It's already a tough week for Democratic senators. Hard on the heels of Evan Bayh's departure from the 2010 Senate race, rumors are floating that Maryland's Barbara Mikulski is not going to run, either.
And 86-year-old New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg has been hospitalized after falling ... More >>
Now that Indiana Senator Evan Bayh is out of the picture, some people are pushing for John Mellencamp, aka John Cougar, aka John Camp Cougarmellen, to run on the Democratic line for his seat.
Mellencamp is from Indiana, where he was born in a small town, and lives in Bloomington, which he a ... More >>
The junior senator from Indiana, Evan Bayh, has announced he won't run for a third term this year. He doesn't really need the work, having descended from a prominent political family and possessing a wife who is well-compensated for serving on the board of health insurer WellPoint. ("If you ... More >>
The election of Republican Scott Brown to replace the deceased Ted Kennedy in the Senate from Massachusetts yesterday destroys the Democrats' 60-vote supermajority, widely presumed to be needed for passage of a health care bill, or so it would seem from headlines ("House Dems largely reject i ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesAugust 20, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 44Feeding 'em Up for LBJ at Mr. Gracie's MansionBy Roberta BrandesWith 1000 pounds of pork ribs, 500 barbecued chickens, 5000 hot biscuits, and the culinary guidance of Walter Jetton, her father's favorite chef ... More >>
Finally, and in the dead of night, the House, then the Senate passed the Obama budget. The next step is a conference committee that will reconcile the two bills. Among the sticking points between the two houses are healthcare provisions and greenhouse gases. Republicans contributed not a single vot ... More >>