Politics

November 06, 2013

McAuliffe's Victory Doesn't Mean a 2014 Landslide for Democrats
1:18 AM

Ken Cuccinelli was justifiably written off as dead: Thirty-eight consecutive surveys showed McAuliffe ahead, ultimately by about 7.2 point in the final HuffPost Model Estimate.

November 05, 2013

It Sure Sounds Like John Boehner Just Said He Opposes All Anti-Discrimination Laws
4:42 PM

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will likely pass the Senate after it won a procedural vote Monday. The bill would “ban sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination in most workplaces,” as BuzzFeed’s Chris Geidner puts it.

McAuliffe Strong In Early Voting
3:51 PM

The polls are still open in Virginia, but early voting turnout data suggests that Terry McAuliffe is doing substantially better than the Democratic ticket four years ago.The number of early votes in counties that voted for President Obama increased b

The NRA Lost a Big One in Virginia
Terry McAuliffe got an 'F' from the gun lobby—and never hid from it
3:42 PM

When a con-control pol goes down, it's interpreted as an NRA triumph. But when a guy with an NRA F rating wins, why doesn't it register? 

This Texas Law Could Be the Supreme Court's Next Big Abortion Case

On Friday, about one-third of the abortion clinics in Texas started calling women to cancel long-standing appointments and turning away panicked, crying patients who showed up at the door.

Here Are All the Chefs the ‘Double Down’ Authors Thanked
9:24 AM

Double Down: Game Change 2012, out today, was the fruit of “more than five hundred full-length interviews with more than four hundred individuals,” according to authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, writing in the Authors’ Note.

Chris Christie's Presidential Campaign Starts Tomorrow
1:43 AM

Nowadays, nothing looks good for the Republicans. Demographic and generational change is inexorably narrowing the GOP’s traditional path to victory, at a time when the party hasn’t shown any ability to broaden its appeal.

November 04, 2013

Two Key Facts That Are Overlooked in the Obamacare Debate
11:42 PM

Here are two facts that have gotten very little attention amid all the controversy about insurance plan cancellations and “rate shock.”Fact one: Thanks to Obamacare’ subsidies, several million people now have the opportunity to get private insurance

Business Donors Were for Tea Party Challengers Before They Were Against Them
3:30 PM

The closest and most relevant election Tuesday may turn out not to be any of those on the Eastern Seaboard that have been soaking up the media’s attention—for governor in Virginia and New Jersey, and for mayor in New York and Boston—but rather the sp

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