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  • With US Senate race looming, Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan reverses stance to favor abortion rights

    A Democratic congressman who is weighing a U.S. Senate run in politically divided Ohio has publicly switched his position to supporting abortion rights, saying Wednesday the decision is deeply personal and unrelated to any political aspirations. In an...
  • Can Democrats win the Senate in 2016?

    WASHINGTON For Republicans, the fight for control of the Senate in 2016 is all about playing defense. Unlike 2014 (and 2018), the Senate races of 2016 offer few, if any, opportunities for the GOP as the election cycle begins. The map strongly favors...
  • GOP lawmakers back Obama's push for new trade deals, but Democrats say jobs may suffer

    It doesn't happen often, but Republican lawmakers on Tuesday gave more support to President Barack Obama than did Democrats on a key issue: trade. Trade has long created strange politics, but the issue has languished on congressional back burners...
  • Republicans' challenges start with economic news

    WASHINGTON In his inaugural speech as Senate majority leader, Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell said he could see "a glimmer of hope" in new economic data showing a 5 percent annual growth rate in the third quarter of last year. This uptick, he said,...
  • Mitt Romney could win this time

    Mitt Romney could win this time
    In the documentary "Mitt," which follows the titular Mitt Romney and his family through two presidential campaigns, the former Massachusetts governor gripes that nominees who lose "become a loser for life." "Mike Dukakis, you know, he can't get a job...
  • Mitch McConnell sings 'Kumbaya'

    The triumphant Republican class of 2014 formally took control of both halves of Congress last week, and here's what it has changed so far: not much. The new GOP majority didn't vote to repeal President Obama's healthcare law. It didn't undo Obama's...
  • Liberal groups vow to block Obama's and GOP's bid to 'fast track' multinational trade deals

    Trade pacts create odd politics. That's why advocates hope new trade agreements might advance this year despite tensions between the Republican-run Congress and the Democratic White House on so many other issues. President Barack Obama, like presidents...
  • Eight lawmakers to watch in the 114th Congress

    Eight lawmakers to watch in the 114th Congress
    When it convenes Jan. 6, the Republican-controlled 114th Congress will bring a wave of reinforcements to enhance the clout of President Obama's antagonists. But it remains to be seen whether that will set the stage for two years of continuing conflict...
  • Mike Huckabee ends Fox show to seek support for 2016 campaign

    Mike Huckabee ends Fox show to seek support for 2016 campaign
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee pulled the plug on his Fox News Channel talk show on Saturday in order to “gauge support” for a second presidential run. In an email to supporters and in comments at the close of his weekly show, Huckabee...
  • McConnell must please Republican base without losing majority

    Mitch McConnell must balance twin goals as the new majority-Republican U.S. Senate convenes: pushing through legislation to please the party's base without harming members who will seek re-election or the presidency in 2016. Republicans get to set the...
  • Reader predictions for the news of 2015, full results

    Reader predictions for the news of 2015, full results
    The column related to these survey results is posted here. Will one of Chicago's mayoral candidates win more than 50 percent of the vote in February's election and avoid a run-off? Yes 69% No 31% Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel win reelection? Yes...