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Michelle Rhee, the D.C. schools chancellor, launched aggressive school reforms under Mayor Adrian Fenty. But with Vincent Gray's win Tuesday, she'll probably be ousted.
Carl Paladino won the GOP gubernatorial primary in New York. Some of his proposals have already raised eyebrows, and he says he’s not afraid to be confrontational.
Americans who see the tea party movement in a favorable light equal – or slightly surpass – those who see it unfavorably, according to a new Christian Science Monitor/TIPP poll.
Carl Paladino, a millionaire Buffalo developer, rode a wave of conservative tea party anger on his way to delivering another blow to the GOP in a heavily Democratic state. Paladino takes on Andrew Cuomo in the November election.
Kelly Ayotte – the candidate backed by Sarah Palin – holds a slight edge over Ovide Lamontagne, the Senate candidate backed by tea party activists in the New Hampshire Republican primary. But race is still too close to call.
Christine O'Donnell is the new GOP nominee for the Delaware Senate seat, having benefited from tea party support. The question now is what the tea-party enthusiasm – and candidates – mean for the GOP’s electoral fortunes in November.
The president of FreedomWorks, the group that hosted Sunday's 'tea party' rally in Washington, said the press isn't evil, as conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart says, but its role is changing.
Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck's ascent has taken ribbing from Keith Olbermann and the Huffington Post, but the left lacks a mobilizing media mouthpiece of its own.
Sarah Palin has been an avid campaigner this election season, in some cases plucking insurgent candidates from near obscurity to successfully take on more established opponents. Not all of her candidates have won, but in the world of Republican primaries often decided by a relatively small group of conservative voters, Palin’s blessing – which she’s given to 43 candidates – can be a major factor.
Sarah Palin has seven endorsees running in Tuesday’s primaries. Sen. Jim DeMint has backed winning Senate primary candidates in Florida, Kentucky, and Colorado. Both appear to be setting up power bases.
Democrats will be watching the Republican contests closely, hoping for additional upsets by tea party-backed candidates. Democrats hope the Republicans will be saddled with unelectable candidates. Republicans are looking to ride a wave of voter anger over the sputtering economy and politics-as-usual to regain control of Congress. The competition between traditional Republicans and their tea party counterparts is particularly strong in Delaware, New Hampshire, and New York. Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Maryland also hold primaries Tuesday.
As Election 2010 nears, Republicans are confident of dominating the House as Democrats shape strategies for either outcome. How will Obama deal with Republican gains?
Christine O'Donnell has surged ahead of nine-term Congressional incumbent Rep. Mike Castle in Delaware's Republican Senate primary, much to the distress of the party's leadership.
Opinion polls on Tuesday's Democratic primary for mayor of Washington, D.C., don't bode well for incumbent Adrian Fenty. The schools and social-class disparity are key issues in the contest.
Neither Sarah Palin nor Glenn Beck is currently running for anything, but both are deftly navigating today's media landscape and having some success steering the national debate.
Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County Arizona has emerged as a Republican face for tougher US-Mexico border security. How a city councilman from New England became a darling of Republicans nationwide.
Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck held a September 11 rally amid speculation that there would be a 'big' announcement. There wasn't.
The tea party movement is clearly having major impact on the midterm elections – putting a significant number of more conventional Republicans as well as Democrats into a cold sweat as they look over their shoulders at tea party-backed candidates with a real possibility of winning.
Eagle, Colorado, a town struggling to surmount recession, offers a window into why America seems so sullen heading into what could be a hinge moment in politics.