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  • As election nears, control of Senate looks surprisingly uncertain

    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...
  • U.S. Attorney General Holder to step down, successor faces array of challenges

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eric Holder said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. attorney general, setting up a potentially bruising Senate fight to confirm a successor who can tackle a long list of pending challenges at the Justice Department....
  • Fate of US Senate might rest with this guy

    WASHINGTON With control of the U.S. Senate on the line, pundits and politicians nationwide have become obsessed with a tantalizing question: If elected, which party would Greg Orman choose? Orman, an independent candidate for the Senate in Kansas, is...
  • Fight for Senate control down to five states

    WASHINGTON With six weeks to go, the fight for control of the Senate is down to five states, four of them currently held by Democratic senators. Republicans must win only two of those contests to guarantee the 51 seats they need to control the Senate for...
  • War brings Democrats, Republicans into harmony

    For some time now I've wondered what it would take to get our politicians in Washington, D.C., to reach bipartisan consensus on something, act collegially and treat the president in a respectful manner. Turns out all we had to do was launch a bombing...
  • Why the GOP may not take the Senate

    Why the GOP may not take the Senate
    There is something deeply satisfying about the troubles punditry is having in nailing down exactly what's happening in the 2014 elections. The careful statistical models keep gyrating on the question of whether Republicans will win control of the Senate...
  • Sarah Palin urges conservatives to rally around Pat Roberts

    When Pat Roberts faced a conservative primary challenge this summer, he did what most Republican senators have learned to do: turn hard right. Now, facing an unexpectedly strong independent challenge, Roberts is doubling down. On Thursday, the three-term...
  • U.S. Congress pushes ahead with bid to arm Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives began debating legislation on Tuesday to authorize President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, and lawmakers said the measure would likely pass...
  • Holder resigns; Senate battle looms over replacement

    WASHINGTON Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation Thursday, signaling an end to his six turbulent years in office and setting the stage for a potentially bruising confirmation battle in the Senate over his eventual replacement. "We...
  • Republicans greet Holder departure with sharp criticism

    Republicans greet Holder departure with sharp criticism
    WASHINGTON - Seizing on news that Attorney General Eric Holder plans to step down, Republican lawmakers piled criticism on him over the Internal Revenue Service scandal, his handling of a gun-running probe known as "Fast and Furious," and a host of...
  • Lameness of Congress' post-election session could hinge on results

    WASHINGTON There's no "fiscal cliff" or global financial crisis for this year's post-election lame-duck session, but that doesn't mean it will be easy. Lawmakers will be faced with a couple of old favorites: another extension of government funding and...