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2010 Election Results

Top Obama Campaign Aide: 'How Obama Lost His Voice, And How He Can Get It Back'

latimes.com | Marshall Ganz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama entered office wrapped in a mantle of moral leadership. His call for change was rooted in values that had long been eclipsed in our pu...

Why Joe Miller Should Call for a Transparent 'Hand Count' of All Ballots Cast in Alaska

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Such that the Joe Miller campaign can help attain the much-needed transparency through a full reconciliation of all ballots cast in his state's U.S. Senate race, he'll be doing a service for his voters, and all voters alike, as well as for the cause of democracy in these United States.

Joe Miller Asked To Concede To Lisa Murkowski By Alaska GOP

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JUNEAU, Alaska — History, the GOP, the tea party, Sarah Palin and her own mouthful of a name worked against her. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski ...

Lisa Murkowski Defeats Joe Miller In 2010 Alaska Senate Race

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JUNEAU, Alaska — History, the GOP, the tea party, Sarah Palin and her own mouthful of a name worked against her. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski ...

Ain't No Stopping A Progressive Agenda: Part 3

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

PROGRESSIVES IN POSITION TO MOVE FORWARD: PART 3 of Hill Progressives WON! In the third part of my "Silver Lining" series, trying to find some hope i...

Oops, He Did It Again: Obama Already Caving in to Republicans on Tax Cuts for the Rich

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If Obama won't put up a fight on his keystone campaign promise, when will he ever put up a fight? And if he won't fight for the interests of 98% of Americans, why should they reelect him?

Washington Election Results: Patty Murray Defeats Dino Rossi In 2010 Senate Race

AP | CURT WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington U.S. Sen. Patty Murray seized a fourth term Thursday, surviving voters' backlash against Democrats nationally and we...

Patty Murray Defeats Dino Rossi In Washington Senate Race

AP | CURT WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington U.S. Sen. Patty Murray seized a fourth term Thursday, surviving voters' backlash against Democrats nationally and we...

Illinois Election Results: Pat Quinn Defeats Bill Brady In 2010 Governor's Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has narrowly defeated his Republican challenger. An AP analysis of uncounted votes from absentee and ot...

Patty Murray Election Results: Murray Leading Dino Rossi In Washington Senate Race

AP | CURT WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Democratic Sen. Patty Murray expanded her small lead over Republican challenger Dino Rossi on Wednesday as officials counted mo...

The Republican Recipe for an Anemic Economy Through Election Day 2012

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

The real message from voters was "Fix this stinking economy." But Republicans have no intention of doing so. Could it be that they want to keep the economy this way through Election Day, 2012?

Oregon Governor Election Results: Oregon Live Projects John Kitzhaber As Winner Over Chris Dudley

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Wednesday evening, the Oregonian called the Beaver State's 2010 midterm election for Governor for Democratic candidate John Kitzhaber over Republic...

Obama's Challenge Is Obama's Opportunity

Ron Christie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Christie

Perhaps more than any other decision he made in his first two years, President Obama's choice to allow Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Reid to shape his main legislative priorities proved tragic.

Alaska Senate Election: Lisa Murkowski & Joe Miller Continue To Fight In Unresolved Race

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A fierce ballot-by-ballot fight loomed Wednesday in the Alaska Senate race as lawyers and election monitors prepared to desc...

Washington Election Results: Patty Murray Leads Dino Rossi In Senate Race As Vote Count Continues

AP | CURT WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Democratic Sen. Patty Murray expanded her small lead over Republican challenger Dino Rossi on Wednesday as officials counted mo...

Today the Future Begins

Matthew Frankel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Frankel

Today looks grim for Democrats. Maybe it looks particularly grim for young idealistic Democratic staffers and interns, but today the future begins. Historic perspective is a luxury I did not have in 1994.

Premature Celebration by Republicans?

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Despite Tuesday's bleak results for Democrats, Barack Obama and the Democrats can both get a lot done to achieve their progressive agenda.

Oregon Election Results 2010: Governor's Race EXTREMELY Tight As Final Votes Are Tallied

AP | NIGEL DUARA and JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Democrat John Kitzhaber has scored a historic third term as governor, seven years after his previous stint in office. K...

A Progressive Primary to Push for Jobs and End the Wars

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The worst thing we must now face is that the 2010 election is likely a preview of 2012, unless some dramatic new element is introduced into our national politics that changes the character of national debate.

Obama's Choice: Compromise or Fight

Bob Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Samuels

Let's hope that Obama becomes more like FDR and less like Bill Clinton. In other words, he should push through a progressive agenda that helps the majority of Americans.

John Boehner, GOP Leaders Throw Down Gauntlet To Obama

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner pledged Wednesday that Republicans will use their new majority to seek a "smaller, less costl...

Giving the Keys Back to the Folks Who Crashed the Car

Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson

The 2010 election was the political equivalent of the perfect crime: The GOP vigorously challenged all measures to fix the economy and was then rewarded for it at the polls by transferring the blame.

Animated Midterm Elections Results In Under Three Minutes! (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Leave it to NMA News to sum up yesterday's historic midterm elections with the sentence, "The donkey got stomped by the elephant." In this election ro...

Our Imperial Vote

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

Yesterday, we went to the polls and cast our votes. The act of voting reassures us that we still live in a democracy. This is true in name only. Fo...

What the Pundits Missed

George Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Lakoff

The usual pundits, for all their verbiage, have missed a lot, especially since they have nobody from the cognitive and brain sciences discussing the election. Here's part of what's been missing from the discussion.