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  • Ben Sasse features Obama's 'Constitutional madness' in bracket

    After President Obama filled out a NCAA bracket on ESPN, Nebraska Senate candidate Ben Sasse is poking him for his "Constitutional Madness." Sasse asked his fans to choose Obama's worst constitutional violation, such as "forcing taxpayers to violate religious conscience by funding abortion...

  • Marco Rubio backs Senate package to aid Ukraine, sanction Russia

    Sen. Marco Rubio supports Senate legislation to aid Ukraine and sanction Russia, despite his opposition to the International Monetary Fund reforms included in the bill. Breaking with some conservatives in the Senate and an aid and sanctions package approved by the GOP-controlled House, the...

  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee brings in record money for February

    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has posted another record fundraising month, the committee announced Thursday, padding its war chest further for a fiercely competitive midterm election cycle. The committee brought in $6.8 million last month -- its best February ever -- to bring...

  • Nuclear option fallout imperils Obama's nominees

    When Senate Democrats executed the so-called nuclear option last year and changed their chamber's rules for votes on President Obama's nominees, administration officials breathed a sigh of relief. As long as the nominees were qualified, they thought Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.,...

  • NRSC: 'Next stop, Senate majority'

    Republican voters have more enthusiasm for the next election than Democrats, but it's not quite as high as it was in the 2010 midterms, according to recent polling.

  • Republican factions can't change the facts

    At a time when polls show public opinion turning against the Democrats, some Republicans seem to be turning against each other. Even with the prospect of being able to win control of the Senate in this fall's elections, some Republicans are busy manufacturing ammunition for their own circular...

  • Robert Gibbs: Democrats 'definitely' and 'absolutely' in danger of losing the Senate

    Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs admitted Sunday that Democrats were in obvious danger of losing the Senate in 2014. When asked by NBC's David Gregory if Democrats could lose the senate, the former press secretary for President Obama replied, "absolutely" and "definitely."...

  • Scott Brown hopes to ride a new electoral wave -- this time in New Hampshire

    NASHUA, N.H. -- In 2010, Scott Brown won a special election in Massachusetts that marked the beginning of a historic electoral wave, which would sweep Republicans to a House majority and net them six seats in the Senate. Now, he hopes he can do it again. "A big political wave is about to...

  • Kay Hagan presses Senate for climate action

    Sen. Kay Hagan took to the Senate floor Thursday to call for congressional action on climate change. "This is a pressing problem that needs to be addressed and too often gets pushed to the backburner," the North Carolina Democrat said. The overture was of note because Hagan is in a tight...

  • Why teachers unions back the child care block grant reauthorization

    On Thursday, the Senate passed a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Redevelopment Block Grant. The legislation would, as the title indicates, give states funds to pay for child care programs. Big Labor was a major backer of the bill, which -- not coincidentally -- would make it easier for...

  • Jon Stewart kicks off #McConnelling video mashups

    "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart had a lot of fun with Sen. Mitch McConnell's b-roll video footage released by his campaign this week. Stewart admitted Thursday that he was in a terrible mood until the clip came into his life, and shared some of his favorite mashups of the footage with...

  • White House downplays role of Obamacare in Florida loss

    The White House insisted that Obamacare was “not the decisive factor” in a deflating special election loss for Democrats in Florida.

  • Scott Brown poised to explore New Hampshire Senate run

    BOSTON -- Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is expected to announce on Friday that he will explore a bid for Senate in New Hampshire. Brown will make the announcement in afternoon remarks from Nashua, N.H., after months of speculation about his political future. He recently moved to the...

  • Congress approves bill to ease increases on flood insurance rates

    Congress has passed legislation to halt rate increases in the federal flood insurance program for many homeowners in hazard zones nationwide. The measure easily cleared the Senate by a vote of 72-22 after the House overwhelmingly approved it last week. The bill now goes to President Obama,...

  • Millionaires lose unemployment benefits in new Senate deal

    Millionaires will no longer qualify for unemployment benefits under the bipartisan Senate deal unveiled Thursday afternoon, ending a subsidy that Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., attacked as a "reverse Robin Hood" provision designed to increase support for government programs. "Notwithstanding any...



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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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