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Brutal: O'Donnell Radio Interview

Don't miss this: Christine O'Donnell, the Tea Party Express Republican running for Delaware Senate, gave an extraordinary interview with WGMD radio's Dan Gaffney Thursday morning.

Things. Got. Testy.

O'Donnell has quickly becoming a focus of the political world. Observers are watching her race against Rep. Mike Castle in the GOP primary to see if the Tea Party Express can pull off another huge upset, like it did with Joe Miller in AK SEN last week.

Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 10:55am

Report Slams Congressional Web Sites

Nextgov.com reports that most congressional Web sites lack input from constituents, are not created with the visitor in mind and are at most a second priority in politicians' offices, according to a report the Brookings Institution recently released.

Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 10:40am

More U.S. Adults Embrace Texting, Survey Finds

A survey released Thursday found that U.S. adults are following teens in embracing text messaging, with 72 percent of adults saying they have sent or received text messages compared with 65 percent in a September 2009 survey. Adults, however, still have a ways to go to catch up to the 87 percent of teens who reported using their mobile phones for texting. In addition, the May 2010 survey from the Pew Internet and American Life Project also found teens far outpace adults in the number of text messages they send in a day, the survey found. Teens send on average

Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 9:37am

GOP Polls: Bad News For Dems Out West

Another week, another batch of polls from the conservative American Action Network that show Democratic House incumbents in trouble. This week, the group focused on 10 districts in the West.

The group surveyed 400 voters in each of the following districts: AZ-01, AZ 05, AZ-08, CA-11, CA-47, CO-03, CO-04, NM-01, NV-03 and OR-05. There was a margin of error of +/-4.9% in each individual poll.

Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 8:07am

Latinos Blame Both Parties On Immigration Reform

More than a third of Latino voters blame both parties in Congress for not trying hard enough to pass immigration reform, and Latino enthusiasm for voting in this year's mid-term elections is down, a new poll shows.

Those findings of an election-year tracking poll by Latino Decisions -- released this week and to be updated weekly -- underscore Latino voter dismay over the lack of progress on immigration, an issue that ranks second in importance to them, behind the economy, says one analyst.

Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 7:53am

Starting Lineup: Focus On Fiorina

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Starting Lineup. On tap today: Carly Fiorina emerges from a nasty debate as a legitimate contender, Castle's dilemma in Delaware, '12 GOP contenders flock to Iowa, and another round of bad House projections for Dems.

Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 6:55am

Obama's Unofficial Kickoff

President Obama on Tuesday assiduously avoided any appearance of declaring the mission in Iraq accomplished, but his second Oval Office address may be remembered as vividly as his predecessor's aircraft carrier speech, albeit for a very different reason: Tuesday was the moment Obama turned toward his own re-election bid.

Obama's address was aimed at claiming credit for a key campaign promise, but it was also an acknowledgment that the hardest part of his presidency -- revitalizing an economy that stubbornly refuses to recover -- lies ahead.

Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 6:00am

GOP Leaders Getting Around

Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 12:00am

How Neutral Is The Internet?

Whether the Internet is truly a democratic forum was called into question this week in a dispute about Internet traffic management between AT&T and the consumer advocacy group Free Press.The feud boiled down to what it means to have "paid prioritization," a phenomenon viewed as anathema by advoca

Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 12:00am

Lawmakers Respond to Net Neutrality Proceedings

In response to the FCC's announcement to seek further comment on net neutrality issues, key lawmakers pushed their agenda on Internet regulation. FCC chairman Julius Genachowski should put his plans to reclassify broadband "on the shelf indefinitely," said Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., the ranking member on the Commerce Committee's Communications Subcommittee.

Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 6:50pm