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44: September 19, 2010 - September 25, 2010

Ad of the Day: Candidate's kids take on the national debt

Republican Congressional candidate Joel Demos is running an uphill-battle race against Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.),...

By Emi Kolawole  | September 24, 2010; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Obama congratulates Colombia's new president Santos on military raid

By Scott Wilson NEW YORK -- President Obama on Friday congratulated Colombia's new president, Juan...

By Scott Wilson  | September 24, 2010; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Senate debates tax increases on companies that move jobs overseas

By Shailagh Murray The Senate will have a tax cut debate next week after all....

By Shailagh Murray  | September 24, 2010; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (105)
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Stephen Colbert testifies before Congress

Comedian Stephen Colbert appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on Friday to testify on his...

By Emi Kolawole  | September 24, 2010; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Ad of the day: Fiorina calls Boxer arrogant

A new ad from California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina goes after incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer (D), calling her arrogant for asking to be called "Senator" instead of "ma'am."

By Emi Kolawole  | September 23, 2010; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Stephen Colbert to testify on Capitol Hill on 'Protecting America's Harvest'

This summer, comedian Stephen Colbert had United Farm Workers President Arturo S. Rodriguez on his show to discuss the "Take our Jobs" campaign, in which in which legal residents could volunteer to replace immigrant field laborers. (Colbert himself tried it for a day.) Now Colbert is going to testify alongside Rodriguez before the House Judiciary Committee's immigration subcommittee.

By Rachel Weiner  | September 23, 2010; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Pete Rouse: Obama's next chief of staff?

Pete Rouse is one of a number of White House advisers being named as a potential chief of staff, should Rahm Emanuel run for mayor of Chicago.

By Rachel Weiner  | September 22, 2010; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Sharron Angle: I raise money off Fox appearances

The Las Vegas Sun has acquired audio of Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle speaking...

By Emi Kolawole  | September 22, 2010; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
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Ohio Democratic chairman calls 'tea partiers' a nasty name

It's not uncommon for political partisans to get excited when delivering a speech about a topic they care about. What is unusual for the head of a state party to use foul language to describe political opponents in front of an audience -- even a friendly one.

By Matt DeLong  | September 22, 2010; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Murkowski left in place as top committee Republican

(Photo: AP Photo/Michael Dinneen) By Paul Kane Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will remain the...

By Paul Kane  | September 22, 2010; 2:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Ad of the day: N.C. candidate Ellmers refers to Ground Zero 'victory mosque'

Nurse Renee Ellmers (R) has gone up with an ad that places the mosque...

By Emi Kolawole  | September 22, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Saxby Chambliss investigating whether staffer left gay slur

A gay slur left on the blog Joe.My.God was traced back to the Atlanta office of Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) on Tuesday. Chambliss has confirmed to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution that he is investigating whether one of his staffers left the comment, which suggested that all gays "must die."

By Rachel Weiner  | September 22, 2010; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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WATCH: GOP ad guru Fred Davis' greatest hits

You may not know his name, but if you saw any of Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) campaign ads during the 2008 presidential race, you probably know Fred Davis' work.Here's a selection of Davis' most famous ads.

By Matt DeLong  | September 22, 2010; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Ad of the day: the getting-to-know-you edition

Ads of the day: Palin, DeMint, Scott, Shumer

By Emi Kolawole  | September 21, 2010; 5:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Senate Republicans may strip Murkowski of committee post

CNN's Dana Bash tweeted that Senate GOP leadership will move tomorrow to strip Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alasksa of her position as the Senate Energy and Commerce Committee's ranking member.

By Matt DeLong  | September 21, 2010; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Bill O'Reilly to O'Donnell: I have dirt on you, too

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly issued a warning to Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell...

By Emi Kolawole  | September 21, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (109)
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Reid: Gillibrand is 'hottest member'

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) (Photo by Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...

By Emi Kolawole  | September 21, 2010; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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A bad omen for Lisa Murkowski

If Sen. Lisa Murkowski's (R-Alaska) write-in bid to hang on to her seat is dependent on people spelling her name correctly, she'd better hope ordinary citizens spell better than her campaign staff,

By Matt DeLong  | September 21, 2010; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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House to work at least another week, but with uncertain agenda

The House will stay in session at least through next week, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday, but the chamber's pre-adjournment agenda remains in flux and largely dependent on what the logjammed Senate can accomplish.

By Ben Pershing  | September 21, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Texas GOP candidate Flores not committed to Boehner as speaker

A Texas GOP congressional candidate, oilman Bill Flores, has recently been telling audiences that there is one question he will refuse to answer: whether he will vote for GOP leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) as speaker if Flores is elected and Republicans take over the House.

By Paul Kane and Karen Tumulty  | September 21, 2010; 9:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Conservatives dominate campaign spending by interest groups

Conservative groups have taken a decisive lead in spending on independent advertising ahead for the November elections, according to disclosure reports compiled in the Washington Post's campaign spending chart Interest groups and political parties reported $13.9 million in expenditures to the Federal Election Commission last week. Of that amount, 85 percent was spent on behalf of Republicans.

By T.W. Farnam  | September 20, 2010; 10:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Jimmy Carter: My role is 'superior' to those of the other ex-presidents

During an interview set to air tonight on NBC, former President Jimmy Carter tells Brian Williams that he feels his role is "superior" to that of other former presidents, due to his activism in "troubled parts of the world."

By Matt DeLong  | September 20, 2010; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (193)
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Ad of the day: Web ad claims tea party 'coaching staff does not get along'

The progressive activist group Americans for America PAC's latest web video contains a laundry...

By Emi Kolawole  | September 20, 2010; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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At CNBC town hall, Obama is asked: 'Is the American dream dead?'

President Obama, speaking Monday at a town hall on CNBC, had a specific audience in mind -- Wall Street, big business and investors.

By Washington Post Editor  | September 20, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (138)
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Bill Clinton: Gingrich is just doing his 'schtick'

Sunday Rundown: A quick wrap-up of the Sunday talk shows.

By Matt DeLong and Aaron Blake  | September 19, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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O'Donnell on 'witchcraft' comments: I was in high school

Former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove on Sunday called on Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell to explain what she was talking about when she said in 1999 that she "dabbled into witchcraft."

By Matt DeLong  | September 19, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (138)
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