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The Fix Archive: Politics and the Court

The Fix's 11 big questions for 2011

The calendar is about to turn on a very active 2010 election cycle, but another one waits just around the corner, with the 2012 cycle expected to begin shortly after the calendar reads "January." To help you keep track of what's ahead, we came up with 11 key questions that are likely to be answered in 2011 and let you know what they mean for 2012 and beyond.

By Aaron Blake  | December 29, 2010; 2:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2012, Health Care, House, Politics and the Court, Redistricting, Republican Party, Supreme Court  
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Assessing the effects of California's Proposition 14

California voters on Tuesday chose Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina as Republican nominees for governor and Senate respectively -- victories that drew widespread national attention. The passage of Proposition 14, however, may be the most vote with the longest-term impact on Golden State politics.

By The Fix  | June 9, 2010; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Politics and the Court  
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How will John Paul Stevens retirement affect the midterms?

The announcement by Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens that he will retire this summer amounts to a blot-out-the-sun moment in the political world -- an event that will dominate news coverage for several months (at a minimum) and almost certainly play some role in how the two parties position themselves in advance of the November midterms.

By Chris Cillizza  | April 9, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (103)
Categories:  Politics and the Court  | Tags:  Barack Obama, John Paul Stevens, Supreme Court of the United States  
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R.I. Senate: Chafee Rolls Dice With 'No' on Alito

Moderate Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R.I.) announced today that he will vote against confirming Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court, the first -- and likely only -- GOPer to declare opposition to the nomination.  "I am a...

By Chris Cillizza  | January 30, 2006; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Politics and the Court, Senate  
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R.I. Senate: Does Chafee's Future Hinge on Alito Vote?

With the confirmation vote on Samuel A. Alito Jr. nearing, Rhode Island Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R) faces a Hobson's choice that could dramatically affect his reelection campaign this November. GOP Sen. Chafee is being challenged on the left and the...

By Chris Cillizza  | January 26, 2006; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
Categories:  Politics and the Court, Senate  
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Pro-Alito Ads Target Two Senate Dems

Seeking to capitalize on what they believe was Democrats' poor performance during last week's confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr., a conservative soft-money group is launching television ads against South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson and North...

By Chris Cillizza  | January 19, 2006; 6:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Politics and the Court  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Watching the Alito Hearings: A Political Primer, Chris Cillizza , January 10, 2006
Alito Nomination: Gang of 14 to Meet, Chris Cillizza , October 31, 2005
RNC Rallies the Base for Alito, Chris Cillizza , October 31, 2005
Republicans Ready for a Fight, Chris Cillizza , October 31, 2005
Alert: Supreme Court Justices on Capitol Hill, Chris Cillizza , October 27, 2005
Miers: The Political Fallout, Chris Cillizza , October 27, 2005
White House Pressures '08 Hopefuls on Miers, Chris Cillizza , October 13, 2005
RNC Tries to Rally Bloggers Behind Miers, Chris Cillizza , October 12, 2005
Miers Through the 2008 Lens, Chris Cillizza , October 12, 2005
RNC Reassures the Roots, Chris Cillizza , October 6, 2005
Audio: Cillizza on Miers Nomination, Chris Cillizza , October 6, 2005
Miers Nomination: The Gang Meets, Chris Cillizza , October 5, 2005
Video: Cillizza on the Miers Nomination, Chris Cillizza , October 3, 2005
Miers Donated to Democrats, Chris Cillizza , October 3, 2005
 
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