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Odds Improve for GOP Takeover of Congress in 2012

Odds are improving that the Democratic Party will lose control of the U.S. Senate and the Republicans will retain the House of Representatives.

Health Care and the Supreme Court: It’s All in the Timing

The timing of the Supreme Court case on the health-care overhaul law could be important for the 2012 election.

Can Democrats Regain the House in 2012?

It's within the realm of realm of possibility that Democrats could regain the House in 2012.

Why the GOP Might (Sometimes) Have a Majority in the Senate

Though Democrats have 53 seats, Republicans actually may muster a functional majority on some issues in the new Senate:

Stock Up on Munchies for L-o-n-g Election Night

What to watch for as returns roll in Tuesday night (and Wednesday).

Political Wisdom: The Great Reid-Angle Debate That Wasn’t

The Senate contest between Harry Reid and Sharron Angle is a great race, but most analysts don't think it produced a great debate.

Obama and the Chamber: Can It Be a Friendship Again?

The relationshp between the Obama White House and the Chamber of Commerce has gone from decent to terrible; can it be revived?

Political Wisdom: How Did Christine O’Donnell Do?

A roundup of analysis on Thursday night's Delaware Senate debate between Democrat Chris Coons and Republican Christine O'Donnell.

Political Wisdom: How Did Colbert Do?

A roundup of analysis on Stephen Colbert's congressional testimony on Friday.

The 2010 Primaries: Some Parting Thoughts

The 2010 primary season will be remembered for the tea party movement, whose grassroots success gave rise to a whole new group of “citizen politicians” – such as Republican Senate nominees Christine O’Donnell of Delaware, Joe Miller of Alaska, and Rand Paul of Kentucky - and a surge in Republican voters.

Political Wisdom: What Might Boehner Do as Speaker?

A roundup of analysis on House Minority Leader John Boehner (R., Ohio).

Political Wisdom: The ‘Ground Zero Mosque’

A round-up of the day's best political analysis on plans to build a mosque and community center near Ground Zero.

Assessing Arizona: Courts Vie With Lawmakers, Voters for Last Word

Regardless of one's view on U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton's decision to block the most contentious parts of Arizona immigration law, the fact that it was left to a federal judge to decide a pressing national policy dispute is a sign of the times.

Political Wisdom: The Ethics of Leaking Military Secrets

A roundup of analysis on the ethics of the leak of military documents on the Afghanistan war.

A Year After Honeymoon Ends, Whites, Men and Independents Desert Obama

It was a year ago this month that President Barack Obama began losing voters. And a new Quinnipiac poll shows that in the 12 months since, his legislative victories -- especially the health care overhaul -- appear to have cost him large amounts of political capital and political support.

Window Is Closing for Jobless Numbers to Rescue Democrats

Time is running out for the Obama administration to convince voters that Democrats have done a good job managing the economic recovery.

Washington Gets Deficit Religion, But at the Wrong Time?

Washington has gotten serious about the deficit, but is it doing so at exactly the wrong time?

Can GOP Make Voters See Democrats as Big Oil Party?

As President Barack Obama’s ratings have begun to improve recently, GOP officials have gone on the offensive against the White House for lax regulation of offshore drilling and a slow response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. ...

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