Anti-Gay Religious Right Groups Unseat Judges Who Voted for Same-Sex Marriage in Iowa

Three Iowa judges who voted to legalize same-sex marriage lost their jobs yesterday, after national anti-gay groups pumped thousands of dollars into a campaign to unseat them. 

Date: Wed, 11/03/2010 - 06:38

Zero African-American Senators, And What That Means To The Tea Party

It's been quite an election for African-Americans in Congress, and let's just say it hasn't been all that progressive. In the biggest blow: only six African-Americans have served in the Senate in history, and after Illinois appointee Roland Burris' term runs out in January 2011, the number will siphon back down to zero.

Date: Wed, 11/03/2010 - 06:22

Michele Bachmann Angles to Become #3 GOPer in House

Let the crazy times roll: 

Bachmann ready for leadership run

Date: Wed, 11/03/2010 - 05:48

5 Most Terrifying Congresspeople Elected Last Night

About a week ago, Salon ran an interesting item, headlined, "The 10 most terrifying would-be congressmen." I put it aside with a little note to myself: "Check to see how many of these nutjobs actually win."

The answer: half of them.

Date: Wed, 11/03/2010 - 05:37

Election 2010: Revenge of the Grannies

Last night, older, whiter Americans told the rest of us to get the Hell off of their lawn, and today we have the biggest GOP margin in the House in a generation.

Date: Wed, 11/03/2010 - 05:16

Pundits Loved Boehner's Tears, But Imagine if Pelosi Had Cried

Last night, when making his victory speech celebrating a broad swatch of Republican wins, soon-to-be Speaker of the House John Boehner shed a tear or two, much to the fascination and delight of many (non-MSNBC) pundits watching.

Date: Wed, 11/03/2010 - 04:36

Sharron Angle's Losing Anti-Media Blackout Strategy

Sharron Angle's hostility towards the media held on until the very end. Early election day, the Nevada candidate appeared on a conservative radio show to lambaste journalists once again, this time because she was–gasp–approached by a reporter at the airport. "We need to bring back the professionalism into reporting, and I think that when we have an opportunity to teach a lesson, we should," she told a conservative talk show host.

Date: Wed, 11/03/2010 - 04:26

Voters Chose Angry Candidates, But (Mostly) Rejected Incompetent Ones

Robin Marty over at Care2makes the case that even though being a Washington outsider was a major badge of pride among the Tea Party crowd, voters largely rejected the most inexperienced, unqualified candidates in big-ticket races.

Date: Wed, 11/03/2010 - 04:25

George W. Bush: Kanye West Criticism Worst Moment of My Presidency

It's the moment we've all been waiting for: George W. Bush has finally come forward with what he considers the “most disgusting” moment of his presidency. And while one might expect this big reveal to involve virtually anything regarding the wars he began in Iraq and Afghanistan, the nation's worst natural disaster in history, or even 9/11, Bush's regrets are far more focused than such macro events.

Date: Wed, 11/03/2010 - 03:24

Latest Results: Democrats Clinging to Slim Margins in Late-Breaking Senate Races

Three hotly-contested senate races remain undecided, but as the results trickle in there's cause for some comfort and hope for Democrats, as of 9:30 this morning, Eastern time.

Date: Wed, 11/03/2010 - 03:20