage Tuesday night for the first Georgia Senate debat...

Latino Voters Could Hold the Key in Georgia's Elections

Michael Keegan | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Politicians in states like Georgia may find it convenient to ignore or scapegoat Latinos in the short term; but elected officials ignore their voices and candidates ignore their influence at their own peril.

GOP Senate Candidate Says He's 'Proud' Of His Background Outsourcing Jobs

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

Republican businessman and U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue has embraced, rather than renounced, comments he made years ago about how he had spent m...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate Tidies Up Economic Message For Georgia Voters | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Georgia GOP Senate candidate David Perdue has touted his background as a businessman in his race against Democrat Michelle Nunn, arguing...