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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, press@crp.org, (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

2 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

2 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

2 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.

How Obama could easily have avoided his 529 screwup

On Tuesday, the Obama White House was forced to withdraw its plan to cut the tax savings of 529 college savings accounts. It was the president’s first speed bump after a strong recovery from tough midterm elections; not only did Republicans, as usual, criticize the plan as an attack on the middle class, but so did […]

ROLL CALL: House Democrats Brace for Potentially Tense Retreat. “For House Democrats, the months s…

ROLL CALL: House Democrats Brace for Potentially Tense Retreat. “For House Democrats, the months since the demoralizing midterm elections have been characterized by several public episodes of party infighting — about the culture of the caucus, the ‘brand’ and the perceived lack of opportunities for younger members to climb the ranks.”

What Every Governor Thinks About Climate And Clean Energy, Post-Midterms

The 2014 midterm elections resulted in eleven new governors, two of whom are confirmed climate deniers, three accept the reality of mainstream climate science, and the rest sit somewhere in between. The post What Every Governor Thinks About Climate And Clean Energy, Post-Midterms appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Americans for Prosperity’s legislative agenda is just Koch Industries’ corporate wish list

The advocacy group spent $125 million on the midterm elections. Now its founders are cashing in their chips

The IRS Scandal, Day 624

Wall Street Journal, 7 Down, 1 to Go: An Ungracious Address Even By This President’s Standards, by James Taranto: In four of the past six midterm elections, voters have administered what is sometimes called a “shellacking” or a “thumpin’ ” to the sitting president’s party. In 1994, 2006, 2010 and...

Why the GOP Isn’t as Pro-Life as You Think

Last October, Reince Priebus gave a speech with a conspicuous omission. Just 33 days before the midterm elections, the Republican National Committee Chairman headed to George Washington University to give a speech on the issues that bring Republicans together. Show More Summary

Bonus Quote of the Day

“These next two years are going to be the most interesting time in our lives.” — President Obama, quoted by the New York Times, in a staff meeting the morning after the 2014 midterm elections. The post Bonus Quote of the Day appeared first on Political Wire.

Fox News is self-destructing: Islamophobia, Obama’s Reagan moment and Roger Ailes’ new humiliation

The network was riding high after the midterm elections. Since then, it's been one embarrassment after another

Obama Occupies Capitol Hill

2 months agoNews : News Desk

As Bill Clinton might put it, Barack Obama has brass. Barely two months after his party suffered a shattering defeat in the midterm elections, Obama walked into the House chamber looking like a quarterback just returned home from a Super Bowl triumph. Show More Summary

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