elections-2013

The basic purpose of the government and its bureaucracy is to fulfill the needs of the people they govern. The champions of democracy who are carrying out sit-ins in Islamabad, are they really giving the people their right?
“Not fight and not name call, but to get real results,” Byrne said. “Fight hard against the Washington establishment holding
Okay, that will be a fun discussion I guess. Let's make some more secret plans to talk about other stuff! Brit Hume is working
With Friday's state rule change in place, the board added that final results are expected on Tuesday Nov. 12, with a midnight
It wasn't a midterm election year, so Election 2013 didn't change the mostly male make-up in Washington. But female mayors in a number of U.S. cities won election or reelection Tuesday. And women voters played a starring role in at least one state's hotly contested gubernatorial election.
6. Four, key. The 73 Takeaways from the 2013 elections can be further broken down like so: FEED ON THESE TAKEAWAYS, MY PRETTIES
So the lesson of Virginia is obvious: What the Democrats really need is another Ted Cruz-led crisis. Those focused TV attacks
Many of us were excited last night, and that's a normal sentiment when such tremendous progress took place. But in order to continue on that path of advancement for all, we cannot allow ourselves to become complacent.
A Christie hop-on may have really helped Cuccinelli, but hey, them's the breaks. Christie wanted as clear and as resounding
Focusing on how the handling of the shutdown affected, or did not affect, the vote this week ignores a more potent way in which it is impacting Republicans: making voters less likely to be Republicans in the first place.
One of the pundit-memes that's been bandied about is the notion that the McAuliffe-Cuccinelli race is a vital test of Hillary
It's a result foretold in the exit polls conducted by Edison Research after the Democratic primary. As Edison's surveys found
Polls have shown Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli, the state's attorney general, in the governor's
What does it really take to be mayor of New York City or president of the United States? Are we measuring the candidates based on those criteria or something else entirely? If the answer is the latter, we are destined to keep getting officials who are very good at campaigning, but perhaps not as skilled at governing.
We have reached a point where our leaders have stopped listening to the American people. However, what will it take for the government to start listening to the people again?
It's election day in America, which is one of the great pageants of democracy. Everywhere people are streaming into polling places to express their opinions. Or not.
Of all the unsettling aspects of recent political campaigns -- and there are many -- none is more "icky" than having a candidate's wife record a robocall about how wonderful her husband is.
Filner was the first Democrat to become San Diego mayor in 20 years, but the third to resign in the past 30. The three Democrats
And Rybak, who last won re-election with nearly 73 percent of the vote, declined to endorse a successor. ST. PAUL, Minn. -- ST