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Entries by Amanda Terkel from 11/2010

Is Rick Perry The Next Sarah Palin?

Posted 11.01.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and Sarah Palin may look nothing alike, but they increasingly have more and more in common with one another, w...

Christine O'Donnell's 30-Minute Campaign Ad Crisis, Claims Delaware Station Forgets To Air It (VIDEO)

Posted 11.01.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Christine O'Donnell's Senate campaign made a last-minute attempt to get its message out by buying several 30-minute television ads airin...

Sharron Angle Gets Cease And Desist Letter From Hasbro Over 'Harry Reid's Amnesty Game'

Posted 11.01.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Toymaker Hasbro has sent Sharron Angle's Senate campaign a cease and desist letter, saying the Nevada Republican never received permissi...

Morgan Freeman Says GOP Candidate B.J. Lawson Is Lying: I Never Recorded An Ad For Him

Posted 11.01.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Actor Morgan Freeman is denying that he provided the narration for a Republican candidate's political ad, saying that the campaign lied ...

Early Reports Point To High Voter Turnout In Urban Areas

Posted 11.02.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Early anecdotal reports of turnout at polling places indicates higher than expected activity in urban areas, which could bode well for D...

Tom Perriello Campaign Office Break-In: Stolen Polling Place Information Distributed To Wrong Voters

Posted 11.02.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last night there was a break-in at Rep. Tom Perriello's (D-Va.) Charlottesville office, with the thief taking walking packets and flyers...

Alvin Greene Unveils Comic Book Of Himself After Losing Senate Election

Posted 11.02.2010 | Politics

Democrat Alvin Greene lost badly on Tuesday to Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and will probably be remembered for running one of the strangest campaigns in ...

Election 2010 Winners And Losers

Posted 11.03.2010 | Politics

If you were keeping up with our election coverage last night, you probably already know that the results of this year's midterm election are already r...

Blue Dog Coalition Crushed By GOP Wave Election

Posted 11.03.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday was a tough night for Democrats, as they watched Republicans win enough seats to take back the House in the next Congress and be...

Unprecedented Outside Spending Boosted Candidates To Victory

Posted 11.03.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's election will be remembered not only for the historic losses by the Democratic Party in the House, but also the unprecedented ...

Mitch McConnell: Dumping Obama In 2012 Is The Only Way To Achieve The GOP Agenda

Posted 11.04.2010 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) damped down expectations about the repeal of health care reform on Thursday, saying that the only way t...

Gay Voters' Support For Republicans Nearly Doubled From 2008

Posted 11.05.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans made significant inroads among gay and lesbian voters in the midterm elections, with national exit polls for the House races...

National Republicans Ask Supporters To Donate To Joe Miller's Legal Fund

Posted 11.05.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) has already declared victory in her re-election for Alaska's U.S. Senate seat, but Republican Joe Miller is refu...

Michael Bloomberg Takes On The National Rifle Association -- And Wins

Posted 11.05.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association (NRA) has long been one of the most formidable foes in politics, with many lawmakers unwilling to speak t...

Eric Cantor Opposes Compromise On Extending Bush Tax Cuts, Says Government Shutdown Will Be Obama's Fault

Posted 11.07.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just as Senate Minority Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has attempted to lower expectations in recent days by saying that Republicans can't real...

Chris Christie: Christine O'Donnell Created 'Missed Opportunity To Have A Really Good United States Senator' (VIDEO)

Posted 11.07.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), one of the GOP's rising stars who is pointed to as a model for Republicans in the Northeast, sharply...

Tea Party Favorites Rand Paul & Jim DeMint Struggle To Name Specific Budget Cuts (VIDEO)

Posted 11.07.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Signaling how difficult it will be for the Republican Party to live up to its campaign promises of cutting spending while preserving the...

Pat Toomey Open To Joining Senate Tea Party Caucus (VIDEO)

Posted 11.07.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pennsylvania's new senator-elect, Republican Pat Toomey, said on Sunday that he is open to joining a Tea Party caucus when he arrives in...

Dan Coats For Filibuster Reform: Incoming GOP Senator Embraces Change

Posted 11.07.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Indiana's Senator-elect Dan Coats is endorsing filibuster reform, becoming one of the few Republicans to back a legislative proposal to ...

TrashCare: Tea Party Activists In Arizona Protest Changes In Trash Collection, New Recycling Program

Posted 11.08.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- First, conservative activists went after "ObamaCare." Now they're going after... "TrashCare." Tea Party organizations are turning th...

Rick Perry's Problems With America: Progressivism, The 16th Amendment, Woodrow Wilson And The New Deal (VIDEO)

Posted 11.09.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), fresh off a re-election victory for an unprecedented third term, went on "The Daily Show" on Monday and raile...

Sen. Mark Warner Equates Progressives With Tea Party Activists, Provoking Outrage From MoveOn

Posted 11.09.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) called for compromise and cooperation between Democrats and Republicans during remarks in Virginia on Monday, a...

DADT Repeal Advocates Call For More Aggressive White House Outreach To Capitol Hill

Posted 11.10.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With negotiations heating up over whether the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will be brought up in the lame duck session of C...

Tea Partiers Protest Clean Water Rules Meant To Prevent Bladder Cancer

Posted 11.11.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An attempt by a Kentucky water district to raise rates in order to meet clean water regulations has become political, with a local Tea P...

NPR, Corporation For Public Broadcasting Denounce Debt Commission's Recommendations

Posted 11.11.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and NPR are denouncing the recommendation of the co-chairs of President Obama's Fiscal Com...