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2014 Mid-term Election

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Tying up the Loose Ends of 2014

December 26, 2014
A rapid-fire update on 2014's other big stories.
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Groups funded by secret donors buffeted two dozen House races in 2014

December 1, 2014
Matea Gold | The Washington Post
Last June, Scott Renfroe, a Colorado state senator running in a crowded GOP congressional primary, was hit with a slashing attack ad that accused him of supporting “taxpayer-funded bailouts” for a failed local bank.
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Nancy Pelosi raises questions of sexism & Obamacare strategist makes ill-advised comments

November 14, 2014
Was Nancy Pelosi subject to questions because of her age and sex? And an Obamacare strategist's questions draw criticism.
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What Wave Elections Have Wrought

November 14, 2014
Amy Walter | Cook Political Report
While there’s still some debate about whether 2014 should be called a “wave” or a “tsunami” or some other sort of nautical disaster, it’s fair to say it looks very similar to the elections of 2006, 2008, and 2010, where one side wins a disproportionate share of the closest races, and party control over Congress and/or the White House switches hands.
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Moving on from midterm losses, what’s next for Democratic leadership?

November 13, 2014
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of Democratic National Committee, says that American voters support Democrats on the issues, even if their candidates didn’t fare well in the midterm elections. As Congress gathers to begin the lame duck session, Gwen Ifill speaks with the congresswoman about the party’s assessment of election and plans for the future.
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Two midterm elections have hollowed out the Democratic Party

November 10, 2014
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
When President Obama was elected in 2008, his victory signaled a generational change and the prospect of renewal for the Democratic Party. Instead, the opposite has occurred. Over the past six years, the party has been hollowed out.
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U.S. Sending More Troops to Iraq & A New Attorney General Nominee

November 7, 2014
1500 troops heading to Iraq, AG nominee Loretta Lynch, and Supreme Court takes on health care law

Election Analysis and New Congress, New Agenda

November 7, 2014
The GOP wave in the Midterm Elections.
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Impatience with Washington drove off-year electorate

November 7, 2014
House Speaker John Boehner said that his job is to listen to the priorities of the American people. The GOP leadership outlined their new agenda, including authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline and revising the Affordable Care Act. Gwen Ifill talks to David Winston of the Winston Group and Frederick Yang of Hart Research Associates about the numbers and motivations behind who voted in 2014.
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