What’s on your mind tonight?
|By: watertiger Tuesday March 31, 2009 8:00 pm|
Who’d thunk that Ann Coulter could alienate the Far Far Right?!
|By: Gregg Levine Tuesday March 31, 2009 6:33 pm|
OK, I will confess, it doesn’t quite feel like November where I am, but in Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Greene, Ostego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties, there is a touch of autumn in the air. As we’ve been discussing here in recent weeks, there was a special election to fill the seat vacated by now-Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, with Scott Murphy trying to hold the seat for the Democrats, and Jim Tedisco trying to get this majority R district back into the other column.
As we reported earlier today, Tedisco has his own case of the jitters. This district should be a cakewalk for a Republican, but Obama and Gillibrand won this district with ample breathing room in November, and the missteps of Tedisco and his national GOP brethren haven’t helped. Indeed, it appears Tedisco is expecting the worst, having filed a motion to prevent his opponent from being certified the winner—and doing so over 11 hours before the polls had closed.
|By: emptywheel Tuesday March 31, 2009 4:33 pm|
Dick Durbin and Sheldon Whitehouse want to know why the Office of Professional Responsibility gave OLC a chance to review their report on John Yoo’s and Steven Bradbury’s torture memos.
|By: Phoenix Woman Tuesday March 31, 2009 3:30 pm|
The Election Contest Court has ruled that the remaining contested absentee ballots will be counted on April 7, starting at 9:30 am Central Time. Whoever is ahead at the end of the count will be declared the winner of the 2008 election for what used to be Norm Coleman’s (and Paul Wellstone’s) Senate seat. Norm will of course appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court (and will take his sweet time doing so — he has ten days to make his appeal), but it’s getting closer to the end here. Once the Minnesota Soops deep-six Norm, that’s it.
|By: Gregg Levine Tuesday March 31, 2009 2:32 pm|
While campaign lawyers often pre-file papers for simple vote protection, Tedisco’s motion goes much, much further.
|By: Phoenix Woman Tuesday March 31, 2009 1:30 pm|
Just when you thought the financial meltdown would have ended once and for all the notion of killing off Social Security and handing out its dismembered pieces to brokerage firms eager to get their hands on its cash so they can charge you twenty times the overhead costs on your retirement money, the Washington Post runs yet another scare story that reads like an AEI talking-points sheet.
|By: Gregg Levine Tuesday March 31, 2009 12:26 pm|
Republican Jim Tedisco may be running for the House in a district where Republicans outnumber Democratic voters by some 70,000, but with the polls closing in a matter of hours, Tedisco’s campaign is prepping for a loss.
An electoral loss, anyway.
|By: emptywheel Tuesday March 31, 2009 11:45 am|
The banksters, in an attempt to distance themselves from what happened to the Big 2.5 yesterday, are claiming their business model is still viable. I’m not so convinced.
|By: Blue Texan Tuesday March 31, 2009 10:30 am|
So that means Obama’s must be totally hated unpopular now, right?