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44: July 18, 2010 - July 24, 2010

The worst attack ads of all time

In races across the country they're coarser, meaner and more voluminous than ever. But nasty attack ads have always been with us -- here are some of the worst.

By Rachel Weiner  | July 23, 2010; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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For Rangel, one busy week ahead in September

Good things don't always come in threes, if Rep. Charlie Rangel's (D-N.Y.) September schedule is anything to go by.

By Felicia Sonmez  | July 23, 2010; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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GOP Rep. Zach Wamp talks of secession

Opposition to the monumental health-care law and other major legislative initiatives pushed by the Obama White House is so fierce in conservative precincts that some activists and elected officials are talking about secession.

By Emi Kolawole  | July 23, 2010; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
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Rangel v. Russert: 'You know it's a dumb question'

Embattled Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) had a few choice words for MSNBC's Luke Russert Thursday afternoon when Russert asked about the charges leveled against the 80 year-old House veteran. Watch:

By Emi Kolawole  | July 23, 2010; 9:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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Report: Coleman considering bid for Republican National Committee chairmanship

Former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), who lost to Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) by 312 votes last year in a grueling seven-month recount, is reportedly flirting with the possibility of running for chairman of the Republican National Committee.

By Felicia Sonmez  | July 22, 2010; 6:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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My baptism into the brave new world of modern journalism

So you wanna be a multimedia journalist? Let me offer some advice: Keep an eye on your battery indicator. I am most definitely not a "mojo" -- a mobile journalist equipped with all manner of gear who can blog, Twitter and upload pics and videos directly from the road (did I just make up a word?). But I did agree to take along one of The Washington Post's high-definition Flip cameras when I headed out to Nevada last week to check in on the U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Sharron Angle because, well, they told me an idiot could do it. Check.

By Amy Gardner  | July 22, 2010; 4:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Boehner not sure if his brothers have jobs

At a Christian Science Monitor breakfast Wednesday, House Minority Leader John Boehner attempted to show that he sympathizes with the unemployed. But in the process he admitted that he didn't even know whether his own siblings had jobs.

By Rachel Weiner  | July 22, 2010; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
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Male Senate candidate: Vote for me 'because I do not wear high heels'

A new video shows Ken Buck, the leading Republican candidate in a Colorado Senate race, repeatedly using the word "bull----" and saying that voters should choose him over his female primary opponent "because I do not wear high heels."

By Aaron Blake  | July 21, 2010; 6:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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DNC member paid by Jeff Greene before endorsement

When a Democratic National Committee member asked for guidance on whom to support in the Democratic Senate primary, some come quickly - from billionaire Jeff Greene.

By Post Editor  | July 21, 2010; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Reid to unveil climate bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will will begin circulating his climate bill proposal Tuesday...

By Juliet Eilperin  | July 20, 2010; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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USDA worker quits over racism charge (video)

A black federal worker has resigned from a Georgia agricultural job after a video clip showed her saying she had not helped a farmer as much as she could have because he was white.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 20, 2010; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Fox rejects ad that links oil usage to military deaths

A spokesperson for the left-leaning group VoteVets.org tells Politico that Fox News has refused...

By Emi Kolawole  | July 19, 2010; 5:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Tea Party Nation reaffirms opposition to racism

Fresh on the heels of the banishment of Tea Party Express and its founder, Mark Williams on Sunday, another tea party group is reaffirming it's commitment to opposing racism.

By Matt DeLong  | July 19, 2010; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Palin invents word 'refudiate,' compares herself to Shakespeare

The twittersphere erupted Sunday when former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tweeted that "peaceful Muslims" should "refudiate" the controversial mosque being built in New York City near where the Twin Towers once stood. Palin found herself the butt of many tweets, as refudiate, of course, is not a word in the English language.

By Matt DeLong  | July 19, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1067)
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McConnell: GOP supports extending unemployment benefits; Cornyn: Americans are nostalgic for Bush; NAACP head faces off with Tea Party

Sunday Rundown: A quick roundup of the Sunday talk shows

By Matt DeLong and Aaron Blake  | July 18, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
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Tea party leader expelled over slavery letter

The NAACP ignited a firestorm last week when it passed a resolution at its national convention condemning racism within the tea party movement. Not surprisingly, the issue was a topic of much discussion on the Sunday talk shows.

By Matt DeLong  | July 18, 2010; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (351)
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