WATCH: Matthews to Bachmann, "Are You in a Trance?"

MSNBC had a large and boisterous team covering the election results last night, with Eugene Robinson. Lawrence O'Donnell, Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow sitting in a row, each providing his or her own colorful commentary.

Date: Wed, 11/03/2010 - 02:50

Reid Hangs On, Oklahoma Rejects Sharia Law: Racist Fearmongering's Mixed Day At the Ballot-Box

Ballot measures and attack ads denigrating Muslims and drumming up fear had some unfortunate measure of success last night, but this kind of nasty strategy did not make a difference across the board.

Date: Wed, 11/03/2010 - 02:32

Opposing Health Reform Can't Save the Disappearing Blue Dogs

Say bye, bye to the Blue Dogs.

While many Democratic congresspeople in the "Blue Dog" centrist block took a harder line on health reform (remember Bart Stupak?) in order to cling on to power and popularity in their volatile, conservative districts, it wasn't enough to save them last night -- or it was the wrong decision to begin with. Very few Blue Dogs were able  to get elected after two successive Democratic waves which brought them into congress in high numbers.

Date: Wed, 11/03/2010 - 01:42

Rand Paul Wins: What Does It Mean?

Tea party Republican candidate Rand Paul has won the Kentucky US Senate race. Throughout the campaign, Democrat Jack Conway occasionally seemed to come almost within striking distance, but ultimately Conway, the state attorney general, was unable to overcome a bad year for Democrats in an increasingly red state. The real nail-biter now is how politically extreme Paul will be once he's in the Senate.

Date: Tue, 11/02/2010 - 13:18

Thanks to Grassroots, Big Oil's Prop 23 Looks to Be Headed for Defeat in CA

Last night Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared, "The San Francisco Giants defeated the Texas Rangers tonight, just like California voters are going to defeat the attempts of dirty Texas oil companies to undo our clean energy laws at the polls tomorrow." And it looks like indeed, Californians will have another reason to celebrate. 

Date: Tue, 11/02/2010 - 11:38

Break-In at Dem Campaign Office; Fox News Excited to Find a "New Black Panther" Member

HuffPo's Amanda Terkel reports that someone broke into the campaign office of Rep. Tom Perriello, D-Virginia, and stole materials prepared for precinct walkers, apparently in an attempt to mislead traditional Dem voters about the location of their polling places.

Date: Tue, 11/02/2010 - 10:44

Dirty Tricks: Robo-Call Tells Voters They Need Proof of Home Ownership to Vote 'On Wednesday'

Over the weekend, Kansas voters received mysterious phone calls claiming to be informing them of the proper way to vote. The calls, which appear to be exclusive to voters within the state of Kansas, tell voters that they need to “bring their voter registration card and proof of home-ownership to the polls” when they open on Wednesday, November 3 — one day after the actual election.

Date: Tue, 11/02/2010 - 08:57

Report: Tea Partiers Harrasing Black College Students at South Carolina Polls

Under the Bush administration, the Department of Justice went on a full-court press to unearth voter fraud. They found a grand total of 26 proven cases between 2002 and 2006. That's right -- out of hundreds of millions of votes cast in those three election cycles, there were "five individuals who could not vote because of felony convictions, 14 non-citizens, and five who voted twice in the same election," according to Columbia University scholar Lorraine Minnite.

Date: Tue, 11/02/2010 - 08:39

David Brooks Rolls Out Silly GOP Talking Point that Businesses Aren't Hiring Because of "Uncertainty"

In his latest column, David Brooks, the cuddly and oh-so-sensible New York Times-quality conservative, floats what Jonathan Chait calls "the single most vapid republican talking point of the last two years."

Date: Tue, 11/02/2010 - 08:00