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  • Voters' discontent rings loud and clear

     
    Five-term Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, standing with his wife Joan, concedes defeat in Philadelphia Tuesday evening. (EPA/Chris Gardner) by Mark Z. Barabak Delivering a powerful message of discontent, voters Tuesday swept out veteran Sen. Arlen...
  • The meaning of Specter’s loss

     
    Newspapers and blogs are full of analysis on the reasons Pennsylvania Democrats sent five-term U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter packing in the party's primary. Was it a referendum on Barack Obama, as some believe? Was it a sign of Democrats' distrust of Specter,...
  • Three strikes for Arlen Specter

     
    Sen. Arlen Specter is driven away after his defeat in the Pennsylvania Democratic U.S. Senate primary Tuesday. (AP/Carolyn Kaster) by Janet Hook and Seema Mehta In a year where the entire political establishment is being challenged by rank-and-file...
  • GOP suffers blow in bid to regain seats

     
    Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul was interviewed last night on Rachel Maddow's program. A year ago he announced his political ambitions on the same program. by Mark Z.......
  • Sarah Palin on ‘Fox News Sunday’ this weekend

     
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be a guest on this weekend's “Fox News Sunday” and will weigh in on this week's elections. The other guests will be the two political party chiefs: Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Michael Steele. “...
  • Senate passes financial overhaul

     
    An exuberant Sen. Chris Dodd is flanked by Sens. Harry Reid and Dick Durbin, with Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Warner in the background, after the Senate passed a sweeping regulatory overhaul bill Thursday night. (Getty/Mark Wilson) by Janet......
  • Bill Clinton was White House conduit to Sestak in failed bid to save Specter. Next, Bill tries to rescue Blanche Lincoln (Updated)

     
    Full text of White House counsel Robert Bauer's memo absolving the Obama administration of any wrongdoing in discussions of jobs to lure him out of his successful Senate primary challenge of Arlen Specter....
  • The Sestak anticlimax

     
    So the Obama administration did offer Rep. Joe Sestak a job to drop out of a Democratic primary race against Sen. Arlen Specter. And the offer came from Bill Clinton! But it wasn’t a good job, like secretary of the Navy. No, Sestak’s consolation prize...
  • 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....