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Dems revive anti-Bush narrative in Clinton’s Massachusetts robocall

Democrats really miss George W. Bush. At least they miss running against him. It’s been a whole year since the former president vacated the political stage, but Democrats are again invoking him in a last-ditch effort to retain the late Ted Kennedy’s senate seat. Just days before a close election,…

Dem: If Coakley loses, health reforms may pass by reconciliation

Could a special election in Massachusetts completely derail President Obama’s health reforms? Not if Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) has his way. Massachusetts voters will decide on Tuesday whether to elect Republican Scott Brown or Democrat Martha Coakley to serve the remainder of the late Senator Edward Kennedy’s term. Should…

Worst GOP cash flow in decade blamed on tea baggers and waste

In recent months pollsters have been pointing to softening support for Democrats as a sign that the GOP may make a big comeback in the 2010 elections. But the party’s historically poor financial position means it has more of an uphill battle than many political observers realize. Having spent large…

Dodd, Dorgan to quit Senate

With the 2010 election year barely under way, two senators and one governor — all Democrats — ditched plans to run for re-election in the latest signs of trouble for President Barack Obama’s party. Taken together, the decisions by Sens. Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota…

MoveOn tops $1 million in 2 days from anti-Lieberman donations

WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Lieberman’s (I-CT) staunch refusal to support both the public option and the Medicare buy-in compromise, thereby killing both programs, has sent the progressive base into a fury, eager to toss him out of office. The liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org on Thursday announced that it had raised…

Palin presidential run would be ‘catastrophic,’ ex-McCain campaign chief says

Ouch. The former campaign manager for the failed presidential bid of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told a crowd Friday that a presidential campaign of ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin would be “catastrophic.” “I think that she has talents, but my honest view is that she would not be a winning candidate…

PUMAs, eat my poo

Women are actually the winners this election, in no small part thanks to Obama’s influence on down ticket wins. We saw a complete shutdown of anti-choice initiatives around the country, and in another sign of thing to come, we now have a record number of female members of Congress. The…

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