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Mary L. Landrieu

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  • Casey breaks with party to support Keystone XL pipeline

    Casey breaks with party to support Keystone XL pipeline
    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. The measure...
  • Occidental students confront a reality of political campaigns: defeat

     Occidental students confront a reality of political campaigns: defeat
    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...
  • Polls lift GOP hopes in key Senate races in the South

    In the final stretch before Tuesday's midterm elections, Republicans appear on solid footing in three key Senate races, according to new polls that show Democratic hopes of holding control of the Senate looking increasing faint. In Kentucky, Senate...
  • A D.C. cure: Take the hard votes

    A D.C. cure: Take the hard votes
    What day is it?" "It's today," squeaked Piglet. "My favorite day," said Pooh. As a proud member of the "don't just do something, sit there" school of politics, I don't fret much about partisanship and gridlock. Partisanship and gridlock aren't...
  • Mary Landrieu says the pundits and polls have it all wrong

    Mary L. Landrieu may be one of the most endangered Democrats in the U.S. Senate, but she gave no indication of that as she swept into a Baton Rouge union hall for a rally on the eve of one of her toughest elections. Landrieu dismissed polls showing...
  • Democrats playing the race 'deck' in midterm elections

    Forget the race "card." In this election, Democrats have been playing the entire race "deck." The Wall Street Journal has listed some of the more outrageous ads and flyers designed to frighten African-Americans into believing that all opposition to...
  • Landrieu banks on all politics being local in Louisiana

    Landrieu banks on all politics being local in Louisiana
    Mary Landrieu’s chances of hanging onto her Senate seat – and quite possibly her party’s chances of hanging onto the Senate -- depend on a surge of voter turnout here in this longtime Democratic stronghold where Landrieu is part of a...
  • 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...
  • Louisiana Senate race likely to hinge on black vote

    Standing on a street of abandoned lots interrupted by the occasional dilapidated shotgun house, a campaign worker for Sen. Mary L. Landrieu looked down at the list of addresses where she was to knock on doors and assumed there had been a mistake. The...
  • 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...