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The Fix: January 17, 2010 - January 23, 2010

Plouffe stepping up role as adviser to White House

David Plouffe, the man who managed President Obama's 2008 campaign, is taking on a formal role in the White House in the wake of the Democratic defeat in the Massachusetts special election race earlier this week.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 23, 2010; 3:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (192)
Categories:  White House  
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Chatting on Mass. Senate, Citizens United and professional wrestling

We spent an hour chatting live online today about what Sen.-elect Scott Brown's (R) victory on Tuesday means for health care and the 2010 elections, the impact of the Supreme Court's ruling yesterday on the Citizens United case and, in...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 22, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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Five myths about the Massachusetts Senate election

Debunking some of the myths surrounding Scott Brown's victory over Martha Coakley in the Massachusetts special election race on Tuesday night.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 22, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
Categories:  Senate  
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Bill Ritter and the danger of incumbency

A look at the top 15 governors races in the country.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 22, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
Categories:  The Line  
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Political analysts predict tough midterm election for Democrats in Congress

Congressional prognosticators were predicting tough times for Democrats in 2010 in the wake of Scott Brown's upset victory over Martha Coakley in Massachusetts on Tuesday.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 22, 2010; 5:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (102)
Categories:  Morning Fix  
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And the winner is....

For the first time in the history of the Fix election prediction contest, we have a three-way tie for first!! (Which, of course, reminds us of Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman's pronouncement after finishing fifth in the 2004 presidential primary in...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 21, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  Senate  
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New Republican ad targets wavering Democrats

A new ad paid for by a conservative group is designed to raise questions in the minds of wavering Democrats about whether they should seek re-election

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 21, 2010; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
Categories:  House , Senate  
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Supreme Court overturns corporate campaign spending ban

The Supreme Court has overturned a ban on corporate money being spent on campaigns, a landmark decision in the debate over how campaigns should be financed

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 21, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (138)
Categories:  House , Senate  
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John Edwards admits paternity of Rielle Hunter's daughter

Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards has admitted he fathered an out-of-wedlock child with his mistress Rielle Hunter.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 21, 2010; 7:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Democratic Party  
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Obama talks to ABC News on Massachusetts Senate, health care

President Obama discussed the results of the Massachusetts Senate race and the future of his health care bill in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 21, 2010; 5:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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Analyzing the Massachusetts Senate race (VIDEO)

A look at what happened in Tuesday's night Massachusetts special election between Scott Brown and Martha Coakley and why.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 20, 2010; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Senate  
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Palin hits the campaign trail for McCain, Bachmann, Perry

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will campaign for John McCain, Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann in the coming months

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 20, 2010; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Eye on 2012  
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Winners and Losers in the Massachusetts special election

Winners and Losers from Tuesday's Massachusetts special election between Martha Coakley and Scott Brown for the Senate seat of the late Ted Kennedyt.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 20, 2010; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (151)
Categories:  Senate  
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Jon Stewart and the Massachusetts Senate election

In retrospect, Jon Stewart told us everything we needed to know about state Sen. Scott Brown's (R) victory over state Attorney General Martha Coakley (D) in Massachusetts last night. The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cMass...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 20, 2010; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Senate  
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Democratic blame game in full force in Massachusetts Senate special election

Democrats turn on one another as they try to sort out who is to blame for Martha Coakley's loss in the Massachusetts special election on Tuesday.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 20, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (203)
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First thoughts on Scott Brown's special election victory

A few thoughts on Scott Brown's special election victory over Martha Coakley in the Massachusetts race to replace Ted Kennedy

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 19, 2010; 10:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (110)
Categories:  Senate  
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Scott Brown wins Massachusetts Senate special election race

Scott Brown has defeated Martha Coakley in the Massachusetts Special election to replace the late Ted Kennedy.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 19, 2010; 10:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (410)
Categories:  Senate  
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Tweeting the Massachusetts Senate special election

A look at the latest developments in the Senate race between Martha Coakley and Scott Brown to replace the late ted Kennedy.

By Paul Volpe  |  January 19, 2010; 7:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (101)
Categories:  Senate , Twitter Time  
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What to watch for in the Massachusetts special election

Five things to watch for in today's Massachusetts Senate special election between Martha Coakley and Scott Brown to replace the late Ted Kennedy.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 19, 2010; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (214)
Categories:  Senate  
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Prediction time in Mass. Senate special election

A chance to make your prediction about what will happen in the special election in Massachusetts between Martha Coakley and Scott Brown to replace Ted Kennedy.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 19, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (258)
Categories:  Senate  
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Special election day in Massachusetts

The special election to replace the late Ted Kennedy is set for today in Massachusetts.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 19, 2010; 5:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
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The biggest political upset?

How does the Massachusetts Senate race in comparison to other historical political upsets?

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 18, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (119)
Categories:  Fix Poll  
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Coakley campaign launches Obama ad

Massachusetts Attorney general Martha Coakley's campaign has launched an ad featuring President Obama in hopes of driving turnout among the party's base.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 18, 2010; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (136)
Categories:  Senate  
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Rothenberg Moves Mass. Senate to "Lean Takeover"

Noted political handicapper Stu Rothenberg has moved the Massachusetts Senate race between Martha Coakley and Scott Brown to "lean takeover"

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 18, 2010; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
Categories:  Senate  
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Coleman won't run for governor

Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman won't run for governor in 2010.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 18, 2010; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Governors  
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National Democrats scramble to save Coakley in Mass. special election

President Obama stumped in Massachusetts for state Attorney General Martha Coakley on Sunday in hopes of saving the Senate seat of the late Ted Kennedy.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 18, 2010; 5:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
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