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What’s in, what’s out in American politics, 2013 edition

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WHAT’S IN, WHAT’S OUT IN AMERICAN POLITICS, 2013 OUT IN The fiscal cliff The debt ceiling Bush tax cut debates Tax reform debates Congressional dysfunction Republican civil war Mitt Romney Paul Ryan Hapless one-term President Barack Obama Political powerhouse Barack Obama Sarah Palin Chris Christie Florida Republican Allen West Florida Democrat Alan Grayson The Gonzalez [...] [Read More]

The 12 weirdest political moments of 2012

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Sometimes, it’s hard to separate the political news from your favorite “news of the weird” feed. There was so much weird stuff going on along the campaign trail that it’s hard to select the dozen best. But here’s our best effort: 1. Clint Eastwood and his chair. It was the most bizarre moment at a [...] [Read More]

Analysis: Polls show that 14 Senate seats are still up for grabs

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If current polling holds up on Nov. 6, the Republicans would net one Senate seat, leaving Democrats with a slim majority (thanks to Independents who caucus with the Democrats).

Best-case scenario for Republicans: A gain of nine.

Best-case scenario for Democrats: A gain of two.

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The ten closest Senate races in the U.S.

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It’s a nail-biter. And we’re not just talking about the presidential race. Thirteen of the 33 Senate contests remain up for grabs with just a week left before the election. Here are the ten closest ones. [Read More]