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Whose White House? Obama's or Rahm's?

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

As we all now know, a second alleged job 'dangle' was made by the White House to a potential Senate primary candidate -- this time it was Andrew Romanoff.

CA: 2010 Republican Primaries (Capitol Weekly 5/30-6/1)

Harry Enten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Enten

Capitol Weekly / Probolsky Research (R) 5/30-6/1/10; 751 likely Republican primary voters, 3.7% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews (Probo...

2010 Nevada Senate Election:
Republican Primary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NV-Sen: Republican Primary

Shelby Wins Alabama GOP Primary, Defeats Tea Party Challenger

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Four-term Alabama Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby easily beat his primary challenger, tea party activist N.C. "Clint" Mos...

Why Michael Bennet Will Win the Colorado Senate Race

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Andrew Romanoff will not win; newly appointed US Senator Michael Bennet will win his first race. Here's why.

IA, MI, SC: 2012 Pres Primaries (PPP 5/25-27; 5/22-23)

Harry Enten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Enten

Public Policy Polling (D) Mode: Automated phone (PPP release) Iowa 5/25-27/10; 477 likely Republican primary voters, 4.5% margin of error 2012 Presi...

Tea Party Excess?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm not saying the Tea Party wackadoodles shouldn't be exposed by the Left, to show the lunacy and nastiness being openly displayed by some Tea Partiers. But it doesn't mean the movement itself is solely comprised of such gadflies.

CA: 2010 Gov, Sen Primaries (Magellan 5/24)

Harry Enten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Enten

Magellan Strategies (R) 5/24/10; 649 likely Republican primary voters, 3.85% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Magellan release) California 201...

The Next Democratic Senate Primary Candidate We Need to Support

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Now that you have delivered victories for Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania and most likely a win for Bill Halter in Arkansas, you, the netroots, need to know about the next important primary candidate.

The Public Option: It's Alive

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Will Senator Michael Bennet answer to us and introduce the public option amendment -- or will he leave us with an easy choice for the Democratic voters of Colorado for the primary?

Friday Talking Points [124] -- How's That Libertarian Thingie Workin' Out For Ya?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We certainly have a lot of ground to cover this week, so let's dig right in. I'd like to start with a declaration, though: Bristol Palin is now fair g...

SC: 2010 Dem Gov Primary (Rasmussen 5/17)

Harry Enten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Enten

Rasmussen 5/17/10; 404 likely Democratic primary voters, 3% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) South Carolina 2010 Governor: ...

Rethink Afghanistan: Broken Government's Body Count

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

One of my biggest pet peeves about war coverage is the constant flow of quasi-racist stereotypes about Afghans. You know, Afghanistan is the "Graveyard of Empires," they're all xenophobic murderers, they're "tribal" and backwards.

Primary Victory Over Conventional Wisdom

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats had better relish their victory in PA 12 while they can, because this weekend a special election in Hawaii is likely to elect a Republican in a very Democratic district.

Bill Lucey

For Primary Losers, An Independent Future?

HuffingtonPost.com | Bill Lucey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With election results showing convincing wins for Democrat Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania and Republican Rand Paul in Kentucky, some hard analysis awaits ...

My Congressman, Bart Stupak, Has Neither a Uterus Nor a Brain

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Hey, Bart. If you really want to reduce abortions, ask yourself this: Why does godless France, where abortion is nearly free (it's covered by their universal health insurance), have 20% fewer abortions per capita than we do?

Blumenthal's Vietnam Service Controversy Splits Connecticut Democrats

The Hill | Jared Allen and J. Taylor Rushing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Connecticut Democrats on Tuesday began considering replacing state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D) on the ballot for the U.S. Senate, even as ...

Election 2010: "Lefty Insurgents" and the Phony Revolution

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

No matter who you vote for, they have to be pushed for every inch of progress, every last line of policy. We can force an end to this bloody and expensive war in Afghanistan. But it takes a lot more than voting to achieve it.

Primary Results In Kentucky, Arkansas, And Pennsylvania Will Have National Significance

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Party-switching Sen. Arlen Specter fell to a younger and far less experienced rival in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, and pol...

Banks Stealing From Colorado Teachers' Pension

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Big banks, along with politicians, have lured states and communities across the US to buy into banking derivatives or 'swaps,' and all are paying the price.

Friday Talking Points [123] -- A Working Senate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Senate has actually been dealing with many financial issues that will directly effect American consumers, and they've been doing so in an orderly way. You'd think this would be news.

2010 Kentucky Senate Election:
Democratic Primary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KY-Sen: Democratic Primary

2010 Kentucky Senate Election:
Republican Primary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KY-Sen: Republican Primary

Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Senator Bennet

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

It would seem the readers from Colorado did not take comfort in Senator Bennet's words on the "revolving door" in light of his recent votes.

Alan Mollohan Loses West Virginia Democratic Primary To Mike Oliverio

AP | VICKI SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A West Virginia congressional seat that's been held by a Democrat for generations is now up for grabs after 14-term incumben...