Wiretap: Considering a Republican Senate

 
Molly Ball looks at what a Republican Senate might look like. There are two major possibilities: It will make Washington dysfunction even more dysfunctional or it will see the need to compromise with Barack Obama on major legislation in order to show that Republicans can get things done. If there’s a Republican Senate, Democrats aren’t sure which scenario to fear more. Via the Atlantic.

The Cook Report looks at the last eight election cycles to see what happens in Senate toss-up races. In what may be bad news for Democrats, they tend to swing in the same direction.

There’s already one clear winner in the midterms. And that’s Elizabeth Warren. Via the New Yorker.

What’s the matter with Kansas? The moderates – yes, the Kansas moderates – think they have the answer. Via the Washington Post.

Who are the big winners from Obamacare? The people who have been losing the inequality sweepstakes. According to the New York Times, the winners are those between 18 and 34; blacks; Hispanics; and people who live in rural areas.

Most Ebola patients in the United States survive. About half of Ebola patients in Africa do. Shouldn’t we do something about that? Via the New Republic.

A word to the Supreme Court: If you want to see what modern-day racial discrimination means, all you have to do is look at your own docket. Via the Atlantic.

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