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  • Hagan, Tillis make appeals to women in North Carolina Senate contest

    WASHINGTON The political gender gap is alive and well this year in the North Carolina Senate race. Polls show that Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan has one of the biggest margins of support among women in any of the close contests that will determine which...
  • Invitation to a disaster: How does the GOP do it?

    An ingenious political party, modern-day Republicans. No matter how favored by the odds, the political circumstances, the shape of congressional districts, how many seats may be up for grabs in the Senate, the glaring failures of the opposition, or just...
  • A grand design for greater gridlock at National Labor Relations Board

    Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee thinks he has the solution to perceived problems at the National Labor Relations Board: Make the five-member body just as deadlocked as Congress. Alexander's recently proposed NLRB Reform Act, which has the...
  • Selling Mitch McConnell: What's love got to do with it?

    PADUCAH Ky (Reuters) - Mitch McConnell is hardly a lovable guy. The Republican leader in the U.S. Senate has a dour public persona and many of his constituents don't view him as a "real Kentuckian," according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll that underscores...
  • Why so many voters care so little about the midterm elections

    The looming midterm elections, which will decide whether the U.S. Senate is run by Democrats or Republicans, has been called "the Seinfeld election," because so much of the campaign seems to be about nothing. But that's not quite right. The problem is...
  • Obama tells angry Hispanics he won't give up on immigration reform

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought to rally frustrated Latinos on Thursday with a firm promise to keep fighting for immigration reform and a renewed pledge to take executive action this year to reduce deportations of undocumented...
  • As midterms loom, Obama shifts spotlight to economy

    EVANSTON Ill. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama tried on Thursday to turn the spotlight on the economy, the issue U.S. voters care about most ahead of November midterm elections, making the case that his policies have steered the country away from the...
  • Republicans craft 2015 plan to force Obama's hand on Keystone

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans plan to put approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline on a fast track early next year if they win a U.S. Senate majority in November, finally forcing President Barack Obama to make a tough call on the...
  • Harry Reid doesn't have that much power

    Harry Reid doesn't have that much power
    Regarding the Harry Reid hater who wrote the Sept. 21 letter, "Replace Harry Reid as majority leader": Congress refers to both the House and Senate. In case he hasn't noticed, the House of Representatives is run by the Republicans and not by Harry Reid....
  • McConnell wraps opponent in Obama, gains edge in Kentucky Senate race

    LEXINGTON, Ky. When Jim Cauley returned to Pikeville, Ky., this month for his 30th high school reunion, he heard familiar complaints from old classmates. "I can't believe you did that to us," Cauley said. "That's their favorite line." Though a native of...
  • Congress could vote next week to help Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON Congress was largely receptive Thursday to President Barack Obama's plan to attack the Islamic State, but lawmakers are divided on the details, and it's not clear how quickly they will act on his push to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels....