Electionate

Opponents of immigration reform are right about one thing: Hispanics aren’t enough for Republicans to win back the White House. But that doesn’t mean that the GOP can sacrifice Hispanics without big consequences for their chances. That’s already happened in New Mexico and Nevada, where the Hispanic vote has flipped two states from red to blue. The GOP’s route to the presidency has survived the loss of those two small states—they’re worth just 11 electoral votes.

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After Election Day, the conventional wisdom was that the GOP needed to make gains among Hispanics to win in 2016. Fox News' Brit Hume and Sean Hannity, for instance, quickly assessed the GOP needed to cave on immigration reform. Half a year later, Hume and Hannity have flipped. Hannity doubts that immigration will help Republicans, while Hume says the demographic arguments are “baloney,” since the Hispanic vote is “not nearly as important, still, as the white vote.” Hannity and Hume aren’t alone.

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Despite occasional fears of a close race, Democrat Ed Markey defeated Republican Gabrielle Gomez by 10 points in last night’s special election. The results aren't a surprise, since non-partisan polls showed Markey up by a similar margin. And no one should have been surprised by Markey’s clear lead, since he outspent his Republican opponent in one of the most reliably Democratic states in the country.

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Not Everyone Loves the NSA's Snooping

What the Pew/Post poll does and does not reveal

The National Security Agency’s secret surveillance programs have proven extremely controversial, but the jury is out on whether they're popular. A Pew Research/Washington Post survey released yesterday found that 56 percent of Americans supported one aspect of the NSA’s efforts: getting court orders to track telephone calls.

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Another Republican Senator in Massachusetts? Malarkey!

Don't expect Scott Brown redux. Ed Markey should top Gabriel Gomez.

Don't expect Scott Brown redux. Ed Markey should top Gabriel Gomez.

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The Fix Is In

Gallup blew the 2012 election. Can the polling firm bounce back?

Gallup blew the 2012 election. Can the polling firm bounce back?

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It's Complicated

Lautenberg's death creates a few wrinkles for Christie, Booker

Lautenberg's death creates a few wrinkles for Christie, Booker

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Baitless Switch

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is a Democrat now. That doesn't mean his re-election is assured.

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is a Democrat now. That doesn't mean his re-election is assured.

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It's the Economy, Stupid. And Guns, Too.

Toward an understanding of the rise of suicides in America

Toward an understanding of the rise of suicides in America.

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The Surge in Suicides Has Nothing to Do With Marriage or Religion

The data doesn't support Ross Douthat's argument

The data doesn't support Ross Douthat's argument.

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