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Senate Allows Nomination Of Chuck Hagel To Move Forward

Senate Allows Nomination Of Chuck Hagel To Move ForwardThe Senate voted today to stop debating and allow the nomination of former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense to come for a vote before the full Senate.

Romney 2013? Tagg Weighs Massachusetts Senate Bid

Romney 2013? Tagg Weighs Massachusetts Senate BidMitt Romney's eldest son reportedly is considering a bid for the Massachusetts Senate seat long held by new Secretary of State John Kerry. His candidacy would bail out Republicans there who were deflated by former Sen. Scott Brown's decision not to run in the June 25 special election.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Geography, Not Gerrymandering, May Explain GOP’s Hold On House

Geography, Not Gerrymandering, May Explain GOP’s Hold On HouseSome analysts are saying that Republicans appear to have the long-range advantage over Democrats when it comes to winning enough seats to control the House, not so much because of redistricting but because of the clustering of Democratic voters in fewer congressional districts.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Meet The New GOP, Same As The Old GOP?

Meet The New GOP, Same As The Old GOP?There has been no dearth of post-election Republican self-flagellation. But the party is still sorting out solutions, wrangling over whether its problems lie in its positions on issues ranging from immigration to women's reproductive health, or simply in its sales job with the voting public.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Maine Independent Angus King To Caucus With Senate Democrats

Maine Independent Angus King To Caucus With Senate DemocratsSen.-elect Angus King of Maine, who cruised to victory last week running as an independent, said Wednesday that he will caucus with Senate Democrats, giving them in effect a 55-45 seat advantage next year.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

A Week Later, Pollster Says: ‘I Was Drinking That Republican Kool-Aid’

A Week Later, Pollster Says: ‘I Was Drinking That Republican Kool-Aid’If voters were surprised to watch TV networks call the election for President Obama over Republican Mitt Romney minutes after polls closed in California last week, perhaps it was because of earlier statements from some pollsters confident in a Romney romp. A few are now acknowledging mistakes.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Senate Win In Wis. A ‘Turning Point’ For Gay Rights

Senate Win In Wis. A ‘Turning Point’ For Gay RightsCongresswoman Tammy Baldwin is the first openly gay candidate to be elected to the U.S. Senate. But advocates say the fact that her sexual orientation wasn't part of the campaign is the real signal of change.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Republicans Scramble To Repair Breech With Hispanics

The election thumping Republicans got Tuesday at the hands of Latino voters was severe. To formulate a fix for what went wrong, the party will need help from influential Republicans like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Republicans Scramble To Repair Breach With Hispanics

Republicans Scramble To Repair Breach With HispanicsThe election thumping Republicans got Tuesday at the hands of Latino voters was severe. To formulate a fix for what went wrong, the party will need help from influential Republicans like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Republicans Keep The House; Democrats Likely To Retain Senate

Republicans Keep The House; Democrats Likely To Retain SenateRepublicans need a net gain of just three or four seats to take over the Senate and — assuming they keep the House — consolidate influence on Capitol Hill. Despite the favorable election arithmetic, Republicans are foundering in several key Senate races and face an uphill battle.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us