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Tea Party Class More Confrontational Than Ever

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Tea Party Class More Confrontational Than Ever By David Hawkings Posted at 5:16 p.m. on Feb.  3 The atmospherics offered plenty of clues, but the numbers don’t lie: The House was an even more polarized and partisan place last year than it was when the tea party class of Republicans took over the place two […]

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 2/4/14

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest Leading Off:   Fundraising: In case you haven’t seen it yet, Daily Kos Elections’ massive fourth quarter House fundraising chart is now available. We have listings for over 300 candidates in more than 120 different races, ranging from longshots to top-tier battles, with plenty of hotly contested primaries thrown in […]

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 2/3/14

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest Leading Off:   Party Committees: Both of the major Democratic congressional committees widely outraised their Republican counterparts in 2013, according to newly released year-end numbers. On the Senate side, the DSCC hauled in $52.6 million to finish the year with $12 million in the bank (and $3.75 million in debt), […]

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 1/31/14

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest Leading Off:   CA-33: Another veteran California Democrat is saying goodbye after a 40-year career in Congress. Los Angeles-area Rep. Henry Waxman, who put together a storied legislative track record during his long tenure, announced on Thursday that he won’t seek re-election this fall. Along with the Bay Area’s George […]

Teamsters take action to oppose Fast Track legislation

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Teamsters take action to oppose Fast Track legislation CLEVELAND, January 30 — On January 31, Teamsters across the country are taking action to oppose Fast Track by calling and emailing their Representatives and Senators. We need to make sure Congress doesn’t pass Fast Track, which would make it easier for job-killing trade agreements like the […]

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 1/30/14

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest Leading Off:   GA-Sen: PPP’s new Georgia poll for Americans United for Change once again finds Democrat Michelle Nunn with small leads over her top GOP rivals, similar to where things stood last August. Here’s how Nunn stacks up, with trendlines in parentheses:  45-41 vs. Rep. Phil Gingrey (41-41)   […]

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 1/29/14

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest Leading Off:   President-by-LD: We’re in an Empire State of Mind today. Since Grand Moff Tarkin isn’t available, we’ll be doing the next best thing and taking a look at the New York state legislature. We’ve calculated the 2012 presidential and U.S. Senate results for both the state Senate and […]

CEPR Economist: Union Member Numbers Up, But Swimming Against Strong Current

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

CEPR Economist: Union Member Numbers Up, But Swimming Against Strong Current Posted: January 28, 2014 by laborradio  By Doug Cunningham Official numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor show that unions had a net gain of 162,000 members in 2013, thanks largely to gains in construction and manufacturing sectors. Center for Economic and Policy Research […]

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 1/28/14

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest Leading Off:   FL-19: Well, there he goes. Republican Rep. Trey Radel resigned from Congress on Monday, following his guilty plea to charges of cocaine possession late last year. Radel, a freshman, initially struck a defiant stance about his political future, despite calls from GOP leadership that he step down […]

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 1/27/14

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest Leading Off:   CA-17: This is pretty hilarious. On Thursday, Ro Khanna sent fellow Democrat Mike Honda one of those fashionable proposals to limit outside spending in their race. But it’s a self-serving move from Khanna, who has raised millions from wealthy tech types and is challenging Honda, a progressive […]

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