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Final Electoral Math -- My 2012 Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today, we're just going to throw caution to the wind, and go ahead and predict the outcome of tomorrow night's returns.

2012 Electoral Math -- One Week Out

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The real sword of Damocles hanging over the White House right now is this Friday's release of the October unemployment figures. If the numbers are bad, it could give Romney the last-second momentum he needs. If the numbers are good, Obama could waltz to victory.

2012 Electoral Math -- Obama Solidifies Bounce

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Of course, we are heading into debate season, so things could always change, but at the moment it is looking decidedly good for an Obama win. Here's how the election would break down if held today.

2012 Electoral Math -- Pre-Convention Baseline

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now is a good time to look at the state of the race, to establish a baseline to measure all this expected frenzied movement.

2012 Electoral Math -- Ups and Downs

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since the last time we took such a snapshot, roughly three weeks ago, both candidates have shown some firming up of their positions, but the good news for both candidates is mixed with some softening as well.

Hulu Enters the Original Scripted Series Arena This Week With Battleground

Ed Martin | Posted 04.14.2012 | Media
Ed Martin

From where I sit, the Internet and television as I know it have not yet merged into one, even if media companies are anxious for us to believe otherwise. But the day is coming when we'll be living with the results of one giant media mash-up.

Hulu Plans More Original Shows

AP | Posted 03.16.2012 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — Hulu will broadcast its first original scripted series next month, a political comedy that debuts during the real-life Republican ...

Battleground North Carolina - Democrats Sweep Local Elections

Michael Carmichael | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

The votes are in, and the ballots have been tabulated. It is now official. It's a Democratic landslide.

Republicans Have Already Won Massachusetts' Special Election

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

In one year, just before Barack Obama's first inaugural anniversary, Democrats have gone from superpower status to struggling to beat back anything moderate or Republican in philosophy.

Final Electoral Math -- My Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

About the Cartoonist  |  Reprint Policy Because it's Election Day, I'm not going to give a detailed analysis of the past week's polls, as I...

Arizona Going Rogue?

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

Is it possible that John McCain can lose his home state of Arizona? With new polls and early voting results showing the state is in play, during the ...

Electoral Math -- Obama Has Closed The Deal

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to the penultimate Electoral Math column. OK, I admit, I just like correctly using the word "penultimate." Plus, it's fun to say! Try it! If...

Wall Street Journal: McCain Doesn't Look Competitive In Pennsylvania

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Barack Obama campaign occupies a storefront on N. Main Street across from the county courthouse. A stream of people filters through to pick up but...

Electoral Math -- Obama Holds His Lead

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

More and more, it is looking like Virginia will be the state that decides Election Night in Obama's favor. Sure, it could be Florida or Ohio, but my guess is that the vote-counting is going to take a while in both of them,

Campaign Diary Ground Report: Obama Volunteers Certain Their Unmatched Enthusiasm Will Win The White House

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

The campaign honchos have given the important job of canvassing and phone calling to the volunteers, whose commitment has been a major reason why Obama has been successful so far and most certainly will be the secret to his success should he become the next U.S. president.

Battleground Virgina: At Bar in Shirlington Palin Elicits Only Laughter And Groans

Lisa Hovater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Hovater

WAITING WATCHING DREAMING are three words painted on the wall at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington. Those who came to watch the Joe Biden-Sarah Palin ...

Older and Younger Voters Will Send Protest Vote on Economy

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Donahue

Both age groups are looking at terrifyingly low numbers in their savings account. Neither group is looking at employment in well-paying industries anytime soon. And they both distrust the establishment.

Obama-Biden: A Match Made In Iowa

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

Obama's decision is no surprise to those of us who witnessed how well the Biden and Obama camps worked together during the Iowa caucuses. Biden's many supporters there are jumping for joy.