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GOP faces House loss after incumbent loses primary, nominee branded ‘foreclosure king’

 House Democrats are not expected to make big gains in the midterms, but they are optimistic about winning a Republican-held seat in Michigan in the aftermath of a nasty GOP primary in which a “foreclosure king” defeated an incumbent portrayed as a “Santa Claus impersonator.” Lawyer and businessman Dave Trott trounced incumbent Rep. Kerry Bentivolio […] Read More →

Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

 The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo identification in order to cast ballots. […] Read More →

Hillary Clinton Attempts to Rescue Alison Lundergan Grimes

 National Democrats have gone tepid on her. Progressive groups are attacking her. Latino leaders are condemning her campaign. But there’s at least one powerful force in the Democratic Party sticking by Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes: Hillary Clinton. A day after the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced plans to pull its Kentucky television ads, Clinton came […] Read More →

Dems pull back in Kentucky Senate race, as Grimes faces grumbling from the left

 Democratic Party honchos are pulling back on their support of Alison Lundergan Grimes, the groomed candidate who represented the party’s best hope for unseating Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, after spending $2 million on the race, went off the air Tuesday, while a separate Democratic campaign group reportedly […] Read More →

The Whiteness Project will make you wince. Because white people can be rather awful

You’ve never seen privilege quite like this: ‘You can’t even talk about fried chicken or Kool-Aid without wondering if someone’s going to get offended’.  White and black Americans see race from radically different perspectives, to the point that the white, world-saving New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has rung the alarm that “whites just don’t […] Read More →

Wendy Davis defends wheelchair ad in Texas race

 Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Monday defended her campaign television ad that highlights opponent Greg Abbott’s use of a wheelchair, denying that it exploits his disability while attacking his record. “This ad is about one thing and one thing only: It is about Greg Abbott’s hypocrisy,” Davis said at a news conference in […] Read More →

Toyota unveils 2015 Camry for NASCAR competition

 Toyota unveiled a remodeled Camry it will race next season, and the street version was the designated pace car for the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Toyota is the first manufacturer to move to an updated version of its race car. It closely resembles the 2015 Camry consumers can purchase. […] Read More →

Clinton, Christie lend clout to Pennsylvania race

 Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made dueling pitches Thursday in Pennsylvania’s race for governor, appealing to voters in a state that could factor into potential 2016 presidential campaigns. Clinton implored Pennsylvania Democrats to back Tom Wolf’s gubernatorial campaign in large numbers, warning against complacency despite his large […] Read More →