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Pat Waak: Are Colorado Republicans Breaking the Law?

The rise of independent groups in this election cycle has been unprecedented. No controls exist on outside dollars spent, and accountability and transparency are totally absent. Within this state there are benign-sounding 527 organizations and independent expenditure committees funding attack ads on statewide candidates. Under state law, 527s and independent expenditure committees are prohibited from […]

"Terminator" star and director reunite for TV spot

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and filmmaker James Cameron, who directed the former Hollywood star in two “Terminator” movies, have reunited in a political TV spot supporting the state’s global warming law. Read the full story from Reuters

Helen Caldicott: The Election

THE ELECTION This is seen by many as a highly contentious mid-term US election, and not just for the people of the United States. People in other countries like Australia watch apprehensively as the US political system is on the verge of unraveling and landing in the hands of people who have shown little in-depth […]

Ron Christie: A Cautionary Tale of Three Black Men

Lost in the din of economic statistics, “shovel ready” jobs and predictions of the Democrats’ fate come next Tuesday, many Americans have lost sight of a truly remarkable accomplishment: Three of the most powerful and influential people in the United States today are African-American men. Regardless of your view of their politics, ideology or articulated […]

Obama’s Interview With Progressive Bloggers (FULL TRANSCRIPT)

For the first time ever, President Barack Obama met Wednesday with progressive bloggers and took their questions. Obama met with Joe Sudbay of AMERICABlog; Duncan Black (“Atrios”), who runs the site Eschaton; Barbara Morrill, who writes for the DailyKos; Jon Amato, who is the founder of Crooks and Liars; and Oliver Willis, of the site […]

CO-Sen: 43% Bennet (D), 42% Buck (R) (RBI 10/26)

RBI Strategies & Research, for Colorado Pols 10/24-26/10; 501 likely voters, 4.4% margin of error Mode: Live phone interviews (Colorado Pols article) [Editors Note: RBI is a Democratic firm, but the survey was not sponsored by the Bennett campaign, the Democratic party nor a committee involved in the Senate race] Colorado 2010 Senate 43% Bennet […]

Boehner to speak for Iott

The House minority leader will campaign for the Republican candidate on Saturday in Toledo. Read the full story from Politico

Carly Fiorina released from California hospital

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Carly Fiorina, the California Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, has been successfully treated for an infection and was released from a hospital on Wednesday, her staff said. Read the full story from Reuters