PostPartisan: election 2014


Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 04/18/2014

The Insiders: Following the money as Democrats celebrate 1st-quarter fundraising advantage

Democrats may have a fundraising advantage, but they still have to overcome the problems caused by an unpopular president.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:55 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign fundraising, election 2014, georgia, kentucky, Obamacare, senate race, The Insiders

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 04/14/2014

The Insiders: The president can’t bow out yet

As bad as President Obama’s foreign policy has been, quitting now - or appearing to quit - would only make things worse.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:04 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, China, Democrats, election 2014, Foreign Policy, Iran, israel, Japan, National Journal, North Korea, palestine, Russia, Syria, The Insiders, ukraine

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 04/09/2014

The Insiders: The Democrats’ Koch habit won’t help them in November

Democrats are engaging in a hypocritical and cowardly smear campaign rather than defend their support of Obamacare and explain their job-killing policies.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:57 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2014, Harry Reid, koch brothers, The Insiders

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 03/31/2014

The Insiders: This is the governing party’s agenda? Really?

The Senate Democrats’ latest “agenda” shows just how exhausted the party is.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:10 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  agenda, Democrats, DPCC, election 2014, President Obama, rep steve scalise, RSC, senator schumer, The Insiders

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 03/28/2014

The Insiders: Is Obamacare working?

The short answer is no. And the more we find out about Obamacare, the less chance there is that President Obama and his Democratic allies will be able to claim success.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:58 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, dan pfeiffer, Democrats, election 2014, hhs, kathleen sebelius, Obamacare, premiums, The Insiders

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 03/27/2014

The Insiders: More Obamacare lies, no one is surprised

Does yet another lie make things worse for Obamacare, or does it contribute to the desensitization of voters?

By Ed Rogers  |  11:37 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2014, enrollment, kathleen sebelius, midterms, Obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 02/26/2014

The Insiders: Chairman Camp’s tax proposal gives Republicans an edge

Camp’s tax reform proposal is pro-growth and a net plus for Republicans. It deserves serious consideration.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:26 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chairman dave camp, election 2014, Republicans, stephen moore, tax reform, The Insiders

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 02/19/2014

The Insiders: Democrats have turned the global warming debate into a cartoon

Secretary Kerry’s latest comments and a Democratic donor’s millions have made the debate even more surreal.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:08 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2014, global warming, secretary john kerry, The Insiders, tom steyer

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 02/11/2014

The Insiders: Obamacare creates new ways to prosecute American business

The White House has had to grant yet another delay in the employer mandate. Why is the White House refusing to admit the obvious, that Obamacare just isn’t working?

By Ed Rogers  |  03:08 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, delays, Democrats, election 2014, employer mandate, Obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/03/2014

The Insiders: Obamacare -- The incompetence and denials keep coming

Democrats are trying to hide the problems with Obamacare instead of fixing the problems. They can’t keep up the denial and deceit forever.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, maryland, Obamacare, state exchanges, The Insiders

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 01/29/2014

The Insiders: Republicans need to learn how to not talk about sex

GOP figures need to stop fueling the fire by talking about sex-related issues and start focusing on Obamacare and the economy.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:08 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2014, governor huckabee, Republicans, sex, Social Issues, The Insiders

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 01/27/2014

The Insiders: Democrats would rather not have a State of the Union speech

How will vulnerable Democrats on the ballot in 2014 react to the president’s predictable references to Obamacare in his State of the Union speech?

By Ed Rogers  |  08:57 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2014, State of the Union, The Insiders

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 01/13/2014

The Insiders: The problem with ‘no-drama Obama’

Barack Obama is a bystander president who shrugs as events unfold and yawns as our problems get worse.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:09 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, election 2014, Robert Gates, The Insiders

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 12/27/2013

The Insiders: Is the president crowding the Pope?

Is it just me, or is the president trying too hard to associate himself with the pope?

By Ed Rogers  |  08:17 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, Pope Francis, The Insiders

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 12/04/2013

The Insiders: Oh no, the Democrats could pull out of their dive

Stock market gains, an oil boom and some improvement in Obamacare might help the Democrats next November. The GOP needs a plan.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:39 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, energy, Obamacare, one percent, stock market, The Insiders

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 11/22/2013

The Insiders: This is what panic looks like

Team Obama’s delay of the 2015 Obamacare open enrollment period is a sign that it is panicking about the 2014 elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:03 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, Obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 11/19/2013

The Insiders: Obamacare shifts voters’ thinking

A new Gallup poll shows that 56 percent of Americans now believe it is not the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health-care coverage. This is a significant psychological shift that favors Republicans.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:13 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2014, Gallup, obamacare, polling, The Insiders

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 11/15/2013

The Insiders: For Democrats, dark days ahead

Democrats are in trouble over the Obamacare train wreck, but they will regain their footing before the 2014 elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:35 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2014, health insurance, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 11/08/2013

The Insiders: Six reasons Obamacare will only get worse for Democrats

The White House can change its messaging, but it can’t change the fact that Obamacare will hurt a huge number of Americans.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:42 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, insurance, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 11/05/2013

The Insiders: The Upton bill is the biggest threat to Obamacare so far

Rep. Fred Upton’s Keep Your Health Plan Act could force Democrats to reveal whether or not they support the president’s deceit in furtherance of his disaster of a health-care law.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:41 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, congressman fred upton, Democrats, election 2014, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Hints of 2014 House elections

Keep an eye on candidate recruitment.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:25 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2014

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 07/22/2013

The Insiders: The president returns to returning to the economy

President Obama will spend this week making economic speeches in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:06 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, economy, election 2014, keystone pipeline, The Insiders

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 05/30/2013

The Insiders: Godspeed, Ms. Bachmann

Rep. Bachmann's contributions to the Republican Party and the conservative cause should not pass unnoticed or unappreciated.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:53 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, election 2014, michele bachmann, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 05/06/2013

The Insiders: Hard facts cloud the Obama presidency

President Obama needs a new agenda, not a better way of selling the status quo.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:50 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, election 2014, The Insiders, unemployment

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 03/25/2013

The Insiders: Ineffective approaches to 2014

Mayor Bloomberg and Karl Rove may have approached their new respective political initiatives in a way that diminishes their effectiveness.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:14 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2014, gun control, Karl Rove, mayor bloomberg, Republicans, The Insiders