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Mark Pryor

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  • 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...
  • In tight Senate races, immigration could still be a priority issue

    In tight Senate races, immigration could still be a priority issue
    When the U.S. Senate race in Arkansas heated up this summer, Mark Pryor found himself under attack from his opponent with a nasty — and inaccurate — ad claiming that the Democrat had supported giving Social Security benefits to people who...
  • Why the GOP may not take the Senate

    Why the GOP may not take the Senate
    There is something deeply satisfying about the troubles punditry is having in nailing down exactly what's happening in the 2014 elections. The careful statistical models keep gyrating on the question of whether Republicans will win control of the Senate...
  • Doyle McManus: Obama testing the bounds of presidential lame-duckery

    There are two words every president, including Barack Obama, hates to hear: "lame duck." He's in year six of his eight-year run. His biggest accomplishments are all in the past; his remaining proposals are stymied by Congress. His popularity is mired...
  • The Rove rule: When all else fails, make 'Obamacare' a dirty word

    The disconnect between what Americans think of most provisions of Obamacare (love them!) and what they think of "Obamacare" (hate it!) has been the most perplexing aspect of rollout of the Affordable Care Act. It's also the aspect most vigorously...
  • Fever chart: A report from Arkansas

    Remember the good old days when political campaigns and the general hysteria they kicked off didn't begin to mount till after Labor Day? It wasn't just customary, it was almost official -- like the beginning of football season or the college term. Or even...
  • Obama won't act on immigration before election, White House says

    Obama won't act on immigration before election, White House says
    Amid pressure from Democrats worried about political backlash, President Obama will delay his promised executive actions to overhaul the immigration system until later this year, the White House said Saturday. The decision is a clear reversal from...
  • 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...
  • 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 +...
  • With Control Of Senate In The Balance, CT Senators Help Colleagues

    With Control Of Senate In The Balance, CT Senators Help Colleagues
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal reached out to his supporters this week asking them for campaign cash — not for his campaign, but for that of Sen. Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat. Although Franken is a former Saturday Night Live...
  • 5 Democratic senators join failed effort to block Obama on immigration

    5 Democratic senators join failed effort to block Obama on immigration
    Five Democratic senators broke from their party Thursday to side with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in an effort to derail President Obama's executive actions on immigration. The procedural move failed in a tie vote, 50-50. Although largely symbolic, it...