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Who Won Big On 'SNL' This Week?

Mike Ryan | Posted 09.24.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

The airtime wealth was spread around so much in Week 2 (well, except for Aidy Bryant who, two weeks in, has still only had one short scene) that there wasn't a clear, dominating cast member. Which, yes, is refreshing.

My 2010 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

My apologies to anyone tuning in who was expecting to see the 150th "Friday Talking Points" column, since it will be pre-empted for two weeks here. B...

Looking Back at the Arkansas Senate Race

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Nominating a more conservative candidate because she or he is the more electable Democrat is sometimes necessary, but nominating more conservative Democrats who can't win anyway is pointless.

No Break For Lobbyists Over Congress' Memorial Day Recess

Roll Call | Matthew Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The business community and organized labor are fanning out over the country during the Memorial Day recess, attempting to roust grass-roots support fo...

Friday Talking Points [131] -- Democratic Campaign Advice

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week, Congress -- moving with its usual less-than-blinding speed -- passed a Wall Street reform bill, a mere two years after the crisis hit. Wal...

Blanche Lincoln: Arkansas Senate 2010 Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 Arkansas Senate race below. Email TwitterLists2010+ARSen@gmail.com if you know someone who shou...

Bill Halter: Arkansas Senate 2010 Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 Arkansas Senate race below. Email TwitterLists2010+ARSen@gmail.com if you know someone who shou...

John Boozman: Arkansas Senate 2010 Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 Arkansas Senate race below. Email TwitterLists2010+ARSen@gmail.com if you know someone who shou...

Sam Stein

Lincoln Attacked For Sending Jobs To China In AFL-CIO Mailer

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The hotly-contested Arkansas Democratic primary continues to be a contest over which candidate can best depict the other as bad for American jobs. ...

Sam Stein

Bill Halter Running For Arkansas Senate: Progressive Democrat To Challenge Blanche Lincoln

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story below includes references to polling conducted by the firm Research 2000. The reliability and accuracy of Research 2000's pol...

Blanche Lincoln Giving Goldman Sachs Donations To Charity

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas is giving money received from Goldman Sachs' political action committee for her re-election...

A Contest for the 5 Contested Senate Primaries of May That Mean Something

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

What we're doing over at Blue America is running a May Senate Primaries contest, inspired by the Barenaked Ladies song "If I Had A Million Dollars."

Your Voice And Vote Do Matter

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Elsewhere in the world, any time the working class is threatened, thousands take to the streets in loud protest, toppling governments. We have no such historical tradition.

President Obama's Opportunity for a "Sister Souljah Moment"

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

The "eating your own children" syndrome of so-called progressives also offers Obama an opportunity to challenge the base of his party that engages in these self-destructive tactics.

Bill Halter Comes Out Swinging: Slams "BailoutBlanche"

Mike Stark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Stark

Bill Halter has responded to Lincoln's aggressively negative campaign with BailoutBlanche.com.

Friday Talking Points [127] -- Letting A Crisis Go To Waste

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Barack Obama's administration was supposed to follow a basic premise: never let a crisis go to waste. That was according to one of his own ...

Progressives Are Batting .500 in 2010 Senate Races: Make It .666 by Drafting Ted Kaufman in Delaware

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If Kaufman doesn't run, Democrats are almost certainly facing a crushing defeat in the race for Joe Biden's old Senate seat in Delaware and a resounding victory for Republicans.

Why the Arkansas Primary Challenge Was Worth It

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Recapturing America is a long-term struggle, and we aren't going to always win every round. If the coalitions that came together to try to elect Halter can continue to broaden their reach, the Halter-Lincoln race will have been worth it.

Sam Stein

Bill Halter's Arkansas Senate Loss Represents A Setback For Progressive Kingmakers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Reporting By Ryan Grim Bill Halter's loss to Blanche Lincoln in Tuesday's Democratic Senate primary in Arkansas has spurred a round of soul sear...

Blanche Lincoln's "Cross of Gold" Moment

Mary Bottari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Bottari

To the surprise of many, Blanche Lincoln won her Arkansas Senate runoff. She did so as a modern-day William Jennings Bryan, standing up for farmers and pushing a strong Wall Street reform proposal to protect taxpayers.

More on the Arkansas Surprise

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Before moving on to the more important issues raised by both Nate Silver's new pollster accuracy ratings and their apparent role in parting of ways be...

Arianna Responds To The White House Statement On Lincoln/Halter Primary On The Ed Show (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna went on MSNBC's "The Ed Show" to respond to a White House official's statement criticizing labor for wasting its money on Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bi...

Sam Stein

Gibbs Walks Back Disparaging Union Remark, Labor Remains Displeased

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The labor community remained peeved with the White House on Wednesday even after Press Secretary Robert Gibbs gently retreated from disparaging remark...

The F Word: Bubba Goes to Arkansas

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

OK, so in case anyone was wondering where the White House stands vis-a-vis its base these days, the defeat of Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter makes it...

Jason Linkins

Arkansas Senate Runoff Is The Scene Of Polling's Latest Failure

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story below includes references to polling conducted by the firm Research 2000. The reliability and accuracy of Research 2000's pol...