Ashley Judd Reportedly Elbowed Out of Senate Race by Scheming Democrats

Good news for those waiting for season two of Netflix's House of Cards: the political maneuvering going on behind the scenes in Kentucky allegedly rivals Francis Underwood's best laid plans. Former Judd adviser Jonathan Miller believes that Ashley Judd was dissuaded from challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch… » 4/01/13 10:50am 4/01/13 10:50am

Mitch McConnell Is Fairly Pissed About Xenophobic Tweets Targeting His …

We may all believe that contemporary American politics is a series of intellectual exchanges between people who have learned to overcome their philosophical differences and engage civilly with one another, but sometimes politics can get ugly. Like, name-calling, racism ugly, as in the case of a series of tweets from… » 3/03/13 12:30pm 3/03/13 12:30pm

Ashley Judd's D.C. Speech Already Being Picked Apart, Natch

Ashley Judd was under a microscope during a 90-minute appearance at a George Washington University student forum, ostensibly to speak about public health but, for all practical purposes, to continue establishing herself as a serious candidate to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell next year in Kentucky. » 3/02/13 5:15pm 3/02/13 5:15pm

Conservatives Say Ashley Judd Is the Next Todd Akin

Many liberals think Ashley Judd shouldn't challenge Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell for his seat in 2014 because there's no way she'll win. But it's pretty entertaining to watch Republicans try and come up with creative ways to run her out of the state before she's even in the running. » 2/26/13 12:05pm 2/26/13 12:05pm

Ashley Judd May Just Be a Pawn In the Political Game

Why do we care whether Ashley Judd decides to run against Kentucky Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014? Duh: she's a celebrity, and we care more about what celebs do even if they're "just like us," which they are not. » 2/25/13 3:35pm 2/25/13 3:35pm

Conservatives Run Attack Ad Against Ashley Judd Even Though She Isn't…

Ashley Judd, staunch feminist and delightful human being, is still just barely "mulling" a 2014 senate run against Kentucky Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Cliff's Notes: It is currently February of 2013)—but that didn't stop conservative Super PAC American Crossroads from firing up a big dorky smear… » 2/07/13 9:30am 2/07/13 9:30am

Republicans Insist On Not Calling Sotomayor Racist, Call Her Racist

  • Senate Minorityi Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't think it's his place to stop or chastise prominent Republicans who are running around screaming, "Racist!" at Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Of course, McConnell doesn't think a lot of things are his place, up to and including holding the Republican Senator majority. [
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More Obama Cabinetry And Lieberman Speculation

  • Though Barack obama told Americans nothing about forthcoming nominations, that doesn't mean there's nothing to speculate about! John Kerry, Chris Dodd and Bill Richardson are lead speculative Secretary of State candidates, Robert Gates might stay at the Defense Department, Janet Napolitano could be headed to Justice…
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Election 2008 Results Live Blog

The election that I quit my career almost exactly a year ago to try my hand at covering is nearly at an end, but it's not technically over until John McCain calls Barack Obama and concedes. So it might actually be a while. Luckily, I'm here to sum up what I'm seeing and I have some friends around to help! Spencer » 11/04/08 8:00pm 11/04/08 8:00pm , , …