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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

The Leadership: Who's In Charge Of Congress?

Capitol Shakeup: Leadership Changes In Congress After 2010 Midterms

January 5, 2011 Check out the faces of the new Republican leadership in the House and see the Democrats who remain in charge of the Senate.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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63 Pickup: Rep. Dan Maffei (D) Concedes In New York 25

November 23, 2010 Rep. Dan Maffei, a freshman Democrat from upstate New York (Syracuse), has conceded defeat to Republican challenger Ann Marie Buerkle.

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Political Junkie

Recount Ordered In Minnesota Gov. Race

November 23, 2010 Minnesota, home of a famous recount in its 2008 Senate race, will now recount the 2.1 million votes cast in its still-too-close-to-call gubernatorial race.

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Another Improbable GOP Victory: Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D) Concedes In Texas 27

November 23, 2010 The GOP claims another House seat, as Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D), who has been in Congress since the seat was created in 1982, concedes defeat to Republican challenger Blake Farenthold.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's All Politics

Alaska's Lisa Murkowski Passes Joe Miller In Senate Vote Count

Murkowski on Capitol Hill

November 16, 2010 Sen. Murkowski has opened a 1,700 point lead over Joe Miller via her write-in votes. Her lead is only expected to grow as the more than 8,000 remaining write-in votes are counted.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

It's All Politics

Obama Makes Beeline For Independent Voters

Air Force One Leaves Japan for Washington

November 15, 2010 President Obama is signaling that he plans to push hard for bipartisanship. It's an appeal to political independents who say they're against gridlock and want the president and congressional leaders to work together.

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It's All Politics

If John Boehner Can't Be Rebel Or Compromiser, What's Left?

John Boehner

November 15, 2010 Boehner tells GOP freshmen they may spend the next 2 years fighting basically fighting Obama. That would seem to rule out him being a compromiser. And the fact that he'll be running Congress rules out a rebel role. So where does that leave him?

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Tea Party Lawmakers Welcome Themselves To D.C.

Attendees at a Tea Party election results events at a Washington, D.C., hotel cheer on Nov. 2.

November 13, 2010 The newly elected politicians are coming to Washington, D.C., to get acquainted with the institution they will be joining — an institution they criticized during the campaign. The Tea Party is even holding its own sessions this weekend — before the official House orientation.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

DeMint Increases Clout By Banking On Conservatives

Jim DeMint

November 12, 2010 Conservative Republicans have a new champion: Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, whose strategy in the midterm elections has given him new clout in the Republican Party. Behind DeMint's ascent is a combination of faith and fundraising.

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It's All Politics

Obama In Asia: Midterms Didn't Hurt Me Globally

Obama at Seoul news conference

November 12, 2010 Obama said it was hard to get other nations to agree to U.S. terms when he had 65% percent approval. If anything has changed, he said, it's that his ties to other leaders are deeper.

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It's All Politics

House GOP's Leaders Set; Democrats' Not

Reps. John Boehner and Eric Cantor

November 12, 2010 The House GOP's new leadership topped by John Boehner, is clear as Democrats play musical chairs. Besides Boehner, the House GOP has Cantor, McCarthy and Hensarling, The Democrats have Nancy Pelosi as the likely leader and a fight for the rest.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's All Politics

Obama's A One-Termer (Not Necessarily): Political Scientists

November 11, 2010 Two political scientists wryly note that the historical odds are in favor of a second term. And the scatter plot graph in their post does help make their point.

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The Two-Way

Alaska Vote Count: Murkowski Got 98% Of Initial Write-Ins

Hand Count Board member Alden Balalong holds up a write-in ballot marked "Murkowski."

November 11, 2010 It's going to take about five days to count the 90,000 ballots. But after the first day and with 20% of them tabulated, the senator was getting the vast majority of the votes.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It's All Politics

Alaska Vote Count Must Continue: U.S. Judge

Alaska election officials inspect ballot

November 10, 2010 The judge said Miller didn't prove he would suffer irreparable harm if the vote count continued. Meanwhile, of the portion of the more than 92,000 ballots counted so far, 89 percent were for Murkowski.

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