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  • Top TV lobbyist warns telecom industry 'wants us out of the game'

     
    National Association of Broadcasters president Gordon Smith tells industry not to rest on its laurels...
  • FCC's Genachowski pushes putting TV political ad costs online

     
    FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski pushed reform of political advertising disclosure rules at NAB convention....
  • Video: Is it OK to use your kid in an ad?

     
    The ad below is being aired in an Oregon Senate race, where Democrat Jeff Merkley is getting ready to run against Republican incumbent Gordon Smith. It's probably not the first time a politician has used his kid this way, but......
  • Stevens woes = 60 votes for Dems?

     
    by Frank James The federal indictment of Sen. Ted Stevens certainly is buoying Democratic hopes that they could pick up enough Senate seats to get to the magical 60 votes, enough for a veto-proof majority. It would be the......
  • Obama, the new Reagan?

     
    By Paul West Every so often, luck and circumstance give birth to an accidental congressman or senator, a politician who lands in Washington mainly by being in the right place at the right time. Once in a very long while,......
  • Will Dems get a brake-free Senate?

     
    by Frank James One of the biggest question marks right now about what will happen on Election Day is whether Democrats will gain a filibuster-proof Senate by reaching 60 votes. The filibuster, of course, is the way that the Senate......
  • Congressional power within Dems' grasp

     
    by James Oliphant Congressional Democrats appear close to having something they haven't known for a long time: power. After being marginalized by the Bush administration and stymied by a cohesive Republican minority, Democrats on the Hill look poised to...
  • U.S. Senate races: Big drama, eclipsed in NY

     
    With all the attention on the monumental presidential contest and local eyes watching to see whether Democrats can capture the state Senate, a handful of U.S. Senate races have not received much attention in these parts. But Sen. Charles......
  • Senate races: Election night guide

     
    by James Oliphant Twelve Senate races are considered to be close this Election Day. The outcome could have a significant impact on the balance of power on the Hill. Democrats are chasing a 60-vote majority, which would allow them to......
  • (Almost) Final numbers: Stevens survives? (Updated)

     
    In the presidential race, Obama has 52 percent with a turnout just short of 120 million -- a bit less than some were projecting yesterday. But the 52 percent -- a majority of the country -- will be an......
  • Senate update: Oregon looking blue

     
    by James Oliphant Democrats may have picked off another GOP seat in the Senate. This morning, the Oregonian, Portland's newspaper, is projecting that Jeff Merkley has unseated Republican incumbent Sen. Gordon Smith. If that occurs, it would be the sixth.....