Washington Post, By Sean Sullivan, December 6
Republicans put the finishing touches on a triumphant midterm election by picking up a ninth Senate seat Saturday when Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) defeated Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) in a runoff election.
Landrieu’s loss means there will be no Democratic senators from the Deep South when the new […]
ABC News, By Arlette Saenz, November 12
After two years of inaction on the Keystone XL pipeline, it could be a Louisiana Senate run-off that finally forces Congress to vote on the measure.
The so-called Bayou Brawl was on full display on Capitol Hill Wednesday as the two candidates – Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu and […]
MSNBC, By Jane C. Timm, November 12
Republican Dan Sullivan is the apparent winner in the Alaska Senate race unseating Democrat Mark Begich, NBC News declared early Wednesday morning.
Sullivan led Begich by about 8,100 in last week’s midterm election; after roughly 20,000 absentee ballots, early voting, and questioned ballots had been counted, it […]
The preliminary numbers are in, and voter turnout was at a record low nationwide.
Conventional wisdom says that each party, Republican and Democrat, can count on roughly 45% of the vote, no matter what. The last ten percent is what you need to win an election.
The shocker victory of Republican governor-elect Larry Hogan here in deep blue Maryland is a vivid example of how the Democratic Party is paying the price for having sold its base down the river. Here is WaPo on the physics of Tuesday’s gubernatorial Democratic unraveling here in the Free State:
With more than 90 percent […]
BBC, November 5
The Republicans have won control of the Senate in the US mid-term elections, increasing their power in the final two years of Barack Obama’s presidency.
The party won in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia.
And it is expected to post more gains as votes are counted […]
A couple of points to be made about last night’s midterm elections.
These mid-term elections were never going to be easy for the Democrats. They had way too many seats at stake in the Senate, many of them Democrats who won reliably Republican seats during the enthusiasm for Obama in 2008. Their chances in the House were dismal to non-existent, since gerrymandering has carved up almost all […]
McClatchy, By David Lightman, November 2
Polls released Sunday show it’s increasingly likely that control of the Senate may not be decided Tuesday, as no one in Louisiana and Georgia races has the majority needed to avoid a runoff election.
New Marist-NBC polls in those states show the leaders still in the 40s. In Louisiana, […]
Republican once considered an obscure one-term state senator has the momentum in Iowa despite suffering the ridicule of her rivals
The Guardian, By Rory Carroll, November 3
Des Moines – Joni Ernst became famous by gazing into a camera and boasting of castrating hogs on the Iowa farm where she grew up.
“So when I […]
They’re back! John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Bill Kristol, Dick Cheney – the people who pushed the U.S. into the devastating mistake that was the 2003 invasion of Iraq, have discovered yet another existential threat ready and able to destroy the world. Back then it was Saddam Hussein and his mythical cache of Weapons of Mass […]
New York Times, By Manny Fernandez, August 15
Austin, TX – A grand jury indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts on Friday, charging that he abused his power last year when he tried to pressure the district attorney here, a Democrat, to step down by threatening to cut off state financing to her […]
…I would have laughed in your face. But it did:
Why abandon K-Street, and acknowledge, then reject, the Big Business perception of the GOP? They’ve had the Republican Party’s back for some time, right? In the past, the largest companies favored one party over the other because they understood a pro-capitalist, low-regulation government benefits […]
PoliticusUSA, By Sarah Jones, June 26
What looked like it could be an anomaly is beginning to look like a real thing in Kentucky. The Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Alison Lundergan Grimes, is leading in a new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) by 2 points, on the heels of […]
The IRS “scandal” gives us an object lesson in the modus operandi of conservatives.