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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

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

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

Conservative Media Caught in the Blame Game

Some Republicans Say Romney's Loss is Partly the Fault of Conservative Media That Kept Overstating the Candidate's Real Strength» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Senate Win In Wis. A ‘Turning Point’ For Gay Rights

Senate Win In Wis. A ‘Turning Point’ For Gay RightsCongresswoman Tammy Baldwin is the first openly gay candidate to be elected to the U.S. Senate. But advocates say the fact that her sexual orientation wasn't part of the campaign is the real signal of change.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Republicans Scramble To Repair Breech With Hispanics

The election thumping Republicans got Tuesday at the hands of Latino voters was severe. To formulate a fix for what went wrong, the party will need help from influential Republicans like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us