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2014/10/31 18:19
2014/10/31 18:19
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Obamacare is back in the news again. Mitch McConnell is now claiming a GOP Senate majority will use the tool known as “reconciliation” to target the health law with simple majority votes. McConnell...
2014/10/31 18:19
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2014/10/31 17:19
2014/10/31 17:19
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As the battle for control of the Senate comes down to the wire, the majorforecasts are edging in the direction of increased likelihood of GOP control of the Upper Chamber. At this point, the path for...
2014/10/31 13:46
2014/10/31 13:46
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The North Carolina Senate race narrows to a near dead heat. Democrats say they're within the margin of error in Iowa and Colorado. And an unusually high number of undecided voters could make for some...
2014/10/29 17:49
2014/10/29 17:49
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WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Mitt Romney is starring in a new ad for Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Republican who’s narrowly behind Democrat Kay Hagan in what could turn out to be one of the most...
2014/10/28 14:19
2014/10/28 14:19
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For many months, this blog and many others have warned that Democratic hopes of holding the Senate could very well crash up against a demographic brick wall: The persistent tendency of core Democratic...
2014/10/23 19:19
2014/10/23 19:19
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In a way, it’s fitting that as the Iowa Senate race comes down to the wire, Joni Ernst is declining to meet with the editorial board of Iowa’s most influential newspaper, a snub that the paper itself...
2014/10/23 14:20
2014/10/23 14:20
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Don’t look now, but some of the most embattled Democratic Senators and candidates have actually been offering a surprisingly spirited defense of the political Ebola otherwise known as Obamacare. And...
2014/10/21 19:19
2014/10/21 19:19
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As this blog and others have noted, Republicans have been using Ebola — layering it on top of ISIS and the border — to foment generalized fear and anxiety among voters and nationalize the elections....
2014/10/20 19:19
2014/10/20 19:19
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Earlier today, Paul Waldman asked a good question: Why can’t vulnerable Senate Democrats call for public calm about Ebola, rather than endorsing a travel ban to defuse GOP fear-mongering tactics?...
2014/10/17 13:19
2014/10/17 13:19
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It’s a hallowed political tradition: Campaigns that are losing in the polls claim their vaunted “ground games” will make up the difference, in early voting and voter mobilization on Election...
2014/10/16 21:45
2014/10/16 21:45
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Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images Conservatives have made a series of specific predictions about the effects of Obamacare — overall costs would rise, insurers would flee the exchanges,...
2014/10/16 19:19
2014/10/16 19:19
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Democrats have unearthed new audio of Joni Ernst in 2013, in which she details rather stark views about the relationship of Americans with their government. It doesn’t rise to the level of a Mitt...
2014/10/16 15:48
2014/10/16 15:48
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Over the last couple of weeks you’ve probably heard some hysterical pundit or politician offer their own plan for how to best save the nation from the merciless onslaught of the unstoppable Ebola...
2014/10/16 14:19
2014/10/16 14:19
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At least four Republican Senate candidates are now injecting Ebola into the battle for the Senate by calling for a ban on travel from West African countries, with some blasting their Dem opponents as...
2014/10/16 09:27
2014/10/16 09:27
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It may not look that way on the surface. But as the midterms head into the home stretch, Alison Lundergan Grimes is now running against the media. So is Wendy Davis. This is not an overt,...
2014/10/15 15:48
2014/10/15 15:48
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There’s good news in the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday night: Most Americans believe the government is ready to handle a possible Ebola outbreak, even as a second Dallas health...
2014/10/10 19:19
2014/10/10 19:19
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With the national media suddenly focused on the three-way free for all that is the South Dakota Senate race, all the attention is flowing to Larry Pressler, the independent who may be catching up with...
2014/10/08 14:19
2014/10/08 14:19
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It’s become a cliche to point out that Democratic hopes of keeping the Senate turn on whether they can mobilize the low and moderate-propensity voters that tend to sit out midterm elections — single...
2014/10/08 00:18
2014/10/08 00:18
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In a recent tele-town hall, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate attacked Sen. Mark Pryor (D) as weak on national security, telling constituents that Muslim extremists from ISIL are working with...
2014/10/06 16:48
2014/10/06 16:48
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Iowa Republican Joni Ernst is an interesting person with an unlikely political success story. She was foundering badly in the race for Iowa’s open Senate seat, the story goes, until she released an...
2014/10/31 18:19
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