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Who Runs the Democratic Party?

It's convenient to blame Democratic leaders for the party's disastrous 2014 midterm elections. But which leaders? Who runs the Democratic Party? Not President Obama. He may be the commander-in-chief, but other than as a symbol he's not...Show More Summary

Progressives: Offering Voters Free Benefits is Key to Success in 2016

The midterm elections were disastrous for Democrats but progressives have vowed to win again in 2016. The solution, some believe, is to offer voters more free stuff. The Daily Beast's David Freedlander reports on action progressive groups are taking to recover from this year's shellacking. Show More Summary

Republican approval ratings hit 5-year high

A recent Bloomberg Politics poll echoes what the midterm election results revealed: that Republicans are more popular than they've been in a while, and that Americans regard President Obama and the Democratic Party with decreasing favor. Show More Summary

What Democrats whine about when they whine about ObamaCare

Democrats have reacted to crushing losses in November's midterm elections in the usual manner: with a circular firing squad. And one of the targets has been the signature policy of the Obama administration, the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Show More Summary

Today in Lesser-Known Ladyhistory: In 1869, Wyoming Was the First State to Give Women the Right to Vote

2 weeks agoLifestyle : xoJane

This year’s midterm election season was the 95th year in which women were allowed to vote federally, but Wyoming got there 50 years before the 19th Amendment was passed.

Harry Reid Blames Obamacare for Midterm Losses: 'We Never Recovered'

On Tuesday, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) joined the growing group of Democrats who blame Obamacare for their party's electoral woes. "We never recovered from the [Obamacare] rollout because the election became one that was directed toward the president. Show More Summary

Democrats Prep Media for 2016 Anti-GOP Onslaught

Although ballots are still being counted in a handful of 2014 midterm elections, at least one Democrat super PAC is getting a jump on the 2016 presidential contest. On Monday, the left-wing American Bridge released what it calls a "media...Show More Summary

Crooning for votes

WITH the midterm elections done and dusted, everyone’s eyes are now on 2016. Aspiring presidential candidates are already jockeying for position—making bold speeches, raising big money and, lord help us, releasing campaign songs. “Stand...Show More Summary

Obama Creates Big Turnout For Stephen Colbert – Video

Democrats may have run from President Obama during midterm elections, but Comedy Central late-night host Stephen Colbert welcomed him with open arms Monday — and was rewarded with a big turnout, audience-wise.  With POTUS as his guest (and The WORD anchor), Colbert's show jumped nearly 50 percent compared to its season average. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert’s Sparring- and Zing-Filled Interview With President Obama

President Obama might've upstaged Stephen Colbert by taking over "the Word" (or "the Decree," as Obama put it), but he still had to sit in the hot seat and face Colbert. They talk about the midterm elections, the Keystone Pipeline, and bypassing Congress to get things done. Also, as a web... More »

Could Local Advertisers be the Biggest Winners of the Midterm Elections?

The following is an exclusive guest contributed post shared with MMW by Andy Monfried, CEO of Lotame. Much has been written about the migration of political ad spend to digital channels. The significance of this trend can’t be overstated. Politics and advocacy are two sectors that were among the most rooted in the ‘traditional’ way […]

It's a disappointing year for U.S. ad spending

The Sochi Olympics and midterm elections garnered less revenue than forecast, but at least digital ad spending is surging

Colbert Pokes Fun At President During Kennedy Center Honors

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

While hosting The Kennedy Center Honors yesterday evening, Stephen Colbert took a moment to poke fun at President Obama and Democrats over the results of the midterm elections. “The most powerful and influential person in the world… Michelle Obama. Show More Summary

Mexico Stopped Flow of Undocumented Minors Prior to US Elections

HOUSTON, Texas -- A crackdown by Mexican immigration officials along the nation's southern border appears to have yielded major results before the U.S. 2014 midterm elections. Amid the U.S. border crisis of summer 2014, Mexico implemented an initiative along its southern border to intercept the routes of migrants making their way to Southern Texas. Show More Summary

Oil Prices, Midterms, Hand U.S. Negotiators New Opportunity in Iran Talks

The recent drop in oil prices and the newly elected Republican Congress give the U.S. fresh leverage in the nuclear talks with Iran, writes Michael Singh of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Democrats Spent Millions to Get Independent Elected to Senate; Failed

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

In the 2014 midterms, independent candidate Greg Orman nearly unseated GOP incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), but eventually lost by a ten-point margin. This was sad for the Democrats, because a Democrat-affiliated Super PAC had secretly poured $1.5 million into his race.

Obama Sets Record as Two-Term President with Most Midterm Losses for Party

Majorities are not lasting long as they used to and as of Saturday night’s elections, Barack Obama has just surpassed Harry S. Truman as the U.S. president who presided over the most midterm election defeats in his own party over two terms. Show More Summary

Southern Democrats in Senate nearly extinct as Landrieu loses

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy handily won a Louisiana U.S.Senate runoff election on Saturday, capping big wins for his party in the Nov. 4 midterms at the expense of one of the chamber’s last remaining southern Democrats. Cassidy, whose victory swells the...

Black Friday shopper numbers embarrassingly surpass voter turnout for the midterm elections

Photo by Shutterstock It was a black day for American politics on November 2. Nearly twice as many people scrambled for Black Friday bargains than showed up to vote at the 2014 midterm elections. The pitiful 77 million-voter turnout was the lowest participation

Republican challenger wins Louisiana Senate race

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy handily won a Louisiana U.S. Senate runoff election on Saturday, capping big wins for his party in the Nov. 4 midterms at the expense of one of the chamber's last remaining southern Democrats. Show More Summary

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