Mara Liasson http://wmuk.org en The Challenges Behind Accurate Opinion Polls http://wmuk.org/post/challenges-behind-accurate-opinion-polls This week's stunning defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor came after his internal polls showed him winning — instead he lost by double digits. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:02:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 15026 at http://wmuk.org Tea Party Challenger Upsets Eric Cantor In GOP Primary http://wmuk.org/post/tea-party-challenger-upsets-eric-cantor-gop-primary In a surprise result, voters in Virginia's 7th Congressional District have dealt a defeat to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, nominating Tea Party challenger David Brat instead in the GOP primary. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:31:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 14966 at http://wmuk.org Easy On The Ears: GOP Ads Adapt To Reach Women Voters http://wmuk.org/post/easy-ears-gop-ads-adapt-reach-women-voters <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXqHI059n90</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3mG9fNOZp4</p> Sat, 10 May 2014 17:31:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 14239 at http://wmuk.org Easy On The Ears: GOP Ads Adapt To Reach Women Voters As Deficit Anxiety Fades, Debt Rears Its Ugly Head http://wmuk.org/post/deficit-anxiety-fades-debt-rears-its-ugly-head Democrats and Republicans have exhausted themselves politically after failing to reach a grand bargain to reduce the debt. Now there's a new economic debate in Washington over economic growth, mobility and income inequality.<p>But without dealing with the debt, Republicans and Democrats might not be able to navigate even the issues they agree on.<p><strong>Moving Away From The Deficit</strong><p>In President Obama's State of the Union address last month, he all but declared victory on the federal deficit. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:29:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 12185 at http://wmuk.org As Deficit Anxiety Fades, Debt Rears Its Ugly Head Boehner Picks Cathy McMorris Rodgers For GOP Rebuttal http://wmuk.org/post/boehner-picks-cathy-mcmorris-rodgers-gop-rebuttal Tuesday night is the State of the Union Address — the biggest opportunity President Obama gets all year to speak to the American people about his priorities. There's also another speech that night — the GOP response. On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner announced Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers from Washington State would deliver the official rebuttal. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:12:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 11907 at http://wmuk.org Boehner Picks Cathy McMorris Rodgers For GOP Rebuttal