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Robert K. Lifton: Democrats’ Loss May Be Obama’s Re-Election Gain

With the interim Congressional elections and the attendant enormous media attention over, the political pundits will now turn their focus to the Presidential elections two years from now. Republicans have…

Alaska Senate Race Saga Continues: Lisa Murkowski & Joe Miller Set For Another Showdown

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Senate race was headed for another nailbiter in the rematch between write-in candidate Sen. Lisa Murkowski and tea party favorite Joe Miller as supporters from…

Billy Wimsatt: Youth Vote Against Republican Tsunami by 19 Points

National exit polls of more than 17,000 voters show a remarkable trend: Adults age 18-29 voted against the Republican Tsunami by 16 points (56-40). Younger adults age 18-24 were even…

AFL-CIO President Trumka: ‘We Did Our Job’ In 2010

At various junctures during the 2010 cycle, the lack of enthusiasm among labor organizations and, more specifically, union workers, appeared like it would seriously hamper the Democratic Party’s chances. Labor…

Pat Quinn Winning By Thin Margin In Illinois Governor Race

CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn clung to an extremely thin margin over Republican challenger Bill Brady early Wednesday as voters in the state and around the country tossed Democrats…

Keli Goff: The 5 Women Who Mattered in the Midterms

If the 1992 election was “The Year of the Woman,” then 2010 may well be dubbed the year of the Mama Grizzly. But a look at the nationwide results from…

Howard Schweber: We the People Have Spoken

And our message is … um … First, a little background. There was a Rasumssen survey conducted about 10 days ago that showed that voters overwhelmingly believe – by an…

Youth Comprised 9 Percent Of Voters In Midterm Elections

Nine percent of voting age youth headed to the polls yesterday, down from 18 percent in 2008, CBS reports. 58 percent of voters age 18 to 29 went for Democratic…

Sarah Palin Grapples With Gillespie, Says Calls For GOP Caution Are ‘Out Of Touch’ (VIDEO)

Sarah Palin urged Republicans to throw caution to the wind in the aftermath of Tuesday’s midterm elections, calling GOP strategist Ed Gillespie’s suggestion that party leaders take a “serious” and…

Alvin McEwen: Five reasons why I am happy that the Republicans took over the House of Representatives

Well the 2010 midterms have come and gone and as expected, it wasn’t pretty. Democrats lost the House thanks to the infusion of the tea party movement, but managed to…