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  • Bill Cassidy defeats Democrat Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Senate race

    Bill Cassidy defeats Democrat Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Senate race
    Republicans capped a banner election year Saturday by ousting Louisiana Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, completing a rout of once-invincible Democrats from the Deep South. The commanding victory by three-term Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy of Baton Rouge was...
  • Louisiana voters decide fate of Mary Landrieu, and Democrats in South

    Louisiana voters trooped to the polls on a sodden Saturday with history on their ballots. At stake: whether to reelect the last Democratic U.S. senator left in the Deep South and, in a classic echo of the state’s picaresque political past, if a...
  • Politics as Usual

    Really fat wallets were opened in governor's race Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf and the Republican incumbent he defeated, Gov. Tom Corbett, spent a record $60.5 million in the 2014 election campaign, the latest campaign finance reports show. The...
  • The Rauner era has begun in Illinois

    The Rauner era has begun in Illinois
    When Speaker Michael Madigan adjourned the Illinois House last week, he closed with the traditional Latin phrase "sine die" or "until we meet again." That signaled adjournment until January when new lawmakers take their seats. That was it. Curtain...
  • Democrats are all but extinct in the South

    WASHINGTON The ailing Democratic Party, its stature as a national party teetering, appears poised to be staggered again Saturday if underdog Sen. Mary Landrieu loses her bid for re-election as expected in Louisiana. The likely win by Republican Rep. Bill...
  • Obama's push for political ambassadors reaching lame-duck limit

    WASHINGTON Perhaps the last important contribution Max Baucus made to the culture of the Senate, where he spent 35 years, was to offer a blunt truth before becoming the American envoy in Beijing. "I'm no real expert on China," the Montana Democrat...
  • Money and power in Annapolis

    Money and power in Annapolis
    When Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller faced the task of selecting a new chairman for the Judicial Proceedings Committee to replace Attorney General-elect Brian Frosh, he had a choice between two well qualified but contrasting candidates: Sen....
  • In Ferguson, questions for governor met with silence

    ST. LOUIS On the night of Monday, Nov. 24, as rioting flared anew in Ferguson, the question quickly arose: Where was the Missouri National Guard presence that Gov. Jay Nixon had vowed to bring to the streets, prompting global headlines? Nearly two...
  • Obama, Mitch McConnell start anew to warm up their relationship

    President Obama and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell staged their first White House one-on-one since the midterm election shifted control of the Senate to Republicans, opening a new chapter Wednesday in what has been a cool and distant...
  • Bill Nelson: New face or dead man walking?

    Bill Nelson: New face or dead man walking?
    The challenge facing Florida’s senior senator is, well, Herculean. Somehow, Bill Nelson, a three-term senator and the only Democrat to consistently win statewide office, must somehow help re-invigorate a state political party that has been in a coma...
  • Did Obamacare destroy the Democratic Party? Another look

    Was heathcare reform a fatal political blunder by the Democratic Party? That thesis of Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, received a respectful airing this week from the veteran political journalist and New York...