Top 30 House Races — Where Incumbent Party Could Change

The Senate may turn.  The House, probably not.  If anything, Republicans are expected to expand on their current 234-201 advantage (including vacancies). But with great fluctuation in many of the races, there is no shortage of seats that may change parties on Tuesday. Here are our Top 30 House seats most likely to fall to …

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Episode #49: The 2014 Midterm Election Special

We’re here. It’s time for the 2014 midterm elections. And so, we have a show for the ages. We start off with Republican Vin Weber and Democrat Anna Greenberg laying out what’s at stake on November 4th, and what it might mean for the final two years of the Obama presidency. And then we go …

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Most Eyes On Florida & Wisconsin Among 36 Governor Races

With most attention this year squarely on which party will control the Senate, it is understandable that the 36 states holding gubernatorial elections are taking a back seat.  But between the recent “fangate” flap in Florida and the presidential hopes of Wisconsin’s Scott Walker — not to mention that two of the last three presidents …

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Odds Still Say GOP Takes Senate, But Wild Cards Remain

If you’re a partisan — a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat or Republican — you’re probably a nervous wreck these days.  With just over two weeks to go and with all the twists and turns and surprises, the battle for the Senate is nothing short of nail-biting-to-the-bone, if not heart-stopping. If you’re a political junkie — like we …

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Episode #43: Destroying ISIS, Drawing Women

This week is all about… war. The White House and congressional leaders are working it out over how to best address Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria, which has led to unusual bipartisan alliances between the furthest wings of each party. Janet Hook, political reporter for the Wall Street Journal, talks about how public opinion …

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Colorado, A Purple State Trending Democratic, Site Of Key Senate Race

One thing Republicans have going for them in the battle for the Senate is that most of the closely contested races are in states won by Mitt Romney in 2012.  In varying degrees of vulnerability, states like South Dakota, West Virginia, Montana, Louisiana, Arkansas, North Carolina and Alaska are considered prime Republican pick-up opportunities.  President …

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In Honor Of Casey Kasem: The Top 40 House Races Of 2014

The death of legendary “top 40” radio personality Casey Kasem last week is the peg for this week’s Political Junkie column:  The top 40 House races of 2014. We still have a ways to go before we know the nominees for all the key contests.  And so this list will be updated several times before …

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Episode #4: Neal Conan Reunion, Chris Christie & Obamacare

The old “Talk of the Nation” team of Ken Rudin and Neal Conan gets together in Ken’s Political Junkie program this week to talk about the rise of Chris Christie (which doesn’t make the Tea Party happy) and the problems of the Affordable Care Act (which don’t make Democrats up in 2014 happy).  Also, Colorado …

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