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Joe Miller Asked To Concede To Lisa Murkowski By Alaska GOP

JUNEAU, Alaska — History, the GOP, the tea party, Sarah Palin and her own mouthful of a name worked against her. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski conquered them all Wednesday, becoming the first Senate candidate in more than 50 years to win a write-in campaign. The victory is a remarkable comeback for Murkowski, who lost to […]

Johnny Cash’s Daughter Jabs Sarah Palin

Rosanne Cash, daughter of legendary country singer and songwriter Johnny Cash, tweeted her way into politics again Tuesday, sending out a dispatch batting former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for supposed hypocrisy in her criticism of President Obama as an unvetted, unprepared leader. The musician tweeted Tuesday: He was pres. of the Harvard law review, a […]

Michael Brenner: A Smile for Charlie Rangel

Charlie Rangel does not want our cheers. He doesn’t need our cheers. His public life has never been a melodrama; celebrity politics is not his game. His career and accomplishments are the only fitting accolades. However the House rebukes him, whatever columnists say about him, that’s what counts and it can’t be taken away. In […]

MT-2012 President: Republicans Lead, Two Races Close (PPP 11/10-13)

Public Policy Polling (D) 11/10-13/10; 1,176 likely voters, 2.9% margin of error Mode: Automated phone PPP release Montana 2012 President 46% Gingrich, 44% Obama 51% Huckabee, 41% Obama 47% Palin, 45% Obama 50% Romney, 29% Obama Obama Job Approval 41% Approve, 54% Disapprove Favorable / Unfavorable Newt Gingrich: 34 / 47 Mike Huckabee: 46 / […]

Andy Igrejas: States Are Getting Tough on Toxics — Will Congress?

I’ll be the first to admit it: I live in Washington, D.C., and I spend a lot of time talking to inside-the-beltway types about what Congress will and will not do. It’s easy to forget that, sometimes, big change happens without Congress — and despite the efforts of well-funded corporate lobbyists. Case in point is […]

George Soros: Give Elsewhere ‘If This President Can’t Do What We Want’

WASHINGTON — At a private meeting on Tuesday afternoon, George Soros, a longtime supporter of progressive causes, voiced blunt criticism of the Obama administration, going so far as to suggest that Democratic donors direct their support somewhere other than the president. The Hungarian-American financier was speaking to a small side gathering of donors who had […]

Andrea Lyon: Witness to Innocence

Last Sunday, I had the privilege of being asked to talk to a group of exonerees from death row at the end of a conference held here in Chicago by an organization called Witness to Innocence . I spoke about the state of the death penalty here in Illinois and around the country and about […]