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Eric Massa and the Small Town Democrats

Steve Daley | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steve Daley

If it was a Democratic renaissance, it was a short one. My guess is the next time they'll elect a Democrat to Congress in my home district will be sometime before the next Ice Age.

Rethinking the Presidency

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marian Salzman

President Obama's latest poll numbers may be decent--a New York Times/CBS News poll found that he has higher approval ratings than the GOP, and that m...

LA City Council Votes to Close 800 Marijuana Dispensaries

Rowan Moore Gerety | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Rowan Moore Gerety

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to close roughly 800 medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

Breakfast with the Scars

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

On the national level the blood sport game of politics is played on a grand scale. Locally, the rough and tumble can leave real scars.

Shall We Brunch? Ft. Collins Politics in Action

Sharon Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sharon Glassman

At Dan Shaner's Sunday brunches for change, you'll get a snapshot of a movement, bluegrass, and a tasty homemade meal. That's politics in northern Colorado.

California Democrats: "Spreading the Pain" from Sacramento

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

When his term mercifully expires next year, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be leaving the Golden State in the worst condition than at any time its history.

Holding the President (and Everybody Else) Accountable

Cynthia Gordy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Gordy

The President can't do it all alone. So much in our lives is decided in our backyards and yet that's where folks are most apathetic.

A New Day for Women's Leadership? Obama's Chance to Get it Right

Marie Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marie Wilson

Obama must fill leadership positions with a diverse and critical mass of women who can govern alongside men and bring the new solutions to the table that we so desperately need.

What America Got For Christmas

Reverend Billy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Reverend Billy

So the retail bubble finally burst, with some estimating an extreme contraction of up to 8%. An America where local economies strike a balance with the big companies is clearly the idea.

Rangel Investigation Expanded By House Ethics Panel

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House ethics committee is expanding an investigation of Rep. Charles Rangel, chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committ...

FBI Corruption Sting Catches Massachusetts Politicians

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — The meeting appeared routine _ a businessman and politician stopped at a sandwich shop to chat about plans to develop a nearby parcel o...

Norm Coleman: "I'm A Winner"

Minnesota Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman broke his silence on the recount in Minnesota's election for the seat he holds today, saying "I'm a winner" and predicting that...

Ted Stevens' Farewell Speech: "God Bless Alaska And Our Governor" (VIDEO)

HuffPost | Dan Duray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The recently-convicted, recently-ousted Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska gave his farewell address to the Senate this morning. The 85-year-old was the ...

Franken Wins Absentee Ballot Lawsuit

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota judge has granted a request by Democratic Senate candidate Al Franken for the release of information on voters who...

Stevens loses Alaska Senate race

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest serving Republican in Senate history, narrowly lost his re-election bid Tuesday, marking the d...

Obama Victory Triggers Racist Backlash: At Least 200 Incidents Reported

CS Monitor | Patrik Jonsson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Atlanta - In rural Georgia, a group of high-schoolers gets a visit from the Secret Service after posting "inappropriate" comments about President-elec...

Al Franken Sues Over Absentee Ballots

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) -- Democrat Al Franken's campaign filed a lawsuit Thursday in Ramsey County, Minnesota, requesting the names of all individu...

Arizona Congressman Renzi Has Charges Added To His Indictment

AP | ARTHUR H. ROTSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — A racketeering charge and other counts have been added to an indictment against Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi. The indictment ...

Stevens Fights Expulsion, Begs Colleagues "To Give Him A Chance"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Convicted Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), facing possible expulsion from the Republican Conference next week, is contacting his Republican colleagues and...

Stevens Trails Begich In Alaska Senate Race

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Just as Sen. Ted Stevens appeared set to return to Congress, felony conviction and all, his re-election bid has faltered. If...

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Knoll Dies At 78

AP | MARC LEVY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Catherine Baker Knoll, who at age 72 became the first woman to be elected as Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor, died Wednesda...

NH County Treasurer Unseated By "Teenybopper" Student

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HAVERHILL, N.H. — A county treasurer who lost her bid for a fourth term last week to a 20-year-old Dartmouth College student from Montana blames...

Obama, McCain Face Rematch In Senate Race, Reuters Says

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - U.S. President-elect Barack Obama and his defeated Republican rival, John McCain, are engaged in somewhat of a rematch. The two are tryin...

Senate GOP To Privately Debate Stevens' Fate Next Week

Congressional Quarterly | Kathleen Hunter, CQ Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republican Conference leaders have received notice that Sen. Jim DeMint plans to call for a vote next week on ejecting convicted Sen. Ted Steve...

Local Politics, Global Change: Vote Democrat

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Carmichael

We have not yet witnessed a nuanced debate in which climate, energy and food are discussed for what they are: independent yet interconnected national issues that must be met with local action.