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|Taking Back The House 2014: Mike Fitzpatrick
(cross-posted from my blog Pollitics Today ) We have made continuous updates to our Taking Back The House series and I have created a master database of all the races we have highlighted and links ...
|Non-Political: It Has Been Four Years Since, But I Still Miss That Dog
This is cross posted from my non-political site , but I wanted to share this story here as well. I've been taking a mini break from talking about vulnerable Republican House members to focus on ...
|Tips On Taking Back The House
Cross Posted From My Blog PolliticsToday I knew I was onto something when I started my Taking Back The House series in the beginning of the calendar year. While I have been able to carve out a ...
|Taking Back The House 2014: Tom Reed
As always these are cross posted from my blog Pollitics Today We have made continuous updates to our Taking Back The House series and I have created a master database of all the races we have ...
|NJ-SEN: The Final Countdown
This article has been cross posted from my personal blog PolliticsToday , I figured there would be some interest in the race so I thought it would be worth posting. Well this is it. This is set to ...
|Want To Take Back The House In 2014? Meet Pam Byrnes
These are crossposted from my personal blog, which is linked in this post. I have made continuous updates to our Taking Back The House series and I have created a master database of all the races ...
|Taking Back The House 2014: Dan Benishek
These are crossposted from my personal blog, which is linked in this post. We have made continuous updates to our Taking Back The House series and I have created a master database of all the races ...
|Taking Back The House 2014: Joe Heck
(This is cross-posted from own personal blog) For an explanation of this feature, please click here . I have made continuous updates to our Taking Back The House series and I have created a master ...
|Taking Back The House 2014: Jeff Denham
( This is cross-posted from own personal blog ) For an explanation of this feature, please click here . I have made continuous updates to our Taking Back The House series and I have created a ...
|NJ-SEN: A Preview Of The New Jersey Senate Democratic Primary
I know that this race is kind of controversial given Cory Booker's polarization, granted part of that was because of one of my diaries, but let's try to keep this civil. This is mostly focused on ...
|The Battle For The New Jersey Democratic Party
( I cross-posted this from my own blog but I wanted to share it still) Maybe its due to the fact that I am a New Jersey resident but there are times that I have to scratch my head and admire the ...
|Taking Back The House 2014: Chris Gibson
Yup, it is time for another edition of Taking Back The House. I have made some casual tweaks to the system and instead of just listing all the editions here, I have one big recap of all the seats ...
|I Can't Vote For Cory Booker In A Primary
I should preface this post with a few things. First off, I do think Newark Mayor Cory Booker is a swell guy. I think he’s incredibly charismatic, very intelligent and I also think he’s got a ...
|Taking Back The House 2014: Kerry Bentivolio & A Special Note At The End
For an explanation of this feature, click here . Yup, it is time for another edition of Taking Back The House. I have made some casual tweaks to the system and instead of just listing all the ...
|Taking Back The House 2014: Steve Southerland
*I cross-post these from my personal blog, so I am going to link the explanation to my blog if that's okay so people can get a better understanding of my goals, hopes, etc. with this project. I ...
|Pat Toomey, Joe Manchin Presser Tomorrow On Guns
It seems that a "bipartisan" presser between West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin and Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey is set to occur tomorrow to announce a background check piece of legislation.
|Taking Back The House 2014: David Valadao
* I cross-post these from my personal blog, so I am going to link the explanation to my blog if that's okay so people can get a better understanding of my goals, hopes, etc. with this project. Also,
|Today I Realized How Far My Generation Has Come
Okay, I'm a 21-year old college student that goes to a University that's located in the middle of Pennsylvania. Not the "MIDDLE" but when me and my fellow cross country teammates run away from the ...
|Georgia Senate Race: The Worst of The Conservative Worst
When looking at any potential pickups the Democratic Party could have in 2014, only two states come to mind; Kentucky and Georgia. Kentucky, because of the failed leadership of and extensive ...
|Taking Back The House 2014: Michael Grimm
I’m a little bit less than halfway through my Spring Break and felt like taking a small break in-between making brackets for March Madness and following the primary results of the South Carolina ...
|NASCAR Has A Class Problem
You may not think of DailyKos being a place to discuss issues related to NASCAR but think again. My interest in the sport (yes, I consider it one) dates back to about the mid-90s when Jeff Gordon ...
|Attention: Mitt Romney Didn't Lose Because of 47 Percent
While watching the Ed Show tonight, I heard Ed Schultz announce that he was going to have the first TV interview of the man who videotaped Mitt Romney's infamous "47%" remark. As the hype over ...
|Taking Back The House 2014: Gary Miller
I hope everyone is celebrating losing an hour of sleep today because I certainly am with another segment of "Taking Back The House 2014". Thus far, we have taken a look at incumbents such as ...
|CPAC Continues To Showcase "The Stupid Party"
Regardless of my personal opinion of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, I couldn’t hold back a smile when he stated that the Republican Party has to stop being the “stupid party” when it comes ...
|Taking Back The House 2014: Rodney Davis
After a brief break in the action, the Taking Back The House 2014 series is back and this time we are focusing on Illinois! Without much further adu, let’s take a look at the 13th congressional ...
|Taking Back The House 2014: Mike Coffman
Hello all! I've had a busy past few weeks with moving back to college and having nothing but daily track practices, so this feature took a minor pause. Since we are only in January of 2013, we ...
|Hologram Ronald Reagan To Sec. Of Defense?
Sources close to the White House are indicating that if former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel does not get confirmed as Secretary of Defense, the Obama administration has another potential nominee up ...
|Taking Back The House 2014: Michele Bachmann
Welcome to the debut of my newest feature entitled "Taking Back The House: 2014". I'm aware of the current truth that mid-terms are not a good time for the incumbent President's party. We all ...
|The Link Between Tim Tebow And The Tea Party Caucus
I should preface this post with the following. I would consider myself a fringe Tim Tebow supporter in a few senses. I found him to be an exciting player in college and the fact that I got to see ...
|Why I'm Pro Choice
The title of this blog post speaks for itself. I am a 21-year old male who will never carry a child, so it’s easy for me to say if I’m pro-life or pro-choice. In fact, for the majority of the ...
|Ezra Klein To Replace Ed Schultz?
Saw this on Twitter, thought it'd be relevant to share here. Buried at the bottom of a piece on MSNBC's Election Night performance, the New York Times is suggesting that Washington Post blogger ...
|Paul Ryan Begs For TARP To Be Passed
|Chick-Fil-A Day & Modern Day Contrarianism
The fast food restaurant, Chick-Fil-A has found itself in hot water recently over the actions of the comments made by Chief Operating Officer Dan Cathy regarding his stance on marriage equality.
|Who Do You Think "You People" Are?
Another day, another awkward storyline for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. Seriously, this guy just can’t catch a break from his surrogates and while the mini firestorm over John Sununu’
|God, Guns & George Zimmerman: What Was The Plan?
The trial of George Zimmerman has been one of the most polarizing cases in recent memory and not for exactly the reasons you would immediately think. The case has almost turned into a political ...
|Is Mitt Romney The Best Candidate For Progressives.....Ever?
There is a title that you probably were not expecting to see on the DailyKos. But, yes, I dare write those words and am actually excited to show off why I know they represent nothing but the truth.
|R&B Singer Frank Ocean Comes Out
This is a pretty big story I think. I will post a link to Ocean's statement below the jump but for those who don't know Ocean, here's some background information. Ocean is part of the rap ...
|The Dramatic Return Of Mitt the Inevitable
Times are not amazing in America. Regardless of political party, I’d say over 98% of the population would agree with that statement Where we come to disagree is on how or when we get out of this ...
|Newer Conservatism: How The GOP Turned Capitalism Into A Religion
As we remain in the political era of SuperPACs and astronomical fundraising, the GOP continues to prosper. With the backing of billionaire-after-billionaire, today’s Republican Party has yet ...
|A Thanks To Wisconsin Voters
The news of Scott Walker winning will be repeated ad nauseam. Everyone that follows politics will know the results by heart & the sickening amount of money that was injected into this race by right-...
|"Corporations Are Super People Too, My Friend"
When history looks back at this era in politics, it will be known as the “Era of Big Money”. Ever since the Citizens United court case that essentially defined corporations as people, campaign ...
|Is Student Health Insurance The Next Big Fight?
Contraception? Check. Gay Marriage? Check. Voter Suppression? Check. Student Health Insurance? On the way?
|Corporatism: A Love Story
Apologies to Michael Moore as I blatantly ripped off a title to one of his documentaries. With all of the Bain Capital stories sweeping through the political news day, it got us me to think on what ...
|Meet The GOP's Worst Nightmare
When you discriminate against so many different groups of people, eventually the backlash will be too much to overcome. But it feels like we are still waiting for the other shoe to drop against the ...
|The Tale of Two Commencements
One of the more interesting subplots of this year’s election cycle is how it seems that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have been counterpunching each other everyday. One comes with a jab, the other ...
|A Goodbye To Campaign Gingrich: Good Riddance
Today marks a special place in this week's political history and that is the suspension of Newt Gingrich's campaign (though not by Roger Goodell). Gingrich brought us disgust and merriment as his ...
|Communism & The Republican Dream
When Allen West called the progressive Democrats currently serving in Congress "Communists", he delivered an amazing hunk of red meat to the conservative base. Communism, just like socialism & ...
|Combating Conservatives Online: ALEC & Rush
As a proud social networker who has far too much fun on Twitter & Tumblr, it has come to my attention that conservatives have finally found out about the internet. Yes, the group that stayed on AM ...
|Why Does The GOP Get A Pass?
The faux uproar amongst the right concerning Hilary Rosen's comments regarding Ann Romney is quite comical. I mean, the party that is launching a verbal and politically silencing attack on women, ...
|The Policy Of Compassion
In politics, we often lose track of who is truly losing. We often get wrapped up in vile attacks (Reince Preibus comparing the “War on Women” to “War on Caterpillars”), proposed bills (“...
|My Idea To Honor Paul Wellstone
As it has been since President Obama took office, health care is in the news. This time we are listening to the Supreme Court decide the constitutional merit of the Affordable Care Act. The ...
|The Republican Utopia
The sun rises at promptly 7:00am on a beautiful black-and-white morning. Gregory Oren Pinkerton of Swan Lake, a beautiful upper-class gated community near a beautiful lake wakes calmly to start his ...
|Guns & Money: A GOP Love Affair
The case of Trayvon Martin has rallied the nation and at least made us look at the state of some important issues. We have seen the racial elements surrounding the case. We have seen the issue ...
|We Might Not Win, But We May Succeed
How quickly the news cycle changes. Not too long ago we were debating if Santorumania would sweep America, if gas prices would stay down and if someone would just pay attention to the horrific ...
|Vilifying Bill Maher or Born-Again Conservatism
Just like Van Jones & Elizabeth Warren before, the GOP has found their new boogeyman to deflect attention off real issues. It's what the GOP has done best for a while now. Remember they blame ...
|Rooting For Rick Santorum
Alright writing that title took a lot out of me. My dignity, my integrity, my progressivism has definitely taken a hit after saying such an abominable statement. I am rooting for Rick Santorum. ...
|Mitt Romney's "2012" Problem
With all the attention being on Alabama & Mississippi, the ongoing question of "Is Mitt Romney ready to wrap this race up?" clouds the process. In most election cycles, Romney would've had this ...
|A Super Tuesday Primer
On Tuesday, disgruntled GOP voters in ten states get their chance to vote for a candidate that they probably do not favor. The states range from legitimate battleground states (Ohio) to potentially ...
|A Tribute To Sam Hose
The history of the United States of America is a short one but one that could be painted with disgust and prejudice. In order to protect either ourselves or our nation's youth, we are taught about ...
|Why Newt Gingrich's Comments Hit Home
A popular conservative talking point that is sure garnering attention is the belief of the poor being essentially, lazy. The unemployed being a product of the greatest "food stamp" President of all ...
|Jon Huntsman Dropping Out? Endorsing Romney?!
News apparently just breaking right now that Jon Huntsman Jr. is dropping out of the GOP race to endorse "frontrunner" Mitt ...
|Sparknotes Of Insanity: New Hampshire Debate w/Poll!
Here's a sentence we haven't heard in quite some time, "there is another Republican debate tonight". All the remaining GOP candidates, aka not Michele Bachmann, were on stage to indirectly answer ...
|A Primer On Rick Santorum
Ever since Rick Santorum's meteoric rise in the battle to be the anti-Romney, we have learned an awful lot about this guy. Don't let the nice smile and Jim Tressel sweater-vest fool you, Santorum ...
|Gallup Daily Poll: Is Gingrich Sacrificing Himself?
After Iowa, all eyes turned to New Hampshire a state where there is very little intrigue other than how much will Mitt Romney win by. However there is one nugget that the political world has ...
|Sparknotes Of Insanity: Iowa Caucus W/Poll!
We have waited for this moment forever. We went through Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum as co-front runners. We've eagerly watched the ...
|DailyKos Fantasy Elections
Alright, you guys might have something here similar to this but I thought I'd throw one of my hobbies (fantasy sports) into the fray. Here is how points will be accumulated (if this is big, could ...
|Media Creation Pawlenty Down
Mr. Minnesota Nice Guy Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the race for the White House today. Throughout the campaign, Pawlenty has inspired and captured the hearts of America with his lack of spinal cord ...
|Sparknotes Of Insanity: GOP Iowa Debate w/Poll!
Before I launch into what will probably be a poorly grammatical (I've been watching Fox News far too long tonight), rambling piece I do want to mention something. I would like to send my ...
|The Phonies & The Crazies: A GOP Dilemma
The Republican Party, bless 'em, has captured the hearts of America with its rallies ,
|The Death Of A Pet (Taffy The Cat)
Hello. I'm one of those lurking readers that very rarely post. I recently had a shocking loss of a pet and didn't really know where to go to share my story of Taffy. I felt this would be the best ...
|Ignorance Gap Vs. Enthusiasm Gap
Hello!, I guess I'll start off by introducing myself properly as I am new here. I am 19 years old, born and raised to a nice, liberal household in South Jersey and I now go to a middle-of-nowhere ...
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