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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…

Stewart points finger at media

Most of the thousands who poured into the National Mall for the rally seemed only to want a good time. Read the full story from Politico…

Small checks fuel big role for tea party

The tea party wants to turn its grass-roots fervor into financial sway in the Republican Party. Read the full story from Politico…

Obama seeks common ground with GOP

He asks Republican legislators to look beyond the upcoming midterm elections. Read the full story from Politico…

U.S. offers to host meeting to ease China, Japan row

HANOI (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Saturday the United States has proposed to host a meeting among China, Japan and the United States to try to…