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Democrats turn up the scare tactics in Senate races

Democrats turn up the scare tactics in Senate races

Their majority in jeopardy, Senate Democrats unleashed a late-campaign round of attack ads Monday accusing Republicans in key races of harboring plans to cut Social Security and Medicare. The commercials…

Democrats push in big get-out-the-vote effort

Democrats push in big get-out-the-vote effort

Democrats claimed a big success after former President Bill Clinton campaigned across several college campuses in Arkansas recently, saying they signed up enough partisans to fill more than 4,000 volunteer…

Animals in political ads: It’s a jungle out there

Animals in political ads: It’s a jungle out there

It’s a jungle out there in political television advertising, what with parrots, chicks, dogs and pigs taking turns in commercials that bite and scratch in a way no nonpartisan pet…

Veterans, Israel fare well in Congress

Veterans, Israel fare well in Congress

In more than five years in Congress, Republican Rep. John Fleming of Louisiana recalls voting only once for emergency spending that raised the federal deficit. That was this week, on…

Boehner wants legislation to sue Obama

Boehner wants legislation to sue Obama

The House will vote next month on legislation authorizing a campaign-season lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress, Speaker John Boehner announced…

Runoff likely in Mississippi Senate GOP primary

Runoff likely in Mississippi Senate GOP primary

Locked in a race that won’t end, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday…

Mainstream GOP candidates stomp tea party extremists

Mainstream GOP candidates stomp tea party extremists

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell dispatched his tea party challenger with ease Tuesday night, and Democrats turned to two women, Alison Lundergan Grimes to oppose him in Kentucky and Michelle…

Harry Reid opposes Obama nominee for federal judge

Harry Reid opposes Obama nominee for federal judge

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of the Obama administration’s staunchest allies in Congress, announced his opposition Thursday to Michael Boggs’ nomination to the federal bench, dealing a strong if…

Unemployment bill headed to the House

Unemployment bill headed to the House

Election-year legislation to resume long-term jobless benefits is headed to the House, where a small band of dissident Republicans is leaning on Speaker John Boehner to permit a vote on…

GOP likes, Dems dislike, elimination of donation limits

GOP likes, Dems dislike, elimination of donation limits

Republicans call the Supreme Court’s latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it’s more like a win for the wealthy. Either way, it’s likely to…