Midterm Elections

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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Castrated Pig in Lipstick: Iowa Senate Candidate Tries to Out-Palin Sarah Palin

Castrated Pig in Lipstick: Iowa Senate Candidate Tries to Out-Palin Sarah Palin
Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst β€” whom you may remember as the woman with the campaign ad lauding how she castrates pigs β€” has a new guns, leather and Obamacare ad. Is she trying to be the next Sarah Palin or what?
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Rep Coffman to Minority Language Voters: 'Pull Out a Dictionary'

Rep Coffman to Minority Language Voters: 'Pull Out a Dictionary'
​Rep. Mike Coffman has spent a great deal of time in recent months "reaching out" to the many ethnic groups in the new Sixth Congressional District, working hard to burnish his credentials with Asian and African immigrants in addition to his now-famous reversals on immigration policy – all directly intended to appease the large percentage of immigrant and ethnic minority voters in his district. His tune was a little different just three years ago.
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Feeling Gun Shy: Congress Unlikely to Act on Firearms Restrictions in Election Year

Feeling Gun Shy: Congress Unlikely to Act on Firearms Restrictions in Election Year
Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms. But with Reid wary of exposing Democratic senators facing tight re-election contests in some conservative and Western states to politically risky votes people aren't holding their breath waiting for proposed gun restrictions to reach the Senate floor before Election Day.
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Alan Fram
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Podcast: The Hidden Power of Dark Money

Podcast: The Hidden Power of Dark Money
Midterm races are approaching, and tax returns continue to yield telling tidbits from the 2012 election. In their campaign finance reporting, ProPublica's Kim Barker and Theo Meyer look for ways to help Americans understand the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling on political spending.
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Nicole Collins Bronzan
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