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Chris Dodd’s Goodbye

Chris Dodd’s Goodbye

WASHINGTON — When Connecticut Democrat Chris Dodd finished his farewell address in the Senate Tuesday, visitors witnessed an almost unimaginable sight: Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, the dour, un-bro-like Republican leader, walked over to D…

Alaska Senate Race: Joe Miller Faces Decision Time At Final Stage Of Political Fight

Alaska Senate Race: Joe Miller Faces Decision Time At Final Stage Of Political Fight

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski widened her lead over bitter rival Joe Miller on Tuesday, increasing pressure on the GOP nominee to decide whether to fight what could be a losing battle.With Murkowski holding a 10,400-vote …

John Ensign Signals He’s In It To Win It In 2012

John Ensign Signals He’s In It To Win It In 2012

Nevada Sen. John Ensign said Tuesday he has been planning to run for reelection “for a long time,” suggesting that the ongoing fallout of his extramarital affair won’t doom him politically.Read More…
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Republican Party Civil War Brewing For 2012

Republican Party Civil War Brewing For 2012

The GOP faces a wide playing field in 2012, as 21 Democrats and two independents who caucus with Democrats are up for re-election. With only 10 Republican held seats up, that gives Republicans ample opportunity to win the seats necessary to …

Patrick Leahy Defeats Len Britton In Vermont Senate Race

Patrick Leahy Defeats Len Britton In Vermont Senate Race

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The U.S. Senate’s second-longest serving member is headed back to Washington.Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont easily won re-election to a seventh term Tuesday, defeating GOP challenger Len Britton and fiv…

Vermont Election Results: Patrick Leahy Defeats Len Britton In 2010 Senate Race

Vermont Election Results: Patrick Leahy Defeats Len Britton In 2010 Senate Race

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The U.S. Senate’s second-longest serving member is headed back to Washington.Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont easily won re-election to a seventh term Tuesday, defeating GOP challenger Len Britton and fiv…

South Carolina Election Results: Jim DeMint Defeats Alvin Greene In 2010 Senate Race

South Carolina Election Results: Jim DeMint Defeats Alvin Greene In 2010 Senate Race

COLUMBIA, S.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint will return to Washington for a second term after an easy election that saw his national status rise as a kingmaker for the tea party movement and an unlikely challenge from an oddball opponent.Bas…

Sen. Harry Reid Asks For Obama’s Birth Certificate In ‘SNL’ Cold Opening (VIDEO)

Sen. Harry Reid Asks For Obama’s Birth Certificate In ‘SNL’ Cold Opening (VIDEO)

Last night on “Saturday Night Live,” the often political cold-opening mocked Senator Harry Reid’s desire to distance himself from President Obama, going so far as to reveal him to be a “birther” calling for Obama’s birth certificate.The sket…

Obama Blasts Republican Economic Policies: GOP ‘Snake Oil’ Could Jeopardize Economy

Obama Blasts Republican Economic Policies: GOP ‘Snake Oil’ Could Jeopardize Economy

With the midterm elections just 10 days away, President Barack Obama is blasting Republicans’ economic policies at rallies in support of Democratic candidates and over the airwaves.”This is a choice between the policies that got us into this…