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  • Women voters not keen on GOP women

    Republican women have a woman problem. A slough of recent polls show that the party's much-touted female recruits still get beaten -- in some cases, badly -- by male Democratic opponents in the competition for women's votes. And it's damaging their general election prospects.

  • Poll: Immigration concern doubles among Hispanics

    The numbers mean that President Obama's decision to delay executive action on deportations of illegal immigrants could have an impact on the November election, according to Gallup.

  • Obama dusts off 'hope' message

    President Obama in a speech to fire up the troops at a Democratic National Convention event Friday was all about "hope and change."

  • Nine polls from this week that have Republicans excited

    The 2014 November midterm elections are nearly here, and Democratic and Republican candidates across the country are bracing for the inevitable conclusion to months of campaigning. But even as certain forecast models downgrade the GOP’s chances for taking Congress’ upper chamber, several...

  • Maine Democratic gubernatorial candidate promotes video with sexual remark about Sen. Susan Collins

    The Maine GOP is in a tizzy over a video promoted by Rep. Michael Michaud, the Democratic candidate for governor, which included a crude lyric referring to Republican Sen. Susan Collins.

  • Republicans 'still have work to do' with women

    In an election year when the Republican Party hoped to better engage with women voters, a demographic that has eluded the party in recent years, Republican candidates nationwide still haven't closed the gap with Democrats.

  • Clinton boosts Walker's opponent

    Democrat Mary Burke "is offering a choice between more gridlock and progress that will actually make a difference for Wisconsin families: better jobs, better wages, better schools," Hillary Clinton said.

  • Michelle O's Mission Accomplished: Barack delivered change, 'seen it with my own eyes'

    First lady Michelle Obama, stepping onto the campaign stage to help Democrats in the midterms, is arguing that her husband "truly made" the change and hope he promised after former President George W. Bush gave him the keys and he saw "the mess he’d been handed."

  • Kansas judges help Democrats

    The Kansas Supreme Court has taken Democratic Senate nominee Chad Taylor off the general election ballot Thursday, a move that puts the Republican incumbent at greater risk.

  • Election forecast models are the horse race coverage of 2014

    The past year has seen the rise of data-driven journalism websites that were intended to replace the type of horse race coverage that typically dominates political news. But in an ironic twist, election forecast models have become the horse race coverage of 2014. Nate Silver was a web pioneer...

  • Walden plans to stay as NRCC chair

    National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden said Friday that he hopes to continue leading the NRCC again next election cycle.

  • GOP heads into midterms without detailed conservative manifesto

    House Speaker John Boehner released a five-point economic plan Thursday that outlined general areas of reform, including cutting spending and reforming taxes. The agenda, however, did not include the detailed legislative proposals that were included in the Pledge to America four years ago.

  • Senators look to lame-duck session to pass Internet sales tax bill

    Top Senate lawmakers think they have found a way to allow states and local governments to tax Internet purchases: Link online sales taxes to separate legislation prohibiting Internet access taxes, then pass it in the post-election "lame duck" session of Congress.

  • Senate GOP charts agenda for the majority

    Republican leaders are promising a complete makeover of the Senate chamber that goes beyond changes in legislative priorities, according to knowledgeable GOP sources.

  • For GOP, importance of Scott Walker race equals any Senate matchup

    The race is important to the national GOP for two reasons. One reason is that Walker may well be a contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination — but only if he wins re-election first.



From the Weekly Standard

  • All Together Now

    Republican voters are down on the sluggish GOP officials they elected, and the officeholders whine about the unreasonable people who voted for them. Republican backbenchers complain about their...

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  • Millennial Mongers

    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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  • Go Big or Go Home

    Big ideas sometimes play a role in political campaigns, but not in this year’s midterm elections. Republican candidates concentrate on linking their opponents to President Obama and his policies....

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