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Entries by Amanda Terkel from 10/2010

Sen. Jim DeMint: Gays And Unmarried, Pregnant Women Should Not Teach Public School

Posted 10.02.2010 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) attempted to convince pastors that economic issues are moral issues at the Greater Freedom Rally at a church in Spartanburg, ...

Tens Of Thousands Of Progressives Rally At The Lincoln Memorial For Jobs, Justice And Education

Posted 10.02.2010 | Politics

Scroll down for photos Tens of thousands of civil rights, labor, and other progressive activists gathered on the National Mall today for the One Na...

Rand Paul: I Don't See Extending The Bush Tax Cuts As 'A Cost To Government' (VIDEO)

Posted 10.03.2010 | Politics

Kentucky Senate candidates Jack Conway and Rand Paul faced off in a debate on this week's edition of "Fox News Sunday," with host Chris Wallace challe...

West Virginia Conservative Foundation's New Ad Warns Of Rep. Nick Rahall's Outreach To Arab-Americans (VIDEO)

Posted 10.04.2010 | Politics

Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) is the target of a well-funded attack campaign by a conservative nonprofit called the West Virginia Conservative Foundation...

Poll: Majority Of Voters More Likely To Back Candidates Who Supported Health Care Reform

Posted 10.05.2010 | Politics

A new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute bucks the conventional wisdom that voters are overwhelmingly mad about health care reform and t...

Congressional Candidate Steve Pearce To Birther: 'Those Questions Need To Be Asked' (VIDEO)

Posted 10.06.2010 | Politics

During a recent town hall meeting, New Mexico Republican congressional candidate Steve Pearce cast doubt on President Obama's citizenship and said tha...

Nancy Pelosi: We'll Tie The GOP To Corporate Cash 'Like Doggy-Doo Stuck On Your Shoe'

Posted 10.06.2010 | Politics

With less than a month until the election, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is urging her fellow Democrats to highlight the ties between Republic...

Colorado Senate Race Becomes Election Proxy War, Liberal Group Tries To Level The Playing Field Against Crossroads GPS (VIDEO)

Posted 10.06.2010 | Politics

Colorado's U.S. Senate race has become a proxy war this election, with independent groups pouring in large sums of money to air attack ads against bot...

Lawmakers Speak Out In Defense Of The Minimum Wage

Posted 10.06.2010 | Politics

Rep. George Miller (D-Cali.), who led the effort in Congress to raise the minimum wage in 2007, is taking issue with Republican candidates' recent sta...

David Plouffe On Newt Gingrich: 'Sad' To See Him Saying These 'Crazy' Things

Posted 10.07.2010 | Politics

Obama presidential campaign manager David Plouffe sharply criticized Newt Gingrich on Thursday, saying the former House Speaker is in a "sad" state fr...

Teachers Unions Pile On DeMint: 'Ignorance And Discrimination Go Hand In Hand'

Posted 10.07.2010 | Politics

Joining several LGBT and women's rights organizations, the nation's two major teachers unions are now coming out and criticizing Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-...

Sharron Angle Mailer: Calls Harry Reid An 'Illegal Alien's Best Friend', Shows Him Holding Mexico In His Hand

Posted 10.08.2010 | Politics

Republican Sharron Angle's Senate campaign is sending out a mailer calling Harry Reid (D-Nev.) "an illegal alien's best friend," the latest in a serie...

Chamber Of Commerce Airs Democrat's Home Phone Number In Attack Ad

Posted 10.08.2010 | Politics

Wisconsin Democratic congressional candidate Julie Lassa is calling on her opponent to denounce a new attack ad by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that d...

Poll: More Republicans Support Strip Club Over Mosque Near Ground Zero

Posted 10.08.2010 | Politics

A new survey from the Democratic-affiliated firm Public Policy Polling finds that more Republicans support constructing a strip club than a mosque nea...

Carl Paladino: Don't Be 'Brainwashed' Into Thinking Homosexuality Is 'Equally Valid' (VIDEO)

Posted 10.10.2010 | Politics

New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino spoke on gay rights to a group of orthodox Jewish leaders in Brooklyn today, promising to ve...

Carl Paladino Insists He's Not Homophobic, Says He Has 'Difficulty' Deciding Whether Being Gay Is A 'Choice' (VIDEO)

Posted 10.11.2010 | Politics

New York's Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino appeared on several morning talk shows on Monday to defend his remarks to Orthodox Jewish le...

MoveOn.org Targets Illinois Candidate Mark Kirk In First Ad Tying Republicans To Chamber's Foreign Funding (VIDEO)

Posted 10.11.2010 | Politics

MoveOn.org Political Action released a new ad on Monday, tying Rep. Mark Kirk's (R-Ill.) positions to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is receiving...

Gov. Mitch Daniels Compares Dangers Of U.S. Spending To Soviet Nuclear Threat: America Is Facing 'Genuine Survival-Level Issue'

Posted 10.11.2010 | Politics

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R), who is often mentioned as a possible presidential contender in 2012, issued a dire warning about the state of the U.S....

Rand Paul And Jack Conway Face Off On Spending Cuts, Education (VIDEO)

Posted 10.11.2010 | Politics

Kentucky Senate hopefuls Jack Conway and Rand Paul faced off in their second debate Monday night, sparring on spending cuts, education, tax cuts and t...

Michigan Gubernatorial Candidate Virg Bernero Backs Foreclosure Moratorium: 'The Banks Are Getting Away With Murder' (VIDEO)

Posted 10.11.2010 | Business

Michigan's gubernatorial candidates faced off in their one and only debate of the election on Sunday, spending much of their time discussing how to ge...

Woman Claims She Worked For Nevada Candidate Brian Sandoval While She Was Undocumented

Posted 10.11.2010 | Politics

With California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman still facing questions over whether she hired an undocumented immigrant as a housekeeper, another ...

New Prosperity Foundation Retracts Ad Attacking Alexi Giannoulias, Touting Mark Kirk's Service 'In Iraq'

Posted 10.12.2010 | Chicago

The campaign of Illinois Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias is going after the political group New Prosperity Foundation (NPF) for airing a...

Meg Whitman And Jerry Brown Spar Over Pot, Palin And Prop. 23 (VIDEO)

Posted 10.12.2010 | Los Angeles

California gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman met for their final debate on Tuesday night, engaging in a fiery, free-wheeling exchan...

Spike Maynard's New Ad Accuses Opponent Of Taking Money From A 'Terrorist,' Even Though GOP Has Also Accepted Funds

Posted 10.13.2010 | Politics

West Virginia Republican congressional candidate Spike Maynard has a new ad attacking his opponent for accepting money from a "terrorist." The problem...

Republican Lawmakers Largely Silent On Foreclosure Moratorium, Investigations

Posted 10.13.2010 | Business

The number of lawmakers calling for investigations or a freeze on foreclosures is growing, in the wake of an increasing amount of evidence pointing to...