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Udall, Democratic senators point finger at oil speculators for high gas...

Several Democratic senators, including Mark Udall, are staging a media stakeout at the U.S. Capitol today to voice their concerns over the role of complicated finance speculation in high gas prices.

Wanted: Politician with populist power

President Obama's popularity numbers have soared and dipped but they haven't helped him sell his message and Americans continue to reel from the nation's economic woes. One of the strategies political leaders adopt to improve their standing and stir up wind for their sails is to hitch themselves to a rising populist star. Obama is now certainly casting his eyes across the political landscape but many of today’s best-known Democratic Party populists come with baggage. Who are the top five likely choices Obama will seek to promote in the coming months?

Sens. Udall and Bennet seek to have it both ways on...

Colorado U.S. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet with 12 other Senate Democrats signed onto a letter (pdf) urging Senate leaders weighing climate legislation...