Tag Archives: Democrats

The Political Consequences of the Great Recession

American politics has entered a long phase of electoral volatility and divided government, with Republicans holding distinct advantages in mobilizing their coalition in many statewide and local contests and Democrats having a seemingly firm grip on presidential politics. The longer-term demographic and geographic shifts that are rapidly changing American society have yet to coalesce into clear partisan majorities across multiple levels of government.

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What Republicans’ Midterm Wins Mean for Obama

There will be big changes on Capitol Hill following the Republicans' electoral wins. But will there be any changes in the policies as well?

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Midterm Elections: US Politics Still Thrives on Fear

Voting is almost over in the US’s 2014 midterm elections, with pollsters predicting a good night for Republicans.

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Midterm Elections: Overall Spending Inches Up in 2014

The 2014 election cycle will cost at least $3.67 billion, or slightly more than the 2010 election, which cost $3.63 billion

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As Iowa Goes, So Goes the Nation – Maybe

Is the corn state representative of the rest of the country and is that what we should be looking at anyway?

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Democratic Lawmakers Lead in Personal Contributions

While politicians are naturally more apt to give out of their own pockets than the average wealthy American, it’s important not to overstate the sums of money involved. Members of Congress focus their donations on party committees and candidates in roughly equal measure, targeting 40 percent of their contributions to the former and 38 percent to the latter.

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The Other Immigrant Youth Crisis

Some Republicans want to end an Obama directive that lets undocumented teens and young adults temporarily work, study, and live legally in the United States.

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Hyping the GOP’s Prospects in 2014

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is forecasting a “tsunami” victory for his party in the 2014 midterm elections. Democrats are despairing over election-forecasting whiz kid Nate Silver’s projections, which indicate that the GOP may gain six Senate seats — just enough to flip it to Republican control. Pundit Larry Sabato is saying this is “a good election year for …

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Demographic Shifts Sinking Republican Party

Most people have gotten the sense that rising diversity is making life hard for the Republican Party; ditto for the rise of the notably progressive Millennial generation. But there’s a lot more to American demographics than that — and it turns out that some of the lesser-discussed demographic patterns are likely to do quite a bit of damage to Republicans’ electoral fortunes …

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