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  • Harry Reid's government shutdown

    Reid is complaining that Republicans have advanced his own bill in order to "stall" the Senate.

  • Sen. Reid calls for apology for plantation remark

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he wants an apology from a GOP House member and Senate candidate who said that Reid "runs the Senate like a plantation." Reid, D-Nev., told reporters that the comment by congressman Bill Cassidy of Louisiana was "insensitive, very...

  • Harry Reid is mad that Republicans didn't obstruct his bill

    After Monday's bipartisan 79-18 vote, Reid vented to reporters that Republicans were trying to "stall" the Senate, indicating that he never intended for the campaign finance amendment by Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., to go to a real floor debate.

  • Republican Senate candidate backs gay marriage in ad

    This pro-gay marriage ad by Oregon Senate candidate Monica Wehby is the first of its kind run by a Republican Senate candidate.

  • Congress' approval hits pre-election low

    Just 14 percent of Americans approve how Congress is handling its job, according to a new Gallup poll. The rating is the second lowest one measured before a fall midterm election since 1974.

  • Michelle Obama stumps for Georgia candidate

    Obama spoke to a crowd of several hundred largely African-American supporters at Atlanta's Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center. She urged them to be "more passionate and more hungry" in the 2014 midterm election races than in 2008 and 2012 presidential races, according to the Wall Street...

  • Senate advances constitutional amendment on campaign finance

    It was authored by Democrats, who thought it would be blocked by GOP opposition. But Republicans voted to move ahead with the debate.

  • Most analysts see GOP winning Senate

    Many independent analysts now predict that Republicans will take over the Senate in the midterm elections, but not by a huge margin.

  • New ad hits Michigan Democrat over Keystone XL, ties to liberal billionaire

    "We can't leave Michigan's future in Gary Peters' hands," the ad states.

  • Republican poll shows tie in North Carolina race

    Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., was tied with Republican challenger Thom Tillis at 44 percent, according to a GOP poll shared with the Washington Examiner.

  • Dianne Feinstein denounced treachery, torture and spying on Congress

    The oldest serving senator in one of the upper chamber's most-demanding jobs, she can afford to be independent and doesn't have to worry about re-election if she decides to run again.

  • The 'Obama touch' could doom Democratic candidates

    Latino voters are now beginning to figure out that, like American allies abroad, to be a friend of Obama is to invite — indeed, to ask for — betrayal.

  • GOP's chances of retaking Senate increase: NYT Upshot

    Republicans' chances of taking control of the U.S. Senate have increased to 61 percent from 58 percent, according to a prominent data-driven forecast.

  • Rubio: 'We have to deal with immigration'

    The bill included a pathway to citizenship for the millions of illegal immigrants currently residing in the U.S., and Rubio took heat from the conservative base for supporting that and other policies found in the "gang of eight" bill.

  • Marco Rubio more likely to run for president if Democrats hold the Senate

    A Senate controlled by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Rubio said, would not be a hospitable place for him to push the sort of conservative government reforms he favors.



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