Marijuana Legalization On The Ballot In Oregon, Alaska, And Washington, D.C.

Two states and the nation’s capital could have legal marijuana after Tuesday’s elections.

Chris Christie Is Still A Viable 2016 Candidate

The bloom is off the rose, but Chris Christie could still be a strong candidate in 2016.

Six Californias?

A rich guy wants to break up California.

Chris Christie And The George Washington Bridge: Politics As Usual, Scandal, Or Much Ado About Very Little?

Will a couple closed lanes on the George Washington Bridge end up being a problem for New Jersey’s Chris Christie going forward?

Mark Herring Declared Winner Of Virginia Attorney General’s Race, But It’s Far From Over

We have a certified “winner” in the Virginia Attorney General’s race, but where it heads from here is still up in the air.

Chris Christie Coasts To Victory, Next Stop 2016?

Chris Christie did as well as expected last night, but that’s just the beginning.

Chris Christie’s Gay Marriage Decision And The Politics Of 2016

Chris Christie’s decision to take a tactical retreat on the issue of same-sex marriage raises some interesting questions for 2016.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The One State, Two State, Red State, Blue State Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Scott Walker: The GOP’s Sleeper Candidate For 2016?

Scott Walker could be the GOP’s surprise candidate in 2016.

The GOP Has Already Given Up On The New Jersey Senate Race

There is only one serious candidate in the race for Frank Lautenberg’s old Senate seat, and he’s got pretty much no chance of winning the election.

The Civil Cold War

The United States is as politically polarized as it was in 1865.

Chris Christie Is Looking Unbeatable

Chris Christie looks unstoppable in his bid for re-election

Chris Christie Begins Re-Election Bid With Sky High Approval Ratings

At this moment, Chris Christie is the most popular Governor in the country.

GOP Unlikely To Grab Senate This Year, But They’ll Have Another Shot In Two Years

The GOP’s hopes of taking over the Senate in 2012 have all but slipped away, but there is another option.

Romney’s Running Mate Could Make Difference (But Probably Won’t)

Rob Portman, Bob McDonnell, and Brian Sandoval yield the biggest Electoral College advantage.

2012 Race Down to Seven Battleground States?

While the news media is focused on sixteen battleground states, the professionals running the Obama and Romney campaigns are focused on a much narrower list.

More Maker/Taker Musings

The NYT has an interesting piece on the ongoing limted v. big governemnt debate.

Is There Anything That Won’t End Up Being Politicized?

This week we learned that even breast cancer can become politicized. Is there anything that can’t at this point?

Obama’s Job Approval Continues To Plummet Despite Jobs Plan Push

The President’s jobs push isn’t doing much to help his job approval numbers so far.

Bachmann v. Hensarling A Microcosm Of Internal GOP Battles

The race between Jeb Hensarling and Michelle Bachmann for Chair of the House GOP Conference is a microcosm for a battle that is likely to take place within the GOP for the next two years.

Is This The End Of The GOP’s California Dreamin’ ?

Despite hopes that they could help reverse a 20 year trend, both Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman are beginning to lose ground in their races for statewide office in California.

What the GOP Just Won in Delaware: a Likely Loss in November

The Delaware GOP now has, according to Nate Silver, a 17% chance of winning the Senate seat.

McMahon, Buck, Bennet Win, Georgia Governor’s Race Too Close To Call

Another round of primaries last night made the playing field for November just a little bit clearer to see.

Blue State Tax Breaks?

Some Democrats who support ending the Bush tax cuts for high earners want to exempt their own rich constituents.

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