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2010 Primary

Meg Whitman Spent What? For That?

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Chris Kelly

Over the last five California gubernatorial elections, the winning candidate has won with 52%, or about 4,446,480 votes. At $73.56 a vote, Meg Whitman will have to spend $327,083,069.

Why Carly and Meg Will Succeed

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Stanley Bing

The business of America is business, as Calvin Coolidge once observed. And never has that been more clear than this morning, where two former business executives have moved one step closer to political power.

Female CEOs to the Rescue in California

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Richard Grenell

Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina didn't think it would be so easy. Both women fought hard and campaigned like champions against tough Republican challengers. But both Carly and Meg won big.

When Everything Seems Out of Control, the President Must Take Charge

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

The president says the BP will pay for its mistake. He should act now to make sure. He should also order BP to set aside at least $5 billion for the cleanup, and create a new Civilian Conservation Corps to do it.

Primary Follies

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

This is not the year of the establishment it seems. The sad irony is that it's the real establishment that stands to maintain its absolute power as all us dupes fight among ourselves.

The DNC, DCCC and DSCC Need Makeovers

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

An emerging coalition of new and traditional progressive power is placing the "old guard" in the Democratic establishment on notice that the status quo is no longer acceptable, and they had best adapt or face the consequences.

Who's Afraid of Rand Paul?

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

With the Democrats trusting our well-being to the likes of Lawrence Summers and Timothy Geithner, would it not be good to have at least one Republican senator questioning the Washington spending spree?

The 'Mad-As-Hell' Party Scores as the Anxious Class Stews

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Do the electoral trends right now signal increasing strength on both political extremes? No -- not really. To the extent these races represent anything at all, it's a swing against the establishment.

The Beginning of the End of the Myth of Bipartisanship

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

It's safe to say that, with Rand Paul's victory today, the myth of bipartisanship has been officially laid to rest.

Primary Concerns

Mike Malloy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Malloy

Primaries have never been this exciting, provocative and entertaining which is a clear indication that the die-hard party loyalists are serious about invigorating the listless political landscape with a newer, greener crop.

Cook County Voter Turnout Was Extremely Low

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Election officials called Tuesday's poor voter turnout in Chicago "very, very unfortunate" as more than 70 percent of registered voters did not bother...

Illinois Election Results 2010: Primary Results Still Coming In

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nearly all the votes are in from Illinois's Tuesday primaries, and the results remained murky Wednesday morning. On the Senate side, things are actu...

Illinois Primary Election 2010: Voting Begins In Governor, US Senate, Local Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Voting is underway in the 2010 Illinois primaries, as locals battle the snow and head to their polling places to decide some closely-watched county, s...