Thousands of soldiers and federal police were deployed to guard polling stations in restive southern states as voting began Sunday for what could be Mexico's most violent elections in years, seen as a litmus test for President Enrique Pena Nieto's government.
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For anyone who remembers the thrill and hope generated by the 2000 presidential election in Mexico — in which 71 years of one-party rule were finally broken — today's midterm vote may be remembered, if it is remembered at all, as one of the most depressing in recent history. Show More Summary
A shootout among Mexican paramilitary troops in the southern state of Guerrero killed 13 people overnight.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government has moved about 40,000 federal police, soldiers and marines into several restive southern states to try to safeguard Sunday's midterm elections, a source close to the operation said on Saturday.
LONDON – Mexico’s June 7 midterm elections pose a test to President Enrique Peña Nieto and the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). In the first half of his term Peña Nieto made remarkable headway on much needed institutional reforms—particularly in energy, telecommunications and education. But in the largest electoral test [...]
In Republican years and Democratic years, local television stations have always emerged as winners. The 2014 midterm election delivered an estimated $2.4 billion to local stations, as candidates and political action committees bought time for federal, state and local races. Show More Summary
We all saw how President Obama came out swinging after the midterm elections with his "pen and phone strategy." Most of the things that drew headlines were items that depended...
Despite what conservatives say, the safety net works—which is why the 1 percent wants to stage a hostile takeover. Through a quirk in state term limits combined with a terrible midterm election, the Nevada legislature has been taken over by amateurs and extremists. Show More Summary
“During the months following the November 2014 midterm elections, several House Democrats convened a series of secret meetings to plot the future of their party’s leadership,” according to the New York Times Magazine. “The party had just endured a nationwide [...]
The 2014 midterm was the election of fear, and offered a likely foreshadowing of the strategy the Republicans will use to try and win the White House in 2016. In the midterms, the GOP stacked up impressive victories by brilliantly stoking a nightmare vision of an America about to be overrun by Ebola
Two candidates in Mexico’s upcoming midterm elections were shot to death in different parts of the country amid a wave of violence and intimidation of candidates ahead of balloting next month.
Michelle Obama — with no further general or midterm elections looming as referenda on her husband’s tenure — has reverted to her 2008 and pre-censored mode of sloganeering (America is a “downright mean country”; “They raise the bar. Raise the bar. Show More Summary
Scores of families have fled their homes in Guerrero, becoming "internally displaced" in the violent conflict over the state's poppy trade. But officials say the midterm summer elections will still go on.
Elizabeth Kolbert at the New Yorker: The G.O.P.’s War on Science Gets Worse: During last fall’s midterm election campaign, “I’m not a scientist” became a standard Republican answer to questions about climate change.... Now, it seems, they are trying...
During last fall’s midterm election campaign, “I’m not a scientist” became a standard Republican answer to questions about climate change. The line seemed to invite parody, and Stephen Colbert (among others) obliged. He played clipsShow More Summary
It’s long been clear that the modern United States Senate is a dysfunctional place. But the nature of the dysfunction varies depending on whether Democrats or Republicans are in control. In the midterm elections last year, the G.O.P....Show More Summary
HIllary Clinton’s “decision to run again would be slow, almost painstakingly deliberate, a reflection of Clinton’s methodical and cautious nature. She put off much of the process until last fall, around the midterm elections. Only then did she delve deeply [...]
Marco Rubio is supposed to be the GOP's Great Hispanic hope, but the polling firm Latino Decisions finds that Hispanics aren't biting: This past November we asked 4,200 Latinos who voted in the 2014 midterm elections whether they had a favorable or unfavorable view of Rubio. Show More Summary
A must-read: The Surge: 2014’s Big GOP Win and What It Means for the Next Presidential Election by Larry Sabato. “With a now-Republican-controlled Senate and House at odds with a Democratic president with only two years left in office, the [...]