Articles Tagged '2014 Elections'

With new majorities, GOP prepares for veto showdowns with Obama

December 8, 2014
After taking control of the Senate and widening their majority in the House of Representatives in the recent midterm elections, Republicans are preparing for new battles with the Obama administration, this time over vetoes. Until now, controversial Republican-backed legislation rarely reached the president’s desk because Senate Democrats blocked it. Starting in January, however, Obama may have to decide more often… READ MORE

Republicans match post-WWII record after holding two La. House seats

December 7, 2014
Republicans matched their party’s post-World War II record for most House seats held Saturday night by retaining two Louisiana constituencies in runoff votes. The GOP holds 246 seats, compared to 188 for Democrats, with one race, in Arizona’s 2nd District, still outstanding. The 246 seats match the total the GOP had in 1947-49 when Harry S. Truman occupied the White… READ MORE

Sessions: House GOP Is On the Verge Of Breaking 2014 Campaign Promises

by Joel Gehrke, National Review
December 3, 2014
Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) suggested that House Republicans are on the verge of breaking their campaign promise to fight President Obama’s administrative amnesty, judging by the legislative text currently being circulated. Sessions said that the proposed language “fails to meet [the] test” established by Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, who promised earlier this year that the GOP would… READ MORE

Bobby Jindal’s PAC boosted candidates in early presidential states in 2014

Stand up to Washington PAC, the political action committee of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, has funneled many of its donations to 2014 congressional campaigns to… READ MORE

No election hubris: GOP governors acutely aware they need to deliver action

If happy days are here again for Republicans, you couldn’t exactly tell from the GOP governors gathering this week in Boca Raton, Florida, where many of the key voices are warning against postelection hubris and imploring action. “The voters’ message was, ‘We like these Republicans leading our states — but not so much at the federal level,’” Texas Gov. Rick… READ MORE

Shocking Harvard poll: Millennial voters want GOP in charge, abandon Obama

by Paul Bedard
October 30, 2014

Harvard University on Wednesday provided new proof that the Democrats are going to be broadsided in Tuesday’s national elections as millennial voters, in a shocking… READ MORE

DNC, RNC chiefs face off

by Kristina Wong - The Hill
October 27, 2014
Republican and Democratic campaign officials sparred Sunday over whether the upcoming midterm elections were really about President Obama’s policies or the economy. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus painted the elections, coming up in nine days, as a referendum on Obama’s policies. “Yes it is about the president and Democrats don’t want to admit the president’s policies are on the… READ MORE

Senate control in limbo until 2015?

by Alexandra Jaffe, The Hill
October 27, 2014

Election Day 2014 is just eight days away, but control of the Senate may not be known for two more months. Observers and pundits on… READ MORE

Dems: Pelosi isn’t going anywhere

by Mike Lillis - The Hill
October 22, 2014

House Democrats face long odds at the polls and are bracing for depleted numbers next year, but that doesn’t mean they’re giving up on House… READ MORE

Supreme Court allows Texas to enforce new voter ID law for November election

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. A majority of the… READ MORE

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