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November 2014

First estimates: Voter turnout was way down

One last result from last Tuesday’s election just came in – voter turnout. It was way down. According to the initial estimates from the United

Obamacare challenge: Typo or Supreme Court case?

You’ve heard by now that the Affordable Care Act is facing yet another mortal threat from a legal challenge before the Supreme Court. Two parts

File photo: The seal of the Federal Communications Commission hangs inside the hearing room at the FCC headquarters. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Guidelines would treat the Internet as a utility

Do four new governorships count as a GOP wave?

Before election day, Republicans held 29 of the nation's 50 governorships. They gained four more on Tuesday night, and news outlets were quick to herald the

GOP’s internal fight leads list of must-reads

I was going to avoid politics in this week’s suggestions of good reads, but I can’t quite resist. I’ll be brief, though, I promise. Norman

A voter gestures as Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., votes in the midterm elections at Bellarmine University on November 4, 2014, in Louisville, Kentucky. Another voter gestures behind him. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
Who should decide same-sex marriage?

A federal appeals court Thursday upheld bans on same-sex marriage in four states, breaking paths with several other appeals that have reversed such bans.  Supreme

Grimm leads list of election winners with legal issues

The race for New York’s 11th Congressional District should have been a no brainer for Democrats. In April, the incumbent, Rep. Michael Grimm was indicted

Exit polls indicate American optimism is fading

The most depressing number to come out of the midterm elections is 48 percent. That is the percentage of voters in the exit polling that

Minimum wage: Ceasing to be political issue?

It sure feels like a contradiction. The four states that approved minimum wage increases in the midterm elections also sent Republicans to Washington who are

Campaign 2016 is already a day old

I was delighted to see an email this morning from the Republican National Committee with the subject line, “Hillary’s Policies Were On the Ballot.” “Good

The six states that won the Senate for the GOP

Last night's election returns didn't yield too many surprises, so don't be ashamed if the dulcet tones of Wolf Blitzer lulled you to sleep before

Alaska, Oregon, D.C. vote to legalize pot

Marijuana supporters made a clean sweep Tuesday as voters in Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., approved measures to legalize the drug. The two states and

Results are in: Government now more divided

The votes have been cast and counted and a great breath of stale air has swept into Washington. In a year with an unusual number

Personhood ballot initiatives fail across the U.S.

Personhood amendments, which attempt to change state constitutions to recognize life as starting at conception, failed across the board Tuesday, as tallies for the right to