Political analysts say that emotions played as big a role as issues in Republican Scott Brown’s earthshaking win this week in traditionally Democratic Massachusetts.
Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)
President Obama and congressional Democrats are rethinking their healthcare strategy in the wake of a Republican victory in the Massachusetts Senate race, giving serious consideration to abandoning the comprehensive approach in favor of incremental steps that might salvage key elements of the package.
Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX)
A source close to the Kay Bailey Hutchinson gubernatorial campaign confirms that Bush 41 himself will soon publicly endorse Hutchison. Hutchinson has been endorsed by many in the Bush family’s inner circle.
The Guardian (UK)
John McCain’s staunch opposition to gay marriage was one of the key parts of his presidential campaign. But it has become clear this was not supported in his own household. His daughter, Meghan, is a vocal advocate of gay rights. Now his wife, Cindy, has appeared in a poster campaign against California’s proposition 8 – a law banning same-sex marriage.
Washington Post (Washington, DC)
The Supreme Court has ruled that corporations may spend freely to support or oppose candidates for president and Congress, easing decades-old limits on their participation in federal campaigns.