In Republican years and Democratic years, local television stations have always emerged as winners. The 2014 midterm election delivered an estimated $2.4 billion to local stations, as candidates and political action committees bought time for federal, state and local races. Show More Summary
We all saw how President Obama came out swinging after the midterm elections with his "pen and phone strategy." Most of the things that drew headlines were items that depended...
Despite what conservatives say, the safety net works—which is why the 1 percent wants to stage a hostile takeover. Through a quirk in state term limits combined with a terrible midterm election, the Nevada legislature has been taken over by amateurs and extremists. Show More Summary
“During the months following the November 2014 midterm elections, several House Democrats convened a series of secret meetings to plot the future of their party’s leadership,” according to the New York Times Magazine. “The party had just endured a nationwide [...]
The 2014 midterm was the election of fear, and offered a likely foreshadowing of the strategy the Republicans will use to try and win the White House in 2016. In the midterms, the GOP stacked up impressive victories by brilliantly stoking a nightmare vision of an America about to be overrun by Ebola
Two candidates in Mexico’s upcoming midterm elections were shot to death in different parts of the country amid a wave of violence and intimidation of candidates ahead of balloting next month.
Michelle Obama — with no further general or midterm elections looming as referenda on her husband’s tenure — has reverted to her 2008 and pre-censored mode of sloganeering (America is a “downright mean country”; “They raise the bar. Raise the bar. Show More Summary
Scores of families have fled their homes in Guerrero, becoming "internally displaced" in the violent conflict over the state's poppy trade. But officials say the midterm summer elections will still go on.
Elizabeth Kolbert at the New Yorker: The G.O.P.’s War on Science Gets Worse: During last fall’s midterm election campaign, “I’m not a scientist” became a standard Republican answer to questions about climate change.... Now, it seems, they are trying...
During last fall’s midterm election campaign, “I’m not a scientist” became a standard Republican answer to questions about climate change. The line seemed to invite parody, and Stephen Colbert (among others) obliged. He played clipsShow More Summary
It’s long been clear that the modern United States Senate is a dysfunctional place. But the nature of the dysfunction varies depending on whether Democrats or Republicans are in control. In the midterm elections last year, the G.O.P....Show More Summary
HIllary Clinton’s “decision to run again would be slow, almost painstakingly deliberate, a reflection of Clinton’s methodical and cautious nature. She put off much of the process until last fall, around the midterm elections. Only then did she delve deeply [...]
Marco Rubio is supposed to be the GOP's Great Hispanic hope, but the polling firm Latino Decisions finds that Hispanics aren't biting: This past November we asked 4,200 Latinos who voted in the 2014 midterm elections whether they had a favorable or unfavorable view of Rubio. Show More Summary
A must-read: The Surge: 2014’s Big GOP Win and What It Means for the Next Presidential Election by Larry Sabato. “With a now-Republican-controlled Senate and House at odds with a Democratic president with only two years left in office, the [...]
One of the arguments that came out of the 2014 midterm elections was over the question of whether pro-Democratic demographic groups were trending Republican aside from their lower percentage of...
This article originally appeared in Business Insider. Tuesday was Election Day in America. The historical stats show that stocks usually rally in the months following a midterm election. Now we know that the GOP has taken the Senate, while President Obama is, of course, a Democrat. Show More Summary
Super PACs are now the de rigeur accessories for every candidate’s campaign, and not just presidential ones. In fact, in the 2014 midterms, 102 single-candidate super PACs spent $52.5 million trying to get candidates elected. The key for campaigns and their matching super PACs, though, is that they can’t match too much — though identifying…
Since the 2010 midterm elections, when Republicans made massive gains across the country, hundreds of anti-choice bills have been introduced in state legislatures, and more of those bills have become law in that time than during theShow More Summary
HARRY REID, the leader of the Democratic minority in the Senate, announced today that he will not seek re-election. The Nevada senator was not due to face voters again for nearly two years. Yet in the run up to the midterm electionsShow More Summary
So much for the notion that his party’s reversals in the midterm elections would diminish President Obama’s standing at this week’s summit in Beijing. Far from viewing the American leader as a “political casualty” (as the New...Show More Summary