GOP to Bachmann: Don’t call us, we’ll call you

GOP to Bachmann: Don’t call us, we’ll call you

Self-proclaimed tea party leader Michele Bachmann‘s bid for a top Republican post in the House received a cool reaction Thursday from Speaker-to-be John Boehner, an early test of how GOP leaders will treat the antiestablishment movement’s winners in Tuesday’s elections. “Constitutional conservatives deserve a loud and clear voice in leadership!” Bachmann, R-Minn., who founded the […]

HuffPost TV: Ryan Grim On The Tension Between Boehner And McConnell (VIDEO)

Ryan Grim, HuffPost’s senior congressional correspondent, appeared on MSNBC’s “Countdown” Friday night — with the show engulfed in some controversy — to discuss the growing divide between the public statements of John Boehner, the Republican leader in the House, and his Senate counterpart, Mitch McConnell. “McConnell is a combative partisan, and when he’s asked what […]

Summers sees prospects for eventual budget deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan agreement to tackle huge budget deficits is achievable, though it would take a lot of work, outgoing White House economic adviser Larry Summers said on Friday. Read the full story from Reuters

Ellen Sterling: Election 2010 In Nevada: Some Odd Practices; For Now, Nothing To Fear and, Perhaps, A 2012 Senate Race To Anticipate

This terrific Las Vegas Weekly cover by by James Shepherd says it all. Especially in Nevada, this was one scary election. Perhaps as someone told me, I am “too northeast liberal” to be comfortable during the local election season but, judging from all the national and international coverage our US Senate race got, I think […]

Dan Malloy Again Declared Winner In Connecticut Governor’s Race, But GOP Opponent Hasn’t Conceded

HARTFORD, Conn. — Democrat Dan Malloy has won Connecticut’s gubernatorial election after days of back-and-forth over vote totals and irregularities, yet his Republican opponent is reviewing the numbers to see if he can make up the margin. The Associated Press reinstated its call Friday of Malloy as the winner of the governor’s race. The AP’s […]

Donnie Fowler: The Once & Future Speaker

Nancy Pelosi is a fighter. Is there a way to say that more simply? She led the House Democrats out of 12 years in the minority in 2006. She set the stage for Barack Obama’s 2008 election by standing up to George Bush during his last two miserable years in the White House, drawing contrasts […]

Fort Hood Victims’ Families Meet For 1st Time 1 Year Later To Mourn

FORT HOOD, Texas — Parents, spouses and children reverently approached the 6-foot-tall granite memorial Friday, some kneeling and wiping away tears as they gently touched a name etched on the stone – each belonging to one of the 13 people killed in the Fort Hood shooting rampage a year ago. Many families of the 12 […]

Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points [145] — A Democratic Epitaph

An interesting article caught my eye last week, but what with all the election hoopla, I haven’t had a chance to write about it before now. But even if it went mostly unnoticed by the public at large, it was an important and downright scathing indictment of the Democrats’ complete inability to get their message […]