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In the debate between Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D-KY) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Grimes said her vote for president in 2012 was private and personal, and did not disclose for whom she voted. That was too much for Todd.
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The Republican-controlled Congress is not "dysfunctional." It would "function" perfectly well if there were an occupant in the White House who gave the Republicans everything they wanted. With divided government they act like petulant children. Voices in the press decrying "dysfunction" render invisible the corporate oligarchy that has bought off the institution.
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There are retired NASA rovers less out of touch.
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I am disheartened by the decision made by Senator John Cornyn, the incoming Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, to remove "Civil Rights" and "Human Rights" from the name of the Subcommittee.
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In 2012, Democrats held onto the Senate perhaps in part because Americans at that time had relatively more positive feelings
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Michael McAuliff covers Congress and politics for The Huffington Post. Talk to him on Facebook. With Congress gridlocked
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The recent midterm elections were downright scary for atheist and humanist Americans, as we saw several political candidates allied with the Religious Right win seats in the U.S. Senate and House.
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The 60-vote filibuster in the Senate will probably keep the worst of those measures from passing as stand-alone legislation
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Too many Democrats did not make a clear and convincing case about the consequences of policies pushed by far-right activists and promoted by Republican elected officials. And that allowed the debate to become a referendum on voters' feelings about Barack Obama.
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The dynamic foreign policy duo of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will wield new power on the
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The University of Virginia Center for Politics points out that Republicans only needed six states to take the Senate. And
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The grim political outlook has already cast a shadow over nuclear negotiations with Iran, where a diplomatic breakthrough remains within reach as the parties near a November 24 deadline for a comprehensive deal.
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Mitch McConnell has done his share of bipartisan deals in the Senate, but almost always on his own terms and almost always after he helped create the crisis that he then takes credit for ending. Now he must keep the peace among potential Republican presidential candidates in the Senate, pacify the tea party wing while showing that the GOP is “ready to govern,” deal with the hapless Republican leadership in the House, and even reach out to President Barack Obama, who has reason to be wary. McConnell has the skill to bridge divides within the GOP in the Senate, and maybe in Congress as a whole. That will be his first challenge. Whether he can speak to the whole country and try to bring Americans together -- and whether he wants to -- will become clear in the months ahead.
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J. Ann Selzer, who conducted the poll, told the paper, "This race looks like it's decided." 51 percent of likely voters support
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A Republican Senate is pretty much an iron-clad guarantee of the return of "fiscal cliffs" and "government shutdowns" and "hostage-taking" and all the rest of the budgetary games Republicans are known for playing.
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Next Turn. As bad a year as 2014 seems to be for Senate Democrats, early projections show that 2016 could be even worse for
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Tom Cotton Goes After Farm Bill In Arkansas Senate Debate
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The idea that the GOP will come up with an alternative to Obamacare is enough to make many health care reform advocates roll
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"In Kentucky, Republicans would be better off with a different Republican candidate. Mitch McConnell is a very weak general