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1 hr ago | Washington Times

The third-party candidate conundrum

Republicans, political strategists and pundits are beginning to notice that in almost every close Senate race in the country, there are one or more third-party or independent candidates on the ballot who could conceivably decide which major candidate will prevail in November and, consequently, whether Harry Reid 's Democrats will control the Senate for the next two years. In most races, they won't make much difference, but in some, the votes they siphon away from a major candidate could prove crucial.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Pat Roberts

10 hrs ago |

James Varney: In Louisiana Senate race Tea Party may like Maness, but would love beating Landrieu

The Republicans are preparing for the party's race against Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. One piece of conventional wisdom in Louisiana's 2014 Senate race is that a splintered Republican vote helps vulnerable incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Tea Party, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Louisiana, Opinion

13 hrs ago | The New York Observer

'Utopia' 1 3: 'Hello and Goodbye'

The 14 pioneers have survived their first week in Utopia. At home, we have also survived their first week in Utopia.


Related Topix: US News

15 hrs ago | Mississippi Business Journal

Bill Crawford: Pence chooses Medicaid solution over rhetoric

Most real TEA Partiers know of Mike Pence. The uncompromising champion of lower taxes, smaller government, and earmark reform, Pence served six terms in Congress, including time as chairman of the hard-core conservative Republican Study Group.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, US Governors

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily World

Do endorsements help candidates?

The jury's out on whether political endorsements sway voters enough to compel a "yes" - but they can affect public opnion. Do endorsements help candidates? The jury's out on whether political endorsements sway voters enough to compel a "yes" - but they can affect public opnion.


Related Topix: US News, The Data Company, Law, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, US Politics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Lafayette, LA

Why Republicans Should Never Play Nice with Democrats

Democrats routinely deride Republicans as extremists bent on coarsening the discourse. In January 2014, in the same interview in which he infamously claimed that ISIS was a "jayvee" team, President Obama blamed conservative media for polarizing the country: The issue has been the inability of my message to penetrate the Republican base so that they feel persuaded that I'm not the caricature that you see on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, but I'm somebody who is interested in solving problems and is pretty practical, and that, actually, a lot of the things we've put in place worked better than people might think.


Related Topix: US News, Rush Limbaugh, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Scott Walker, US Governors

Grist Magazine

This green Tea Party star is fighting for solar

Debbie Dooley is not a tree-hugger - in fact she bills herself as a radical right-wing grandmother, and she is a founding member of the national Tea Party and a leader of the Atlanta Tea Party. But Dooley is also an outspoken proponent of distributed solar generation and other forms of renewable distributed energy.


Related Topix: US News, Energy, Georgia Power

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Advocacy Group Shines Spotlight On Carolyn Cosby's Finances

A group formed to promote ethics in government is raising questions about the financial history of Carolyn Cosby, the independent candidate in the county commission chair race for the Nov. 4 general election, and whether that would negatively impact her ability to manage the county's ledger. Cherokee-based Conservatives For Ethical Government on Friday held a press conference in downtown Canton calling into question Cosby's ethical standards as well as her financial history.


Related Topix: Cherokee County, GA, Canton, GA, US News, Ball Ground, GA, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Redmond Reporter

Celis aligns himself with political heavyweights | The Petri Dish

Republican Pedro Celis needs a spark for his congressional campaign and hopes it will come from two men who helped a Tea Party-backed candidate unseat U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Zachary Werrell and Gray Delany were the only paid staffers on the campaign team of Republican David Brat, who defeated Cantor in Virginia's June primary.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Suzan DelBene, Opinion

The Globe and Mail

Sarah Palin's family involved in Alaska brawl, witnesses say

Several witnesses said trouble started when Track Palin, Sarah Palin's son, confronted a former boyfriend of his sister Willow and a fight broke out Several witnesses said trouble started when Track Palin, Sarah Palin's son, confronted a former boyfriend of his sister Willow and a fight broke out It began as a birthday party that drew local snowmobile racers, construction workers and other long-time Alaskans last Saturday night. It turned into a brawl with members of Sarah Palin's family in the centre of it, according to witnesses.


Related Topix: US Governors, Sarah Palin, Alaska, Alaska Government, US News, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate

Daily Kos

"Freedom Partners" is hardly 'Free' -- Just ask Charles and David

Sorry Dr. Wehby -- most NW 'locals' are just not that into corporate carpet-baggers promoting their own agenda , in our state's Senate contest ... , confirmed Friday that it has canceled all the television ad time it had reserved in October to influence Oregon's U.S. Senate race. Freedom Partners ' nonprofit affiliate has strongly criticized incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley in TV ads throughout August, providing a big outside boost to the campaign of GOP challenger Monica Wehby .


Related Topix: TV Advertising, US Politics, US News, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Democrat

What Scott Brown must do to win in New Hampshire

After winning the 2010 special election for U.S. Senator in Massachusetts over Martha Coakley, Scott Brown was a political rock star almost instantly. For about 15 minutes.


Related Topix: Scott Brown, US News, US Senate, Republican, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, US Politics, Barack Obama, Abortion

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

TEA Party Patriots To Meet Sept. 23

Jeff Piazza, Republican candidate for Chautauqua County Family Court judge, relayed his credentials to members.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama

CBS Local

Reality Check: Jeff Johnson And The Tea Party

"I'm a teacher, but I'm also a mom," said Laura Livermore, who is featured in one of the ads. "That's why I'm so worried about tea party Republican Jeff Johnson."


Related Topix: US News


A constitutional amendment to take Big Money out of politics dies quietly

This week the U.S. Senate considered a constitutional amendment that would have allowed Congress and state legislatures to limit the power of money in politics. The debate was not much covered in the media because the outcome was so predictable.


Related Topix: US News, Occupy Wall Street, US Supreme Court, ACLU

Tea Party Targets an Agency that Actually Reduces the Deficit

I'm a former newspaper and wire service reporter -- for USA Today and Scripps Howard News Service I'm also a speechwriter, at the U.S. State Department, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Investment Company Institute, and the Embassy of South Korea in Washington. I worked for the Korean Embassy while the Korean government was trying to win ratification of a free trade agreement with the U.S. I have been immersed in trade policy for years.


Related Topix: US News, Heritage Foundation, Charitable Organizations

Business Journal

Former Maricopa County prosecutor turned conservative talk show host sanctioned over investments

A former criminal prosecutor turned conservative talk show host and Tea Party advocate has been ordered by state regulators to pay $79,000 in restitution and fined $20,000 for selling unregistered investment contracts and then allegedly only investing half of investor funds. Shane Krauser previously worked for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.


Related Topix: Maricopa County, AZ, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

The Progressive

James O'Keefe Cronies Unveiled in Attempted Sting on CMD

As Tea Party sentiment swept the country a few years ago, the media saw a new brood of young Republicans. Smooth and confident but also prone to anger and aggression, these budding " rock stars " of the movement held prominent positions in campus organizations bankrolled by the GOP.


Related Topix: US News, Gay/Lesbian, Liberal Political News

Daily Kos

Taxpayer March on Washington, 12 September 2009

Five years ago today, I wandered downtown along storied Pennsylvania Avenue to observe and document " the largest gathering of fiscal conservatives ever held in Washington, D.C., " the Freedom Works- and Heartland Institute-sponsored Taxpayer March on Washington , a.k.a. the 9/12 Tea Party . Follow me below the Great Orange Curlicue of Unconstitutional Fascist Dictatorship for a series of photographs from that event helpfully captioned and described, with a humble and timely rant on the subject of GOTV.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, US News, US National Parks, Washington Monument, Liberal Political News

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Intermountain Jewish News

Jewish caucus in Congress shrinks

From 31 in 2009 to a likely 19 in January, the unofficial Jewish caucus in the US House of Representatives is shrinking fast. Jewish lawmakers have traditionally been the first stop for Jewish lobbyists seeking inroads for their issues, including Israel, the social safety net, and keeping church and state separate.


Related Topix: US News, Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat, Gary Ackerman, Nita Lowey