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  • 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......
  • Obama's Keystone State concern

     
    by Mike Memoli In a piece on the White House's midterm strategy, Peter Nicholas and Christi Parsons noted that in a state like Pennsylvania, Democrats were concerned that the president could be a negative this fall. "His numbers are low,......
  • Specter on Kagan: 'She did just enough'

     
    by Colby Itkowitz Sen. Arlen Specter says that although Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's "did little to undo the impression that nominating hearings are little more than a charade," he will support her. Although Specter famously opposed Robert Bork to....
  • Graham voting yes on Kagan nomination

     
    (UPDATE: The panel has now formally approved the Kagan nomination, sending it to the full Senate. David Savage's full report available here.) by Mike Memoli Again breaking with his party on a Supreme Court vote, Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) announced........
  • Why the election of a short-term replacement senator will matter

     
    Derided as silly, goofy and unnecessary, the special election to fill out the last two months of the seat now held by temporary Sen. Roland Burris stands to make at least some difference for the winner. Smart money says the......