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  • Top priority for lame-duck Senate: Vote on Obama nominations

    WASHINGTON State Department officials and Washington's diplomatic community are pressing the Senate to address a backlog of ambassadorial nominations during Congress' post-election lame-duck session. They fear that if the Republicans win control of the...
  • Alaska Senate race becomes most expensive campaign in state's history

    The local official introducing the candidate eventually got around to the point — Sen. Mark Begich, standing up for Alaskans, get out the vote — but first he lit into the Koch brothers and what he described as money's power to warp politics....
  • Sen. Cornyn campaigns for a GOP majority and a powerful perch for himself

    WASHINGTON Republican Sen. John Cornyn's re-election campaign looks to be in comfortable shape as Tuesday's voting approaches, but the Texan is still pushing hard because as his party's political prospects rise and fall, so do his own. If the GOP wins...
  • How Harry Reid doomed Democratic senators

    How Harry Reid doomed Democratic senators
    "What day is it?" "It's today," squeaked Piglet. "My favorite day," said Pooh. As a proud member of the "don't just do something, sit there" school of politics, I don't fret much about partisanship and gridlock. Partisanship and gridlock aren't bugs...
  • Cruising toward re-election, Sen. Graham works on behalf of other GOP hopefuls

    WASHINGTON The political reach of Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and his money extends far beyond the campaigns in the Palmetto State. With his re-election to a third six-year term all but assured, Graham is spending and stumping extensively outside...
  • Democrats run from Harry Reid

    Harry Reid's caucus is running from him on the campaign trail, but that doesn't mean a revolt is in the works yet. The majority leader has twisted the Senate into a pretzel all year to protect his vulnerable members, but the Nevada Democrat is now facing...
  • Jonah Goldberg and the GOP's Harry Reid obsession

    Jonah Goldberg and the GOP's Harry Reid obsession
    Times columnist Jonah Goldberg swings his rhetorical hammer Tuesday at congressional dysfunction, arguing that polarization wasn't as big a problem as politicians' eagerness for self-protection. It's a good point, and his column is very much worth...
  • Vote with a vengeance to thwart GOP

    Vote with a vengeance to thwart GOP
    With days to go until the midterms, and with polls pointing to the prospect that Republicans could take control of the Senate, the stakes are high not just for the Obama administration and congressional Democrats, but for the United States. The...
  • Durbin puts party and politics before all

    I do not live in Illinois, but the choice of a U.S. senator always carries national implications, and so my interest and dismay with your endorsement of Dick Durbin for re-election. While I may be an elderly curmudgeon now, I was raised in an...
  • Vulnerable Senate Democrats almost always voted with Obama

    WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's decision to avoid tough votes this year has backfired in one respect it gave his vulnerable incumbents few opportunities to show off any independence from President Barack Obama. A new CQ vote study shows...
  • Road-tested and reliable

    One vote can define a career in the U.S. Senate. Consider Edmund Ross of Kansas, one of the senators in John F. Kennedy's "Profiles in Courage," who cast the deciding vote in the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson — and lost his seat as a result....