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44: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

Meg Whitman: My ex-maid should be deported

Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman says that it breaks her heart, but her former housekeeper should be deported. The former eBay chief executive has called for tougher sanctions against employers who hire illegal workers, but she's been accused of knowingly employing an undocumented immigrant for nine years.

By Rachel Weiner  | October 29, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (147)
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Election Watch 2010: Help us monitor voting issues

Election Watch 2010: Help us monitor voting issues

By Garance Franke-Ruta  | October 29, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Ad of the day: Sharron Angle ad says, 'It's our turn'

Nevada Republican Sharron Angle is out with a new ad that places the foreclosure crisis, unemployment and the national debt, among other things, firmly at the feet of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (alongside President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi).

By Emi Kolawole  | October 29, 2010; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Bill Clinton tried to get Kendrick Meek to drop out of Florida Senate race

Former President Bill Clinton nearly persuaded Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek to drop out of the Florida Senate race, telling him that he could make a greater impact if he quit the three-way race and endorsed Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running as an independent, a Clinton official confirmed late Thursday.

By Anne E. Kornblut  | October 28, 2010; 7:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Texas A&M warns of 'armed subject' on campus as Bushes visit

Texas A&M University authorities sent out a campuswide alert Thursday at 4 p.m. CT after an "armed subject" was spotted near one of the main buildings on campus, CNN reports. Former President George W. Bush, along with Laura Bush and Barbara Bush, are scheduled to be at the George Bush Presidential Library Thursday night, which is on the A&M campus.

By Rachel Weiner  | October 28, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Heath Shuler touts himself for Speaker of the House

In a debate Wednesday night, Democratic Rep. (and former Redskins player) Heath Shuler not only said he would not support Nancy Pelosi for speaker, he might challenge her for the spot. It's an extreme version of the sort of Pelosi-bashing that's become a trend among vulnerable Democrats this cycle.

By Rachel Weiner  | October 28, 2010; 5:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Laurence Tribe unfiltered on Sonia Sotomayor

Harvard Law Professor Laurence H. Tribe minced no words in a May 2009 letter to his former student, President Obama, urging Obama to nominate Harvard Law Dean Elena Kagan to fill retiring Justice David Souter's seat on the Supreme Court.

By Rachel Weiner  | October 28, 2010; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Joy Behar insults Sharron Angle; Angle sends flowers (Updated)

CNN host and regular on "The View" Joy Behar called Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle of Nevada a not-so-nice word on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Behar told "The View" that Angle had gotten her back.

By Emi Kolawole  | October 28, 2010; 3:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
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Dick Armey: Clinton and Gingrich traded stories about their girlfriends

Marvin Olasky of the Christian magazine, World, has a new interview out (subscription req'd.) with former GOP House majority leader and FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey. The Texas Republican alleges that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and ex-President Bill Clinton used to "bond" over wine and cigars while sharing stories about their respective marital infidelities.

By Matt DeLong  | October 28, 2010; 1:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
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Manchin targets Star Wars/Austin Powers fan vote

A series of web ads from West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin go after a much-neglected voting block: science fiction geeks.

By Emi Kolawole  | October 28, 2010; 1:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ad of the day: Miller says Murkowski's 'not a witch'

Alaska Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller is out with a new web ad that snags a page from fellow Republican Christine O'Donnell's playbook to go after Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R).

By Emi Kolawole  | October 28, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Obama on 'Daily Show': 'Yes we can, but...'

With "The Daily Show" in town all week, host Jon Stewart welcomed President Obama on Wednesday night -- the first time a sitting president has sat down for an interview on the program.

By Matt DeLong  | October 28, 2010; 5:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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O'Donnell campaign threatened to sue Delaware radio station

A Delaware radio station reports that the campaign of Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell has apologized after demanding the station destroy videotapes of an interview with the candidate and threatening to sue if it didn't.

By Matt DeLong  | October 27, 2010; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (110)
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Campaign TV ads: Countdown to the midterms

Republican ad maker Bill Kenyon, political director at Strategic Perception Inc., Steven Maviglio, a Democratic strategist for Forza Communications and spokesperson for the No on 23 Campaign in California and Nicholas Nyhart of the Public Campaign Action Fund, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to improve campaign finance laws discuss political TV ads.

By Emi Kolawole  | October 27, 2010; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ad of the day: Republicans use Bennet endorsement against him

The National Republican Senatorial Committee's attack against Sen. Michael Bennet (D) in Colorado introduces a new form of campaign-ad jujitsu.

By Emi Kolawole  | October 27, 2010; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Timeline: John Boehner's path to power

House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio stands to become the next House speaker if Republicans take the House majority. Here's a timeline of his path to power:

By Emi Kolawole  | October 26, 2010; 6:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Closed runways can't stop pilot-Sen. James Inhofe

By Al Kamen Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) was flying his twin-engine Cessna 340 down to...

By Al Kamen  | October 26, 2010; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Colorado candidate Ken Buck spoke against separation of church and state

Last week, Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell raised eyebrows by questioning the separation of church and state. Now liberal blog Think Progress has dug up video of Colorado's Ken Buck, who is challenging Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), making a similar statement last year.

By Rachel Weiner  | October 26, 2010; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (125)
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Axelrod: 'Don't ask' appeal was 'custom'

During a live video chat from the White House, senior adviser David Axelrod was asked why the Obama administration opted to appeal a federal judge's injunction to stop the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy while the president maintains that he wants to end the ban.

By Matt DeLong and Ed O'Keefe  | October 26, 2010; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Campaign statements on Fiorina hospitalization

U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina's Chief of Staff Deborah Bowker today issued the following statement.

By Emi Kolawole  | October 26, 2010; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Terror trials, congressional races, and weed missteps

Congressional attacks can barely compete with a hazy ad on marijuana legalization in California.

By Justin Bank  | October 26, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Ad of the day: Brown gets Whitman to endorse him (sort of)

A new ad from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown takes Republican Meg Whitman's own words and turns them into a make-shift endorsement.

By Emi Kolawole  | October 26, 2010; 9:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Rand Paul volunteer seeks apology from liberal activist he stomped

A female MoveOn.org supporter was attacked by backers of Kentucky GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul on Monday when she attempted to approach Paul outside his final debate with Democrat Jack Conway in Lexington.

By Matt DeLong  | October 26, 2010; 6:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (191)
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio welcomes Palin, gives her pink underwear

During a Tea Party Express rally in Phoenix, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin crossed paths and a pair of pink underwear traded hands.

By Emi Kolawole  | October 25, 2010; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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Budget votes and mistaken identify

An attack ad goes after the wrong Rep. Markey and a Florida Senate race roundup.

By Justin Bank  | October 25, 2010; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Mississippi Dem: Don't blame me, I voted for McCain

Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) took the phenomenon of conservative Democrats distancing themselves from President Obama to a new level over the weekend when he told a reporter that he voted for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in 2008.

By Matt DeLong  | October 25, 2010; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
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Ad of the day: The most viral ads of 2010

This election cycle has seen a number of ads of both the on-air and Web-only variety that have gone viral. We're going to get started with our ad of the day today, which has great viral potential, and look back at the most popular ads we've seen online.

By Emi Kolawole  | October 25, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rubio accuses Crist of 'heckling'

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

By Aaron Blake and Matt DeLong  | October 24, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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WATCH: Harry Reid goes birther in 'SNL' spoof

"Saturday Night Live" opened with a skit last night poking fun at President Obama's relative unpopularity with some Democrats on the campaign trail.

By Matt DeLong  | October 24, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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