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Unity wins out in Louisiana Senate race

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:21pm
cassidy

On December 1, Democrats will gather together in a last ditch effort to save Mary Landrieu’s political career—but all the money in the world might not be able to save a race that many leftist groups have written off as a lost cause.

The swanky fundraiser, headlined by Hillary Clinton, is...

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The Republican Freshman Class is ready to work

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 5:18pm
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The Republican Wave of newly-elected GOP freshmen have been put through their paces at new member orientation, and are preparing to get to work after January’s swearing in.

Newly elected from Utah’s 4th Congressional District, Mia Love has wasted no time letting Democrats know that she doesn’t intend on being...

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Begich Out in Alaska, Sullivan In

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 9:48am
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Democrat incumbent Senator Mark Begich has finally conceded the Alaska Senate race to Republican challenger Dan Sullivan nearly a week after the Associated Press called the race for Sullivan.

Begich had initially refused to concede the race, citing concerns over uncounted ballots. The race dragged on until last Wednesday, when the...

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Tom Cotton: Don’t accept that new Senate can’t get anything done

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 17, 2014 at 8:30am
tom cotton

The new Congress hasn’t even been sworn in yet, but many pundits and activists are already assuming that come January, we’re in for a world of pain, disappointment, and failure—but maybe we should rethink our gloomy outlook.

Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace had Sens.-elect Cotton and James Lankford on this...

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Landrieu Pushes for Keystone, Cassidy Pushes for Senate Win

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 9:25pm
Mary Landrieu Senate Race Ad Buys

Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) is facing a tough runoff with Republican challenger Representative Bill Cassidy, and she’s doing her best to spearhead a legacy vote before Louisiana voters head to the polls in December.

Landrieu, who currently chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is pushing for a Congressional vote approving...

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AP calls Alaska Senate Race for Republican, Alaska Democrats Pitch Fit

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 4:37pm
Dan Sullivan Wins Alaska Senate Race Alaska Democrats Pitch Fit Election 2014

In the wee small hours of the morning, the Associated Press called the Alaska Senate race for Republican Challenger Dan Sullivan, making another notch on the GOP’s belt of ousted incumbents.

According to the AP:

Republican Dan Sullivan won Alaska’s U.S. Senate race, defeating first-term incumbent Democrat Mark Begich.

Sullivan led Begich by about...

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MSNBC’s Greatest Hits from Election Night 2014

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 1:00pm
MSNBC 2014

Did you watch MSNBC on election night last week? Probably not. Like most of America, you were probably watching FOX News.

Not to worry. The Washington Free Beacon watched MSNBC so we wouldn’t have to.

I told you I was looking forward to more of this. So here’s more:

MSNBC has a serious...

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Carl DeMaio Defeated in CA-52

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 10, 2014 at 2:30pm
Carl DeMaio

California’s 52nd district will keep its current representative in Congress for the next two years, as Republican Carl DeMaio failed to oust incumbent Democrat Scott Peters last Tuesday.

The election results were not finalized until 72 hours after voting booths closed, and the final tally came down to 51.25% for Peters and...

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Dean Scream 2.0: “Where the HELL is the Democratic Party?”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 10, 2014 at 11:30am
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Former Vermont Governor and “50 State Strategy” architect Howard Dean teetered on the edge of a meltdown during his Sunday interview on “Meet the Press,” asking, “where the HELL is the Democratic party?!”

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The Democratic Party is licking its wounds, and for good reason—not even one of its top strategists understands...

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Facebook’s New “Viral Populism”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 6:33pm
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When my friends and I first signed up for Facebook back in 2003, I don’t think any of us had any idea how the platform would grow and monetize itself over the next decade. What was once the anti-MySpace is now arguably one of the most powerful tools political campaigns and...

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Media singing the same post-election tune

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 2:00pm
Chris Matthews 2016

Desperate to find a silver lining in the 2014 Midterm shellacking, the media has come up with a new mantra: “The GOP’s victory is short lived.”

2016 is the GOP’s to lose, and I would never put it past the Republicans to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory; but to act...

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2010 midterms took Democrats’ past, 2014 their future

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 8:30am
House election results 2014

On the eve of the 2010 midterms, I noted that Democrats were about to be politically decapitated in Congress:

The Democrats face a political decapitation tomorrow.

Dozens of senior Democratic Party leaders in the House and Senate, and in Statehouses around the country, are likely to lose. Unlike Republicans in 2008,...

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“Democrats suck” in Bill Maher’s Post-Election Bizarro World

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 6:49pm
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Democrats are still in full cover up mode days after the Republican wave crashed over the heads of embattled progressive candidates, and even pundits who have conceded that Democrats totally blew it are still scrambling to convince the American people that the election had nothing to do with the merits of...

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Obama won 2014 non-vote in landslide

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 4:00pm
Obama Post Election 2014 Press Conference

Byron York remarks on one of the more remarkable aspects of Obama’s post-election press conference, the notion that those who did not vote have given him a mandate:

President Obama did something extraordinary, perhaps unprecedented, in his post-election news conference Wednesday: He claimed a mandate on behalf of voters who didn’t vote.

“To...

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The strength of Tim Scott and Mia Love

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:00pm
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/11/05/ath-mia-love-midterm-victory.cnn.html

Amidst all the good news from election 2014, the victories of Tim Scott, South Carolina’s Senator, and Mia Love, new Representative from Utah’s 4th District, are especially noteworthy.

There’s no way to deny that their race becomes important, if only because Democrats have emphasized race so very much. Sadly,...

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Battlefields: Iraq and Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 10:30am
syria drone isis

Congress is gearing up for the next big budget battle, and the Administration’s latest funding request could stir tensions between the midterm election’s winners and losers.

This week President Obama approved deployment of an...

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The Cycle Isn’t Over Yet

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:46pm
cassidy

Republicans walloped Democrats on Tuesday night, gaining control of the Senate and substantial pickups on the state and local level—but national groups aren’t even close to calling it a day.

The NRSC and RNC are currently organizing staff from across the country for a mass deployment to Louisiana to help resolve...

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