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Harry Reid To Remain As Democratic Leader In GOP Senate

AP | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will seek to lead the Democrats in the next Congress as they hand over the majority to Republica...

Live Updates From 2014 Elections

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

Republicans have seized control of the Senate, picking up seats in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia i...

Obama Says He Sees 'Worst Possible' Senate Map For Democrats Since 1950s

Reuters | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 4 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that the Senate electoral map heavily favors Republicans, making it the toughes...

Senate Control Is The Top Prize In The Midterm Election

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans made a final push Tuesday for at least six new Senate seats, banking on voter discontent with President Barack Obama to...

Cruz Declares War if GOP Wins Senate

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Cruz says they are all wrong. Cruz wants a political war against Democrats. Cruz is the real voice of what will happen if Republicans take control of the Senate.

With Senate At Stake, Candidates Clash Over Obama

Associated Press | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of an election that will decide the Senate majority, it's time for closing arguments and an all-out effort to motivate ...

Republicans Mulling How They'll Govern If They Take The Senate

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican control of the House and Senate seems tantalizingly close, so leading Republicans are turning to a matter often overloo...

Senate Control Could Hinge On Two Independents

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — After millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate. One is...

Senate High Drama After Nov. 4

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

In six days, the nation will render its collective judgment in the midterm elections, and none of us knows what voters will do when they choose their poison on Election Day.

Senate Control Could Be Mixed Blessing For GOP 2016 Hopefuls

Reuters | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics

By Jeff Mason and Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON, Oct 28 (Reuters) - For Republican lawmakers with White House aspirations, control of...

Christian Right Will Still Turn Out For Republicans In Midterm Elections

Reuters | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics

By Alistair Bell SPRINGDALE, Ark., Oct 27 (Reuters) - If Republicans win control of the Senate in the midterm elections they should sa...

Grimes: A True Clinton Dem

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

When Grimes says she is a Clinton Democrat, she is telling the truth, and when McConnell labels Grimes an Obama Democrat rather than a Clinton Democrat, he is bearing false witness. Shouldn't allegedly liberal-friendly media outlets such as MSNBC and the New Republic report this?

Obama Predicts Democrats Will Hold The Senate In November

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama said that he thinks Democrats can maintain control of the Senate and defended his administration’s record during an interview...

Tight Midterm Races Could Lead To Fierce Runoffs

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year? A handful o...

Republicans See Senate Chances Bolstered By Primary Results

Reuters | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Republicans counting on an unpopular president and a favorable electoral landscape to ...

Draft Schweitzer for Montana Senate Seat

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

It is very possible that as Schweitzer goes, so goes Montana, and as Montana goes, so goes the nation in the U.S. Senate.

What Are Crucial Comms Strategies to Cut Through hte Noise Before the Midterms

Robert Hoopes | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Robert Hoopes

The midterm electorate is comprised of the most passionate voters - devoted and engaged political activists who write letters to editors, blog, volunt...

Boogeymen And Shady Deals Define Spin For Senate

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' ...

Norquist Weighs In On GOP Path To Control

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

(Grover G. Norquist and Patrick Gleason are Reuters contributors. The opinions expressed are their own.) By Grover G. Norquist and Pat...

Perils Lurk For GOP In Attempt To Flip Senate Red

RealClearPolitics | Caitlin Huey-Burns | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

When it comes to the 2014 Senate landscape, Republicans and Democrats might agree on one thing: The map favors the GOP....

Senate Control Hinges On Dixie

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans are counting on some Southern comfort to win Senate control next year. The fate of Democratic incumbents in GOP-trendi...

Not In God's Plan: GOP Faces Trouble After Controversy

Salon | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

When this Senate election cycle began nearly two years ago, the question seemed to be how big the new Republican majority after the 2012 elections wou...

How to End the Filibuster and Drive the Republicans Crazy

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bart Motes

Ezra Klein posts a fantastic piece on how the filibuster could be easily ended with 51 votes. Conventional wisdom suggests 67 votes are necessary, yet Klein observes this conventional wisdom may be misguided.