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Since 2008 – Progress Through Politics


  1. HappyinVT

    Democrat Martha Coakley, buoyed by her durable statewide popularity, enjoys a solid, 15-percentage-point lead over Republican rival Scott Brown as the race for US Senate enters the homestretch, according to a new Boston Globe poll of likely voters.

    Half of voters surveyed said they would pick Coakley, the attorney general, if the election were held today, compared with 35 percent who would pick Brown. Nine percent were undecided, and a third candidate in the race, independent Joseph L. Kennedy, received 5 percent.


    Although the Senate race electorate is fairly firm in its choices – 61 percent say they have definitely decided whom they will support, and 15 percent are leaning toward a candidate – special elections can remain volatile until the last minute. Turnout is also highly unpredictable in an election that follows a holiday and could be affected by winter weather.

    boston globe poll out Sunday

  2. Our day are numbered.

    That’s something people need to remember. No party stays in control forever. I don’t want a country like that. Think of Mexico with its one party control for so many decades. It’s only a matter of time before the Dems are out of power. All the more reason to advance as many progressive policies as possible.

  3. sricki

    repeatedly in front of school children — he won’t pull it out, whatever the polls may say now. Who trusts polls anymore anyway after 2008?

    We’ll lose seats, I expect — but not that one, I don’t think.

    Damn… even I know not to curse in front of kids.  

  4. HappyinVT

    It was inevitable. Fox News confirms to the New York Times today that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will become a regular contributor to the cable news channel.

    In a multi-year deal, Palin will appear on the channel regularly. A source told the Times that while she will not have her own regular show, she will host an occasional series.

    from TPM

  5. HappyinVT

    Mark McGwire finally came clean, admitting he used steroids when he broke baseball’s home run record in 1998. McGwire said in a statement sent to The Associated Press on Monday that he used steroids on and off for nearly a decade. During a 20-minute telephone interview shortly afterward, his voice repeatedly cracked.

    again from TPM

    Now that he’s Tony LaRusso’s batting coach McGwire was going to have to address the situation.  It would be nice to see him publically address this issue with his players.

  6. HappyinVT

    AMSTERDAM – The Anne Frank Museum says Miep Gies, who helped the teenage diarist’s family hide from the Nazis, has died. She was 100. The Miep Gies Web site said the woman who rescued Anne Frank’s diary after the family was arrested in 1944, died after a short illness Monday.

    from Huffington Post

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