All Things Considered, Now Is a Good Time for Democratic Senators to Retire

By: Saturday May 14, 2011 4:00 pm

The announcement by Sen. Herb Kohl (WI) that he will not be seeking re-election makes him the sixth member of the Democratic caucus that has chosen not to run again this year. With Democrats forced to defend 23 of the 33 senate seats up in 2012, the loss of the incumbent advantage in another race is a minor setback for the party as it hopes to retain control of the Senate in 2012.

 

Obama’s Intelligence Leaders: For GAO Oversight Before They Were Against It

By: Wednesday March 17, 2010 7:15 pm

Obama’s two intelligence heads, Leon Panetta and Dennis Blair, supported GAO oversight of intelligence activities before–presumably–they supported yesterday’s veto threat of GAO oversight.

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