Tagged: GOP

Poll shows GOP gaining on Dems

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll shows the GOP gaining on Democrats heading into the midterm elections. Political Science professor Graham Wilson, author of  “Only in America? American Politics in Comparative Perspective,” offers his view. ” Obama is the victim of two totally unrealistic expectations, one of which he encouraged himself. One is that the U.S. economy could […]

Brown gets reform bill changed

By threatening to withhold his vote for the final compromise, Massachusetts GOP U.S. Senator Scott Brown (l.) got the Democratic negotiators on the financial regulatory reform bill to delete a $19 billion fee on large financial institutions to cover costs of implementing the new law.  Law Professor Cornelius Hurley, director of the Morin Center for […]

Ban on “soft money” reaffirmed

The Supreme Court has reaffirmed the ban on political parties being able to raise unlimited amounts of “soft money” contributions, despite the high court’s ruling in January which removed restrictions on corporate and union spending in federal elections.  The Republic Party had appealed to the court to undo the ban.  Political science Professor Graham Wilson, author […]

Senate primary lessons

U.S. Senate primaries — with Republican-turned-Democrat Arlen Specter defeated in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, Arkansas Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln forced into a run-off, and a hand-picked GOP candidate beaten by Tea Party favored candidate Rand Paul in Kentucky — may indicate an anti-incumbent mood in the country.  But political science Professor Graham Wilson cautions that the Specter loss proves no […]