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Midterm Elections

Senate Dems Attempt To Steer Attention Away From Obamacare

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan has her Republican opponent right where she wants him geographically — and, therefor...

Your Birthday Present for America

Richard Greene | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
Richard Greene

Happy Birthday, America! We are, indeed, a great country... and we could be even better if [91.6 Million (41.3 percent), 2012 126.8 Million (58.3 ...

Getting Democrats to Vote

Bob Burnett | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Pew factors voters into three categories: "General Public," "Registered Voter," and "Politically Engaged." I'll assume the "Politically Engaged" are those likely to vote in the November midterm election and focus on those percentages.

The Case to Stop Campaigning and Start Governing

Mack McLarty | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Mack McLarty

With midterm elections four months away, there are signs that a bitterly polarized electorate will again deliver a government incapable of working together. This is our era's sad twist on the maxim "all politics is local." You can win local elections at the extremes. But you can't govern from there.

If You Don't Vote, You Get What You Deserve

Gerry Myers | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

It is crucial for everyone to exercise their constitutional right to cast a ballot... even in midterm elections like the one coming up in November. After all the ballots are counted, someone is going to win whether you take part or not.

We've Been Keeping Track Of This Cycle's Strangest Candidates, So You Don't Have To

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

This year's crop of midterm election candidates include a Santa Claus impersonator, a hog-castrating state senator, a supernatural role-player and a r...

The Data Shows: Is 2014 Really "The Year of the Woman"?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Do female candidates really hold the future of the Senate in their hands? Is the partisan makeup of the Senate intimately tied to the fate of female candidates making this truly "the Year of the Woman?"

State Lawmakers Battle To Manipulate Voting Times

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Election Day is approaching, and you've made up your mind. There's no need to wait. In many states, you now can vote earl...

Johnson, Reagan and the Great American Paradox

Bennet Kelley | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Name the hawkish former president that liberals love to hate who cut taxes shortly after taking office, presided over a booming economy with low unemployment, reduced the national debt and whose legacy shapes much of today's debate.

Zach Carter

Iowa Senate Candidate Earned Millions Leading Company That Paid No Taxes | Zach Carter | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mark Jacobs, a top GOP contender for the seat of departing Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin (D), made more than $34 million as a top executive at Re...

Battle of the Billionaires Shapes This Year's Midterm Elections

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

The Koch brothers, who have built up their vast fortune through oil, gas and coal, will battle to protect their fossil fuel interests. If they succeed, it would mark doom for Barack Obama's second-term green agenda.

Famous Names Won't Save Southern Democrats

Brian Jencunas | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Brian Jencunas

Southern Democrats have a no-win choice on Obamacare and Obama. The more they distance themselves from the President and his health care law, the less they appeal to the Democratic base.

Exposing the Koch Brothers and the Price We All Pay

Robert Greenwald | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

If there can be such a thing as a typical American billionaire, David H. and Charles G. Koch do not fit that bill. They are not just among the richest Americans -- $100 billion and counting. They are deeply political libertarian industrialists.

Valerie Jarrett: Immigration Promise 'Lost In Translation'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett took to Twitter on Friday to reject reports that the Obama administration has a commitment from House Speak...

Saving the 2014 Election

Bob Burnett | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Until November 4, three issues will dominate U.S. political discourse: health care, the economy, and global warming. Democrats must seize the initiative in each area.

Tea Party Power Wanes

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT and LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It's too early to say the tea party's over. But with a Senate majority in reach, the Republican Party and its a...

Whither the Midterm Swing Voter? Not So Fast

Nick Gourevitch | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Nick Gourevitch

Is all of the investment in persuasion to come this fall just an enormous waste of money?

Three Reasons Why Reviving 'Benghazi' Is Stupid -- For the GOP

Robert Creamer | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Already the GOP has bet heavily that its obsession with Obamacare will bolster its political position -- a bet that increasingly looks like a loser. Now, in its never-ending attempts to mollify the tea party fringe, the GOP leadership has turned down another political blind alley.

Another Poll Finds Democrats Facing Daunting Challenges For 2014

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

Democrats are likely to face a daunting challenge in November's midterm elections, according to a Pew Research/USA Today poll released Monday -- the l...

Latinos Hold the Key to Democrats' Victory (or Defeat) in 2014

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Even the best political analysts don't contemplate is the Latino vote. Should the Democratic Party decide to actively campaign for Latino votes, as Reid did in 2010, a November "Latino Surprise" will save the Democrats.

Wait, There Are Elections in 2014? Why Should I Care?

Daniel Kim | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Daniel Kim

Get everyone you know to vote, for these reasons or whatever reasons they think of on their own. Tell people about the elections. Tell people how they can register to vote. Tell people that if we don't do something now, we won't get anything done tomorrow.

Poll Finds Young Americans Not Excited About November Election

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Fewer than a quarter of adults under 30 are sure they'll vote this November, according to a new poll from the Harvard Institute of Politics. The lo...

The New Deal is Dead. Long Live the Raw Deal

Brian Ross | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

The New Deal is dead. Long live the Raw Deal! The far Right white one percent are using the psychology of disenfranchisement that they leveled against...

Thinking Beyond One Election Cycle and a $10-Per-Hour Minimum Wage

Justine Sarver | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Justine Sarver

Reporters are correct to look for political consequences beyond the policy itself. But a narrow focus on a few specific states in a single election year misses the more important story.

Freedom Summer 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Fifty years after the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, there are modern schemes to try and take away your vote. Well we at National Action Network will not sit by idly and watch as the fundamental rights so many fought and died for are being eliminated -- and neither should you.