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Senate 2012

Joe Lieberman's Wild Ride | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

Joe Lieberman has served in the Senate for 8,765 days, and his final one will come Thursday when the 113th Congress convenes at noon. He entered it a ...

Dems Hold Senate, May Expand Majority

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

BY DAVID LAWDER, REUTERS Democrats kept control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night, taking over hotly contested Republican seats in Massachusetts ...

Democrats Expand Grip On Senate

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

BY TOM RAUM, ASSOCIATED PRESS Democrats strengthened their hold on the Senate but failed Tuesday to recapture the majority in the House of Represen...

Democrats Retain Senate Control On Election Night

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Democrats won a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in ...

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Hold On To The Senate | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats defended their Senate majority Tuesday night, beating Republicans in the swing contests and trouncing the Tea Party in a pair ...

Adam Carlson

17 Senate Races To Watch | Adam Carlson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Democrats currently hold a 53 to 47 majority in the Senate, including two independents that caucus with them. After gaining six seats in the 2010 midt...

GOP Strategist Warns Of 'Ticking Time Bombs'

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

The 2012 Senate elections are finally here, as well as hundreds of House races across the country. For all of the money being poured into the contests...

Senate Elections 2012: Democrats Fight To Prevent Republicans From Retaking Control

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

The Senate elections in 2012 could result in a shift in party control in the upper congressional chamber. Democrats are looking to prevail over Rep...

PHOTOS: Women In The U.S. Senate

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

With 33 seats up for grabs on Tuesday, the composition of the U.S. Senate stands to add several female voices. Of the 18 women vying to retain or ...

GOP Mission Goes Awry Leaving Dem Opportunity

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Nov 6 (Reuters) - A year ago, Republicans seemed headed toward capturing the U.S. Senate, now controlled by Democrats by a 53-47 margin. ...

Michael McAuliff

Hope Fades But Not Lost For GOP Senate Control | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

This was supposed to be a Republican year in the U.S. Senate contests, with better than even odds that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) would take the maj...

Paul Blumenthal

'Dark Money' Floods 2012 Election | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four conservative nonprofits and the business industry's lead trade association have spent nearly $300 million on political efforts over...

Dems Hammer Candidates For Mourdock Money Ties

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

Democrats are trying to keep the heat on Republicans in tight Senate races by attacking their financial ties to Richard Mourdock, the Indiana Senate c...

Paul Blumenthal

Democratic Super PACs Raise $31 Million In September | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top three Democratic super PACs are closing strong with a collective take of $31 million in September. The big fundraising haul was ...

Michael McAuliff

Tommy Thompson Encourages Iran Crackdown, Earns Money Off Iran | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate Tommy Thompson said Thursday that the United States should consider cracking down on Russia and China for backing Iran'...

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Super PAC Counters Rove With Big Ad Buy | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Majority PAC, the Democratic super PAC backing U.S. Senate candidates, is dropping $8.4 million into nine races across the country. The ...

Paul Blumenthal

Karl Rove Attacks From The Left? | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The "dark money" nonprofit Crossroads GPS is taking a new tack in its attacks on two Democratic Senate candidates, Montana Sen. Jon Test...

Democrat Seizes Momentum In Tense Senate Race

Reuters | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics

By Nick Carey WEST SALEM, Wisconsin - Fresh off a nasty battle to recall Wisconsin's governor in the spring, the state has another high profile po...

Crossroads GPS Launches $3.7 Million Ad Buy In Ohio, Virginia, Nevada, Indiana

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

Crossroads GPS, the conservative advocacy group backed by Karl Rove, continued its spending blitz across key Senate races with the release of four new...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Control Targeted By Conservative Groups | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- All eyes are fixed on the money race between President Barack Obama, Republican nominee Mitt Romney and the outside groups cheering the...

Democrat Embraces John McCain, Tweaking GOP Challenger

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

You wouldn't expect a Democrat to welcome Republican Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) to town on a visit to help an opponent, but Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) wi...

Shelley Berkley Ethics Probe Endangers Harry Reid

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle Harry Reid's future as U.S. Senate majority leader may hinge on whether fellow Nevada Democrat Shelley Berkley can survive an ...

Senate to SEC: Act on Cardin-Lugar Now!

Sen. Dick Lugar | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Sen. Dick Lugar

This is more than just some bureaucratic squabble. Strong support for the principles of transparency, good governance and fighting corruption has been hallmark of American policy for more than three decades, since passage of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Democratic Super PAC Triples Up

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON, July 12 (Reuters) - Majority PAC, a "Super PAC" helping Democrats fight for seats in the U.S. Senate, sai...

Elizabeth Warren: Record of American Indian Heritage Was Destroyed in 1906

Stephen Herrington | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

My own heritage is a concrete example of what bigotry in hand with indifference to justice can do to a family history.