Democrats Lining Up Behind Proven Losers for 2016

By any measure the 2016 elections are extremely important. The economic recovery—to the extent there is one—is likely to still be balancing on a razor’s edge. The world is in disarray, with Russia pushing its boundaries, Iran becoming a regional power, nations like Iraq and Libya collapsing, Islamic terrorists on the march, and China gathering…
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A Slew of Weak Candidates Could Spell Trouble for Senate Democrats

A number of forces have come together to make the 2014 midterms fertile ground for Republicans to win a majority in the U.S. Senate: President Obama’s job approval remains in the dumps, the playing field puts Democrats on defense in a number of conservative-leaning districts, the national conversation has been focused around unpopular policies or…
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VA Scandal Exacerbated the Growing Rift Between President and Party

The Veterans Affairs scandal is deepening a rift between Congressional Democrats—especially those running in tough districts—and the Obama Administration. The dustup is just the latest in an increasingly fraught relationship between the president and his fellow party members. The problems began very early in President Obama’s first term when Congressional Democrats felt they were not…
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