You didn’t have to look very hard to find things to depress you in 2015. These five events are not meant to be an exhaustive list. But these problem symbolize the worst of what we’ve experienced in 2015 with the most potential for wrecking more havoc in 2016.
Kentucky Gov.-elect Matt Bevin’s path to victory included courting religious conservatives after meeting with embattled Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.
Washington (AFP) – Several U.S. states hold primary votes on Tuesday ahead of November’s mid-term elections, with the Tea Party eyeing perhaps its best remaining chance to bounce an establishment Republican incumbent from the Senate. The conservative movement that promotes small government and fewer taxes has had a relatively rough 2014 campaign season, mostly failing […]
As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will begin releasing masses of data and their predictions of who will control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. We’ll put those predictions in focus and provide a brief summary of key polls. Here’s our roundup from the week […]
The 2014 midterm elections are kicking into high gear, with GOP primaries throughout the nation being watched closely as “establishment” Republicans and Democrats alike anticipate the defeat of several Tea Party candidates. Just four years ago, the Tea Party emerged as a powerful and, for some, fresh force in the Republican Party. Today, however, ultraconservatives are struggling […]
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made an unlikely political enemy when he cast his vote in favor of the federal farm bill: the Kentucky cockfighting lobby. The farm bill included an amendment that made it a federal crime to be a spectator at an animal fight. Under the new law, attending a cockfight or […]
Republicans across the country may be banking on a “repeal Obamacare”-only message carrying them to victory in November, but at least one powerful conservative group is shifting its message closer to the mainstream. In an ad released Tuesday, the Chamber of Commerce insists that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) — whom the Chamber has […]
Here’s a scary thought: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) could be elected president… if the election were held in an off-year, like 2010 or 2014. The voters who come out to vote in midterm elections tend to be older, whiter and more costive than the “coalition of the ascendant” that helped Democrats win five out of […]
Kentucky’s 2014 Senate race seems to get more and more negative every day. While most of the nastiest attacks have been traded between between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his Democratic opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the latest broadside against McConnell comes from his own party. The Senate Conservatives Fund, […]
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) wants you to vote for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the upcoming midterm elections. He just can’t think of a single good reason why. Paul all but walked back his endorsement of McConnell during an interview with right-wing radio host Glenn Beck, which was posted to YouTube on Saturday. […]
Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has opened up a 4 percent lead over Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), according to a new Lexington Herald-Leader/WKYT Bluegrass Poll. The poll finds Grimes, Kentucky’s secretary of state, leading McConnell by a 46 to 42 percent margin among likely voters, with 12 percent undecided. The results make it […]
Without any fanfare, 166 House Republicans voted to fund Obamacare on Wednesday. The next day, 17 Republican senators did the same thing. The belief that voting to fund the government means you are endorsing every single program the government funds is a new phenomenon in American politics, popularized by one man — Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). […]