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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

READ IN: Too Good To Be True Edition

Do you Read In? Sign up today and get all the political news you need, from Capitol Hill and beyond, delivered right to your inbox every day! -- The vastly different electorates that turn out in midterms and presidential elections have created a boom-and-bust cycle that makes control of the U.S. Senate a tenuous proposition […]

Supreme Court Won't Consider Challenge To Wisconsin Voter ID Law

last monthNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to Wisconsin's voter identification law Monday, though it had blocked the state from requiring photo IDs ahead of November’s midterm election. The decision is a setback for...Show More Summary

Republicans Are Making Obama Popular Again

This isn't exactly Oprah levels of adulation or anything, but President Obama's Gallup approval ratings have been rising steadily ever since Republicans won the midterm elections last year. He's been bouncing around positive territory...Show More Summary

The Congressional Republican ‘Freak Show’

by Lee Olivas Let’s ALL go back to the last midterm elections. Remember? Democratic candidates did an about face adopting an amnesia condition of “Barack Obama who?” It was a pathetic display of cowardice by the spineless progressives vying for Congress who would have fared better had they stood firm in their support of President Obama’s [...]

Here Are the Youngest Members of Congress

New York Republican Elise Stefanik (age 30) became the youngest woman in American history to be elected to Congress during November's midterm elections. When the 114th Congress convened in January, she also became its youngest member. Although Rep. Show More Summary

A reminder that Democrats still need unions for campaign cash

Unions are taking a firm stand against President Obama's trade negotiations in the Pacific by refusing to make any campaign donations to lawmakers, Melanie Trottman writes in The Wall Street Journal. "In the 2014 midterm elections, unions—the...Show More Summary

West Virginia GOP passes Fetal Pain Bill

After the midterm elections, where the Republicans took control of both chambers of the state legislature in West Virginia, they worked on passing this bill and overrode the governor’s veto.

Obama’s Trip to Red States Too Little, Far Too Late

It seems that Obama is trying to curry favor with the very voters he ignored during the midterm elections, where Democrats were pummeled by Republicans. Is it a legacy play?

CitizenLink Report: Changing Election Outcomes

Your support for CitizenLink helped change the outcome of the election. Together with our association of family policy councils, we identified pro-family voters who may not have otherwise shown up for a midterm election. We’ve learned that when people know the difference between candidates on the social issues, they are far more likely to turn […]

Is a Bolder President Obama Emerging Like a Phoenix From the Ashes of the Midterms, Instead of a Lame Duck?

Like the swallows returning noisily to Capistrano each spring, Congress has returned to D.C. following another midterm election, this time with the Republicans firmly in charge and already imposing their will on the legislative agenda, as will be the case for the next two years at least. Show More Summary

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