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Despite Fattah Indictment, Don't Expect a Scramble for His Seat

Despite Fattah Indictment, Don't Expect a Scramble for His Seat

Despite Philadelphia Rep. Chaka Fattah’s indictment on 29 counts of corruption Wednesday, multiple Pennsylvania Democratic consultants say not to expect a flurry of candidates to announce primary challenges to the long-serving Democrat anytime soon.

House Democrats Going Good Cop, Bad Cop Against GOP

House Democrats met Wednesday to review an ambitious new plan to target Republicans when lawmakers head home for the August recess.

Unwanted Democrat to Detractors: I'm Doing Better Than Your Guy

Seeking to avoid a contentious primary, some national Democrats have been working behind the scenes to force Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider out of a competitive open-seat House contest in California’s 24th District.

Will a Candidate Emerge From Baltimore in Maryland Senate Primary?

While two candidates from the D.C. suburbs are running for the Democratic nomination for Maryland’s open U.S. Senate seat, no candidate has emerged from Baltimore.

More Democratic Losses Could Be on the Horizon

For Democrats anxious to turn the page from a terrible 2014 cycle, the news might get worse before it gets better.

Tech Experts: Expect Innovation, Investment on Established Platforms for 2016

Two weeks before Scott Walker announced his presidential bid, he set up a Snapchat account so followers could get a behind-the-scenes look at the Wisconsin governor grilling brats and singing karaoke. When Hillary Rodham Clinton held her first major campaign rally of the cycle on Roosevelt Island in New York, she live-streamed it on Periscope so supporters could tune in from afar.


The Software That Draws the Political Landscape

Maptitude for Redistricting may not be a household name, but it is dominant in the niche market of redistricting software and is used to literally shape the political landscape.

Chris Christie’s Conundrum

On first glance, Christie’s bio and profile should make him a top-tier hopeful for the 2016 Republican nomination. But he isn’t — at least not right now. In this case, timing is everything.

Democrats' Window to Find Strong House Candidates Slowly Closing

When former Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller passed on a bid in the Silver State’s 3rd District last week, it sent Democrats back to the drawing board again to find a nominee for this Tossup seat in 2016.

Conservative Groups Not Sold on John McCain Challenger

Conservative outside groups have made it crystal clear they want John McCain out of the Senate, but a fog remains over whether any will back the Arizona Republican’s most prominent opponent so far.

Ahead of Redraw, Virginia Republicans Jockey for Safe Seats

Virginia Democrats say their congressional map can’t get any worse.

Pennsylvania Democrats Get a Senate Candidate — and a Primary

Pennsylvania Democrats say they’re unsure how divisive the forthcoming Senate primary will get or how impactful it will prove in achieving the party’s ultimate goal of defeating Republican Sen. Patrick J. Toomey and winning back the Senate.

President-Elect Donald Trump Announces First Cabinet Picks

Nov. 9, 2016, ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — President-elect Donald Trump announced his first cabinet selections last night, minutes after the major networks projected him as the winner in Tuesday’s election.

Alums of Canceled CNN Show Taking Center Stage

Once upon a time, nearly a decade and a half ago, CNN executives cast a vision for a political talk show featuring the next generation of political journalists. “Take Five” was the younger, hipper version of the legendary “Capital Gang.”

Tossup New York House Race Starting to Take Shape

The heart of summer may have passed, but the temperature in New York’s 19th district is only starting to warm up.

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