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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.”…

SHOCK: 16-Year-Old Willow Palin Posts Homophobic Slurs

Willow Palin, the 16-year-old daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, wrote multiple Facebook posts containing homophobic slurs such as “faggot” on Sunday night, according to TMZ. The web site…

Democratic Earmark Reformers See Small Shift In Resistance

Most Senate Democrats continued on Tuesday to oppose a moratorium on earmarks, despite growing public demands for an end to the practice and a nascent reform movement within their own…

Wall Street Quietly Working To Undo New Financial Rules

WASHINGTON — The heavy hitters of finance lost big battles earlier this year during the overhaul of financial regulation, but they’re working hard to win the war. They’re quietly trying…

David Chura: Time to "Think Outside the Box" on CORI Reform

At the beginning of my ten years teaching teenagers in a county lockup, years I chronicle in I Don’t Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine: Tales of Kids…

Tea Party Pushes Hardline Post-Election Strategy To Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — Tea party activists and other conservatives, eager to transform electoral gains into clout on Capitol Hill, are pressuring Republican leaders to take a hardline approach in the next…