Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is switching parties to become a Democrat. Why? Because President Obama is enjoying decent approval ratings, and Rhode Island is a Democratic state. We plotted the timing of politicians' party switching along the president's Gallup polls — and found that White House approval is a pretty good guide for when these guys will jump ship.
Federal prosecutors may be ready to indict the former candidate in the coming days
The Congresswoman is in the early stages of recovery, but she's still considered a frontrunner for Jon Kyl's seat
He came, he saw, he passed the G.I. Bill. Now he's done
Is the group that made the Democratic Party more centrist a victim of its own success?
A Democratic Senator gets a basic fact wrong, and no one seems to care
With his passing, friends, reporters and biographers commemorate a life well-lived
The National Enquirer has delivered many (true) scoops on Edwards beat, but is this story for real?
Congressional Democrats are talking about blocking the tax cut bill--why? And what would this get them?
Remembered for her strength in battling cancer, advocacy of health care reform
The 61-year-old's cancer has spread and doctors say she may only have weeks to live
Liberals are furious as the president caves on federal pay freeze and tax cuts for nothing in return
Governor Ted Strickland just got dropped from some Christmas-card lists
The troubled lawmaker faces a public scolding on the House floor. Should he have been expelled?
But would he really back a primary challenger?
After a landslide defeat and increasing unpopularity, Pelosi retains her leadership position
Senate Democrats are reportedly targeting the moderate Maine Republican
Fields questions on Jerry Stiller, having "time to become a man"
After following him around the country and shouting at the presidents' events, activists get an answer
As the Senate majority leader struggles in Nevada, Chuck Schumer and Richard Durbin vie for his job
The backlash to the backlash against the Rally to Restore Sanity
President tells progressive bloggers he's "evolving" on gay marriage
He's hitting the campaign trail, hard. What's in it for him?
Even if Democrats stave off loses, a sizable number would like new leadership
Jack Conway's "Aqua Buddha" ad against Rand Paul is both denounced and defended
Is Rupert Murdoch to blame or liberal policies?
How many budgets have you balanced today?
"It's a claim with little basis in fact," rules FactCheck.org
But then the White House denied it. What's happening?
The AP sides with Beck
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