According to conventional wisdom, the IRS and Benghazi ?scandals,? coupled with a difficult roll out of Obamacare, have energized Republicans and spell problems for Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections. FiveThirtyEight?s Nate Silver,...Show More Summary
Amid the recent series of scandals surrounding the Obama administration, senate minority leader Mitch McConnell said that the president’s healthcare law will probably still be the focus of the midterm elections next year. “If I wereShow More Summary
As the remaining months of Barack Obama's administration play out before the midterm elections, is it better to worry or to hope?
The week after Republicans’ historic 2010 midterm election landslide, President Barack Obama appointed the union president that represents “tens of thousands in the IRS,” Colleen Kelley, to a key Administration post. Two years later,...Show More Summary
mou-ikkai/Flickr Here’s the thing about Virginia gubernatorial contests: More so than even midterm elections, they have abysmally low turnout. From 2008 to 2009, for example, more than 46 percent of voters left the electorate, and overwhelmingly,...Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) - Even though he's done running for office, President Barack Obama has a lot at stake in next year's midterm elections. And a trio of scandals that have ignited over the past week that have forced the White House to play defense have the strong possibility of hurting the president and his party […]
Forget Fast and Furious, Solyndra, and Benghazi. The GOP's best "Democrats are corrupt" rallying cry for the 2014 midterm elections could center around the IRS. Last week, the agency got in trouble over revelations that it had applied special scrutiny to conservative and Tea Party groups. Show More Summary
(MANILA, Philippines) — From Imelda Marcos to Manny Pacquiao, familiar names of Philippine political clans and celebrities dominated the ballots for Monday’s congressional and local elections, which will gauge popular support for the president’s anti-corruption drive and other reforms. Show More Summary
From Imelda Marcos to Manny Pacquiao, familiar names of political clans and celebrities dominated the ballots in the Philippines' congressional and local elections Monday, making them a contest of popularity first and reform second.
Clans rule 73 out of 80 provinces and with midterm elections on Monday, experts say dynasties are impeding progress.
The National Rifle Association, as I pointed out in my previous post, is on the offensive. Not content with its recent victory in Congress, it is already looking forward to the 2014 midterm elections, when it hopes to sink the prospect of effective gun control for another decade or more. Show More Summary
President Barack Obama’s chief strategist says Democratic angst about a potential Obamacare “train wreck” before the 2014 midterm elections is overblown. “We’re going to implement the law well, and we don’t worry,” said Obama strategist Dan Pfeiffer. Show More Summary
Filipinos will go back to the polls on May 13, 2013 when the nation will hold its midterm national and local elections. In terms of numbers, there are 52 million voters out of a population of 92 million. They will be voting to fill 18,000...Show More Summary
Jackie Calmes reports something today that I think everyone already knows: Republicans will be relentlessly exploiting Obamacare's rollout problems during next year's midterm elections. For the third time, Republicans are trying to make the law perhaps the biggest issue of the elections, and are preparing to exploit every problem that arises. Show More Summary
The trips come as Obama, less than four months into his second term, is facing increasing skepticism from political allies and foes alike that he still has the clout to get big things done before the 2014 midterm elections creep up and his ability to set the agenda diminishes.
Democrats fear that they'll get slammed in the midterm elections because of Obamacare, with 54 percent of Americans favoring repeal, and an even higher percentage considering the hing a bureaucratic mess. A Portland, Oregon, police officer's...Show More Summary
Could Democrats break the six-year jinx? Often the party of the incumbent president in his sixth year suffer losses in the midterm congressional elections. But a new Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday found that by a slight margin, voters say they're...
(CNN) - The 2014 midterm elections may be 18 months away, but congressional campaigns are already gearing up for the fight. And Republicans hoping to take back the Senate or maintain control of the House may struggle to get their wish, according to a new national poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University. By a narrow [...]
In the wake of gun control’s stinging defeat on the Senate floor last week, proponents are consoling themselves with the fact that midterm elections are on the horizon. A common refrain is enunciated by the Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky:...Show More Summary
Of all the lemons visited upon democracy by the paranoid episode that masqueraded as the 2010 midterm elections, Governor Paul LePage of Maine has to be one of the biggest and roundest and juiciest of them all.