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Mary L. Landrieu

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  • Holding one's breath, GOP style

    Holding one's breath, GOP style
    Last month, the Obama administration announced tougher Clean Air Act rules intended to reduce ground-level ozone, the chief component of the smog that plagues the Baltimore-Washington area and much of the nation. With at least half the pollution blowing...
  • GOP 'Southern strategy' comes to fruition

    To the editor: Richard Nixon's Southern strategy is now complete. There will be no Democratic senators from the former Confederacy in the new Senate. The House shows a similar picture. ("Bill Cassidy defeats Democrat Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Senate...
  • Irony abounds -- but the madding crowd may not notice

    After the last runoff election of this year's midterms, the old Solid South still stands -- except for one small detail. Instead of being solid Democratic territory, it's becoming solid Republican. All the blue states seem to be turning red. Just about...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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

    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?

    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

    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...