More 2014 Elections Articles

  • Don't blame John McLaughlin for Eric Cantor's defeat

    Rep. Eric Cantor's loss to largely unknown primary challenger Dave Brat surprised everyone. Brat himself called the win a “miracle.” Now, on the heels of this headline-grabbing result, Republican strategists are distancing themselves from the Cantor campaign, while simultaneously pointing...

  • Abbott concedes chemical data 'challenging' to get

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorney General Greg Abbott is conceding that learning where dangerous chemicals are stored in Texas can be a challenge. The Republican nominee for governor has faced scrutiny since a May ruling by his office that tightened public access to information about chemical...

  • Today's political victories could vex GOP in 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Republicans claimed victory this week in the Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom and the White House's acceptance that an immigration overhaul won't happen this year. Today's victories could haunt the GOP in two years' time, as the party's presidential...

  • VIDEO --- WEX BackStory: 'Kissing congressman' can't pay his staff

    It's been a tough year for Louisiana Republican Congressman Vance McAllister. In April he came under fire after surveillance footage showed him kissing a long-time, married staffer.

  • Money problems could also hurt kissing congressman's re-election bid

    The residual angst from the kissing scandal, which tarnished Vance McAllister's family values brand, might be only one of the serious challenges the Louisiana Republican faces.

  • Wendy Davis supporters struggle to name ONE of her legislative achievements

    "The filibuster so fills my mind bubble," a Wendy Davis supporter responded when asked to name the top legislative achievement of the Democratic gubernatorial candidate.

  • John Zogby: 'Is it all over for Obama?'

    Barack Obama has sunk so low in the eyes of the nation that pollster John Zogby said that the president is grasping for relevancy.

  • Paul LePage phone campaign focuses on Social Security

    Maine Gov. Paul LePage's re-election team has launched a phone campaign seeking to clarify the Republican governor's position on Social Security.

  • New Tea Party group's voting integrity lawsuit threatens Mississippi establishment Democrats and Republicans

    If things were bad between Tea Party activists and the Mississippi Republican establishment before last Tuesday's Senate primary runoff, it's about to get a lot uglier.

  • Poll: Majority want Obama to work with Congress

    President Obama taunted Republicans on Tuesday for opposing his growing list of executive actions, but a new poll shows most Americans would prefer he work with Congress instead of going it alone. The Rasmussen Reports poll of 1,000 likely voters conducted June 28-29 found that 55 percent...

  • There's nothing undemocratic about strategic voting

    Years before Operation Chaos occurred to Rush Limbaugh, I had been voting strategically in New York. Here's how it all came about.

  • Dems hope decision will energize female supporters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Their Senate majority in peril, anxious Democrats have seized the Supreme Court decision that some companies need not provide birth control to women as fresh evidence of the GOP's "war on women" — an argument they hope will energize female voters who could decide the...

  • Republican holds financial edge in Nev. AG race

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – Adam Laxalt, the Republican candidate for attorney general, has more than his family name going for him. He’s also outraised his Democratic rival so far in 2014, with a little help from out-of-state donors. In the first six months of 2014, Laxalt, 35,...

  • How Republicans will use better data to turn out the vote

    The Republican Party continues to modernize its voter turnout capabilities, with a second digital consulting firm due to announce Tuesday that it will help the party improve its data quality. The Data Trust, a Republican third-party data sharing organization central to the GOP’s overhaul of...

  • Our arrogant president

    President Obama appears to have forgotten -- or ignored -- why we have elections. One reason is to stop, or slow down, an agenda the public doesn't like. When polls began reflecting buyer's remorse about Mr. Obama in 2010, voters elected a Republican majority in the House of Representatives...



From the Weekly Standard

  • For GOP, a Good Crop of Senate Candidates

    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

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  • How to Play a Weak Hand in Iraq

    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

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  • The Ethics of Food and Drink

    Should the law compel nursing homes to starve certain Alzheimer’s patients to death? This is not an alarmist fantasy, but a real question, soon to be forced by advocates of ever-wider...

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