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Bill Maher Announces Anti-gay Rep. John Kline (R-MN) As His 'Flip a District' Midterm Target: VIDEO

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

On a live taping of Real Time last night, Bill Maher announced Rep. John Kline (R-MN) as the “winner” of “Flip a District” - a mid-term election themed campaign segment that will see Maher personally target Kline for defeat this...

Are Kansas Republicans Heading Towards Disaster?

If you are a big Democratic spender looking to make an impact, you won't find a better place than Kansas. With two months left to go before the midterm election, the latest polling shows three Republican incumbents trailing their challengers in statewide contests. Independent Greg Orman jumped to his first lead over U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts,…

Postponed Immigration Reform Has Latinos Nonchalant About Midterm Elections

Since President Obama has decided not to move forward with any immigration-reform work until the midterm elections are over, voter-advocacy groups are finding it hard to get disappointed Latinos to the voting booths this fall.

Clinton: Over 50 Precent Chance Dems Keep the Senate

Friday on PBS's "NewsHour," former President Bill Clinton predicted the Democrats will do better than expected in the November midterm election saying, "I think we have a slightly better than 50 percent chance" to hold the Democratic-controlled Senate. Show More Summary

GOP Ahead in Generic 2014 Ballot for the First Time

4 days agoNews : Mediaite

The GOP took its first lead in the generic congressional ballot for the 2014 midterm elections, sweeping all six major national polls of likely voters this week.

Democrats Desperate For Hollywood Cash? Obama Back In LA For Gwyneth Paltrow Hosted Fundraiser

Either President Barack Obama really loves the weather out here or the Democrats are scrambling for midterm election cash. Obama is coming to LA on October 9 for a DNC fundraiser at Gwyneth Paltrow's house. That's despite the fact that...Show More Summary

What Voters Care About Most: Economy, Healthcare and Terrorism

A new poll from Pew Research sheds light on key issues in the upcoming midterm elections

Weeks Before Election Day, Voter ID Trials Enter Uncharted Legal Territory

Voter ID laws in battleground states are being challenged in court with the midterms just around the corner. The post Weeks Before Election Day, Voter ID Trials Enter Uncharted Legal Territory appeared first on ThinkProgress.

A Climate Movement That Can't Be Ignored

The New York state elections just concluded, and the national midterms are still weeks away, but there is a campaign office in downtown Manhattan that has just gone into overdrive. Volunteers there are hard at work on another deadline:...Show More Summary

The new campaign theme: Fear

There’s a new narrative emerging about the midterm elections. After months in which political reporters essentially wrote the same stories over and over with only small variations — it’ll be a good year for Republicans; the Affordable Care Act is a disaster for Democrats; oh, wait, maybe not — we now have a brand-spanking new […]

The Gender Gap: Warning Signs for Democrats

AP Democrats have a lot to worry about in the midterm elections but one of their sturdiest bulwarks against a GOP rout in the fall has been support among women. They have held significant leads over Republicans among women by a number of polling measures. But the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll has some warning signs [...]

Cosmo's Guide to the Midterm Elections Is Terrible, But Not for the Reasons Critics Are Focusing On

5 days agoNews : Reason

Cosmopolitan magazine is best known for giving women "mindblowing sex" tips and advice on "makeup that flirts for you." But ladies are multifaceted beings and—just as it's possible for men to care deeply about both the fate of the free...Show More Summary

Why Democrats Can't Win the House

Republicans and Democrats are struggling for control of the Senate in this November's midterm elections. But there is no real fight for control of the House of Representatives. The Republicans are all but assured of retaining control of the House, despite last fall's unpopular government shutdown and the party's dismal ratings. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert on the Republican Party’s Failed Attempts to Court Female Voters

5 days agoNews : Truthdig

The midterm elections are coming up, and despite the fact that a Politico poll shows Republicans have serious “lady problems,” as the “Colbert Report” host puts it, most GOP candidates seem hellbent on continuing to ignore and belittle more than half the country’s population.

Two Senators Go ‘Lord Of The Flies’ On Deserted Island For Discovery Reality Series

Congress! If only someone would just dump them on a deserted island and leave them there until they figured out how to work together. Discovery Channel has. Walking up to November's midterm elections, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Sen.Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Oh! More Things I Know: > The midterm elections are in 54 days. > In order to defend ourselves against ISIS attacking the homeland, all Americans should be required to use blackout curtains. What else I...Show More Summary

Michael Moore Thinks Obama Will Only Be Remembered For Being The First Black President

You can always tell when there’s a midterm or presidential election right around the corner. Many of the usual pests crawl out from the floor-boards and inject themselves into the discourse just long enough to sell a book or release another polemical documentary. Yesterday it was Michael Moore who leaned heavily on the over-worked “Disappointed [...]

Ted Cruz Attacks Dreamers To Win the November Midterm Election

Ted Cruz needs something, badly. He can't rally Tea Party support without it, and he can't, then, win the Oval Office in 2016. The Republican senator from Texas needs a new Other. It was easy for 2008 presidential nominee Mitt Romney; he had that Muslim Kenyan, the socialist with radical buddies. Show More Summary

Congress may still vote on military force against ISIS

Is Congress really going to allow the country to escalate military action against ISIS without voting on it? There almost certainly wont’ be any vote before the midterm elections. But there is still another way: Members of Congress could try to force a vote on authorization of force after the elections — during the lame […]

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