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  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • McManus: The perils of political punditry

    McManus: The perils of political punditry
    Back in 2011, at the dawn of a long presidential campaign, I established a fine baseline for my credentials as a political prognosticator: I told readers that Mitt Romney's strongest challengers for the Republican nomination would be Texas Gov. Rick Perry...
  • Kirk announces support for same-sex marriage

    Kirk announces support for same-sex marriage
    WASHINGTON — Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk reversed course Tuesday and announced his support for gay marriage, entering a contentious national debate and providing potential political cover for Illinois House GOP members who may soon vote on the...
  • Reckoning With Emotions' Powerful Political Pull

    Reckoning With Emotions' Powerful Political Pull
    During Wednesday's debate on new gun laws, Sen. John Kissel rose and began a lengthy set of remarks with two anecdotes. First, the Enfield Republican spoke movingly of hugging his youngest son, Tristan, on the day of the Newtown massacre, one day before...
  • Toomey selected for new debt 'super committee'

     
    Just yesterday, during a luncheon talk in Harrisburg, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey told the crowd that he'd love to be on Congress' new so-called "super committee," but felt he was a long shot. Turns out positioning himself over seven months......
  • How to retire Dennis Kucinich or Marcy Kaptur: Put both Dems in the same Ohio district

     
    Marcy Kaptur has 11 House terms; Dennis Kucinich has eight. One of them will retire after 2012....
  • Second banana contenders, anyone?

     
    In another thread, GregJ speculates that Herman Cain and Rick Santorum are looking like "solid" vice presidential picks for whomever the GOP nominee ends up being (assuming, as I think most of us do, that it won't be Cain or......
  • Nelson’s ‘major’ speech invokes Rubio, Kennedy, Portman

     
    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., is delivering what his office says is a “major speech” to the Florida Council of 100 in Washington. The “major” news: – “The hyper-partisanship has to stop.   If it doesn’t, we...
  • Not that Romney's asking me, but...

     
    The National Journal's Michael Hirsh writes: To hear some strategists tell it, the Obama campaign is delivering payback to the GOP by attacking Mitt Romney over Bain Capital as savagely as Republican functionaries once pounded Michael Dukakis for being...
  • OpenSecrets.org profiles Rubio: solid fundraiser, solid ties

     
    In the third installment of its campaign finance profiles of potential Republican vice presidential candidates, the non-profit campaign watchdog website OpenSecrets.org today takes on U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, citing his strong ability to raise...
  • ...and his name will make folks think of dressage!

     
    Christian Science Monitor op ed contributor Jeremy D. Mayer writes, "The best pick for Romney vice president? The one no one's talking about" Speculation over Mitt Romney's pick for vice president repeats the same few names. But there’s another VP.....