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Mary L. Landrieu

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  • For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level

    For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level
    The numbers have changed little over the decades: A majority of Americans support abortion. But across the country, the antiabortion movement has recorded major success in the last four years, part of a well-funded national strategy to legislate...
  • Keystone comes up dry

    Keystone comes up dry
    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,...
  • No lame duck president

    No lame duck president
    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...
  • 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...
  • Not every Democrat is running from Obama

    Not every Democrat  is running from Obama
    WASHINGTON — David Perdue took the cheap and easy route. The Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, like Republican candidates in most other competitive races, calculated that the surest road to victory was to tie his opponent, in this case...
  • Mary Landrieu, Republicans gear up for two-part Louisiana Senate fight

    Mary Landrieu, Republicans gear up for two-part Louisiana Senate fight
    Ask Cajun food caterer Greg Latiolais how he plans to vote in Louisiana's too-close-to-call Senate race and his answer leads to another question: Which time? The disgruntled Democrat from the state's crawfish capital plans to cast his ballot Nov. 4...
  • Republicans hold lead in tight race for Senate control

    Republicans hold lead in tight race for Senate control
    Republicans hold a narrow, but steady, lead in the contest for control of the Senate, according to polls released Sunday. Enough races remain extremely close that Democrats could still keep control of the chamber, but only if all the breaks go their...
  • 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...
  • This Democratic 'reform' would make Obamacare more expensive. Bad idea.

    This Democratic 'reform' would make Obamacare more expensive. Bad idea.
    A caucus of seven nervous Democratic senators, led by Mark Begich of Alaska, has been pushing a plan to "reform" the Affordable Care Act by allowing insurers to offer an even skimpier insurance plan than the skimpiest permitted now.  The idea of their...
  • How Harry Reid doomed Democratic senators

    How Harry Reid doomed Democratic senators
    "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 bugs...
  • New polls: Kansas has GOP on defense in its bid to take Senate

    New polls: Kansas has GOP on defense in its bid to take Senate
    With less than a month until election day, new polls unveiled Sunday reinforced what's become the theme of the 2014 midterms: It's going to be close.  In Alaska and Arkansas, the latest polls continued to show Republican leads in Senate contests there....