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GOP Fortunes Brighten In Nevada House Race

A Nevada District Court judge has sided with the state Republican party in their lawsuit over ballot rules in the special election in Nevada's 2nd District, ruling that parties should be allowed to nominate their own candidates, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 9:40am

Bowen Concedes In CA 36, Republican Heads to Runoff

Democratic Secretary of State Debra Bowen conceded Thursday in the special election in California's 36th District after updated ballot totals showed Republican Craig Huey with an insurmountable lead for the second spot in a July runoff.

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 9:40am

E-mails Related to Loughner Released

The Tucson shooting suspect had raised concerns among campus police and had been nearly expelled from Pima Community College.

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 9:40am

Dog-Whistle Politics: You Talking to ME?

The past several days have handed me a cluster of excuses to return to one of my favorite topics: what happens when politicians speak in code.

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 9:40am

This Week in Political Trivia

How well do you know the facts and faces behind this week's political news? Find out with our weekly trivia quiz, powered by the Almanac of American Politics!

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 9:40am

Susan Collins: Obama Directive Would Politicize Contracting

Sen. Susan Collins excoriates the Obama administration over a proposal requiring government contractors to disclose political spending.

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 9:40am

Martin Peretz: What I Read

How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all? Do they have some secret? Perhaps. We are asking various people who seem well-informed to describe their media diets. This is drawn from a conversation with Martin Peretz, editor emeritus of The New Republic, currently residing in Tel Aviv. 

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 9:40am

Libyan Regime Offers Conditional Withdrawal

As the U.S. military campaign in Libya reached its 60-day mark on Friday, Muammar el-Qaddafi's regime offered, conditionally, to withdraw its forces from various cities in the country if NATO stops its bombing campaign and the rebels there put down their weapons, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 9:40am

Hotline Sort: You Drive Me Mazie

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. In the Aloha State, Rep. Mazie Hirono (D) joins former Rep. Ed Case (D) in the Hawaii Senate race. Meanwhile, in Nevada, a judge's ruling dramatically changes the way the Nevada special election will be conducted, while in New Hampshire, former Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman (R) has no apologies. Here's today's rundown:

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 9:40am

Perry Not 'Distracted' by 2012 Talk

Texas Gov. Rick Perry told reporters today that he would not be distracted by talk of him as a potential 2012 Republican presidential contender.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 5:40pm