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Newsbytes – U.S. Democrats Embrace Shale Boom Ahead of Midterm Elections

From the GWPF and Dr. Benny Peiser World Awash In Oil Shields Markets From 2008 Price Shock The US shale boom is shaping a new kind of Democrat in national politics, lawmakers who are giving greater support to the oil … Continue reading ?

'Secure America Now' Drops 'Daisy 2' Attack Ad on Obama

Secure America Now, a 501(c)4 nonprofit focusing on defense and foreign policy issues, is dropping a bomb on President Barack Obama--figuratively, anyway--as national security becomes an issue in the midterm elections. Its new ad, "Daisy 2," recreates Lyndon B. Show More Summary

Stations Ramp Up Political Coverage Ahead of Midterms

TVNewsCheck has an in-depth look at how station groups are preparing for the midterm elections. “Debates, roundtables, aggressive campaign beat reporting and political fact-checking will be more prevalent on-air between Labor Day and...Show More Summary

CHANGE: Democrats Embracing Shale Boom Ahead of Midterms. In the run-up to this fall’s midterm

CHANGE: Democrats Embracing Shale Boom Ahead of Midterms. In the run-up to this fall’s midterm elections, Democrats seem to be stifling some of their green sensibilities and embracing the recent U.S. energy revolution. Fracking has completely transformed the American energy landscape in just a few short years, and environmentalists, a key component of the Democratic [...]

Why the GOP should tank the midterms

Several statistical models used to forecast the midterm elections give the Republican Party a better than even shot at seizing the Senate. This should terrify Republicans. Look into Speaker John Boehner's exasperated eyes and think about how much he has suffered the last two years trying to contain his tea-crazy Republican caucus. Show More Summary

Mainstream GOP upbeat after sweeping tea party

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mainstream conservatives ran the table in Senate Republican primaries as tea party upstarts lost all six challenges to GOP incumbents, leaving the establishment upbeat about midterm elections and the insurgent movement beaten but unbowed.

Gabby Giffords to campaign for Dems this fall

Gabby Giffords will kick off a multistate campaign for Democrats in the buildup to the midterm elections

Third-Ranking House Dem: GOP Will Impeach Obama if They Retain House

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), the third-ranking Democrat in the House, said this week that the House will impeach President Barack Obama if they retain control after the midterm elections. "If the Republicans maintain control of the House, Barack Obama will be impeached. Show More Summary

Poll: Single Women, Millennials, Minorities Not Enthusiastic About Midterms

Single women, minorities, and millennials who powered President Barack Obama to reelection are not enthusiastic about the midterm elections, according to a recent CBS poll. In 2012, single women backed Obama by 38 points. Obama received 93% of the African-American vote, 73% of Asian-American vote, and 71% of the Hispanic vote. Show More Summary

Democrats, liberals reap massive cash advantage from top political spenders

By William Patrick | Florida Watchdog TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — With less than 100 days until the November midterm elections, updated federal campaign finance records show Democrats and liberals are way ahead of their Republican counterparts in receiving donations from large organizations. Show More Summary

'Own Rep' Rating at 25-Year Low

Three months before the midterm elections a record number of Americans in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll disapprove of their own representative in Congress -- a potentially chilling signal for incumbents that marks the depths of the public's political discontent. Show More Summary

America’s collapsing center and the 2014 election

2 weeks agoOdd : Death and Taxes

In less than 100 days Americans will vote in the next Congress. Let's face it: Midterm elections suck.

5 things to know from the AP-GfK poll on politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest Associated Press-GfK poll finds the nation dissatisfied with what Congress and President Barack Obama have done lately, and few expect much more after the midterm elections. Here's a look at five things to know from the poll.

LIZ PEEK: The Real Reason Obama Wants Amnesty For Illegals. “Obama’s standing has shriveled amon…

LIZ PEEK: The Real Reason Obama Wants Amnesty For Illegals. “Obama’s standing has shriveled among Hispanics, and he’s desperate for a win with Latinos who do not reliably turn out for midterm elections. What could better drive Hispanics to vote for Democrat candidates in November than an amnesty gift from our embattled president?” If the [...]

Crowdfunded Super PAC Aims to Change Money Influence in Elections, Starting with N.H.

Group favoring “small donor public funding” of elections tips hat to Brown challenger for GOP nod. (For complete 2014 midterm coverage, get your campaign fix on The Grid.)

Nate Silver: Republicans still favored to retake the Senate

With three months to go until the midterm elections, Republicans maintain a slight edge in their quest to retake the Senate for the first time since 2006, according to FiveThirtyEight prognosticator Nate Silver. In his latest look at the races, Silver estimates Republicans are likely to pick up about the six seats necessary to flip the Senate. Show More Summary

It Begins: Republican Presidential Hopefuls to Barnstorm Iowa This Month

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

US News & World Report comments on the sudden Republican migration to Iowa, and reports on why this shit is happening before the midterm elections are even over: These aren’t introductory tours. They’ve all been there before. But asShow More Summary

Third Party Threatens GOP Senate Dreams

With Obama's poll numbers worse today than they were in 2010, Republicans seemed poised for an historic sweep in November's midterm elections. A switch of just 6 seats in the Senate, where Democrats are defending almost twice as many seats, would give the GOP control of the upper chamber. Show More Summary

Nate Silver's New Election Forecast Puts GOP Chances of Taking Over Senate at 60-40

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In a slight revision to earlier forecasts, statistician Nate Silver predicts that the GOP remains slightly favored to take control of the US Senate in the 2014 midterm elections this November. He writes over at FiveThirtyEight: Summing the probabilities of...

President Kumbaya “Wants To Pit White House Against Mean Congress”

Nice to see that The Hill is about 5 years late on this notion The White House’s emerging strategy for the midterm elections is to run against a “mean” Congress. President Obama has made that tack known more than ever in recent days. In...Show More Summary

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