The Four Candidates Who Died Before Election Day -- And Won

A total of six candidates who died while campaigning appeared on the ballots in Tuesday's midterm elections. Four of them won their races.

All of the deceased candidates' deaths occurred too close to election day for their names to be removed from the ballots.

Date: Thu, 11/04/2010 - 05:02

Returning War Vets Recount Experiences in Six Word Memoirs

Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan face an amazing number of hurdles, from underemployment to health problems to post-traumatic stress disorder, and often it seems as though their issues are drowned out by the din of bureaucracy and spin.

Date: Thu, 11/04/2010 - 04:26

Watch Jon Stewart Congratulate Fox News on Re-Taking Control of the House

Fox News host Chris Wallace appeared as the guest on last night's The Daily Show, and Jon Stewart took the opportunity to ironically congratulate Wallace and the network on their big electoral victory.

The exchange made for a good laugh, but it also highlighted the truth that Republican-backed Fox News has huge sway in advancing the GOP's conservative agenda.

Date: Thu, 11/04/2010 - 04:24

Big Pharma Censors Ad Warning Women About Cancer Hormone

Last month, when Breast Cancer Action, a non-profit advocacy organization, attempted to rent a billboard in Indianapolis, they got the kibosh by every rental company in the city. The message was simple–the billboards simply read, “Eli Lilly is making us sick.Tell them to stop,” and referred to Lilly's manufacturing of recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH), which has been linked to cancer.

Date: Thu, 11/04/2010 - 04:02

With New-Found Subpoena Power, Issa Says He'll Investigate George W. Bush

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (CA), who is expected to become the co-chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has made it clear that he plans to use his new-found subpoena power to investigate President Obama for everything from his supposed ties to ACORN to "climate-gate" to his administration's response to the BP oil spill.

Date: Thu, 11/04/2010 - 03:52

Unprecedented: Outside Republican Groups Led by Rove Joined Forces to Torch Dems

"The Democrats brought a bat, and the Republicans brought a grenade." That's how Dave Levinthal, of campaign cash-tracking Center for Responsive Politics, described the dollars that flooded the right wing this election season, and the imbalance was indeed gross.

Date: Thu, 11/04/2010 - 02:02

When Will the White House Get Its Messaging Act Together?

Only minutes into his press conference, President Barack Obama committed a grave political sin: repeating -- and amplifying from the presidential podium -- the opposition’s talking point. In this case, it was the Tea Party’s accusation that the whole of the Obama agenda represents a more “intrusive” government, and one that “over-reach[ed].” Honestly, I thought my head might explode.

Date: Wed, 11/03/2010 - 12:36

Big Wins and Big Losses for the Environment

There is a lot of reason to celebrate the defeat of Prop 23 in California, which would have stalled action on California's landmark climate bill that passed a few years ago. Grassroots pressure helped to defeat Prop 23, which was largely funded by out-of-state (Texas) oil interests.

Date: Wed, 11/03/2010 - 09:39

Watch: Obama Holds Press Conference

Date: Wed, 11/03/2010 - 07:40

Big Business Makes Wish List for GOP

Now that Republicans have been propelled to victory by resentment over the nation's crippling economic problems, they can get to work making them worse by pandering to big business.

Date: Wed, 11/03/2010 - 07:21

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