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Fox News Wins the 2010 Election

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Fox News did more than just about anyone to weaken President Obama, peel off Senate seats and wrestle control of the House from Democrats.

Republican Majority Would be all Trick and No Treat

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

The Republican Party could regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives in next Tuesday's midterm elections for the first time since losing pow...

McConnell Keeps Polite Distance From Reid in Nevada Senate Campaign

Roll Call | David M. Drucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is working hard to elect more Republicans to the Senate and hasn't ruled out personally targeting incumbent Democrats....

Can Harry Reid Deliver?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Given that Harry Reid's Senate is not exactly known for moving with blinding speed, one has to wonder whether Harry Reid can deliver on some of these big issues before the midterm elections or not.

Chuck Schumer: Next Senate Majority Leader?

The Washington Post | Jason Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now, with confidant Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) hanging on to his seat by a thread, the Brooklynite is nearing the goal line of his long ...

Friday Talking Points [112] -- Public Option's Last Stand

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Before we begin here, I'd like to humbly propose a new law. No American television station should be allowed to have an exclusive contract for any Ol...

Jack Reed Rejects Joe Sestak's Endorsement For Majority Leader Job

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jack Reed appreciates the sort of bizarre endorsement he received for majority leader from the man trying to unseat one of his colleagues, but sa...

Friday Talking Points [102] -- Harry Reid's Glacial Progress Grinds On

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Harry Reid thinks he's got enough votes, but then this is the reason why the vote keeps getting pushed back -- because he's obviously still scrambling for the final few votes before he moves ahead.

Harry's "Washington Gaffe"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the exception of one poorly-chosen word, it seems to me to fit the classic definition of a "Washington gaffe" -- accidentally speaking a bald truth, and having to immediately apologize for such unseemliness.

Friday Talking Points [91] -- Win One For Teddy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Calling for some sort of decorous avoidance of politics during politicians' funerals is downright ridiculous. It'd be like eulogizing Charles Lindbergh and not mentioning airplanes.

Sam Stein

Momentum Builds For Dodd Run At Majority Leader

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the political season reaches its Iowa caucus climax, momentum is building for Sen. Chris Dodd to parlay his presidential campaign into a bid to cha...