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Paul Wellstone

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.

The GOP Wants to Define Ted Kennedy's Funeral

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

It's a shame that our political exchange has come to this, but the GOP is preparing to pigeonhole any reference to health care at Sen. Kennedy's upcoming funeral as playing politics.

Honoring Paul Wellstone's Legacy: Fighting Like Hell for Health Care Reform

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Many Senators referred to Paul as "The Conscience of the Senate." Only 5 feet 4 inches tall and with a severe limp, Wellstone would stand on the floor of the Senate and rail against corporate interests.

Jason Linkins

NRSC Distorts Franken Video To Make New Senator Look Angry (VIDEO) [UPDATED] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

[UPDATED, below.] The GOP is running this ad online, lamenting the fact that the Democrats now have the sixtieth Senate vote in the form of Al Franke...

Sam Stein

Glass-Steagall Act: The Senators And Economists Who Got It Right | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The footage of him speaking on the Senate floor has become something of a cult flick for the particularly wonky progressive. The date was November 4, ...

Geoghegan: Rhymes with Reagan, Thinks Like Wellstone

Steve Cobble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Steve Cobble

A special election with 12 Democratic primary candidates means even intelligent, principled, thoughtful, change-oriented candidates have a chance.

Could Gitmo Get Worse? The Policy Implications of Executive Accountability

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

If we can't attain a national consensus against surveillance trampling the rights of every American, what hope exists of a progressive consensus emerging on torture or detention?

Key Witness in Rove Probes Killed

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

Mike Connell's untimely death will haunt Karl Rove and the Republican Party. As the key witness in investigations into election fraud and the destr...

Obama's Replacement: Schakowsky Pushing For Seat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, long rumored to be interested in replacing Barack Obama in the Senate, confirmed her interest to the AP through a spokesman ...

Republican Front Group Skirts Election Law: Attacked Wellstone, Attacking Shaheen

Mandy Grunwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mandy Grunwald

The Shaheen-Sununu rematch is one of the most important in the country. It's the Democrats' best chance of knocking off an incumbent -- but the AJS is up to its old tricks.

Interview With Al Franken

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For all the people who scoffed at the idea of a former comedian running for such a high public office, it can now be strongly stated that Al Franken's Senate campaign is definitely no joke.