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Obama Won’t Be a Lame Duck

With the amazing events of the last 10 days, David Remnick says the idea that President Obama “would play out his Presidency, after the political defeat of the midterm elections, as a professorial lame duck turns out to be without [...

Government Official Admits Deleting Text Messages After Ex-Im Bank FOIA Request

In today's consequence-less world - where only the poor are punished - news that a top official at a controversial U.S. export finance agency deleted text messages sent within days of the 2014 midterm elections after a watchdog group filed an open records request for the messages, will come as no surprise whatsoever. Show More Summary

“Republicans lag behind on voter information”

LAT: The Republican National Committee’s plans for the 2014 midterm election went far beyond taking control of Congress: They were to put in motion a massive technology push aimed at capturing the White House in 2016. The party vowed to … Continue reading ?

Obama's veto is the only weapon defeated Democrats have left

Early in the evening on election night, nervous Democrats might have found solace in the fact that, even with all the advantages Republicans had going into the 2014 campaign - the conservative bent of midterm voters, gerrymandered House districts, a lopsided number of shaky Democratic U.S. Senate...

Republicans try to catch up on data analysis but run into their own ideology

The Republican National Committee's plans for the 2014 midterm election went far beyond taking full control of Congress - they were also to put in motion a massive technology push aimed at capturing the White House in 2016.

Carly Fiorina Would Like to Reclaim Feminism

I remember in the summer of 2014, in the thick of midterm election hype, Carly Fiorina addressed the supposed "War on Women" in an appearance on CNN. “A lot of women, me included, are sick of the ‘war on women,’” “‘Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause,’” Fiorina read. Show More Summary

Mexico’s Dissident Teachers Union CNTE Proves Tough to Tame

2 weeks agoNews : Vice News

Teachers in the southern Mexican city of Oaxaca marched in the streets, burned ballots, and disrupted gasoline deliveries during the June 7 midterm elections — but they weren't exactly protesting the voting process itself. The teachers...Show More Summary

Preelection FBI 'Active Shooter' Study Team Admits Media Misinterpreted It — Six Months Later

In late September 2014, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released "A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States, 2000-2013." To say the least, the report's issuance, timed six weeks before the midterm elections, and its topic ("a specific type of shooting situation law enforcement and the public may face") were curious. Show More Summary

How to Cut Through the Bullshit and Read the News Like a Defense Analyst

3 weeks agoNews : Vice News

Leading up to the midterm elections in 2014, the FBI published a report that cited statistical evidence to make the claim that mass shooting incidents were dramatically on the rise in the US. The overall impression was that bloody rampages...Show More Summary

FBI Now Admits Obama’s Pre-Election ‘Report’ That ‘Mass Shootings are Up’ Was All a Lie

Just before last year’s midterm elections, the Obama administration widely distributed an FBI “report” that claimed that mass shootings had increased. Obama used this “report” to flog his gun control

WSJ's Jason Riley Distorts FBI Report On Guns To Claim Obama Used It For Political Gain

Wall Street Journal editorial board member Jason Riley falsely claimed that the FBI misrepresented data on mass shootings to "help drive Democratic turnout" during the 2014 midterm elections. In fact, the report only contained data on...Show More Summary

Swearing an Oath on the Bible is Unnecessary

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why you don't have to ever swear an oath on the Bible. (It was filmed a little after the midterm elections last year.)

Joni Ernst Says Hillary Clinton Isn't Doing Enough On Women's Issues

4 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) slammed former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton on on her stance on women's issues. During the 2014 midterm elections, Clinton campaigned for Ernst’s Democratic opponent, former Rep. Show More Summary

Protesters burn ballots in Mexico midterm elections

President Pena Nieto says "isolated incidents" of violence mar vote to elect members of Congress, governors and mayors.

Anger runs high as Mexicans vote: 'So many parties. Not much choice'

Amid torched ballot boxes and deep public anger, Mexicans voted Sunday for governors, members of Congress and other officials in a midterm election expected to hand more power to the ruling party despite widespread discontent.

This chart explains just how much is at stake in Mexico's midterm elections

More than 83 million of Mexico’s roughly 122 million citizens are eligible to vote in midterm elections on Sunday, voting that will select every member of the lower house of congress, nine governorships, and the members of 17 state legislatures. Show More Summary

Cosmopolitan Editor Joanna Coles Explains On Reliable Sources How Women's Magazines Are Key For Covering Politics

From the June 7 edition of CNN's Reliable Sources: Previously: Fox News Slams Cosmopolitan For Its Midterm Election Coverage On The Same Day Megyn Kelly Teams Up With The Magazine Right-Wing Media Discourage Young Women From Voting

Mexico midterm elections open amid fears of violence

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.

Mexico’s Surreal Midterm Elections in a Few Images

Valentín González: The guy with the Batmobile… Paul Ospital Carrera: The PRI candidate with a well-placed message… Temo: The guy somehow inspired by The Beatles… Mauriano Muñoz Nava: The guy who wants you to fing vote for him… And last, but not least…. … Continue reading ?

Mexico Is Having Its Most Depressing Election in Recent History

4 weeks agoNews : Vice News

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

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