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  • Mary Landrieu blames racism for Obama's unpopularity in Louisiana

    Fri Oct 31 11:33:03 2014 | Source: CNN

    Asked Thursday why President Barack Obama has a hard time in Louisiana -- where his approval rating hovers around 40% -- Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu said a big reason has to do with his race.
  • GOP: Landrieu thinks voters dislike Obama because he's black

    Fri Oct 31 10:29:11 2014 | Source: The Hill

    Gov. Jindal said the comments were “divisive,” while Rep. Cassidy called them insulting.
  • Win or Lose, Republicans Are a Wreck

    Fri Oct 31 08:52:31 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Francis Wilkinson, Bloomberg
    On the verge of victory in the midterm elections, the Republican Party looks no less shaky than it did on the verge of defeat in 2012. The base appears no less irate than at any other moment in the Obama era, and the party leadership's plans look no more coherent or calibrated to the times.
  • How Does Clinton Overcome Obama?

    Fri Oct 31 07:33:40 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    James Oliphant, National Journal
    If Hillary Clinton forges ahead and runs for president, she'll be facing an electorate more disillusioned and more cynical than the one she faced before—and one perhaps less likely to respond to her message.
  • A Lesson From My Great-Aunt

    Fri Oct 31 07:32:36 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal
    On a bookshelf in my home in a glass-and-brass frame I keep my great-aunt’s Ellis Island health card. It’s cardboard, about as big as your hand. She wore it on her coat during her nine-day journey from Ireland. Every day the ship’s surgeon (possibly brusquely, probably officiously) examined her for signs of acute or long-term illness. The card noted her details—immigrant, steerage, age about 20—and other facts. SS California out of Londonderry, 1909, Mary Jane Byrne, last residence Glenties. On the back it says, “Keep this Card to avoid detention at...
  • What We Owe Those Who Help Ebola Patients

    Fri Oct 31 07:31:43 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Sen. Chris Coons, WP
    The best way to protect Americans from Ebola is by stopping the virus at its source.That’s why President Obama has committed up to 4,000 U.S. military engineers, logistics specialists and public health trainers and $1 billion in funding to help eradicate the virus in West Africa. That’s why philanthropist Paul Allen pledged $100 million in support last week and why Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, visited the affected countries this week.
  • It Won't Be Obama's Fault If Dems Lose

    Fri Oct 31 07:11:55 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Brian Beutler, The New Republic
    Democrats have known that 2014 would be a challenging election cycle since November 2008, when, buoyed by an economic crisis that began under an unpopular Republican president, they managed to capture Senate seats in Republican strongholds like Alaska and North Carolina, and hang on to seats in conservative-trending states like Arkansas and Louisiana.
  • New taxes or not, Pennsylvania's next governor faces fiscal morass

    Fri Oct 31 11:06:17 2014 | Source: Reuters

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Democrat who could oust Pennsylvania's Republican governor in November wants to reshape the state's personal income tax system to make it more progressive.
  • U.S. Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election

    Fri Oct 31 05:14:19 2014 | Source: Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesday’s congressional elections they will resume a debate they began with some reluctance last month on the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

  • Big money crops up in small elections in the United States

    Fri Oct 31 05:08:18 2014 | Source: Reuters

    ARVADA Colorado (Reuters) - Political groups that took advantage of loosened campaign-finance rules spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. This year, they're cropping up in state and local races as well.

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