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Somebody needs to flog interest in her book.

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Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) To Retire

Two-term Sen. Ben Nelson (NE) has announced his retirement, spurring renewed fears that the Democrats will lose their Senate majority in 2012. Nelson has consistently been one of the most conservative Democrats in the Senate, and during the very brief period in 2009 in which the caucus held 60 seats, his was usually the toughest vote to secure. Still, no ...

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NEW YORK: Closeted State Sen. Carl Kruger To Plead Guilty To Corruption

New York state Sen. Carl Kruger will plead guilty to federal corruption charges that he took over $1 million in bribe offers to fund an extravagant lifestyle which included a garish waterfront mansion, a luxury yacht, and a Bentley. Kruger’s gynecologist boyfriend is also expected to plead guilty. The pair was effectively outed by the New York Times in March. ...

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ILLINOIS: Fourteen Years For Blago

Disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and the beaver on his head will join his predecessor in prison after having been sentenced to 14 years for attempting to sell Barack Obama’s seat in the U.S. Senate. George Ryan, who had the job before Blago, has been locked up since 2006.

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MICHIGAN: Religious Exemption Stripped From GOP’s Anti-Bullying Bill

Thanks to Democratic state Sen. Gretchen Whitmer and a shitload of bad national publicity, the religious exemption has been stripped from the anti-bullying bill working its way through the Michigan legislature. But gay groups are still unsatisfied, as the edited version of the bill does not specifically outlaw bullying based on sexual orientation or gender identity. “We are grateful that ...

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DNC Chair On Yesterday’s Wins

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OHIO: Huge Win For Dems & Labor

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APPEALS COURT: 133 House Democrats File Brief In Support Of DOMA Suit

Filed in the First Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Massachusetts’ suit against the federal government. Read the entire brief. (Via – Good As You)

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DNC On Wall Street Protests

On their “rapid response” YouTube channel, the Democratic National Committee bashes the GOP for the economic disaster that has propelled Occupy Wall Street.

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Democrats Hold WV Governorship

Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin has won the special election to replace West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, who left office late last year after winning a seat in the U.S. Senate. The race was fraught with negative ads from both sides and narrowed in the final weeks. The national parties spent millions of dollars on each campaign. With 96 percent of ...

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Rep. Jim Moran – It Gets Better

“All the bullies I’ve known were insensitive jerks.”NOTE: We’ve still yet to see one of these clips from ANY elected Republican.

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Anti-Marriage MD State Rep Charged With Stealing To Fund Own Wedding

Maryland state Delegate Tiffany Alston, who helped derail same-sex marriage, has been charged with embezzling money to pay for her own wedding. Alston, 34, a little-known freshman state lawmaker before this spring, is charged with writing herself checks and cashing them to pay for at least $3,560 in expenses for her wedding day. According to the Office of the Maryland ...

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Obama Polls Well Among Early Supporters

Contrary to what many pundits believe, a new poll shows that President Obama continues to earn fairly strong support among those who backed him in 2008. However, around 20% of his former fans do say they will not vote for him again. That’s a margin to be very worried about.

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Sen. Mark Udall Endorses Marriage

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Rep. Maxine Waters: Tea Party, Go To Hell

Waters is the new arch-enemy of the teabaggers, judging by wingnut reaction to the below comment.

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What Has Obama Accomplished?

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Rep. David Wu (D) Says Goodbye

Resigned in scandal, but waited to vote on the debt first.

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Another Dem House Rep Bites The Dust

Wu is the third House rep to resign over sexual scandal in the last six months. It’s been a tough year to be a horny Congressman.

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UTAH: Democrats Elect Openly Gay Man As State Party Chairman

A very nice first for the state of Utah. Utah Democrats made history Saturday afternoon, electing Jim Dabakis as state party chairman by a wide margin. He is believed to be the state’s first openly gay major party leader. Dabakis, who is an art dealer and co-founder of both the Utah Pride Center and Equality Utah, said his election shows ...

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Minnesota: A Family Is About Love

From the official YouTube channel of the Minnesota Democratic Party.

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