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House barely sneaks home after failing to act on tax cuts

September 29, 2010

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The House vote to adjourn until after the November elections took a surprising turn when House Minority Leader John Boehner took to the floor and urged Congress not to adjourn until it had acted in one manner or another on the extension or expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts. In response, Nancy Pelosi was forced into […]

Conservative racial stereotypes summed up in one article

September 29, 2010

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In the world of political rhetoric, there’s thoughtful commentary, blistering polemics, softball critiques … and what Steven Thrasher published today in the Village Voice. The title of the article is “White America Has Lost Its Mind,” and it’s all downhill from there as Thrasher seems only somewhat tongue-in-cheek in going on a 5-page race-baiting rant […]

Chavez weakened in Venezuela legislative elections

September 28, 2010

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Hugo Chavez and his supporters suffered a major setback yesterday as the opposition party was able to bust up a substantial ruling majority in Venezuela legislative elections. Chavez’s opponents claim to have received 52% of the popular vote, but through odd proportionality rules that favor rural areas where Chavez is strongest, couldn’t get an outright […]

ABC/CNN: Rahm’s out to head for Chicago

September 28, 2010

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There’s been rumbling for weeks that Rahm Emanuel, White House Chief of Staff under President Obama, was thinking of ditching the Obama administration to run for mayor of Chicago after Richard Daley announced his retirement. Tonight, two major news organizations, ABC and CNN, both independently announce that Rahm will make a formal announcement within the […]

Clyburn: GOP will issue birther subpoenas

September 27, 2010

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In an election cycle where the Democrats find themselves unable to run on their fabulous record of legislative accomplishments, name-calling and mud-slinging has become the SOP of this campaign, which seems to be one of the more uglier in recent memory. Wading into the fray is Democratic House Majority Whip James Clyburn, who warned that […]

Where are the internals on new Kasich-Strickland poll?

September 27, 2010

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Liberal newspapers and Ohio Democrats are trumpeting a new poll commissioned by eight Ohio newspapers (including the Dayton Daily News, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the Columbus Dispatch that shows incumbent Democrat Ted Strickland only down by four points to Republican challenger John Kasich. Previous polls had put Kasich up by as many […]

Kasich, Portman opening up larger leads in OH

September 19, 2010

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The big races in Ohio seem to be favoring the Republican candidates more and more. The evidence now comes from a set of Quinnipiac polls, the first of which puts John Kasich ahead of incumbent Ted Strickland by 17 points, 54-37. Kasich, a former congressman and Fox News host, holds even larger leads over Gov. […]