The political system of the United States is designed so that during midterm elections — in which the entire House of Representatives, one-third of the Senate, and various governors are re-elected or replaced — the current president loses power, a lot more if it is his second term, as in Barack Obama’s case. It [Read more]
At a time when the U.S. is in need of political resolve to spur domestic reform, its system continues to waste most of the country's political resources on interparty sparring.
<i>The head of state took on the midterm election with an unfavorable electoral map.</i>
If defeat has 100 fathers, in this case defeat is not an orphan. When something doesn’t work in politics, it doesn’t matter what the statistics say, the boss is always to blame; in this case, President Barack Obama. [Read more]
<i>The Republicans succeeded in extending their congressional majority in the midterm election.</i>
In the U.S., it's traditional that the serving president's party is punished in midterm elections. But the defeat Barack Obama's Democrats suffered was much worse than expected: The opposition Republicans now control [Read more]
In what country do left-leaning candidates distance themselves from a president on the left? The natural answer is in France! President Hollande is so unpopular right now that future Socialist candidates receive invitations to enlist in the service of other leaders. But there is another campaign that illustrates this [Read more]
The results of the midterm elections in the United States were a severe blow for President Barack Obama. The elections are considered a type of referendum on the president's leadership, and so the Democratic Party's loss must be assumed as a profound inquiry into the government's management. The Republican opposition [Read more]
Barack Obama has not only been shattered, he has instead hit rock bottom.
<i>The foretold Republican victory tomorrow will be because of resentment votes against Barack Obama.</i>
Tomorrow, the U.S. will have its midterm elections. Americans will vote on who will occupy the 435 seats of the House of Representatives, 33 of the 100 seats of the Senate, and 33 local governments and 46 local [Read more]
The performance of this legislative machine depends on negotiation, which has been hampered in the Obama administration.
The gulf in the opinions of American voters has never been greater than today. Republicans and Democrats live in their own worlds and even see their opponents as a threat.
Even if the Republicans win the next congressional election in three weeks, the results will lead to an even greater paralysis of American [Read more]