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The Fix: January 3, 2010 - January 9, 2010

Harry Reid apologizes for "light skinned" remark about Obama

Senate Majority leader Harry Reid is forced to apologize for calling President Barack Obama "light skinned" and possessing no "Negro dialect".

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 9, 2010; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (448)
Categories:  Senate , White House  
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Live Fix Chat: Harold Ford Jr., Michael Steele and best political books

An online chat about campaign politics and the recent run of Democratic retirements.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 8, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (102)
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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The ten best primary races in the country

A look at the ten best primary races in the country in 2010

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 8, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  The Line  
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Sarah Palin and the first 2012 Republican proving ground

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin will be attending a gathering of Republicans in April, an early preview of the 2012 presidential race.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 8, 2010; 6:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (205)
Categories:  Morning Fix  
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Tumultuous Tuesday: Winners and Losers

The Fix looks at who won and who lost in the wake of the flurry of retirements on Tuesday.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 7, 2010; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (109)
Categories:  Governors , Senate  
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Salazar out in Colorado Governor's race

Interior Secretary ken Salazar will not run for governor of Colorado

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 7, 2010; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Governors , White House  
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"Politics and Pints" is back!

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza aka The Fix hosts a night of political trivia.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 7, 2010; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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Democrats lose majority support in Gallup polling

Democrats now no longer comprise a majority of people in the country, according to Gallup polling

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 7, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (230)
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Analyzing the Democratic retirements

A video analysis of what the slew of Democratic retirements on Tuesday mean for the political landscape.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 6, 2010; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  Democratic Party  
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Ford Jr. weighs longshot bid for NY-Senate

Former Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford Jr. is considering a run for the Senate this year in New York

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 6, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Senate  
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Dodd, Dorgan decision reshape Senate landscape

Given the likelihood of a Republican pickup in North Dakota, the current 60 seat, filibuster-proof majority held by Democrats is now decidedly tenuous.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 6, 2010; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Senate  
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Obama's tough talk on terror

President Barack Ovama offered a frank -- and aggressive -- assessment of how his Administration is doing in combating terrorism.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 6, 2010; 6:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
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Chris Dodd to step aside

Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd will announce today that he is retiring.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 5, 2010; 11:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
Categories:  Senate  
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Colorado Governor Ritter to retire

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter will retire in 2010.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 5, 2010; 9:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Governors  
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Dorgan to retire

Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota will not run for re-election in 2010.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 5, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  Senate  
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President Obama on attempted terror attack: "We have to do better"

President Barack Obama spoke for approximately ten minutes today about the actions he and his Administration are taking in the wake of the attempted bombing of a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day. Here's what he said: Your Browser DoesNot Support...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 5, 2010; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  White House  
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Florida GOP Chairman Resigns

The resignation of Florida Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer is rightly seen as a blow to the Senate candidacy of Governor Charlie Crist.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 5, 2010; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
Categories:  Republican Party  
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Is the Massachusetts Senate race getting closer?

New polling suggests the Massachusetts Senate special election is getting closer

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 5, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  Senate  
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Obama, congressional leaders plot final health care strategy

President Obama and leaders in the House and Senate will meet later today at the White House to plan a strategy to get health care passed

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 5, 2010; 6:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (205)
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Abdulmutallab attempted attack forces Obama to multitask

The attempted bombing of an airplane on Christmas Day has forced the Obama Administration to turn its attention to terrorism, disrupting plans for the president to pivot to a focus on jobs and the economy

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 4, 2010; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (88)
Categories:  White House  
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Republican retirements mount in House

The House playing field is less favorable to Republicans than most people assume

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 4, 2010; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (110)
Categories:  House  
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A critical month for House Democrats

Retirements plagued House Democrats in December. January may bring more bad news.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 4, 2010; 6:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (101)
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