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

Feingold Fighting For His Political Life

WAUSAU, Wis. — Rural Marathon County has only 2 percent of Wisconsin’s population, but it provides a glimpse of why U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, one of the Senate’s most prominent liberal Democrats, still finds himself in an uphill battle to win re-election next week. The county, the state’s largest at just under 1 million acres, […]

Hadar Susskind: Whither the Bipartisan Consensus on Israel?

For more than a decade I have stood on the stage at one Jewish community organizational conference after another as elected officials, both Democrats and Republicans and often even those running against each other, have lauded and applauded the bipartisan consensus of support for Israel. Whatever our differences, the familiar refrain goes, bipartisan support for […]

Obama On ‘Daily Show’: Stewart Presses President To Defend ‘Timid’ Policies, Hiring Of Old D.C. Hands

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama apparently thinks politics is no laughing matter, even when he’s staring down a comedian. Obama barely cracked any jokes during an appearance Wednesday on “The Daily Show” despite host Jon Stewart’s attempts to draw out the president’s humorous side with a few of his own snarky wisecracks. Less than […]