President Obama will come to Massachusetts Sunday to help bolster Martha Coakley, the Democratic nominee for the US Senate seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy. But the move could help challenger Scott Brown.
The California Assembly's public safety committee approved a bill to legalize pot on Tuesday. A day earlier, New Jersey became the 14th state to legalize medical marijuana.
The 20-to-14 vote in a Democratically controlled state Senate shows the difficulty of legalizing gay marriage by legislation.
The debate in New Jersey is the first legislative fight over gay marriage in 2010 following a year in which both gay-rights groups and opponents saw victories. The state Senate is set to vote on the bill Thursday.
Huckabee, a 2008 GOP presidential candidate and social conservative, criticizes the selection process in NY-23 race, but sees room in party for liberal Republicans.
The 38-to-24 vote in the New York state Senate is a fresh and stinging defeat for gay marriage, which was also recently rejected in Maine. Now, the New Jersey legislature might take up this issue.
DC councilors voted Tuesday on the gay-marriage measure, but another vote will take place in the coming weeks. Congress could also intervene.
Election results show defection of independents, plus the low turnout among young and black voters, hurting Democrats.
The 2009 election results in two governor's races are a warning to moderate Democrats worried about 2010 reelection. If they go down, Obama's agenda is imperiled.
Yesterday’s losses in New Jersey and Virginia show that turnout matters.