Report: 2014 Midterms Had More Money And Fewer Donors

By: Thursday February 19, 2015 10:45 am

A new report from the Center for Responsive Politics shows that after all the spending is calculated the 2014 midterm elections were the most expensive in history and had a fewer number of donors than the previous midterm. The slow but steady march to plutocracy continued as fewer and fewer donors gave more and more. [...]

Climate Change Policies Dead In The Water With New Congress

By: Thursday November 6, 2014 7:58 am

#TOSunEditorial: Time to say yes to #KeystoneXL — Toronto Sun (@TheTorontoSun) November 6, 2014 Much has been made of the fact that immigration reform is going to have a tough time getting through Congress now that Republicans have taken control of both chambers, but an issue that appears to have even less of [...]

President Obama Addresses Midterm Election Results In Press Conference

By: Thursday November 6, 2014 5:39 am

Yesterday President Barack Obama gave his post mortem press conference on the Republican sweep of the 2014 elections. He said Republicans ran good campaign campaigns but thought the real message from the electorate was that they want Washington to “get the job done” despite voting overwhelmingly for divided government. Immigration stood out as a key [...]

Republicans Dominate 2014 Elections

By: Wednesday November 5, 2014 5:42 am

In a nutshell. — Ivan the K™ (@IvanTheK) November 5, 2014 In a clean sweep the Republican Party took over the Senate, increased its majority in the House, and prevailed in tight governor races last night in the 2014 elections. The prospects were never great for the Democrats who were competing in many cases [...]

Are the 2014 Elections a Referendum on Barack Obama?

By: Tuesday November 4, 2014 8:57 am

Let the recriminations begin. With election day forecasts favoring Republicans the blame game has already kicked into gear with President Obama being singled out for scrutiny. DC politics blog Politico is running a piece titled A midterm referendum on Barack Obama. The sentiment seems to have some subscribers. But are the 2014 elections really a [...]

Upcoming Republican Sweep May Offer Obama Second Chance For ‘Grand Bargain’

By: Monday November 3, 2014 10:25 am

According to numerous polls and a general consensus among the chattertariat, the Republican Party is set to sweep this year’s midterm congressional elections – keeping control of the House of Representatives and likely taking over the Senate. Economic discontent combined with predictions of a more conservative voting demographic appears to doom the Democratic Party’s hopes [...]

Michigan Passes Right to Work; What Are Labor’s Next Options?

By: Wednesday December 12, 2012 7:06 am

Labor has not really attempted to overturn the Indiana “right to work” law, where they had less options at their disposal. But there are tools available in Michigan, as well as a relatively dense unionized labor force ready to fight back.

Michigan House Gives Final Approval on Right to Work

By: Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:45 am

Despite large protests and thousands of demonstrators, lawmakers in Michigan, as expected, granted final approval to right to work legislation, which will ban closed shop unions and allow workers to opt out of union dues despite having their employment covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The first of two bills, which installs right to work [...]

The Pitfalls of Affordable Care Act Implementation

By: Tuesday December 4, 2012 8:30 am

All of this will happen during 2014, a midterm election year, where Democrats will struggle to hold the Senate, while trying a heavy lift of adding 17 seats in the House. What if the dominant story becomes the failures of Obamacare? Certainly that narrative is already being written in some circles? The ACA already indirectly led to one nightmare election for Democrats, in 2010. Could it lead to another?

Florida’s Rick Scott: I Won’t Expand Medicaid

By: Monday July 2, 2012 6:20 am

Florida Governor Rick Scott has explicitly rejected the Medicaid expansion as part of the Affordable Care Act, threatening the coverage of 951,622 low-income Floridians. “Florida is not going to implement Obamacare. We are not going to expand Medicaid and we’re not going to implement exchanges,” Scott’s spokesman Lane Wright told The Associated Press on Saturday. [...]

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