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Midterms 2014

Bizarro Election 2014: When Homophobes Backed Gay-Equality Supporters and Vice Versa

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In the bizarro election of 2014, where the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage backed pro-gay Democratic candidates to show the GOP that they will help defeat any Republican candidate who veers from the evangelical right's agenda, pro-gay hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer helped the anti-gay GOP take control of the U.S. Senate.

Reflections on the 2014 Midterm Elections

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 01.07.2015 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

Rather than stand and fight, the Democratic National Committee decided to run away and decouple their reelection campaign from the very visible, 24/7 presence of President Obama. This was their "playbook" for holding or increasing Democratic Party seats in the House and Senate. How did that work out?

8 Hotly Debated Issues... From the Election That Never Was

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's clearer than ever: If Democrats don't offer bold solutions to some fundamental economic issues (we'll offer eight of them, but there are more) then the implications for their party -- and for the country -- are profound, and dire.

Ashley Alman

The 5 Most Ridiculous Nuggets In The Post's Dissection Of The Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republicans outright swept the midterm election Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning -- even more so than anyone had anticipated. Come January, Re...

Don Young Re-Elected To The U.S. House

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Don Young (R) was re-elected to Congress as Alaska's at-large representative, the Associated Press is projecting. Young was first elected to ...

Election Day With (Fictional) Rep. Angie Antonelli

Cindy Rizzo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cindy Rizzo

The Senate is in danger of turning over to the Republicans, which means we'd have Republicans in charge of the entire Congress and only President Obama's veto pen to defend equality and economic justice for working families.

With Senate At Stake, Candidates Clash Over Obama

Associated Press | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of an election that will decide the Senate majority, it's time for closing arguments and an all-out effort to motivate ...

Lauren Weber

Obama, Obama, Obama: The Midterm Candidates Can't Stop Debating The President

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Weber | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

President Obama isn't on the ballot Tuesday, but you wouldn't know it from watching this year's congressional and gubernatorial debates. The Huffi...

Obama Makes Final Campaign Push

Reuters | By Jeff Mason | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Nov 2 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a final push on Sunday to help struggling Democrats before this week's midterm electi...

Ernst Pulls Ahead With Just Days To Go

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

A new Iowa poll published on Saturday by the Des Moines Register gives Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst a 7-point lead over Democrat Bruce Brale...

Why Every Vote Counts

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Senate Election Overview

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As always, in making these determinations I use the criteria of: news I've read about each race, all polling data available, and a good dose of common sense. That last one could also be read as "what my gut is telling me about each race," I fully admit.

GOP's Old Ploy: Tag President Obama as the Race Baiter

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The baiting and the assault on Obama will get even uglier. But it won't change one hard fact: that when it comes to race baiting, the GOP will always have the market cornered on that -- and millions know it.

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."