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Wiretap: The last place James Comey wanted to be was alone...

The New York Times is reporting that James Comey told Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he didn't want to be left alone with the president....

Littwin: The body slammer wins and now the question is whether...

The body slammer wins in Montana, meaning, apparently, we're either one step closer to the apocalypse or to political reporters adopting concussion protocols. Or...

Wiretap: The good news is that apparently it’s illegal even in...

The new politics: On the night before the special election for Montana's lone House seat, the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, was charged with misdemeanor...

Gun-law debaters in Castle Rock awaiting ballot results

  A gun control measure in Castle Rock was bound to roil the waters, and it did. Voters in the town of 50,000 are awaiting...

Congressional Democrats scramble for a Plan B

WASHINGTON-- It was meant to be a populist legislative victory that would usher Democrats straight through the 2010 midterm elections: a sweeping health care reform bill offering affordable coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans, while preventing insurance companies from denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions.

Then came Massachusetts.

Conservative grassroots strategy lands Brown in Kennedy’s Senate seat

BOSTON — The volunteers, journalists, and donors who entered the ballroom of the Park Plaza Hotel on Tuesday were greeted by a kind of enthusiasm uncharacteristic to Massachusetts Republican campaigns. The room was packed only an hour after the polls closed. Among the throngs were Jenny Beth Martin and Mark Meckler, leaders of Tea Party Patriots, who’d flown in from Georgia and California to watch the final stretch of Scott Brown’s U.S. Senate bid. Meckler held up a Video camera, panning it across the room to capture the Brown supporters as they chatted and lined up for food and drinks.

Special election dispatch: Splitting the vote in working-class Quincy

QUINCY, Mass. — In this city a few minutes south of Boston, working-class voters were splitting between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown. “I...

Conservative activists fan out in Boston fraud-watching the election

David Weigel from our sister site in Washington is on the ground in Boston for the neck-and-neck special election to fill the seat left...

In Mass. race to replace Kennedy, Brown stresses insurgency over issues

WRENTHAM, Mass. – Katherine Monroe started making phone calls to “soft Dems”–the term that Scott Brown’s Republican campaign for Senate uses for registered Democrats who don’t always vote the party line–in mid-December. At the time, to her surprise, they were splitting 50-50 between Brown and Martha Coakley, the Democratic state attorney general. As Brown has gained momentum for his out-of-nowhere bid, her responses have been getting more and more one-sided for Brown. At times, they’ve gotten rapturous.

Conservatives rework rhetoric after high-profile New York loss

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. --Slightly before midnight on Tuesday, reality reared its ugly head. Hoffman lost to Democrat Bill Owens, who became the first member of his party to represent this region of New York in Congress since the 1870s. The margin when Hoffman conceded was slightly more than 4,000 votes. Nothing went right. Owens won his base in the northeastern part of the district, and he won or held his own in the parts of the district that Scozzafava–who endorsed Owens after leaving the race–represents in the assembly. Hoffman underperformed in the Syracuse, N.Y., suburbs that neither candidate had political ties to, even though polls had him leading by a 2-1 margin there.