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2010 midterm elections

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Minority Blues

The historic national Republican wave, which saw the GOP gain at least 64 seats in the US House of Representatives, seemed to skip Massachusetts, which elected Democrats in all 10 congressional districts.
Massachusetts's Democratic Congressmen won their elections, but lost their power. What will they do in John Boehner's House?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 19, 2010
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Reliving the nightmare

Somebody should thank Scott Brown.
Massachusetts escapes, but much of the nation succumbs to the ravages of democracy
By EDITORIAL  |  November 05, 2010
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Democrats against Obama

Now that the midterm wipeout has concluded, analysts are already sizing up the GOP challengers to a weakened Barack Obama. Not only that: some Democratic party elders are considering the once-unthinkable scenario of a debilitating challenge to Barack Oba
Even before the rout at the polls, Democrats were nervous about their President. The left felt sold out, and moderates were frightened. Now it's payback time.
By STEVEN STARK  |  November 05, 2010
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Three-Fall

In a less politically charged world, the triumvirate of Democratic political leaders in Washington — President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — might now be taking victory laps over one of the most produc
President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, and Speaker Pelosi have accomplished much — and are running for their political lives
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 16, 2010
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Elephant in the Room?

The upcoming national midterm elections are shaping up as a big Republican wave.
Republicans are expected to take dozens of US House seats this year — some may even be in Massachusetts
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 15, 2010