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  • Mitch McConnell's bromance with the Koch brothers

    Control of the U.S. Senate is the most important prize at stake in this year's mid-term elections. There are 36 Senate seats up for election -- 21 are held by Democrats, 15 by Republicans. The most hotly contested races are in North Carolina, Louisiana,...
  • Voters in 2 rival camps will elect 2 rival Congresses

    PRATT, Kan. America will elect two Congresses this fall, particularly in the House of Representatives. That's because there are two Americas doing the voting: one hunkered down in redder-than-ever Republican districts that send partisan Republican...
  • In town halls, U.S. lawmakers hear voter anger over illegal migrants

    DALLAS (Reuters) - When Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling sat down with colleagues and constituents at a recent Chamber of Commerce lunch in Dallas, the first question he faced was whether Congress planned to address immigration policy and a burgeoning...
  • Immigration could set stage for big U.S. budget showdown

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservatives in the U.S. Congress who object to President Barack Obama's immigration policies are threatening to tie a must-pass budget bill to the issue, making for a possible showdown in September and raising the specter of a...
  • August election postmortem – Yawn if you voted

    Sorting out Tuesday's Palm Beach County election results: Winner: Charlie Crist. It doesn't matter what party label he wears or how he flip-flops … uh, evolves on key issues — Crist is living proof of the power of likeability in politics. The...
  • A different former Governor's thoughts on ethics: Sen. Kaine says Va laws too lax

    Like many Virginians, Sen. Tim Kaine finds the trial of fellow former Gov. Bob McDonnell a real downer.  “The whole thing has been really sad. There’s just nothing good to come out of it. I do think the ethical laws in Virginia are way too...
  • Weaker corporate tax receipts worsen U.S. budget picture

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. budget picture will likely worsen this year as companies wait to see what actions Congress will take on taxes in coming months, a report from the Congressional Budget Office showed on Wednesday. The U.S. budget deficit for...
  • Republicans can't duck role in crafting immigration reform

    Comprehensive immigration reform is long overdue and much needed. The possibilities of the U.S. House of Representatives considering such a bill to reconcile with the one passed by the Senate this year are all but nil. The only possible solution is for...
  • They're baaaack ... big outsider ad buys in Gillespie-Warner race

    So much for a jaunt up to Buena Vista's Labor Day parade to mark the start of Virginia's annual election campaign season -- the PACs are diving into the U.S. Senate race. Anyway, with the Virginia Progress PAC spending $521,000 on advertising to...
  • In Senate-CIA fight on interrogation report, another controversy

    WASHINGTON The background of a key negotiator in the battle over a Senate report on the CIA's use of interrogation techniques widely denounced as torture has sparked concerns about the Obama administration's objectivity in handling the study's public...
  • Billionaire's political ads criticized by fact-checking groups

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Bay Area billionaire Tom Steyer's blitz against candidates who are soft on climate change is underway in seven states, but some prominent fact-checking groups say he's emitting enough hot air to melt a few glaciers. Negative reviews from...