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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 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.

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.

Mark Blumenthal

New Poll: O'Donnell-Castle Race 'Too Close To Call' | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Of the weekend's new polls, the most talked about involves not next month's general election, but rather this Tuesday's Republican Senate primary in D...

Christine O'Donnell, Tea Party-Backed Candidate, Tells GOP Rival: 'Get Your Man-Pants On' (AUDIO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Delaware's Republican Senate primary just days away, Tea Party-backed contender Christine O'Donnell is impugning the masculinity of GOP rival U.S...

Delaware 2010: Tea Party Looks To Delaware For Next Victory

Time | Michael Scherer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In any other election cycle, at any other moment in Delaware's political history, Mike Castle would be coasting to victory. A two-time governor and lo...

What I Learned Behind the Lines of the Anti-Obama Backlash

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Will Bunch

A push for job creation would bring work for many people now simmering in the toxic right-wing media bubble instead. The conditions fueling the Obama backlash may lift -- if we can somehow lift the conditions holding back America as a whole.

Arthur Delaney

Citizens United Supreme Court Decision: Republican Signs On To Dem Response | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats hoping to blunt the impact of a recent Supreme Court decision allowing unlimited corporate spending on campaign advertisements can now call ...

Jason Linkins

Midterm Madness: The Story Of The 2010 Campaign, So Far (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You know, growing up in America, we're taught to venerate the Founding Fathers. Armed with Enlightenment philosophy and the leadership to marshal a n...

Delaware Senate: 2010 Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 Delaware Senate race below. Email if you know someone who shou...

Mark Kirk On Social Security: Where Does He Stand?

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic operatives are targeting four House Republicans running for Senate - attempting to put them on the spot on whether they support the privati...