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  • How GOP can get to magic 60 votes, send bills to Obama

    WASHINGTON Sixty. It's the magic number for getting most things done in the U.S. Senate and it will be the target for Republicans to get legislation through the House of Representatives, past Democratic objections in the Senate and to the desk of President Barack Obama.
  • Maine independent Angus King says he will remain with Senate Democrats

    Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine put a quick end to speculation that he might join the new Republican majority, saying it was in his state's interests for him to continue to caucus with Democrats. "I think it's in Maine's interests to have a senator...

    Dems and GOP slug it out for governors' mansions nationwide

    WASHINGTON With Democrats facing the prospect Tuesday of losing control of the U.S. Senate, their hopes of ousting a number of beleaguered Republican governors from office faded as well. Democratic governors from Connecticut to Colorado were at risk of...

    Closely divided Senate is rare; how will the chamber function?

    In 1953, with Republicans holding a one-seat majority as the new Senate convened, independent Oregon Sen. Wayne Morse saw himself in a unique position of power. To reinforce the point, he made a conspicuous entrance to the chamber on the session’s...

    Governors nationwide in fight to keep their jobs

    WASHINGTON The results of 36 gubernatorial races could give Democrats a slight reprieve in the litany of bad news expected to assail the party on Election Day. Even if Democrats lose control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, they're hopeful they can oust...