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Hope fades for shoot-from-the-lip tea party candidate

Hope fades for shoot-from-the-lip tea party candidate

Two weeks after decisive US mid-term polls, a controversial Tea Party member is clinging to hopes of election in Alaska despite growing signs his bid to become a senator on…

U.S. Preparing To Expand Yemen Operation, Open Long-Term Bases

The U.S. is preparing for an expanded campaign against al Qaeda in Yemen, mobilizing military and intelligence resources to enable Yemeni and American strikes and drawing up a longer-term proposal…

Mitch McConnell & Jim DeMint Embroiled In Intense GOP Power Struggle: Who’s Really The Leader?

Sen. Jim DeMint won one of the biggest legislative victories of his career Monday when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell agreed to the South Carolina Republican’s demand for a freeze…

John McCain Backs Billions In Defense Cuts

(Reuters) – Senator John McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said billions of dollars could be saved from the defense budget by cutting lawmakers’ pet projects,…

Richard (RJ) Eskow: The Six Percenters

Only 6% of Americans think Congress should concentrate on reducing the deficit or changing the tax code, according to the latest CBS News poll. Nearly ten times as many people,…

Rand Paul: I’m A ‘Fan’ Of Divided Government

In an interview with “Washington Unplugged,” this Republican from Kentucky says he looks forward to working with a House controlled by his party and a Democratic White House and Senate,…

Lee Brenner: VIDEO: Rangel Left Own Ethics Hearing To Film LeBron "Rise" Parody?

Co-authored by the HyperVocal.com Politics team. Earlier today the entire political spectrum came together to share a post-partisan laugh at Rep. Charlie Rangel’s rather abrupt exit from his Congressional ethics…

Lama Surya Das: Who Decides Who Decides?

Watching the recent election results, I’ve certainly noticed that the pendulum of public opinion seems to swing back and forth in much shorter cycles than it used to — just…

Lisa Murkowski: Sarah Palin Lacks ‘Leadership Qualities’ & ‘Intellectual Curiosity’ To Be President (VIDEO)

Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she doesn’t think Sarah Palin has the leadership qualities to be president, nor the “intellectual curiosity” needed to make good policy. Murkowski shared her…

Arianna Huffington: The Split-Screen Struggle Over Gay Rights

Protesters chaining themselves to the White House gate today, objecting to what they called the “silent homophobia of those who purport to be our friends and do nothing,” capped a…