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Pence steps out on national stage

An upcoming address is another sign of his increased prominence on the national stage. Read the full story from Politico…

David Frey: Did the Tea Party Blow It in Colorado?

In the last weeks before the election, Sen. Michael Bennet was crisscrossing his home state of Colorado, stumping in big cities and small towns, trying to extract every vote he…

Clinton Pollster: Obama Better Off Now Than Clinton In ’94

WASHINGTON — President Bill Clinton’s chief pollster when the Democratic Party suffered massive losses in the 1994 midterm election said the landscape facing President Obama now is better suited for…

Alan Abramowitz: Did Gallup Get It Right?

“Gallup’s polling and modeling predicted a wave election for the Republicans in the House, projecting 60 or more seats gained by the GOP. This is what occurred.” That’s what the…

Steve Cobble: Speaker Pelosi, Don’t Go!

FWIW, I think you should stay, just like Sam Rayburn did. Don’t let the Blue Dogs run you off. They’re half-gone, anyway. And here’s an idea to start your comeback:…

U.S. defends human rights record at U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States weathered criticism of its human rights record from friends and foes alike on Friday in a United Nations forum that the former Bush administration…

Van Hollen done at DCCC

Maryland representative: ‘When it comes to the DCCC chairmanship, I believe in term limits.” Read the full story from Politico…

Dems alter plan on Bush tax cuts

Middle class distinction could be $500K or $1M. Read the full story from Politico…

Norway seeks U.S. explanation in surveillance row

OSLO (Reuters) – Norway demanded on Friday an explanation from the United States of reports that its embassy in Oslo has conducted illegal surveillance of Norwegian residents for more than…

Obama: U.S. can’t afford two years of gridlock

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, still smarting from his Democrats’ big losses in congressional elections, said on Friday the United States cannot afford to get mired in legislative gridlock…