Sleeper In Kansas Might Upset Senate Election Calculus

Sleeper In Kansas Might Upset Senate Election Calculus

Let's go out on a limb and predict that a Republican majority will retake the Senate in November's elections. After all, Nate Silver, the paragon of quantitative journalism, puts ...

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Endorse This: The Most Awkward Interview In Political History

Endorse This: The Most Awkward Interview In Political History

[jwplayer player="1" mediaid="65749"] Chris Young finished third in last week’s Democratic primary for mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, winning only 5 percent of the vote. But w ...

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Memo To Democrats: Change Campaign Strategy Or Keep Losing

Memo To Democrats: Change Campaign Strategy Or Keep Losing

Democrats can win control of the House of Representatives, governorships and many other offices in November if they do just one thing: Stop playing politics the way the Koch broth ...

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South Carolina House Speaker Suspends Himself From Office After Being Indicted

South Carolina House Speaker Suspends Himself From Office After Being Indicted

By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times The speaker of South Carolina's House of Representatives found himself in the awkward position of having to suspend himself from office Thu ...

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The GOP’s Fear Of Higher Voter Turnout

The GOP’s Fear Of Higher Voter Turnout

It is rare for a politician to publicly deride efforts to boost voter turnout. It is seen as a taboo in a country that prides itself on its democratic ideals. Yet, New Jersey gove ...

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Kansas’ Senate Race Gets Even Murkier

Kansas’ Senate Race Gets Even Murkier

Sep. 4 (Bloomberg View) -- Late yesterday afternoon, there was a big shakeup in what had been until now a pretty stable Senate election cycle: Pat Roberts of Kansas, who was alrea ...

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Endorse This: Here’s Why You’re Stuck With Your Terrible Congressman

Endorse This: Here’s Why You’re Stuck With Your Terrible Congressman

[jwplayer player="1" mediaid="65038"] Even though congressional approval is at historic lows, over 90 percent of incumbents will likely be re-elected in November. That’s no accide ...

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Texas Voter ID Law: Discriminatory Or Common Sense?

Texas Voter ID Law: Discriminatory Or Common Sense?

By Tim Eaton, Austin American-Statesman CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice, joining several civil rights groups, told a federal judge Tuesday in ...

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Ferguson: No Peace Without Representation

Ferguson: No Peace Without Representation

By Zoltan Hajnal, Los Angeles Times Before the media and the public shift their attention to the next pressing issue, we should use this opportunity to think about reforms that co ...

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Voting Still Matters When It Comes To Political Clout

Voting Still Matters When It Comes To Political Clout

More than a half-century after brave protesters marched and bled and died to demand the right to vote for black citizens, the ballot box remains a potent weapon for civic and poli ...

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