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by Adam Doster
1:31pm
Wed Aug 25, 2010

FiveThirtyEight Predicts Tight U.S. Senate Race

At his new home with the New York Times, FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver just released his latest U.S. Senate forecast. In 2008, the former baseball statistician correctly predicted all 35 Senate contests, so his algorithm is worth tracking. As of today, Silver is giving U.S.

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by Josh Kalven
11:01am
Wed Aug 18, 2010
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by Josh Kalven
8:42am
Wed Aug 18, 2010

Giannoulias Supports NYC Mosque (Costello On The Other Hand ...)

The uproar over a proposal to build an Islamic center (including a mosque) near the site of ground zero in New York City has to be one of the most infuriating political controversies in recent memory.  As Republicans have fought to keep the facility from being built -- and as President Obama has stuck his neck out in favor of the plan -- many Democrats have remained silent.  Thankfully, Illinois' own Alexi Giannoulias isn't one of them.  "Are we going to talk about tolerance, talk about freedom of religion or are we actually going to practice it?" he

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by Aricka Flowers
4:23pm
Mon Aug 16, 2010

Kirk Nets Even More Dirty Energy Money

GOP U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk keeps cashing in on his cap-and-trade flip-flop. At the start of July, Kirk's campaign received a $5,000 contribution from COALPAC, a political action committee of the National Mining Association (NMA).

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