GOP Senate Takeover Chances 60 Percent

For the last month, we’ve been adding one or two polls a day to The Upshot’s Senate forecasting model. Today, we update all 36 races, based on estimates from a YouGov online panel that covers every congressional and governor’s race across the country. The panel, asked for its preferences in collaboration with CBS and The New York Times, is unusual in its scope: It comprises more than 66,000 people living […]


Religion Remains a Strong Marker of Political Identity in U.S.

PRINCETON, NJ — Even as overall party identification trends in the U.S. have shifted over the past six and half years, the relationship between religion and party identification has remained consistent. Very religious Americans are more likely to identify with or lean toward the Republican Party and less frequently identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party, compared with those who are moderately or nonreligious. Gallup classifies Americans as “very […]


Republicans Sue IRS on Tax Day

WASHINGTON – Today the Republican National Committee (RNC) filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for withholding records sought by the RNC’s 2013 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. In the initial request on May 21, 2013, the RNC sought to review documents and correspondence related to criteria used for reviewing and approving 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations. This request followed revelations that the IRS had been targeting conservative organizations, and […]

GOP to DCCC Chair Steve Israel: Show me the Racists

On Sunday’s “State of the Union,” CNN’s Candy Crowley asked DCCC Chairman Rep. Steve Israel if he thought his Republican colleagues are racist. Israel responded, “Not all of them, no. Of course not. But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism.” Via –  Breitbart According to Breitbart, NRCC’s Digital Press Secretary Andrew Clark wants Steve Israel to Show him the Racist Republicans the left […]


GOP Party of the Rich? Check out this Top 10 List!

 Who Really Represents the Rich in Congress? We have heard it for decades, Republicans are for the rich and big business and Democrats are for the poor and labor unions.  But within Census Bureau data the truth of who really represents the rich in congress is revealed. Limousine Liberals, as they are called, represent 8 of 10 richest congressional districts in congress.  How could this be?  What is the reason […]

Harry Reid: Republicans may have Helped Russia Annex Crimea

PJ Tatler at PJ Media is always a good read.  Today, they knock it right out of the park as Harry Reid refocuses  for a moment from the Koch Brothers ruining his America and directs his sputter toward Republicans, claiming they may have helped the Russians annex Crimea.  Because Republicans have always been the friends of Russia… right? The man who accused Mitt Romney of not paying his taxes — […]