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Dems to push for ‘don’t ask’ repeal in lame-duck session

They admit it could be a tough fight, but senior Democrats are hinting that they will mount a last-ditch effort to try to repeal the military’s ban on gay service members during the lame-duck session of Congress this fall. During a press conference Wednesday, President Barack Obama said the 17-year-old…

‘Die quickly’ Democrat Grayson crushed, 56-38 percent

Florida’s freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson was ousted by a veteran GOP politician after the Democrat earned notoriety for harsh rhetoric that included accusing Republicans of wanting sick people to “die quickly.” To the north, seven-term Democratic Congressman Allen Boyd lost handily to a political newcomer who played up…

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…

Asked which Supreme Court Justice he admires, Democratic leader says Scalia is ‘masterful mind’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and would-be senator Sharron Angle (R-NV) faced off in a heated debate Thursday evening in which the two candidates disagreed — almost entirely — for a full 60 minutes. Among the more choice moments of their exchange included Angle telling the onetime boxer (Reid)…

Senate could split 50-50 between Democrats, Republicans: study

Political analysts have projected that Democrats’ election woes lie mainly in the House of Representatives, but a series of surveys by RealClearPolitics finds that the party’s Senate perils are real, too, and could wind up splitting the chamber evenly with Republicans. Democrats currently control 59 seats in the upper chamber,…

Axelrod suggests White House won’t support foreclosure moratorium

President Barack Obama’s top adviser said Sunday that he wants Congress to address improper foreclosures but indicated that the White House doesn’t support calls for a national moratorium. “I’m not sure about a national moratorium because there are, in fact, valid foreclosures that probably should go forward and where the…

Bank of America halts all US foreclosures pending reviews

Bank of America on Friday halted foreclosures on homes across the country so it could review paperwork in tens of thousands of cases for flaws, expanding a crisis at a perilous time for the housing market. The move came as PNC Financial Services became the fourth major bank to announce…

Congress fails to approve budget before recess

Embattled Democrats put off votes, debates on taxes, other tough issues until after election A deeply unpopular Congress is bolting for the campaign trail without finishing its most basic job — approving a budget for the government year that begins on Friday. Lawmakers also are postponing a major fight over…

Angle: My campaign is part of God’s ‘plan’

Over the weekend, Republican Senate candidate Sharon Angle told the founder of the Christian Coalition that her campaign was part of God’s plan. Angle is trying to build a wide coalition in Nevada between libertarian-leaning Tea Party supporters and social conservatives in an attempt to defeat Senate Majority Leader Harry…

Reid statement defends Israel, essentially blames activists for their deaths

Updates: AIPAC urges members to support “Israel’s right to self defense” and contact lawmakers regarding the flotilla incident; maintains list on congressional statements; attempts to link activists to Qaeda Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) is facing a bruising battle this election year, and probably needs all the help he can get.…

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