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Mini-Super Tuesday Wrap Up

May 18, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

It was a bad night to be an establishment politician and a good night to be a progressive Democrat. On Tuesday, four states -- Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Oregon and Arkansas -- held congressional primaries, and in all the big races pitting D.C.-insider candidates against grassroots-supported "outsiders," the insiders lost or did worse than anyone expected. Here's a quick rundown of what went down.

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It's a common refrain from Republicans in the year since the $787 billion stimulus became law: trash it in public but accept or even beg for the money for their districts in private.

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Two liberal House members yesterday triggered what could be a “nuclear option” in dealing with the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision: a constitutional amendment.

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Congress Links

February 2, 2010 - by Eric Naing

Despite being a slow day in Congress, it was a busy day on Capitol Hill. Here's a look at what you might have missed: Sen. John Kerry [D, MA] has joined Sen. Arlen Specter [D, PA] in calling for a constitutional amendment in response to the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision lifting limits on corporate cash in campaigns. (The Hill) A group of centrist Senate Democrats including Sen. Jim Webb [D, VA], Sen. Mary Landrieu [D, LA], Sen. Ben Nelson [D, NE] and Sen. Blanche Lincoln [D, AR] ...

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Congress Reacts To The Citizens United Case

January 25, 2010 - by Eric Naing

Last week's Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United case allowing direct corporate spending on elections could drastically change how elections in this country play out. Now Democrats in Congress are brainstorming ways to react to the decision.

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Souter Retirement and the Senate

May 1, 2009 - by Avelino Maestas

In a surprise move, Associate Supreme Court Justice David Souter may announce today he will seek retirement following the current court session. President would then make his first appointment to the court just six months into his first term. It will also bring a possible confirmation fight to Congress as early as June or July.

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