Thursday, August 27, 2009

Top Stories: 8/27/09

Politico reports on the wide open field for Senate after the death of Ted Kennedy (D-MA). They call it a "once-in-a-generation opportunity" given the fact that Kennedy had served in the Senate for 46 years.

Nate Silver at explains the more subtle reasons that it will be difficult for a Republican to win the Kennedy seat.

Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) has skipped another fundraiser (the fourth time now) denying that she ever received an invitation. Interesting way to build up support for a Presidential run.

And the Huffington Post finds this video - a song written by the conservative Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) for the late Senator Kennedy.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Top Stories: 8/26/09

There's really only one story today: Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) has passed away at 77.

Visit the Huffington Post for several columns remembering the liberal lion.

Visit Politico for more stories on Senator's passing.

For Kennedy speeches, click here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Top Stories: 8/25/09

Conservatives now want to protect government-run healthcare, according to a new GOP manifesto aimed to "protect Medicare and not cut it in the name of health-care reform."

Despite that flip-flop, Lincoln Mitchell tells the Huffington Post in an interesting editorial that "if the Democrats do not pass a meaningful health care bill, with a public option it will be hard to answer the question of what the purpose of the Democratic Party is."

Nate Silver from tells pollsters how they should be surveying public opinion on healthcare reform.

Meanwhile, progressive groups are striking back on the GOP in defense of cap-and-trade. They are targeting five Republican members of Congress with TV ads arguing that their votes prevented green job growth.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Top Stories: 9/24/09

The Huffington Post reports that women were the biggest losers in the Afghanistan election last week.

Paul Krugman is troubled by the events in August surrounding the healthcare debate, and pleads for an end to what he calls "the age of Reagan."

Politico's Scorecard blog reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is down considerably to his GOP opponent.

Speaking of Senate races, Nate Silver at has his new 2010 Senate rankings - he says that Republicans stand to get a net gain in seats next year.

And in case you missed them, here are some highlights from the Sunday Morning talk shows...