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2014 Elections

Koch-Backed Ad Betrays Fundamental Misunderstanding Of Congress | Robert Farley | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on An ad from a Koch-backed group labels Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley an ineffective leader becaus...

Boehner's Troubles With Conservatives May Only Get Worse

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder FOND DU LAC, Wis., Aug 20 (Reuters) - Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and c...

Willie Nelson's Good Southern Texas Hospitality for Refugee Children

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Known for his country outlaw music with Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard and others, at one time "they called Willie crazy, but nowadays they call him a saint." I hope Willie secures several generations of music enthusiasts from one of the fastest growing demographics in our Nation.

Ernst: I Was Sexually Harassed In The Military

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst revealed she was sexually harassed during her time in the military, opening up about the issue in an interview with Ti...

John Boehner Is A Fundraising Machine

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT and JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

LINCOLN, N.D. (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner's fundraising skills put him in a class with few others. He has scooped up more than $43 million for...

Zach Carter

Koch-Backed Senate Hopeful Invested In Startup That Owes $100,000 In Delinquent Taxes | Zach Carter | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

Republican Senate hopeful Monica Wehby's campaign touts her private sector experience, emphasizing that as a doctor, she ran a small business and "cre...

Davis' GOP Rival Says She 'Lacks Courage Of Conviction' For Past Stance On Death Penalty

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

Republican Greg Abbott, who's running to replace Rick Perry as Texas governor, criticized his Democratic opponent Wendy Davis for her stance on the de...

Florida Lawmakers Approve New Map For Congressional Districts

AP | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature on Monday swiftly approved new maps that will alter several of the state's co...

Koch Brothers Reach Out To Key Group

AP | WILL WEISSERT and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Looking to make inroads with the rising number of Hispanic voters, conservative activists are offering English classes, health ch...

Walsh Withdrawing From Senate Race Amid Plagiarism Scandal

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) is dropping out of his Senate race following allegations he plagiarized while working on his masters’ thesis at the United...

Republican Faces Two Tea Party Challengers

AP | By ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Lamar Alexander became the latest U.S. senator to fend off a tea party challenge in a primary race Thursday, defe...

Tim Huelskamp Wins GOP Primary After Unexpectedly Strong Challenge

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) won Tuesday's Republican primary despite an unexpectedly strong challenge from fellow Republican Alan LaPolice, the Associ...

'Liberty Kids' Shake Up GOP

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein LOS ANGELES, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Amir Zendehnam passionately supports marijuana legalization, same-sex marriage, abo...

The Tea Partier Who Lost To Thad Cochran Will Not Give Up Election Challenge

AP | By BILL BARROW and JACK ELLIOTT JR. | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, the tea party-backed challenger who lost a primary runoff to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, ha...

As Dems Avoid Obama, GOP IS 'Dying To Be' With Mitt

The Washington Post | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

President Obama thumped Mitt Romney in the 2012 election, but now their political standings seem reversed. During a summer in which Democratic candida...

Grimm Faces Trouble Ahead Of Re-Election Campaign

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK, Aug 1 (Reuters) - This fall, when U.S. Representative Michael Grimm asks New York voters to send him to ...

GOP Candidate Returns To Senate Race After National Guard Training

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm elec...

The 2014 Midterms Just Might Be More Important Than the 2016 Presidential Election

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

The historic participation of blacks and other minorities helped elect the first black president of the United States. But while we greatly exercised our right to vote in 2008, many failed to do the same two years later during the 2010 midterms. What we got were a slew of politicians who are more concerned with their own self-aggrandizement than with serving people.

Independents Helped David Perdue Beat Jack Kingston in the Georgia GOP Senate Primary

John A. Tures | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Though nearly every poll showed Congressman Jack Kingston poised to win the runoff for the Georgia Senate Republican primary, businessman David Perdue narrowly prevailed (50.9% to 49.1%) setting up a match of political neophytes with Michelle Nunn, the Democratic nominee.

Major Spending On Elections Met With Total Apathy By Voters

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of vot...

Howard Fineman

It's All About Southern Women In The 2014 Elections | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Southern women are different," says Garden & Gun, the cheeky lifestyle magazine out of Charleston, S.C. "They're forever entangled ...

Republican Could Pose Threat To Dem

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, July 18 (Reuters) - A Republican former hospital executive has pulled into a statistical tie with Massachusetts' Democratic attorney general...

Sam Stein

What Do Top Republicans Fear? Hint: It's Not An Obama Impeachment Vote | Sam Stein | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a briefing at the Republican National Committee headquarters on Wednesday afternoon, top officials from the major GOP campaign commit...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Police Summoned After Reporter Crashes Scott Brown Campaign Event | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A reporter says his repeated attempts to ask Scott Brown about the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling led to him being questioned by a p...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Pro-Democratic Group Takes Republicans Back To School | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- EMILY’s List, the group that works to elect pro-choice Democratic women to Congress, wants to take Republicans back to school. The ...