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O'Donnell Mulls New Senate Run

Controversial Tea Partier talking about a comeback in 2014

(Newser) - She's baaaack: Delaware Tea Partier Christine O'Donnell is making noises about running for Senate again in 2014, thus ensuring that race would be at least as entertaining as her first unsuccessful run in 2010. "I think I owe that to my supporters, to at least consider a... More »

Christine O'Donnell Endorses...

Mitt Romney ... and he actually acknowledges it

(Newser) - Christine O'Donnell is decidedly not a witch, and she's now definite on her horse in the GOP's 2012 race: The onetime US Senate hopeful is endorsing Mitt Romney because she trusts him "to do the right thing," she said in her announcement, adding that "... More »

Christine O'Donnell Our First 'Fad Politician'

Republicans must learn from this mistake: Meghan McCain

(Newser) - Christine O’Donnell isn’t the first politician to make headlines through “cheap tricks and publicity stunts,” writes Meghan McCain in the Daily Beast . But she is the first “‘fad’ politician”—one “whose moment is fleeting but intense and memorable for all of the... More »

Palin Back In, O'Donnell Out at Iowa Tea Party Event

Looks like Sarah won this round

(Newser) - Christine O’Donnell may not be a witch, but she's got to be feeling like a yo-yo: After being invited, then uninvited , then re-invited to speak at an Iowa Tea Party event Saturday, the onetime Senate candidate is officially off the roster—and Sarah Palin is back on. Palin... More »

Palin's Iowa Appearance 'on Hold'

Due to argument over Christine O'Donnell, source says

(Newser) - Sarah Palin’s scheduled appearance at a Tea Party rally in Iowa this Saturday—which many have speculated could launch her 2012 campaign —is “no longer confirmed,” a source close to Palin tells the Wall Street Journal , accusing the organizers at Tea Party of America of “... More »

No. of Fans at O'Donnell Book Signing: 5

...and one of them wanted her to sign a book on demonology

(Newser) - This past week has not been a good one for Christine O’Donnell: First she had a rather disappointing showing at a Florida book signing, then she was dropped from a Tea Party rally. The book signing, held Wednesday in “staunchly Republican” Naples, came during a time when few... More »

O'Donnell: Piers Was Being 'Creepy'

Calls CNN host's questions 'borderline sexual harassment'

(Newser) - Christine O’Donnell didn’t walk out of her interview with Piers Morgan because he asked about gay marriage, she said this morning on the Today show. Instead, “it was the very inappropriate, creepy line of questioning leading up to that,” she noted. “I wanted to stop... More »

Christine O'Donnell Walks Out on Piers Morgan

She flees after being pressed for views on gay marriage

(Newser) - Christine O'Donnell fled an interview on Piers Morgan Tonight after the host pressed her for her views on gay marriage. O'Donnell said she only wanted to talk about the policies outlined in her new book , Troublemaker, and Morgan responded that the book discusses sexual ethics. "I'm... More »

Christine O'Donnell Addresses 'Witch' Ad

O'Donnell: Ad was 'lowest moment of the compaign'

(Newser) - Nearly a year after she won a stunning primary victory in a US Senate race and drew nationwide attention for her controversial statements, Christine O'Donnell is back on the scene, by way of a new book. In Troublemaker: Let's Do What It Takes to Make America Great Again,... More »

Christine O'Donnell's Next Gig: DWTS?

Would-be senator says she's thinking about offer

(Newser) - Sarah Palin lobbied for fellow Mama Grizzly Christine O’Donnell to go on Dancing With the Stars last year, and now it looks like it just might happen. The former Tea Party candidate told her Facebook fans Monday that she was invited onto the reality show, the New York ... More »

Christine O'Donnell Starts a PAC

It's unclear what 'ChristinePAC' intends to do

(Newser) - Christine O’Donnell has taken her Sarah Palin mini-me act to its next logical level, filing paperwork to form a political action committee called ChristinePAC. The group will allow America’s favorite non-witch to remain involved in politics, much as SarahPAC does for Palin, the New York Times observes. It’... More »

O'Donnell: Establishment Is Out to Get Me

Both parties want to 'stop Tea Party in its tracks,' she says

(Newser) - Erstwhile Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell blasted reports of a federal investigation into alleged campaign finance fraud as an "establishment trick." We’ve "been warned by multiple high-ranking Democrat insiders that the Delaware Democrat and Republican political establishment is jointly planning to pull out all the stops... More »

Feds Investigate O'Donnell's Campaign Spending

FBI looks into whether she used campaign money for personal expenses

(Newser) - Potential trouble for Christine O'Donnell: The FBI is investigating whether she used campaign money for personal expenses, reports the AP . (The story is based on an anonymous source, and it notes that nothing has been referred to a grand jury.) O'Donnell raised $7.3 million in her unsuccessful run... More »

The Top Moments in 2010 Politics

The Tea Party really made things interesting this year

(Newser) - From a January special election right up to the unexpectedly-productive lame duck Congress that just finished, 2010 was an incredible year in politics. Here's the rundown of Politico's top moments:
  • Jan. 9, Scott Brown surges—The Republican took the lead in polls, sending uneasy Democrats into full-fledged panic mode. Just
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The Top 10 Quotes of 2010

We're not witches, either

(Newser) - Remember when Christine O'Donnell solemnly looked into our eyes and declared, "I'm not a witch"? That little gem has topped (well, tied for tops) 2010's list of most memorable quotes, according to the Yale Book of Quotations. Giving O'Donnell a run for her money was Tony Hayward's "... More »

Pearl Harbor, Edwards, Jobless Deal All Tragedies: O'Donnell

Pearl Harbor, Elizabeth Edwards, and whoops, time to backtrack

(Newser) - Christine O'Donnell is still here, and still making headlines thanks to comments like the one she made Tuesday, calling the extension of unemployment benefits a "tragedy." Not just a tragedy, but a tragedy that merited mentioning in the same breath as Pearl Harbor and Elizabeth Edwards. O'Donnell was... More »

Christine O'Donnell Signs Book Deal

She wants it to be a 'catalyst' for revolution

(Newser) - Christine O'Donnell is again following the lead of her political heroine Sarah Palin. She's signed a deal with St. Martin's Press for a book that she tweets will "set the record straight" on the election, reports the Huffington Post . A separate statement from her has larger ambitions: "The... More »

Christine O'Donnell: I'd Date a Democrat

As long as that Democrat 'doesn't mind being wrong a lot'

(Newser) - Christine O’Donnell and her large American flag pin appeared on the Tonight Show last night, where she divulged that she actually comes from a fairly liberal family—and she would consider dating a Democrat, as long as he “doesn’t mind being wrong a lot.” O’Donnell’... More »

'Time to Take Back Mama Grizzly'

Women aren't responsible for Palin, Bachmann, Angle, O'Donnell

(Newser) - So 2010 was the year of the mama grizzly, and now it's time to get her back from Sarah Palin and Co., writes Gail Collins in the New York Times. For starters, she never belonged in their camp anyway—Gloria Steinem tells Collins that the real mama grizzlies “are... More »

O'Donnell Blames 'Republican Cannibalism' for Loss

In related news, Fox won't hire her

(Newser) - Christine O’Donnell thinks she lost because Karl Rove and the GOP establishment didn’t get behind her fast enough. In an interview with CNN , she called her loss a “symptom of Republican cannibalism,” noting that the whole Republican ticket lost in Delaware. “There was this infighting,... More »

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