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Stephen Colbert's Sister Entering Congressional Race

Patch | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

Patch has confirmed that Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, will seek the Democratic nomination for the First Congressio...

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

INFOGRAPHIC: Meet The Women Running For Congress In November | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 11.07.2012 | Women

"Is it possible that Congress would get more done if there were more women in Congress?... I think it’s fair to say: That is almost guaranteed." ...

Winning the Election -- And a Successful Second Term

Mike Lux | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

The chances for the Democrats to retake the House are now a lot better than the conventional wisdom has it, and my view is that for the sake of Obama's second term the entire party needs to re-orient itself to that possibility.

The Search for Political Money: Is it Time Well Spent?

Dan Glickman | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Dan Glickman

2012-08-28-scblog2.png The skyrocketing amount of money in politics is destroying the ability of public servants to do their jobs. I would be shocked if members of congress are able to devote even half of their daily schedule to the actual job for which they were elected.

A Second Chance for Obama

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

The Republicans' midterm triumph obviously is a demoralizing blow to President Obama, but it's also a second chance. Unlike the scores of Democratic l...

The United States and Afghanistan

John Flerlage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
John Flerlage

Rep. Coffman refuses to support our commander in chief or our troops with anything other than conflicting rhetoric. Our nation should plan to begin, by Sept. 2010, withdrawal of combat units across Afghanistan.

On Racism, Death Threats and the Blindness of Those Who Will Not See

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

We're living in a world where the behavior of right-wing lynch mobs clearly is far less about ideology, and far more about partisanship and racial hate.