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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Kendrick B. Meek
While Republicans made strides Tuesday in bolstering the number of minorities elected to public office, some conservatives cautioned the party against boasting of their gains because there's still a long way to go to match the Democrats' long-standing dominance with minority lawmakers.
A Democratic women's group is warning voters that a Republican takeover of Congress would mean "a dangerous world."
Former President Jimmy Carter on Thursday afternoon left an Ohio hospital, where he spent two days recovering from a viral infection doctors say likely gave him stomach problems.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a rising "rock star" in the Republican Party only two years ago, may now be singing his political swan song, thanks to a young upstart who dared challenge the career politician's once-solid Senate run.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates says he has no doubt that the nation's war strategy in Afghanistan is sound.
White House sends spending wish list
Charlie Crist, to the surprise of many and the consternation of some, just won't go away.
Billionaire Rick Scott rocked Florida's political establishment, overcoming state Attorney General Bill McCollum in the Republican primary for governor, as another GOP insider was ousted by an insurgent challenger for a spot on the November ballot.
Tuesday marks the final major test of "tea party" power in the primaries, as challengers try to capitalize on anti-incumbent sentiment in Alaska, Arizona and Florida, and incumbents hope to avoid becoming the latest victims in what's been a rough year for officeholders.
"One tough nerd." "One chance" to fix things. An invitation to "reinvent" Michigan — a state straining mightily against its manufacturing past and still firmly caught in the recession's coils.
Money isn't buying much love on the campaign trail these days in Florida.
In the midst of one of the worst recessions in decades, a host of former corporate leaders are spending millions in their quest for elective office, using their personal wealth to go around the political machinery and explain away their own lack of experience.
A new poll shows Californians are split between the Democratic and Republican candidates in the contests for governor and U.S. Senate.
Florida Republican Senate hopeful Marco Rubio revealed Monday he had raised a state record $4.5 million in the second quarter of 2010, becoming the latest midterm candidate to boast impressive money totals ahead of the filing deadline later this week.
Lady Gaga recently beat out President Obama in the number of Facebook "friends" she accumulated - 11.9 million for the chanteuse versus 10.4 million for the president.
Mr. Meek said he has constantly supported environmental causes, while Mr. Crist supported oil drilling off Florida's beaches until the BP spill made that politically impossible.
"The naysayers said we couldn't beat a billionaire, and tonight with your help, we proved them wrong," Mr. Meek told a crowd of supporters Tuesday night. "In 10 weeks, Floridians will prove the naysayers wrong once more and send a real Democrat to Washington, D.C."