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Arizona Congressman Renzi Has Charges Added To His Indictment

AP | ARTHUR H. ROTSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — A racketeering charge and other counts have been added to an indictment against Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi. The indictment ...

NH County Treasurer Unseated By "Teenybopper" Student

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HAVERHILL, N.H. — A county treasurer who lost her bid for a fourth term last week to a 20-year-old Dartmouth College student from Montana blames...

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...

Stevens Trails Begich In Alaska Senate Race

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Just as Sen. Ted Stevens appeared set to return to Congress, felony conviction and all, his re-election bid has faltered. If...

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Knoll Dies At 78

AP | MARC LEVY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Catherine Baker Knoll, who at age 72 became the first woman to be elected as Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor, died Wednesda...

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...

Supreme Court's Ohio Decision Rejects GOP Voting Dispute

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sided Friday with Ohio's top elections official in a dispute with the state Republican Party over voter registrat...

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 ...

Palin's Secrecy Betrays Campaign Promises

AP | RITA BEAMISH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin's promise for a new era of government openness as the reform governor of Alaska started to crack even before Sen. John McCain's presidenti...

California Representatives' Brother Missing After Boating Accident

AP | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — The brother of Congresswomen Loretta and Linda Sanchez and his girlfriend were missing Friday after their boat was apparently dest...

Nude Taser Officer Kills Himself

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — A police lieutenant committed suicide Thursday, days after he ordered another officer to fire a stun gun at a naked, distraught man w...

Bloomberg Announces Third Term Bid For Mayor Of New York

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday that he's pushing for changes that would allow him to seek a third term leading the nation...

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 las...

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...