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2010 Midterm Elections

The Column EVERY Registered Democrat Must Read

Steve Young | Posted 05.19.2014 | Comedy
Steve Young

You don't get angry you get...well you don't get anything because when it comes time to vote, you sit on your yoga-contoured derrieres.

Why I Find Barack Obama Wanting

Curtis Roosevelt | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Curtis Roosevelt

President Obama has had more than three years in the White House to show us what he is made of and what he can do as president. His speeches remain brilliant, but I find him wanting.

GOP Buyer's Remorse Is Nice, But It Only Matters If It Leads to Votes

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Republicans campaigned in 2010 on creating jobs and cutting spending and the deficit. But once in power, both in the House and in numerous states, all those promises went out the window.

Business Doesn't Need American Workers

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

America now has about 25 million people either out of work or underemployed. Meanwhile, corporate profits continue to set records. What's going on?

How the Tea Party Could Succeed

Alex Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Becker

How can newly-empowered House Republicans give themselves the best chance of success over the next two years and possibly beyond? It's simple. Know thy mandate.

Clinton: Election Won't Change Foreign Policy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says a shift in congressional power won't greatly affect U.S. fo...

Could Defeat For Democrats Be Good For The World?

The Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration ushered in a new era that sought for America to re-engage with the world. Two years later it still stands i...

Nation's Governor Candidates Vague On Deficits

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The next governor of Illinois will walk into office and find himself staring at a budget deficit that could top $15 billion. In Califo...

Can Obama Get His Networking Groove Back?

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradley W. Bloch

If the First Networker has lost his touch, it is because Obama's networking has always seemed a means to an end. Once that end -- the Oval Office -- was attained, the means lost its urgency.

Voting For Judges In Illinois: What You Should Know

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Among the long list of elected officials Illinois voters will be asked to select this year are the judges. Yeah -- we know -- many of you skip over th...

Mark Kirk Loses Endorsements To Giannoulias

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Several Illinois advocacy groups that backed Republican Mark Kirk in past elections are endorsing his Democratic opponent in the race ...

GOP Not Allowed to Talk About the "Will of the Public"

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

You'll excuse me now if I'm not buying the sudden increased interest the GOP has in listening to the American people. They never for one second respected the results of the 2008 election.

Alexi Giannoulias, Mark Kirk Neck And Neck: Poll

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A new poll shows Republican Rep. Mark Kirk and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias are about even as they head into their final week of campaig...

Kirk Gets Money Boost From Rove As Clinton Heads To Chicago For Alexi

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — In the final days before the Nov. 2 election, Democrats and Republicans are leaning on party heavyweights, energizing their bases and ...

Lame Duck Congressmen Candidly Discuss a Flawed Political System

Eileen McMenamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eileen McMenamin

At a recent discussion by four newly defeated members of Congress, truth was on vivid display. Could losing an election might mark the first step towards freedom?

Illinois Democrats Pick Up The Pace On Campaign Trail

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — With 10 days go to until the election, Illinois candidates picked up the pace on the campaign trail Saturday, trying to round up suppo...

ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING: Obama Coming Back To Chicago For Dem Rally

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will make a final push for Democrats the weekend before Election Day with campaign stops in four cities. Ob...

Giannoulias Accuses Kirk Of 'Economic Treason' For China Fundraiser

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Democrat Alexi Giannoulias is accusing Republican Mark Kirk of "economic treason" as the two sides skirmish over a small fundraiser in...

Joe Biden Stumps For Pat Quinn In Chicago

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Even in this Democratic-leaning home state of President Barack Obama, the White House isn't taking anything for granted with an electi...

Giuliani Campaigns For Carly Fiorina in Southern California

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

WESTMINSTER, Calif. — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will campaign for U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina in Southern California as p...

The Myth of a Conservative Public

Alan Abramowitz | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz

Despite gains made by the Republican Party, support for activist government remains very strong. Evidence from Gallup shows that Americans tend to be ideological conservatives but operational liberals.

Progressive Push Back to Eliminate Tax Cuts for Rich

Chuck Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chuck Collins

The small business community has pushed back against claims that letting the tax cuts expire would hurt small business.

Why I'm Bullish on LA -- The Sequel

Al Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Al Abrams

LA has weathered one of the worst financial storms to ever buffet the city. Following the results of the midterm elections, it's possible now Los Angeles will come out renewed.

The Mystical Center

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

The mystical center is where Obama's disaffected base resides. He doesn't have to choose. Both swing voters and the Democratic base want the President to stand up to Wall Street on behalf of main street.

A Way Forward for Nuclear Arms Control

Jonathan Pearl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Pearl

Even if New START is ratified before the Democrats' Senate majority significantly shrinks, it will not help advance nonproliferation advocates' long-term goals unless a lost consensus on arms control fundamentals is rebuilt first.