Rep. Danny Davis Backed By Black Leaders In Chicago Mayoral Race

In a political about-face, a coalition of black leaders has rejected its two earlier stated finalists and thrown its support behind U.S. Rep. Danny Davis for mayor. The coalition — a group of African-American politicians, religious and community leaders — met late into the night Friday before unanimously selecting Davis over former U.S. Sen. Carol […]

Rand Paul: Tea Party Is ‘Co-Opting Washington’

Kentucky Republican Rand Paul vowed on Sunday to uphold the Tea Party’s core principles when he is sworn in as a United States Senator in January. Yet in an interview with ABC’s Christiane Amanpour, Paul struggled to specify exactly how he would implement bold spending cuts. When pressed on “This Week” about which programs the […]

Michael Melcher: Five Coaching Perspectives on the 2012 Elections

What should we think about the results of the 2012 elections? One option is to question our automatic ways of judging the results. I question my automatic assessments because I’ve grown tired of them. I spent enough time feeling depressed, frustrated and angry during the Bush years, during the impeachment period of the Clinton years, […]

Chris Christie: Christine O’Donnell Created ‘Missed Opportunity To Have A Really Good United States Senator’ (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), one of the GOP’s rising stars who is pointed to as a model for Republicans in the Northeast, sharply criticized Christine O’Donnell on Sunday, saying her candidacy led to a “missed opportunity” for the party to pick up the Delaware Senate seat. “I think Delaware was a […]

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Well, it’s the Sunday after an Election Day. And a Sunday after a BLOWOUT Election Day. Oh, Democrats, y’all really got your asses handed to you, big time. Here’s the good news: it was mostly because the economy was so terrible. Especially the unemployment side of things. Y’all need to hear that, because I know […]

Gates to Congress: Repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ before new members are seated

Gates to Congress: Repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ before new members are seated

Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants a lame duck session of Congress to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military before new, more anti-gay members are sworn in. But he isn’t holding his breath waiting for that to happen. On a trip to Australia for a series of defense and diplomatic confabs, Gates […]