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Election forecasts are less reliable than hurricane forecasts. But Democrats have realistic chances to take control of both the House and Senate in Washington. If they do, the political world will be turned upside down: George Bush can look ahead

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Wal-Mart is becoming for Democrats what al-Qaeda is for Republicans: the source of all evil. The Democratic presidential candidates – even including moderate Senator Evan Bayh – are attacking the big retailer. Its sins include low pay, scarce benefits and

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John Edwards and Joe Lieberman have little in common. But they do both have one big thing this year: running as outsiders. Most politicians fantasize about “outsider” campaigns. Usually when they get tired of playing insider games with other politicians,

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The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee knows how to fight back. Its new web ad blasts the Bush record on protecting America: “Not enough troops… “Four times as many terror attacks in 2005… “Iran developing nuclear weapons… “North Korea quadrupling its

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It didn’t take Bush and the Republicans long to turn the airline-terror plot against Democrats. “Defeatocrats,” one blared. Cheney didn’t even wait for the arrests. The day before, he said Ned Lamont’s victory in Connecticut emboldened “al Qaeda types.” So

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Joe Lieberman went even farther than the Republicans: “If we just pick up like Ned Lamont wants us to do, get out by a date certain, it will be taken as a tremendous victory by the same people who wanted

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Joe Lieberman’s supporters suggested it was wrong for Ned Lamont to even challenge a sitting Senator. Bad for the party, they said. Lamont’s supporters said they had every right to challenge an incumbent. They said a cause was at stake.

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Last night, I turned on the television to see what was happening in Joe Lieberman’s Senate race in Connecticut. What I ran into was a pair of talking heads: A Republican and a Democrat. The Republican said: Lieberman’s defeat proves

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How long will it take for the rumors to start? Last week, Governor Easley was in Washington for two appearances: A speech to the Center for American Progress, a group trying to redefine and reposition the national Democratic Party; A

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John Edwards is always exhorting Democrats to have more courage. To stand up for their convictions. Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich recently came to Raleigh and challenged Edwards to debate his convictions. “My challenge to your former senator,” Gingrich

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