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Mary L. Landrieu

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Another result of Tuesday's election: fewer 'Blue Dog' Democrats

    The U.S. Senate just got a lot more conservative. But its Democratic caucus just got a lot more liberal. How’s that again? The little-examined flip side to this week’s Republican victories is that they swept out many of the last...
  • Fight for Louisiana Senate seat prompts dueling votes on Keystone

    The House and Senate are set to consider dueling measures that aim to advance the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline project, as the politics of Louisiana's unresolved Senate election spilled into the first day of the lame-duck session of Congress. In a...
  • Republican Dan Sullivan wins Alaska Senate race, ousting Mark Begich

    One week after the midterm election, former Alaska Atty. Gen. Dan Sullivan won the state's costly, hard-fought U.S. Senate contest, giving Republicans an eight-seat gain nationally with one race still to be decided. Sullivan was about 8,000 votes...
  • Bill to approve Keystone pipeline clears hurdle in U.S. Senate

    Bill to approve Keystone pipeline clears hurdle in U.S. Senate
    Legislation to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline began racing through the U.S. Congress on Wednesday as Democrats and Republicans appeared to be coming together in a challenge of President Barack Obama's oversight of the project. In a...
  • Durbin keeps No. 2 job among Senate Democrats

     Durbin keeps No. 2 job among Senate Democrats
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...