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Brown smiles at joke that Coakley be sexually assaulted

Update: GOP U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown has now said that a supporter’s remarks about shoving, “a curling iron up (Martha Coakley’s) butt,” were inappropriate. “If I had heard it I would have said something,” said Brown, according to the Boston Herald. The remark, lobbed at a Worcester rally in…

Obama stumps for Coakley in nail-biting Mass. special election

Watch (below): President’s speech interrupted by heckler BOSTON, Massachusetts — President Barack Obama stumped Sunday for the Democratic candidate in Massachusetts’ knife-edge Senate election, saying that his legislative agenda depended on her winning. The seat, which was occupied by Edward Kennedy for almost five decades before his death in August,…

Entire Fox panel: Massachusetts race a ‘referendum’ on health care

Conservative commentators insisted on Fox News Sunday that the special election to replace the late Senator Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts will prove Americans don’t want health care reform, regardless of who wins. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell began the “health care referendum” messaging in an interview with Brit Hume. “Massachusetts…

As Massachusetts Senate GOP candidate climbs, healthcare could be doomed

UPDATE: President Barack Obama will head to Massachusetts on Sunday in a last-minute bid to revive the fortunes of Martha Coakley, the Democratic candidate for Ted Kennedy’s old Senate seat in a special election that takes place Tuesday. Republican candidate Scott Brown had a four-point lead over Coakley in a…

GOP candidate bashes Obama as ‘outsider’ but welcomes Giuliani’s help

As the race for the Massachusetts Senate seat formerly held by the late Teddy Kennedy unexpectedly tightens up, the national Democratic Party has begun frantically attempting to revive Martha Coakley’s lackluster campaign, providing large infusions of cash, a dose of negative advertising, and even an appearance by former President Bill…

Conservatives punk ‘African Americans for Harry Reid’ Facebook page

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who drew fire over the weekend for race-tinged comments he made about President Barack Obama, is holding an “African Americans for Harry Reid” fundraiser in Las Vegas on Thursday. The event, scheduled before the publication of Reid’s remarks, is eerily well timed, though Reid…

Dodd: Health reform bill ‘hanging by a thread’

On his way out the door, retiring Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn) has some bad news for health reform advocates still cheering the late December Senate vote. “Health care reform is ‘hanging on by a thread,’ and one or two votes could determine the outcome of the heavily-debated bill, Democratic Sen.…

Sharpton: ‘Insulting’ to compare Reid to Lott

Republicans are accusing Democrats of having a double standard when it comes to racial issues, pointing out that when then-Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott made comments supporting a segregationist presidential candidate in 2002, he was forced out of his leadership role, yet no Democrats are calling for Senate Majority Leader…

Steele: My racial slur isn’t the same as Harry Reid’s

RNC Chairman Michael Steele offered a non-apology apology Sunday for using the term “honest injun.” His mea culpa came less than a day after Senate Majority leader Harry Reid used the term “negro” when discussing then-Senator Barack Obama. Steele said the remarks shouldn’t be held to the same standard and…

New Jersey Senate defeats gay marriage bill

New Jersey’s state Senate has defeated a bill to legalize gay marriage, leaving it unlikely the state will have a gay marriage law in the very near future. The bill needed 21 votes to pass; only 14 senators approved the measure Thursday. Full story follows below Powered by Mochila…

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