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Hey, Watch This Seat For Me, Willya? The Long History Of The Shortest Congressional Tenures | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

With the death of longtime New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D), Republican Gov. Chris Christie has named someone to temporarily fill the seat until N...

The Illegitimate 2012 Debates

Carl Gibson | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Carl Gibson

No matter what the pundits and the party hacks say, third-party candidates do have a shot at winning, only if the debates were set up to include them.

The Lion, the Glitch, and the Centerfold

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

The Liberal Lion is rolling over in his grave His seat even the President could not help save A state senator for only five years Has brought the Democratic establishment to tears

GOP, Dems Prepare For Legal Challenges Over Massachusetts Senate Seat

The Weekly Standard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Appointed Senator Paul Kirk will lose his vote in the Senate after Tuesday's election in Massachusetts of a new senator and cannot be the 60th vote fo...

Paul Kirk: Massachusetts GOP Seeks To Block Kennedy Interim Successor

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former Democratic Party chairman Paul G. Kirk Jr. stepped in Friday as the temporary replacement in the Senate for his longtime fri...

Friday Talking Points [95] -- A Call To Action

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The progressives and Blue Dogs are going to have a showdown. It is going to culminate not in statements to the press (or the lack thereof), not in some whispered whip count, but rather in a very public vote.

PAUL KIRK Tapped For Kennedy Senate Seat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AP -- The governor of Massachusetts has named former Democratic Party chairman Paul G. Kirk Jr. to temporarily fill the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's sea...

Paul Kirk Jr. Kennedys' Pick For Mass. Senate Seat: Confidant

AP | GLEN JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — Massachusetts lawmakers fulfilled Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's dying wish Wednesday, granting the governor the power to appoint an interim ...

Paul Kirk, Ex-DNC Chair And Superdelegate, To Endorse Obama

ABC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC's the note says Obama will roll out the endorsement of another DNC ex-chair today. Speaking of math -- the Obama campaign rolls out another form...

Yes He Will. Because Yes, We Can.

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

Obama's candidacy has hit its low point. Yet there is no indication whatsoever that superdelegates are inching toward Clinton -- quite the contrary.