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Mary L. Landrieu

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  • Fight for Senate control down to five states

    WASHINGTON With six weeks to go, the fight for control of the Senate is down to five states, four of them currently held by Democratic senators. Republicans must win only two of those contests to guarantee the 51 seats they need to control the Senate for...
  • 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...
  • Black lawmakers map out plans to boost Democrats this fall

    WASHINGTON With control of the Senate up for grabs this fall, the Congressional Black Caucus is hitting the road to bolster Democrats facing tough races in the Deep South. Several CBC members outlined their get-out-the-vote efforts at a news conference...
  • 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 fromĀ Islamic State resulted in a wrenching vote that is likely to reverberate through...
  • 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...
  • What happens if Republicans win the Senate?

    For most of the year, it seemed almost certain that Republicans would win the six additional U.S. Senate seats they need to oust the Democrats from their majority and take control of Congress. But the outlook has turned murkier in recent weeks. While...
  • Louisiana U.S. Senator Landrieu's campaign repays U.S. for airfare

    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Louisiana U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu's campaign has paid back over $33,000 to the federal government for political travel wrongly billed to her Senate office over a 12-year period, her campaign said on Friday. The disclosure comes...
  • 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...
  • Lameness of Congress' post-election session could hinge on results

    WASHINGTON There's no "fiscal cliff" or global financial crisis for this year's post-election lame-duck session, but that doesn't mean it will be easy. Lawmakers will be faced with a couple of old favorites: another extension of government funding and...
  • 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...
  • Obama's craven delay on immigration [Editorial]

    Obama's craven delay on immigration  [Editorial]
    Want to know what average Americans think of a president who makes decisions based on politics and not what he actually believes in? President Barack Obama should rent a copy of "The American President" with friends and listen to the cheers when President...