Elections

Getting Thinner All the Time: WI's Scott Walker's Re-Election Chances Narrow to a Hair's Breadth

Getting Thinner All the Time: WI's Scott Walker's Re-Election Chances Narrow to a Hair's Breadth
Progressives United Political Director Josh Orton joins Sam Seder in helping to explain just why Scott Walker's re-election campaign is facing so many hurdles. Could it be that his anti-women, anti-labor stances haven't gained the traction he thought they would? Hmm.
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Colorado's Millennial Problem: Disaffection, Disillusionment, Issues in Upcoming Elections

Colorado's Millennial Problem: Disaffection, Disillusionment, Issues in Upcoming Elections
Students may have rallied against a Colorado school boards proposed changes to the AP curricula, but it doesn't mean youth anger will spill over into the ballot box.
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Oh Canada! Corporations from North of the Border Have Already Spent $15M Lobbying US in 2014

Oh Canada! Corporations from North of the Border Have Already Spent $15M Lobbying US in 2014
As the mid-term elections in the United States continue to heat up, a new report released Wednesday shows that Canadian corporations have registered at least $15.3 million USD in spending on direct lobbying of the U.S. federal government in the first nine months of 2014.
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I'm Not a Scientist: Video Mash Up Shows Climate Denial Streak in GOP's Midterm Candidates

I'm Not a Scientist: Video Mash Up Shows Climate Denial Streak in GOP's Midterm Candidates
At town halls and candidate debates across the country, Republican and Democratic election hopefuls are being asked where they stand on the important issue of climate change. Many of their answers have been recorded for posterity and, at best, hilarity. At worst, the peril of this planet.
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Chris McDaniel Demands Yet Another Election In Never-Ending Quest To Become Senator

Chris McDaniel Demands Yet Another Election In Never-Ending Quest To Become Senator
With just over a week left before the midterm election, Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel says he may file yet another lawsuit demanding that the state GOP name him the victor of a June primary runoff election he lost to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.
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GOP Congressional Candidate Touts Endorsement from 'Harry Potter: Seduction of the Occult' Group

GOP Congressional Candidate Touts Endorsement from 'Harry Potter: Seduction of the Occult' Group
What is this "Concerned Women for America" group, whose endorsement Republican candidate for Congress Dave Brat is touting? Get ready for a laundry list of looney: everything from anti-Harry Potter literature to the standard anti-gay rights tirade.
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Iowa Senate Candidate Ernst Has an Ever-Growing List of Controversial Statements

Iowa Senate Candidate Ernst Has an Ever-Growing List of Controversial Statements
Ernst campaign spokeswoman Gretchen Hamel released a statement blaming the Des Moines Register’s perceived bias as the reason for the cancellation: “Recent editorials in the Des Moines Register make their position in this race perfectly clear, and it’s one that many voters across our state seem to disagree with."
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Koch Group Jumps Into Montana Supreme Court Race

Koch Group Jumps Into Montana Supreme Court Race
The American Constitution Society has just released a big report on the effects of post-Citizens United spending on judicial elections, specifically finding that judges who survive expensive, ad-heavy elections are “less likely to vote in favor of criminal defendants.”
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Midterm Wild Card: Black Women Voters Could Shake Up Elections

Midterm Wild Card: Black Women Voters Could Shake Up Elections
There's a lot of speculation that this election won't be like most midterms. From skewed polls to wildcard demographic groups like black women, there's a greater than likely chance we'll be surprised come November.
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Grim 2014 Prospects: But With Luck, Shoe Leather, Dems Could Still Hold Senate

Grim 2014 Prospects: But With Luck, Shoe Leather, Dems Could Still Hold Senate
Cliff Schecter joins Sam Seder to discuss the upcoming 2014 elections, and all the little things that could (or couldn't) happen to keep Democrats in control of the Senate.
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