If the country’s major banks don’t reach an agreement with the 50 state attorneys general and federal regulators in the next few weeks, a global agreement to settle the widespread foreclosure fiasco is likely going to be sunk for good
Mortgage the future - NYPOST.com
PAC wants refund from Scott Brown - Washington Times
Conservative organization, the National Republican Trust, would like the nearly $100,000 spent on Sen. Brown back to help kick him out of office
Governor Deval Patrick, Rabbi Gurvis, and other leaders should not elevate Islamists like Imam Abdullah Faaruuq and his team. By doing so, they make reformists irrelevant and kill any hope for a battle of ideas
Campaigning for Sen. Harry Reid, Obama mocked the Republican candidate to an unusual degree for a president
E-mails reveal Post reporter savaging conservatives, rooting for Democrats
The opportunity is there to make this election big—really big. Big elections are usually based around big ideas. It is becoming increasingly clear that Americans are thirsty for a viable, credible alternative to the status quo
We suggest that developing a grassroots network to adopt three constitutional amendments that would regain permanent control of the federal government
We’re ditching the blogroll for something more personal — a quick recap of some of our favorite political hotspots (Viewer discretion is advised.)
Out-of-state donations buoyed Brown in final campaign days - Boston Globe
In the last 19 days of the race, nearly 70 percent of the 12,773 contributors who gave more than $200 to the Brown campaign were from outside Massachusetts
I’m breaking with the regular format of this column to apologize for being away so long while on assignment in Haiti for my home publication, The Weekly Standard. My trip was nominally for an upcoming story. Though I also went to abduct Scientologists, who are thick on the ground, before they can abduct Haitian orphans and make them watch “Battlefield Earth” on the plane ride back to Los Angeles. (Those poor kids have suffered enough.) If you’d like to adopt a Scientologist, please contact me. You will be required to fill out a questionnaire and undergo a rigorous background check. I only place Scientologists in carefully vetted, loving homes.
Democratic dynasties losing influence - New York Magazine
The concept of American political dynasties has lost a bit of its allure. Nonetheless, once upon a time, the Democrats actually benefited from their political aristocrats’ treating elected office as a birthright
Back to the consultants - NEW YORK TIMES
The Obama political machine is already legendary, but their efforts in 2010 will face a vastly different political landscape than in 2008 when voter anger at Republicans and President George W. Bush was at an all-time high
EMILY's Massachusetts mess - THE DAILY CALLER
Group focused on pro-choice women voters reexamines strategy and mission in wake of Democrat Martha Coakley’s loss in Massachusetts Senate race
Coakley acknowledged that her campaign was less than perfect. She said that she could have started advertising on television earlier, instead of saving her financial reserves for the last push before election day
In recent election cycles, political campaigns’ successful leveraging and integration of technology into their political, communications and fundraising work has been increasingly evident. However, many political operations continue to treat online as simply a box that needs to be checked, or something done just to communicate with younger voters. The prevalence of both conclusions is a pet peeve of all online strategists, but data that emerged this week suggests that the latter should particularly be so, with it becoming increasingly clear that it’s not just the kids who hang out online— more and more, it’s Mom, Dad and grandparents, too.
Sen.-elect Scott Brown’s stunning upset of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has provoked a fascinating round of election-year self-examination for Democrats.
Fellow Massachusetts senator John Kerry says he ‘wasn’t shocked’ at Brown’s victory and hopes he is seated as soon as possible
Democrats try to parse the chaotic fallout from election in Massachusetts, straining to discern whether any path toward health-care reform remains open to them
Tuesday’s historic election of Republican Scott Brown over Democrat Martha Coakley to the represent the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts makes Democrats and President Obama 0-for-3 in statewide contests since his election. Obama carried all of three of those states by more than 50 points combined.
“National Dems failed to aid Coakley until too late,” read the headline of a memo seeking to shift blame away from the Martha Coakley campaign and onto Washington. That such a memo was prepared is not altogether surprising. That the campaign was willing to send such a memo in the final hours of the election, however, suggests Democrats knew Coakley’s stunning loss was fait d’accompli and are poised to spend the next 11 months pointing fingers at each other.