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  • Senate GOP concedes on Homeland Security bill; when will the House?

    Senate GOP concedes on Homeland Security bill; when will the House?
    If you don't have the votes to get a bill passed, do you: a) Wait for people to change their minds; b) Rewrite the bill and try again; or c) Break something on the theory that it will persuade your opponents to cave? This is the question...
  • Fate of Obamacare hinges on six words

    WASHINGTON Could a simple six-word sentence fragment, buried deep within hundreds of pages of legislative text, end up destroying Obamacare? It might sound far-fetched at first, but determined opponents think they've found a way to unravel the entire...
  • Jonathan Bernstein: Scott Walker faces higher hurdles than polls

    How can we tell if Scott Walker's polling surge means anything? Walker has been doing well for three weeks now including in a new Iowa surveyputting him firmly in the lead (albeit with only 25 percent of the vote) and a national poll on Tuesday showing...
  • Stuart Rothenberg: Remembrance of shutdowns past

    WASHINGTON Republicans scored big gains in the 2010 and 2014 elections because both of those midterms were about President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. Democrats had successful elections in 2006, 2008 and 2012 primarily because they made those...
  • Back to basics: Keep 'em separated

    A prediction: Within a week, the president will sign an appropriations bill extending funding for the Department of Homeland Security. Recently, a federal district court judge in Texas doused (but didn't extinguish) the hottest populist political fire in...
  • Does the Supreme Court care that Americans support gay marriage?

    WASHINGTON As Noah Rothman of the conservative blog Hot Air put it Friday, polls show that "gay marriage is so popular that even Republicans are coming around." A new CNN/ORC poll found that 63 percent of Americans side with gay and lesbian couples on...
  • Thai constitution drafters say Senate to be unelected

    A committee appointed by Thailand's military rulers is laying the groundwork for a new method of choosing the country's leaders and lawmakers — and it involves giving voters less power to choose. Thailand's new 200-member Senate will be not elected...
  • Garcia says 'working class' to power bid for Chicago mayor

    If Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is going to have a shot at upsetting Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in an April runoff, he'll need to quickly solidify a coalition of minorities, union members and progressives reminiscent of one that buoyed his mentor, Harold...
  • Every vote counts in Waukegan's 2nd Ward council race

    In a city that once saw consecutive mayoral elections decided by six and 36 votes, respectively, the two votes separating Patrick Seger from incumbent Thomas Koncan Jr. in Tuesday's 2nd Ward Democratic primary might not have come as a complete surprise....
  • McConnell's move to avert shutdown cheers vulnerable senators up in 2016

    WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is always looking ahead to the next election. And as much as the Kentucky Republican's move to go ahead with a clean bill funding the Department of Homeland Security drew the ire of the conservative base,...
  • Santorum is ready for a comeback. Who knew?

    WASHINGTON He's looking a little tan, sounding rested and signaling he's ready. He's a former senator from a big swing state who was a senior member of the congressional leadership. He was even the runner-up for his party's presidential nomination last...