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Blago's Brother Free, But Testimony Showed He Was No Dope

Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Janan Hanna

Robert Blagojevich traveled in sophisticated circles. He likely knows very well what pay-to-play is, and knows too that politics permeates all relationships -- personal and professional.

IN Senate Hopeful Rep Brad Ellsworth Hides From LGBT Community (Again)

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bil Browning

While Indiana party leadership has a history of taking LGBT voters for granted, the Ellsworth campaign's blatant disregard for queer concerns is indicative of how far the local arm is willing to stray from the party platform in the pursuit of electoral wins.

Obama Coakley Speech: President Seeks To Save Senate Seat, Health Vote (VIDEO)

AP/ Huffington Post | CHARLES BABINGTON and LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON -- His agenda at risk, President Barack Obama fought Sunday to save a struggling Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and the critical 60th vote ne...

Ted Kennedy's Senate Seat: Who Will Replace Him? (SLIDESHOW POLL)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ted Kennedy's death leaves an open Senate seat in Massachusetts for the first time in 25 years. State law requires a special election for Kennedy's se...

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Mr. Burris Goes To Washington: The Inside Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointed Roland Burris to fill a vacant Senate seat on December 30, Senate Democrats reacted strongly, r...

Friday Talking Points [60] -- Democratic Assertiveness Training

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What a week! With Congress back in session, with the excitement of newly-elected members being sworn in (or barred at the door, as the case may be), ...

Burris, Race, Religion, And The Senate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"I am now the junior senator from the state of Illinois. . . . Friends, we're going to have to have some powerful prayer. . . . They can't deny what t...

Friday Talking Points [59] -- New Year's Resolutions (For Democrats)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Happy New Year 2009! Because I've always felt it is more amusing to make new year's resolutions that others should follow, today's Friday Talking Poin...

Caroline Kennedy: All Entitled, All the Time

David Margolick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Margolick

Like everyone else, I had succumbed to Kennedy's name, was shilling for her book, and giving her a pass, which in its infinitesimal way would only have made her more the way she was.

Sam Stein

Dems Consider Kennedy's Rough Road A Blessing

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There are interesting, dueling dynamics emerging in the pseudo campaign of Caroline Kennedy to take over New York's soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat. As...

Jason Linkins

Roland Burris On The Offensive: Race May Be An Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After yesterday's magical, race-cardulous press conference, where tainted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich announced that he was going to appoint for...

Sam Stein

Roland Burris Almost Certain To Be Seated, Legal Scholars Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rod Blagojevich's decision to appoint Roland Burris to Illinois' vacant Senate seat, even as the governor faces intense criminal scrutiny, is being tr...

Sam Stein

Kennedy Reaches Out To Clinton Directly

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Caroline Kennedy has called Hillary Clinton to discuss her interest in the New York Senator's seat, a source close to Clinton tells the Huffington Pos...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Should Bow Out for Obama's Seat

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The whispers and rumors about Jackson Jr. will swirl no matter what the FBI and the U.S. attorney ultimately decide about the extent of his involvement in the scandal.

Jesse Jackson Jr: I'm Ready For Obama's Senate Seat

The Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CNBC's Donny Deutsch last night asked Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois if he'd be interested in an appointment to the opening seat of Sen. Barack Ob...