3:34 PM, Dec 20, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Chuck Schumer, not content with the liberal trope that conservatives want to 'turn the clock back' to the 1950s, says that some "hard right people" in America "seem to be wanting to move us back to the 19th century."
On “Good Morning America” Monday, host George Stephanopoulos asked Sen. Charles Schumer how well he thought Barack Obama is working with Congress and what advice he’d give the president.
Schumer advised Obama against dealing with the “hard right,” arguing conservative Republicans aim to set the nation back centuries.
“My advice to the president is compromise when you can, but when people are being unreasonable, and we have hard right people who seem to be wanting to move us back to the 19th century, draw some lines in the sand and fight,” Schumer said. “Try to compromise first. Do everything you can, but don’t give up your core fundamental principles. I think the American people will respect that.”
9:47 PM, Nov 2, 2010 • By MICHAEL WARREN
With Republicans picking up a Senate seat with Dan Coats's win and two House seats so far with Todd Young winning in the Ninth and Larry Bucshon winning in the Eighth (Brad Ellsworth's old district), the Hoosier State seems to have turned back to the GOP after its flirtation with Obama and the Democrats in 2008. Ben Smith reported senator-elect Coats's wife Marsha summing it up: "Indiana is a red state again."
6:30 AM, Sep 10, 2010 • By JAY COST
1. Latest signs of the Dem-Pocalypse. PPP polls Maine and finds both Democratic incumbents under 50%. In ME-1, Democrat Chellie Pingree leads Republican Dean Scontras 47-38. In ME-02, Democrat Michael Michaud leads Republican Jason Levesque 45-38. This is despite the fact that the Republican challengers in both districts are so unknown that 2/3rds of the voters do not have an opini
9:23 AM, Sep 7, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
Freshman Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), who beat Ted Stevens in 2008, says the national party shouldn't be counting out Lisa Murkowski's seat in his home state. They just need a little faith:
3:15 PM, Aug 11, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
Maybe if Rory Reid weren't having to distance himself from his father to the point of forgoing his last name, Harry Reid would be more familiar with the idea of a Nevadan, Hispanic Republican. In his quest for the Nevada governorship, Rory Reid is getting trounced in polls at the moment by Brian Sandoval, a former federal judge, Attorney General, and...Hispanic Republican.
6:01 PM, Jul 12, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
From the Chicago Sun-Times, we find out that Illinois Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias has been hiding out in Canada, raising money from trial lawyers:
The Giannoulias Democratic Illinois Senate campaign confirmed Monday--after prodding from the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee--that Alexi Giannoulias was in Canada on Sunday attending a fund-raiser at a trial lawyer convention in Vancouver that would benefit his Senate campaign.
8:40 AM, Jun 25, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
Rory: Well, this is awkward.
Harry: What, that I named you after a Gilmore Girl?
Rory: No, that that's the least offensive part of my name, now. No small feat, Dad.
Harry: It's like my ol' coach used to say, "If you're gonna hit the mat, hit it hard." Or was it, "take a lickin' and..."
Rory: Again with this?
1:04 PM, Jun 14, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle's position on Social Security and Medicare--that the programs should be eventually phased out for a completely private system--is a big enough political liability that Harry Reid shouldn't feel the need to distort it. But that's exactly what he does in his first ad attacking Angle.
Eleven Democratic seats are in play.12:00 AM, Jun 2, 2010 • By FRED BARNES
Republicans may have a better chance of winning the Senate than the House in the midterm election in November. And their prospects for taking over the Senate appear to be getting better by the day. At least that’s what polls indicate. But politics can be fickle and poll numbers fleeting. So nothing is guaranteed.
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