Pelosi to Stay on as House Minority Leader

By: Wednesday November 14, 2012 7:00 am

Backed by a larger caucus, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will stay onin the post for another two years. She will make the announcement at this hour. Nobody will challenge her for the Democratic leadership position. A delay in leadership elections and the rumor mill pointed to the possibility that Pelosi would step down from [...]

Akin: McCaskill Not “Ladylike” in Debate

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 12:18 pm

As the Republican establishment returns to the fold in the Missouri Senate race, it’s worth reminding everyone that one of the major problems with Todd Akin is the simple fact that he’s Todd Akin. It’s not like the “legitimate rape” comments sprung out of the blue; they exist on a continuum of other extremist comments. [...]

Fiscal Cliff Talks Convene in Washington

By: Thursday September 20, 2012 10:56 am

Members of Congress and the White House have begun to hold more serious talks on the fiscal cliff (actually, fiscal slope is the better term for it, as the fiscal contraction does not all hit right away). Predictably, the talks are focusing on Bush tax cuts, even though the automatic spending cuts and the payroll [...]

ME-Sen: Pingree Drops Out, Wanting to Avoid Battle With Angus King

By: Wednesday March 7, 2012 10:15 am

Some bad news out of Maine: Chellie Pingree, the progressive member of Congress who considered running for Senate after Olympia Snowe retired, backed out of the race today. The presence of independent former Governor Angus King in the race was enough to get her to drop her plans. Here’s part of her thinking, per Greg [...]

ME-Sen: Independent Former Gov. Angus King Plans a Run

By: Monday March 5, 2012 12:55 pm

Former Maine Governor Angus King, an independent, will announce his intent to run for Olympia Snowe’s seat in the Senate, further throwing up the chess board in a race that a week ago was thought to be securely in Republican hands. Now, a case can be made that either party or even independent King will [...]

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