Thursday, November 8, 2012

Top 10 Democrat and Republican Presidential Contenders for 2016

Too soon? Maybe. But if you’re sad about Romney losing on Tuesday, find solace in who might be gracing the ballot in four years. 

See the full list of Democrat and Republican contenders.

Who would you vote for? 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
It wasn’t supposed to be this way, of course. Americans were said to be angry about everything from high gas prices to high unemployment. They’d take it out on someone: the “socialist Kenyan”, the tea party, incumbents of any stripe. But a funny thing happened. Voters who said we were on the wrong track decided to stay on the train anyway.

After All That, Political Status Quo Remains

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Two presidential campaigns are underway: One to win on Election Day, the other to win after it.

Why We Might Not Have a Presidential Winner on Election Night

Three reasons why Obama, Romney, and America may be kept in suspense.

Election 2012 
Check out National Journal’s Election 2012 page for all your election night needs. Here’s a map showing when polls will be closing across the country. Click on the link to scroll over the map and see hours in EST. Alaska closes at midnight. I’ll be here until all votes are counted. Buckle in and get excited about Election Night 2012!
-BdM

Election 2012 

Check out National Journal’s Election 2012 page for all your election night needs. Here’s a map showing when polls will be closing across the country. Click on the link to scroll over the map and see hours in EST. Alaska closes at midnight. I’ll be here until all votes are counted. Buckle in and get excited about Election Night 2012!

-BdM

Friday, November 2, 2012
The Last Redskins Preelection Home Game Result Might Determine the Election
Sure, people are asking psychics whether Romney or Obama will be inaugurated in January, but we’re looking to America’s (second?) favorite sport for a prediction. 
A Redskins win meant the incumbent party would stay put. A Redskins loss meant the White House would change parties. With only one exception — 2004 — this trend has held in every election cycle.

The Last Redskins Preelection Home Game Result Might Determine the Election

Sure, people are asking psychics whether Romney or Obama will be inaugurated in January, but we’re looking to America’s (second?) favorite sport for a prediction. 

A Redskins win meant the incumbent party would stay put. A Redskins loss meant the White House would change parties. With only one exception — 2004 — this trend has held in every election cycle.

Thursday, November 1, 2012
The cover of the November 3 issue of National Journal.
Republicans need more of these… Democrats need more of these: No matter what happens on Election Day, neither party can assume it has a sustainable electoral majority. By Ronald Brownstein

The cover of the November 3 issue of National Journal.

Republicans need more of these… Democrats need more of these: No matter what happens on Election Day, neither party can assume it has a sustainable electoral majority. By Ronald Brownstein

Sick of the election? Campaign commercials bringing you to tears? You’re not alone. 

Friday, October 26, 2012
We send our kids home with food in their backpacks on the weekends because we know they don’t have much at home,” said Sharon Manson, a school-board member in the county’s biggest city, Waverly. “We still have people with dirt floors and no technology.

Obama and Romney Are Ignoring America’s Hardest-Hit Places

Despite the troubled economy, neither President Obama nor Mitt Romney has visited 99 of the 100 counties with the highest unemployment rates. Blame the modern campaign.



The cover of the October 27 issue of National Journal.
Off the Trail: Obama and Romney have ignored the nation’s most impoverished places, leaving their residents to wonder if they matter anymore.By Beth Reinhard.

The cover of the October 27 issue of National Journal.

Off the Trail: Obama and Romney have ignored the nation’s most impoverished places, leaving their residents to wonder if they matter anymore.By Beth Reinhard.