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Mid Term Elections

Playing Defense and Still Losing

David Coates | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
David Coates

You don't win football games by only playing defense. And you don't win mid-elections that way either. Perhaps somebody should remind the Democrats that winning elections, like winning games, requires you to take the game to the opposition, and to take it to them on your terms -- not on theirs.

DREAM Activists, Mobile Tech Key to AZ Primary Win

Kristian Ramos | Posted 09.02.2014 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

It has already been a wild primary election season with severalbig upsets rocking the political establishment. Add a hotly contested Arizona Democratic primary to that list, where young upstart Ruben Gallego, ran a brutally efficient field operation on his way to a surprise election day victory.

Out of Touch GOP Rapidly Seals Fate With Majority of Ordinary Americans

Robert Creamer | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The Republican Leadership may be doing just fine with the Wall Street crowd and extremists who oppose birth control, but for the majority of ordinary Americans its actions over the last several weeks have rapidly begun to seal its fate as a minority party.

Eliot Nelson

Grimes, McConnell Hurl Insults At Annual Kentucky Free-For-All | Eliot Nelson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

FANCY FARM, Ky. -- On Saturday, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) was giving a speech and was interrupted by a heckler supportin...

Howard Fineman

Grimes Is As Tough As McConnell -- And As Nasty | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -– It’s finally dawning on people, perhaps including some Republicans here in Kentucky, that the 35-year-old woman tearing into Se...

Winning in November by Defending the Affordable Care Act Now

David Coates | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
David Coates

Lindsey Graham's recent warning that Republicans might yet push for a presidential impeachment serves to demonstrate, if further demonstration was still required, just how brutal Washington politics could get if his party ends up in control of both Houses of Congress after the mid-term elections in November.

Elections Don't Matter

Elizabeth Evans | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Evans

We the People have given up on Congress. We the People have given up on the process. But, We the People believe in government that protects us, promotes our national interest, and reflects our national values.

How Real Is the GOP's War on Racism?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Robert Copeland resigned under pressure but that doesn't mean that the GOP will win or even wants to win its war on racism.

It's Official: The Tea Party Is Now the Republican Party

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The first big warning sign that the lines were fast becoming blurred between the tea party and the GOP establishment was last year's partial government shutdown and the GOP saber rattle over the debt ceiling raise.

Democrats Need Obama to Barnstorm the Country

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

The rich vs. middle class and poor campaign actually works. It works because in today's America it is fact that the current Republican leadership supports legislation that benefits the special interests and the wealthy while Democrats support legislation benefitting the poor and middle class.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Goes All In On Benghazi, Tax Cuts, IRS Scandal As Obamacare Fades | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the passionate hatred of Obamacare fading even in Republican circles, the GOP will embrace a trifecta of issues on the House floor ...

Lies, Half Lies and Nuclear Distortions: There Ought to Be a Law

William S. Becker | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
William S. Becker

Wouldn't the world be a better place if political candidates were held accountable for lies, intentional distortions, character assassination and over-the-line hyperbole? And wouldn't it be interesting if entire industries were held to the same higher standard?

'Cowboys and Indians' Unite Over Keystone XL

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 04.25.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Over the past couple of the days, the protesters -- made up of ranchers, farmers and indigenous tribes -- have been performing water ceremonies, to highlight the risk that the tar sands pose to water sources along its 1,179 mile route.

So What if the Republicans Win the Senate?

Gene Marks | Posted 06.08.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The Democrats control the Senate and we get political infighting. The Republicans control the Senate and we'll likely get the same. Whatever happens, smart business owners will be paying close attention. Man, where's Ross Perot when you really need him?

Why the GOP Will Lose Its Bet Against Obamacare

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

It's no wonder that Republicans have pinned all of their hopes for the mid-terms on the proposition that the botched Obamacare roll-out would sour the public on the signal accomplishment of President Obama's first term. But once again, the Republicans are on the wrong side of history.

The Christian Right's Plan for a Strategic Theocratic Mid-Term Takeover

Dan Arel | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Dan Arel

The Christian Right is becoming less popular minority group in the US, but they are not afraid to play dirty. While they must deal with smaller numbers, they know how to control their voters and do just that.

Diagnosis and Cure: Democrats Can Turn 'Obamacare' into Electoral Advantage

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

With Republicans banking their hopes on stoking dissatisfaction with Obamacare, a Democratic strategy to turn it into an asset could result in a stunning victory for Dems.

Democrats Make Big Mistake in Ducking President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The race is literally on, race that is as in election campaign race, by a growing pack of Democrats to duck President Obama.

7 Valentine's Day Cards From Congress to You

James Napoli | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy
James Napoli

What with the levels of dissatisfaction in the nation, Congress needs to start taking desperate measures to, well, woo the public once again. And what better time of year to pour on the charm than Valentine's Day?

Can the Christie Bridge Scandal Damage Democracy?

Brian Ross | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

With Chris Christie's ongoing Bridgegate "scandal," U.S. democracy might be joining the New Jersey governor's political future, going the way of the Dodo bird as well.

Obama Comes Out Fighting

Bob Burnett | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The president was positive, action-oriented, and concrete. In contrast, Republican Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers was negative, passive, and vague.

A Wake Up Call for Obama's 'Winter Time Soldiers'

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

In addition to the contentious roll out of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's recent speech on income inequality sends a clear message to his opponents: he is not and will not back down on advocating and fighting for his core beliefs.

Four Reasons Why Shutdown Battle Increases Odds of Passing Immigration Reform

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The possibility of losing control of the House is beginning to stare GOP strategists in the face. Do they really want to risk incensing a big block of Hispanic and other immigrant voters by blocking immigration reform, and energizing them to go out to vote in large numbers to punish Republicans?

Texas Government Working Hard to Prevent Women From Voting

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Folks, we are gearing up for midterm elections and that means that you should be aware of your rights. There are some real bad actors out there trying to implement laws to stop eligible people, including women, from voting.

Attack or No Attack on Syria -- Obama Wins

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

So the world looks to America to lead. Is seeking the approval of the American people through their elected leaders a 'failure' of leadership? Is a propensity to think before acting a sign of weakness?