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Election 2010

Welcome to the New Normal

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Barack Obama has normalized George W. Bush's Wall Street, education, and "anti-terrorism" policies. So, welcome to the new normal, where Wall Street criminals go free, whistleblowers are prosecuted, and tens of millions are unemployed.

Is It Time for Southern Democrats to 'Walk Out on the Porch, Pee, Pull the Light Chain, and Go to Bed'?

Glen Browder | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

Southern Democracy -- defined as entrenched regional rule -- is no more. Republicans now reign throughout most of the South. The best that Southern Democrats can hope for is restoring their party to competitive parity in a two-party system.

GOP Candidates Barnstorm Key State

Waukesha Patch | Patch Staff | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich will be in the Badger State on Saturday, participating in multiple cam...

Is "Southern Democracy" Dead?

Glen Browder | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

As the current, unfolding election season demonstrates, the excitement and energy of partisan politics lies mainly in Republican campaigns in the South, while the historically-dominant Democrats mainly sit and stew in envy.

Michele Bachmann Defends Her Speech at Waterloo (VIDEO)

Erin Gibson | Posted 08.29.2011 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

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House Republicans: After Winning Comes the Losing

Margie Omero | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

Republicans have not turned their 2010 electoral success into popularity. Only a few polls since last October show Republicans with a higher net approval than Democrats. And in fact, the gap has widened since April.

House Democrats Given Chance To Find Balls

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

In exchange for $4 billion, House Republicans have agreed to postpone a vote on a budget that would effectively dismantle the federal government, giving Democrats two weeks to go out and find some balls.

Dan Coats, Senator-Turned-Lobbyist, Headed Back To Senate With Business Victories

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As part of the Republican wave in this year's midterm elections, Mr. Coats will join the Senate again and is seeking a coveted spot on the Finance Com...

City Voters Restore Two-Term Limit

nypost.com | SALLY GOLDENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New Yorkers overwhelmingly restored the city's two-term limit for elected officials last night, two years after Mayor Bloomberg successfully pushed to...

Obama Lost A Key Financial Reform Ally Last Night

WSJ | Damian Paletta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mr. Kanjorski is the second-ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee and stood to inherit the top seat if panel chairman Rep. Barney...

Will Obama Shake Up His Economic Team?

wsj.com | PETER WALLSTEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The strategy sessions aired a range of disagreements over how to help Democrats forestall an electoral drubbing at the polls--a defeat party strategis...

Bloomberg, Elections Board Critic, Reports Smooth Voting

WSJ | Michael Howard Saul | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg famously called the Board of Election's handling of the September primary a "royal-screw up." On Tuesday, however, the mayor w...

Pataki Gives Paladino Tepid Last Minute Endorsement

nytimes.com | JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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Ohio McDonald's Employees Get A Message With Their Paychecks: Vote For GOP Candidates

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A handful of McDonald's employees in northeastern Ohio received handbills in their most recent paychecks suggesting they vote f...

Newsweek Poll: Obama Approval Jumps, Dems More Fired Up

Newsweek | David A. Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite doom-saying about Democrats' chances in the midterms, the latest NEWSWEEK Poll (full results) shows that they remain in a close race with Repu...

Paul Krugman: Obama's Economic Policy Failed To Deliver

nytimes.com | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If Democrats do as badly as expected in next week's elections, pundits will rush to interpret the results as a referendum on ideology. President Obama...

Gillibrand: "Your Allegations Are Entirely Absurd And Really Quite Ludicrous"

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TROY, N.Y. — Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Republican rival Joe DioGuardi argued about health care, gays in military and their records ...

Silvio Berlusconi's Confidence Vote Win Sparks Protests In Italy (PHOTOS)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME (AP) -- Premier Silvio Berlusconi won back-to-back confidence votes Tuesday in the Italian parliament, narrowly surviving one of the toughest fig...

PACs Flocked To Blue Dogs, But Fled After Crucial Votes

The Center For Public Integrity | By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In mid-2009, the 52 conservative House Democrats who made up the Blue Dog Coalition were at the height of their power. Money was rolling in — es...

Carl Paladino's Aides Now Know What Went Wrong

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Carl Paladino Spokesman Michael Caputo was at The New School on Wednesday for a panel retrospective on the 2010 elections. Caputo discussed some of ...

How State Champions of Paid Sick Days Bucked the National Trend on Election Day

Tim Judson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Judson

In this election year, where incumbents fared badly and Democratic majorities were overthrown in a record number of state and federal legislative chambers, state legislators promoting paid sick days defied the national trend.

It Takes A Movement: Moral Centering And Political Recalibration

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

An election like this one always calls for both moral centering and political recalibration. Leaders of both parties were talking the morning after the election about cooperation to solve the nation's problems. That will likely also take a movement.

Clean Energy Defeats Climate Denial in Colorado

Gene Karpinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gene Karpinski

As I've said before, we lost many friends on Election Day -- friends who stood up to the Big Oil companies and championed clean energy policies. And w...

US-Obama Approval: 44% Approve, 44% Disapprove (Pew 11/4-7)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pew Research Center 11/4-7/10; 1,255 adults, 3.5% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews Pew release National State of the Country 23% Sat...

Disillusionment & Consequences: Moving Equality Forward After Setbacks

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

It's easy to give up, throw up our hands, and retreat to our everyday lives, especially when faced with an uphill battle like we have the next two years. But the fight for equality is never easy and never over.