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  • Kirk Can’t Join Senate at Start of Lame Duck (IL Dems just can't finish paperwork in time)

    11/08/2010 11:37:02 AM PST · by STARWISE · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-8-10 | Danny Yadron
    Republican Rep. Mark Kirk of Illinois might not become Sen. Mark Kirk as soon as he would like. State officials told Washington Wire that the five-term Republican, who defeated state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias in the contest for President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat, can’t fill his new post until Nov. 23, a week after the Senate convenes for the lame-duck session. The reason for the gap: Illinois election officials need time to certify the vote.
  • What Al Franken's Election Tells Us

    07/14/2010 11:28:55 AM PDT · by JohnRLott · 46 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2010 | John R. Lott Jr.
    For those who claim that vote fraud isn't a problem, Al Franken's election to the Senate demonstrates not only that vote fraud exists but also that it can alter elections and indeed the laws of the country. Murderers, rapists, and robbers may not be the people we want providing the crucial votes that determine what America's laws should be.
  • Filling Sen. Robert C. Byrd's Senate seat (WV Law requires a special election)

    06/28/2010 7:19:02 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 49 replies · 3+ views ^ | June 28,2010 | By Paul Kane
    With the death early Monday of Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D), West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III (D) must select an interim replacement for a legend who many in the state and elsewhere consider one of a kind. A quirk in West Virginia's laws appears to state that the replacement will likely hold the seat for the remainder of the late senator's record ninth term, through 2012; therefore, Byrd's death would not impact the partisan makeup of the chamber, nor would it directly impact the pending 2010 elections. However, there is some ambiguity in the law that has left some...
  • After quiet first months, Franken's sharp tongue emerges in Senate

    12/23/2009 10:10:59 AM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies · 2,322+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/23/2009 | Alexander Bolton
    Al Franken, the Democrat from Minnesota who won election to the Senate after a successful career as a comic and author, has begun to show the sharp-tongued side of his personality by ripping into GOP staffers behind the scenes. Franken has worked diligently to keep a low public profile in Congress while focusing on wonky policy debates. But he has been unable to completely repress the fiery passion that made him a hero of the Democratic Party’s liberal base. Franken has teamed up with GOP colleagues to introduce a variety of legislation, something that may surprise fans who read his...
  • Obama camp says Detroit mayor unwelcome in Denver (Kwame Kilpatrick would be a distraction)

    08/14/2008 11:35:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 70 replies · 193+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/14/08 | Kathy Barks Hoffmans - ap
    LANSING, Mich. – Democratic candidate Barack Obama doesn't want the embattled mayor of Detroit on hand when Obama accepts the party's presidential nomination in Denver.