Because I am an addict, I'm spending the night at a watch party for a Massachusetts U.S. Senate debate for Democratic candidates. Also, there's a special election for governor of West Virginia, with results up here.
Wow: In CBS poll, 74 percent of Republicans don't want Palin to run.
Ari Berman sees the Obama administration blocking and tackling on voting rights.
This is weird; Jones was not a minor White House star.
Harry Siegel talks to a city council member who's getting roughed up at #occupywallstreet.
Is the economic debate just another culture war?
7:17: Forget presidential races. U.S. Senate races are where fringe candidates come to shine. The non-Warren candidates are perfectly sane-sounding, but let's be honest -- lots of folks could sound coherent if asked to talk politics for 30 seconds at a time, without tough follow-ups. The first amusing exchange comes when a student asks: "Scott Brown posed for Cosmo to pay for college. How did you pay?" Warren: "I kept my clothes on.
7:29: Warren backs the American Jobs Act, although the doughy fringe candidate keeps breathing (hilariously) into his mic and obscuring the other answers.
7:50: Warren on #occupywallstreet: "Everyone has to follow the law," but "the people on Wall Street broke this economy."
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Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.
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