We awake this morning to discover that 2014 may yet well turn out to be the "Most Awesome-est Midterm Election There Absolutely Ever Was."
Catching up on the day’s political news, one can see that the preferred issues of the Democrats and Republicans heading into the midterm elections are already having an impact. The Republicans are still keen to repeal the Affordable Care Act and, more important, take back the Senate in the process. Show More Summary
The Republican Main Street Partnership, led by former Ohio Congressman Steven LaTourette, plans to spend millions of dollars in the 2014 midterm elections supporting what it calls "the governing wing of the GOP." LaTourette's group aims...Show More Summary
(Roll Call): "Cochran to seek re-election in Mississippi" (Londonderry Patch): "Scott Brown in 'no hurry' to decide on NH senate run"(The Hill): "Biden or Clinton? Obama won't choose" (Washington Post): "For 2014 midterm elections, Republicans may decide to be cautious" (National Journal): "Can Tom Cotton win the Senate for the GOP?"
The Internal Revenue Service quietly proposed new regulations aimed at 501(c)(4) organizations during the Thanksgiving recess that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, called "a crass political effortShow More Summary
President Barack Obama is losing the support of his base even in reliable California because of Obamacare, which may signal trouble for Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections. Obama won California by 23 points (60% to 37%) in 2012 over Republican Mitt Romney. Show More Summary
The Republican strategy for the 2014 midterm elections is not a secret: tie the Affordable Care Act to vulnerable Democrats and hope it will drag them down to defeat. The road to GOP control of the Senate runs through Arkansas, where Rep. Show More Summary
(The Hill): "GOP strategist: Reagan is dead; move on" (Real Clear Politics): "Parties recruit veterans to run for House in 2014" (Tampa Bay Times): ""Health care sets tone for 2014 midterm elections" (The Hill): "Republican doctors running for Congress amid Obamacare rollout fiasco" (New York Post): "Christie's 'bizarre behaviour" could undermine presidential chances"
In his vision for Republicans going forward in both the 2014 midterm elections and the 2016 presidential elections, Scott Walker encouraged Republicans to hone a more optimistic message and to look beyond gridlock."Austerity is not the answer, reform is," the Wisconsin governor said on Face the Nation. Show More Summary
Republican approval ratings are in the toilet and the 2014 midterm elections are right around the corner. In addition, 2016 is already on...
On Tuesday evenings The Ed Show on MSNBC, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) joined host Ed Schultz to discuss how the Affordable Care Act will impact the 2014 midterm elections. Boxer and Schultz proceeded to equate expanding access to health insurance with the Civil Rights Movement and women’s suffrage.
Much like some of the big effects of Obamacare, Team Obama does not want the climate targets to come out and hurt Democrat election efforts. This was unintentionally exposed by Guardian reporter Fiona Harvey (via Tom Nelson) Weary delegates...Show More Summary
The emergence of Bitcoin on the political scene creates a number of wrinkles in the already complex world of campaign finance laws.
Washington (CNN) – What a difference a month makes. A new CNN/ORC International poll indicates a dramatic turnaround in the battle for control of Congress in next year's midterm elections. Democrats a month ago held a 50%-42% advantage among registered voters in a generic ballot, which asked respondents to choose between a Democrat or Republican […]
As Obamacare is delayed, yet again, until after the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans are accusing Obama of playing politics. After weeks of problems with the less-than-smooth rollout of Obamacare, the White House came out swinging...Show More Summary
Jacob Heilbrunn The elimination of the filibuster by a 52-48 vote is the political equivalent of the starting pistol for the 2014 midterm elections. Any lingering hopes that both parties would reach a compromise on the debt or other legislation pretty much went up in smoke. Show More Summary
The Obama administration delayed next year’s enrollment period by one month – pushing the painful decision past the midterm elections. FOX News reported: DEMS REVEAL 2014 STRATEGY: SMASH AND GRAB – The Obama administration will delay by one month next … Continue reading ?
A Health and Human Services department official said Thursday night that the start of enrollment in the Obamacare program for 2015 will be delayed until after the midterm elections. Therefore, people who have their insurance plans cancelled...Show More Summary
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Reuters) - Republican governors gathering for an annual conference in Arizona on Thursday sought to portray state leaders as the can-do wing of the party as they face midterm elections, distancing themselves from colleagues unable...