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44: September 12, 2010 - September 18, 2010

Christine O'Donnell in 1999: 'I dabbled into witchcraft'

The story of Christine O'Donnell's past got a little stranger Friday.

By Matt DeLong  | September 18, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (283)
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The tea party and the GOP: The NMA News edition

The Taiwanese news organization NMA News has produced another of their popular animated videos....

By Emi Kolawole  | September 17, 2010; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Ad of the day: A message from Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has taken her message calling for an end to the military's "don't...

By Emi Kolawole  | September 17, 2010; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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What is your best/worst Washington joke?

Updated 10:46 p.m. We've looked at your D.C joke submissions, and here are four of...

By Emi Kolawole  | September 17, 2010; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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Fox News sues Missouri Democratic candidate Carnahan

Update 9/21/2010 2:51 p.m.: Carnahan's campaign has re-posted the ad. Update 8:08 p.m. ET: The...

By Emi Kolawole  | September 16, 2010; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
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Ad of the Day: MoveOn goes after Ayotte and Paul

Republican Senate nominee Kelly Ayotte is the target of a new ad from left-leaning...

By Emi Kolawole  | September 16, 2010; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Christine O'Donnell explains dating history using 'Lord of the Rings'

Christine O'Donnell explains dating history using 'Lord of the Rings'

By Emi Kolawole  | September 15, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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What is the tea party? A primer

Tuesday night's Republican primaries reaffirmed the strength of the tea party movement. But what is the tea party? It's harder to define than it sounds.

By Rachel Weiner  | September 15, 2010; 2:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Delaware Senate primary: The GOP reacts to Christine O'Donnell's win

Washington is abuzz after tea party favorite Christine O'Donnell stunned the Republican Party with her upset of Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) in the Delaware GOP Senate primary on Tuesday. Now that she's the GOP nominee, the million-dollar question is, can a very conservative Republican win in a blue state?

By Matt DeLong  | September 15, 2010; 1:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Ad of the Day: Charlie Crist gets the John Kerry treatment

An ad from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is pulling out a blast from...

By Emi Kolawole  | September 15, 2010; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Thomas Nides looks to be in line for State Dept.'s No. 2 job

With Deputy Secretary of State Jacob Lew apparently set to become the new head of the Office of Management and Budget, We're hearing his likely successor at the State Department is Thomas R. Nides, chief operating officer and chief administrative officer at Morgan Stanley.

By Al Kamen  | September 14, 2010; 7:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Massachusetts primary election 2010

2010 Massachusetts primary election news, analysis, and results when they come in.

By Washington Post Staff  | September 14, 2010; 6:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Snowe suggests she's open to deal on tax cut extension

Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, a prominent GOP moderate, said she would not rule out supporting a temporary extension of Bush-era tax cuts, an approach many moderate Democrats also favor to avoid raising taxes during an economic downturn.

By Shailagh Murray  | September 14, 2010; 5:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Rangel, Maloney, Lazio facing 'throw the bums out' environment

If Reps. Charles B. Rangel and Carolyn Maloney get swept out in Tuesday's primary despite 58 years of combined incumbency, it will be the latest sign of an angry anti-incumbency movement wanting to throw out the bums. And here in Gotham, voters were urged to do literally just that by the nation's leading tabloid newspapers.

By Paul Kane  | September 14, 2010; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Rhode Island primary election results 2010

The Associated Press called the GOP Gov. primary race for John Robitaille. As the AP...

By Washington Post staff  | September 14, 2010; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ad of the day: Welcome to 'Boehner Land'

The Democratic National Committee, in a new ad, claims to open wide the gates of fictional "Boehner Land," named after House Minority Leader John Boehner (Ohio), who stands a very good chance of becoming House Speaker if all goes well for the Republicans in November.

By Emi Kolawole  | September 14, 2010; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Maine GOP candidate LePage swears at reporter, storms out

Here's how you know your press conference didn't go so well: You abruptly cut it short and storm out. That's what happened Monday to Paul LePage, the GOP nominee for governor in Maine.

By Matt DeLong  | September 14, 2010; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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New York primary election results 2010: Rangel holds on, Paladino crushes Rick Lazio

2010 New York primary election news, analysis, and results. Charlie Rangel holds on. Carl Paladino crushes Rick Lazio

By Washington Post staff  | September 14, 2010; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Wisconsin primary election results 2010: Tom Barrett and Ron Johnson win primaries

2010 Wisconsin primary election news, analysis, and results. Tom Barrett wins the Democratic gubernatorial election while Ron Johnson wins the Republican Senate primary. Sean Duffy wins the Republican house nomination, faces Julie Lassa in November.

By Washington Post staff  | September 14, 2010; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Maryland primary election results 2010

2010 Maryland primary election news, analysis, and results when they come in.

By Washington Post staff  | September 14, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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New Hampshire primary election results 2010

2010 New Hampshire primary election news, analysis, and results. Former state Attorney General Kelly Ayotte won the Republican primary for senate, will face Rep. Paul Hodes (D-N.H.) in the general election.

By Washington Post staff  | September 14, 2010; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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DC mayoral election results 2010: Vincent Gray beats Adrian Fenty

2010 Washington DC primary election news, analysis, and results when they come in. Incumbent Adrian Fenty and Vincent Gray compete in the Democratic primary for the mayoral election.

By Washington Post staff  | September 14, 2010; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Delaware primary election results 2010: Christine O'Donnell beats Mike Castle

2010 Delaware primary election news, analysis, and results. Christine O'Donnell has beaten Mike Castle.

By Washington Post staff  | September 14, 2010; 8:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Campaign Cash: Who's spending the most on the midterms

The week after Labor Day is the traditional opener to the campaign season, and it is also the time when interest groups face stricter reporting requirements for their election spending.

By T.W. Farnam  | September 14, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Campaign ad of the day: Wicked witch Nancy Pelosi

Tea party supporter John Dennis has almost no chance of defeating Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) this fall. But his campaign videos will probably be catchier. The latest? A "Wizard of Oz" inspired ad in which Dennis kills wicked witch Nancy Pelosi with a bucket of "freedom."

By Rachel Weiner  | September 13, 2010; 5:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Fla. GOP implicates Crist in finance scandal

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the Florida Republican Party claims its internal audit found that Gov. Charlie Crist ran up "hundreds of thousands of dollars" worth of inappropriate charges in connection with the state party's spending scandal.

By Matt DeLong  | September 13, 2010; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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House chamber briefly evacuated over suspicious powder

The House chamber and the areas immediately surrounding it were evacuated briefly Monday after a powdery substance was seen on the chamber's floor about noon, but the substance turned out to be harmless, authorities said.

By Ben Pershing  | September 13, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Goolsbee: High unemployment likely to continue

New chief White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee on Sunday attempted to narrow the scope of the administration's so-called "Summer of Recovery."

By Aaron Blake  | September 12, 2010; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Boehner flexible on extending tax cuts; Goolsbee: Expect unemployment to continue; White House: New spending won't have impact this year

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he would back an extension of the Bush tax cuts for only the middle class if that were his only option, but said that would be bad policy.

By Matt DeLong and Aaron Blake  | September 12, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
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