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  • Would immigration action help or hurt Obama's party this fall?

    Would immigration action help or hurt Obama's party this fall?
    One question that Washington appears unable to easily answer is whether President Obama's intention to use executive action to change immigration law would help or hurt his party in the midterm election. At the moment, the conventional wisdom is of...
  • In Alaska Senate race, Republicans rally around Republicans

    In Alaska Senate race, Republicans rally around Republicans
    The final days in the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate offered some only-in-Alaska moments, as when the three major candidates were asked in a debate about whether they'd eaten salmon in the last week. Tea party candidate Joe Miller:...
  • Showbiz Democrats Rally to Keep Party's Grip on Senate in Midterm Elections

    One of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's online attack ads against Democratic opponent Alison Grimes featured her picture lined up next to President Obama, Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand. Get it? Unpopular president + scandalized filmmaker +...
  • Establishment Republican defeats tea party foe in Alaska Senate race

    Establishment Republican defeats tea party foe in Alaska Senate race
    The tea party’s victory drought against establishment Republicans persisted in the hard-fought battle for the GOP nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Alaska, as former state Atty. Gen. Dan Sullivan defeated tea party favorite Joe Miller....
  • Obamacare loses some of its campaign punch for Republicans

    Obamacare loses some of its campaign punch for Republicans
    Six months ago, a House Republican campaign official listed the top three issues that would propel the party's candidates to victory in the midterm election: "Obamacare, Obamacare, Obamacare." It was a strategy that worked well in 2010, when GOP...
  • Senate gives final passage to Obama's plan for arming Syrian rebels

    Senate gives final passage to Obama's plan for arming Syrian rebels
    The Senate gave final approval Thursday to President Obama's plan to arm Syrian opposition groups in the fight against Islamic State militants, a vote that upended party allegiances and hardened opposition to the administration's strategy. Senators...
  • Four takeaways from the vote in Congress to arm Syrian rebels

    Four takeaways from the vote in Congress to arm Syrian rebels
    What was supposed to be a no-drama final session of Congress before the campaign season turned into anything but as President Obama's new strategy to combat the threat from Islamic State resulted in a wrenching vote that is likely to reverberate through...
  • Strategy for some Democrats ahead of midterm: Target President Obama

    Strategy for some Democrats ahead of midterm: Target President Obama
    Usually it's Republicans who are assailing President Obama. But some Democrats vying for U.S. Senate in states that traditionally vote Republican have followed suit, making Obama the subject of negative advertising less than two months before election...
  • Obama's speech on Islamic State gets mixed reviews in divided Congress

    Obama's speech on Islamic State gets mixed reviews in divided Congress
    As President Obama laid out a strategy Wednesday night to fight Islamic State militants, Congress is facing a tough decision over whether to approve a key part of his plan – arming the Syrian opposition.  Top congressional leaders from both...
  • Obama says U.S. will destroy Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

    Obama says U.S. will destroy Islamic State in Iraq, Syria
    President Obama declared Wednesday that he would go on the offense and pursue Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, outlining a detailed, long-term strategy to counter the militants who have captured large swaths of the region and pulled the U.S. into...
  • Congress now eager to vote on Obama's plan to fight Islamic State

    Congress now eager to vote on Obama's plan to fight Islamic State
    Congress, which seemed reluctant just a few days ago to vote on President Obama's plan to fight Islamic militants, now appears eager to do so, as House Republicans on Thursday largely backed a White House proposal to arm Syrian rebels. A vote could come...