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Geography, Not Gerrymandering, May Explain GOP’s Hold On House

Geography, Not Gerrymandering, May Explain GOP’s Hold On HouseSome analysts are saying that Republicans appear to have the long-range advantage over Democrats when it comes to winning enough seats to control the House, not so much because of redistricting but because of the clustering of Democratic voters in fewer congressional districts.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

As Dust Settles, Voters Cite Campaign’s Negativity

As Dust Settles, Voters Cite Campaign’s NegativityA new Pew post-election survey also finds voters pessimistic about partisan cooperation, and still most concerned about the economy and jobs.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Meet The New GOP, Same As The Old GOP?

Meet The New GOP, Same As The Old GOP?There has been no dearth of post-election Republican self-flagellation. But the party is still sorting out solutions, wrangling over whether its problems lie in its positions on issues ranging from immigration to women's reproductive health, or simply in its sales job with the voting public.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama Says He Has One Mandate: To Help The Middle Class

Obama Says He Has One Mandate: To Help The Middle ClassThe newly re-elected president indicated that he, not congressional Republicans, reflected more of the popular will, with his call for higher taxes on the wealthy as part of any agreement to avert the fiscal cliff.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Maine Independent Angus King To Caucus With Senate Democrats

Maine Independent Angus King To Caucus With Senate DemocratsSen.-elect Angus King of Maine, who cruised to victory last week running as an independent, said Wednesday that he will caucus with Senate Democrats, giving them in effect a 55-45 seat advantage next year.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama’s Political Moneyball Could Be The Shape Of Campaigns To Come

Obama’s Political Moneyball Could Be The Shape Of Campaigns To ComeThe Obama re-election campaign was informed by its deep dive into data on millions of voters. Some Republicans worry they're way behind in modern campaigning; others note that political science isn't rocket science, and say they can do just as well or better in 2016.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

A Week Later, Pollster Says: ‘I Was Drinking That Republican Kool-Aid’

A Week Later, Pollster Says: ‘I Was Drinking That Republican Kool-Aid’If voters were surprised to watch TV networks call the election for President Obama over Republican Mitt Romney minutes after polls closed in California last week, perhaps it was because of earlier statements from some pollsters confident in a Romney romp. A few are now acknowledging mistakes.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Some Early Returns From First Post-Citizens United Election

Political observers are still working through the rubble of the unprecedented $6 billion presidential campaign, but we're getting a steady stream of reaction and analysis.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama Hopes For Another Victory: Avoiding Fiscal Cliff

Obama Hopes For Another Victory: Avoiding Fiscal CliffPresident Obama is meeting with labor leaders at the White House on Tuesday — the first in a series of meetings aimed at avoiding automatic tax increases and spending cuts in the new year. The newly re-elected president is hoping to translate victory at the ballot box into success in shaping policy.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Fiscal Cliff Would Only Dent The Deficit

Fiscal Cliff Would Only Dent The DeficitVirtually everyone agrees that allowing the nation to fall off the so-called fiscal cliff would be a bad thing. Government programs would be cut, taxes would rise and experts say the economy would fall back into recession. And after all that, the nation still would be dealing with a budget deficit.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
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