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Social Security Judges Face Violent Threats

WASHINGTON — Judges who hear Social Security disability cases are facing a growing number of violent threats from claimants angry over being denied benefits or frustrated at lengthy delays in…

Newbies get a crash course in being a Congressman

Newbies get a crash course in being a Congressman

Where to live? Whom to hire? What’s a voting card — and where are the bathrooms? More than 100 members of Congress arrive in Washington this coming week for the…

Richard Klass: Taming the Lame Duck

The lame duck session of the 110th Congress starts tomorrow. Three issues will frame the lame duck session of Congress and determine the second half of President Obama’s first term.…

Joe Miller: I’ll Only Keep Fighting If I Can Win

JUNEAU, Alaska — Republican Senate nominee Joe Miller is watching absentee ballots from military voters as he takes his next steps in Alaska’s still-undecided Senate race. Miller, who visited the…

Blue Dog Democrat Vows To Challenge Pelosi — And Lose

WASHINGTON — Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) continued on Sunday to threaten a challenge against Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) should she, as announced, make a play for the post of Minority…

Election showcases Obama’s eroding base

Election showcases Obama’s eroding base

Near the midpoint of his presidency, Barack Obama‘s diverse voter coalition reveals giant cracks and he faces major work repairing his standing among independents in states crucial to his re-election…

David Axelrod Announces He Will Leave White House

WASHINGTON — Top Obama administration adviser David Axelrod says he will leave the White House in the first half of next year to begin the president’s re-election campaign. Axelrod told…

Jim DeMint On Michael Steele’s RNC Reelection Bid: ‘I Am Looking For Some Alternatives’

There has been a subdued blame game being waged in Republican circles for weeks over who is at fault for the failure to pick up more Senate seats than the…

Jim DeMint Would Accept Compromise On Bush Tax Cuts

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), the Pied Piper of the incoming congressional class of Tea Party pols, said on Sunday that he would be open to a compromise proposal on the…

Mary Bottari: Pants on Fire: the Whoppers of the 2010 Election Cycle

The Center for Media and Democracy tracks corporate spin and government propaganda. These are our candidates for the most misleading campaign ads of 2010, what are yours? Big Lie #1:…