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

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

The 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

Who Gets The Blame For The Romney Loss? The Tea Party Has A Theory.

The Tea Party and other conservatives argue that Mitt Romney lost the election because he was “too moderate.” And they are calling for a complete overhaul of the Republican Party. But the evolving demographics may have played a bigger role.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama’s Feat: Not Just Winning, But How He Won

Obama’s Feat: Not Just Winning, But How He Won

Many of the minority groups central to President Obama’s victory had long supported Democrats. But he’s the first party leader to put together a stable — and majority — coalition since Franklin D. Roosevelt back in the 1930s. This coalition promises to pay dividends to his party for years to come.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Controversial Members Of Congress Come And Go

Controversial Members Of Congress Come And Go

Members of the House known for notorious or offensive comments have lost their seats in Tuesday’s elections. On the other hand, some are coming back.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Republican Response Likely To Be Tactical, Not Transformative

Republican Response Likely To Be Tactical, Not Transformative

Initial indications from within the GOP were that Mitt Romney’s defeat wasn’t seen as a rejection of the Republican platform as much as a failure of its standard-bearer to run a competent enough campaign to defeat a vulnerable incumbent.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

The Battle For Congress: Senate And House Races To Watch

The Battle For Congress: Senate And House Races To Watch

Republicans need a net gain of just three or four seats to take over the Senate and — assuming they keep the House — consolidate influence on Capitol Hill. Despite the favorable election arithmetic, Republicans are foundering in several key Senate races and face an uphill battle.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Now, It’s All About Election Day Turnout

Now, It’s All About Election Day Turnout

With Election Day just two days away, the presidential campaigns of Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Gov. Mitt Romney are spending the final hours criss-crossing the swing states trying to get their supporters to the polls.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Iraq Vet Takes On Tea-Party Incumbent In Fiery Illinois House Race

Iraq Vet Takes On Tea-Party Incumbent In Fiery Illinois House Race

Freshman Republican Joe Walsh’s bombastic rants frequently get him into trouble, even with members of his own party. He’s facing a tough Democratic opponent in Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, who lost both of her legs in combat.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

In Search Of Obama’s Second-Term Agenda

In Search Of Obama’s Second-Term Agenda

The president has been relatively mum during the campaign about what he would do if given a second term. He outlined more specific ideas this week — but he hasn’t explained how he would get those ideas through Congress.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Rape Comments Complicate But Don’t End GOP Senate Takeover Chances

Rape Comments Complicate But Don’t End GOP Senate Takeover Chances

Republicans retain hopes for a Senate takeover, but comments about rape and abortion by candidates in Missouri and Indiana aren’t helping. The GOP needs to gain four seats to control the Senate if President Obama wins; three seats if Republican Mitt Romney emerges the presidential victor on Nov. 6.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

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