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  • Elizabeth Warren would rather lead a movement than be president

    Elizabeth Warren would rather lead a movement than be president
    After Elizabeth Warren and Ted Cruz attacked the 2015 spending agreement in the Senate last week from opposite ends of the political spectrum, Washington engaged in a little parlor game: Is Warren the Cruz of the left? Though there are superficial...
  • First job for new Republican Senate is Keystone XL: McConnell

    The new Republican-controlled Senate's first act in January will be approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday. McConnell told reporters that the bill would be based on a measure that failed in the Senate last...
  • When did Florida become a 'Mid-Atlantic' state?

    When did Florida become a 'Mid-Atlantic' state?
    Let me say that I am a big fan of Politico, but they have confused me in recent weeks with their coverage of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s uphill re-election as Louisiana’s senior senator. Landrieu’s defeat, Politico signaled, leaves the...
  • 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. But...
  • Irony abounds -- but the madding crowd may not notice

    After the last runoff election of this year's midterms, the old Solid South still stands -- except for one small detail. Instead of being solid Democratic territory, it's becoming solid Republican. All the blue states seem to be turning red. Just about...
  • Holding one's breath, GOP style

    Holding one's breath, GOP style
    Last month, the Obama administration announced tougher Clean Air Act rules intended to reduce ground-level ozone, the chief component of the smog that plagues the Baltimore-Washington area and much of the nation. With at least half the pollution blowing...
  • GOP 'Southern strategy' comes to fruition

    To the editor: Richard Nixon's Southern strategy is now complete. There will be no Democratic senators from the former Confederacy in the new Senate. The House shows a similar picture. ("Bill Cassidy defeats Democrat Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Senate...
  • Republican Bill Cassidy defeats Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Senate race

    Republican Bill Cassidy defeats Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Senate race
    Senator Mary Landrieu conceded defeat to Republican challenger Bill Cassidy in a runoff election on Saturday, a result expanding the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate at the expense of one of the chamber's last remaining southern Democrats....
  • Bill Cassidy defeats Democrat Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Senate race

    Bill Cassidy defeats Democrat Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Senate race
    Republicans capped a banner election year Saturday by ousting Louisiana Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, completing a rout of once-invincible Democrats from the Deep South. The commanding victory by three-term Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy of Baton Rouge was...
  • Taxpayers to pay for portion of mayor's New Orleans trip

    Taxpayers to pay for portion of mayor's New Orleans trip
    City taxpayers will foot some of the bill for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's recent trip to New Orleans in which she campaigned for a fellow Democrat and attended the "Monday Night Football" game between the Ravens and the Saints. Rawlings-Blake and...
  • Louisiana voters decide fate of Mary Landrieu, and Democrats in South

    Louisiana voters trooped to the polls on a sodden Saturday with history on their ballots. At stake: whether to reelect the last Democratic U.S. senator left in the Deep South and, in a classic echo of the state’s picaresque political past, if a...