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Archive for May 12th, 2014

Don’t Write Off Dems’ Chances of Keeping Senate

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on May 12th, 2014 11:08 pm by HL

Don’t Write Off Dems’ Chances of Keeping Senate
Chris Cillizza, Wash Post
Senate races are not House races.This seems obvious. But amid increasing chatter about just how bad the national environment will be for Democrats in midterm elections this fall, it’s an important point to remember.

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How Top Politicians “Rebrand” Themselves
Michael Kinsley, Vanity Fair
A few weeks ago, The Washington Post carried a front-page article that filled me with weariness and despair. It ran under the headline eric cantor attempts to remake the house gop brand, and his own. Eric Cantor is the House majority leader. The story reported, “In recent days, Cantor (Va.) has begun laying out a far more centrist agenda. . . . Putting aside his past emphasis on broad cuts to federal programs, he has become an advocate for research on pediatric cancer [and] has begun talking about urban poverty . . . and has sought alliances with African American lawmakers, traveling to…