Washington Dems Put AK Race In Play At Last Minute

Washington Democrats are raising funds to go on the offensive in the endgame of the three-way Alaska Senate race. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), the arm of the Democratic Party tasked with electing Democrats to the Senate, released an email Saturday to raise $175,000 to support Democrat Scott McAdams’ … Continue reading

Capitol Idea: The Election You’re Probably Not Watching — But Should

Perhaps it’s a matter of being long-overshadowed by another certain small blue state to the north whose name also begins with the letter “M.” But Maryland seldom is recognized for its political cadre. Which is a shame, really, because the Free State is home to more than its share of … Continue reading

New Ad Targets Obama For His Assist To Endangered House Democrat

A conservative group is promising that when he travels to Virginia Friday to campaign for Democratic Rep. Tom Perriello, President Obama will be greeted by a new attack ad. Obama is scheduled to arrive in Charlottesville to stump for the endangered freshman, who has supported many key points of the … Continue reading

Capitol Idea: Seeking New Unity In A Place Of Historical Disunity

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Watching charming, autumn-tinted scenery roll by driving the rural highways of this corner of Adams County, you could think yourself anywhere in rural America. Further, the campaign signs that read: “PRO TAX RELIEF PRO JOBS” are indicative merely of a rightward tilt pervasive across the nation as … Continue reading

Special Prosecutor Sought To Probe Funding Of Attack Ad Onslaught

An organization that describes itself as an election watchdog coalition is formally seeking appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the torrent of money used to fund attack ads aimed at influencing the coming midterm elections. The letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, and dated on Monday, is the highest-level … Continue reading

The Politicians’ Bible: Bringing in the Receipts

by Walter and Rosemary Brasch It will be cold tonight in Pennsylvania, but that means nothing to dozens of politicians who are in their final week of a ubiquitous campaign to get a government job. There isn’t a household in Pennsylvania that has active voters that hasn’t been subjected to … Continue reading

The Protocols of the Elders of Lyin’

The methodology of the “Jew” test is simple: Substitute the stereotyped grouping’s name with the algebraic term “Jew.” If you sound like Hitler, then you probably aren’t behaving in a very good manner, logically. And, as we know, that kind of thinking leads to very bad things. Just ask the Jews. Continue reading

Capitol Idea: Republicans Should Be Careful What They Wish For

When John Boehner steps out these days for a smoke break, his thoughts probably turn to the day in January when he hopes to accept the gavel as the next speaker of the House. He’s probably not imagining, as he lights his next Camel Ultra Light, all the ways that … Continue reading

Millennial Generation’s Enthusiasm Waning as Election Draws Near, Harvard Poll Finds

A new poll indicates that President Obama has his work cut out for him as he barnstorms the country trying to rally young voters to help keep Democrats in power in the looming midterm elections. A new national poll of America’s 18-29 year-olds by Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP), located … Continue reading