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2010 Primaries

Can Anybody Be President?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

The conventional wisdom of this year's politics has been that the wealthy were going to buy their place in Congress and in state houses around the country. But the poor and shiftless are doing very well, too.

Democrats, Republicans See Turmoil After Primaries

The Wall Street Journal | Jonathan Weisman, John D. McKinnon AND Laura Meckler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The two major parties began the general election sprint Wednesday roiled by the fallout of a primary season marked by furiously anti-incumbent voters ...

GOP Beats Dems In Primary Turnout For 1st Time Since The Depression

Five Thirty Eight | BRIAN J. MCCABE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the first time since the 1930s, participation in Republican primaries exceeds participation in Democratic primaries, according to a report by the ...

2010 Primary Election Updates: Latest News From Today's Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Polling stations are open in seven states and the District of Columbia Tuesday, as voters head to cast ballots in the last big wave of primary electio...

Meg Whitman Spent What? For That?

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Chris Kelly

Over the last five California gubernatorial elections, the winning candidate has won with 52%, or about 4,446,480 votes. At $73.56 a vote, Meg Whitman will have to spend $327,083,069.

Why Carly and Meg Will Succeed

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Stanley Bing

The business of America is business, as Calvin Coolidge once observed. And never has that been more clear than this morning, where two former business executives have moved one step closer to political power.

Primary Elections 2010: Fall Campaigns Kick-Off Following June 8 Elections

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's looking like a new "year of the woman" in politics. Eighteen years after a few glass ceilings were broken, hundreds of female ...

Female CEOs to the Rescue in California

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Richard Grenell

Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina didn't think it would be so easy. Both women fought hard and campaigned like champions against tough Republican challengers. But both Carly and Meg won big.

When Everything Seems Out of Control, the President Must Take Charge

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

The president says the BP will pay for its mistake. He should act now to make sure. He should also order BP to set aside at least $5 billion for the cleanup, and create a new Civilian Conservation Corps to do it.

Primary Follies

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

This is not the year of the establishment it seems. The sad irony is that it's the real establishment that stands to maintain its absolute power as all us dupes fight among ourselves.

The DNC, DCCC and DSCC Need Makeovers

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

An emerging coalition of new and traditional progressive power is placing the "old guard" in the Democratic establishment on notice that the status quo is no longer acceptable, and they had best adapt or face the consequences.

Who's Afraid of Rand Paul?

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

With the Democrats trusting our well-being to the likes of Lawrence Summers and Timothy Geithner, would it not be good to have at least one Republican senator questioning the Washington spending spree?

The 'Mad-As-Hell' Party Scores as the Anxious Class Stews

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Do the electoral trends right now signal increasing strength on both political extremes? No -- not really. To the extent these races represent anything at all, it's a swing against the establishment.

The Beginning of the End of the Myth of Bipartisanship

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

It's safe to say that, with Rand Paul's victory today, the myth of bipartisanship has been officially laid to rest.

Election 2010: "Lefty Insurgents" and the Phony Revolution

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

No matter who you vote for, they have to be pushed for every inch of progress, every last line of policy. We can force an end to this bloody and expensive war in Afghanistan. But it takes a lot more than voting to achieve it.

Primary Concerns

Mike Malloy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Malloy

Primaries have never been this exciting, provocative and entertaining which is a clear indication that the die-hard party loyalists are serious about invigorating the listless political landscape with a newer, greener crop.

Arlen Specter -- A Political Outlier in a Congress of Lemmings

Michael Smerconish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

The only talking points Specter has followed his entire political life are his own. Give him credit for being true to his word.

Tomorrow's Primaries Could Chart Destiny for 2010

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

If Blanche Lincoln and Arlen Specter survive the Democratic primary, it will only get worse. There is no guarantee Specter or Lincoln would beat their Republican challengers in November - in fact, odds are against it.

Change is a Bowl of Cherries... With a Pitter

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

We need a "pitter" for the Congress to get rid of the blue dogs and the sell outs to the banksters and insurers.

Colo. Republican Party Creates "Backlash" For GOP

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The chairman of the Colorado Republican Party says he plans to inform a national GOP group today that it created a "backlash" by registering two domai...