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Dan Malloy and the politics of unpopularity

Connecticut Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy is learning quickly how to navigate the politics of unpopularity amid a less-than-enthusiastic reception from the state's voters for his budget proposal.

By Chris Cillizza  | March 9, 2011; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Democratic Party  
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Why the government won't shut down

A look at why a federal government shutdown almost certainly won't happen.

By Chris Cillizza  | February 28, 2011; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Democratic Party, Republican Party  
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Why is Harry Reid going after prostitution? (Poll)

Two days after Harry Reid decided to go after Nevada's legalized prostitution, there's no clear sign of why, exactly, the Senate Majority Leader took on this fight. "It's really perplexing because I've known Sen. Reid, done business with Sen. Reid for years," said Lance Gillman, a Reno-area developer and brothel owner: "His choice here is really unusual."

By Rachel Weiner  | February 24, 2011; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Democratic Party, Senate  | Tags:  Harry Reid  
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The Fix prediction contest: We have a winner!

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel ran away with the Chicago mayor's race last night, easily winning a majority of the vote against a six-candidate field. We asked Fixistas for their predictions on the order of finish --...

By Chris Cillizza  | February 23, 2011; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Democratic Party  
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Why Wisconsin matters so much to labor

The ongoing standoff between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and organized labor has obvious practical implications, the most obvious of which is whether the right of public-sector unions to collectively bargain will be maintained or eroded. But, the symbolic import of the Wisconsin showdown is no less important as it comes at a time when the labor movement is struggling to maintain its once-dominant role in electoral politics.

By Chris Cillizza  | February 23, 2011; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rahm Emanuel wins Chicago mayoral race

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, winning a simple majority of the vote in a six-candidate field, according to the Associated Press.

By Aaron Blake and Chris Cillizza  | February 22, 2011; 9:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Fix prediction contest: The Chicago mayoral election!, Chris Cillizza , February 22, 2011
Party-switchers beware: it ain't easy, Aaron Blake , December 16, 2010
The amazingly unpredictable independent voter , Chris Cillizza , September 24, 2010
Local vs national: Two views of the 2010 election , Chris Cillizza , September 8, 2010
Anna Burger to leave SEIU, Change to Win, Chris Cillizza , August 11, 2010
Fundraising chart: Governors edition, Aaron Blake , August 3, 2010
Analyzing the Democratic retirements, Chris Cillizza , January 6, 2010
Liberal Groups Defend Climate Change Vote, Chris Cillizza , July 2, 2009
Virginia Primary Prediction Contest!, Chris Cillizza , June 9, 2009
Obama's Economic Vulnerability?, Chris Cillizza , June 8, 2009
Schweitzer To Endorse McAuliffe, Chris Cillizza , June 4, 2009
Sestak Speaks On Strategy, Chris Cillizza , May 28, 2009
Specter's (Potential) Primary Problem, Chris Cillizza , May 28, 2009
Sestak (Likely) In Against Specter, Chris Cillizza , May 27, 2009
The Gay Marriage (Polling) Conundrum, Chris Cillizza , May 27, 2009
Prop. 8 Decision Could Bolster Newsom, Chris Cillizza , May 26, 2009
Can Artur Davis Make History?, Chris Cillizza , May 20, 2009
Madigan Reconsidering Illinois Senate Race, Chris Cillizza , May 11, 2009
The Rise and Fall of John Edwards, Chris Cillizza , May 4, 2009
100 Days Winners and Losers (Continued), Chris Cillizza , April 29, 2009
Specter's Switch: Unanswered Questions, Chris Cillizza , April 28, 2009
Ted Kennedy: A Life (And a Review), Chris Cillizza , March 29, 2009
NY-20 Special: Five Things To Watch, Chris Cillizza , March 24, 2009
DLC: Dead or Reborn?, Chris Cillizza , March 23, 2009
Bayh's Centrist Gambit, Chris Cillizza , March 18, 2009
Changing of the Guard at DCCC, Chris Cillizza , March 9, 2009
Woodhouse to DNC (Again), Chris Cillizza , February 23, 2009
NJ-Gov: Can Republicans (Finally) Win?, Chris Cillizza , February 4, 2009
Liberal Groups Assert Role In Stimulus Fight, Chris Cillizza , February 2, 2009
Can Bloomberg Be Beaten?, Chris Cillizza , January 28, 2009
NV-Sen: Hammering Harry, Chris Cillizza , January 28, 2009
Burris Backs Reid Into a Corner, Chris Cillizza , January 6, 2009
Tim Kaine and the Future of Obama For America, Chris Cillizza , January 5, 2009
Blagojevich: Animated, Chris Cillizza , December 20, 2008
Blagojevich's Defiance Complicates Democratic Strategy, Chris Cillizza , December 19, 2008
The Denouement of Howard Dean?, Chris Cillizza , December 18, 2008
DSCC Senior Staff Stays Put, Chris Cillizza , December 17, 2008
Blagojevich Criminal Complaint: The Best of the Best, Chris Cillizza , December 9, 2008
Bill Jefferson Loses, Chris Cillizza , December 6, 2008
Jordan Signs on With Saul Shorr, Chris Cillizza , December 4, 2008
Dunn Stays Out of White House, Chris Cillizza , November 20, 2008
HRC for Secretary of State: Crazy or Crazy Like a Fox?, Chris Cillizza , November 14, 2008
Obama To Resign From Senate, Who's Next?, Chris Cillizza , November 13, 2008
The Lieberman Conundrum, Chris Cillizza , November 13, 2008
Obama Lays Out Ethics Rules, Chris Cillizza , November 11, 2008
Dean To Step Down as DNC Chair, Chris Cillizza , November 10, 2008
FixCam Week in Preview: The Cabinet Parlor Game, Chris Cillizza , November 10, 2008
Torricelli's Anniversary: A Speech for the Ages, Chris Cillizza , September 30, 2008
Brian Schweitzer Eyes the Future, Chris Cillizza , September 10, 2008
The Fix Heads to Denver, Chris Cillizza , August 22, 2008
She's Back!, Ed O'Keefe , August 6, 2008
Democrats Try to Close 'God' Gap, Chris Cillizza , June 24, 2008
Democratic Media Group Ditches Ad Effort, Chris Cillizza , May 15, 2008
Re-Live the Clinton Years, Hour-by-Hour, washingtonpost.com Editors , March 20, 2008
Bush vs MoveOn, Chris Cillizza , September 20, 2007
Tooting Democrats' Horn, Chris Cillizza , July 19, 2007
PostTalk: Bob Shrum on the '08 Contenders, Chris Cillizza , June 18, 2007
Third Way Study Revisited, Chris Cillizza , May 21, 2007
Parsing the Polls: The Democrats' (Generic) Edge, Chris Cillizza , April 11, 2007
Battling for Netroots Support, Chris Cillizza , February 26, 2007
Harold Ford Jr.'s Seat at the Party, Chris Cillizza , January 29, 2007
They (Better) Work For Us, Chris Cillizza , January 23, 2007
Dems Offer Olive Branch to Bush?, Chris Cillizza , January 22, 2007
RNC Adds Staff Talent, Chris Cillizza , January 9, 2007
Hoyer Win a Blow to Pelosi, Chris Cillizza , November 16, 2006
Democrats Choose Hoyer as Majority Leader, washingtonpost.com Editors , November 16, 2006
Congressional Countdown: Beyond the Top 35 House Races, washingtonpost.com Editors , October 30, 2006
Aug. 8: Winners and Losers, Chris Cillizza , August 9, 2006
CT Senate: The Five Questions, Chris Cillizza , August 8, 2006
2008: The Case Against Barack Obama, Chris Cillizza , July 27, 2006
2008: The Case for Barack Obama, Chris Cillizza , July 25, 2006
And the Winners Are: Clinton, Edwards and Nevada, Chris Cillizza , July 24, 2006
Insider Interview: Third Way's Matt Bennett, Chris Cillizza , July 24, 2006
Mark Warner Lands Another Top Campaign Recruit, Chris Cillizza , July 20, 2006
Evan Bayh's Pitch Down the Middle, Chris Cillizza , July 18, 2006
Leadership PACs and the Early Line on 2008, Chris Cillizza , June 22, 2006
Democratic Committees Hold Fundraising Edge, Chris Cillizza , June 20, 2006
Dean Defends the 50-State Strategy, Chris Cillizza , June 14, 2006
Campaigning in the Kos Primary, Chris Cillizza , June 13, 2006
John Edwards's Iowa Surprise, Chris Cillizza , June 12, 2006
Mark Warner's First Date (with the Netroots), Chris Cillizza , June 10, 2006
Howard Dean's Call to Action, Chris Cillizza , June 10, 2006
Democracy Alliance Follow-up: Iraq War Dust-up, washingtonpost.com Editors , May 25, 2006
Clinton Crashes Democracy Alliance, Chris Cillizza , May 25, 2006
Chris Dodd's White House Surprise, Chris Cillizza , May 23, 2006
Top Democratic Consulting Firm Sold?, Chris Cillizza , May 16, 2006
RNC Doles Out Cash, DNC Goes Door to Door, Chris Cillizza , April 26, 2006
A look at Leadership PACs -- The Democrats, Chris Cillizza , April 25, 2006
2008: The Case Against John Kerry, Chris Cillizza , April 20, 2006
2008: The Case For John Kerry, Chris Cillizza , April 18, 2006
Counting on Sen. Clinton, Chris Cillizza , April 17, 2006
Democrats Keep Up Security Push, Chris Cillizza , April 5, 2006
Focus Grouping the 2008 Dem Field, Chris Cillizza , March 31, 2006
Crying Foul, Netroots Note Some Big Wins, Chris Cillizza , March 30, 2006
Iowa's Tom Vilsack at the Press Club, Chris Cillizza , March 2, 2006
Democrats Revive Soft Money Efforts, Chris Cillizza , February 16, 2006
2008: The Case for Al Gore, Chris Cillizza , February 14, 2006
Insiders Picked to Manage Parties' Spending, Chris Cillizza , February 8, 2006
Insider Interview: Tom Vilsack's Democratic Optimism, Chris Cillizza , February 6, 2006
State of the Union: The Takeaway, Chris Cillizza , February 1, 2006
Tim Kaine: A New Model for Democrats?, Chris Cillizza , January 31, 2006
Pre-Spinning the State of the Union, Chris Cillizza , January 31, 2006
Insider Interview: Cornell Belcher Talks Values, Chris Cillizza , January 30, 2006
Fear and Negative Advertising in Las Vegas, Chris Cillizza , January 27, 2006
Americans United Moves Beyond Social Security Issue, Chris Cillizza , January 25, 2006
John Edwards Helps Senate Dems, Chris Cillizza , January 24, 2006
An Iowa Boost for Bayh, Chris Cillizza , January 24, 2006
Party Committees Report Nov. Fundraising, Chris Cillizza , December 20, 2005
Paychecks For the Party Chairs, Chris Cillizza , December 20, 2005
Liberal "Club" to Meet With Two More '08 Dems, Chris Cillizza , December 19, 2005
Abramoff: A Plague on Both Your Houses?, Chris Cillizza , December 15, 2005
RNC vs. MoveOn.org, Chris Cillizza , December 13, 2005
RNC Ad Sparks Controversy, Chris Cillizza , December 12, 2005
Democrats' 2008 Primary Calendar Coming Into Focus, Chris Cillizza , December 8, 2005
Mark Warner Steps Into the Arena, Chris Cillizza , December 7, 2005
Keeping Tabs on the Consultants, Chris Cillizza , November 30, 2005
New Hampshire vs. The Party?, Chris Cillizza , November 30, 2005
Democrats' Split Personality on Iraq, Chris Cillizza , November 29, 2005
N.H.: Primary Status Written in Granite, Chris Cillizza , November 17, 2005
The DNC's Iraq Counterattack, Chris Cillizza , November 17, 2005
Bob Shrum Is Back (Sort of), Chris Cillizza , November 17, 2005
DNC Fundraising At Issue, Chris Cillizza , November 12, 2005
Obama Builds a Farm Team, Chris Cillizza , November 2, 2005
Dems Moving Toward 2008 Calendar Changes, Chris Cillizza , October 30, 2005
Dems Take to the (Video) Pods, Chris Cillizza , October 13, 2005
Dems Rally on Entitlement Issues, Chris Cillizza , October 11, 2005
Report Warns of Party's Leftward Turn, Chris Cillizza , October 7, 2005
Dean: An Update, Chris Cillizza , October 6, 2005
Dean Pops Off, Chris Cillizza , October 6, 2005
 
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