2014

The Political Year in Pictures - 2014, part 2

The Political Year in Pictures - 2014, part 2
Previously:
The Political Year in Pictures - 2014 (December 26, 2014)
Over the course of the last year we covered a number of government and political events in Missouri (and elsewhere), in the process taking thousands of photographs. Most of them didn't make it into the blog. Some of the things we saw and heard made us smile, made us think, made us gasp, made us hope, and made us despair. We thought we'd continue our retrospective of some of the pictures and stories we consider to be memorabl
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Top 5 Clean Energy Revolution Stories of 2014

Top 5 Clean Energy Revolution Stories of 2014
The steady march of renewable energy, primarily wind and solar, toward mainstream usage continued apace in 2014. Here are the top 5 clean energy revolution stories of the year.
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Gillespie Throws Hail Mary During MNF as VA Senate Campaign Runs Out of Cash: 'I'll Oppose the Anti-Redskins Bill'

Gillespie Throws Hail Mary During MNF as VA Senate Campaign Runs Out of Cash: 'I'll Oppose the Anti-Redskins Bill'
Even though "Name of the NFL Franchise in DC" isn't on any list of top concerns among Virginia voters, Ed Gillespie's campaign is running out of time and down by a score. Low on cash and down double digits in the polls with just days remaining, the GOP candidate had to throw a hail mary pass. With Dallas hosting Washington on Monday Night Football, Gillespie went on the record in a way that wasn't ostentatious or desperate at all.
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The PAC to End All PACs: Pro-Reform MayDay Gets Huge Chunk from LinkedIn Co-Founder

The PAC to End All PACs: Pro-Reform MayDay Gets Huge Chunk from LinkedIn Co-Founder
Dark money has a white knight: the MayDay Political Action Committee. LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman just made a $1M donation to the organization who's end goal is self-annihilation.
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The PAC to End All PACs: Pro-Reform MayDay Gets Huge Chunk from LinkedIn Co-Founder

The PAC to End All PACs: Pro-Reform MayDay Gets Huge Chunk from LinkedIn Co-Founder
Dark money has a white knight: the MayDay Political Action Committee. LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman just made a $1M donation to the organization who's end goal is self-annihilation.
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The PAC to End All PACs: Pro-Reform MayDay Gets Huge Chunk from LinkedIn Co-Founder

The PAC to End All PACs: Pro-Reform MayDay Gets Huge Chunk from LinkedIn Co-Founder
Dark money has a white knight: the MayDay Political Action Committee. LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman just made a $1M donation to the organization who's end goal is self-annihilation.
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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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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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James Fields Poised To Uproot Kay 'Poison' Ivey From AL Lt Governor Chair

James Fields Poised To Uproot Kay 'Poison' Ivey From AL Lt Governor Chair
Alabama has a bit of a horse race going on in the race for Lieutenant Governor, but a new poll by Dem candidate James Fields has him pulling ahead of his competition, entrenched politico Kay Ivey.
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