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Russ Feingold

Suppose Your Actions Swung the Election

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Suppose the friends you dragged to the polls helped America reject the anonymous corporate dollars that threaten to drown our democracy?

The Tea Party Test Case

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

What is the Tea Party? Many have tried to answer that question ever since CNBC's Rick Santelli first launched the backlash with his trading-floor rant against the poor.

The Price of Tea

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

America will never recover if we allow objective truth to become just another opinion, an arguable theory, one more detail drowning in a sea of angry fictions.

WI-Sen: 49% Johnson (R), 47% Feingold (D) (St. Norbert College/WPR 10/12-15)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

St. Norbert College / Wisconsin Public Radio 10/12-15/10; 402 likely voters, 5% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews St. Norbert release W...

No Regrets the Day After Election Day

Tom Matzzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Matzzie

I do not share some dogmatic belief that Democrats are perfect. I've been frustrated too. But it's OK to hold two seemingly contradictory feelings: frustration and a desire that Democrats beat Republicans on Election Day.

America Reacts: Dem Ads Outperform GOP Ads on Economy and Jobs

Michael Maslansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Maslansky

2010-10-14-vid.jpgAnother week and another round of commercials with candidates trying to make their case.

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...