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Takeover Takeaways

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

Congressional Republicans who think the outcome of this election is a mandate for their view of governance are overstating the case and run the risk of the kind of overreach some say the hurt the Democrats.

Democrats Stung by Huge Losses With Faith Voters

Eric Sapp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Sapp

It's politics 101. If you don't spend time talking to a group of voters, engaging them, or showing them they matter, you tend to struggle with them on election day.

New Left Media at the Rally to Restore Sanity (VIDEO)

Chase Whiteside | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chase Whiteside

For the most part, the rally represented a congenial gathering of center to center-left people who are opposed to ideological purity tests and uncompromising dogmas, and who focused their blame on the divisive media coverage of political issues.

Finding a Better Way to Talk About the US Electorate in 2010

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

Those who try to argue that the key to 2010 was what happened with the independents are not in touch with reality. It doesn't capture the complexity of an electorate that is going through profound demographic change every two years.

WATCH 'Fear Or Sanity?': Arianna Works Talks To Rally Audience

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Fear or sanity?" Arianna went into the crowd at Rally To Restore Sanity and asked attendees which sentiment most resonated with them. WATCH: Camera...

When Independents Turn Stupid (and Vote for Republican Extremists)

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

There are a number of reasons why Republicans will win next Tuesday, likely taking back the House (if not the Senate) and doing very well at the state...

How Independents Can Save the Country

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

Never in our history has the Independent vote been so crucial.

GOP Moderates Spearheading a Third Party Option

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Stomach-punched into depression by that bruising Republican primary for Delaware's open U.S. Senate seat, Rep. Mike Castle (R) chewed on an independen...

Maidgate: Meg Whitman's Tea Bag Moment

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

As Eleanor Roosevelt once said, a woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water. Maidgate is Meg Whitman's tea bag moment.

Virtual President Announces Coalition Cabinet

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

My fellow Americans, I am honored to present to you my thoughts on restructuring and down-sizing the federal government along with a proposed Coalition Cabinet. Many of these names, while stellar, are conventional.

Car Talk

August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
August J. Pollak

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No Retreat on Health Care

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

It's only taken six months for President Obama's landmark health reform bill to go from stupendous historic achievement to political blunder.

Democrats Get Excited. Please!!

Dick Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dick Heller

As the nation digs deeper into insanity, it's time for everyone on the left, confirmed Democrat or not, to unite and prevent the further deterioration...

How Democrats Can Harness the Public Anger (and Madness) for November

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

It's always a mistake to let a ranter rant. Without pushback, the anger takes flight. The question now is: With the public now inflamed in anger, th...

Glenn Beck's King for a Day Rally

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

The ultimate lesson of Mr. Beck's rally yesterday is you cannot say things like "I think the president is a racist," and then present yourself as someone who will "restore America."

San Francisco Values Clarified

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

We have become a nation of lazy thinkers. The unreality of "San Francisco Values" fits the same tone here in that people will choose to believe what a "celebrity" tells them.

Democrats' Election Hopes May Hinge On Frustrated, Independent Voters

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MEDIA, Pa. — Democrat Joe Sestak – a son of the Philadelphia suburbs – needs the independent voters in his backyard as he campaigns ...

The 10 Most Obnoxious Political, Media and Cultural Phrases

Joe Gandelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Gandelman

"A defining moment..." A phrase as cringe worthy as chalk scratching a blackboard. So who determines a "defining" moment? Today the phrase is trotted out by anyone who feels self-important.

"The Rest of Us" Are Bigger Than We Thought

Marco Ceglie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marco Ceglie

While we're talking numbers, the 98% of Americans who received tax cuts this year face another important decision: whether Congress will let Bush's tax cuts, which went overwhelmingly to the top 2%, expire.

New Song: The Tea Party's Over

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Abe Gurko

I have heard just about enough from the Tea Party, the Tea Baggers, the maroons, whatever you want to call them. What country do we live in and worse, what year is this?

Joe Lieberman: 'I Was Done A Favor' With 2006 Primary Loss, Opened Door For Independent Run (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Monday on CNN that losing the Democratic primary in 2006 was both "the most painful moment, most disappointing momen...

Charlie Crist's Declaration of Independence

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

It's been six weeks since Florida Governor Charlie Crist announced that he would seek the open Florida U.S. Senate seat as an Independent. This decis...

Republican Party's 2012 Presidential Hopefuls Move To the Right As Tea Party Watches

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The tea party's demands for ideological purity have caught some GOP presidential hopefuls off guard, forcing them to awkwardly defe...

Why Independents Are Right and Ralph Nader Is Wrong About Proposition 14

Harry Kresky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Kresky

Prop 14 would allow all voters, whether affiliated with a party or not, to vote in an all-inclusive first round in which every candidate is listed on the ballot with their party preference next to their name.

Bloomberg: Running as an Independent

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jennifer Donahue

I've said it before and I'll say it again. It feels like a third party candidate election in 2012. And this feels like a candidate.