Elaine Marshall, Senate Candidate in North Carolina, Calls for Alan Simpson’s Firing

By: Thursday August 26, 2010 3:35 pm

Today’s the day of Democrats calling for firings, I guess. On top of Tom Perriello wanting Tim Geithner to step down, Elaine Marshall, the Senate candidate who is close to even in polls against Republican incumbent Richard Burr in North Carolina, announced in a speech today that Alan Simpson should resign as co-chair of the deficit commission.

Obama Can’t Control His Generals – Time for Congress to Step in

By: Monday August 16, 2010 6:30 pm

If President Obama is too weak to preserve our civilian-military order, then Congress is obligated to enforce its Constitutional authority over the power of war.

Talk of Senate Rules Reform Hangs Over Netroots Nation

By: Saturday July 24, 2010 7:52 am

Amid the frustration of a sidelined policy agenda despite large majorities in both houses of Congress, attendees and policymakers at Netroots Nation turned to procedural reform as a way to break the deadlock and bring some accountability back to the legislative branch.

SC, NC, MS, UT Primary Runoff Liveblog – Part One

By: Tuesday June 22, 2010 5:20 pm

Tonight features primary runoff elections in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Mississippi. There is also a primary in Utah, but thanks to their convention selection process that can select or weed out candidates (Bob Bennett was defeated in that process, for example), it has some similarities to a runoff election. Mississippi has very little going on, so the big events of the night are the GOP governor’s race in SC, the Dem Senate race in NC, and the GOP primary in UT. For a preview of the night’s races click here and you can find update election results at Politico.

Today’s Elections Feature Runoffs in NC, SC, MS; Primary in UT

By: Tuesday June 22, 2010 8:20 am

Primary runoffs feature today in North Carolina, South Carolina and Mississippi. Utah also hosts a primary, but it is similar to a runoff, thanks to a dual convention/primary system that eliminates many candidates at the convention. Here’s a run-down of the races and expected outcomes.

NC Sen: Endangered Burr Neck-and-Neck with Likely Dem Opponent, Says New Poll

By: Tuesday May 11, 2010 12:25 pm

For a long time, Richard Burr (R-NC) has been viewed as the most endangered incumbent Republican Senator, and the news for him has just gotten worse. A new PPP poll has him statistically tied with likely Democratic challenger, North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall.

North Carolina’s Burr Hands Election Issue to Opponents, Votes Against Short-Term UI Extension

By: Wednesday March 3, 2010 7:15 pm

It’s simply amazing that Burr would gift-wrap this vote for his opponents in a year when he’s facing difficult re-election prospects.

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