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Dem Poll: Bright Up 12

Rep. Bobby Bright, who represents one of most conservative Democratically held districts, is opening up a lead on his Republican challenger, according to Democratic polling.

The DCCC conducted the poll that shows Bright leading Montgomery Councilor Martha Roby (R) 51% to 39%. Greenberg Quinlan Rosner conducted the survey for the DCCC.

Posted: Monday, October 18, 2010 - 2:46pm

How Gubernatorial Races Affect Senate Races

Washington's attention has been firmly focused on the battle over control of Congress. But on the state level, there are numerous tight gubernatorial races capturing voters' attention. And those statewide races might have more influence on Senate results than any party committee or outside group.

Posted: Monday, October 18, 2010 - 2:25pm

NextGov Debuts Expert Dialogue Series

NextGov, a sister publication of Tech Daily Dose, came out with a new Expert Dialogue Series on Monday. The first topic will be cybersecurity. More from NextGov on how this new forum will work: Expert Dialogues is your chance to engage in conversations with leading practitioners and observers on key issues surrounding the government's use and implementation of information technology. In each dialogue, we take your questions for a week, forward them to an expert, then publish the responses. All the while, you can continue the conversation in our discussion forums.

Posted: Monday, October 18, 2010 - 1:20pm

GOP Polls: Schrader Trails, Sanchez Tied With Tran

Republicans are increasingly bullish on picking up the seats of Reps. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) based on recent campaign polling.

Internal campaign polls obtained by Hotline On Call show Sanchez to be tied with Assemblyman Van Tran (R) at 39%. The fact that Sanchez is polling below the 40 percent mark is a troubling sign for a 7-term incumbent, Republicans argue.

Another internal poll shows Schrader trailing state Rep. Scott Bruun by a four-point margin, 44% to 40%.

Posted: Monday, October 18, 2010 - 12:51pm

Senate Fundraising Winners And Losers

The third quarter fundraising numbers are in, so it's time to declare some winners and losers.

In the Senate contests the big winners were Republicans, most of whom outraised their Democratic counterparts.

Posted: Monday, October 18, 2010 - 12:45pm

Sign Of The Times

Not once, but twice this past week, telecom officials used Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's age to highlight the need for modernizing several tech-related policies. The first mention came from Democratic FCC Commissioner Michael Copps at the agency's open meeting last Thursday. "When Congress acted in 1996 to encourage the commercial availability of new video programming navigation devices," Mark Zuckberg was 12-years old, Copps noted.

Posted: Monday, October 18, 2010 - 12:29pm

Lawmakers Call For Federal Intervention In Carriage Fee Dispute

Story Updated at 12:22 pm Key lawmakers called for federal intervention over the weekend after Fox News and Cablevision failed to resolve a fee dispute leaving millions of Cablevision subscribers without access to programming from Fox. "Everyone who follows this market is disappointed but not surprised that Fox and Cablevision were unable to reach a deal," Senate Commerce Subcommittee Chairman, John Kerry, D-Mass., said on Saturday.

Posted: Monday, October 18, 2010 - 10:36am

Starting Lineup: Crazy Season

Good Monday morning and welcome back to the Starting Lineup. We're about two weeks from Election Day, and the crazy season has descended upon us.

What we're watching today: Joe Miller's security team arrests an editor in Anchorage, Rand Paul gets bitter; Ken Buck provides an opening for Michael Bennet; DNC dishes out more dough; and DCCC starts spending on ... Raul Grijalva.

Posted: Monday, October 18, 2010 - 7:29am

Al-Qaida Returning to Afghanistan for New Attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Al-Qaida militants are moving back into Afghanistan to plot new attacks here, highlighting the terror group's resilience despite nearly a decade of U.S.-led efforts to prevent its return to the country.Several dozen al-Qaida operatives have left their bases in Pakistan and t

Posted: Monday, October 18, 2010 - 12:00am

The Risk of Voter Suppression

The emotional debate over voter fraud and voter intimidation has intensified this year, fueled by tea party anger and a surge in so-called ballot security programs to challenge individual voters at the polls.With the help of the GOP and egged on by conservative activists fomenting voter fraud fea

Posted: Monday, October 18, 2010 - 12:00am