Ryan Grim and Sam Stein have an excellent piece on the coordinated efforts of various groups to support Bill Halter’s challenge to Blanche Lincoln. It represents the evolution of the efforts behind the Ned Lamont and Donna Edwards races, and now that the election is over, deserves some discussion.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday June 11, 2010 11:30 am|
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday March 3, 2010 7:45 am|
Blanche Lincoln is not in the “center” of anything but K Street, and most of her money will have to be spent making people forget where it came from.
Obama, Rahm and the DSCC will do everything they can to make sure Lincoln stays in office. It’s going to be an ugly 2 months until the primary, but because liberal interest groups stormed out of the veal pen and marshaled their resources, at least Halter has a fighting chance.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday March 1, 2010 7:11 am|
We are delighted that Accountability Now’s efforts to draft Bill Halter and organize institutional support for his campaign led to his decision to enter the race. We look forward to working with the groups in Accountability Now and the people of Arkansas to support him in this race and to see him sworn in as the next Senator from Arkansas.
|By: David Dayen Thursday October 22, 2009 5:40 pm|
Karen Tumulty and Michael Scherer wrote a very depressing story about how the pharmaceutical industry got its way in the health care debate. While the public has focused on the insurance industry’s fight against reform, the drugmakers have actually spent more (about $600,000 a day), and gotten more for their money. Their deal with the White House and the Senate Finance Committee will give them extended patent protection on the most expensive drugs (12 years for biologics, rather than 5), while ensuring that past deals not to have the government bargain for lower drug prices or import cheaper drugs from foreign countries remained intact.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday September 25, 2009 7:45 am|
Jim Cooper is out of step with his district. Barack Obama won 56% of the vote in 2008 to John McCain’s 43%, so the typical Blue Dog trumpet that their corporatist-friendly vote is necessary to hold office in a heavily Republican district just doesn’t apply.
We’re launching a blog today, Cooper Uncovered, which will chronicle Cooper’s exploits on a daily basis.