House Democrats Face Long Odds In 2014

The battle for the House was pretty even in 2012, with Democrats winning slightly more of the popular vote but Republicans holding a strong 33-seat majority thanks to a map that favors their party. And it will be very difficult for Democrats to win back the majority in 2014, because the president's party has rarely gained House seats in a midterm election.

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    Paging, Hillary Clinton. Emily’s List, the influential abortion-rights group that backs Democratic women, unveiled an initiative Thursday to help put a woman in the White House. The group announced a six-figure digital media campaign and new polling that shows a strong appetite for a female commander-in-chief as part of its “Madame President” campaign. More
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  • Closer Look: Lawmaker pay, a firestorm for years, lit again
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  • Former Sen. Joe Lieberman says key to rejecting Iran nuke deal in Congress lies with Schumer
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  • Hillary faces dangerous enemy in the Obama administration
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  • Long-term highway funding stalls, leaving Missouri and Kansas projects out of gas
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