Search Results for "midterm" : 12

by / on October 31, 2010 at 8:48 pm / in Congress, Content, Domestic, Issue

Bubba’s Playbook

…linton’s shoes in just a few short weeks. It is very rare for presidents of either party to pick up seats during midterm elections. What distinguished 1994 from many other midterm election years was the extent of the political damage done to the incumbent President. In 1994, voters rebuked President Clinton for overreaching on a mandate that was, in fact, much wobblier than Obama’s. By trying to advance a liberal agenda on issues ranging from the…

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by / on December 9, 2010 at 5:09 am / in Content, Domestic, Election, Issue

Grassroots?

by In the Silicon Valley town of Los Gatos, California, many residents work in the headquarters of high-tech companies such as Google, Apple, and Facebook. The town boasts a median family income of $150,000 and is known for its upscale housing developments, which even now sell for $1 million a piece on average. The town is also a hotspot for marijuana-related violence. In 2005, police officers entered a violent gunfight on a marijuana…

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by / on October 31, 2010 at 8:14 pm / in Humor, Issue

‘Twas the Night Before Midterms

by It was misty that Monday night. Fog hung thick over the Potomac. There was nary a sound for miles. The noise of reporters, camera flashes and Greek choruses had quieted. Streetlights changed color for no one, except perhaps the odd lobbyist scurrying into his trashcan. After all the speculating and graphing and rebranding and redistricting and speaking and speaking and speaking, the city was asleep. All were resting. All, except for…

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 11:02 am / in Domestic, Winter 2013

Too Right to Be Wrong

by “We’re very excited,” Michelle Bachmann told The Washington Post on the eve of the government shutdown. “It’s exactly what we wanted, and we got it.” For sixteen days, a small group of hardline conservatives in the House of Representatives managed to force Speaker John Boehner’s hand and prevent a “clean” continuing resolution – which would have re-opened the government – from reaching the House f…

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by / on November 9, 2014 at 8:32 pm / in Campus, Events

Events: 11/10 – 11/16

by Monday, November 10th Panel discussion on the The Evolving Role of Advocacy and Interest Groups in K-12 Education 6:00pm – 8:00pm Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105. A casual reception will begin at 6:00PM, the panel will go from 6:30-8:00PM The goal for the event is to identify and assess the roles that interest and advocacy groups have played, are playing, or might play in aiding or hindering the improvement of public education,…

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by / on December 16, 2012 at 9:00 pm / in Briefings, Campus, Domestic, Immigration

Briefing: Immigration

by In the 2012 election, an overwhelming majority of first-generation Americans voted in favor of Democratic candidates over Republican ones, bringing the issue of immigration reform to the forefront of governance. With 71 percent of Latinos having voted for President Barack Obama, many Republican politicians, including Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, both from Florida, have voiced concerns that their party needs to change its stance on i…

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by / on February 23, 2014 at 3:29 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, Election

Blast from the Past: Citizens United; Columbians Divided

by In 2010, the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission held that corporations and unions could not be prohibited from broadcasting electioneering communications (ads that mention a candidate) within 60 days of a general election or 30 days of a primary, which had previously been the restriction of the McCain-Feingold Act since 2002. What does this mean for the way campaigns and policymaking are influenced in t…

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by / on October 31, 2010 at 8:58 pm / in Business, Congress, Content, Domestic, Issue

The Debt Offensive: Focusing on Entitlements

by In the first half of 2010, investor confidence in several European nations plummeted. For years these nations had experienced debt accumulation and increasing budget deficits. Understanding the urgency of the crisis, virtually all Western European countries—even financially secure ones—implemented austerity programs and made efforts to decrease structural deficits. Despite the transnational support for austerity, the policy has been…

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by / on April 3, 2004 at 7:51 am / in Domestic, Election

Unshackling The DNC

by For three years the Democrats have wandered the political wilderness because they have lacked a unifying voice to lead the party. The party, so dependent on the presence of a single leader to give focus to the myriad interest groups that make up its base, has floundered in the absence of such an individual. Only the last few heated months of the primary race re-energized the party and propelled the Dems back into serious contention….

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by / on May 12, 2010 at 11:28 pm / in Content, Domestic, Humor, Issue

The Challengers!

by “Don’t make me angry. You won’t like me when I’m angry,” spat Karl. He’d be damned if he let some senile old waiter bring out a tray of canapes without doilies. Without doilies! Might as well ration the butter and sleep with Stalin’s corpse. Headquarters were icy, just the way he liked it. Usually they met in the hollowed-out center of a melting glacier, but because of tonight’s event a hotel kitchen freezer would have to do. The Pr…

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