Democrats, emboldened by the political damage the GOP did to itself during the government shutdown, have been talking a big game of late about their chances of winning back control of the House next November. “If  [Republicans] stay on course, Democrats have a good chance," said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at a speech Thursday in D.C.

We continue to believe it's a longshot proposition, but a path to a Democratic majority in the 114th Congress does exist. We brought in election and data expert Nate Cohn of the New Republic to walk through the four steps that could put Democrats back in charge.

Our conversation with Nate for Post TV's "In Play" is below.

It's a long road ahead for Democrats to take back the House in 2014. The New Republic's Nate Cohn tells us four events that need to take place in order for Democrats to win. (The Washington Post)