The American public doesn't seem to be all that worked up over Ebola, with 70 percent confident the federal government can prevent an outbreak and a majority—54 percent—saying the government is doing a good job now. Well, Republicans just can't have that. Show More Summary
You usually don't find much agreement between two rival political campaigns, but both Democrats and Republicans acknowledge two things about the Maine gubernatorial race: The contest is tight, and the supporters of left-leaning independent Eliot Cutler will decide if Republican Gov. Show More Summary
Leading Off: • FL-Gov: Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist are close in most polls, but you wouldn't know it from this Republican Party of Florida ad. The spot features Crist being asked about donations he received from strip club owners, with Crist saying he won't return it. Show More Summary
Below you will find a definitive list of police protest songs from 1964 until today. As unlisted songs are identified or produced, we will add to this list. Detailed annotations are forthcoming. Many brilliant and painful songs, which...Show More Summary
The Republican National Committee has a VERY SCARY new ad up attempting to "nationalize" the election, which is shorthand for making you forget that the Republican candidate running in your state or district has been making an ass of...Show More Summary
Weiland has vocally opposed the pipeline for economic, energy security and environmental reasons—a stance many politicians have been afraid to take, especially in energy-dominated states like South Dakota. The post Meet The Only South Dakota Senate Candidate Who’s Not Afraid To Oppose The Keystone Pipeline appeared first on ThinkProgress.
David Perdue, a former CEO and the Republican nominee for Senate in Georgia, has a lady problem—at least according to recent polls, which show Democrat Michelle Nunn ahead with women voters in this toss-up election. In a Sunday night...Show More Summary
Though Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) said, "I support bipartisan commonsense immigration reform," she has not always backed pro-immigration reform policies. The post ‘Friends Don’t Deport Friends’: DREAMers Interrupt Democratic Senator At Campaign Event appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Democrat Mike Michaud Leading Off: • ME-Gov: On behalf of the League of Conservation Voters, PPP takes another look at the Pine Tree State's gubernatorial contest and finds what most recent polls have found: A close and unpredictable contest between Republican Gov. Show More Summary
Can’t find a word about it on MSNBC or NBCNews.com, nothing on CBSNews.com or ABCNews.com. There’s nothing on Daily Kos, or Talking Points Memo, or Thinkprogress.org or anywhere else that I can find in the non-wingnut media. But I’ve seen the video. Here’s what UPI reports. Hillary Clinton was in Boston on Friday showing [...]
Muppet Labs -- Ghost Hunt. It is not just Muppet Labs that are looking for ghosts. We all are. The ghost of our democracy. The ghost of our Constitution and its protections. The ghost of an independent press. The ghosts of elected officials enacting the will of the people. Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings As you may have seen, we haven't been posting much lately. Suffice it to say, we've been busy, and preoccupied with other things. But we'll try to keep up the blogging now and then, so stay tuned -- and, you never know, we may turn our collective attention back to this blog before too long. Show More Summary
Leading Off: • CO-Gov: The DGA has two spots (here and here). The first attacks Republican Bob Beauprez over secession, which is not something you see every day. The narrator reads a Beauprez quote, where the candidate supports several...Show More Summary
Sen. Shaheen can't believe her ears, either. This has been a rough week for Scott Brown on the debate front. On Tuesday, he had to try to explain why he thinks ISIS is poised at the border with Mexico, ready to attack. He failed. He also brought down the house, and not in a supportive way, when he tried to claim native New Hampshire cred. Show More Summary
Democrat Mike Michaud On behalf of the League of Conservation Voters, PPP takes another look at the Pine Tree State's gubernatorial contest and finds what most recent polls have found: A close and unpredictable contest between Republican Gov. Show More Summary
Racial chants and banana throwing are commonplace in Russian stadiums. But not much is being done about it as Russia prepares to host the World Cup in 2018, as a recent match shows. The post As Russian World Cup Looms, Soccer’s Governing Bodies Do Little To Address Racism appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Leading Off: • IA-Sen: The pro-GOP U.S. Chamber of Commerce has usually produced decent ads starring a Red State-friendly celebrity (see their KY-Sen one below). But this new one has one of the stupidest commercials I've seen in a very long time. Show More Summary
There's a good reason for Bruce Rauner's deer-in-headlights look. Bruce Rauner, chairman of R8 Capital Partners and the former chairman of the private equity firm GTCR, based in Chicago, is running on his business record as the Republican candidate to unseat Illinois Gov. Show More Summary
The Oregonian chose not to endorse in the state's U.S. Senate race between Democrat Merkley and Republican Wehby.