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Joe Donnelly

  1. 2018 midterms
    Two Weeks Before Midterms, the Polls Are an Inkblot TestThere’s good news for Democrats, good news for Republicans, some fresh news from little-polled races, and some outliers, too.
  2. the kavanaugh hearings
    Red-State Democrat Joe Donnelly to Vote ‘No’ on KavanaughDonnelly is one of the Senate’s most vulnerable Democratic incumbents.
  3. 2018 midterms
    Here’s What Happens If Republicans Dump KavanaughIt’s unlikely, but if Trump pulls the plug on Kavanaugh he’ll have time to nominate someone else in time for confirmation later this year.
  4. the kavanaugh confirmation
    McConnell Goes For Broke on KavanaughThe wily Senate leader has probably decided that risking a defeat on Kavanaugh is preferable to a withdrawal.
  5. the kavanaugh hearings
    If Kavanaugh Goes Down, Will Republican Voters Be Discouraged or Enraged?Losing Kavanugh could be a buzzkill for the Republican base in November, unless Democrats wind up getting the blame.
  6. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Why the Clock Is Ticking on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court NominationIf Brett Kavanaugh isn’t confirmed soon, Trump’s mission to reshape the Supreme Court could get dicier.
  7. Most ‘Trump Ten’ Democratic Senators Doing Better Than Trump in Their StatesThe president isn’t nearly as strong as he was in 2016 in many states where Democratic senators are running for reelection this year.
  8. Anti-Abortion Activists Have No Doubts About Kavanaugh to SCOTUSIf Brett Kavanaugh really hasn’t made up his mind about Roe v. Wade, why is the right-to-life movement fighting for his confirmation?
  9. Manchin, Donnelly Begin to Lay Groundwork for Voting to Confirm KavanaughDemocratic senators who don’t have healthy leads when the Kavanaugh vote comes up will probably hear “the people” call for his confirmation.
  10. Last Resort: How Maine Democrats Can Save Roe v. WadeBeating on Senate Democrats to oppose Brett Kavanaugh would be divisive and wouldn’t matter anyway. Giving Susan Collins a free ride in 2020 would.
  11. Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS Confirmation Is in the GOP’s HandsThere are three Republican senators to watch. If they stay in line, nothing else matters.
  12. Senate Democrats Are Fighting Some Brutal Trends in the MidtermsIn November, they must overcome not just an adverse landscape, but a recent trend toward partisan consistency in Senate voting.
  13. How Will the SCOTUS Confirmation Fight Affect the Midterms?If the deal goes down on a Kennedy successor before the midterms, the elections may affect the Senate vote more than the vote affects the elections.
  14. The Fate of Abortion Rights in America May Now Lie With These SenatorsRed-state Democrats, pro-choice Republicans, and Jeff Flake’s hatred of tariffs will decide whether Trump puts another pro-life justice on the court.
  15. Second Democrat Comes Out in Support of Gina HaspelBarring some truly unexpected votes, she will be the next CIA director.
  16. What to Watch on 2018’s First Super Tuesday of PrimariesWild who’s-the-Trumpiest GOP Senate races in Indiana and West Virginia and a Democratic gubernatorial fight in Ohio are the big events.
  17. GOP Competition to Show Who Loves Trump Most Could Backfire in NovemberExtremist candidates have hurt the GOP in the recent past. Association with an unpopular extremist president could do the same this year.
  18. Democratic Senate Looking Like a Reach — AgainProspects for a Democratic Senate after the midterms have waxed and waned, but it may be tough for Democrats to hang on in deep red states.
  19. Is Democratic Cooperation With Trump Depressing Supporters?You can’t rant and snarl every minute, and when your opponent is Donald Trump, he’ll do much of the work of mobilizing your base.
  20. Trump’s W.H. Stops Feigning Bipartisanship Because It Has No Legislative AgendaFor Trump and Pence, “bipartisanship” now means attacking centrist Democrats for not supporting them in 2017.
  21. Vulnerable Democratic Senators Mostly Above Water; a Wave Could Keep Them ThereApproval ratio numbers for senators show a predictable erosion of support for Democrats running in red states. But they’re hanging in there.
  22. 2018 Senate Overview: The Pro-GOP Landscape Is Turning BlueTrump’s unpopularity, strong Democratic incumbents, and some luck are benefiting the party that would’ve expected to lose badly in 2018 Senate races.
  23. 2018 Senate Landscape Is Stable, With ‘Trump Ten’ Democrats Holding Their OwnSenatorial approval ratings are slipping slowly, but so are Donald Trump’s.
  24. House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban on Near-Perfect Party VoteIt doesn’t much matter what a particular abortion bill proposes: Democrats are the pro-choice party, Republicans aren’t.
  25. Red-State Democrats Have No Good Excuse for Backing Trump’s Tax PlanThe electoral benefits of dealing the GOP total legislative failure outweigh those of backing Trump’s unpopular tax policies.
  26. Things Are Looking Up for Democratic Senators in Trump CountrySix Senate Democrats running for reelection in states easily carried by Trump last year are benefitting from strong popularity and GOP fecklessness.
  27. Maybe Senate Democrats Aren’t in Such Bad Shape for 2018With a horrific electoral landscape, it was thought Democrats would lose Senate seats even if they did well in the House. But things are looking up.
  28. politics
    Mourdock’s Opponent Just the Lesser of Two EvilsHe’s a pro-life Democrat reducing women’s rights to a campaign stunt.
  29. Mediavore
    Free Range Eggs Have High Levels of Pollution; LaBonge Warns Of ‘Mobile Society’Caged eggs are found to have lower levels of industrial pollution than their roaming counterparts and an L.A. City Councilman fears L.A.’s food truck lifestyle.