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Michelle Obama Stumps For Embattled Civil Liberties Champion

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — First lady Michelle Obama returned to the campaign trail Wednesday for the first time in nearly two years, raising money for an Illino...

GOP Senate Candidate Ron Johnson: Pure Plastic

David Bourgeois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bourgeois

In the seminal—and oft-quoted—scene from the 1967 film The Graduate, young Ben Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) is approached by Mr. McGuire (Walte...

WI-Sen: 52% Johnson (R), 44% Feingold (D) (CNN/Time 10/8-12)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CNN / Time / Opinion Research Corporation 10/8-12/10; 931 likely voters, 3.5% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews CNN release Wisconsin ...

Jason Linkins

Midterm Madness, Part Four: The Seven Deadly Sins

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Welcome, once again, to our ongoing "Midterm Madness" series, in which we document the overall decline of American political discourse, as it ceaseles...

WI-Sen: 51% Johnson (R), 44% Feingold (D) (Ipsos/Reuters 10/8-11)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ipsos / Reuters 10/8-11/10; 451 likely voters, 4.6% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews Reuters release Wisconsin 2010 Senate 51% Johnso...

WI-Sen: 52% Johnson (R), 45% Feingold (D) (Rasmussen 10/11)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/11/10; 750 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) Rasmussen 2010 Senate 52% Johnson (R), 45% Feing...

WI-Sen: 49% Johnson (R), 41% Feingold (D) (We The People/VCR 9/29-10/4)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Voter Consumer Research (R) for "We The People" multimedia partnership 9/29-10/4/10; 400 registered voters, 5% margin of error Mode: Live telephone in...

Amanda Terkel

Poll: Majority Of Voters More Likely To Back Candidates Who Supported Health Care Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute bucks the conventional wisdom that voters are overwhelmingly mad about health care reform and t...

The Health Care Ad War In Wisconsin: Johnson Uses Polls. Feingold Uses People.

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Campaign ads are about communicating to voters, not reporters. To literally put words in the mouths of voters carries great risk of backlash.

Don't Let the Russ Feingolds Go Down For the Sins of the Blanche Lincolns

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Suppose you simply can't stomach your local Democratic candidates? Suppose you're simply too furious at their compromises and retreats? Then make phone calls or donate to those you do respect, but don't abdicate entirely.

Fighting Bob & Loathsome Joe

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Republicans are channelling Joe McCarthy for politics and profit. What if Joe McCarthy had never been Senator? It didn't have to happen. After all,...

Mark Blumenthal

Colorado Polls Confirm Tea Party-Backed Candidate's Lead Against Dem

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Perhaps it's the calm before the storm, but the first weekend of October brought only a smattering of new statewide polls that confirm Republican adva...

WI-Sen: 52% Johnson (R), 45% Feingold (D) (Marist/McClatchy 9/26-28)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Marist / McClatchy 9/26-28/10; 503 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews (Marist release) Wisconsin 2010 Senate 52% J...

Obama Can Now Replace Bryza With a New Nominee as Ambassador to Azerbaijan

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

At this point, the ideal option for Obama would be to abandon Matthew Bryza's flawed candidacy for ambassador to Azerbaijan and name another less controversial nominee who could be confirmed by the Senate.

Mark Blumenthal

Wisconsin Senate Race: Polls Show Feingold Trailing

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New polls released yesterday in Wisconsin, Kentucky and New Hampshire highlight three U.S. Senate contests that have been regarded as marginally compe...

MoveOn Out To Rescue 'Progressive Hero' Russ Feingold Alongside Other Groups

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Progressive groups are making a strong push to try and save Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold from defeat in his reelection fight against Republican chall...

WI: 54% Johnson (R), 42% Feingold (D) (Rasmussen 9/29)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 9/29/10; 750 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) Wisconsin 2010 Senate 54% Johnson (R), 42% Feing...

Barack Rallies the Badgers

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David Vines

On Tuesday, President Obama used his pulpit at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to speak to students about issues affecting them the most. His message was clear: don't turn frustration into cynicism and apathy on election day.

Jason Linkins

Ron Johnson, WI Senate Candidate, Opposed Wisconsin Child Victims Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, I encouraged readers to get to know their Ron Johnson, the GOP insurgent who's lately been up in the polls against veteran Democratic Senat...

How to Buck Up: Mumble. Grumble. Complain. Wallow. Hope. Despair. Worry. Vote.

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Democrats all across America are having an open tent discussion about our values and priorities. President Obama urges us to "buck up" -- and well we should. Let me tell you how I did.

For Jobs and Peace, Re-Elect Feingold-McGovern and a Democratic Congress

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

If some Democrats want to punish Obama at the ballot box, sitting on their hands while Republicans take down Russ Feingold and Jim McGovern and the Democratic Congress is an irrational way to do it.

Jason Linkins

Russ Feingold, TARP Critic, Down In The Polls To Bailout Beneficiary Ron Johnson

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

According to Public Policy Polling, incumbent Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold is trailing his opponent, Ron Johnson, by double-digits. And so everyone suddenly got interested in the race.

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold's Giant Cheddarbomb

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A clever fundraising campaign by Sen. Russ Feingold's (D-Wis.) campaign has netted $435,971 from more than 15,000 donors in just one day, aided by an ...

Lunch with Sarah Silverman turned into a Cheddarbomb

Sam Seder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Seder

I had lunch with Sarah Silverman and in the midst of playing our favorite lunch counter game "Who would you pretend to be if you wanted to hurt our co...

Presenting the Good Guys

Amy Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Novick

A couple of weeks ago, Immigrants' List unveiled its Hall of Shame list -- the list of the 10 biggest obstructionists to real immigration reform. Now it's time to shine a light on the good guys.