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Ted Stevens' Farewell Speech: "God Bless Alaska And Our Governor" (VIDEO)

HuffPost | Dan Duray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The recently-convicted, recently-ousted Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska gave his farewell address to the Senate this morning. The 85-year-old was the l...

Obama Victory Triggers Racist Backlash: At Least 200 Incidents Reported

CS Monitor | Patrik Jonsson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Atlanta - In rural Georgia, a group of high-schoolers gets a visit from the Secret Service after posting "inappropriate" comments about President-elec...

Al Franken Sues Over Absentee Ballots

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) -- Democrat Al Franken's campaign filed a lawsuit Thursday in Ramsey County, Minnesota, requesting the names of all individu...

Stevens Fights Expulsion, Begs Colleagues "To Give Him A Chance"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Convicted Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), facing possible expulsion from the Republican Conference next week, is contacting his Republican colleagues and...

Obama, McCain Face Rematch In Senate Race, Reuters Says

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - U.S. President-elect Barack Obama and his defeated Republican rival, John McCain, are engaged in somewhat of a rematch. The two are tryin...

Senate GOP To Privately Debate Stevens' Fate Next Week

Congressional Quarterly | Kathleen Hunter, CQ Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republican Conference leaders have received notice that Sen. Jim DeMint plans to call for a vote next week on ejecting convicted Sen. Ted Steve...

Local Politics, Global Change: Vote Democrat

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Carmichael

We have not yet witnessed a nuanced debate in which climate, energy and food are discussed for what they are: independent yet interconnected national issues that must be met with local action.

McCain Dragging Down GOP House Races (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans running for House races are getting no rides from John McCain's coattails this election cycle. See below for a long list and a slideshow o...

GM Shutters Michigan Plant, Further Eroding McCain-Palin Support

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

In a smoke-filled bowling alley in Wyoming, Michigan, Laura Burns unofficially acts as the Wednesday women's league spokesperson: "I'm leaning toward ...

More West Virginia Voters Say Machine Flipping Votes From Democrat To Republican

Charleston Gazette | Paul J. Nyden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three Putnam County voters say electronic voting machines changed their votes from Democrats to Republicans when they cast early ballots last week. T...

Voter Registration Hurdles That May Block Tens Of Thousands From Polls Appear Illegal

NY Times | IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tens of thousands of eligible voters in at least six swing states have been removed from the rolls or have been blocked from registering in ways that ...

Louisiana Election Officials Threatened By Man Impatient To "Keep The N*gger Out Of Office"

The Smoking Gun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OCTOBER 8--Angered by a delay in the receipt of his voter registration card, a Louisiana man today threatened to shoot election officials, claiming th...

Palin's Wasilla Doodles Reveal The Origin Of McCain Campaign Myths (PHOTO)

TNR/ABC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New Republic reports: On a recent reporting trip to Alaska, TNR senior editor Noam Scheiber came across a piece of paper from an old Wasilla ci...

Palin Ran Oil-Based Administration As Governor

NY Times | WILLIAM YARDLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE -- When Gov. Sarah Palin meets Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Thursday in the vice-presidential debate, even her fellow Alaskans might hear ...

Denver Police Union Draws Ire Over DNC Brutality T-Shirts (PHOTO)

Denver 7 News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The t-shirt in question From a local Denver news station: DENVER -- The Denver police union is selling T-shirts that poke fun at protesters at last...

Keillor On Palin: Bush With Big Hair

Salon | Garrison Keillor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sept. 10, 2008 | So the Republicans have decided to run against themselves. The bums have tiptoed out the back door and circled around to the front an...