2014 Election  (Page 2)

Carl DeMaio Defeated in CA-52

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 10, 2014 at 2:30pm 11/10/2014 at 2:30pm

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 11/10/2014 at 11:30am

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 11/9/2014 at 6:33pm

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 11/9/2014 at 2:00pm

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 11/9/2014 at 8:30am

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 11/8/2014 at 6:49pm

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 11/8/2014 at 4:00pm

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

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/11/05/ath-mia-love-midterm-victory.cnn.html
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:00pm 11/8/2014 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 11/8/2014 at 10:30am

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 11/7/2014 at 7:46pm

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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Reporters Laugh at Josh Earnest’s Midterm Spin

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 7, 2014 at 4:29pm 11/7/2014 at 4:29pm

I don’t know about you, but I look forward to many more moments like this in the coming weeks.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest was grilled by the White House press pool to admit that the midterms were bad for Democrats and a good laugh was had by all.

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Texas Turned Wendy Davis’ State Senate Seat Red

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8:31am 11/7/2014 at 8:31am

For many living in states not called Texas, it might seem odd that a place most regard as the “reddest” state in the union would fight so hard to gain ground in traditionally-liberal districts. Isn’t a solid governing majority and clean slate of statewide office holders enough?

Not if you want...

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The 10 most delicious liberal election disaster headlines

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:33pm 11/6/2014 at 7:33pm

Following an epic GOP whoopin’ on Tuesday, the liberal media is in full pout mode. That the country would almost unilaterally reject President Obama’s policies and a statist agenda is incomprehensible to some. There must be some other reason! Those that were kind enough to concede the shellacking tried their best to...

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Democrats had a chance

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8:30am 11/6/2014 at 8:30am

Obama described Democratic Party losses in the 2010 midterms as a shellacking. If 2010 was a shellacking, this midterm was a political drubbing of epic proportions.

Not everyone believed it...

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Election Day odds and ends

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 5:30pm 11/5/2014 at 5:30pm

Last night was an historic night for the Republican party. As with any election, all kinds of interesting tidbits miss the major headlines. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

“Get Money Out of Politics!!”

Sometimes money isn’t everything, especially not when you have a beard like this guy.

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California Mini-Wave: Democrats No Longer Supermajority

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 3:54pm 11/5/2014 at 3:54pm

As I discussed earlier this week, the local races would be vitally important in this election.

I must admit, I despaired that California would completely miss-out on this “change election”, and simply hoped...

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Obama Post-Election Press Conference

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 2:57pm 11/5/2014 at 2:57pm

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