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Back home in Ohio, split opinions on Boehner’s value as House Speaker

Back home in Ohio, split opinions on Boehner’s value as House Speaker

As Republican John Boehner gets closer to the prize of U.S. House speaker, not everyone back home is convinced about the value of a new pinnacle for the local guy…

Tea Party-backed Republicans spur party switches

NEW YORK (Reuters) – For lifelong Republican Joe Errigo, deciding to cross party lines and support a liberal Democrat for New York governor wasn’t nearly as difficult as one might…

Caprio’s poll numbers take a dive

The poll showing Caprio in third place is the first to be released after he told Obama to “shove it.” Read the full story from Politico…

Reid touts work on immigration

He says Hispanics “know” he’s spent more time on immigration than anything else. Read the full story from Politico…

Mark Green: Stemming the Tide of Secret Corporate Money

Mark Green Until now the dominant narrative this mid-term election year was that slow growth and high unemployment was sinking the party in power. But other numbers are now showing…

Thugs, slugs in Ill. Senate debate

Both candidates brought a list of criminals that the other had associations with. Read the full story from Politico…

Republican Presidential Hopefuls Positioning Themselves For 2012

WASHINGTON — Get ready for the big tease. Republicans positioning for a possible presidential run are, to varying degrees, courting donors, testing messages and plotting strategies. They’re visiting early primary…

Pat Waak: Are Colorado Republicans Breaking the Law?

The rise of independent groups in this election cycle has been unprecedented. No controls exist on outside dollars spent, and accountability and transparency are totally absent. Within this state there…

"Terminator" star and director reunite for TV spot

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and filmmaker James Cameron, who directed the former Hollywood star in two “Terminator” movies, have reunited in a political TV spot supporting…

Helen Caldicott: The Election

THE ELECTION This is seen by many as a highly contentious mid-term US election, and not just for the people of the United States. People in other countries like Australia…