Americans Continue To Hate Congress, Will Still Re-Elect That Same Congress

A new Gallup poll shows public approval of Congress once again approaching historic lows, but it means far less than anyone thinks.

Tea Party Support At All-Time Low, Even Among Republicans And Conservatives

A new poll shows that the Tea Party movement is more unpopular than it has ever been before, even among Republicans and conservatives.

John Boehner’s Parting Words For His Critics Are Spot-On

John Boehner let loose on the “false prophets” on the right yesterday, and he’s absolutely right.

Cong. Bill Cassidy Defeats Mary Landrieu In La. Runoff, Extending GOP Senate Majority

A crushing but expected defeat for a veteran Democrat.

Scott Walker Looks To Be Preparing To Run For President

Fresh off his third statewide win in four years, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker appears to be getting ready to run for President.

GOP Options In Response To Obama’s Executive Action Are Limited, Perhaps Non-Existent

In the end, there appears to be very little, if anything, the GOP can do to stop or roll back the executive actions the President will announce Thursday evening.

Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline For Now, Effectively Ends Mary Landrieu’s Political Career

The Keystone XL pipeline bill is dead until the next Senate. Mary Landrieu’s political career, on the other hand, is basically dead for the foreseeable future.

Keystone XL Likely To Pass Senate, But It Won’t Save Mary Landrieu

Approval of the Keystone XL pipeline will likely pass the Senate today, and will eventually go forward despite an expected Presidential veto. But, Mary Landrieu’s political career is still dead.

Election Losses Lead To Debate Inside Democratic Party

Another round of election losses is leading Democrats to contemplate the direction they should take going forward.

Will Congressional Republicans Listen To Their Base, Or To The American Public?

Post-election polling shows that the majority of Americans want the new GOP majority in Congress to work together with the President. Republican voters have a very different view.

Will Keystone XL Save Mary Landrieu’s Senate Seat? Probably Not

Mary Landrieu’s Keystone XL Hail Mary isn’t going to save her.

With The Midterms Done, Will Republican State Legislators Revisit Electoral College “Reforms?”

After the 2010 elections, several newly Republican state legislatures flirted with the idea of changing the way their state allocates Electoral Votes. The outcome of last weeks elections raises the possibility that this could happen again.

With GOP Wins, The Tea Party v. Establishment Battle Moves Into The Halls Of Congress

The GOP’s big wins last week seem to be just guaranteeing that this year’s battle between the Tea Party and the “establishment” will continue.

A (Mostly) Solid Republican South, At Least For Now

The GOP is dominant in the Southern United States, but it’s unlikely to last as long as Democratic dominance of the region did.

President Obama’s Immigration Threat Is Politically Naive And Unrealistic

President Obama’s threat to take action on immigration if Congress doesn’t act by the end of the year ignores political reality,

2014 And The Latino Vote

Republicans performed better among Latino voters this year than they did in 2012, but that doesn’t mean they’ve solved their problems.

Voter Turnout In 2014 Midterms Hit Lowest Point Since 1942

Voter Turnout was lower this year than in any midterm since the one held eleven months after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

GOP Also Saw Gains In State Legislatures Last Week

In addition to gains at the national level and in Governor’s races, the GOP also saw more gains in state legislatures around the country.

Unopposed in House Elections

Looking into uncontested and partially contest House districts from the 2014 cycle.

Don’t Expect Anything Out Of Washington In Obama’s Final Two Years

Despite the conciliatory language after Tuesday, it’s unlikely that much will change in Washington in the next two years.

What Happened In Virginia?

Trying to explain one of the biggest surprises of Election Night 2014.

Democrats Already Abandoning Mary Landrieu?

The party’s loss of Senate control has basically sealed Landrieu’s fate.

America Still Not a Center-Right Nation

Tuesday’s Republican wave didn’t change the fundamentals.

Minimum Wage Initiatives Win At Ballot Box, But Fail To Help Democrats Politically

Increasing the minimum wage proved to be popular at the ballot box Tuesday, unsurprisingly, However, it did not help Democrats on the same ballot.

Low Turnout in Alabama

This year was an especially acute case of no competition in Alabama.

“Personhood” Amendments Fail In Two States

Another setback for the radical fringe of the “pro-life” movement,

Not Surprisingly, Angus King And Joe Manchin Are Staying Where They Are

Despite speculation, both Angus King and Joe Manchin will stay with the Democratic caucus. And that makes sense for both of them.

Providing a Little Perspective on the Elections

Political scientists tend to be less dramatic than commentators.

What to Make of the 2014 Wave Election

What happened Tuesday? And what does it tell us about 2016?

Many Of The 2014 Polls Were Wrong, Which Is Why We Should Be Skeptical Of Individual Polls

The results of the 2014 midterms should teach us some lessons about how to handle and evaluate polling.

Republicans Score Wins In Key Governor’s Races

The Republican wave extended even to Governor’s races that, in any other year, they should have lost.

Republicans Expand House Majority

The GOP added to its majority in the House, giving it the biggest majority it has had since Truman was President.

Voters In Washington, D.C. And Oregon, And Probably Alaska, Approve Marijuana Legalization

Big victories for advocates of marijuana legalization.

Republican Party Wins Senate, Poised To Add To New Majority

2014 was not supposed to be a wave election, but it clearly qualifies as one.

Virginia Senate Race Shockingly Too Close To Call, Likely Headed For Recount

Arguably the most surprising Senate race of 2014 was in Virginia, and it’s not over yet.

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