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The Insiders: The GOP “purist caucus” grows

Before the 2014 midterms elections, there were around thirty intransigent members of the House Republican “purist caucus” who made life tough for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).  Republicans have been in the majority in the House since 2011, but Boehner frequently didn’t have a majority when it came to the hard votes.  The conventional thinking was […]

The president and the press

the 2014 midterm elections was not a time of celebration for the losing Democrats, and the White House press corps was determined to get the party’s most senior member on the record about what was surely a disappointing night for the president. Ten reporters were given the chance to ask questions during the 74-minute press conference, and seven of...

How John Boehner Can End Republicans' Shutdown Addiction

After the Republican Party won big in the midterm elections, National Review published an editorial, “The Governing Trap,” arguing that the new GOP Congress should not even bother trying to govern. “The

The Required Metaphysical Metamorphosis of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC

There was a report last week that the Democratic Party, which is coming off a huge midterm defeat in the recent congressional elections, is doing some soul-searching. The Democratic National Committee released a preliminary report from...Show More Summary

Are Republicans Destined to be 21st Century Whigs?

Republican victories in the recent midterm elections that gave it majorities in both houses of Congress obscure the fact that it is a party in decline. It currently possesses a political trajectory that could place it along side theShow More Summary

Obama Calls Out America's Dismal Voter Turnout: 'Why Are You Staying Home?'

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

President Barack Obama urged Americans frustrated with the lack of progress on immigration reform to voice their discontent at the ballot box, lamenting the dismal turnout in last November's midterm elections. Speaking Wednesday during...Show More Summary

Overused Management Bromide Now The Exclusive Property Of Carly Fiorina, Apparently

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Those who closely followed the 2014 midterm elections were treated to any number of compelling stories about candidates poaching one another's ideas and passing them off as their own. Well, here in the early stirrings of the 2016 campaign,...Show More Summary

Voter Challenges Marco Rubio On Immigration During Town Hall

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

HOLLIS, N.H. (AP) — Back in New Hampshire for the first time since the midterm elections, it didn't take long for Sen. Marco Rubio to get a question about immigration. Speaking to a group of about 50 people in a wooden barn in the southern...Show More Summary

New Republican Congress is a Dangerous Failure

Give us a majority, and we'll show you what the GOP can do. That was the basic sales premise of the midterm elections. Controlling both chambers of Congress, Republicans would show Americans that their party is a governing party. NoShow More Summary

Report: 2014 Midterms Had More Money And Fewer Donors

A new report from the Center for Responsive Politics shows that after all the spending is calculated the 2014 midterm elections were the most expensive in history and had a fewer number of donors than the previous midterm. The slow but steady march to plutocracy continued as fewer and fewer donors gave more and more. [...]

Most Expensive Election Ever But With Fewer Donors

Center for Responsive Politics: “The 2014 election was the most expensive midterm election in history, costing a grand total of $3.77 billion. But for the first time since 1990, fewer Americans donated money in this midterm election than the one [...] The post Most Expensive Election Ever But With Fewer Donors appeared first on Political Wire.

Final Tally: 2014’s Midterm Was Most Expensive, With Fewer Donors

Contact: Russ Choma,, (202) 354-0108 The final figures are in: The 2014 election was the most expensive midterm election in history, costing a grand total of $3.77 billion. But for the first time since 1990, fewer Americans donated money in this midterm election than the one before. Simply put, more money went into the…

Obama to call for joint efforts against violent extremism at summit

WASHINGTON — The summit President Barack Obama is convening Wednesday on the threat of violent extremism is not the summit he envisioned. Planned for last October, the summit never happened before the midterm elections. In the months...Show More Summary

Can the GOP become a less-white party?

Republicans are starting to show some color again. The midterm election that swept Republicans into control of both houses of Congress also brought in the party's largest group of black lawmakers since Reconstruction: Three.

Pawnee City Manager Ben Wyatt Faces an Uphill Battle for Congress in 2018

Pawnee, Indiana City Manager Ben Wyatt recently announced that he would seek the Democratic nomination for the Indiana 9th congressional district in the 2018 midterm election. While many are enthusiastic about his decision (especially...Show More Summary

Limbaugh Applauds Himself, Fox News For Thwarting Republicans From Caving To Democrats

From the February 9 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Related: Obama: The Vox Conversation Previously: Laura Ingraham Blasts Calls For Bipartisan Cooperation After Midterm Elections Right-Wing Media Outraged After Obama Declares Intent To Cooperate With GOP Limbaugh: Republicans Have A Mandate "To Stop Barack Obama." They "Were Not Elected To Govern"

How Republicans Built an Edge

National Journal: “It is undeniable… that the current Democratic coalition does better in presidential years than it does in midterm elections. Yet all of these explanations have a common problem: They obscure the possibility that 2014 was not an isolated [...] The post How Republicans Built an Edge appeared first on Political Wire.

Five years later, GOP still has no plans for health care or tax reform

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The year 2010 was huge for Republicans, and not just because of their overwhelming triumph in the midterm elections. Five years ago, the GOP made two very big promises to the American people. On the very day President Obama signed the...Show More Summary

One Big Reason for Voter Turnout Decline and Income Inequality: Smaller Unions

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Vox Pop

T wo of the most commonly cited reasons for the lack of more liberal policymaking in the United States are the decline in unions and the rising class bias in voter turnout.  In the 2014 midterm congressional elections, the Democrats’ rout was largely attributed to a failure of their coalition to turn out at the polls. Show More Summary

Obama Accepts ‘Some of the Blame’ for Crushing Midterm Losses

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

President Obama spoke at a Democratic retreat in Pennsylvania tonight, and according to reports he admitted some personal blame for how badly the Democrats did in the midterm elections last year.

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