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Mark Kirk Gets Financial Boost From Karl Rove, Bill Clinton Heads To Chicago To Stump For Dems

CHICAGO — In the final days before the Nov. 2 election, Democrats and Republicans are leaning on party heavyweights, energizing their bases and looking for swing voters in the high-profile…

Florida Governor Candidates Don’t Know The State Minimum Wage (VIDEO)

Elyse Siegel contributed to this report. Florida’s gubernatorial candidates had an embarrassing moment during Monday’s debate on CNN, when both Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Alex Sink were unable to…

Don Kraus: The UN Is Sixty Five Years Old and Going Strong

Today we recognize the 65th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. The world has changed dramatically since October 24th, 1945 when 51 nations banded together “to save succeeding…

Sam Isaac Edwards: PIS_ AND VINEGAR

(I omitted the last “S” because I know how delicate we all are) Okay, we’re mad already, they’re mad at us, we’re mad at them for being mad at us,…

Peter M. Shane: The Magical Misdirection of Charles Murray: The Elite is Patriotic, But Not "Of America"

Charles Murray has had such a long career dressing up right-wing polemic as social science that his latest volley, a pander to Tea Party populism, should come as no surprise.…

Garry South: Where Is the Media’s Record on Fiorina at Hewlett Packard?

Has the mainstream media gone flaccid — or MIA — in vetting candidates, particularly first-time candidates with no public record? There is perhaps no better example of today’s emaciated political…

Mess in Rhode Island for Obama

He was told off by a Democratic candidate. Read the full story from Politico…

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…

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…

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…