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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 ...

O'Donnell Says 'We're Passionate' Not 'Wing Nuts'

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The tea party's latest darling, Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, aligned herself squarely with the Republican Par...

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.

Obama Calls Mike Castle After GOP Primary Loss, Says Senior Administration Official

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has reached out to longtime Republican Rep. Mike Castle after his upset loss to a tea party-backed candidate...

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.


Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

Born out of the GOP's politics of resentment and self-victimization, surly and ignorant teabaggers managed to cut off their collective noses to spite...

"Gun Rights" Extremism Emerging as Campaign Issue

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The emergence of successful Tea Party candidates in key Republican primaries is one of the few bright spots for the Democratic Party in this otherwise daunting election season for Democrats.

Sarah & the GOPettes: Assessing the O'Donnell Victory

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

With Christine O'Donnell's victory, Tea Baggers are sending the same kind of naive, misguided, anger-fueled message to the Republican Party that the Naderites sent to Democrats in the 2000 presidential election.

Delaware GOP Rumblings

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Delaware Republicans did not set fire to the Republicans' Big Tent. But they did say that some things -- such as the Castle-DeGette bill -- are simply beyond the pale of what can be accepted.

O'Donnell's Delaware Win About Turnout and Message

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

Christine O'Donnell's win over Mike Castle might have been a shocker to most, but what most observers missed was that turnout was higher than normal in lower Delaware, and average in upper Delaware.

Cap And Trade Wasn't Castle's Undoing

Ed Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ed Chen

Environment & Energy needs to do less opining and more basic research -- and then report the news fairly and with balance and an honest sense of proportionality.

Right-Wing Civil War: Bloggers Admit AM Nut Mark Levin Can't Tell The Truth

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

I wish the Delaware Republican primary season could have stretched on for a few more weeks or even months. Watching partisan right-wing pundits battle...

Amanda Terkel

Rep. Mike Castle Blames Hannity And Limbaugh For His Loss To Christine O'Donnell | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with Fox News Wednesday, Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) said that a "significant" reason for his Senate primary loss to Christine O'Donnell...

Storming the Castle

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Republican Party establishment watched last night in horror as Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell swamped Castle in the primary. This will likely mean Joe Biden's old Senate seat will remain in Democratic hands.

Sam Stein

Mike Castle To Supporter: 'Good Luck Out There With Your New Leader' (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The cameras of C-SPAN are known for catching politicians in moments of unsuspecting candor and last night's concession speech from Rep. Mike Castle (R...

Jason Linkins

FLASHBACK: Mike Castle's Townhall Birther Confrontation As The Beginning Of The End (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over at The Daily Beast, Benjy Sarlin digs through the archives and pulls an old clip of a Mike Castle town hall meeting, marking it in hindsight as t...

What Does a Vote for a GOP Candidate in November Really Mean?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

A vote for the GOP in November will be a vote for the richest one percent of the country at the expense of the rest of us. And it will be a vote for the kind of fear that we, as a country, would eventually come to regret.

Delaware Election Results: Christine O'Donnell Defeats Mike Castle In GOP Senate Primary

AP | NORMA LOVE and DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the last turn of a tumultuous primary season, former New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte narrowly won her state's Republican Senate primary...

Delaware Senate GOP Primary 2010: Who Will Win? (PREDICT)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tonight's Delaware GOP Senate primary will be a race to watch closely. A new poll shows that the contest between Us. Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del) and T...

Conservative Blog Fight Proves Existence of God

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Barrett Brown

It's difficult to know where to begin here, or even to be sure that there is any such thing as a beginning in this case; more to the point, this whole...

Democrats' Difficult Summer Stretches Into Fall

Steve Lombardo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Lombardo

The political pendulum has swung toward the Republicans and at this point there is almost nothing that Democrats and the president can do to alter the overall course of the midterm elections.

Delaware Races Intensify In Lead Up To Primary

Tom Noyes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Noyes

Divisions in the Delaware Republican Party are likely to make it easier for the Democratic nominee, former Lt. Gov. John Carney, to make Delaware's lone House seat one of the few Democratic pickups this year.

Key Primaries In New York, Delaware, New Hampshire

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Virtually unknown a month ago, Christine O'Donnell rode a surge of support from tea party activists to victory in Delaware's Republ...

Last Big Tuesday of Primary Season

Ed Kilgore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Kilgore

It's been a long and fascinating primary season, with most of the heavy action on the GOP side, and that's largely how it will culimate with tomorrow's eight-primary event.