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Coakley
AP / Steven Senne

What Massachusetts Got Right

The president got creamed in Massachusetts. No amount of blaming this disastrous outcome on the weaknesses of the local Democratic candidate or her Republican opponent’s strengths can gainsay that fact.

Posted on Jan 20, 2010 READ MORE


Franken

Franken Takes On New Role in D.C.

Following his arrival on Capitol Hill on Monday, Al Franken downplayed his status as the winner of the 60th Democratic seat in the U.S. Senate and emphasized what his Minnesota constituents need their “second senator” to accomplish.

Posted on Jul 6, 2009 READ MORE


The New Democratic Majority

At the moment, Barack Obama is winning a smaller share of Democrats than John Kerry did on Election Day four years ago. Yet Obama is beating John McCain by six points in the latest Gallup Poll. How can this be?

Posted on Jun 12, 2008 READ MORE


The New Majority

As Virginia goes, so goes the Senate—and the nation? The decision of former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner to run for the seat of retiring Republican Sen. John Warner is more than just bad news for the GOP.

Posted on Sep 14, 2007 READ MORE


Charisma Isn’t Everything

Karl Rove set out to build an eternal Republican majority. In the end, he managed two terms for a mediocre president.

Posted on Aug 14, 2007 READ MORE


Rove’s Sad Legacy

Buh-bye, Karl Rove. On your way out of the White House, don’t let the screen door hit you where the dog should have bit you.

Posted on Aug 14, 2007 READ MORE


Bush
whitehouse.gov

A Taste of Things to Come

President Bush has finally been forced to capitulate when it comes to the judiciary, after igniting a firestorm by announcing he would stand by the nominations of three conservative judges that had been blocked by Democrats. Bush conceded on Tuesday, announcing that all three nominees had withdrawn from the process.

Posted on Jan 9, 2007 READ MORE


Tim Johnson
news.bbc.co.uk

Sen. Johnson’s Health Improves

Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., whose sudden illness last month briefly threatened the Democrats’ control of the Senate, has been given a medical status upgrade from critical to fair.  We wish him well.

Posted on Jan 9, 2007 READ MORE


S.D. Senator ‘Recovering as Expected’

According to one of his doctors, Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., is “recovering as expected from brain surgery and his brain pressures continue to be in the normal range,” though he remains in critical condition. Johnson’s sudden illness last week raised the possibility of a Republican takeover of the Senate.

Posted on Dec 21, 2006 READ MORE


senate vote
cnn.com

Republicans’ Senate Fail-Safe

GOP senators may take a page from the Democrats’ playbook and filibuster the normally routine procedural vote that determines committee chairmanships. The tactic is meant to protect against the possibility, as it did for the Dems after the 2000 election, that Republicans might regain a majority in the Senate.

Posted on Dec 15, 2006 READ MORE


Tim Johnson
state.sd.us

Democrats’ Senate Majority Endangered

Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) appears to have suffered a stroke and remains under evaluation at George Washington University Hospital.  Should Johnson have to resign because of illness, the governor of South Dakota, a Republican, could appoint a replacement from his own party, taking away the Democrats’ majority in the Senate and giving Vice President Dick Cheney the tie-breaking vote.

Posted on Dec 13, 2006 READ MORE


Karl Rove

Rove Barks at NPR

During a tense interview with NPR, Karl Rove defended his claim that the GOP will hold on to both houses of Congress and accused host Robert Siegel of bias. (h/t: Crooks and Liars)

Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE


Colbert

Colbert on Ralph Reed’s Golden Rule: ‘Screw Unto Others’

The “Colbert Report” host rips Ralph Reed, who recently lost the Georgia Lt. Gov. race. When a wave of mock sympathy ran through the audience over Reed’s demise, Colbert said, “Send [Reed] your strength. He’s like Tinkerbell.”

Posted on Jul 25, 2006 READ MORE


Private Boehner Memo on Iraq Surfaces

Think Progress got ahold of Majority Leader John Boehner?s confidential strategy memo for Thursday?s congressional debate on the Iraq war. Think Progress says the memo aims to “exploit,” “attack” and “create a false choice.”

Posted on Jun 14, 2006 READ MORE


John Murtha
From USA Today

Murtha May Run for Majority Leader

Rep. John Murtha, one of the most outspoken antiwar Democrats on the Hill, has told fellow lawmakers that he will run for House majority leader if the Democrats retake the House in November.

Posted on Jun 10, 2006 READ MORE


Boehner Renting Apartment From Lobbyist

The new House majority leader is renting a D.C. pad from a veteran lobbyist whose clients have direct stakes in legislation Boehner has co-written. | story
So this is the hope of the new scandal-free House of Republicans?

Posted on Feb 8, 2006 READ MORE


Strong Majority Says Bush Should Release Abramoff Records

Three-quarters of the country isn’t buying White House claims that the media’s requests amount to a “fishing expedition.” | story

Posted on Jan 27, 2006 READ MORE


Texas Roundup

No get-out-of-jail-free card for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.  A Texas court upheld a felony indictment for DeLay on charges of money laundering in connection with a 2002 Texas election. A separate indictment for criminal conspiracy was dismissed.

Posted on Dec 6, 2005 READ MORE


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