2014 Elections

2014 Elections Had the Lowest Voter Turnout Since...World War II

2014 Elections Had the Lowest Voter Turnout Since...World War II
The 2014 Midterm election had the lowest turnout in 70 years, and at least then World War II was an actual excuse for the low voter turnout. Hopefully World War III doesn't break out before the polls open up again in two years.
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Matt Binder
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Do Last Week's Midterm Results Mean the TPP's Inevitability?

Do Last Week's Midterm Results Mean the TPP's Inevitability?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership has long been the boogeyman hiding under America's bed. The TPP, which was written to favor corporations over local domestic law with deregulations, was kept at bay by Democrats in the Senate. Unfortunately, something happened last week that significantly hurt those Dems' ability to fight the international "trade agreement" boogeyman.
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Michael Brooks
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What Rules? Supreme Court Justice Nominee Campaigns in Uniform, Breaks a Big DoD No-No

What Rules? Supreme Court Justice Nominee Campaigns in Uniform, Breaks a Big DoD No-No
Popping on computers across Michigan last week were campaign advertisements for the state's Supreme Court justice that supported James Robert Redford. They showed the GOP candidate in his military uniform, looking very proud. The problem? The Department of Defense has a few rules about that.
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Planned Big Brotherhood: How the GOP Turns Abortion into Millions of Votes Every Election

Planned Big Brotherhood: How the GOP Turns Abortion into Millions of Votes Every Election
Protecting the defenseless unborn can easily be cast as a high moral purpose. The issue arises on the human scale, no complex systems involved. It concerns family relationships, and also involves the consequences of sexual behavior, on which cultural traditions have had much to say. It's the perfect issue to exploit the vote out of millions of Americans.
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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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Who Will Minnesota Go For? Bill Maher Takes His Show on the Road to Campaign Against John Kline.

Who Will Minnesota Go For? Bill Maher Takes His Show on the Road to Campaign Against John Kline.
Bill Maher took his "Real Time With Bill Maher Show" to Northfeld, Minnesota, on October 7, 2014, to celebrate the “winner” of his Flip-A-District contest: Minnesota's Second Congressional District, which currently belongs to Republican John Kline. Watch the first few minutes of the episode before it airs in mid-October on HBO.
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SEIU Hits CO Senate Candidate with Spanish-Language Minimum Wage Ad

SEIU Hits CO Senate Candidate with Spanish-Language Minimum Wage Ad
After three Spanish-language ads have hammered Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Cory Gardner in the contentious battleground of Colorado, the SEIU has moved on to another hard hitting issue for Latino voters: liveable wages.
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Will a Silly Feud Cost Democrats the Senate?

Will a Silly Feud Cost Democrats the Senate?
Those that control the Senate control nominees for Supreme Court justices, lower court judges and regulatory committee chiefs. It's a big deal who runs the show after the November midterm elections. Are the Democrats really willing to risk that because Harry Reid and Tom Daschle don't really get along?
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Mitch McConnell's Vision for a More Impotent Union

Mitch McConnell's Vision for a More Impotent Union
Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Republican Party know all too well that a union vote tends to be a vote for the Dems. There's a reason why they use divisive issues like guns and religion to pry precious union votes from the other side of the aisle (66 percent of union members voted for Obama in 2012). It would also be fine if union members just stayed home on election day. However, if they do, this may be the last election that there's even a union for them to identify with.
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Auditing the Womb: Alabama Candidate Joins Protests at Closed Women's Clinic

Auditing the Womb: Alabama Candidate Joins Protests at Closed Women's Clinic
Republican candidate for State Auditor Jim Zeigler is jumping into emotional issues that have absolutely nothing to do with the job he's asking voters for. He's protesting outside a women's clinic that isn't even open and is supposedly upset because it's across the street from a school. It's a clinic the protesters are trying to keep closed because of the "disruptions" around the clinic. Do you see anyone causing any disruptions — other than the protesters themselves? No surprise there.
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