Vermont election results 2010: Patrick Leahy vies for a seventh term

Gov. Jim Douglas’s decision to retire after serving four terms seemed to deal Republicans a tough hand; the popular GOP moderate won reelection in 2008 with 53 percent in a state that President Obama carried with 67 percent. (Vermont is one of two states in the union to elect governors to terms o… Read the […]


We’re almost there! After months of inanity, voters will go to the polls tomorrow and finally snuff out this electoral cycle once and for all. No more stories about Sharron Angle corrupting classic board games in order to demonize Mexicans! No more stories about Christine O’Donnell airing the most disgusting infomercial since that 3 a.m. […]

Denied BP Oil Spill Claims Rising Sharply

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. — Denied claims for Gulf of Mexico oil spill victims are rising dramatically because of a flood of new filings coming in without proper documentation or with no proof at all, the head of the $20 billion BP fund said Monday. Some 20,000 people have been told they have no right to […]

Rob Richie: Contested recounts unlikely in major races, despite the hype

At the risk of winning the General John Sedgwick award (General Sedgwick, the highest ranking Union general to die in the Civil War, told his troops at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House in 1864, seconds before being felled by a Confederate bullet, “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance”), I will make a […]

New Hampshire election results 2010: Ayotte, Hodes, Shea-Porter, Kuster

Popular GOP Sen. Judd Gregg is retiring, but his chosen successor, Kelly Ayotte, struggled to beat a conservative primary challenger. Yet she became one of the few establishment Republicans to survive a bruising first round and has held a solid lead in the general election over Democratic Rep. Pa… Read the full story from The […]

Montana Election 2010

Montana features only one race this cycle, the reelction bid of Republican Denny Rehlberg. Read the full story from The Washington Post”

Craig Crawford: Mall Commercials

Now that TV stars of the right and left have had their way on the National Mall, let’s rethink this. Followers of Glenn Beck or Jon Stewart enjoyed reveling in their political messages, but there’s no escaping that it also served the commercial interest of their television networks. Indeed, you have to wonder if that […]

DeLay money laundering trial gets underway

AUSTIN – Tom DeLay took part in a scheme to illegally channel corporate money into Texas legislative races to strengthen his power and influence, prosecutors said Monday in opening statements of the former House majority leader’s money laundering trial. Read the full story from The Washington Post”

Rhode Island election results 2010: Caprio vs. Chafee vs. Robitaille

The governor’s race in Rhode Island got a late-breaking dose of color in October, when Democrat Frank Caprio, the state’s general treasurer, suggested President Obama could “shove it” because he declined to endorse Caprio. Obama withheld his backing as a courtesy to Lincoln Chafee, the former Rep… Read the full story from The Washington Post”