Archive - 2014

November 13th

Tuesday Probably Meant Nothing for 2016

    The dramatic, across-the-board victory engineered by Republicans in Tuesday's elections would seem to bode well for the party's chance to capture the White House in 2016. The GOP took full control of Congress, flipped at least four governor's offices from blue to red, and prompted much talk of a resurgent Republican movement.

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What Democrats must do

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Americans Love Keystone Pipeline

    The Keystone XL oil pipeline is so popular! Ever since the Republicans won control of the Senate, it's become the Taylor Swift of political issues.

    "We can act on the Keystone pipeline," the House speaker, John Boehner, said as he launched into his description of the next Congress.

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Big Money Wins Again in a Romp

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How much does Obama support Israel?

    What does it mean to be anti-Israel? This is a question that arises in Washington. Republicans have argued for years that President Barack Obama is anti-Israel, and -- just a wild guess here -- we will hear this charge even more frequently as 2016 approaches.

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In need of a rebuilding plan

    All right, all right, I didn't see the wave coming. All those margin-of-error polls seemed to suggest that Democrats would likely hold their own -- probably not keep the Senate but make a respectable showing overall. Wrong.

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To fix Senate, how about working a 5-day week?

    As Republicans take control of the Senate, two of the chamber's former leaders have come up with a wild idea: Senators ought to work a full week like most other Americans.

    Former Majority Leaders Trent Lott, R-Miss., and Tom Daschle, D-S.D., said lawmakers should give up their habit of working only Tuesday through Thursday.

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Which Republican Party won the midterms?

    So what happens when a party that has defined itself as an insurgent outlier, scornful of compromise and dismissive of the legitimacy of its opposition, actually takes charge in Washington?

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A Changed China Awaits Obama

    President Barack Obama hasn't even begun his state visit to China and he has already been mocked.

    "U.S. public opinion has downgraded Obama," a state-run Chinese newspaper, Global Times, editorialized about Tuesday's election. "He has done an insipid job, offering nearly nothing to his supporters. U.S. society has grown tired of his banality."

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A Nation of Fear

    Maintenance workers at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa., airport shot and killed a bear and her three cubs.

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