Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed a law approving the use of medical marijuana. His signature makes Delaware the 16th state (plus Washington, DC) to approve the medical use of marijuana.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday November 2, 2010 5:51 pm|
Blanche Lincoln’s loss was immediately called in Arkansas. John Boozman gave the second pickup for Republicans of the night, though two others were held off. John Raese has lost to Joe Manchin in West Virginia, and Linda McMahon lost to Richard Blumenthal in Connecticut. Republicans held Georgia, New Hampshire and North Carolina Senate seats, the [...]
|By: David Dayen Wednesday June 23, 2010 2:45 pm|
In a statement, Lincoln’s spokeswoman said she wanted to make sure “no Arkansas bank—no matter its owner—is punished”. Why does raising capital requirements constitute punishment? Aren’t Arkansas families punished when leverage goes up and risk enters the system and banks fail, rippling through the economy and causing the kind of deep recession we saw in the 2008 period? Lincoln’s claim that she just wants to protect local banks that didn’t destroy the economy – ridiculous on its face, because the market for riskier securities could easily flow down to banks with looser regulatory requirements – doesn’t match her actions.
|By: Jason Rosenbaum Monday June 21, 2010 1:40 pm|
A lot has been said and I’m sure a lot more will be said on the primary challenge Bill Halter mounted against Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas, a primary challenge I was glad to help work on. In the lessons learned category, I recommend Jane’s post, which goes through a history of intentional primary challenges we often forget and gives an overview of what outside groups can learn when engaging in these tactics.
In trying to identify exactly what went on in Arkansas I’ve been taking a close look at the numbers and I’ve come to a few conclusions. I’ll lay out the full set of numbers here as well so folks can draw their own.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday June 11, 2010 11:30 am|
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: Jon Walker Tuesday June 8, 2010 7:55 pm|
Tonight is one of the biggest election nights this cycle with primaries in 11 states and one special election in Georgia. For a full list of poll closing times look here, and for a summary of what to watch for tonight, look here. You can find a live update of election results on Politico. You can find part one of FDL’s primary liveblog here, and part two here.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday June 8, 2010 4:30 pm|
Tonight is one of the biggest election nights this cycle with primaries in 11 states in one special election in Georgia.
|By: Michael Whitney Tuesday June 8, 2010 11:57 am|
After Garland County, Arkansas closed 40 of its 42 polling places for today’s runoff election, voters who wanted to vote early were turned away all week. Now, on Election Day, the full extent of the county’s boneheaded decision to make it more difficult for residents to vote is coming to bear with “long lines and parking problems.”
|By: Blue Texan Tuesday June 8, 2010 10:30 am|
Hey, Blanche kicked off her campaign by doing a little dance on the grave of the public option, so at least she’s consistent.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday June 8, 2010 9:55 am|
It’s hard to know whether the New York Time’s content or the timing of the piece are more suspect, but appearing as it does on a hotly contested election day it does not rise to the level of responsible journalism.