Elections

Gender Pay Gap Still Not as Big as Space Between Scott Brown's Ears

Scott Brown – the Republican ex-Senator from Massachusetts now running in New Hampshire – stumbled on the campaign trail when asked about the wage gap between genders.
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Watch Highlights of Sen Al Franken Bashing Right-Wing Opponent in MN Debate

Watch Highlights of Sen Al Franken Bashing Right-Wing Opponent in MN Debate
Senator (and ex-comedian) Al Franken pretty much crushed his right-wing opponent Mike McFadden in a Minnesota senatorial debate. Watch the highlights of Franken bringing his understated wit and vast knowledge against a pea-brained tea party shill.
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Vote 'Em Out: Ferguson Officials Plan Token Backing of Tea Party Nut Job

Vote 'Em Out: Ferguson Officials Plan Token Backing of Tea Party Nut Job
Is it worth it? Some black officials are looking to back tea party loon Rick Stream in the upcoming St. Louis County Executive election. The reason? To snub current officeholder (and inept handler of the Ferguson fallout) Steve Stenger.
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College Republicans Manage to Get Women Voters All Wrong in Wedding Dress Spot

College Republicans Manage to Get Women Voters All Wrong in Wedding Dress Spot
College Republicans really stepped in it when they approved an election ad in Colorado that compared choosing candidates to choosing a wedding dress. The tone deaf ad was supposed to show a new, hip GOP's relevance to women. Instead, it did the opposite.
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Perception Vs. Reality: If Only CA's GOP Could Tell the Difference

Perception Vs. Reality: If Only CA's GOP Could Tell the Difference
Neel Kashkari made a big speech this weekend at the California Republican Party's convention. It was meant to do two things: shore up his base and project a vision of a moderate party that could face California's future challenges. These goals are diametrically opposed to each other.
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Tracking Numbers: Latino Voters Furious at VA Delegate's Proposed 'FedEx' Immigration Solution

Tracking Numbers: Latino Voters Furious at VA Delegate's Proposed 'FedEx' Immigration Solution
Treat Latinos coming over the border like FedEx packages – this is the incredible (and incredibly insulting) solution Virginia State Delegate (and obviously Republican) Barbara Comstock offered up at a recent debate.
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Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money!

Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money!
The embarrassing release of sensitive documents from the Republican Governors Association chronicles the ridiculous amounts of money they've been receiving from corporate benefactors since Citizens United allowed unlimited rivers of money to flow into American politics.
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VA House Speaker Bouncing from One Scandal to Next

VA House Speaker Bouncing from One Scandal to Next
From the Democratic Party of Virginia: "Speaker [William] Howell is in a pretty bad place if he's trying to distract Virginians from the Terry Kilgore scandal by drawing attention to... the other Terry Kilgore scandal."
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Bill Clinton Campaigns for Iowa's Embattled Dem Senator Tom Harkin

Bill Clinton Campaigns for Iowa's Embattled Dem Senator Tom Harkin
Bill Clinton spoke at a steak fry in Iowa Tuesday to campaign for Senator Tom Harkin, and covered wide ground, from previous elections to Haiti to the Affordable Care Act. Always fantastic to see Clinton's famous charisma in action.
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VA's Medicaid Expansion Non-Starter: VA GOP Digs Its Heels In

VA's Medicaid Expansion Non-Starter: VA GOP Digs Its Heels In
As expected, the Virginia legislature's debate over Medicaid expansion was simply a farce. Republicans are scared of being 'primaried' in elections by even-further right tea partiers, and expanding health coverage to those who most need it is a non-starter.
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