Post Archive

November 2014

National blog: GOP takes control of Senate

The Scripps Washington bureau will be reporting and curating content throughout Election day from the time the votes are cast until they are counted.  

Senate battle: Watch Kentucky and Georgia

Poll watching hints: In the battle for control of Senate, the first real indicators should come at 7 pm ET and 7:30 pm ET. Polls

Marijuana advocates optimistic about initiatives

Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia could join the ranks of Colorado and Washington on Tuesday as places in the U.S. where marijuana is

How red are the 2014 Senate states? Really red

As we all know, one of the mega-factors this year is that the states that have Senate elections this year are atypically Republican.  Every two

North Dakota likely to pass personhood measure

Personhood and abortion rights ballot measures will take center stage on Tuesday as voters in three states – North Dakota, Colorado and Tennessee – seek

Dems: GOP’s 2014 message won’t work in 2016

The first official post-mortem of 2014 came out Monday, the day before the elections. It is a work of epic spin put out by a

Big money-raisers tend to be big winners

Money can’t buy love, English dramatist Christopher Marlowe famously quipped, but “it improves your bargaining position.” The same seems to apply to politics, especially in

Could Georgia shift from red to purple?

Michelle Nunn and David Perdue seem as though they could be headed for a runoff in their contest to take Georgia's open Senate seat. The

SPARKS, NV - NOVEMBER 6: An electronic voting card and "I Voted" stickers are seen at a polling place November 6, 2012 in Sparks, Nevada. (Photo by Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Can we trust the Internet with our most basic civic duty?

‘How Obama Lost America’ leads must-read list

It’s Election Eve so we’ll stay smack-dab inside the Beltway, unapologetically. Ross Douthat, the conservative writer at The New York Times, has a column that

Ebola: Another example of the power of philanthropy

Is philanthropy the answer to public health needs? Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen seems to think so. The billionaire technologist announced recently that he will pledge