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2014 midterm elections News

Op-Ed: Midterm results reveal that Democrats need a new New Deal

The Democrats lost big on Tuesday, losing control of the Senate, falling further behind in the House, and putting up a poor showing in the various governors' races. While the punditry debate why Dems lost and the GOP won, a look at the real reason.

Marijuana issues highlight Midterm election ballot initiatives

Political commentators spanning the ideological spectrum are increasingly at odds over whether America is a "center-right," or "center-left," country, and are often want to wave elections results around as proof-positive of their pre-conceived notion.

PA Working Families sends voters card with wrong polling place Special

Philadelphia - PA Working Families' attempt to get voters to the polls backfired when they sent mailers listing the wrong polling places. This Digital Journalist received a card and confirmed the information is wrong. Was this a mistake, and how can we fix it?

Polls increasingly favor Republicans on election eve

Washington - After a long brutal 2014 election season, the only poll that really counts takes place tomorrow. Voters will determine whether the Republican or Democratic party sets the political agenda in coming years.

Another poll filled with bad news for Democrats

Washington - The U.S. electorate may have lost faith in the Democratic Party, most particularly in its leader, Pres. Barack H. Obama. A new national poll shows Democrats are in dire straights, and likely in for a drubbing in elections that are only a week away.

Coalition weapons drop may have been recovered by ISIS

Islamic State fighters Near the Syria/Iraq border may have seized a cache of weapons dropped by U.S.- led coalition forces meant for Kurdish militiamen.

Obamacare impact on midterm elections fades off into the sunset

Washington - Everyone is talking about The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obmacare, if you will) and its impact on the 2014 midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 4. That list includes the Wall Street Journal, Marketwatch, Politico and the Washington Post.

Montana Democratic Senator drops out of Senate race

Helena - Montana Democratic Sen. John Walsh, his campaign rocked by allegations of plagiarism, dropped out of his Senate race on Thursday, forcing Democrats to scramble for an alternative candidate to their own incumbent.

Op-Ed: U.S. should deal compassionately with immigrants, seek PR boost

This year has seen a massive wave of immigrant children, many unaccompanied by adults, crossing into the United States, seeking refuge from violence in Central America. While politicians dicker, it must be remembered that we could benefit from good PR.

Another FiveThirtyEight poll shows Republicans taking Senate

Washington - The latest FiveThirtyEight poll published Monday once again shows Republicans taking control of the U.S. Senate after the midterm elections.

Op-Ed: Koch brothers donate $25 million to United Negro College Fund

Washington - It's difficult to imagine a more priceless photo than one of Senate Leader Harry Reid’s face upon learning that the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers donated $25 million to United Negro College Fund.

Florida Democrats promoting pot for votes

Washington - According to national polls, as many as 10 Senate seats held by the Democrats are considered tossups, and Republicans need only win six of them to take the Senate in November.

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