House News & Analysis

Cuomo Endorses Castle?

April 8, 2010 · 4:00 PM EDT

Doing a little spring cleaning this week, I came across New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s book, Crossroads: The Future of American Politics, written and edited in the wake of Cuomo’s primary loss in the 2002 gubernatorial race.

Since he is the heavy favorite to win…

Democrats Tap O’Shea to Head Redistricting Trust

April 3, 2010 · 9:00 AM EDT

Former Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee National Field Director Casey O’Shea will be the new executive director of the National Democratic Redistricting Trust.

Democrats are making the change after former Executive Director Brian Smoot shifted over to run the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s independent expenditure effort this year. But…

New Players Enter Redistricting Fight

March 31, 2010 · 9:00 AM EDT

While Republicans and Democrats battle for the upper hand in selling the recently enacted health care bill, party operatives on both sides of the aisle are solidifying their strategies behind the scenes for the upcoming redistricting fight that will have an impact on Congressional politics for the next decade.

Pennsylvania 12: Today’s Special

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Nathan L. Gonzales March 26, 2010 · 3:00 PM EDT

After two House special elections in New York and the Senate special in Massachusetts, political junkies and handicappers risk burn out. But with the death of long-time incumbent Cong. John Murtha (D), Democrats and Republicans a gearing up with one eye on the special election in Pennsylvania’s 12th District…

Can Polling Memos Change the Narrative About 2010 Races?

March 19, 2010 · 2:01 PM EDT

Here’s a bulletin for you: Anytime a campaign releases a polling memo, it is making an argument, not merely offering survey data for your information. Polling memos aren’t written to make you smarter.

This shouldn’t need to be said, of course, but when I see reporters swallowing spin…

MoveOn.org Pressuring Democrats in Health Care Fight

March 18, 2010 · 12:05 AM EDT

With House Democratic leaders ratcheting up their arm-twisting and whipping operations in advance of the high-stakes health care vote, pressure on vulnerable Members is also mounting from one of their own party’s most reliable attack dogs.

“Our members worked extremely hard to help get a Democratic majority elected,”…

No Easy Answers for Democrats’ Problems

March 17, 2010 · 9:00 AM EDT

Stu takes a look at the Democrats' challenge in this election year on CBS News' Washington Unplugged with Bill Plante and The Washington Post's Scott Wilson. You can watch the video below or click here.



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West Virginia 1: Major Pain

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Nathan L. Gonzales March 1, 2010 · 12:00 PM EST

The voters of West Virginia’s 1st District have been sending a Mollohan to Congress for over three decades, but this year, Republicans are making a very serious run at breaking the streak.

Former state legislators David McKinley and Sarah Minear and others are battling for the GOP nomination…

Idaho 1: How the West is Won

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Nathan L. Gonzales January 29, 2010 · 12:01 PM EST

Walt Minnick was one of a number of Democrats swept into office in 2008, but the Idaho businessman is already planning to be a survivor in 2010, even if his party is buried nationally in a Republican wave.

Over the last year, Minnick, who represents an extremely GOP-friendly…

Hawaii 1: As the World Turns

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Nathan L. Gonzales January 29, 2010 · 11:00 AM EST

After Scott Brown’s (R) shocking win in the Massachusetts’ Senate race, the political world is set to turn almost six thousand miles away to Hawaii’s 1st District, where the cycle’s next contest will be fought.

Democratic Cong. Neil Abercrombie plans to resign at the end of February in…