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Speaker Pelosi running for House minority leader

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi ended speculation that she may quietly step aside after her Democrats lost midterm elections, announcing on Friday she will…

Adam Green: 100,000 sign petition for Olbermann

As Danny Shea, Sam Stein, and others are well documenting, Keith Olbermann’s suspension is getting a ton of attention. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is organizing the public to do…

2010 Elections: 11 Undecided Races

WASHINGTON — Here are the congressional and gubernatorial races that remain uncalled after Tuesday’s election: ___ Senate Alaska – Write-in ballots accounted for 41 percent of the votes counted so…

Biko Baker: Confessions of a Young Organizer: Why the Democrats Lost the Midterm Elections

Five weeks ago, I walked into Wisconsin’s Organizing for America office and offered to go on sabbatical from the League of Young Voters to volunteer full-time for the campaign. I…

Martin Ford: A Lame Duck Revolution: Take Another Shot at the Public Option

There can be little doubt that a significant enthusiasm gap played a major role in the outcome of the midterm elections. The liberal Democratic base is disappointed, and if there’s…

Obama heads to Asia, hopes to deliver on jobs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama launched a 10-day trip to Asia Friday aimed at boosting exports and creating U.S. jobs, three days after voters punished his Democrats for stubbornly…

Sunday talk show tip sheet

This Sunday’s television talk features Republicans touting their wins from Tuesday’s midterm elections. Read the full story from Politico…

Donors keep Angle, O’Donnell around

The tea party favorites’ massive national donor lists will ensure they stay active in politics. Read the full story from Politico…

White House sees little change in foreign policy

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s top security adviser said on Friday he expected Republicans to continue to support the administration’s foreign policy strategy in the wake…

Pelosi running for minority leader

Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she will run for minority leader in the new Congress, even as some moderate and conservative Democrats insisted she should step aside. Read…