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  • Sen. Landrieu seeks re-election, faces flak over Louisiana address

    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat in the midst of a close re-election campaign, is under fire from her Republican challengers for listing her parents' house in New Orleans as her home address in election filings....
  • Obama faces a tough sell in Congress for Islamic State strategy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has pledged to consult Congress about any expanded military action against Islamic State militants operating in Iraq and Syria, but support from the divided legislature is unlikely to come quickly - if at...
  • Dick Batchelor and Harry Reid: Champ & Chump

    Champ Dick Batchelor: Twelve years ago, this consultant and former state legislator spearheaded a successful campaign to earn voter approval for a half-penny sales tax in Orange County to build and renovate public schools. While six earlier tax...
  • The Enduring Significance Of Anita Hill

    Anita Hill: Say the name and the response will be telling, depending on the age and political leanings of the listener. Hill's grueling 1991 testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court...
  • Md. lawmakers hitting the road for the midterms

    — With little competition at home, lawmakers from Maryland are traveling farther down the campaign trail this year to influence the midterm elections. Members of the state's congressional delegation have popped up in North Carolina, California...
  • Judge dismisses Mississippi Senate election challenge

    JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - A Mississippi judge on Friday dismissed an election challenge brought by Tea Party-backed U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel, who claims incumbent Thad Cochran stole the Republican primary by encouraging voter fraud. Ruling on...
  • Obama unloads on Republicans, sees 'cynical genius'

    NEWPORT R.I. (Reuters) - Obama, raising money for Democratic candidates as Republicans aim to take over the Senate in the fall, on Friday blamed some Republicans for a calculated effort to undermine faith in government by opposing policy compromises....
  • Would immigration action help or hurt Obama's party this fall?

    One question that Washington appears unable to easily answer is whether President Obama's intention to use executive action to change immigration law would help or hurt his party in the midterm election. At the moment, the conventional wisdom is of...
  • Former CT Lawmaker Asks Obama To Speed Legal Immigration

    WASHINGTON — Former Democratic Rep. Bruce Morrison, who once represented a New Haven-based district in Congress, has jumped smack into the center of a massive lobbying effort aimed at persuading President Obama to make wide changes in immigration...
  • Visconti Qualifies For Governor's Race

    Visconti Qualifies For Governor's Race
    HARTFORD — Joe Visconti has muscled his way onto the November ballot, securing at least 7,500 signatures in his grassroots quest for the state's highest office. But the tea party Republican, critic of the Common Core and defender of gun owners'...
  • Ed Page On Facebook: Does Politics Need Third-Party Candidates, As Ralph Nader Argues?

    The following is an abridged version of a conversation at http://www.facebook.com/edpagecourant. Richard Kriscenski: Third-party candidates have been around for almost as long as the country and should stay that way. It's part of the election and the two...