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  • Mary Landrieu's loss and the end of ticket splitting

    Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's defeat in the Dec. 6 runoff certainly was no surprise. If anything, it seemed inevitable since the evening of Nov. 4, when it became clear a Republican rout was underway and Democrats would lose control of the Senate.
  • The secret behind the midterm election

    The secret behind the midterm election
    There's a hidden history to the nasty midterm election campaign that will, mercifully, end on Nov. 4. What's not being widely talked about is as important as what's in the news. Underappreciated fact No. 1: The number of Democratic seats that are not in...

    Oregon GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby shows gay marriage support

    Monica Wehby, the Republican U.S. Senate nominee running in deeply blue Oregon, on Tuesday did something that's a rarity for a GOP candidate: She highlighted her support of same-sex marriage.  In a TV ad released by her campaign, Wehby receives the...

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren — Democrat, liberal, go-to fundraiser

    In her bid for a West Virginia Senate seat, Democrat Natalie Tennant is steering clear of President Obama, worried that his tough environmental policies and unpopularity in coal country might hurt her chances in November. But at a recent fundraiser in...

    Another 'fact-checker' gets Social Security wrong

    Another 'fact-checker' gets Social Security wrong
    The rise of fact-checking websites, which aim to run the statements of politicians through the truth wringer, should be a positive development for the Republic. In theory. The problem is that these outfits claim to be faultless arbiters of truth. That's...