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Mary L. Landrieu

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  • How GOP can get to magic 60 votes, send bills to Obama

    WASHINGTON Sixty. It's the magic number for getting most things done in the U.S. Senate and it will be the target for Republicans to get legislation through the House of Representatives, past Democratic objections in the Senate and to the desk of...
  • A look at voter turnout suggests 2016 won't be easy for Republicans

    After investing millions of dollars in data, analytics and their ground game in an attempt to avoid the bruising losses of the 2012 election cycle, Republicans faced a key test Tuesday: Could they match the Democrats' vaunted turnout operation? The...
  • With GOP likely to pick up Alaska, Republicans up to 53 Senate seats in '15

    Looks like Republicans will have at least 53, and more likely 54, seats in the Senate that convenes in January. With all Alaska precincts reporting, Republican Dan Sullivan had a 4 percentage point lead over Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat. The Alaska...
  • Senate Democrats saw the GOP wave before election night

    WASHINGTON The executive directors of the Democratic and Republican Senate campaign arms broke down the results of Tuesday's midterm elections Thursday at an Election Impact conference hosted by CQ Roll Call, giving a candid assessment of the factors that...
  • Don't hold your breath for Mitch McConnell

    In what will no doubt be remembered as the understatement of the century so far, President Obama confessed at his news conference the day after the midterm elections: "There's no doubt that Republicans had a good night." A good night, sir? Republicans...
  • Republican wave could get even bigger

    WASHINGTON The Republican victory wave might end up even larger by the time all the votes are counted. Already Wednesday, Republicans seized control of the U.S. Senate with a minimum of 52 seats, added to their majority in the House of Representatives...
  • The GOP sucked up to the middle class -- but will it deliver?

    Will Saletan at Slate puts his finger on a fascinating development in the 2014 election: A slew of Republican Senate and House candidates ran on Democratic themes. These included poverty relief, black unemployment, equal pay for women, dismal middle-class...
  • On abortion, election delivered mixed messages

    The 2014 midterm election was a mixed bag for abortion rights supporters: Two out of three state ballot measures that would have regulated the procedure went down to defeat, but control of the U.S. Senate swung to the Republican Party, with its...
  • Republicans seize control of U.S. Senate

    Republicans seize control of U.S. Senate
    Riding a surge of voter discontent, Republicans seized control of the Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP full command of Congress and promising a contentious final two years of the Obama administration. After months of voter surveys suggested a close...
  • Republicans poised for gains in Senate and House

    WASHINGTON Republicans seized seats in the Senate Tuesday, riding a wave of discontent with President Barack Obama and moving closer to controlling both houses of Congress for the final two years of his presidency. Republicans won Democratic-held...
  • Louisiana Senate: Landrieu, Cassidy headed for a runoff

    The closely contested race for Senate in Louisiana is headed for a runoff next month, after none of the candidates received a majority of the vote Tuesday, according to Associated Press projections. It is a scenario Democratic incumbent Mary L. Landrieu...