Even when Republicans weren't shooting at their own feet this week, it appears they were conducting a circular firing squad instead. The 2014 campaign, in other words, is off to a raucous start... and it's only February.
Now we have ourselves a uniquely American dynasty right here in Congress. John Dingell is leaving the Michigan House seat where his genes, combined with his father's before him, have held this Congressional seat for 80 years!
We gather here today to mourn the passing of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Although weakened and battered in the past, it seems that it has finally succumbed and will be heard of no more.
Dingell, who's running for re-election to the seat in Michigan's newly drawn 12th Congressional District, set off a firestorm when he was quoted as saying: "I never thought ignorance or inexperience was a qualification for running for office."
With the Occupy Chicago movement so visible, understanding what young voters want is pressing. What are their issues and their agenda for change? And will they vote and determine the outcome of the 2012 elections?
The possibility of an upset in the special election September 13 to fill Anthony Weiner's congressional seat should cause Democratic leaders some anxiety. The Republican nominee, Bob Turner, is running hard.