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Midterm Elections 2014

Struggling Governors Could Hurt GOP's Senate Hopes

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

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

Why Every Vote Counts

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 10.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

You might be one of the 18 people who decide not to vote, and that decision could make the difference between electing a pro-LGBT senator or one who doesn't support our issues. Every vote counts on the floor of the Senate, and losing that one vote could mean the difference between passing laws that further equal rights and being left high and dry as second-class citizens.

Most Americans Expect GOP Takeover In November

Associated Press | Jennifer Agiesta and Emily Swanson | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Sena...

Colorado Senate Race Tests Reach Of Democrats' Ground Game

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Dave Lightowler never even got to say Sen. Mark Udall's name. The moment Lightowler mentioned the incumbent running for re-elec...

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 10.09.2014 | Black Voices
Rep. Hank Johnson

People think that because we have a black president race is no longer an issue. That people are no longer suppressed and that all is well with the world. This creates a type of complacency, a type of message that extra efforts don't need to be made to level the playing field and I've had enough.

Video Of GOP Lawmaker's Tirade Resurfaces In House Race

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

DUQUOIN, Ill. (AP) — A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a furious r...

Latinos and the 2014 Elections: Five Reasons to Vote in November

National Council of La Raza | Posted 08.11.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

This November, Americans will choose governors in 36 states, elect the entire U.S. House of Representatives and one-third of the U.S. Senate, select a great majority of their state legislators, and decide who will represent them in hundreds of local elections.

Will Obama Slip Obamacare Mandate Deadline One Month?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The signup numbers are good, but they will likely fall short of the overall goal of 7 million signed up by the deadline, currently set for the end of March. This will leave the White House with a rather obvious path to make up the difference: slip the individual mandate deadline by one month.

Can the Christie Bridge Scandal Damage Democracy?

Brian Ross | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

With Chris Christie's ongoing Bridgegate "scandal," U.S. democracy might be joining the New Jersey governor's political future, going the way of the Dodo bird as well.

The Budget Deal's Crass and Craven Politics

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

To me, the most appropriate headline from the new budget deal should really be: "Democrats And Republicans Agree To Remove Budget Negotiations From 2014 Campaign, Out Of Fear."

Obama Efforts May Not Lead To Election Win

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Presidents like to take credit for economic recoveries, just as President Barack Obama is angling to do now. He and his allies in ...