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Millennials Favor Facebook Over TV for Political News

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

The Phone Part of a "Pen and Phone" Strategy

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...

America Will Die Old and Broke: The Systematic Right-Wing Plot to Ransack the Middle-Class

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

House Democrats Look for Successor to Pelosi

“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 [...]

Marco Rubio Wants to Scare Americans into Voting for Him

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 slain amid violence ahead of Mexico's June 7 elections

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

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.

Does the First Lady Really Believe African Americans Have Been ‘Frustrated and Invisible’ for ‘Decades’?

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

Displaced by Drug Violence in Mexico — and Ready to Vote?

3 weeks agoNews : Vice News

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.

'The GOP’s War on Science Gets Worse'

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...

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. The line seemed to invite parody, and Stephen Colbert (among others) obliged. He played clipsShow More Summary

Loretta Lynch and the Dysfunctional Senate

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

How Clinton Decided to Run Again

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 [...]

How's That Diversity Thing Working Out For You, GOP?

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

What the 2014 Midterm Results Mean for 2016

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 [...]

No, Pro-Dem Demgraphic Groups Not Trending Sharply Towards GOP

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...

Chart: What Stocks Did Last Time the GOP Took Congress with a Sitting Democratic President

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

Last Known Coordinates: Shared Vendors May Offer Clues to Planning Between Campaigns, Super PACs

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…

235 Anti-Choice Bills Proposed in State Legislatures Since January

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

Republicans get their wish

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

Let’s Make a Deal

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

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