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Scott Brown Continues To Align Himself With Obama

(254) Comments | Posted April 4, 2012 | 1:52 PM

Republican Sen. Scott Brown continues to align himself with President Obama as he faces a heated re-election bid in Massachusetts. The latest shout-out to the president came Wednesday with this tweet from Brown: "Glad to back at the White House with #Obama for another bill signing. #STOCKAct brings...

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Linda McMahon Leads In GOP Primary But Trails Democrat Chris Murphy In Connecticut Senate Race

(133) Comments | Posted March 22, 2012 | 2:23 PM

Former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon is leading in the GOP primary race for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, the latest Quinnipiac poll finds.

But despite McMahon's 51 to 42 percent lead over former Rep. Christopher Shays, her outlook is not completely positive. The poll found Shays, who...

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Richard Hudson, GOP House Candidate, Compares Congress To His Dog 'Hoover' In TV Ad

(10) Comments | Posted March 20, 2012 | 3:59 PM

Richard Hudson, a Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in North Carolina's 8th District, launched his first TV ad Tuesday (below). In the unusual video spot, Hudson compares his bulldog, Hoover, to the members of Congress.

Sitting on the front porch with his pooch, the political hopeful lays it...

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Todd Akin, Missouri GOP Senate Candidate, Says He's Unclear If Mitt Romney Is Conservative

(80) Comments | Posted March 16, 2012 | 5:04 PM

Republican Rep. Todd Akin, running for U.S. Senate from Missouri, said he's not very clear about whether GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is a conservative.

"I don't really know where Romney is," the congressman said, according to Politico. "I think it's hard to pin down where he is."...

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The Gloves Come Off In New Mexico's 2012 Senate Race

(11) Comments | Posted March 15, 2012 | 2:19 PM

It's a high-stakes primary contest on both sides of the aisle in New Mexico, as Republican and Democratic candidates hope to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Jeff Bingaman after 30 years. The eventual nominees will play a huge hand in determining which party wins control of...

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Crossroads GPS Ad Attacks Bob Kerrey For 'Backroom Deal' With Harry Reid In Nebraska Senate Race

(27) Comments | Posted March 13, 2012 | 1:59 PM

The latest Crossroads GPS radio ad (below) paints U.S. Senate candidate and former Nebraska Gov. Bob Kerrey (D) as an out-of-towner embarrassing Nebraska with Washington backroom deals and New York liberalism.

After waffling for weeks, Kerrey announced his Senate bid on Feb. 29 and admitted a conversation with Senate Majority...

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George Allen Gets On Virginia Ballot, And Gets A Super PAC

(56) Comments | Posted March 12, 2012 | 4:52 PM

Former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.), who is looking to reclaim the seat he lost to Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) in 2006, succeeded in doing something neither Rick Santorum nor Newt Gingrich managed to do: He got on the ballot in Virginia.

On Monday Allen turned in the...

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Sketching Robot Draws A Perfect Portrait In 3 Minutes

(36) Comments | Posted March 8, 2012 | 12:30 PM

Of all the jobs likely to be taken over by robots, portrait artist probably doesn't come to mind.

But a robot unveiled at the recent Cebit computer fair in Hanover, Germany, can draw a perfect caricature of someone in just three minutes.

The robot was created for industrial purposes, but...

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Report: Foxconn Hid Teen Workers Before Inspection (VIDEO)

(68) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 3:41 PM

Reports are swirling that Apple supplier Foxconn hid teenage employees before inspections by the Fair Labor Association.

Workers age 16-18 were banned from overtime hours, or relocated to keep them out of the spotlight.

Apple's supplier code of contact allows for workers as young as 16, as...

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Floating Cities Could Be A Reality Within Decades (VIDEO)

(298) Comments | Posted February 6, 2012 | 3:10 PM

It's hard to imagine, but it's not just a pipe dream. In fact, a think-tank out of California believes we could have thriving floating societies on the world's oceans within a few decades.

The nonprofit Seasteading Institute hopes these "seasteads," or independent, floating cities, are the key to...

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Citizens United Endorses Jon Bruning In 2012 Nebraska Senate Race

(108) Comments | Posted February 2, 2012 | 7:55 PM

The group behind the landmark decision that led to the proliferation of the super PAC endorsed Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning for U.S. Senate Thursday. Bruning is the frontrunner in the Republican primary race to win the seat in the Cornhusker State.

The Citizens United PAC announced that it...

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Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown's Ban On Outside Spending Shows Some Holes

(15) Comments | Posted February 1, 2012 | 5:38 PM

Partisan groups are already finding ways to get around an agreement barring third-party spending in the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts.

Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Scott Brown (R) signed a pledge last month to curb negative advertising in the hotly contested race. Now...

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Mitt Romney Gets Glitter Bombed (PHOTO, VIDEO)

(1936) Comments | Posted February 1, 2012 | 3:44 PM

The only thing more awkward than being glitter bombed is being glitter bombed and trying to play it off like a good thing.

A protester drenched Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in glitter before a campaign rally in Minnesota Wednesday. Either Romney didn't realize...

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Olympia Snowe Faces Challengers For Maine Senate Seat In 2012

(31) Comments | Posted January 30, 2012 | 4:30 PM

Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe hasn't lost an election in Maine for more than 30 years, but that hasn't stopped a half-dozen candidates from taking their shot at defeating her in 2012.

With two new Democratic challengers jumping in the race, six candidates are now crowding the field to prevent the...

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Elizabeth Warren, Worth Millions, Says Members Of Congress Shouldn't Own Stock

(1356) Comments | Posted January 27, 2012 | 5:07 PM

A crusader for the middle class, U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's personal finances were bound to come under scrutiny. Warren raised eyebrows Thursday when she said she isn't a wealthy individual who owns a lot of stock.

"I realize there are some wealthy individuals -- I'm not one of them...

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Gabrielle Giffords' Retirement Causes Political Fallout In Arizona

(9) Comments | Posted January 26, 2012 | 4:48 PM

With partisan political fever seemingly at an all-time high, every seat counts as the Democratic and Republican parties compete to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

This means that despite bipartisan good wishes for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), and a uniting sense of inspiration from her remarkable...

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Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry See Favorability Plummet In Polls After 2012 Presidential Runs

(211) Comments | Posted January 24, 2012 | 5:42 PM

The rapid rise and sharp fall of their bids for the Republican presidential nomination may have hurt the political futures of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, new polls show.

A poll released Tuesday by the Democratic firm Pubic Policy Polling (PPP) finds that...

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Elections 2012: Claire McCaskill Ranked Among 'Top Porkers,' Allen West Raises Huge Sum

(8) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 5:35 PM

Claire McCaskill Ranked Top Porker

Citizens Against Government Waste announced its list of the six worst "porkers" of last year, and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is on it. From The Hill:

This inclusion of McCaskill, who is in a tough reelection fight, is noteworthy because she has been...
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SOPA Senator's Twitter Account Gets Hacked (TWEETS)

(12) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 1:38 PM

Internet activists took aim at Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Monday. The senator returned to Washington off a flight from Des Moines to find his Twitter account hacked by someone claiming to be an Anonymous follower.

The Twitter account began showing rogue messages around 1:30 p.m. "Dear...

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Newt Gingrich Addresses Ethics Violations Charges

(3126) Comments | Posted January 22, 2012 | 10:42 AM

Fresh off an upset win in the South Carolina 2012 primary Saturday night, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich found himself facing questions around the ethics charges brought against him during his tenure as Speaker of the House.

Eighty-four charges of ethics violations were filed against...

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