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  • Closely divided Senate is rare; how will the chamber function?

    In 1953, with Republicans holding a one-seat majority as the new Senate convened, independent Oregon Sen. Wayne Morse saw himself in a unique position of power. To reinforce the point, he made a conspicuous entrance to the chamber on the session’s...
  • Why winning the Senate matters

    — You can win midterm elections without a positive agenda. You can't win presidential elections that way. It is, therefore, vitally important for Republicans to win the Senate in 2014. Here's why. In midterms, it's all right to be the party of no....
  • Republicans expect gains, but many races close on election day

    Republicans expect gains, but many races close on election day
    Republicans are poised to make major gains and possibly recapture control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday in midterm elections that could serve as a public referendum on President Barack Obama's job performance. Millions of Americans will cast ballots to...
  • Mitch McConnell wins re-election in Kentucky

    Mitch McConnell wins re-election in Kentucky
    Sen. Mitch McConnell was elected to a sixth term Tuesday, putting the veteran Capitol deal maker on track to achieve his longtime goal of becoming the Senate’s majority leader. McConnell successfully used the state’s deep opposition to...
  • Midterm ad blitz marks new era in political spending

    Midterm ad blitz marks new era in political spending
    For months, a billion-dollar ad blitz has flooded the airwaves here and in other closely contested states leading up to Tuesday's midterm election, another sign that the nation has entered a new era in political spending driven less by candidates and more...
  • Find the incumbents on your ballot, then vote 'no'

    Find the incumbents on your ballot, then vote 'no'
    This is Election Day, and I'm proud to cast my vote against the assorted utopians, finaglers and totally self-involved who are running Illinois and America into the ground. Sure, I know that goes against proper thinking handed down from the high-minded....
  • Senate control no cure for Republican ills in 2016

    Senate control no cure for Republican ills in 2016
    Whatever the precise size of the incoming wave — and we'll leave it to forecasters and surfers to fight over that — most models are predicting a Republican takeover of the Senate, as well as gains in the House, following Tuesday's midterm...
  • Pennsylvania's clout, Pat Toomey's role to rise if GOP takes Senate

    Pennsylvania's clout, Pat Toomey's role to rise if GOP takes Senate
    — Pennsylvanians won't be voting on a U.S. senator this year, leaving the state voiceless in perhaps this fall's most high-stakes contest — which party controls the Senate. The deciding battles are being fought in far-flung states like Iowa,...
  • Senators Reid, Warren push Iowa voters to save Senate for Democrats

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said keeping a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa was key to Democratic control of the upper chamber as he and Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallied voters Saturday in a final push before election day. "If we win Iowa, we're going to...
  • Obamacare, deficit approach differentiate Warner, Gillespie

    The race for the Senate pits a governor-turned-senator who prides himself on his willingness to work across party lines against a former head of the Republican National Committee who says it's time to break Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's grip. Sen....
  • Alaska Senate race becomes most expensive campaign in state's history

    The local official introducing the candidate eventually got around to the point — Sen. Mark Begich, standing up for Alaskans, get out the vote — but first he lit into the Koch brothers and what he described as money's power to warp politics....