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Midterm Elections

  1. cable news
    In Praise of MSNBC’s Steve KornackiHe’s the best election night analyzer there is. He also might be a robot.
  2. let's get political
    How to Watch the 2018 Midterm Elections If You Don’t Have Cable TVBipartisan service journalism.
  3. chat room
    The Georgia Governor’s Race Might Keep Alyssa Milano Off Insatiable“If this man is elected I am going to have a very hard time going back to Insatiable and feeding their economy with my industry.”
  4. 2018 midterms
    Why a Democratic Fundraising Edge Didn’t Matter in ‘16 — and Why It Matters NowAll of Hillary Clinton’s money didn’t save her in 2016. But in the midterm, a Democratic dollar advantage is, at the least, widening the battlefield.
  5. the national interest
    Every Single House Republican Is Actively Covering Up Trump’s GuiltRepublican now says the party needs to control Congress to help “hold Trump accountable.” What?
  6. Another Poll Shows Close Race for House ControlIt’s still early, but the midterm environment is looking less frightening for Republicans.
  7. Investor Fears of Democratic Win Could Aid Democratic WinSeems that the S&P averages have often declined just prior to midterm elections.
  8. Why Democrats Could See a Polling Boost Right Before the MidtermsIn 2016, a late October spike in Obamacare premiums helped the GOP win the presidency; this year, it might just cost them the House.
  9. Why Are Trump’s Approval Ratings on the Rise?He’s more popular now than he was in December — even if that’s not saying much.
  10. Democrat Takes Kentucky House Seat in District Trump Won by 49 PointsIt’s the 37th legislative seat Democrats have flipped since Trump’s election.
  11. Dems Gain Momentum to Take Back House Next YearIt’s still a heavy lift, but things are looking promising.
  12. Two Swing-District Republicans Call It QuitsThe twin retirements of Charlie Dent and Dave Reichert clear the way for Democrats – or more conservative Republicans – to take their seats in 2018.
  13. midterm elections
    Will Anti-Trump Fury Help Flip the Electoral Map for Democrats?Democrats are donating millions in the hopes that a special-election win for Jon Ossoff in Newt Gingrich’s old seat rattles the White House.
  14. midterm elections
    Here’s What Democrats Need to Do to Take Congress in 2018Will the race portend a sea change for 2018? The most up-for-grabs midterm seats in an election year that could be epic.
  15. Democrats’ Secret Weapon: Republicans Own Everything NowDemocrats are at a low point today. But freed of the burden of controlling the White House, they could have a big comeback before long.
  16. The Election Without Ticket-SplittersEverybody thought unpopular White House candidates would mean more cross-party voting. Not so.
  17. shmashmortion
    For Abortion Advocates, There’s No Silver Lining in Midterm ResultsPersonhood-amendment victories have overshadowed the more insidious — and consequential — regulations on abortion providers.
  18. early and often
    Obama Admits That He Gets ‘Discouraged’ SometimesHe admits to ‘60 Minutes’ that fixing the economy is hard!
  19. early and often
    Obama on the Midterms: ‘I’ve Got to Take Direct Responsibility for the Fact That We’ve Not Made As Much Progress As We Want to Make’But “no person or party has a monopoly on wisdom.”
  20. early and often
    Republicans Owe Yesterday’s Victories to Old People, Even More Than UsualThis might not be a good thing.
  21. early and often
    Harry Reid Keeps His JobThe Senate majority leader keeps his job, and it looks like Democrats will keep their majority.
  22. early and often
    Republican Pat Toomey (Apparently) Wins Pennsylvania Senate RaceIt’s a late call, but he defeats Rep. Joe Sestak.
  23. swearing in
    Johnny Cash’s Daughter Tweets Her Unhappiness With John Boehner“Stop using my dad’s name as a punchline, you asshat.”
  24. late and often
    Obama and Biden Ain’t Too Proud to Beg in Cleveland“We’re starting to get out of this god-awful mess the Republican Party left us with.”
  25. early and often
    Democrats Have Money, Too!The Republican fund-raising advantage is not exactly as big as it seems.
  26. early and often
    Boehner: We Will Not Shut Down the GovernmentDoes the tea party agree?
  27. money talks
    Bailed-Out Companies Throw Cash at Anti-Bailout CandidatesIt’s a logical move, like throwing tea off the side of the boat.
  28. rich people
    Three GOP Candidates Spent More Than $243 Million CampaigningCombined, just three of ‘em spent that out of their own pockets.
  29. early and often
    Bill Clinton Warns About the Republican Plan to Make College UnaffordableHe’s also very charismatic.
  30. money talks
    The Chamber of Commerce Is Apparently Not Just a Coalition of Small Businesses“Unless you spend $250,000 to $500,000 a year … they don’t pay any attention to you at all.”
  31. politics
    Dem Donor Sends List of Cheapskate Incumbents to 9,000 Party Activists“I can’t tell you the number of calls fundraisers get every day, every day, asking for $2,400, $2,400, and $2,400, and here are all these guys and gals sitting on piles of cash.”
  32. early and often
    More Than a Third of Likely Midterm Voters Support the Tea PartyFifty percent of likely voters are Republican and 35 percent support the Tea Party.
  33. early and often
    Democrats Find Another Way to Look at the Glass Quarter-FullToday’s theory: early voters!
  34. 5-person poll
    Five-Person Poll: Voters in Union Square on the Midterm ElectionsDoes anybody know who their U.S. representative is?
  35. early and often
    Senator ScroogeRetiring Indiana senator Evan Bayh, a Democrat, is sitting on $10.3 million in campaign cash. Why won’t he spend it?
  36. rand management
    Rand Paul’s Democratic Opponent Attacks Him for Anti-Christian HistoryJack Conway’s new line is a reminder that there aren’t many atheist swing voters in Kentucky.
  37. politics
    Republicans Are Raising a Lot More Money Than the DemocratsAnd explaining to voters that the other guy is crazy is expensive.
  38. polls
    African-American Democrats Are Pumped to Vote in the MidtermsThis year they are more enthusiastic than white Democrats or white Republicans.
  39. midterm elections
    The Times Shrugs, Endorses Richard BlumenthalThey call him “charm-free” and say they were “troubled” by his misstatements on Vietnam, but ultimately concede that they have “larger concerns with the Republican, Linda McMahon.”
  40. flotus
    Michelle Obama Hits the TrailShe will make her 2010 campaign debut in Milwaukee today by hosting three fund-raisers.
  41. easy money
    This Year, the Republican Bogeymen Donors Are RealOne of them is named Bruce Rastetter, he’s an energy executive in Iowa, and his group has spent millions of dollars on ads attacking Democrats.
  42. paladinosaur
    Carl Paladino Says Awful Things About Homosexuals“There is nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual.”
  43. early and often
    Karl Rove Is Pissed at Barack Obama“Even the truth doesn’t restrain him when it comes to assaulting his enemies list.”
  44. early and often
    The Roberts Court’s Legacy: Interest Group Spending Is Up and AnonymousThanks to the court’s decision, we know very little about one of the election’s biggest conservative spenders.
  45. so joetorious
    Joe Biden on California GOP: ‘This Is Not the Same Breed of Cat, Man’Sometimes, Joe Biden just nails it.
  46. early and often
    Obama Attempts to Jog Memory of American YouthHe asks B.o.B. to help.
  47. upping the rhetoric
    Obama: GOP’s ‘Pledge to America’ Plan Is ‘Disastrous’“That’s not a prescription for a better future. It’s an echo of a disastrous decade we can’t afford to relive.”
  48. early and often
    Obama Remembers He Was Maybe Once a Populist, Opposes Extending Tax Cuts for the RichThe middle class versus the wealthy.
  49. president obama
    Obama Expected to Lay Out New Plan for Economy This WeekMidterm elections: looming.
  50. midterm elections
    Obama Getting 2008 Campaign Team Back Together for Midterm ElectionsObama re-hires 2008 campaign manager David Plouffe.