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Mayor Bloomberg supported Republicans’ effort to take back the state Senate.

Salon says Bloomberg did that because he is far more fiscally conservative than socially liberal.

The Reverend Al Sharpton is your new Essence columnist.

An interesting take on why the homeland is secure:”The state of Wisconsin has gone an entire deer-hunting season without someone getting killed.”

Charlie Rangel reiterates his plan to serve out his term.

The fate of State Senator Kevin Parker is in the hands of a jury now, after he opted not to testify.

Dan Amira tells the Senate to “stay in the capital for a few more days, you lazy bastards” and repeal DADT.

Some former Obama staffers aren’t happy about the tax cut compromise.

Chris Cillizza looks at whether Hillary Clinton really meant it about not running.

Elizabeth Edwards has stopped cancer treatment, and is surrounded now by family and friends (including husband John.)

The budget battle has begun.

On the Senate floor, Kirsten Gillibrand chokes up making the case for the Zadroga 9/11 health care bill.

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