Tag Archives: Democrats

The State of the Union 2015 – Theater, Traditions, Politics

More than just an annual address to Congress, the State of the Union is essential to framing the political debate.

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5 Facts to Know About Obama’s Immigration Action

Using his legal authority, President Obama brings temporary relief to millions of immigrants through executive action. The president’s move is a first step but not a permanent solution.

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9 Things You Can Do to Prepare for Administrative Relief

President Obama will announce his administrative relief plan for the undocumented immigrants. Here is how those looking for relief should prepare.

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5 Issues The Lame Duck Congress Can Resolve

Now that the midterms are over, the next tough pill to swallow are the next two months of watching and waiting to see what comes out of the 2014 lame duck Congress. These 5 areas will show how far the Republicans can reach across the aisle in the Democrats’ final two months in control of the U.S. Senate.

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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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