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Senate candidate admits ‘Witch ad’ was a mistake

Republican Senate candidate from Delaware Christine O’Donnell won’t be dressing up as a witch for Halloween. The Tea Party favorite is now saying that she regrets a campaign ad that refocused the country’s attention on the fact that she once practiced witchcraft. In September, HBO’s Bill Maher released a 1999…

Ill. candidate’s name misspelled as ‘Whitey’

Ill. gov. candidate Whitney spelled as ‘Whitey’ on Chicago voting machines, to be corrected An Illinois gubernatorial candidate’s name was mistakenly listed as “Rich Whitey” instead of Rich Whitney on thousands of Chicago electronic-voting machines and will be corrected, elections officials said Thursday. Chicago elections board Chairman Langdon Neal said…

Geithner: GOP tax policies a ‘$700 billion fiscal mistake’

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner took up the role of political attack dog Wednesday, lambasting Republican tax policies as a “700 billion dollar fiscal mistake.” In a rare partisan jab, Geithner assailed Republicans for backing tax cuts for “the top two percent” of US earners, a policy he said…

Editor’s note: Connecticut Attorney General incorrectly identified

Due to an editing mistake, a headline that appeared last night and early this morning incorrectly identified Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal as a Republican. He is a Democrat, and his correct party has been noted in a revised headline. The New York Times story linked refers to the fact…

GOP congressmen: Everyone agrees Iraq war a ‘horrible mistake’

Two GOP congressmen say most Republicans on the Hill now believe the Iraq war was a mistake, and “more than half the Republican caucus” believes the way in which the US entered the Afghanistan war was also a mistake. Reps. Tom McClintock (R-CA) and Dana Rohrbacher (R-CA) made the comments…

Maher: Obama’s ‘mistake’ was not telling Republicans to ‘suck on it’

On health care, Democrats ‘should have started with single payer,’ he alleges Comedian and political commentator Bill Maher said Wednesday that President Obama’s insistence on courting Republican votes on his legislative priorities has weakened his presidency and the outcome of health care reform. “I think the biggest mistake that he…

Murdoch challenges Times with NY edition of Wall Street Journal

News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch threw down the gauntlet to The New York Times on Tuesday, announcing plans to launch a New York edition of The Wall Street Journal next month. Murdoch, in a speech to the Real Estate Board of New York, did not mention The New York Times…

Brown admits ‘mistake’ in not planning for Iraq invasion’s fallout

Prime Minister Gordon Brown admitted Monday it had been a “mistake” to fail to prepare adequately for rebuilding Iraq following the 2003 removal of Saddam Hussein. But speaking days before his predecessor Tony Blair testifies to Britain’s Iraq war inquiry, Brown — who will face the probe himself within weeks…

Entire staff quits after congressmember defects to GOP

Parker Griffith, the Democratic House representative from northern Alabama who last week announced he was jumping ship to the Republicans, has lost his entire staff. Saying her old boss had made a “mistake,” Griffith’s now-former chief of staff, Sharon Wheeler, announced Monday that the House representative’s entire congressional staff —…

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