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Voters still blame the people, not the system

Voters still blame the people, not the system

As if incumbents didn’t already have enough to worry about, add one more thing to the list. Optimism about the American system of government is at a 36-year low, yet…

Obama touts job creation as midterm elections near

WOONSOCKET, Rhode Island (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Monday touted his administration’s job-creation efforts just eight days before elections in which voters’ economic anxiety threatens his Democrats’ grip on…

Republicans could control redistricting too

Republicans could control redistricting too

The Republicans’ expected gains next week go way beyond Congress. The GOP could capture new Senate or House majorities in a dozen to 18 states — along with critical new…

Rove unbowed

He’s drawn fire from across the political spectrum — and seems to be relishing the fight. Read the full story from Politico…

Angry gay voters a problem for Democrats

Angry gay voters a problem for Democrats

Kate Coatar is seriously considering voting for Green Party candidates instead of Democrats, whom she normally supports. James Wyatt won’t cast a ballot at all because he no longer trusts…

Tea party candidates losing steam?

Several movement-backed nominees are in statistical dead heats or sinking in the polls. Read the full story from Politico…

EPA plan could cut truck emissions

The draft rules would mandate cuts in fuel consumption and emissions by up to 20 percent. Read the full story from Politico…

Midterms will decide very little

Opinion: While ideologues in the media work themselves into a lather, let’s look at the facts. Read the full story from Politico…

Gov. Moonbeam comes back to Earth

Simon says California’s gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown is one different dude. Read the full story from Politico…

Immigration hard-liners to lead Judiciary?

The immigration debate under Republicans would take a turn toward more Arizona-type laws. Read the full story from Politico…