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Sorry, Bob, but Nate's Right

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Nate Silver begins his rebuttal to Robert Moran this morning by saying, "I don't like criticizing our good friends over at" Well, I don'...

Re: Tea Party Polling

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Does the just released CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll overstate "active support" for the Tea Party movement? They report "roughly 11 percent of...

Re: Liberal Democrats and Obama - Response to Chris Bowers

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My friend Chris Bowers posted a thoughtful response to my column from this week, which argued that only a small fraction of liberal Democrats have gro...

Mortgage Write-Downs: Why Does Ellen Tauscher Value Banks Over Constituents? Ask Adam Pase

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Why is Ellen Tauscher, head of the New Democrat Coalition, working so hard on behalf of bank and mortgage industry lobbyists?

Getting More Progressives Elected -- And Where You Fit In

Adam Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Green

I realized at MoveOn that it makes no sense for progressives to raise tons of money for candidates who then spend it inefficiently. We need to help them run effective campaigns and win.

Bowers Vs. 538 Vs. Pollster

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Chris Bowers posted a two-part series this week that compares the final estimate accuracy of his simple poll averaging ("simple mean of all non-campai...

Should Progressives Be Upset with Obama?

David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Corn

With these hawkish, Rubin-esque, middle-of-the-road picks, has Obama abandoned the folks who brought him to the dance?

Would Obama's Victory Hurt Obama?

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

As everyone prematurely obsesses over a massive Democratic sweep -- which has not happened yet and may not happen -- we'll hear even more contrarian craziness.