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Fight on the Playground at Recess!

President Obama is having a really good start to 2012. It began late last year when he put his foot down over the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance extension that House Republicans threatened to leave town without approving despite … Continue reading

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Senate Seat Series—Update: Fall 2011

[Update: Russ Feingold endorses Tammy Baldwin for Wisconsin’s Senate seat]  In this series we examine the potential change in the Senate makeup of the United States Congress. Currently there is but a four-seat difference in control of the Senate (not counting … Continue reading

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The American Jobs Bill; a Win Even if it Loses

President Obama is getting pretty good at playing dirty pool with the Republicans. The American Jobs bill not only uses the art of Frank LuntzSpeak, it actually is designed to create jobs. Two million of them according to the Congressional … Continue reading

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The Democratic Super Majority Myth

Many critics of the Obama administration often claim that the President has failed to accomplish anything even when he had a super filibuster proof majority in the Senate. Most mistakenly think that he had a sixty vote Senate for the first two … Continue reading

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Senate Seat Series—The Safe Seats

In this series we examine the potential change in the Senate makeup of the United States Congress. The Senate is the final arbiter of debate over public policy. Bills will have already gone through Committees and the House of Representatives … Continue reading

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Help the Kyl-less

Over at the original 538 blog, Nate Silver has just posted up an article on the contenders for the seat now held by Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ). Sen. Kyl announced his decision to not seek re-election today. Read Nate’s article, … Continue reading

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Getting a New START for Christmas

14:00 hours ET. The Senate just passed the START treaty 71-26 on CSPAN 2. The 9/11 Responders bill passed as well. Merry Christmas, Mr. President. Merry Christmas America.

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Another Election, Another Recount

It is becoming a habit. A third time, and it’ll be a tradition. Two years ago, there was a prolonged recount and legal battle over the Minnesota Senate race. This year, it is the Governor’s seat. The Senate recount was … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Won’t You Polish Your Crystal Ball?

So here we are, with only one more week to make and to hear the prognostications and forecasts. I have a four-part essay question for commenters. Feel free to address any or all of the parts. I’ll give some of … Continue reading

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Preseason Tuesday Election Commentary, October 19

Two weeks left! Any thoughts on how things are going to shake out? Sestak making a comeback? Fiorina closing on Boxer? Joe Miller admits ethics breach. Tom Bosley (Happy Days) dies. What are you wearing for Halloween? Salut!

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