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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

6 days 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

Conservative mandate puts focus on NLRB abuses

By Nathan Mehrens, The Washington Examiner In the wake of the 2014 midterm congressional elections, conservative organizations have released a mandate document analyzing areas where voters showed, through their selection of representatives, what issues should receive congressional attention.

Obama Has His Best Poll Numbers in Almost 2 Years

last weekNews : Mediaite

President Barack Obama has enjoyed a sizable shift in approval ratings since the midterm election last November that cost his party of the Senate.

Jockeying for position

WHILE covering various races in the run up to the midterm election last year, I kept running into Chris Christie, New Jersey’s governor. One week I spied him in Michigan, the next I saw him in Illinois and then I think it was back in Michigan. Show More Summary

Lawmakers who Back Big Polluters Risk Losing GOP Voters

Energy prices may be plummeting, but oil, gas, and coal companies are seeing a dramatic return on investment in one sector: the US Congress. The fossil fuel industry spent $721 million on the 2014 midterm elections. And now the GOP majority...Show More Summary

Obama & Democrat Party Lose Working Class White Americans to GOP

Barack Obama’s plan to put all Americans on food stamps is not working. In 2010 Barack Obama lost 63 House seats in the midterm election. In 2014 Barack Obama lost another 16 House seats in the midterm election. For a … Continue reading ?

Wall Street’s Investments in Deregulation

Wall Street did its part to make 2014 the most expensive midterm election ever, outpacing its 2010 total and once again putting the bulk of its financial muscle behind GOP candidates and groups. Donors from the securities and investment industry, otherwise known as Wall Street, contributed a total of $184 million to candidates, parties and outside…

Why Obama Should Pardon Don Siegelman

last weekNews : News Desk

Since the midterm elections, President Barack Obama has been acting as if he feels liberated from parochial political concerns. After taking action on immigration, Cuba, and climate change, he should take on another risky, if less well-known, challenge by commuting the prison sentence of Don Siegelman, the former governor of Alabama.

5 things to watch for as Republicans gather for winter meeting

The Republican National Committee's 168 members gather this week in San Diego for the party's annual winter meeting. It's the first formal gathering since the party's strong performance in the midterm elections, and the upcoming race...Show More Summary

Congress Gets More Diverse, but Still Lags Country as a Whole

Congress has become less politically diverse since last year's midterm elections, but when it comes to race and ethnicity, the 114th Congress is the most diverse in history.

Two states reveal the realities of the 2014 election 'enthusiasm gap'

There is some evidence to suggest Mark Udall's defeat can be chalked up, in part, to a far bigger dip in midterm turnout for Colorado Democrats when compared with the GOP. As the holiday season moved along, election officials nationwide completed the process of declaring official the results of the 2014 midterm election cycle. Show More Summary

Tom Costello Got the Most Evening News Airtime in 2014

Andrew Tyndall has added it up, and he’s out with his annual top news stories report. “Never have midterm elections been treated with such disdain. And never have federal domestic policy debates made such little news. Not a single White...Show More Summary

Bridal Shop Goes Out of Business After Visit From Nurse With Ebola

Hey, remember Ebola? American media panic magically disappeared as soon as the midterm elections were over, but the aftermath of Ebola: America! continues in the case of Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who contracted and survived the virus. Read more...

Vermont legislature re-elects Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin

Two months after the midterm elections, Vermont has finally chosen a governor. The state's legislature on Thursday voted 110 to 69 to re-elect Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) to a third term. State law stipulates that if no gubernatorial candidate receives a majority of the popular vote, the legislature gets the final say. Show More Summary

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