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  • Senate update: Oregon looking blue

     
    by James Oliphant Democrats may have picked off another GOP seat in the Senate. This morning, the Oregonian, Portland's newspaper, is projecting that Jeff Merkley has unseated Republican incumbent Sen. Gordon Smith. If that occurs, it would be the sixth.....
  • Democrats expand majorities; several races remain undecided

    Despite his conviction last month on corruption charges, Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, the nation's longest-serving Republican senator, clung tenuously to his seat yesterday as congressional Democrats exulted in their election gains elsewhere around the...
  • Democrats tighten U.S. Senate grip

    The same Democratic wave that made history yesterday by electing Barack Obama to the presidency drowned Republicans in the House and Senate and seemed poised to give Democrats commanding power in Congress. Voters appeared to be looking for someone to...
  • Barack Obama starts new life as president-elect

    President-elect Barack Obama dove immediately into his transition to the White House this morning, accepting congratulations from President Bush and the Pope, preparing to commence intelligence briefings and reportedly asking Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) to...
  • U.S. Senate races: Big drama, eclipsed in NY

     
    With all the attention on the monumental presidential contest and local eyes watching to see whether Democrats can capture the state Senate, a handful of U.S. Senate races have not received much attention in these parts. But Sen. Charles......
  • Senate races: Election night guide

     
    by James Oliphant Twelve Senate races are considered to be close this Election Day. The outcome could have a significant impact on the balance of power on the Hill. Democrats are chasing a 60-vote majority, which would allow them to......
  • Will Dems get a brake-free Senate?

     
    by Frank James One of the biggest question marks right now about what will happen on Election Day is whether Democrats will gain a filibuster-proof Senate by reaching 60 votes. The filibuster, of course, is the way that the Senate......