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Alec Baldwin: The Tea Party and ‘The Ballad of Booth’

Watch this clip of Patrick Cassidy and the great Victor Garber sing “The Ballad of Booth” from Sondheim’s Assassins and tell me what you think of some of that Birther/Anti-Government/Tea…

Jim Lichtman: The Hero and the Goat

Yesterday, a House panel found New York Democratic Representative Charles Rangel guilty of 11 ethics violations stemming from improper solicitation of fund-raising and failure to accurately report his personal income.…

Sarah Palin Outlines Her Ideal Qualities In A Presidential Candidate

Sarah Palin provided a brief bit of insight into her ideal Republican presidential candidate Monday, repeating her earlier claim that she’d be willing to run if nobody else possessed what…

Montana Governor Brian Seeking Federal Permission For Cheap-Drugs Plan

HELENA, Mont. — The governor of Montana asked Tuesday for federal permission to sell cheaper prescription drugs in his state through the federal Medicaid program, a proposal he expects will…

Christof Putzel: Arizona’s Overflowing Morgues Full of Unidentified Migrants

Christof Putzel is a Vanguard correspondent. As part of his investigation into the immigration debate, he crossed the border from Mexico into the U.S. on foot. The Pima County Morgue…

Bloomberg, Scarborough May Be Eyeing 2012 Presidential Bid

WASHINGTON — There’s no campaign yet, and there may never be, but New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and MSNBC’s morning talk-show host Joe Scarborough have begun trying to figure out…

Alaska Senate Race: Joe Miller Faces Decision Time At Final Stage Of Political Fight

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski widened her lead over bitter rival Joe Miller on Tuesday, increasing pressure on the GOP nominee to decide whether to fight what could…

Melissa Bean Concedes To Tea Party Favorite Joe Walsh

Two weeks after the midterm elections, Republicans have scored another win. Illinois Democrat Melissa Bean conceded to Tea Party favorite Joe Walsh Tuesday, in the very close race to represent…

John Ensign Signals He’s In It To Win It In 2012

Nevada Sen. John Ensign said Tuesday he has been planning to run for reelection “for a long time,” suggesting that the ongoing fallout of his extramarital affair won’t doom him…

HuffPost TV: Howard Fineman On Earmarks As ‘Appetizers’

HuffPost’s Howard Fineman appeared on MSNBC’s “Hardball” Tuesday evening to discuss the GOP’s proposed ban on legislative earmarks, which he attributed to mainstream Republicans “running scared of the tea party.”…