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Midterm election campaigns get down and dirty

Midterm election campaigns get down and dirty

Leaked audio in Nevada reveals a Republican Senate candidate trashing her party. Video of a Democratic Senate hopeful wrongly claiming he served in Vietnam becomes a TV ad in Connecticut.…

Is change simply for change’s sake worth the risk?

Is change simply for change’s sake worth the risk?

With just under a month to go before pivotal midterm elections, the campaign landscape is as muddled as any I’ve witnessed in 45 years of either covering politics as a…

Happy birthday to us

Happy birthday to us

Capitol Hill Blue is 16 years old this morning. That’s right: 16. In Internet terms, that’s a lifetime…and more. This experiment in web political journalism began on October 1, 1994:…

Angry independents add up to doom for Democrats

Angry independents add up to doom for Democrats

For the upcoming midterm elections, the theme is — once again — change but the change voters want is something Democrats ain’t offering. And Democrats face an increasing number of…

Obama launches propaganda program to sell flawed health care ‘reform’

Obama launches propaganda program to sell flawed health care ‘reform’

With many Americans both confused and angry over the lack of any real “reform” in President Barack Obama‘s health care reform, the President is taking the blame. Not for the…

Republicans block repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Republicans block repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Ever-present Republican homophobia triumphed in the United States Senate Tuesday as the party of the elephant successfully blocked an Obama-sponsored effort to lift the ban on gays serving openly in…

Clinton says Powell sold him on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Clinton says Powell sold him on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Former President Bill Clinton says “don’t ask, don’t tell” didn’t work out like he thought it would when Joint Chiefs Chairman ColinĀ  Powell sold him on the idea 16 years…

The more things change, the more they will stay the same

The more things change, the more they will stay the same

With Labor Day the 2010 mid-term elections kick into high gear. Actually, the campaigns have been running in overdrive for months now, fueled by voter anger, Democratic desperation, Republican optimism,…

So much anger, so little reality

So much anger, so little reality

To no one’s surprise, thousands flocked to the National Mall Saturday to see and hear Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin. There’s a lot of voter anger out there. On the…

When children become their parent’s parent

When children become their parent’s parent

Three years ago, my then 83-year-old mother fell at home and fractured a vertebrae in her back. She didn’t tell anyone about the fall and told us she strained her…