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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    ... is long, but it always bends ... skilled workers, [while] Democrats ... the Republicans are in the House, I ... you help us put a ...
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  • In Terror's Wake, America Must Remain Our Brothers' Keeper - Huffington Post
    Velcro sneakers washed up face down ... by a veto proof margin of 289-137, including 47 Democrats; of the House of ... various agencies, lasting ...
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  • Message to Bernie: Stop Frittering Away Your Political Revolution - Huffington Post
    Letter: Blame those who voted for Sanders - Kerrville Daily Times
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  • E.J. Dionne: The United States of disunity and political ... - Southwest Florida Herald Tribune
    On the other: Democrats have their ... 1920s, the fewest in the House of ... It sees Republicans in a long-term ... Yes, we face real threats, ...
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  • Angie Dickinson - Vanity Fair
    ... gets slapped hard across the face by ... Ghia behind her house, Dickinson ... her long-standing connection to the Kennedys and her support ...
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  • Democrats may be a generation away from recapturing House
    (Photo: Alex Brandon, AP) WASHINGTON – Congressional districts around the country will be redrawn about five years from now, and it doesn’t look good for Democrats. The party faces long odds in its quest to reclaim control of the House, where the Tea ...
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  • Mississippi to Settle Contentious Election by Drawing Straws
    The men will reach into a bag containing two boxes, and the contender who finds the box with the "long green straw" will be the winner ... allowing them to pass laws without Democrats' support. "It's wrong—philosophically, morally," Eaton tells the ...
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  • House approves bill to pause Syrian refugee plan
    Lawmakers passed the bill 289-137 with 242 Republicans and 47 Democrats voting in favor ... Slamming the door in the face of refugees would betray our deepest values. That's not who we are. And it's not what we're going to do. — President Obama ...
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  • Democrats Fear Refugee Crisis Could Be Moment They Lose the White House
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  • House Passes Syrian Refugee Restrictions That Obama Would Veto
    The measure was backed by 242 Republicans and 47 Democrats, while 2 Republicans and 135 Democrats ... “As I mentioned, this is step one in a long-step process.” Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, vice chairwoman of the Senate ...
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  • Change that Matters ... I'm a Democrat Because when I was growing up in Alabama, black men and women weren’t allowed to even register to vote.
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  • Committee on the Judiciary
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  • South Dakota Democrats face long road back
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