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Dave Jamieson

Cities, States Move To Mandate Paid Sick Leave For Workers | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Millions of American workers face an ugly choice when they fall ill: Either tough it out and head into work, or stay home and not get pa...

Connecticut Experiences Déjà vu

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Lieberman's last two years in the Senate will define his legacy. And we can only hope that they will bring out the best for all of the residents of Connecticut and the country.

Looking Back at the Arkansas Senate Race

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Nominating a more conservative candidate because she or he is the more electable Democrat is sometimes necessary, but nominating more conservative Democrats who can't win anyway is pointless.

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.

The Tea Party Is the GOP's Problem

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

In backing challenges to GOP moderates, the Tea Party looks like a looking-glass version of the "netroots" progressives who backed Howard Dean in 2004 and Ned Lamont's primary challenge to Sen. Joe Lieberman.

Connecticut Primary Election: Linda McMahon, Dan Malloy, Tom Foley Leading

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) - Former Stamford Mayor Dannel P. Malloy is leading Ned Lamont in the Democratic nomination for governor in Connecticut, according to poll number...

Four Reasons Tonight Looks Bright for Democrats

Nathan Daschle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Daschle

However today's elections play out, Democrats will be in better shape after voters go to the polls.

Rock the Vote

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Nicholas

In October of 2008, I stood in a line ten students deep at the Kennedy School of Government on a Wednesday morning, waiting to get my absentee ballot ...

$9,118,582.14 ... and Counting

Suzanne Langlois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzanne Langlois

The Malloy campaign is being run on Connecticut's public-finance system. Malloy's budget is approximately a fifth the size of Ned Lamont's $10,000,000 (and counting).

Friday Talking Points [122] -- Bikini Bottom Update

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since it's the Friday after month's-end, the new monthly unemployment numbers were released today. Which adds another bar to the "bikini bottom" char...

Charlie Crist's Independent Run Is Doomed, or: Why I'm Right and Everybody Else Is Wrong

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

With Crist still in the Senate race as an independent candidate come election day, nothing will stop Marco Rubio from taking over.

Ned Lamont Brings Up Joe Lieberman In TV Ad For Connecticut Governor's Race (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ned Lamont, Democratic candidate for Connecticut governor, launched a new TV ad Thursday night which promotes his failed 2006 campaign to unseat Indep...

Bill Clinton, Blanche Lincoln and Democracy in Arkansas

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If Blanche Lincoln loses despite the endorsement of Bill Clinton and others, it will be another example of the democratic leadership being at least a step or two behind their party's electorate, even in a state like Arkansas.

Power from the People

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Salzman

Look at the American political landscape today and you might begin to get the sinking feeling that the red state/blue state dichotomy is, on the one h...

Tomorrow's Primaries Could Chart Destiny for 2010

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

If Blanche Lincoln and Arlen Specter survive the Democratic primary, it will only get worse. There is no guarantee Specter or Lincoln would beat their Republican challengers in November - in fact, odds are against it.

Connecticut Governor 2010: Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 Connecticut Governor's race below. Email if you know someone wh...

What Progressives Can Learn From the Tea Partiers

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Tea Partiers will vote overwhelmingly Republican in November -- unless they stay home in protest. To gain their support, the GOP will have to nominate candidates who are less electable and more radical.

Can Arlen Specter End the War in Afghanistan?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Naiman

Who knew Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter would emerge as one of the most vocal opponents in the Senate of the President's military escalation in Afghanistan?

Is Anybody Still Surprised by Joe Lieberman?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Lieberman's announcement that he will vote against cloture for a health care bill that includes the public option should surprise nobody. His ideological home is no longer in the Democratic Party.

Connecticut's Game of Campaign Musical Chairs: Everyone Please Move up One Space

Suzanne Langlois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzanne Langlois

Connecticut's game of campaign musical chairs was set in motion by Governor Jodi Rell's decision to not seek reelection in 2010.

Sam Stein

Lamont Running For Governor Rather Than Re-Challenge Lieberman | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ned Lamont, the Connecticut Democrat who nearly took out Sen. Joseph Lieberman in the 2006 elections, is planning a run for the state's governor's cha...

Help Needed: Political Entrepreneurs in State Capitols

Ned Lamont | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ned Lamont

Connecticut is sorely in need of a chief executive who will focus on creating jobs and getting our economy back on track. That is why I formed an exploratory committee for the office of Governor.

Sam Stein

Lamont: Lieberman "Dithering" On Health Care | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) most strident critics accused him of "dithering" on health care reform after the Independent stated that he ...

Juan Figueroa Prepares to Toss His Hat

Suzanne Langlois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzanne Langlois

The big national news story on Wednesday was that Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) would not seek reelection for his senate seat, a position he has held for nearly three decades.

Singing Of The GOP Sirens, Joe... Joe... Joe...

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

As an Epic Fail saga, Joe Lieberman is basking in the fading limelight that is diminishing with time. What will he come up with next to flip those who used to support him as he continues this mad journey?