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  • Alabama: Parker Griffith Can't Win

     
    by James Oliphant Cautionary tale for all you ambitious politicos out there: Don't switch parties unless you are convinced it's the only way to win. On Tuesday night, Rep. Parker Griffith of Alabama, who jumped from the Democratic Party to......
  • WH spoke of job with Colo candidate

     
    by James Oliphant The White House confirmed early Thursday that an aide to President Obama spoke to Andrew Romanoff, a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Colorado, about a possible administration job. But spokesman Robert Gibbs said that no offer......
  • 'Have I got a job for you?' -- the sequel

     
    The revelation that the Obama administration may have floated the idea of a job to a second candidate it wanted to sideline doubles its embarrassment over the Joe Sestak affair. But does it strengthen the case for a criminal investigation, either by a...
  • 'Clearing the field': Crime or good politics?

     
    by James Oliphant The White House confirmed Thursday that an aide had dangled the prospect of a government job in front of another contender for the Senate -- prompting Republicans to call for a criminal investigation. Democrats, however, maintained that....
  • Did Bill Clinton leave a number when he called Joe Sestak about that Obama job offer?

     
    Sestak won the Democrat primary, but now he's trailing Republican Pat Toomey in the general election....
  • Barbara Boxer primary opponent announces 3 Obama job bribes he'd accept to drop his challenge

     
    Mickey Kaus' hopeless bid to unseat the three-term incumbent does win attention for his mocking offer....
  • Weekly remarks: Michael Steele on the Sestak job offer; Obama on the oil spill

     
    Republicans attack over the offer of taxpayer jobs to Democratic politicians to abandon primary challenges. And Democrat list their many efforts to combat the nation's worst oil spill ever....
  • Voters sending mixed messages

     
    by Janet Hook and Kathleen Hennessey Amid a volatile election cycle dominated by the disgruntled voter, incumbent politicians shared a brief moment of hope as they watched some of their own escape career-ending losses. It was very brief. The results......
  • GOP renew call for probe of WH job offers

     
    by Michael Muskal Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday again called for an independent investigation into the White House actions in trying to protect incumbent senators facing tough Democratic primaries. In a letter to Atty. Gen....
  • Weekend Wrap: Kagan in profile

     
    Here's a look at what you may have missed while fretting over the U.S. World Cup defeat this weekend. * The DC bureau team covering Elena Kagan's confirmation process has a must-read profile of the Supreme Court nominee. The confirmation......
  • Elena Roberts?

     
    He didn't appear with her for a photo op, but a prominent Republican lawyer has helped Elena Kagan prepare for her Supreme Court confirmation hearings. His name is John G. Roberts Jr. The chief justice's influence is obvious in the way Kagan parries...
  • Capitol no pathway to the statehouse

     
    by Mike Memoli The headline from Tuesday's primary and run-off elections last night was South Carolina state Rep. Nikki Haley's victory in the GOP gubernatorial primary runoff. With a nod to the history her candidacy represents and in recognition of......