The Back-Up Plan: More Made Up Deadlines and Another Fake Crisis

By: Wednesday November 21, 2012 12:05 pm

Sens. Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) have put together a bipartisan back-up plan in case a deal on the fiscal cliff can’t be reached in time. This is the same basic framework agreed to in 2011 that created the fiscal cliff to begin with.


Jamie Dimon Is Taking Your Phone Calls on Foreclosure Paperwork Problems

By: Wednesday June 13, 2012 6:30 pm

During today’s hearing, Sen. Kohl asked Jamie Dimon about constituents would call claiming that the banks often lose their documentation while claiming to be processing writedowns, refinance or other relief. Dimon said that people should just sent the problems to him personally, and he’ll take care of it. Right.

The Game Is Rigged: On Bush Tax Cuts, Obama Push Back Not What It Seems

By: Thursday December 2, 2010 11:05 am

It’s Christmas time, you bastards. People can’t feed their kids. You continue to shovel trillions of dollars at the banks. And all of you — Pelosi, Reid, Obama — you fail the test not only of leadership, but of basic human compassion. Of having any kind of a moral compass.

Late Election Updates: Bennet Wins CO Sen, Murray Up in WA; Hanabusa Gives Dems Rare House Win

By: Wednesday November 3, 2010 9:10 am

Late last night, Democratic old bull Jim Oberstar was defeated in MN-08 by Chip Cravaack. Surprisingly, the extremely flawed GOP nominee Raul Labrador managed to ride the wave and beat incumbent Walt Minnick in ID-01.

FDL’s Big Midterm Election Liveblog (Part Five): House Lost, Senate Held

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 11:06 pm

Welcome to part four of the FDL midterm election night liveblog (link to part one, part two, part three, and part four). For the most recent list of FDL’s top 108 House races to watch tonight, go here.

The Democrats have lost the House by a large margin, but thanks in part to a surprisingly strong victory for Harry Reid, Democrats will keep the control of the Senate.

Senate Visibility Helped Democrats; House Invisibility Hurt Them

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 7:40 pm

We’re seeing some interesting races in the US Senate. Alexi Giannoulias is up by about 100,000 votes in Illinois with half the vote in. Joe Sestak is up by a similar amount with half the vote in. Michael Bennet has 50,000 votes up on Joe Buck in Colorado with a quarter of the vote in. Russ Feingold is behind with 12% in, but Democrats are hopeful based on the exit polls. Right now Republicans have picked up three seats in the Senate, but there aren’t any other obvious victories out there for them. They could eventually go the GOP’s way, but right now they’re all nailbiters.

2010 Senate Races: Last PPP Polls Show GOP Gains, But Dems Keep Majority

By: Monday November 1, 2010 8:00 am

If these races break exactly as PPP polling dictates, the Democratic caucus would be reduced to only 51 members. On the other hand, if the three toss-up races each brake for the Democrat instead of the Republican, the Dem caucus would be down to 54 members–still a substatial margin by historical measures.

What if They Had an Election and Nobody Came? Undecideds’ Disdain May Lead to Voter No-Shows

By: Friday August 13, 2010 1:20 pm

It appears that “undecided” voters this year are primarily a group of people who really dislike both parties and the candidates put forth this election.

Georgia, Connecticut, Colorado and Minnesota Primary Results – Liveblog

By: Tuesday August 10, 2010 5:15 pm

We have primaries taking place in three states Colorado, Connecticut, and Minnesota. There is also a primary runoff taking place in Georgia. There is important top ticket races happening in all four states tonight. For information about all the races to watch tonight click here.

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