Mary Landrieu’s Keystone “Hail Mary” Is Destined to Fall Short

Senate Democrats refused to take a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline when it “only” meant high-paying American jobs, a secure energy source, and a negligible impact on carbon emissions. But now that it may help Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu’s reelection chances they are suddenly rethinking that decision. At this point Election Day seems like…
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Despite Polling Momentum, GOP Can’t Rest Easy

If you’ve read the news over the past several days trying to get a bead on the midterm elections then you’ve likely come away more confused than ever. On the one hand, a deluge of new polls show that many individual Senate races are beginning to tilt towards Republicans. The RealClearPolitics compilation of polls shows:…
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Historically-Strong Crop of Candidates Energizes Republicans’ 2014 Hopes

This election season there will be a lot of factors working in the GOP’s favor. The president is muddling through historically low job ratings. The electoral map has Democrats playing defense in a lot of conservative-leaning states. Voters, and independents in particular, are unhappy with the impact of Democrats’ prevailing policies, especially as they relate…
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Truth Falls by the Wayside In Reid’s Quest to Maintain Power

Last week, we wrote about reports that President Obama was intentionally trolling America in order to keep favored issues in the news. The strategy, dubbed “stray voltage” employed intentionally misleading statistics or data so that news networks and fact-checkers would devote airtime to debating the truth of the claim. It was the political equivalent of…
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