| Nov 13, 2014
| 11:13 AM
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...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Republicans have done a better job this election season of averting the primary battles that have split the party in past years and dashed its chances for winning control of the Senate.
Except in Louisiana.
The state's open primary arrives on election...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:18 PM
President Obama will wait until after the November election to name a nominee for attorney general, setting the stage for an intense battle in the postelection Senate that could last until Christmas, a White House official said Tuesday.
The delay, which...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 5:18 PM
It's autumn in an even-numbered year, time for the hard-fought playoffs in our national sport. I am speaking, of course, about congressional elections.
If you live in one of the 11 states with a close race for the U.S. Senate, you already know this....
| Oct 9, 2014
| 1:19 PM
WASHINGTON — In the old days, life had many hardships. Among these: the need to wait until Election Day to determine who had won.
But now Big Data has saved us from this struggle. Even close races can be predicted with mathematical precision.
| Oct 4, 2014
| 9:07 AM
With only one month left before crucial elections, President Barack Obama will be coming to Greenwich on Tuesday for a big-ticket fundraiser at a 20-acre estate in one of the town's most upscale neighborhoods.
Ticket prices can go as high as $32,400 per...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Just over a month before the midterm election, control of the U.S. Senate remains surprisingly up for grabs as Democrats parlay a financial edge and other advantages to battle history and a strong anti-Obama tide.
Republicans still enjoy the more secure...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The latest rounds of polling in the contested U.S. Senate races in Iowa, Louisiana and North Carolina make one thing clear: it’s looking very close.
To take control of the U.S. Senate, Republicans must win six seats. Iowa, Louisiana and North...
| Aug 3, 2014
WASHINGTON — Fresh from helping save Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi from a tea party upstart, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is on the verge of endorsing an embattled Senate Democrat. According to The New York Times's Joe Nocera, national...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:53 PM
When the U.S. Senate race in Arkansas heated up this summer, Mark Pryor found himself under attack from his opponent with a nasty — and inaccurate — ad claiming that the Democrat had supported giving Social Security benefits to people who...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 6:27 PM
When Sen. Mary L. Landrieu assumed the chairmanship of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee this year, it was a major boon to her difficult reelection campaign—placing her in a prominent position to aid her state’s oil and...