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Can Democrats turn stand on issues into election wins?

Can Democrats turn stand on issues into election wins?

Congressional Democrats held a retreat this week seeking inspiration. But they left as befuddled as ever by an America that arguably likes their issues but not always the party. This…

Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Thursday that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, making it the first state in the South to have its voter-approved prohibition overturned. U.S. District Judge…

Donors start to have doubts about Chris Christie

Donors start to have doubts about Chris Christie

Where just months ago Republicans brimmed with pride over Chris Christie‘s landslide re-election, doubts about his prospects as a potential presidential candidate have begun creeping into the minds of some…

In Ted Cruz’s family, nasty politics is a way of life

In Ted Cruz’s family, nasty politics is a way of life

Bursts of applause had already interrupted Rafael Cruz repeatedly, but the loudest cheer of the night came when the Cuban-born pastor finally made the Barack Obama-Fidel Castro comparison the crowd…

Democrats try positive spin on Obamacare, work hours

Democrats try positive spin on Obamacare, work hours

Democrats sought to turn the latest controversy over Obamacare and the economy into a positive political message on Sunday by casting an expected decline in American work hours as a…

The data wars: Democrats still lead Republicans

The data wars: Democrats still lead Republicans

When Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, many political strategists saw it as a triumph of the Obama team’s technological prowess, allowing it to identify…

Campaign committees raised, spent, almost $500 million

Campaign committees raised, spent, almost $500 million

The major campaign committees collected almost a half-billion dollars in 2013 — a year when just two states chose governors, two had special Senate elections and six House districts had…

Menendez hoarding cash to fight ethical lapse probes

Menendez hoarding cash to fight ethical lapse probes

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez‘s political campaign paid a law firm $250,000 in December for legal costs related to Justice Department and Senate Ethics Committee investigations into his ties to…

Once again, the key in elections is ‘follow the money’

Once again, the key in elections is ‘follow the money’

As usual in politics, the focus is money and the ability to raise as much of it as one can. With today’s deadline for filing end of the year financial…

Former GOP Senator Warner endorses Democrat over Republican

Former GOP Senator Warner endorses Democrat over Republican

Former Republican Sen. John W. Warner on Monday endorsed his Democratic successor over a past national GOP chairman in the race for the U.S. Senate seat he held for 30…