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2010 Election

Iowa Governor 2010: Who Will Be the Worst Environmental Governor of the 21st Century?

Dave Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Murphy

Iowans can no longer afford to have a governor, or any elected official, partying like it's 1999 on the environment.

Congressional Candidate Didn't Disclose Bank Account Worth Up To $500,000

Union Leader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New Hampshire Democrats on Thursday called for a federal prosecutor to investigate Republican congressional candidate Frank Guinta's forgotten bank ac...

Polls Gone Wild: Political Gripes In An Internet Age

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When a widely publicized poll showed Republican John Kasich with a commanding, 10-point advantage in Ohio's governor's race, aides ...

Bill Clinton Calls For Help After Man Collapses At Rally In Bethlehem

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Bill Clinton yelled for a doctor after an audience member collapsed at a Pennsylvania campaign rally. The former president was...

Christine O'Donnell To Local Radio Station: I'll Sue You For Posting Interview

AP | RANDALL CHASE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DOVER, Del. — The head of the national Republican Party is due in Delaware to rally voters shortly after GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnel...

Olbermann: If The Tea Party Wins, America Loses (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Perhaps using a reverse echo of MSNBC's new slogan ("Lean Forward"), Keith Olbermann launched into the tea party on Wednesday night during a special c...

Third Party Candidates Weigh In On Cuomo

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A new Quinnipiac poll released today shows Andrew Cuomo is 20 points ahead of his Republican opponent, Carl Paladino (though Paladino claims the race ...

Ryan Grim: Meg Whitman's Legacy Might Be Defeating Prop 19 (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Senior Congressional Correspondent Ryan Grim appeared on "News Nation" Wednesday to talk about Proposition 19, California's ballot initiative to legal...

Kant on the Campaign Trail

Tom Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Silva

As election season nears, we once again find ourselves in the hot zone of political rhetoric and cable-news hysterics. Many of you will remember the ...

Dems Make $21.6 Million Ad Buy In Last Ditch Effort To Save House

Hotline On Call | By Eliza Newlin Carney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is making a last ditch effort to survive a GOP wave by blanketing the airwaves in more than 60 distric...

Obama's Quiet Campaign

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Girding for the campaign's homestretch, President Barack Obama is quietly using the powers of his office to fire up a reeling Democ...

Cutting Home-Based Care Defies Fiscal and Political Logic

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kenneth Thorpe

As policymakers prepare to shift to a post-election mindset, nowhere is there a better opportunity to drive down costs, create jobs and ensure the well being of millions of Americans.

GOP Poised To Win Congress Redistricting Edge, Too

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republicans' expected gains next week go way beyond Congress. The GOP could capture new Senate or House majorities in a dozen t...

Obama Assails GOP On Clouded Final Campaign Push

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — President Barack Obama attacked Republicans with gusto Monday as he plunged into a final week of midterm election campaigning...

Sam Stein

House Candidates To Spend Over $1 Billion On Elections | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The combined cost of the 2010 elections for the House of Representatives will total well more than $1 billion, according to a new analysis by a nonpar...

Republican House Musings

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Republican Party's approval rating is the most dismal of all, clocking in lower than even the Democratic Party's approval. In other words, the voters are about to vote into power a party they like less than the party currently in power.

The Top 20 Craziest Quotes by Tea Party Candidates

Daniel Kurtzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Kurtzman

Regardless of the outcome of the 2010 elections, the Tea Party has already made history by spawning the craziest crop of political candidates America has ever seen.

Bloomberg Now Backs Two-Term Limit In His Third Term As Mayor

AP | SARA KUGLER FRAZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Two years ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg had the city's term limits law extended so he could run for a third term, but now he says he s...

Howard Fineman

What Happens Next? The Complex Post-Election Landscape | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Two years ago, Barack Obama united American politics as no one had done in decades. Next week -- once the vote is in -- American politics...

Governors' Races Offer Up Sharp, Bare Knuckle Skirmishes

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Some of the sharpest bare-knuckle skirmishes this election season are the races for governor, especially in states shouldering the ...

Bill Clinton Campaigns Against Michele Bachmann In Priciest House Race

AP | MARTIGA LOHN and KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BLAINE, Minn. — Former President Bill Clinton said Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is so far right that she makes Richard Nixon and G...

Gay Voters Angry At Democrats Could Sway Election

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — Kate Coatar is seriously considering voting for Green Party candidates instead of Democrats, whom she normally supports. James Wyatt w...

Companies That Received Bailout Money Giving Generously To Candidates

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) was a fierce critic of the federal bailout of General Motors and Chrysler last year, saying he "cannot as...

GOP's Mary Fallin Cites Motherhood As Key Difference Over Dem Jari Askins In Oklahoma Governor's Race

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

EDMOND, Okla. — In her quest to become Oklahoma's first female governor, Democrat Jari Askins has amassed an assortment of professional qualific...

Jason Linkins

BURNING MONEY: Self-Funding Millionaires Could See Little Success At The Polls | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If there's one thing that we've learned from our periodic examinations of the 2010 campaign's self-funders, it's that self-funding your own campaign is a pretty bad idea unless your name happens to be Michael Bloomberg.