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Everything You Need To Know About How We're Forecasting The Senate Elections

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 09.12.2016 | Politics

The Huffington Post’s Senate prediction model uses all of the polls in HuffPost Pollster’s database to forecast the Senate elections. It’s a thr...

Clinton Looks Strong Against Trump As They Head Into Fall

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 09.05.2016 | Politics

As Labor Day neared, the decisions the two major party presidential candidates made on how to spend their time said everything about how they’ve app...

HUFFPOLLSTER: Republican Senate Candidates Are Polling Better Than Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics

Downballot GOP candidates are more popular than Donald Trump. The national race is tightening a little, but the real question is whether Trump can cat...

HUFFPOLLSTER: Democrats Have A Solid Chance Of Retaking The Senate

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics

Current Senate polls indicate Republicans are likely to lose control of the chamber. Donald Trump’s ceiling of support may be getting lower. And onl...

Sour Grapes Never Tasted So Sweet: Why Losing the Senate Last Night Was a Good Thing For Democrats

Chris Manthey | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Chris Manthey

Republicans have some of their own problems, chiefly among them that they start believing their primary-winning bullshit. Worse, they think that a majority believes it too.

Natalie Jackson

How HuffPost Forecasts Senate Elections: The Technical Details | Natalie Jackson | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

The HuffPost Pollster Senate prediction model has three parts: averaging public polls, calculating probabilities race by race and calculating the over...

Mark Blumenthal

How The 'Orman Factor' Muddles The Senate Forecast, And How We've Dealt With That | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The recent upheaval in the Kansas Senate race has thrown a small wrench into political observers' efforts to forecast which party will t...

Perils Lurk For GOP In Attempt To Flip Senate Red

RealClearPolitics | Caitlin Huey-Burns | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

When it comes to the 2014 Senate landscape, Republicans and Democrats might agree on one thing: The map favors the GOP....

Michael McAuliff

Hope Fades But Not Lost For GOP Senate Control | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

This was supposed to be a Republican year in the U.S. Senate contests, with better than even odds that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) would take the maj...

Feint Praise

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

When the plutocrats and their minions abuse the average citizen, it is called "oppression." When the oppressed presumed to assert their rights as citizens, the Republicans call it "class warfare." We call it justice ... or, the American way. No feints in that.

Mark Blumenthal

Can Republicans Win Senate Without Delaware? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This week has helped clarify where things stand in the race to to control the U.S. Senate, with a final round of primaries and a flurry of new statewi...

'Apres le deluge' -- a Liberated Obama?

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Out of the deluge, if there is one, President Obama may be able to convince the Republicans, who are no longer the opposition party and now might be blamed for the country's unsolved problems.

Mark Blumenthal

Polls: Senate In Play | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated With less than nine weeks remaining until Election Day, control of the U.S. Senate remains in play, as Republicans hold m...

Mark Blumenthal

The Senate In Play ... Barely | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Is the Democratic Senate majority in peril? A lot of political observers have been asking that question in recent weeks, and as of today, polls show R...

The 41 Percent Majority

Kara Vallow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kara Vallow

So much for reconciliation -- apparently, when the GOP uses it, it's a legitimate legislative tool, but the Democrats refuse to touch the one potent weapon at hand.

Journalists Spin for Republicans on the New "60-Vote" Senate Regime

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

The "60 vote" threshold is an artificial obstructionist creation of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and the Senate Republicans.

Obama Should Spill a Little Red Ink to Turn a Few More Red States Blue

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The enduring theme of Obama's campaign has been fundamental change. But, with victory in sight, the question becomes: how much change can he deliver without a filibuster-proof 60 seats in the Senate? Read More The Battle Over CA Prop 5: Special Interests Overwhelming the Public Interest Prop 5 follows a successful model, will lessen prison over-crowding, will save a cash-strapped state billions, will reform a "counterproductive and ill-conceived" parole system, and will shift criminal justice dollars from incarceration to treatment -- an effective approach favored by a majority of the public. Yet our leaders are opposing it, without offering any alternatives. Why? Read More Watch: Arianna Spars with Ben Stein and Michael Medved on Larry King Live over "Spreading The Wealth" Attacks and Khalidi Smears

"An Ungovernable Majority"

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

"While the Democrats have been ascendant in recent years, they have entered into a Faustian bargain. They're gaining seats, but in doing so they've made compromises."

Flashback: McCain Almost Switched Parties in 2001

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a little-noticed interview in October 2006, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-SD, talked a great deal about his recollections of negotia...