Democrats http://kunc.org en With Wind At Its Back, GOP Expands 2014 Senate Map http://kunc.org/post/wind-its-back-gop-expands-2014-senate-map Republicans seem to have all the momentum lately when it comes to the battle for control of the U.S. Senate.<p>GOP chances were already looking brighter because of the drag on Democrats from the Affordable Care Act and President Obama's low approval ratings. Then came two developments that suddenly expanded the playing field: Former GOP Sen. Scott Brown recently announced his intent to run against New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, and GOP Rep. Cory Gardner jumped in against Colorado Democratic Sen. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:17:00 +0000 Frank James 54826 at http://kunc.org With Wind At Its Back, GOP Expands 2014 Senate Map Obama's Shift In Rhetoric Helping Democrats Stick Together http://kunc.org/post/obamas-shift-rhetoric-helping-democrats-stick-together President Obama has been railing against Republicans in Congress nearly every day this week.<p>"One faction of one party in one house of Congress in one branch of government shut down major parts of the government," he said in the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:24:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 50318 at http://kunc.org Obama's Shift In Rhetoric Helping Democrats Stick Together Who's Likely To Lose The Shutdown 'Blame Game'? http://kunc.org/post/whos-likely-lose-shutdown-blame-game With the seeming certainty of a federal shutdown at the stroke of midnight, there's been some polling in the past week or so aimed at divining the political fallout.<p>Who will be blamed?<p>Will it be House Republicans, with their unyielding efforts to defund and delay Obamacare, or Democrats (and President Obama) who will be viewed as unwilling to compromise?<p>Here's a short guide to some recent polling:<p>-- A survey published last week by the folks at the <a href="http://www.people-press.org/2013/09/23/blame-for-both-sides-as-possible-government-shutdown-approaches/">Pew Research Center fo Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:04:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 50223 at http://kunc.org Who's Likely To Lose The Shutdown 'Blame Game'? 4 Years After Fiery Town Halls, Activists Try To Revive Spark http://kunc.org/post/4-years-after-fiery-town-halls-activists-try-revive-spark <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LRs6EXwm7w</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:13:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 48078 at http://kunc.org 4 Years After Fiery Town Halls, Activists Try To Revive Spark Cory Booker: Supermayor Or Self-Promoter? http://kunc.org/post/cory-booker-supermayor-or-self-promoter In one week, voters in New Jersey go to the polls in a special primary election for a U.S. Senate seat.<p>No one on the ballot has more name recognition than Cory Booker, the 44-year-old mayor of Newark, who is considered a rising star in the Democratic Party. But Booker's critics say he's been more focused on his own ambitions than on governing New Jersey's largest city.<p>In the seven years since Booker was elected mayor, he has been ubiquitous on Twitter and on TV. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 20:33:00 +0000 Joel Rose 48016 at http://kunc.org Cory Booker: Supermayor Or Self-Promoter?