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California’s high-stakes elections go down to wire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – It’s no coincidence that President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton visited California university campuses during the final weeks of the 2010 midterm election. Read the full story from Reuters

Russ Feingold’s last stand

He’s had a hard year in his home state, running the opposite of this year’s standard Dem campaign. Read the full story from Politico

On final weekend campaign swing, Obama lashes out at GOP

On final weekend campaign swing, Obama lashes out at GOP

On his final campaign swing through four states in the Northeast and Midwest before Tuesday’s midterm elections, President Barack Obama is asking Democratic voters to go to the polls and help stem an expected Republican tide. “Chicago, it’s up to you to let them know that we have not forgotten, we don’t have amnesia,” the […]

It’s a strange election year when comedians call for reason and sanity

It’s a strange election year when comedians call for reason and sanity

In the shadow of the Capitol and the election, comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert entertained a huge throng Saturday at a “sanity” rally poking fun at the nation’s ill-tempered politics, fear-mongers and doomsayers. “We live now in hard times,” Stewart said after all the shtick. “Not end times.” Part comedy show, part pep talk, […]

Will Durst: Don’t Vote

Don’t Vote. You don’t have to. No one’s going to make you. This isn’t the Soviet Union. You won’t be forced from your beds and dragged to the polls against your wills. Relax. Take a chill pill. Let it go. It’ll all be fine without you. Things are pretty good the way they are, aren’t […]

FL-Gov: 44% Scott (R), 39% Sink (D) (USFP 10/27)

University of South Florida Polytechnic, for NYT-owned newspapers in Florida 10/23-27/10; 696 likely voters Mode: Live phone (The Ledger article) Florida 2010 Governor 44% Scott (R), 39% Sink (D) (chart) Jump to comments From The Huffington Post