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Wisconsin recall election tests Obama’s foes

MADISON, Wisconsin — Voters tilted in favor of Republicans in Wisconsin recall elections that were closely watched for signs of a backlash against Tea Party conservatives in a presidential battleground state, results showed Wednesday. Republican candidates successfully defended four seats in the Wisconsin state senate in Tuesday’s elections, retaining control…

Maher: Tea party nuts are ‘falling out of the nut bag’

With his HBO show on hiatus, Bill Maher spent some of his free time Tuesday discussing the aftermath of the November midterms with MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann. “Do you take any comfort in the fact America did not elect [Christine O'Donnell] or [Sharron] Angle in Nevada or, in fact, did not…

Senate hopeful Ken Buck: Make Afghanistan as safe for terrorists as Somalia

Colorado’s Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck said the United States should seek to make Afghanistan as safe a country for terrorists as countries like Somalia and Yemen. The puzzling remark came during a debate with his Democratic opponent, Michael Bennet, last week. “The first thing I think we need to…

Palin: You can be never too far right

Moderation isn’t a good thing if you believe Sarah Palin. The former governor told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly Monday that America would be a better place if politicians had a “far right bent.” “Can you be too far to the right as a candidate?” O’Reilly asked Palin. “Some of the…

Monopoly makers tell Senate hopeful Sharron Angle to ‘cease and desist’

Do not pass go, do not collect $200. The makers of Monopoly, known the world over for its top-hatted moneyman, filed a cease-and-desist letter with Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle Monday, accusing her of breaching the game’s copyright by using a likeness of the game board on one of…

Busted! RNC chair can’t name minimum wage, complains of ‘trap’

Republicans claim to be the party for working class whites, and in fact a new poll says as much today. But Tuesday the chairman of the Republican National Committee proved that he may not be as in touch with working class Americans as he would like you to think. In…

O’Donnell nonprofit failed to file required tax forms

Del. Senate candidate’s nonprofit group didn’t file with IRS, could lose status A nonprofit evangelical group founded and run by Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell of Delaware is at risk of losing its tax-exempt status for failing to file required federal tax forms. IRS documents reviewed by The Associated Press…

Rand Paul hedges on support for 1964 Civil Rights Act

Update: Paul says it was ‘poor decision’ to do Maddow show, slams ‘loony left’ for making civil rights fuss 2nd update on bottom: ‘I unequivocally state that I will not support any efforts to repeal the Civil Rights Act of 1964…we are sure to hear more wild, dishonest smears during…

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