| Dec 6, 2014
| 12:32 PM
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...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:25 PM
After Mary L. Landrieu had finished, after Louisiana's beleaguered U.S. senator was done touting her work bringing disaster relief and high-speed Internet service and street lamps and drainage pipes and defense dollars and so much more to her hard-pressed...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:54 PM
WASHINGTON -- Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering a run for president in 2016, raised $581,550 into a pair of political accounts in the weeks leading up to and immediately following the midterm elections.
O'Malley, whose second term ends in...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 8:43 AM
The challenge facing Florida’s senior senator is, well, Herculean. Somehow, Bill Nelson, a three-term senator and the only Democrat to consistently win statewide office, must somehow help re-invigorate a state political party that has been in a coma...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 7:12 PM
The midterm elections were over. The 11 campaign workers from Occidental College returned to class. But first, they heard from a school reverend.
"You win some, you lose some," Susan Young told the group. It's perfectly OK, she said, to have trouble...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Tuesday evening's Senate vote to approve the Keystone XL pipeline may have come up one vote shy of the necessary 60-vote margin, but it's surely not the last we've heard of the project. Republicans have become so enamored of TransCanada's vision of a 1,...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 6:48 AM
A bill to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, sparing President Barack Obama from an expected veto of legislation that several fellow Democrats including Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey supported.
| Nov 17, 2014
| 10:14 PM
Backers of the Keystone XL oil pipeline hope a vote in the U.S. Senate late on Tuesday will send a bill to the desk of President Barack Obama, but they appear to be just short.
With the chamber apparently stuck at 59 votes in favor of Keystone XL,...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For those who expected President Barack Obama to spend his final two years in office curled up in the fetal position after the thunderclap of Republican victories in the midterm election, better brace yourselves. Returning from his diplomatic trip to Asia...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 4:45 PM
The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives prepared to vote on Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline that will help transport oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, but a companion bill in the Senate may lack votes to pass next week....
| Nov 13, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois kept the No. 2 job in the Senate Democratic leadership Thursday and will be the assistant minority leader next year.
Durbin, 69, is now assistant majority leader, but his Democratic Party will lose control of the Senate in...