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Voters fed up but not giving up yet

Voters fed up but not giving up yet

If there’s one word that describes how Americans feel about politics these days, it’s “negative.” Majorities disapprove of Congress and the president and say the nation is heading in the…

Pragmatism and reality won big on election night

Pragmatism and reality won big on election night

Electability and pragmatism won. Ideology and purity lost. In Democratic-leaning New Jersey, voters gave Republican Chris Christie a second term and rewarded him for his bipartisan, get-it-done, inclusive pitch. In…

Tuesday’s elections: A preview of what’s to come?

Tuesday’s elections: A preview of what’s to come?

The 2016 overtones were clear in this year’s two most high-profile elections. Republican Gov. Chris Christie‘s resounding re-election victory in Democratic-leaning New Jersey sets the opening argument for a possible…

McAuliffe, Christie take governor races

McAuliffe, Christie take governor races

Democrat Terry McAuliffe narrowly won the job of Virginia governor Tuesday, leading what Democrats hoped would be their first sweep of statewide offices in decades. In New Jersey, Republican Gov.…

In elections from coast to coast, voters take over

In elections from coast to coast, voters take over

From rural Iowa to urban New York, voters across America will render judgment in a slate of political contests Tuesday, including in New Jersey and Virginia where gubernatorial race outcomes…

In Virginia, a state race with national implications

In Virginia, a state race with national implications

To appreciate their vastly different strategies in the race for Virginia governor, simply look at how the candidates spent Monday, the final full day of campaigning before polls open. Ken…

Virginia election will be a referendum on Obamacare

Virginia election will be a referendum on Obamacare

In Virginia, candidates on both sides of a long, bitter race for governor spent the weekend turning the final hours into a referendum on President Barack Obama’s health care “reform.”…

Is Virginia the beginning of the end of the tea party?

Is Virginia the beginning of the end of the tea party?

If, as expected, tea party-favorite Ken Cuccinelli goes down in a governor’s race in Virginia where he was once expected to easily win over flawed Democrat Terry McAuliffe, the party…

Cuccinelli, often caught lying, claims ‘truth is our friend’

Cuccinelli, often caught lying, claims ‘truth is our friend’

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, whose campaign for governor is struggling in the final days of the race against Democrat Terry McAuliffe, claims he still has a chance in the…

Ultra right-wing working hard for complete takeover of GOP

Ultra right-wing working hard for complete takeover of GOP

Virtually unknown outside Washington, a coalition of hardline conservative groups is fighting to seize control of the Republican agenda. Tea party allies like the Club for Growth, FreedomWorks and Heritage…