Parents were the hot accessory in campaign ads during last year's midterm elections, and it looks like the trend will continue in the 2016 race. Last month Chris Christie launched his campaign with a video about how his mother made him the straight-talking man he is today, and on Sunday... More »
The past 12 months have not been kind to political pollsters. Opinion polls have been well wide of the mark in the U.S. midterms, the Israeli general election, the Greek and Scottish referendums, and the British general election. The U.K. election was perhaps the most embarrassing of all. Through the heavily polled election campaign, surveys […]
The US Census Bureau recently released an analysis of who voted in the 2014 election, based on a survey of Americans taken in November. And it revealed some fascinating statistics about the makeup of the midterm electorate. Overall,Show More Summary
With the amazing events of the last 10 days, David Remnick says the idea that President Obama “would play out his Presidency, after the political defeat of the midterm elections, as a professorial lame duck turns out to be without [...
In today's consequence-less world - where only the poor are punished - news that a top official at a controversial U.S. export finance agency deleted text messages sent within days of the 2014 midterm elections after a watchdog group filed an open records request for the messages, will come as no surprise whatsoever. Show More Summary
LAT: The Republican National Committee’s plans for the 2014 midterm election went far beyond taking control of Congress: They were to put in motion a massive technology push aimed at capturing the White House in 2016. The party vowed to … Continue reading ?
Early in the evening on election night, nervous Democrats might have found solace in the fact that, even with all the advantages Republicans had going into the 2014 campaign - the conservative bent of midterm voters, gerrymandered House districts, a lopsided number of shaky Democratic U.S. Senate...
The Republican National Committee's plans for the 2014 midterm election went far beyond taking full control of Congress - they were also to put in motion a massive technology push aimed at capturing the White House in 2016.
I remember in the summer of 2014, in the thick of midterm election hype, Carly Fiorina addressed the supposed "War on Women" in an appearance on CNN. “A lot of women, me included, are sick of the ‘war on women,’” “‘Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause,’” Fiorina read. Show More Summary
Teachers in the southern Mexican city of Oaxaca marched in the streets, burned ballots, and disrupted gasoline deliveries during the June 7 midterm elections — but they weren't exactly protesting the voting process itself. The teachers...Show More Summary
In late September 2014, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released "A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States, 2000-2013." To say the least, the report's issuance, timed six weeks before the midterm elections, and its topic ("a specific type of shooting situation law enforcement and the public may face") were curious. Show More Summary
Leading up to the midterm elections in 2014, the FBI published a report that cited statistical evidence to make the claim that mass shooting incidents were dramatically on the rise in the US. The overall impression was that bloody rampages...Show More Summary
Just before last year’s midterm elections, the Obama administration widely distributed an FBI “report” that claimed that mass shootings had increased. Obama used this “report” to flog his gun control
Wall Street Journal editorial board member Jason Riley falsely claimed that the FBI misrepresented data on mass shootings to "help drive Democratic turnout" during the 2014 midterm elections. In fact, the report only contained data on...Show More Summary
The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why you don't have to ever swear an oath on the Bible. (It was filmed a little after the midterm elections last year.)
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) slammed former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton on on her stance on women's issues. During the 2014 midterm elections, Clinton campaigned for Ernst’s Democratic opponent, former Rep. Show More Summary
President Pena Nieto says "isolated incidents" of violence mar vote to elect members of Congress, governors and mayors.
Amid torched ballot boxes and deep public anger, Mexicans voted Sunday for governors, members of Congress and other officials in a midterm election expected to hand more power to the ruling party despite widespread discontent.
More than 83 million of Mexico’s roughly 122 million citizens are eligible to vote in midterm elections on Sunday, voting that will select every member of the lower house of congress, nine governorships, and the members of 17 state legislatures. Show More Summary
From the June 7 edition of CNN's Reliable Sources: Previously: Fox News Slams Cosmopolitan For Its Midterm Election Coverage On The Same Day Megyn Kelly Teams Up With The Magazine Right-Wing Media Discourage Young Women From Voting