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Cynics, Step Aside: There is Genuine Excitement Over a Hillary Clinton Candidacy

Gleen Greenwald writes for The Intercept:

‘It’s easy to strike a pose of cynicism when contemplating Hillary Clinton’s inevitable (and terribly imminent) presidential campaign. As a drearily soulless, principle-free, power-hungry veteran of DC’s game of thrones, she’s about as banal of an American politician as it gets. 371 more words

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Interest Groups and the Senate Mid-Term Money

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/11/12/all-of-the-outside-money-spent-in-the-11-closest-senate-races-in-1-chart/

Much has been made of the fact that the 2014 mid-terms were the most expensive mid-terms ever, at a cost of $4bn. More has been made of it in the wake of the 2010 Citizens United verdict by the Supreme Court, the impact of which is undeniable in this election. 50 more words

US Congress

US Democracy and the 'Lame Duck' Sessions

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/wp/2014/11/12/81-years-ago-the-country-agreed-to-end-lame-duck-sessions/

Most students are accustomed to the words ‘lame duck’ without really understanding their meaning. These words should truly be associated with this November-January period after an election, when lawmakers (of Congress or the President, depending on the election) return to office even though they may have been defeated in an election. 85 more words

US Congress

The mid-term cavaet - it's not all that bad...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/11/12/how-urban-voters-failed-democrats-in-2014/

At De Montfort yesterday, you will have heard much discussion over the turnout statistics for the 2014 mid-terms. While the outcome of these mid-terms is clearly unpleasant for the Democrats, there are mitigating factors which must be explored. 147 more words

US Elections

Appnotech reviews the role of mobile apps in midterm elections

The election campaign of United States assumed the forefront of every campaign this month. Internet in general and social networking in particular struck squarely in the recent U.S elections. 459 more words

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