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  • Why winning the Senate matters

    — You can win midterm elections without a positive agenda. You can't win presidential elections that way. It is, therefore, vitally important for Republicans to win the Senate in 2014. Here's why. In midterms, it's all right to be the party of no....
  • Mitch McConnell wins re-election in Kentucky

    Mitch McConnell wins re-election in Kentucky
    Sen. Mitch McConnell was elected to a sixth term Tuesday, putting the veteran Capitol deal maker on track to achieve his longtime goal of becoming the Senate’s majority leader. McConnell successfully used the state’s deep opposition to...
  • Closely divided Senate is rare; how will the chamber function?

    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...
  • Obama's last chance to save his legacy

    Obama's last chance to save his legacy
    The mutiny started in West Virginia, and within four hours, Republicans had seized control of the U.S. Senate from President Barack Obama's Democratic Party. Ouch. Watching a national referendum on, well, himself unfold Tuesday night, Barack Obama saw...
  • 'We took the hill,' Sen. Pat Roberts says after GOP win in Kansas

    'We took the hill,' Sen. Pat Roberts says after GOP win in Kansas
    GOP Sen. Pat Roberts won a fourth term in the Senate on Tuesday, pulling out a win in what proved to be an unusually tough race for the Republicans in the GOP-dominated midterm election. After a close, roller-coaster campaign, the 78-year-old...
  • 'We have swept this nation,' North Carolina Republican Tillis says

    'We have swept this nation,' North Carolina Republican Tillis says
    Republican Thom Tillis unseated first-term Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in this closely divided state, after a campaign that served as a nasty and free-spending battleground for outside groups on both sides. Tillis, whose tenure as speaker of the...
  • Durbin humbled by loss of Senate as Illinois House delegation gets more conservative

     Durbin humbled by loss of Senate as Illinois House delegation gets more conservative
    Sen. Dick Durbin thanked Illinoisans on Wednesday for granting him a fourth term, and he accepted the verdict of voters elsewhere, who in effect gave him a demotion. Tuesday's Republican surge nationwide means that Durbin, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat,...
  • Ending Washington gridlock largely in Mitch McConnell's hands now

    Ending Washington gridlock largely in Mitch McConnell's hands now
    Mitch McConnell built his ascent to Senate majority leader on voter anger over Washington gridlock that he helped foster while in the Republican minority against President Obama. Now the Kentucky senator will need to convince tea party Republicans who...
  • Citizens have spoken

    Cooler heads know better than to jump to sweeping conclusions about the state of the nation immediately after an election. Elections seem to be more useful as a reminder that American voters will make up their minds based on what's important to them,...
  • Time to stop obstruction in Congress

    Time to stop obstruction in Congress
    Now that Republicans control both houses of Congress, some pundits have said the onus is on the GOP — and particularly the Senate's presumptive new majority leader, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — to end the gridlock and dysfunction that have...
  • Can Harry Reid tame battle instincts as Senate minority leader?

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is not one to run from a fight. The tenacious Nevadan pulled himself from dusty, desert poverty to the corridors of power, and once punched his future father-in-law after being denied a date with the woman who would...