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  • Don't blame voters for low turnout

    Suppose nobody votes this year. On Nov. 4 the doors to the polling places are thrown open, and there isn't anyone in line. No absentee ballots are filed. No one litigates, charging either fraud or discrimination, because there weren't any voters. It won'...
  • Obama administration delays Keystone XL pipeline decision

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday delayed a decision on the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, citing a Nebraska state court decision that invalidated part of the project's route. The latest hold-up in the...
  • New Senate polls offer three lessons and some hope for Democrats

    WASHINGTON — Three lessons jump out from the latest round of polling on key U.S. Senate races. First, just as Democrats have been saying, their endangered incumbent in Arkansas, Sen. Mark Pryor, is doing better than analysts in Washington had...
  • Kentucky Senate battle focuses on McConnell's comments about jobs

    Kentucky Senate battle focuses on McConnell's comments about jobs
    BEATTYVILLE, Ky. -- The story in the Beattyville Enterprise was just a few paragraphs long, tucked in the corner of the weekly community newspaper beside the lead story about a local murder investigation. But the item, quoting Sen. Mitch McConnell as...
  • Veteran Senate subway operator reaches the end of the line

    Veteran Senate subway operator reaches the end of the line
    The subway ride between the Russell Senate Office Building and the Capitol basement takes no more than 25 seconds to cover a fifth of a mile. But over an estimated 130,000 trips shuttling lawmakers, staff and visitors, train operator Daryl Chappelle was...
  • Senate rejects stronger military sexual assault bill

    Senate rejects stronger military sexual assault bill
    WASHINGTON — An ambitious bill seeking to stem the rise of sexual assaults in the military died Thursday after senators from both parties refused to limit the role of commanding officers in deciding whether to prosecute such cases. Sen. Kirsten...
  • 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...
  • McConnell says liberal California billionaire just like the Kochs

    McConnell says liberal California billionaire just like the Kochs
    WASHINGTON —  As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid resumed his polemic against the Koch brothers Tuesday, Republicans were quick to respond, noting they are not the only ones with a generous billionaire in their corner. The debate on the Senate...
  • Obama tells Md. students health care law 'here to stay'

    Obama tells Md. students health care law 'here to stay'
    President Barack Obama used a visit to Maryland on Thursday to push back against congressional Republicans who are working to delay provisions of his health care law set to take effect next week. The president vowed that his signature domestic...
  • Emanuel blasts GOP on shutdown

    Emanuel blasts GOP on shutdown
    Longtime Democrat Rahm Emanuel had tough words today for congressional Republicans he contended have created the federal government shutdown by allowing a minority in their party to “hold the country hostage.” Speaking at a news conference...
  • House Speaker Boehner lashes out at conservative groups

    House Speaker Boehner lashes out at conservative groups
    WASHINGTON — In an uncharacteristically forceful tone, House Speaker John A. Boehner on Wednesday lambasted the conservative advocacy groups that helped bring his party to power, saying their opposition to a bipartisan budget proposal amounted to an...