Archive of Articles in the "2014 Elections" Category

SiX Could Be The Answer To ALEC

[ Posted Monday, November 10th, 2014 – 18:04 UTC ]

Politico has an interesting article up which details the efforts in the liberal political donor camp to come up with something to combat the influence of the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. The new liberal counterpart will be named the State Innovation Exchange, or "SiX." Creative capitalization seems to be their first innovation.

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Friday Talking Points [326] -- A Democratic Economic Platform For Next Time

[ Posted Friday, November 7th, 2014 – 17:14 UTC ]

President Obama called the 2010 midterms a "shellacking." He demurred on providing a label for the 2014 midterms, but others sprang into the void. The most notable label so far (the one seemingly most repeated, at any rate) is that Democrats suffered an "ass-kicking" this past Tuesday night. At this point, I won't quibble over terms. Democrats got beat, and they got beat pretty badly.

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Obama Poll Watch -- October, 2014

[ Posted Thursday, November 6th, 2014 – 17:44 UTC ]

This may come as a surprise to some, especially after Tuesday's election results, but President Obama actually had a rather good October in his job approval polling.

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The Aftermath

[ Posted Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 – 17:00 UTC ]

It's either the morning after, or the mourning after -- take your choice.

Last night, Democrats got well and truly shellacked once again in a midterm election. It was so bad, it's pretty hard for Democrats to even attempt to gild the lily or spot that elusive silver lining. Republicans are consumed with glee, which they've well earned this year.

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Some Other Races To Watch Tonight

[ Posted Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 – 16:20 UTC ]

Happy Election Day, everyone! It being an off-year election, there will be no presidential race to dominate the news tonight as the election returns come in. The biggest races will be in the Senate, with political control of the chamber hanging in the balance. On the House side, the only real question is how many seats the Republicans will pick up. But there are plenty of interesting down-ballot races to watch, while waiting for Alaska's returns to come in late in the night (or, perhaps, the recounting of West Podunk's ballots). I thought, as a preview/guide to tonight's returns, it'd be worth the time to take a quick look at some of the other contests we may be hearing about this evening.

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My Final Midterm Election Picks

[ Posted Monday, November 3rd, 2014 – 17:03 UTC ]

We are now officially down to the wire for the 2014 midterm elections. How well will the Republicans do this year? Will the Democrats hold the line in the Senate? Tune in tomorrow night....

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Senate Elections' Homestretch

[ Posted Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 – 16:36 UTC ]

We have now entered the homestretch of the 2014 midterm election season, with less than a week to go before Election Day. Many Senate races remain incredibly close, and Democrats got some welcome news this week from far up north.

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Onward To 2016!

[ Posted Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 – 17:12 UTC ]

With one week to go until the 2014 midterm elections, almost all of the punditocracy world is absolutely chomping at the bit for this cycle to already be over, so they can concentrate on the much-more-fun 2016 presidential election season. This is pretty obvious, with some media now swooning over Jeb Bush's possible candidacy and the Clintons out stumping for other Democrats (and being covered more in the news than the actual candidates).

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Friday Talking Points [325] -- McConnell For Sale!

[ Posted Friday, October 24th, 2014 – 17:58 UTC ]

A program note, before we get started: there will be no Friday Talking Points column next week. We have to make room for our traditional Hallowe'en column, where we try to scare the pants off of everyone across the political spectrum with spooky tales of what the upcoming election might mean (plus, we get to show off our politically-inspired Jack-o-lanterns). So don't miss that, but the Friday Talking Points column won't be back until after the election.

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Senate Election Overview -- Democrats Hanging On?

[ Posted Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 – 17:37 UTC ]

Sorry for the overly-provocative title, but I'm a little surprised at how all the big media election-predicting sites have apparently decided to just call the whole Senate for Republicans and clock out early. Because I just don't see it as quite the slam-dunk everyone else does, at this point.

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