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Why Democrats Lost Big in the 2014 Midterm Elections

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Elections are moving targets. Nonetheless, absent dramatic irregularities in the election context, polls focused on high visibility races are usually robust predictive tools. Obviously, this was not the case in this year's midterm elections.

Midterms 2014: An Extremely Brief Autopsy

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The electorate that votes in midterm elections is older and whiter and looks more like the viewership of The O'Reilly Factor than anything that accurately reflects the true racial and ethnic diversity of this country.

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Had Winning Issues, Just Not Winning Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If American voters want to see the minimum wage raised, they sure have a funny way of showing it. Binding ballot initiatives that wou...

Igor Bobic

How The 2014 Midterm Elections Made History

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Tuesday's midterm elections marked a night of historic firsts. Yes, Republicans resoundingly trounced Democrats, taking control of the Senate, expa...

Tom Cotton Wins Arkansas Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) defeated Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) in one of the country's most competitive Senate races Tuesday. Leading up to Nov. 4, Cot...

Mark Pryor Loses Midterm Election To Tom Cotton

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Sen. Mark Pryor lost to Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) in one of the country's most competitive Senate races Tuesday. Leading up to Nov. 4, Cotton's cam...

Arkansas Senate Midterm Election Results: Tom Cotton Defeats Mark Pryor

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. Mark Pryor lost to Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) in one of the country's most competitive Senate races Tuesday. Leading up to Nov. 4, Republicans ...

Paul Blumenthal

The World After Citizens United: Here Is Your First $100 Million Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) on the election trail Oct. 25 to rally Democrats ahead of Tuesd...

My Final Midterm Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've got six states in the Too Close To Call category, but fear not! After providing a rundown of the races, I am adding a section below where I make my own picks for each of them (since it is Election Eve, after all, and thus time to put up or shut up).

Ryan Grim

Liberal Lurch: Both Parties Find Progressive Jesus In Dying Moments Of Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the GOP has effectively locked down the campaign for the House and is in a good place to win control of the Senate, the contours o...

Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections

Chris Cormier | Posted 10.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Cormier

Attention gay men: You need to vote on November 4. Here are a few campaign highlights as a Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections, because pundits don't know how to explain how important this election is in "gay man's terms." Meet your ballot box divas.

Democrats Launch Last-Ditch Effort To Save Endangered Incumbent

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

National Democrats are hitting Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who's running for U.S. Senate, one more time in the hope of saving Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) a...

Family Can Be A Blessing Or Curse For Candidates

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ah, the family. They can be a candidate's sounding board, worthy surrogates and an attractive image for a television ad. Or they ...

Tom Cotton vs. Mark Pryor Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Arkansas Senate Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Tom Cotton vs. Mark Pryor Senate race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison ...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Candidates Actually Debate The Insidious Influence Of Money In Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The influence of money in politics was long treated as a side issue during the campaign season. But this year, in at least a half-dozen ...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Concentrates In Small Number of Pivotal 2014 Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As independent spending by nonprofit groups that fail to disclose their donors approaches $200 million in the 2014 midterm elections, it...

Arthur Delaney

Mark Pryor Goes After Tom Cotton Over Farm Bill In Arkansas Senate Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) sharply criticized GOP challenger Rep. Tom Cotton on Monday for voting against the farm bill. The farm bill ...

GOP Banks On Anti-Obama Mood To Oust Southern Democrats

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The last of the Deep South's statewide elected Democrats are hoping their seniority and famous family names will save them f...

Senate Shaping Up 50-50

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

When the new Senate convenes next year, the most influential person on Capitol Hill could be Greg Orman, the independent candidate for senator from Kansas, who I predict today will be elected in November.

Igor Bobic

Tom Cotton Takes Fear-Mongering Over Islamic State To New Heights

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

Fear-mongering and demagoguery in the heated Arkansas Senate race isn't new. But Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who is running to unseat incumbent Sen. Mar...

GOP Idiocy: Imprison the Nephews for What the Uncles Did?

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

There we were, trying to pass a bill that would keep Iran from getting nukes, and Tom Cotton thought that he had come up with the perfect idea: imprison all of the Ayatollah's relatives. Not the Ayatollah himself, just his relatives.

Bill Clinton Can Save Dems

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Because Clinton can act as both a star player for Democrats and a believable referee for voters, alone among national figures, he provides a major advantage to Democrats.

Tom Cotton Says Only Farmers Can Understand The Farm Bill

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defending his farm bill TV ad against fact-checkers who've observed its falsity, Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Thursday said journalists c...

Paul Blumenthal

Where Billionaires Are Placing Bets In This Year's Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Democratic Party works to hold control of the U.S. Senate for the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency, a key strategy fo...

Sam Stein

Democratic Senate Candidates Run From Obama While GOP Moves Toward His Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the 2014 campaign enters its final stages, the two parties are approaching President Barack Obama in unconventional ways. Some De...