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Entries by Chris Weigant from 11/2010

My Final Midterm Election Picks

| Posted 11.01.2010 | Politics

California will, before the night is over tomorrow, be labeled the "floodwall" that turned back the "Republican wave" this year.

Obama Poll Watch -- October 2010

| Posted 11.03.2010 | Politics

Obama's approval rating ended the month on somewhat of an upswing, at 46.1 percent.Obama's approval rating stayed remarkably steady all month long.

Friday Talking Points [145] -- A Democratic Epitaph

| Posted 11.05.2010 | Politics

An interesting article caught my eye last week, but what with all the election hoopla, I haven't had a chance to write about it before now. But even ...

The Lame Duck Window

| Posted 11.08.2010 | Politics

Democrats have the choice of making a final push to see some of their agenda items pass before Republicans take over the House, or they can shrug their shoulders and not even try.

Obama's Next Steps

| Posted 11.10.2010 | Politics

We'll have lots of time to examine Obama's new course before he actually formally announces it next year. In the meantime, Obama has two short months remaining to convince the Senate to get something done to bolster his legacy.

Friday Talking Points [146] -- Clowning Around

| Posted 11.12.2010 | Politics

Send in the clowns! No, that's not a statement on Congress returning to Washington next week. Although if you choose to read it that way, I certainly...

Tea Party Republicans Win Earmark Fight

| Posted 11.15.2010 | Politics

Mitch McConnell has realized that this battle was really not worth fighting, and has thus thrown in the towel on his opposition to the outright ban on earmarks.

Exclusive Interview With Populist Caucus Chairman Bruce Braley

| Posted 11.17.2010 | Politics

Bruce Braley's campaign was an interesting one, because rather than try to distance himself from his own party or from what Democrats have accomplished in the past few years, Braley instead embraced his own record.

Friday Talking Points [147] -- Democrats Fighting The Good Fight

| Posted 11.19.2010 | Politics

Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I thought that was a pretty good week for Democrats. Maybe it's just the subject matter I've been tackling t...

An Immodest Proposal

| Posted 11.22.2010 | Politics

I'd like to offer a proposal that everyone should have to fly naked. Immediately ban all clothing of any kind from all flights, in order to reach a one-hundred percent rate of security against clothing bombs.

Obama's Busy Week Ahead

| Posted 11.29.2010 | Politics

Everyone in Washington has a few busy weeks ahead, until the 111th Congress wraps up business and heads off into the sunset, but President Obama will be at the center of this whirlwind.