Chris Weigant: Republican House Musings

I hate to say it, but we all might have to get used to saying “Speaker Boehner” pretty soon. But what is this going to mean — for Republicans, for Democrats, for President Barack Obama, and for the country at large? At this point, these questions are worth examination, because while Democrats may yet avert […]

Gene Karpinski: Defeat Proposition 23

With corporate polluters having successfully blocked comprehensive energy and climate legislation in the U.S. Senate, it is more important than ever that we beat back this deceptive effort funded by Texas oil companies to kill California’s clean energy economy. We consider Proposition 23 the most important race in the country and have made defeating this […]

Carl Pope: The Strangest Campaign Gifts of 2010

Hundreds of millions of dollars are flowing from special interests to candidates, for what are usually pretty obvious reasons. Why would the coal industry support Rand Paul for the Senate in Kentucky? Why would Paul want their money? No mystery there. But there are a few gifts that raised my eyebrows. BP, one might think, […]

Senate: The Daily 10

Colorado’s Senate race is the most competitive with both Michael Bennet and Ken Buck polling at 47%. Read the full story from Politico

House: The Daily 10

Steve Driehaus won his day in federal court to go ahead with his complaint agianst the Susan B. Anthony List. Read the full story from Politico

Inspector general hits TARP

His report outlines problems, including optimistic estimates for the program’s cost to taxpayers. Read the full story from Politico

US-Generic Ballot: 52% Republican, 43% Democrat (Gallup 10/14-24)

Gallup 10/14-24/10; 2,746 registered voters, 2% margin of error 1,989 likely voters, 3% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews Gallup release National 2010 Congress: Generic Ballot (chart) Likely voters (high turnout): 52% Republican, 43% Democrat Likely voters (low turnout): 55% Republican, 41% Democrat Registered voters: 48% Republican, 44% Democrat Jump to comments From The […]