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Mike Castle

GOPers Who Could Next Face The Tea Party Fury

The Daily Beast | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics

One by one, they have fallen. Bob Bennett in Utah. Richard Lugar in Indiana. Mike Castle in Delaware. Longtime pols, all of them, with long records in...

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Ditches Support For Key Campaign Finance Reform | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outside of the Tampa Bay Times Forum, where the Republican convention is taking place, independent conservative groups huddle in strateg...

$1 Billion That Nobody Wants

NPR | Robert Benincasa and David Kestenbaum | Posted 08.28.2011 | Business

Politicians in Washington hardly let a few minutes go by without mentioning how broke the government is. So, it's a little surprising that they've cre...

Partisanship is Only One of the Problems

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

A workable centrism needs to develop from ordinary people, not political insiders. Unfortunately, most people who succeed, or even survive, in politics do so by becoming insiders.

Stuart Rothenberg: Delaware Proves Sometimes A Win Isn't A Win

Roll Call | Stuart Rothenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The pattern is a familiar one. Purist conservative challengers in GOP primaries start out as asterisks in early polls, but in the final week or two...

Amanda Terkel

Chris Christie Pans Christine O'Donnell As 'Missed Opportunity' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), one of the GOP's rising stars who is pointed to as a model for Republicans in the Northeast, sharply...

Men Up, Grizzlies Down

Melanie Billings-Yun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Billings-Yun

Of all the many lessons we can draw from this election, the one that looms out for me is that wanton attacks on another candidate's gender don't win v...

Three Good Things for Progressives to Take From the Midterm Election Results

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

It's been easy for the Republicans to spend the last two years demonizing and obstructing the president. Well now the GOP has a share of the power, and they can no longer just sit back and throw rocks.

Jason Linkins

Midterm Madness: The Year In Review (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

How have your would-be lawmakers responded to today's tough circumstances? With the most infantile, substance-free campaign in memory. 2010-11-02-insanitycopy.jpg

Are You There Christine? Its Me (Not You), Michelle

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

There once was a girl named Christine She babbled quite like a pre-teen

In "Manly" Midterms, Vote Like a Girl

Barbara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Lee

I understand the frustrations of women voters, but there is simply too much at stake to sit these elections out. The message for progressive women is clear: Elections are tough. Get out there and vote like a girl.

A Silenced Majority

Michael Bendetson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Bendetson

As economists warn against the danger of a monopoly of industry in distorting and destroying an economy, our two party monopoly on government is causing similar effects on our political system.

Obama Poll Watch -- September, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last month I rashly wrote that since Obama was starting the month on an upswing, he had a good chance of posting largish gains in September. This didn't happen.

GOP Moderates Spearheading a Third Party Option

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Stomach-punched into depression by that bruising Republican primary for Delaware's open U.S. Senate seat, Rep. Mike Castle (R) chewed on an independen...

Christine O'Palin's Great Disappearing Act

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Christine O'Donnell's main strategy? Hope voters are just plain stupid and will vote for her in an unprecedented knowledge vacuum.

Ed Chen Attacks the Messenger

John Fialka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Fialka

Republicans and the fossil fuel industry are doing their level best to give the phrase "cap and trade" politically toxic connotations. Ed Chen, of the Natural Resources Defense Council, attacked the messenger.

Democrats Just Love Those Ticket Splittin' Republicans!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Democrats are enjoying sitting back with their popcorn buckets as they watch the GOP Civil War get nastier by the minute, making it even more likely that the left will have another two years at the controls.

Polling Delaware?...the Missing Horse Race

David C. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David C. Wilson

Coons' advantage among women is helpful if he faces O'Donnell, but not Castle. The absence of favorable support among women in the Castle-Coons' matchup may speak volumes about what Castle's next move could be.

Lucia Graves

GOP Senators Rebuke Mike Castle Over Talk Of Write-In Bid For Delaware Senate Seat | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Top GOP senators rebuked Delaware Congressman Mike Castle Thursday for considering a write-in campaign after his surprise loss to Christine O'Donnell ...

Mike Castle Won't Rule Out Write-In Bid For Senate In Delaware

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) - Delaware Congressman Mike Castle says he's stunned by his Senate primary loss to Christine O'Donnell and isn't ruling out the possibility of a ...

It's Their Party

Neil McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Neil McCarthy

The country is in desperate need of moderate Republicans, nowhere more so than here in New York. The GOP has morphed into the Tea Party, an amalgam of the very angry and the apparently inept.

Karl Rove and the Tea Party: What Really Happened

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Bunch

When Christine O'Donnell stunned the GOP establishment and upset Mike Castle last week, the first person she looked to was Russ Murphy of the Delaware 9-12 Patriots, not Karl Rove.

Meet The Tea Party's Karl Rove

The Sacramento Bee / McClatchy | Dan Morain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sal Russo, a consultant whose roots in Sacramento stretch back to Gov. Ronald Reagan's days, took a direct hand in O'Donnell's victory Tuesday. He is ...

The Death of GOP Internationalism

Don Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Kraus

As the brutal primary fights in Utah, Alaska and now Delaware have shown us, this is not your father's Republican party. And it probably never will be again.

Small Wonder

Tom Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Davis

Mike Castle was the kind of governor who would answer his own door in the Delaware Statehouse if you knocked on it.