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  • Ex-Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards launches comeback bid for Congress

    Ex-Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards launches comeback bid for Congress
    He has served in prison, starred in a short-lived reality TV show and delivered enough quotable quips to fill a bookshelf in the public library. Now, in his latest exhibition of life as political performance art, Edwin Edwards — former Louisiana...
  • Democrats' chances in this fall's Senate elections just turned a little bleaker

    In a column last weekend, I warned that the Democrats’ chances of keeping control of the Senate this year look increasingly bleak. That wasn’t a value judgment on my part, merely an assessment of the political landscape. Some readers were...
  • U.S. and Russia trade sanctions over Crimea

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Russian presidents imposed sanctions on each other's top aides and other government officials Thursday as the dispute over Crimea intensified and the White House worried publicly that Moscow might be positioning its...
  • Gun Control Groups Urge Cancellation of Hollywood Fundraiser for Mark Begich and Mark Pryor

    Almost a year ago, in the aftermath of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., a number of entertainment industry activists decried a vote that prevented the Senate from moving forward background check legislation. Some vowed to withhold support from Democrats...
  • Senators plan all-nighter to spotlight climate change

    WASHINGTON-- You could look at it as a filibuster without the bill. After the last round of votes concludes Monday night, 28 senators plan to talk the night away in series of speeches delivered on the chamber floor, focused on climate change. Although...
  • House agrees to roll back flood insurance rate increases

    WASHINGTON - In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to roll back flood insurance rate increases that have devastated many homeowners in coastal communities and dogged lawmakers on the campaign trail. The deal,...
  • How a Keystone XL loss in the Senate could be a win-win for Democrats

    The long political battle over the Keystone XL pipeline could reach a pivotal moment this week if enough Democratic senators join Republicans to support a bill that would approve the project, all but guaranteeing a veto showdown with the White House....
  • Louisiana Senate contest embodies Democrats' task: win black voters

    Louisiana Senate contest embodies Democrats' task: win black voters
    Mary L. Landrieu is one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the U.S. Senate, and her chances of reelection this fall could come down to her ability to turn out African American voters like Barbara Brown. Standing outside Franklin Avenue Baptist Church...
  • As primary season begins in earnest, GOP offers up red meat in House

    As primary season begins in earnest, GOP offers up red meat in House
    Just in time for the first major run of primary elections, House Republicans looking to keep tea party upstarts at bay are offering up an extra helping of red meat. Voters are casting ballots today in primaries in Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio;...
  • Senate Democrats' prospects brighten in South

    Democrats are cautiously optimistic they can hang on to the Senate this year. Surprisingly, this bright forecast is fueled by a sense they'll do better than expected in close contests in the Republican-dominated, Barack Obama-hating South. Until...
  • Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu teams up with father for campaign ad

    One of Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu’s greatest assets in her difficult reelection battle is her family legacy, and a folksy new ad featuring her father shows that she intends to remind voters of her deep political roots. Landrieu’s father,...