The city of Hamtramck, Mich., is $3 million in debt and will run out of money by the end of January. It has sought permission from the state to file for bankruptcy, a move never before taken by a Michigan municipality. This could be a preview of what may happen to many cities and towns statewide.
California's labor movement was the game-changer in the state's Democratic election sweep.
In Arizona, Republican candidate Jesse Kelley, for the U.S. House in the 8th District, has come out strongly in favor of salmonella outbreaks. He, like many Republicans denying the obvious need for better enforcement of health and food safety regulations, almost incredibly, espoused what amounts to "E-Coli conservatism" at a campaign rally hosted by the Pima County Tea Party Patriots.
Pollsters are now beginning to predict a better election night for Democrats than they were expecting up until now, with the unprecedented campaign the labor movement has mounted getting much of the credit.
Republicans call President Obama a "carjacker" for his stimulus plan, as Democrats close gap in new poll.