Feinstein is Declining But What About Tuberville

A twist on an evergreen debate.

Why Republican Leaders Won’t Condemn Trump

Some agree with him. Many others are cowards. But there’s more to it.

Thad Cochran, Longtime Congressman And Senator, Dead At 81

Thad Cochran, who represented Mississippi in Congress for 45 years, has died at the age of 81.

Cindy Hyde-Smith Easily Defeats Mike Espy In Mississippi Senate Runoff

In the end, the race between Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy was not even close.

Despite Missteps, Republican Likely To Win Mississippi Senate Runoff

Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has made several mistakes since Election Day, but she’s likely to win tomorrow’s runoff election.

Rick Scott Wins Florida Senate Race As Recounts End

With the recounts over we can officially say that Rick Scott will be the next Senator from Florida.

2018 Midterm Projections

For better or worse, here are my projections for the midterm elections.

Mississippi Senate Race Could Decide Battle For Senate Control

A Senate race in Mississippi could end up being the deciding factor in the battle for control of the Senate.

Midterm Outcome Might Not Be Decided On Election Night

For a number of reasons, we may not know the outcome of the midterm elections on Election Night.

2018 Set To Become The Year Of The Political Women

With the primaries over, we can say that it’s been quite a successful year for women in politics.

Tennessee Senate Race To Replace Bob Corker Looks Like A Toss-Up

The GOP’s hold on the Bob Corker’s Senate seat in Tennessee may be in jeopardy.

Mississippi Governor Taps Cindy Hyde-Smith To Replace Thad Cochran

Mississippi’s Governor has chosen a replacement for Thad Cochran, but the White House isn’t too happy about the pick.

The Pompeo And Haspel Nominations Could Be In Trouble In The Senate

The nominations of Mike Pompeo and Gina Haspel could be in trouble in the Senate.

Thad Cochran Resigning from Senate Effective April 1

The 80-year-old Mississippi Republican, who was first elected to the Senate in 1978 after serving six years in the House, has been in poor health.

Republicans Release Final Version Of Tax Bill, And It Appears Likely To Pass

The final version of the tax bill appears to be on track for passage, but the devil is in the details.

Is Roy Moore’s Victory The Opening Battle In A Republican Civil War?

Roy Moore’s victory in Alabama is raising fears of a wider battle in the Republican Party heading into 2018.

Key Republican Senators Come Out Against Elimination Of The Filibuster

Senior Republican Senators are throwing cold water on the idea of eliminating the filibuster.

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.

Lindsey Graham Begins His Long Shot Bid For The Presidency

Lindsey Graham is the latest entrant into the Presidential race, but it’s hard to see how he gets out of the bottom of the polls.

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.

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.

What If Republicans Don’t Win Control Of The Senate?

The odds say that the GOP will end up with a Senate majority in the 114th Congress when all the votes are counted, but if it doesn’t happen then there’s likely to be quite a battle inside the GOP.

Mississippi Supreme Court Rules Against Chris McDaniel In Dispute Over GOP Senate Primary

The most bizarre race of 2014 is finally over.

The Tea Party Lost Badly In 2014, But It’s Not Going Anywhere

The death of the Tea Party is greatly exaggerated.

Judge Tosses Chris McDaniel’s Challenge To GOP Senate Runoff Result

Chris McDaniel’s meritless, quixotic challenge to the Mississippi GOP Senate Primary is reaching it’s expected conclusion.

Mississippi Republican Party Refuses To Hear Chris McDaniel’s Election Challenge

A big setback for Mississippi’s erstwhile Tea Party candidate for Senate.

Tea Party Set To Lose Its Final Two Battles In Kansas And Tennessee

The Tea Party v. “establishment” battle in the GOP has been pretty one-sided this year.

Chris McDaniel Files Incredibly Weak Challenge To Mississippi GOP Primary Results

Six weeks have passed since the primary, and Chris McDaniel has revealed he really doesn’t have much to complain about other than the fact that he lost.

Primary Turnout And The 2014 Midterms

Turnout to date for the 2014 primaries is at record lows, but its unclear what that tells us about November.

Cochran Certified Winner Of Mississippi Runoff, But McDaniel Continues His Quixotic Campaign

Thad Cochran has been officially certified as the winner of the Mississippi GOP Primary Runoff Election, but it’s not over yet.

It Just Keeps Getting Weirder In Mississippi

The votes have been counted, the result is clear, but the battle between Senator Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel continues to get stranger by the day.

Mississippi GOP Senate Primary Gets Even More Bizarre

Mississippi goes from bizarre to, well, even more bizarre.

A Quick Note on Voters (MS Primary Edition)

Parties do not own voters, and the job of campaigns is to attract voters.

The Tea Party Needs To Stop Whining About Losing In Mississippi

Chris McDaniel and his Tea Party supporters are being very sore losers.

Thad Cochran and Charlie Rangel Survive Primary Challenges

Incumbency is a powerful advantage.

Thad Cochran Wins In Mississippi

After appearing to be at the end of his political career, Thad Cochran has pulled off a surprising victory over his Tea Party backed challenger.

All Politics Is National?

Congressional elections have become “nationalized” to a far greater extent than they have ever been.

GOP Primary In Mississippi Heads Toward Runoff

Down to the wire in Mississippi.

The Tea Party’s Candidate Selection Problem

From the beginning, the Tea Party has shown itself to be just plain bad at picking candidates. This year, they finally seem to be on the verge of paying for it in the GOP primaries

Republican Candidates Behind In Key Senate Races

It’s a bit too early for Republicans to be celebrating that Senate majority that so many people are predicting.

Ted Cruz Is Under Fire, And He Doesn’t Care

Ted Cruz keeps putting his own party in difficult situations, mostly because he has only his own ambition at heart.

Paul Ryan And Patty Murray Reach Budget Deal, But Can It Pass Congress?

A budget deal has been reached, now it has to get through both Chambers of Congress.