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President Obama raises cash for Barbara Boxer, DNC

1. President Barack Obama will travel to Los Angeles today to raise money for Sen. Barbara Boxer and the Democratic National Committee, the latest evidence of stepped-up campaigning by the White House as the 2010 midterms approach.

Obama will take part in two events -- one at the California Science Center and the other at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Tickets for the events range from $100 to $17,600; the total haul for the two events will be between $3 and $3.5 million, according to an informed party source. (Sidenote: India Arie is scheduled to perform!)

Boxer is the sixth Democratic Senator that Obama has raised money for this election cycle. He has previously collected cash for Sens. Arlen Specter (Pa.), Michael Bennet (Colo.), Chris Dodd (Conn.), Harry Reid (Nev.) and Claire McCaskill (Mo.). All but McCaskill is up for re-election this fall; McCaskill is up for a second term in 2012.

Boxer will almost certainly face her most serious race since 1998 when she defeated then state Treasurer Matt Fong with 53 percent. Boxer's numbers have taken a hit in the past year or so; in a March Field poll just 38 percent of those tested had a favorable opinion of Boxer while 51 percent saw her in an unfavorable light.

Three Republicans -- state Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, former HP executive Carly Fiorina and former Rep. Tom Campbell -- will face off on June 8 for the chance to take on Boxer. Polling suggests the race is between Campbell and Fiorina; either one is running within the margin of error against Boxer in hypothetical general election matchups.

ALSO CLICK: The Republican Governors Association is on television in California with an ad attacking state Attorney General Jerry Brown (D) for -- surprise, surprise -- his long tenure in elected office.

2. A new poll conducted by Research 2000 for the liberal Daily Kos blog suggests that Democrats' fears about losing the special election in Hawaii's 1st district on May 22 are well founded.

Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou (R) led the way with 32 percent to 29 percent for former Rep. Ed Case (D) and 28 percent for state Senate president Colleen Hanabusa (D).

Inside the numbers is evidence for why most national Democrats -- Sens. Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka being two major exceptions -- believe that Case is better positioned to best Djou.

Among independents, who are likely to sway the race one way or the other, Case's favorable rating stands at 44 percent while 22 percent see him unfavorably. Hanabusa, by contrast, has a much less impressive 33 percent favorable/31 percent unfavorable among independents.

National Republicans have yet to spend any money on the race -- perhaps a recognition that Djou's best chance to win is to stay as far away from the GOP label as possible. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has dropped $84,000 on ads attacking Djou.

ALSO READ: The Honolulu Advertiser endorsed Case, praising him as an "independent thinker".

3. As Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) continues to mull the possibility of switching party affiliation to run as an independent for Senate this fall, one overlooked complication to such a move is the potential that it would dry up his fundraising.

The idea that Crist would ever have trouble raising money seemed laughable even as recently as six months ago. But, Crist brought in just $1.1 million in the first three months of this year, a significant dip from the massive hauls of the past three quarters and less than one-third of what former state House Speaker Marco Rubio (R) raised over that same time period.

Crist still has $7.5 million in the bank but, in a state as expensive as Florida in which to run statewide (Crist spent $20 million in his 2006 gubernatorial race) that won't be nearly enough for a full general election campaign.

And, already, Crist money men are wavering. "I'm going to cross that bridge if I get there," Republican fundraiser Al Austin told the St. Pete Times' Adam Smith. "I don't know." John Rood, the state party finance chairman, was more blunt in an interview with Politico's Jonathan Martin and David Catanese; "I'm a Republican and I'm going to support the Republican candidate," he said.

"The national fundraising base for an independent candidate would immediately evaporate," said one Republican who has raised considerable sums in the state. "Some Florida-based donors might still be interested based on the fact he's still the governor but those were the 'low hanging fruit' that helped with the blockbuster early numbers."

Before Crist decides whether to run as an independent, drop out of the race or run as a Republican -- and that final option is BY FAR the least likely -- he has to answer the question of whether he can put together the money to make a real run at the seat in the fall.

4. Minnesota Republicans got a nice surprise over the weekend when state Rep. Randy Demmer beat retired farmer Allen Quist for the GOP nomination against Rep. Tim Walz (D), a development that some national strategists believe will put the race in play this fall.

Quist, an ardent conservative, was expected to win the convention. But, after eight ballots, Quist dropped his candidacy and Demmer secured the nod.

"Democrats had been counting on the Republicans nominating Allen Quist," said former Minnesota Republican Rep. Vin Weber. "Now they know they'll have a fight on their hands."

Demmer, first elected to the state House in 2002, serves as assistant minority leader in the chamber and was regarded as the most electable Republican running. Still, Demmer starts well behind Walz in the southern Minnesota 1st district -- particularly on the financial front.

Walz closed March with $596,000 in the bank while Demmer showed a meager $19,000. If Demmer can find a way to catch up on the fundraising front, however, the district's demographics suggest a real race is possible. President Obama carried it with just 51 percent in 2008 while George W. Bush won the 1st -- albeit it narrowly -- in 2004 and 2000.

The seat is currently rated as "likely Democrat" by Charlie Cook while Stu Rothenberg doesn't include it in his House race rankings.

5. Alabama Rep. Artur Davis and pollster John Anzalone have parted ways even as the Congressman prepares for a June 1 gubernatorial primary race against state Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks.

"We strongly support Artur Davis' bid for governor and will continue to root for him from the sidelines," said Anzalone in a statement. "But we came to realize that it would be best for his campaign to get a fresh perspective."

Dave Beattie of Hamilton Strategies is Davis' new pollster. Beattie now has a hand in nearly every major southern gubernatorial race this year; he is polling for former Gov. Roy Barnes in Georgia, state Superintendent of Education Jim Rex in South Carolina and Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink in Florida. Ben Chao will remain on as Davis' media consultant.

Davis is seeking to become the first African American governor of Alabama. If he can get by Sparks in the primary, he is likely to face either state Sen. Bradley Byrne or 2002 gubernatorial candidate Tim James, the son of a former Republican governor, in the fall.

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 19, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
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I love those predictions in April of massive take overs in the House and Senate in November. All you republicans are forgetting one thing: Half your candidates will be Tea-party members who want to push the country even further to the right than that the republicans are already. That means that the non-crazies in your party will either be staying home or voting democratic. For example: Do you really believe that those people that support Christ in Florida will vote for that nut running against him? No Way! And so it goes. Christ should switch parties like that guy from Pennsylvania did. He would be a Senator in November!

Posted by: Opa2 | April 20, 2010 2:06 AM | Report abuse

1. Of course Obama is in campaign mode, he wants to limit the damages he's going to receive in November. He knows the House is a lost cause and he can say hello to Speaker Boehner so he's trying to at least savor the Senate. Republicans have a climbing shot, albeit up hill, to win the Senate and House by winning: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, North Dakota, Arkansas, Colorodo, Nevada & California while keeping all of their seats. If R's win those 9, then the Senate is 50-48-2, with Dems. have control due to Biden's vote. To have 51 and Republican control of the Senate, Republicans must win either: Connecticut, Washington or Wisconsin. This is a very feasible task. It got harder with New York now out of play as Pataki said he's not running. Tommy Thompson also announced he's not running in Wisconsin, but Republicans could still find a credible candidate there, but aren't likely to in NY. In Conn. they already have 2 credible candidates in Former US Rep. Rob Simmons vs. billionare businesswoman Linda McMahon. I believe McMahon must be the nominee if Republicans are to win in Conn., as she has unlimited resources to pound Blumenthal and give him the race of his life and that gives Republicans a real shot to win in Conn. with McMahon. In Washington, Dino Rossi has yet to say if he will run or not. If Rossi runs, Republicans have a real shot to unseat Murray. If Rossi bows out, Washington moves safer in the D column and that means to take control Republicans must Conn. or Wisconsin. Even if Rossi runs, they still may have to pick up Wisconsin or Conn. as there is no guarantee Rossi will defeat Murray, who is liked in Washington. So Obama better be in campaign mode if he wants to keep the Senate narrowly D, which for him will beat dealing with a R House and Senate.

Posted by: reason5 | April 19, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

1. Of course Obama is in campaign mode, he wants to limit the damages he's going to receive in November. He knows the House is a lost cause and he can say hello to Speaker Boehner so he's trying to at least savor the Senate. Republicans have a climbing shot, albeit up hill, to win the Senate and House by winning: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, North Dakota, Arkansas, Colorodo, Nevada & California while keeping all of their seats. If R's win those 9, then the Senate is 50-48-2, with Dems. have control due to Biden's vote. To have 51 and Republican control of the Senate, Republicans must win either: Connecticut, Washington or Wisconsin. This is a very feasible task. It got harder with New York now out of play as Pataki said he's not running. Tommy Thompson also announced he's not running in Wisconsin, but Republicans could still find a credible candidate there, but aren't likely to in NY. In Conn. they already have 2 credible candidates in Former US Rep. Rob Simmons vs. billionare businesswoman Linda McMahon. I believe McMahon must be the nominee if Republicans are to win in Conn., as she has unlimited resources to pound Blumenthal and give him the race of his life and that gives Republicans a real shot to win in Conn. with McMahon. In Washington, Dino Rossi has yet to say if he will run or not. If Rossi runs, Republicans have a real shot to unseat Murray. If Rossi bows out, Washington moves safer in the D column and that means to take control Republicans must Conn. or Wisconsin. Even if Rossi runs, they still may have to pick up Wisconsin or Conn. as there is no guarantee Rossi will defeat Murray, who is liked in Washington. So Obama better be in campaign mode if he wants to keep the Senate narrowly D, which for him will beat dealing with a R House and Senate.

Posted by: reason5 | April 19, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

The NYTimex is desperately slipping into irrelevance and bankruptcy. This past week they tried an entirely new roll out - the truth:

top secret military memo reveals Obama had no strategy whatsoever In Iran. Most of us already knew this.

Tea partiers are much smarter than liberals.

That must have hurt bad.

Posted by: Moonbat | April 19, 2010 11:52 AM
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Yeah the truth tends to be painful for those trying to act like the world is made of sunshine and lollipops.

Posted by: Cryos | April 19, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

A Tea Party rally in Greenville, South Carolina over the weekend took some of the Tea Party's violent rhetoric to new levels, with speakers attacking everything from President Obama's citizenship to Sen. Lindsey Graham's sexuality.

The event was hosted by the Upcountry Conservative Coalition, a local South Carolina conservative group that describes its mission statement as:

We the People...are coalescing to reclaim our God given rights by restoring our Constitutional Republic.

The event took place at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville, and featured former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) as its keynote speaker. Tancredo, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, said that Americans are "going to have to pray that we can hold on to this country."

He added, referring to President Obama: "If his wife says Kenya is his homeland, why don't we just send him back?"

Pastor Stan Craig, of the Choice Hills Baptist Church, was particularly angry about the state of Washington, saying he "was trained to defend the liberties of this nation." He declared that he was prepared to "suit up, get my gun, go to Washington, and do what they trained me to do."

Posted by: drindl | April 19, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Last week, the AP reported that Oklahoma Tea Party leaders — part of an umbrella group called the Oklahoma Constitutional Alliance — are working with right-wing Republicans in the Oklahoma legislature to create a new “volunteer militia to help defend against what they believe are improper federal infringements on state sovereignty.”

A couple of GOP state senators have even met with Tea Partiers to plan legislation for a state-authorized militia. Now Americans for Prosperity, one of the astroturf groups driving the Tea Parties nationwide, has realized that the movement it promoted is now getting out of hand. The Oklahoma Watchdog reports that the group is withdrawing from the Constitutional Alliance:

[Stuart Jolly, director of the Oklahoma chapter of Americans for Prosperity] told this website that Gerhart was “dragging us down with him” and that the reputation of AFP, with over 20,000 members statewide and over 1 million nationwide, was being tarnished by the connection to OCA and the Sooner Tea Party. He also said in a story on April 18 in The Oklahoman that “It seems like the guys on the far right are really starting to take us down a road that they really shouldn’t.

I’m not sure discussing militias and saying we’re going to take over the GOP is any way to accomplish any goal.”

You created this monster -- deal with it.

Posted by: drindl | April 19, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Ranked in order of intelligence and education:

tea partiers

us military

liberals

orangutangs

mollusks

ddawd and dribbl

Posted by: Moonbat | April 19, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

The NYTimex is desperately slipping into irrelevance and bankruptcy. This past week they tried an entirely new roll out - the truth:

top secret military memo reveals Obama had no strategy whatsoever In Iran. Most of us already knew this.

Tea partiers are much smarter than liberals.

That must have hurt bad.

Posted by: Moonbat | April 19, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

As Crist goes this year, so goes Romney in 2012. I'm betting on Goodhair/Palin (or vice versa).

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | April 19, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Last week, the AP reported that Oklahoma Tea Party leaders — part of an umbrella group called the Oklahoma Constitutional Alliance — are working with right-wing Republicans in the Oklahoma legislature to create a new “volunteer militia to help defend against what they believe are improper federal infringements on state sovereignty.”

A couple of GOP state senators have even met with Tea Partiers to plan legislation for a state-authorized militia. Now Americans for Prosperity, one of the astroturf groups driving the Tea Parties nationwide, has realized that the movement it promoted is now getting out of hand. The Oklahoma Watchdog reports that the group is withdrawing from the Constitutional Alliance:

[Stuart Jolly, director of the Oklahoma chapter of Americans for Prosperity] told this website that Gerhart was “dragging us down with him” and that the reputation of AFP, with over 20,000 members statewide and over 1 million nationwide, was being tarnished by the connection to OCA and the Sooner Tea Party. He also said in a story on April 18 in The Oklahoman that “It seems like the guys on the far right are really starting to take us down a road that they really shouldn’t.

I’m not sure discussing militias and saying we’re going to take over the GOP is any way to accomplish any goal.”

You created this monster -- deal with it.

Posted by: drindl | April 19, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Foot in mouth pataki tries to walk it back:

Yesterday, former New York Governor George Pataki (R-NY) officially launched Revere America, an organization dedicated to repealing health care reform. In an interview with the Boston Herald, Pataki backed off his claim that the mandate in Massachusetts’ health care law is “unconstitutional,” telling the paper that he “misspoke” and really knows nothing about the Massachusetts plan:

pics“I misspoke,” said Pataki, calling a Herald reporter to clarify his point about an hour after saying the Massachusetts health-care individual mandate crafted under Romney is “unconstitutional.”

Truth is, Romney's plan has an individual mandate too. Rom is doomed.

Posted by: drindl | April 19, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Drinl at 9:00 is a blantantly sexual comment - stop the sexual slurs.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 19, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

"Truly pitiful.
Posted by: Moonbat "|

yes, you are.

Posted by: drindl | April 19, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

bsimon1


Listen to Moonbat"s comment at 11:38


Obama is twisting the Wall Street issue into a partisan advantage.


Obama and the democrats have dirty hands - the same hands they are using to point at the Republicans.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 19, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

If you like berry and tim deciding all by themselves which firms survive, you ought to like this bill.

But from a Chicago liberal point of view, imagine the fundraising possibilities.

Give or else.

Posted by: Moonbat | April 19, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

ohioan writes
"Americans need to ask: WHY ARE THE DEMOCRATS "ENABLING" THE Bankers? They're putting $50 billion in that bill to bailout banks that get into trouble. This does NOT solve the financial problems, it only encourages more risk!"


The above post demonstrates a clear misunderstanding of the proposed bill. 1) as others have pointed out, the $50B trust fund is to be created via a fee applied to the institutions to be covered, like FDIC. 2) the proposed remedy is not to use the $50B to bail out said institutions, but to 'unwind' them in an orderly fashion. Again, like FDIC, the idea is to provide a cushion of funds so regulators can step in and close the doors properly, selling off remaining assets, etc, but eventually closing the institution - managment loses, and owners/shareholders lose. There is no bailing out; instead the failed institutions are allowed to fail - as they should be. The funds are necessary so when they do fail, they don't take out the rest of us as collateral damage.

In other words, if you think 'too big to fail' should not be an excuse for a taxpayer funded bailout, you should support this legislation - as it creates a way for those institutions to fail without taking the global economy with them. And that is a good thing.

Posted by: bsimon1 | April 19, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

ModerateVoter


You are right on your comments at 10:30


I should have been more specific - I did not mean that one party should be banned from campaign contributions from Wall St.

ALL campaign contributions from Wall St. should be banned - and if they need a constitutional amendment to do it, fine - the influence has JUST BEEN TOO GREAT - AND THE INFLUENCE HAS BEEN ABUSED.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 19, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

@ ohioan - It is a distortion to imply that the money in the bailout fund was due to originate from the taxpayers. It is akin to FDIC in which the funds would come from the banks themselves. You would have a leg to stand on if you (a) claimed inherent oral hazard or (b) that additional money would come from the taxpayers on top of the $50B.

However, I'd recommend you send the memo to McConnell and I'm sure he'll adopt your language.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | April 19, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Dribbl, ddawd and 37th, just this side of madness, press on with the carpet bombing effort to flood the thread with spammy mcgarbage.

Truly pitiful.

Posted by: Moonbat | April 19, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Americans need to ask: WHY ARE THE DEMOCRATS "ENABLING" THE Bankers? They're putting $50 billion in that bill to bailout banks that get into trouble. This does NOT solve the financial problems, it only encourages more risk!
Could it be that the $1 Million dollars
that Wall Street gave Obama's campaign
along with Millions more given to other democrats, could be fogging their judgement?

Posted by: ohioan | April 19, 2010 10:37 AM

One million? Chump change...

Your messing with my world view...

It is Republicians in the pocket of big business and Democrats in the pocket of labor.

Posted by: ModerateVoter | April 19, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse


Armed and dangerous nutbags.

"Daniel Almond is ready to "muster outside D.C." on Monday with several dozen other self-proclaimed patriots, all of them armed. They intend to make history as the first people to take their guns to a demonstration in a national park, and the Virginia rally is deliberately being held just a few miles from the Capitol and the White House.


Almond plans to have his pistol loaded and openly carried, his rifle unloaded and slung to the rear, a bandoleer of magazines containing ammunition draped over his polo-shirted shoulder.

Almond, 31, considers packing heat on the doorstep of the federal government within the mainstream of political speech.

Others consider it an alarming escalation of paranoia and anger in the age of Obama.

"What I think is important to note is that many of the speakers have really threatened violence, and it's a real threat to the rule of law," Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said of the program for the armed rally. "They are calling health care and taxes that have been duly enacted by a democratically elected Congress tyrannical, and they feel they have a right to confront that individually."

Posted by: drindl | April 19, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Dionee gets it right:


"The Tea Party is nothing new. It represents a relatively small minority of Americans on the right end of politics, and it will not determine the outcome of the 2010 elections.
This Story

In fact, both major parties stand to lose if they accept the laughable notion that this media-created protest movement is the voice of true populism. Republicans will turn their party into an angry and narrow redoubt with no hope of building a durable majority.

The news media's incessant focus on the Tea Party is creating a badly distorted picture of what most Americans think and is warping our policy debates. The New York Times and CBS News thus performed a public service last week with a careful study of just who is in the Tea Party movement.

Their findings suggest that the Tea Party is essentially the reappearance of an old anti-government far right that has always been with us."

Posted by: drindl | April 19, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

CNN actually ASKED the funeral director -- I mean McConnell what went on at the secret meeting between he and Cornyn and the hedge fund managers -- actually outed a Republican for a change!

McConnell refused to admit that they talked about blocking regulation but hedge fund managers who were there admitted that was exactly wht they did.

I and pretty much everyone agree with you here, shrink.


"Cosign, I look forward to getting back on board when Chris stops being "too busy" to work on this steaming pile of 37th and Zouk street."

Posted by: drindl | April 19, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Americans need to ask: WHY ARE THE DEMOCRATS "ENABLING" THE Bankers? They're putting $50 billion in that bill to bailout banks that get into trouble. This does NOT solve the financial problems, it only encourages more risk!
Could it be that the $1 Million dollars
that Wall Street gave Obama's campaign
along with Millions more given to other democrats, could be fogging their judgement?

Posted by: ohioan | April 19, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse


The only thing that is going to solve the Wall Street problem is if the democrats AGREE TO STOP TAKING CAMPAIGN MONEY FROM WALL STREET AND WALL STREET LOBBYISTS.


LET'S SEE THAT PROPOSAL GET UP THERE.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 19, 2010 10:19 AM

and perhaps Republicians not having closed door meetings with Wall Street execs too...

Please both parties are being influenced by Wall Street.

Lets not pretent it is all on one party.

Posted by: ModerateVoter | April 19, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Shrink2 and ddawd


We are in a situation in which the democrats just want to figure out a way to get away with their lies.


The democrats do not want a response to their lies.

Obama promised to be bipartisan - and there he goes again on Saturday - accusing everyone else of being partisan - meanwhile Obama is taking PARTISAN advantage of the situation.


That is NOT what Obama was elected to do.


Time after time, it is lie after lie.

All you want is a steady stream of democratic rhetoric - and that is the only discussion that you want.


Pro-Obama all the time.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 19, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

bsimon1

"a moderate-conservative Dem"....hahahaha
where did you hear that? Did you make it up? Obama proved there's no such thing. Offer them a bribe and they roll-over like a log.

Posted by: avatar666 | April 19, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

California is a state of "disaster" - handing out I.O.U.'s? -- driving business out of the state... ridiculous union wages & benefits making it impossible for state--
this state is in Dire need of someone with
business/economics background to get this state back in order. This is way overdue.

Posted by: ohioan | April 19, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

I just got the amusing mental images of mullahs celebrating their victory over the great Satan--inkjet printers. Today 32768 colors. Tomorrow 1048576!

It was actually part of a much deeper strategy. Hook the mullahs on HP printers and then refuse to sell them replacement cartridges. Bwah-hah-hah-hah-hah-hah!!!

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | April 19, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Republicans want another financial meltdown becuase they think it woud hurt Dems -- doesn't matter what it does to the country, they don't care. That's why Rs are blocking sensible regulation that would keep it from happening again. ... so easy to see through.



'
As you may have heard, Goldman Sachs is being sued for fraud [1] by the Securities and Exchange Commission [2] for allegedly misleading investors about a deal that Goldman helped structure and sell. In the civil suit, the SEC specifically faulted Goldman for failing to disclose that a hedge fund was helping create the investment while betting big the deal would fail.

According to the SEC, Goldman Sachs knew about the hedge fund’s bets, knew it played a significant role in choosing the assets in the portfolio, and yet did not tell investors about it.

As we reported at ProPublica last week, many other major investment banks were doing a similar thing [4].'

Investment banks including JPMorgan Chase [5], Merrill Lynch [6] (now part of Bank of America), Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and UBS also created CDOs that a hedge fund named Magnetar was both helping create and betting would fail [7]. Those investment banks marketed and sold the CDOs to investors without disclosing Magnetar’s role or the hedge fund’s interests."

Posted by: drindl | April 19, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

"Especially that bullsh*t on Friday about promising to take care of it if we alerted him to the abuse."

Cosign, I look forward to getting back on board when Chris stops being "too busy" to work on this steaming pile of 37th and Zouk street.

Too bad, I wanted to talk to Brigade about the wars, which, now that the economy is on the mend, are the elephant in the room of American political consciousness, that we all agree not to talk about, much, because donkeys are in charge.

See you soon,

Posted by: shrink2 | April 19, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

The only thing that is going to solve the Wall Street problem is if the democrats AGREE TO STOP TAKING CAMPAIGN MONEY FROM WALL STREET AND WALL STREET LOBBYISTS.


LET'S SEE THAT PROPOSAL GET UP THERE.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 19, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Boxer, like her friend Pelosi gets away with the most outrageous capers. That's because they have a blind following of "feel gooders", i.e., it feels good to get free stuff from the government. Problem is, as Californians discovered, it ain't free! Now we have to pay for it. Tell us it's not so Barbara.

Posted by: avatar666 | April 19, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Bill Clinton again repeats the same story we heard 15 years ago - about Oklahoma City - about right-wing violence.


Does Bill Clinton talk about WACO ???


Bill Clinton tries to make the argument that the rhetoric leads to the violence -


Does Bill Clinton talk about the role of WACO - that perhaps the actions of Janet Reno and himself at Waco - had MORE to do with the Oklahoma City situation.

Again - let's hear what Bill Clinton and Obama have to say about the 7 people shot in Chicago yesterday - and the 19 people shot in Chicago on Thursday night.


I'm not sure how many people were shot in Chicago on Friday and Saturday because the papers did not report it.


THE CONCLUSION: To point the finger at the right-wing rhetoric - when the violence in Oklahoma City was a response to Waco is just missing the point.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 19, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Why we need more regulation over Wall Street:


S.E.C. Inquiry May Widen, Khuzami Hints

" NEW ORLEANS -- The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking closely at other mortgage security deals made in cooperation with investors betting against the housing market in the wake of its civil lawsuit against Goldman Sachs, the agency's enforcement director said Friday.

"We're looking at a wide range of products," the official, Robert Khuzami, said at a news conference here. "If we see securities with similar profiles, we'll look at them closely."

Mr. Khuzami, who was here to participate in a panel discussion at Tulane University's Corporate Law Institute, argued that Goldman violated securities laws by not disclosing to investors in a particular mortgage investment that the security was constructed in cooperation with Paulson & Company, a hedge fund with a financial interest in seeing the product fail.

The S.E.C.'s lawsuit contends that while Goldman told investors that the security, a collection of mortgage bonds known as Abacus 2007-AC1, was being managed by ACA Management, the investment bank had actually let Paulson select specific bonds that he wanted to bet against as part of the portfolio.

In many instances, while foreign purchases of US collateralized debt obligations (CDO's) were involved, ultimately, it was American communities that were the losing investors in those deals. Meanwhile we're learning that--under the auspices of multiple Wall Street firms--those investment vehicles were designed to fail by the hedge fund industry."

Posted by: drindl | April 19, 2010 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Strange. Democrats have been in power in States congresse's and senate's for a very long time. California and other states have essentially gone backrupt because of out-of-contol spending by those demcratic controlled houses. I wonder why the media avoids that issue? It's like the chickens have come home to roost but the media won't let them in the hen house.

Posted by: avatar666 | April 19, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Strange. Democrats have been in power in States congresse's and senate's for a very long time. California and other states have essentially gone backrupt because of out-of-contol spending by those demcratic controlled houses. I wonder why the media avoids that issue? It's like the chickens have come home to roost but the media won't let them in the hen house.

Posted by: avatar666 | April 19, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

bsimon1


The problem is that Obama and the democrats have been obsessed with passing taxes to go to health care - not to deal with the trillion dollar deficit.


This is not an economic program - it is a formula for economic disaster.


Yea, you say the focus is not on the deficit now - that is correct.


Instead, Obama is more concerned with turning the wall street regulation into a PARTISAN issue.


Your position apears to be: Obama is too concerned with other things - he will get to the deficit and the economy later.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 19, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

The flipsy/flopsy party:

'However, less than two years ago, Fiorina was singing a different tune. Speaking at the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Minn., she praised Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) cap-and-trade plan as something that would “both create jobs and lower the cost of energy”:

I know John McCain. And in 2013, America will be more energy-independent because of his determination that we must power our own country, and his long-standing commitment to protecting our environment. John McCain will create a cap-and-trade system that will encourage the development of alternative energy sources. He will help advance clean coal technology, and nuclear power. And all of this will both create jobs and lower the cost of energy.'

Posted by: drindl | April 19, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

The sexual slurs of the democrats continue today


There have been two comments about Michele Bachman that are improper.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 19, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

That's good news that White is gaining on the Hair,, BB. I hope moderation gets fixed too. The twerp is just so whiny and boring, like a spoiled child.

I've seen a few boards where a majority of posters could opt out of reading other posters of their choice and that seems to work well.

More bad news about Fiorina. These are serious charges against her -- I wonder why CC never mentions any of the controversy swirling around her campaign?

"Fiorina also claims no knowledge of another corporate scandal that occurred on her watch at Hewlett Packard.


Last December, the Boston Globe broke the story that Hewlett Packard has been selling its printers in Iran through a subsidiary company -- despite the fact that a trade embargo had been in place against the Iranian regime since 1997. The sales were halted shortly after the Globe published the business dealings.

* “Fiorina in 2003 noted Middle East sales were defying global trends, and, as the Merc notes, HP's partner there issued a press release saying sales topped $100 million and that "the seeds of the Redington-Hewlett-Packard relationship were sowed six years ago for one market - Iran."

Posted by: drindl | April 19, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

AND WOULD YOU TRUST A GUY WHO SAID TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE I NEVER HAD SEX WITH THAT WOMAN AND LIED RIGHT TO THE CAMERA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


VOTE ALL THE CROOKS OUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: yourmomscalling | April 19, 2010 9:55 AM | Report abuse

It is extremely important that Bill Clinton in an interview with ABC News said that he made mistakes when he agreed to DEREGULATE the derivatives markets.


Because then Clinton moved to make his appointees hold positions in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - the mortgage portfolio guarantees.


So whenever you hear someone claim that Bush is responsible for the economic recession - or the deficit - it sure would be accurate to also mention Clinton's involvement.


The deficit is the DEFICIT OF THE DEMOCRATS - the great bulk of those programs were passed by DEMOCRATS.


Oh, you hear about Iraq or the tax cuts - but the DEMOCRATS NEVER MENTION THAT THE DEMOCRATS CREATED THESE GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS.


Pretty clear.

This deficit is a democratic deficit - and what do we hear ?? The democrats want MORE government programs.

The democrats NOW HAVE A TRILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT.

Their answer is "if you don't agree with us, you are a racist."


or "Whether we like it or not" America remains a dominant military power.

The lies of the democrats are so twisted around - they have actually convinced themselves.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 19, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

WE ARE TAKING BACK AMERICA ONE SENATOR AT A TIME AND WE WILL VOTE YOU OUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: yourmomscalling | April 19, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

There were a couple of interesting polls coming out on the weekend. Perry is only up 4 points on White. Could he be a macacca moment away from getting upset?

Even more interesting, McCain is only up 5 points on Hayworth. I heard about it this weekend listening to McCain on Fox. It strikes me that McCain is more vulnerable amongst the base than Crist was. His reaction to losing to Bush in the early zeros gives his opponent a LOT of ammunition.

With regards to 37th, I've decided with some resignation to simply ignore him/it/them. I assume that the Post is working on its moderation system and will hope there is some variation in which I don't have to page down/up past endless lines of double spaced text. Even a simple approach akin to email when you can open up individual comments would be fine. The present system opens itself up to abuse.

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Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | April 19, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Carly Fiorina may be in more than a bit of trouble.


Wall Street Journal:


"German prosecutors are looking into the possibility that H-P executives paid about €8 million ($10.9 million) in bribes to win a €35 million contract under which the U.S. company sold computer gear, through a German subsidiary, to the office of the prosecutor general of the Russian Federation. The office handles criminal prosecutions in Russia, including many corruption cases.”

WSJ says 3 HP executives have been arrested and released on bail in Germany. Two are former employees; one is currently employed at HP. Raids of Hewlett Packard offices have just concluded in Russia, at the request of German prosecutors. Records reviewed by the WSJ show that the bribery funds were funneled through several shell companies in several countries.

Someone who now has a lot of explaining to do is Carly Fiorina, who was Chief Executive Office of Hewlett Packard Corporation during the period of time that the bribes are alleged to have occurred.

Fiorina is a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in California, running for the seat now held by Democrat Barbara Boxer. Fiorina is opposed in the race by California State assemblyman Chuck Devore and former Congressman Tom Campbell.

Since Fiorina was CEO of HP in 2000, the time of the alleged bribery with a foreign country, what did she know and when did she know it? "

She was CEO--she had to know.

Posted by: drindl | April 19, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse

37th&O writes
"All we hear is "Bush spent money on the Iraqi war, so the democrats can go on a spending binge too.""


Actually, that's not what you hear. The justification for the stimulus spending is not 'Bush did it too,' it is 'this is necessary because of the state of the economy.' The discussions about stabilizing the Fed deficit aren't happening yet because the current focus is on Financial Reform - putting appropriate regulations in place to 1) suppress future bubbles and 2) eliminate the need for taxpayer-funded bailouts.

Maybe you don't see it that way, which is fine. We could have that discussion if you bothered to respond to people's posts in a thoughtful manner rather than cut & pasting delusional responses to imagined slights.

Posted by: bsimon1 | April 19, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

DDAWD and drinl

Let's see you apply the same standards to people on your side - then you might have some credibility.


But seriously, you do not have any credibility.


How about calling for the end of false charges of racism ?? Or do you think that should go on ??


How about calling for Obama to actually be bipartisan -


How about calling for the end of this ridiculous talk that the right-wing is about to go violent ???


Then you complain about the quality of the discussion ???


The federal deficit is now OVER A TRILLION DOLLARS - we haven't heard anything from your side about how to deal with that.


All we hear is "Bush spent money on the Iraqi war, so the democrats can go on a spending binge too."


And that is what we have - A SPENDING BINGE


Sure sounds like a COCAING BINGE.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 19, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

DDAWD and drinl

Let's see you apply the same standards to people on your side - then you might have some credibility.


But seriously, you do not have any credibility.


How about calling for the end of false charges of racism ?? Or do you think that should go on ??


How about calling for Obama to actually be bipartisan -


How about calling for the end of this ridiculous talk that the right-wing is about to go violent ???


Then you complain about the quality of the discussion ???


The federal deficit is now OVER A TRILLION DOLLARS - we haven't heard anything from your side about how to deal with that.


All we hear is "Bush spent money on the Iraqi war, so the democrats can go on a spending binge too."


And that is what we have - A SPENDING BINGE


Sure sounds like a COCAING BINGE.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 19, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Drindl, I'm certain that Chris C has been intentionally non-responsive. It really doesn't take any effort to see that 37th is trying to stifle any discussion.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 19, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

"How likely is the loopy loo Bachman to get licked?"

Not very. Both leading DFL challengers (Clark & Reed) are better candidates than the last two (Tinklenberg & Wetterling), but the district is extremely friendly territory for the GOP. Meanwhile, IP candidate Bob Anderson, who's lackluster campaign still managed to take 10% of the vote in 2008, is mulling another entry into the race. If so, he'll draw from the moderate/swing voter pool, making it easier for Bachmann to win another plurality.

The DFL should focus instead on taking Paulsen's seat. The district is moderate, while Paulsen is not; a moderate-conservative Dem should be very competitive. Their endorsed candidate seems to think he'll pull a Wellstone & come out of nowhere to beat Paulsen, but I'm skeptical at this point.

Last MN update: the DFL holds their endorsement convention later this week; I'm hoping they endorse Ryback (mayor of Minneapolis), the other front runner is speaker Margaret Anderson-Kelliher. The most likely outcome may be that they choose not to endorse, and the race goes to a primary. Several candidates have pledged to run in the primary anyway (former Sen Dayton, and others), which may be enough of an excuse to not endorse anyone. Traditionally rank-and-file DFLers ostracize candidates who choose not to abide by the endorsement, but there may be enough support for such candidates this year to stall the endorsement process.

Posted by: bsimon1 | April 19, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Just trying to catch CC's attention, Mark. I'm really not sure he understand how many people are driven away by 37's spamming. He just doesn't seem to pay attention, which kind of surprises me -- I would think he would care about this. Some bloggers build huge *functional* communities by moderating, at least really obvious stuff like nonsensical and infantile spam.

Posted by: drindl | April 19, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

DDAWD


Again - if you don't like the content of what someone is saying, then devise a response - do not call for the silencing of your opposition - that is communist.

Also, it is important to point out that in the past two years, you have never called for someone who agrees with you to be silenced - even though there have been many people doing the same things.

AND you are part of a group that engages in the same type of posting - just because you are working in a group and using different screen names - that doesn't mean you aren't doing the same exact thing.

Now let's get back to discussing the LARGEST TAX INCREASE IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

Let's talk about how Obama has decided to turn wall street regulation into a partisan fight instead of getting anything done (or is that the plan?)


Posted by: 37thand0street | April 19, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Sorry, Mark. I'm not really sure the point of imitating 37th. All that really accomplishes is further disruption of the place which is what that little f*cker wants in the first place.

I think I'm more irritated at Chris than anything. Especially that bullsh*t on Friday about promising to take care of it if we alerted him to the abuse.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 19, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

I agree with the 80% of Americans who do not trust our Government. I wish I could find one person on DC who is honest and capable to help lift us out of our depression.

So what if Chuck Shummer won his fight with airlines not charging baggege fee for carryon luggage. Who gives a damm! Not the average American. We cannot, after buying food, paying for utilities, paying for ever rising property tax and fuel costs for our cars hitting the high marks and killing rural tourism, go anywhere but possibly taking a walk around the block.

I am 83 years old, lived all my life in NY, and each year it becomes harder to survive. These days you cannot even get in touch with a doctor. It is all recordings and no replys. I am now trying to get financial assistance for failure of Septic System in my home. I live in Phoenicia, NY in the area where the CWC will not help me because this little hamlet of app. 300 homes voted down the sewerage system. I was informed by the CWC their are funds for all communities but not mine so I am being penalized for the town turning down NYC' waste water.

This is a typical example of dirty politics now in our country.

Posted by: LOONYBIN2000 | April 19, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse

Obama's speech over the weekend on Wall Street:


Again, it is important to point out that Obama campaigned for two straight years about how he was the person who was going to BRING BOTH SIDES TOGETHER IN BIPARTISAN AGREEMENT.


Clearly that means that Obama would arrive at CENTRIST policies at the end of the discussions.

This was Obama's commitment for his ENTIRE TERM - THIS IS HOW HE SAID HE WOULD GOVERN.

What we had from Obama on Saturday was ANOTHER FRAUD AGAINST HIS OWN CAMPAIGN PLEDGES.

This has to be pointed out -


Because the speech on Saturday WAS NOT WHAT OBAMA WAS ELECTED TO DO.


THIS WAS NOT OBAMA'S MANDATE.


Sorry - and the democrats have NOTHING to stand on.


All we see is Obama pointing his finger at the camera - as if someone else is doing something wrong.

Obama should go back and listen to his old speeches - maybe that would help.

But this whole idea that Obama is going to go out there and turn an ISSUE INTO A COMPLETELY PARTISAN ISSUE -

That was NOT WHAT OBAMA WAS ELECTED TO DO.


It would be nice if some of the democrats started to agree with this point.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 19, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse

37th+O

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Chris C enjoys your spamming of the board.

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Posted by: DDAWD | April 19, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Ddawd and drindl, please don't imitate that style any more - I am sure you do not require my request, of course - but were you to continue I would miss your posts as well as the those of the style's originator. :-)

I'll check in after a few hours to see how y'all are doin' and to look for a Hawaiian poster's analysis of #2.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | April 19, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Interesting poll with a big sample size:

'Views of the US around the world have improved sharply over the past year, a BBC World Service poll suggests.

For the first time since the annual poll began in 2005, America's influence in the world is now seen as more positive than negative.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/8626041.stm

The improved scores for the US coincided with Barack Obama becoming president, a BBC correspondent notes.

As in 2009, Germany is viewed most favourably while Iran and Pakistan are seen as the most negative influences.

Nearly 30,000 people in 28 countries were interviewed for the poll, between November 2009 and February 2010. "

Posted by: drindl | April 19, 2010 9:10 AM | Report abuse

DDAWD

What right do you have to try to silence anyone ??


When you and your group floods the boards with your point of view ???


Do you complain when your side floods the boards ???


My side is outnumbered - yet you are the one complaining.


I have never seen you complain about anyone on your side.


Have you ever complained about the sexual slurs ??


Obviously, all your complaints are based on CONTENT.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 19, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse


good piece in slate

'Who Killed the Responsible Republican? Bill Kristol, of course.'

'If Responsible Republicans are in fact nearing extinction, I think we can identify the crucial event that signaled their demise. It was a December 1993 memo by conservative strategist and commentator William Kristol. Kristol's advice about how Republicans should respond to Bill Clinton's 1993 health care effort-and a series of follow-up memos he wrote in 1994-pushed the GOP away from cooperation with Democrats on any social and economic legislation. His message marks the pivotal moment when Republicans shifted from fundamentally responsible partners in governing the country to uncompromising, hyperpartisan antagonists on all issues.

In his five-page memo, Kristol took aim at Bob Dole and other congressional Republicans who were then working with Democrats to find a compromise around shared goals of universal coverage and cost containment. '


Isn't it even hard to even imagine that last happening today?


http://www.slate.com/id/2251101/?from=rss

Posted by: drindl | April 19, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse

#2: we previously learned that not only do both HI senators support Hanabusa, but that the unions do as well. In a special election, turnout is everything. Polling be da-ned, in a special election 3way, 2 Ds against one R, the Ds need the labor backed candidate b/c they need the turnout. Indies are notoriously low turnout voters in anything but presidential elections. Right? My years of political experience in one location may not translate to another in the middle of the Pacific, so I hope we have Hawaiian posters in a few hours, to correct or confirm my CW.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | April 19, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: drindl | April 19, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

drindl


Are you advocating violence ???


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 19, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

How likely is the loopy loo Bachman to get licked, bsimon?

Posted by: drindl | April 19, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

John Paulson made billions by betting on the collapse of the mortgage market.

John Pauson made major contributions to Chris Dodd, Harry Reid and the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee.

What was the quid pro quo?

Posted by: mwhoke | April 19, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: DDAWD | April 19, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

drindl


It is funny that you would be the one complaining about the quality of anyone's posts.


I am simply RESPONDING to the talking points which other posters have written.

And the democrats appear to believe that if they have a group of people repeating the same lies - then somehow the story gets out there.


Well, then a response from the other side is required.

Your only response is to try to silence the opposition.

Yesterday 7 people were shot in Chicago - where is that in the democratic talking points?


That is a fair response.

The democrats pass the LARGEST TAX INCREASE IN AMERICAN HISTORY -


And all they want to talk about is false charges of racism.

AND now your side is complaining about the QUALITY of the discussion ???

How much of a joke can that be???


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 19, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

Bsimon,
I would love to see Bachmann go down. That woman is frightening in her delusions and distortions of what America should be.
Mark, I heard on the radio that the OKC bombing was 15 years ago and I couldn't beleive it had been that long. I didn't realize it was the same day that the FBI stormed the Waco compound.

Posted by: AndyR3 | April 19, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

4) Walz, despite the D by his name, is a good fit for the district. Thanks to incumbency, this seat is likely to remain Dem. Repubs will find other fruit hanging lower. The DFL, of course, is focusing on taking over Bachmann's seat, which is less friendly for Dems than Walz's, or that of rookie incumbent Eric Paulsen, who is not as good a fit for MN-3 as was his predecessor, Jim Ramstad (also R).

Posted by: bsimon1 | April 19, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Elect Boxer and get more of the reckless spending in the Federal Government that is currently on-going and that California is a prime example of. Democrats are loving the "in your face America" power that they enjoy and are pushing big programs and big spending, however unpopular with the people, through congress and the senate. All this while Obama makes fun of the "Tea Party" who is doing nothing more than pointing out the disaster they are creating. If you're foolish enough to vote for Boxer or any other democrat you deserve what you get, i.e., high unemployment, high taxes, big government and debt we will never get out of so long as they are in power.

Posted by: avatar666 | April 19, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

The biggest U.S. gov't scandal since Watergate that few know about:

WHEN WILL MAINSTREAM MEDIA REPORT ON 'PROJECT GENEVA'...

...APPARENTLY A SECRET TEAM OBAMA-ORDERED TASK FORCE TO STOP COVERT DOMESTIC TORTURE AND IMPAIRMENT OF EXTRAJUDICIALLY, UNJUSTLY 'TARGETED' AMERICAN CITIZENS...

VIA CELL TOWER- BASED SILENT MICROWAVE/RADIO FREQUENCY ATTACKS.

== Political leaders, Congress, kept in dark about cell tower super-weapon? ==

"MR. OBAMA, TEAR DOWN THOSE HOMELAND CELLULAR TORTURE TOWERS!"

http://nowpublic.com/world/u-s-silently-tortures-americans-cell-tower-microwaves
http://nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-terrorizes-america

ATTENTION 'PROJECT GENEVA' TEAM MEMBERS:

Let me shortcut your important work; see latest "comments" pages of all relevant articles at NowPublic.com/scrivener -- re:

TSA PHILLY AIRPORT SCREENING USED TO 'PSY-OP' JOURNO EXPOSING HOMELAND CELL TOWER TORTURE ATTACKS IN AMERICA?

Posted by: scrivener50 | April 19, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

parkerfl1


The democrats keep on bringing up this talking point - and it is getting a little tiring because the a response has to be made.


Instead of listening to reason, the democrats keep on repeating the same set of lies - hoping that people will believe them.

Just in CHICAGO THURSDAY 19 people were shot -


Just yesterday SUNDAY in Chicago, 7 people were shot.


THE DEMOCRATS SHOULD TAKE CARE OF THESE NEIGHBORHOODS - before they start to complain about any possible right-wing violence.

Seriously folks - the violence in the black communities FAR EXCEEDS anything that the Tea Party has done.


However ALL THE DEMOCRATS WANT TO TALK ABOUT is what MIGHT happen with the Tea Party.

The Tea Party people bring lawn chairs, and they sit there listening to music - like they are at a BBQ - hardly the makings of anything violent.


The left has got to get a grip.

DEMOCRATS - concentrate on the violence in the black neighborhoods - and then GET BACK TO US.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 19, 2010 8:27 AM | Report abuse

CC wrote:

"All but McCaskill is up for re-election this fall;..."

Dodd is no longer up for re-election and the proper construction is "All...are..." not "All...is...".

In the southwest, topic #6 would be the anniversary of the OKC mass murder. This is a day of remembrance. It is, of course, also the anniversary of the firing of the Waco compound.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | April 19, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse

Well, Mr. Cilizza, looks like 37 has managed to drive everyone away. Always happens when you have a 24/7 spammer like this.

Posted by: drindl | April 19, 2010 8:18 AM | Report abuse

parkerfl1


Here we go again - with the false idea that the right wing is about to go violent.


Why don't you check out the ACTUAL violence in the inner cities in this past WEEK.


THAT IS WHERE THE REAL VIOLENCE IS - SO DON'T TRY TO PIN ANY OF IT ON THE REPUBLICANS.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 19, 2010 8:00 AM | Report abuse

Money isn't going to cut it this time for Boxer! The People are fed up with corruption!!

Posted by: CayC | April 19, 2010 7:55 AM | Report abuse

Crist may have to worry more about death threats than money woes of he runs independent. Can you imagine the Tea Party outrage if Crist beats their boy Rubio (and he will)?

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: parkerfl1 | April 19, 2010 7:46 AM | Report abuse

I would like everyone to understand a few things - first Bill Clinton took some responsibility over the weekend for the complete lack of regulation of derivatives and for the DEREGULATION of Wall Street.


I want everyone to understand that the money flowing from the Wall Street banks and the Wall Street lobbyiss into the DEMOCRATIC Party was unbelievable

AND it influenced policy.


This was at the same time that Hillary started running for the Senate in New York, and currying her fundraising. Remember Hillary had 3 campaigns in 10 years.

CRITICAL THING TO REMEMBER: Against this backdrop, there were AMPLE WARNINGS IN 2006 THAT THAT WERE PROBLEMS ON WALL STREET.

Instead of moving to FIX the problems on Wall Street - apparently there were efforts underway to PROFIT FROM THE POTENTIAL DOWNTURN.


These guys were NOT ACTING TO PREVENT THE COLLAPSE -


They were betting FOR it to happen.

Goldman Sachs was buying credit swaps - to use as mortgage portfolio insurance from AIG during this time.


Then they were betting that the mortgage portfolios would collapse - almost like setting a house on fire after one purchases insurance.

The CRISIS came - not when YOU lost your money - but when Goldman realized that AIG might NOT BE ABLE TO PAY THE INSURANCE.


The they had the Wall Street Lobbyists arrange the bailout of AIG - of which a sizable chuck of money flowed from YOU to the Government TO AIG THROUGH TO GOLDMAN to pay the insurance.

You all sit here - on your partisan horse thinking that the DEMOCRATS are going to PROTECT THE LITTLE GUY.


The DEMOCRATS threw the little guy over board here.

AND REMEMBER the DEMOCRATS through the little guy over board with the TRADE DEALS WITH CHINA AND NAFTA.

Don't think for one moment that the Republicans are the bad guys - and the democrats are the good guys because they are going to PROTECT THE LITTLE GUY.


The democrats DO NOT DO THAT.

The democrats LIE and tell you they will PROTECT YOU - BUT THEY HAVEN'T.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 19, 2010 6:49 AM | Report abuse

Who would have thought that we would ever see a day when Jerry Brown was more likely to outlast Barbara Boxer ???


Or the day that Jerry Brown would appear to be the voice of reason amist chaos ???

Today is the day.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 19, 2010 6:36 AM | Report abuse

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