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  • Background check 'win-win' amendment gets a 'no, thanks' from Senate minority

     
    Senate deals setback to gun bill in vote on background checks tells the story of how the filibuster wins again: The final vote was, 54 (yes) to 46 (no), after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) switched his vote to......
  • Analysis: Shutdown as a campaign issue? That was so last year

    WASHINGTON Even before the government started shutting down, one year ago Tuesday night, it seemed a sure bet that throughout the coming campaign congressional Republicans would be made to rue the political consequences of their showdown strategy....
  • As election nears, control of Senate looks surprisingly uncertain

    Just over a month before the midterm election, control of the U.S. Senate remains surprisingly up for grabs as Democrats parlay a financial edge and other advantages to battle history and a strong anti-Obama tide. Republicans still enjoy the more secure...
  • Illegal-immigration fears energize Republican voter base

    URBANDALE, Iowa To Vinita Smith, the most important issue in this year's congressional elections is simple: The government needs to protect Americans. Securing the nation's borders is crucial to that mission, said the retiree from Panora, Iowa, and so...
  • Roll Call's 10 most vulnerable senators

    WASHINGTON Montana's appointed Sen. John Walsh was by far the most endangered incumbent in the chamber in early August, but his decision to not seek a full term has opened the top slot to a couple other worthy contenders. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., is...
  • Republicans appear in position to take Senate control

    WASHINGTON Voters hate Washington, and they'll get their chance to shake things up in November's midterm elections. The big question is whether the Republicans can win control of the Senate while holding the House of Representatives, which would give...
  • Under pressure from Democrats, Obama postpones action on immigration

    WASHINGTON Facing pressure from Senate Democrats worried about losing congressional seats in November, President Barack Obama will postpone until after the elections his plan to act on his own to change immigration laws, White House officials said...
  • Money pours in as race for U.S. Senate seat from Arkansas tightens

    LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - The Arkansas race for a seat in the U.S. Senate is nearly a dead heat and almost certain to be the most expensive in the state's history as Democrats and Republicans pour money into a battle that could help determine the...
  • Democrat Mark Pryor struggles to hold Senate seat in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Jay Gadberry has always voted for Sen. Mark Pryor, a Democrat, despite his own moderately conservative leanings. After all, the two attended college together. Pryor even flew back to Arkansas when Gadberry's oldest daughter was killed...
  • Rothenberg analysis: Senate GOP gains at least 7 seats

    WASHINGTON While the current Rothenberg Political Report ratings don't show it, I am now expecting a substantial Republican Senate wave in November, with a net gain of at least seven seats. But I wouldn't be shocked by a larger gain. Rothenberg...
  • Out of touch? Senate candidates under fire for where they live

    WASHINGTON The elections for control of the Senate could hinge as much on where some candidates live as on how they vote. Residency controversies are dogging Senate candidates in several pivotal states: Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, and New...