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William Bradley: California Story: Brown and Boxer Kick for the Finish Line

Is it really almost over? California Republicans’ Golden Parachute Twins, billionaire Meg Whitman and ex-Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, are bringing distinctly odd notes to their closing efforts to catch…

CO-Gov: 47% Hickenlooper (D), 40% Tancredo (C), 9% Maes (R) (YouGov 10/25-28)

YouGov 10/25-28/10; 855 likely voters Mode: Internet YouGov release Colorado 2010 Governor 47% Hickenlooper (D), 40% Tancredo (C), 9% Maes (R) (chart) Jump to comments From The Huffington Post…

CO-Sen: 49% Bennet (D), 48% Buck (R) (YouGov 10/25-28)

YouGov 10/25-28/10; 855 likely voters Mode: Internet YouGov release Colorado 2010 Senate 49% Bennet (D), 48% Buck (R) (chart) Jump to comments From The Huffington Post…

Stephan A. Schwartz: Benjamin Franklin and a Modern American Portrait — Tax Cuts, Poverty, and Moving In

Benjamin Franklin saw America as a democratic society: middle class, largely urban, technologically sophisticated, family centered, joyful, and upwardly mobile. The America we try to present to the world was…

Craig Newmark: re politicians: follow the money, send a postcard

Way too much money is flowing into the midterm elections, so it’s a big deal who’s backing the candidates on the ballot. The Sunlight Foundation (disclaimer: I’m on their Board)…

Obama urges Democrats to turn out for election

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – President Barack Obama warned fellow Democrats on Saturday that a Republican victory in next week’s congressional elections could mean a reversal of his agenda as he sought…

Obama adviser offers assistance to Yemen leader

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism adviser told Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Saturday the United States “stands ready” to aid his government in the fight against al…

Bachmann wants Constitution classes for lawmakers

Bachmann has a message for tea party activists: fear not, she’s going to set up constitutional classes. Read the full story from Politico…

Ryan preps for budget battle

He has to navigate polarized factions to resolve federal budget issues. Read the full story from Politico…

Illinois: The nation’s slimiest Senate race?

The contest between Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias has played out in the crudest, nastiest terms. Read the full story from Politico…