The Midterm Snapshot: October 13

New Yorker As Nancy Pelosi warns of Republicans defunding all of President Obama’s accomplishments, the Republicans are using Obama’s introspective interview with The New York Times Magazine against him. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama hit the campaign trail, Meg Whitman gave her campaign another $20 million, and Michele Bachmann broke a fund-raising record. Here’s a look at… More The Midterm Snapshot: October 13

Condi Rice Says Gingrich’s Anti-Obama Rhetoric Is ‘Over The Top,’ Not ‘Very Helpful’

Think Progress Last month, Newt Gingrich joined the “not-so-subtle race-baiting” campaign against President Obama, upping the ante on his inflammatory radical right-wing rhetoric. “What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]?” Gingrich asked in an interview with the National… More Condi Rice Says Gingrich’s Anti-Obama Rhetoric Is ‘Over The Top,’ Not ‘Very Helpful’

Sharron Angle raised $14 million in 3rd quarter

The Washington Post – Chris Cillizza Former Nevada state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle (R) raised an eye-popping $14 million between July 1 and Sept. 30 for her challenge to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D), a stunning number that far eclipses the cash-collection totals of other prominent candidates seeking Senate seats next month. “Sharron Angle produced… More Sharron Angle raised $14 million in 3rd quarter

Carl Paladino Apologizes As Gay Nephew Goes AWOL

The New Yorker For a while it seemed almost impossible, as if maybe Carl Paladino’s bullheadedness had precluded his capacity for shame or remorse, even if everyone tells him he’s wrong. But yesterday, after he’d spent all of Monday unrepentantly defending remarks like “I don’t want [children] to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid… More Carl Paladino Apologizes As Gay Nephew Goes AWOL

Bill Clinton vs. Sarah Palin in West Virginia

MSNBC WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton and ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin are lining up on opposite sides in West Virginia’s Senate race, a key contest that could determine control of the Senate in the November election. Clinton spent Monday in West Virginia, hoping to boost Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin’s campaign as it struggles against wealthy Republican… More Bill Clinton vs. Sarah Palin in West Virginia

DRAMA REVIVED: Blogger Details Alleged Affair With Nikki Haley

Huffington Post Nikki Haley Affair Accusations Resurface: Blogger Details Alleged Tryst With South Carolina Candidate… The political blogger who claims he had a physical relationship with married Republican South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley offered new details in a sworn statement released Tuesday. In an affidavit to a group of Republican activists critical of Haley,… More DRAMA REVIVED: Blogger Details Alleged Affair With Nikki Haley