One question that Washington appears unable to easily answer is whether President Obama's intention to use executive action to change immigration law would help or hurt his party in the midterm election.
If you were the Democrats and you were looking for a good vote-getting midterm election issue, what criteria would you use? How about an issue with 70-80% support in polls? How about one that is bipartisan--supported by Republicans like...Show More Summary
"... of his pledge to act on his own to reshape the nation’s immigration system by summer’s end, and could instead delay some or all of his most controversial proposals until after the midterm elections in November, according to people...Show More Summary
The risk of another government shutdown before the midterm election is too great to use the upcoming continuing resolution as leverage against President Obama’s executive action on immigration, according to Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's potential delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.
The 2010 midterm elections were a resounding victory for Republicans--they took control of the House of Representatives with a net gain of 63 seats, the biggest mid-term House pick-up since the Great Depression, and won control of 29...Show More Summary
The White House today refused to give a date by which President Obama intends to take executive action on immigration reform, and will likely delay until after the midterm election. Obama himself will be scarce from battleground states...Show More Summary
A shutdown is looming over the federal government if a spending bill is not passed by September 30. At that point, the federal government runs out of money and must halt operations. With midterm elections, a hot-button immigration amnesty issue in the argument, and other contention between Democrats, Republicans, and the White House, a looming
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that while he still hopes for Congress to act on immigration after midterm elections in November, he will continue to consider steps he can take on his own to improve the system. Show More Summary
by Dish Staff Jay Newton-Small doubts an authorization would pass Congress in the run-up to midterm elections. For that reason, she argues, Obama probably won’t bother asking for one: “Congress does not have the political will to approve a War Powers Resolution when the American people have very little appetite for war,” said Ron Bonjean, […]
Seeking a change in deportations policy and an energized liberal base for the midterm elections
Few savor the idea of voting for military action with the midterm elections looming
Charles and David Koch, brothers and the oil barons who are already shaping the 2014 midterm elections according to recently leaked audio recordings, are often portrayed as environmentally responsible advocates of the free-market that are unfairly targeted by Democrats. Show More Summary
In the run up to the 2014 midterm elections, C-SPAN plans to air more than 100 Senate, House, and governor debates, with simulcast support from local broadcast stations and cable channels. The public affairs cable network also launched...Show More Summary
It’s never to early to talk about campaign coverage, right? This afternoon, C-SPAN is out with its plans for the 2014 midterms. The network will televise over 100 Senate, House, and governor debates leading up to this year’s midterm elections. Show More Summary
What do the midterm elections have to do with the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.? Ask CNN contributor and former Democratic National Committee vice chairwoman Donna Brazile.
When a Republican Senator starts a response about the November Midterms with, 'not to be too pejorative, but EVERYTHING this administration does is about elections it seems,' some particularly nasty, contrived GOP talking points are about to be regurgitated. Show More Summary
In a rare bit of good news for Democrats heading into the midterm elections, the latest Pew survey finds the party with a decent five-point edge in the generic ballot. By a 47 percent to 42 percent split, respondents say they plan to vote for the Democratic candidate in November, per Pew. Show More Summary
Today, August 26th marks Women's Equality Day. It is also a little more than two months from the 2014 midterm elections. In my mind, these two things are inextricably linked. Some of you may be asking, "What is Women's Equality Day?" That's a pretty easy question to answer. Show More Summary