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November Elections

What Does Joe the Plumber Want?

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Amidst the Tea Party and GOP's purposeful vagueness, they have found it best to stick with the populist theme of Joe the Plumber, first invented by the McCain-Palin campaign in 2008.

Cancer, Basil Marceaux and Tennessee's "Goober"natorial Spectacle

Molly Secours | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Molly Secours

The comic relief that was provided by Marceux these past few weeks distracted from the fact that there were few substantive differences between any of the candidates.

GOP Releases Election Blueprints, Incumbent Hit List For November

Politico | Alex Isenstadt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The GOP blueprint for winning control of the House is rapidly coming into focus, with the National Republican Congressional Committee readying a $22 m...

"Fighting Extremism" Should Be Theme for Fall Campaign

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Here are just a few of the mainstream truths Democrats could advance, while also noting what extremism has wrought: an economy that has failed the middle class, and an atmosphere of fear and loathing that has paralyzed needed actions.

Voter Volatility Reaches Historic Highs During Election 'Year Of Fear'

The Wall Street Journal | Gerald F. Seib | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's becoming increasingly clear that Americans aren't simply in the midst of hard times. They are in the midst of one of the most volatile political ...

Henry Waxman: If 'Most Difficult Democrats' Get Ousted In November That Wouldn't Be So Bad

The Hill | Russell Berman and Molly K. Hooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) believes the November elections will likely weed out some of "most difficult Democrats" that leadership lawmakers have de...

GOP Willing To Rely On 'Party Of No' Reputation For Midterm Elections

The Washington Post | Perry Bacon Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans say polls suggest that they can oppose all of these initiatives by casting them into a broader critique of Democrats increasing the size o...

Sam Stein

American Crossroads GPS, New Rove Group, Has Dems Questioning Obama's Political Operations | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

News that two former top Bush strategists have formed a spinoff organization to dig up dirt on Congressional Democrats before the 2010 elections has r...

Democrats' Election Hopes May Hinge On Frustrated, Independent Voters

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MEDIA, Pa. — Democrat Joe Sestak – a son of the Philadelphia suburbs – needs the independent voters in his backyard as he campaigns ...

Eric Cantor Says Republicans Could Take Back The House In November: Will They Really?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) hopped on the GOP-could-take-control-of-the-House bandwagon on Monday -- a prediction offered by none other th...

One Big Thing Congress Can Do to Improve the Economy Before Election Day

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The last thing Democrats can afford is to go into Election Day with is an economy that is actually losing jobs once again. That is exactly what may happen if Congress does not pass state fiscal relief and extend unemployment benefits.

Gulf Oil Spill Leaks Into Elections Nationwide

The New York Times | Damien Cave | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Candidates from coast to coast -- and many states in between -- are redirecting their campaigns in an emotional, frantic effort to turn the oil spill ...

Evidence Arizona Immigration Law May Be Fatal Mistake for GOP

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

If a surge of anti-Republican Hispanic voters destroys the careers of enough politicians who thought that pandering to anti-immigrant fear was good politics, the whole political narrative about immigration reform will change.

Tea Party Putting Their Stamp On Midterm Election Races

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The tea party movement shows some growing pains, but it still wields remarkable powers to shape the Republican Party and set up a f...

Top Political Prognosticators Predict GOP Unlikely To Take Over House In November

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some of the country's top political forecasters reported Thursday that they disagree with the contention of some top Republicans that midterm election...

Immigration Reform Unhinges Congressman

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

What better way to get this reform passed than by encouraging the main constituency for immigration reform, Americans of Latinos descent, to not participate in the elections?

Schwarzenegger's Reform Means Minimum Wage

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Peete

Will the same pay rates apply to the Governor and members of the California State Legislature? Their monthly postage allowance is more than federal minimum wage earners make.

Forget The Candidates, Unelected Officials Take Economic Center Stage

MSNBC | Tom Curry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Step aside Clinton, Obama, and McCain. Make way for Bernanke, Paulson, and Geithner. In an election year in which the public and the news media have ...