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  1. Plagiarism Scandal Moves Democrat's Odds in Montana From Sli...

    Sen. John Walsh has of his master's thesis. Although a universe exists in which the Democrat could still beat Republican Rep. Steve Daines in Montana's 2014 Senate race, it's not a universe near to ours; Walsh had little cha...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  2. The Polls Were Wrong in Georgia's Senate Runoff, But Don...

    To say that the public polls missed the mark Tuesday night in Georgia's runoff election would be an understatement. The conducted in July had Jack Kingston leading David Perdue by an average of 5 percentage points in the r...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  3. Tempo debate in SEC not going anywhere

    Travis Haney

    BRISTOL, Conn. -- Nick Saban likened the debate over uptempo offense and defense in the SEC to "Democrats and Republicans ... who controls the House and Senate." After hearing from 12 of the league's 14 coaches on ESPN's campus on Monday and Tuesd...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  4. What to Watch For in Georgia's Republican Senate Runoff

    Georgia's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate will end Tuesday amid and . But the Peach State's runoff -- -- doesn't feature a big ideological struggle; Rep. Jack Kingston and former Dollar G...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  5. Democrats Are in a Perilous Position in 2014 Senate Races

    Can you predict Senate elections more accurately than a basic polling average? It's something we at FiveThirtyEight try to do. For our official Senate forecast, we'll for fundraising, candidate quality, pollster bias (statistical bias...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  6. NCAA president Mark Emmert calls for 'scholarships for life' in m...

    NCAA president Mark Emmert told a Senate panel Wednesday that college athletes should receive "scholarships for life."

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2014
  7. The Senate Races With the Biggest Ideological Stakes

    The political media (including FiveThirtyEight) tend to focus on the horse race. But who's ahead right now matters, because someone will eventually take office and vote on legislation -- nudging the overall ideology of the U.S. Senate this ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  8. The House And Senate Are the Most Divided They've Been in Ou...

    Dysfunction is to Washington as : wide and deep. Democrats and Republicans are further apart than ever. Democrats are to the left, Republicans are to the right, and there's a wide space between the two. But that isn't the whole story....

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  9. Disliking Congress, as a Whole And as Individuals

    I recently examined how Congress's low approval rating . The national political environment in 2014 doesn't appear as pro-GOP as it was in 2010. Instead, Republicans running for the U.S. Senate and House in 2014 may have only a sl...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  10. RTC: Former Colt Utecht fears future

    Michael DiRocco

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Former Indianapolis Colts tight end Ben Utecht told a Senate hearing Wednesday that he's worried about his future because of his history of brain injuries. The Associated Press reports that Utecht, who played four seasons (20...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  11. It Looks Like African-Americans Really Did Help Thad Cochran Win

    Tuesday night, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran defied the polls and defeated tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi Senate primary runoff by a 51 percent to 49 percent margin. Cochran couldn't have done it without&n...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  12. The Mississippi Carnival Ends Tuesday as Voters Choose Cochran Or...

    The Mississippi Republican Senate primary has been through more twists and turns -- an alleged , -- than an episode of "House of Cards." On Tuesday, either long-time incumbent Thad Cochran or tea party upstart sta...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  13. A Conservative Showdown in Oklahoma

    There's another round of primaries Tuesday, and most of the attention will focus on Mississippi's Republican Senate runoff (which we'll look at in later story). But there are a number of other intriguing races, the most important of wh...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  14. The Politics of the Washington Redskins Name Controversy

    This week, the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office . Putting aside the moral implications of the ruling, have suggested there's that could benefit Democrats, who have generally been more outspoken about the issue than Republ...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  15. Congress's Low Approval Rating Is Hurting Republicans

    President Obama's approval rating is . That's as low -- if not lower -- than it was four years ago, when Democrats sustained massive midterm losses. Republicans have a good chance to take the Senate and are very likely to keep control ...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  16. Buffalo Bills' effort for earlier gameday alcohol sales fails

    Mike Rodak

    The Buffalo Bills' effort to start selling beer an hour earlier for Sunday home games has come up short.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2014