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CNN Ratings Surge as Ferguson Verdict and Unrest Drive Viewers to Cable News

Monday's developments easily bring in a bigger audience than the recent midterm election read more

Americans Evenly Split on Legalizing Gay Marriage in States, Midterm Exit Polls Show

Although Gallup polling from May indicates that American public opinion strongly favors legally recognizing same-sex marriage, 2014 midterm election exit polls found that voters were evenly divided on the issue of gay marriage.

'President' McCain and His 'Shadow Cabinet'

If the disappointing midterm elections this month can be described as the first step in President Obama's journey as a lame-duck for the next two years of his presidency, then January 6, 2015 will be Step 2 on the long and lonely road of a two-term Commander-in-Chief. Show More Summary

India links: Cabinet reshuffle, Chinese investment, sterilisation, UN Security Council and more

On Sunday, Modi expanded his cabinet and reshuffled key portfolios such as Defence and Railways. Ashok Malik looks at what the changes will mean for the BJP. Why is Chinese investment in India so low? Following the midterm electionsShow More Summary

An Open Letter to Senator McConnell and Speaker Boehner

President Barack Obama proudly announced that his policies would be on the ballot in the November 4 midterm elections. He got his answer loud and clear: the American people said, "No thanks.” The voters gave Republicans a big majority equal only to the stunning congressional victory 68 years ago in 1946. Show More Summary

Spring 2015 Municipal Election Season Has Started

The national midterm elections are only 3 weeks behind us, but already the Spring 2015 St. Louis municipal election season has begun, yesterday candidates filing for office in the city’s even-numbered wards. Also on the ballot will be the citywide office of President of the Board of Aldermen. So far...

Seib Video: Defense Secretary Hagel to Depart Amid Frustrations

Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib discusses the first casualty of the midterm election.

Washington Is 'The Capital Of Cynicism', All Right

A reoccurring theme in nearly every speech President Obama has given in the past year prior to the midterm elections, was his message of "hope over cynicism." In speeches last summer in Austin and Kansas City, according to The Hill,Show More Summary

Hagel Resigns as Defense Secretary

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, the first major change to President Barack Obama's Cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm elections three weeks ago.

Obama needs a new defense secretary. How about a Democrat for a change?

The days after a president’s final midterm election are often a time for cabinet resignations, and here’s the first of the season: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted his resignation Monday, bowing to pressure from the White House to step down after less than two years in the job in what could portend a broader shakeup […]

Wall Street’s Takeover of American Pensions: ‘A Policy Justified Entirely on Ignorance’

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Photo by (CC BY 2.0) A key part of Wall Street’s $300 million expenditure on the recent midterm elections is the goal of moving as much of the $3 trillion that sits in unguarded government pension funds into “privately...Show More Summary

The Morning News: Chuck Hagel to Step Down as Secretary of Defense

imagemaker/Shutterstock The former GOP senator will soon be a former secretary of defense. "The first national security casualty of Obama’s midterm elections defeat": Defense secretary Chuck Hagel, whose firing/departure will be officially addressed by the White House later today. Show More Summary

Poll: Ebola Was a Bigger Story Than the Midterms

Drew Altman: The public followed Ebola in the U.S. more closely than any other story over the past month--and much more closely than the midterm elections.


Congress must not let wind energy jobs blow away Sierra Club Exec Dir Michael Brune and United Steelworkers Pres Leo Gerard, November 20, 2014 (The Hill) "The winds that froze Americans a week after the midterm elections could [could...Show More Summary

Fair Work Schedules: The Next New Human Right

T hough it would be hard to see it in the midterm election results, we live in the opening phase of a great countermovement against neoliberalism. The evidence is everywhere you look, and not only in the United States and Latin America. Show More Summary

In college football politics, only selection committee's vote matters

The midterm, low-turnout, national elections of early November have given way to a season in which the political froth can't be contained in its own moonshine jug.

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

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