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Hillary Clinton And Some Potential Challengers For The Nomination

With the midterm elections behind us, it finally makes sense to talk more about the 2016 presidential election. NBC News has a recent report claiming that Hillary Clinton will be announcing her candidacy in January, but Politico reports that she still has a paid speech scheduled for February 24, which may or may not give [...]Show More Summary

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: While you were sleeping, Obama re-upped us for another year in Afghanista…

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: While you were sleeping, Obama re-upped us for another year in Afghanistan. “Was Barack Obama conveniently waiting for after the midterm elections to add another year of combat duty to our tour in Afghanistan, or is this just a big coincidence?” Obama’s entire presidency will take place after the 2014 midters […]

Midterm Elections and The Great Gatsby

Midterm Elections and The Great Gatsby By Joseph Cotto Jack Clayton’s 1974 rendition of The Great Gatsby is the quintessential American epic, as well as a sophisticated blockbuster. While the film is anything but a masterpiece — in fact, it becomes quite disjointed during the end of the second act — the fabled 1920s are [...]Show More Summary

What the Midterms in Texas Taught Us

The 2014 election in Texas was an absolute, unmitigated, epic disaster for the Democrats. There is simply no other conclusion to draw from the results. I know a few supremely

Election 2014: Seven Wins for Women

It's been more than two weeks since the midterm elections brought sweeping change to Congress and State Houses across the country. It wasn't the greatest moment for those of us working toward gender equality - but there are some shining...Show More Summary

A Big Election With Little Local Journalism

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

What if you held an election and nobody showed up to cover it? That’s what the 2014 midterms were like in much of the country.

Carter: Obama ‘Mistaken’ for Thinking Immigration Delay Would Help Dems in Midterms

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

Earlier this year, President Barack Obama announced he would delay announcing his executive actions on immigration reform until after the midterm elections -

What Medium’s big play for politicians says about the platform’s future

With the latest midterm elections at a close, politicians and analysts have now set their ramblings and pontificating on the 2016 Presidential race. With adoption on online networks even greater today than ever before, another parallel...Show More Summary

5 Lessons From the Midterm Elections

Democrats got shellacked on November 4. Republicans gained at least eight Senate seats, 12 House seats, and three governorships. Democratic partisans spread the blame around: President Obama, party leaders, lethargic blue voters, and a hostile media. Show More Summary

Politics Counts: No New Diversity in GOP’s Newly Won Districts

House Republicans had a good midterm election, giving them the biggest majority they’ve held since the 1920s and -- coupled with the GOP's new Senate majority -- prompting some in Washington to talk about a more productive 114th Congress.

Meet the Democrat on Capitol Hill that the White House loathes

In The Washington Post's autopsy of what went wrong for Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections, one name popped up over and over again: David Krone, the right-hand man of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). Krone basically pinned...Show More Summary

Former Senator Jim Webb first Democrat to announce US presidential bid

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The dust has barely settled on midterm elections, but ex-senator Jim Webb has become the first candidate in America’s upcoming presidential race — and an early potential challenger to fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton. “I have decided to launch an exploratory committee to examine...

NLRB nomination process should not be rushed

By Tim Lee, The Hill If the recent midterm elections were a statement on Barack Obama’s presidency, the American people certainly made it clearly. Now, with Republicans set to rule both chambers of Congress, all eyes are on Obama, who has officially been dubbed a lame-duck president.

States In Danger As Pension Underfunding Of $4.7 Trillion Threatens Their Fiscal Health

Investor's Business Daily State Finances: Voters in the midterm elections gave Republicans control of 31 governorships and 23 state legislatures, the most since 1929. A big reason for the GOP's sudden popularity: Many states face fiscal disaster.

Go down, Barry

(Scott Johnson) You’d never know that President Obama got clobbered in the midterm elections held — when was it now? — earlier this month, a few weeks ago. Last night Obama was buoyant — not like Mark’s Twain’s “Christian with four aces.” He was way beyond that. Show More Summary

Top 5 Ways Obama Punked the GOP on Immigration; and the 2016 Campaign

By Juan Cole | — The 2016 presidential election will be very different from the 2014 congressional midterms just held. In the off years, turnout is low (this time it was less…

There Is 1 Woman Leading a House Committee. Guess Whose Fault That Is?

Though the midterm elections were a slight disaster, some good did come out of them: over 100 women were elected to Congress, the highest number ever. But the number of women leading House Committees remains low: one. Read more...

Fossil-Fueled Republicanism

3 days agoNews : Truthdig

By Michael T. Klare, TomDispatch In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm. They are preparing to put pressure on a president already presiding over a largely drill-baby-drill administration to take the last constraints off the development of North American fossil fuel reserves.

I Posted an Anti-Amnesty Petition in Hostile Territory, Whitehouse.gov

If you’re paying any attention at all, you know there was a major Republican victory in the recent midterm elections and in January a Republican majority in the Senate will join the Republican majority in the House. It was known before...Show More Summary

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