Previous to her announcement, three polls put her 9-to-19 points behind Brown. Now, the one statewide poll out since her announcement shows her popularity spiking dramatically.
Elizabeth Warren announced that she was running against Scott Brown for a U.S. Senate seat on the eve of the anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse. For many, Lehman's bankruptcy marks the day the wheels came off the bus and the U.S. economy went over a cliff.
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Matalin and Reagan debate whether a) the GOP risks political suicide by refusing the Pay-Your-Bills Ceiling increase and b) should we care if Bachmann gets headaches or just gives them? Also, is Warren winning? Murdoch?
Since the Republican Party now worships at the altar of "Saint Ronald of Reagan," it's always fun to point out the hard, cold fact that Reagan would simply not be acceptable to the Republican Party as it stands today.
When someone's identity is so deeply entwined with a particular ideology, that person is going to cherry-pick facts and dismiss evidence any to the contrary.
Whether the Washington insiders have noticed yet or not, I'm proud to report that Alan Khazei is in the same mold as John Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, and Paul Tsongas.
Whether Scott Brown acknowledges it or not, blocking the EPA from updating clean air standards would make some kids sicker. There is no arguing that point.
Ignoring the health implications of Brown's vote is equivalent to someone saying they voted to lower the age for buying cigarettes, not because they want kids to get lung disease but because it's good for commerce.
Last month health care advocates celebrated the one-year anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act. But the reality is that for most families, nothing has changed.
It should have been the lead story from coast to coast: A bipartisan panel of senators released a damning report that slammed bankers, regulators and ratings agencies. Yet the media responded with a collective yawn.
As many predicted, the revolutionary feeling that swept Scott Brown into office didn't last. When the Republican wave swept across the nation this past November, it didn't break in Massachusetts.
Wisconsin is a generational choice. Just as the greatest generation was judged by World War Two, the Mad Men generation was judged by civil rights and the baby boomers were judged by Vietnam, ours will be judged by Wisconsin.
Too many of us think it's only our family that's filled with horror, or secrets, or moments of the deepest shame. We read these books and we are less alone.
Wyden-Brown gives the Republicans everything they asked for -- the freedom to do things their own way in Republican states. The fact that they are running away from this sort of challenge is telling.
The president fails comprehend that his style of public vacillation and preemptive compromise is more to blame for the disillusionment so many Democrats share than the substance of what he gave up.