As if environmentalists hadn't already suffered enough on Capitol Hill this summer, now comes this symbolic setback: Sunday's
The worse the weather, the larger the question of voter motivation looms over the race for a successor to Ted Kennedy in the United States Senate. Democrats are trying to motivate a base of loyal voters alerted--relying by polls and the 11th hour visit of President Obama on Sunday--to the possible loss of what was widely regarded a safe seat for state attorney general Martha Coakley. The campaign of Republican candidate Scott Brown, a state senator, is reaching out to voters from traditional phone banks, but also aiming to marshal enthusiasm through the internet and social networking.
January 19, 2010; 9:40 AM ET |
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Groups opposed to health-care reform have plunged into the battle for Ted Kennedy's former Senate seat, launching an attack on Democratic candidate Martha Coakley for accepting last-minute donations from insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyists.
By Dan Eggen
January 13, 2010; 6:07 AM ET |
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Vice President Biden acknowledged today that the administration underestimated the depth of the economic recession months ago as it prepared a recovery package that is only now beginning to take effect.
Palin say she hasn't denied humans' role in global warming, despite previous remarks.
Obama and McCain clash over the war in Iraq at VFW forum highlights conflict to come.
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