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  • Reid urges cooperation as Democrats expand Senate control

    Reid urges cooperation as Democrats expand Senate control
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on Republicans to cooperate with an expanded Democratic majority Wednesday, a day after the Democrats picked up at least one more seat in the chamber. "It is better to dance than to fight," said Reid, D-Nevada....
  • Democrats Hold onto Narrow Majority in U.S. Senate

    Democrats Hold onto Narrow Majority in U.S. Senate
    WASHINGTON -- Democrats retained a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, but Republicans kept their grip on the House, delivering another divided, and highly polarized, Congress. The balance of power was likely to shift by no more than a seat or two,...
  • Jobs, health care highlight U.S. Senate debate

    Jobs, health care highlight U.S. Senate debate
    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill cast herself as a moderate and portrayed Republican challenger Todd Akin as an extremist in their final debate of a contentious Missouri Senate race. Akin repeatedly linked McCaskill to the policies of...
  • Akin staying in the race after rape comments

    Akin staying in the race after rape comments
    Despite calls from his own party to step down, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin says he's not walking away from his challenge against incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill. Questioned on a political talk show about whether abortion should be...
  • Police, FBI Investigate Reported Threat Against Rep. Akin

    Police, FBI Investigate Reported Threat Against Rep. Akin
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Capitol Police are investigating a reported threat against Rep. Todd Akin, the Missouri congressman who has been criticized for comments he made recently about rape. There is "an active, open investigation, Lt. Kimberly Schneider said,...
  • Walsh backtracks slightly on abortion comments

    Walsh backtracks slightly on abortion comments
    Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh backtracked slightly on his controversial remarks about abortion, saying today that there are “very rare circumstances” in which a pregnant woman may need to undergo an abortion to save her life. The comment...
  • The tea party is helping Democrats

    The tea party is helping Democrats
    WASHINGTON -- There are those who say the tea party is fading in influence, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the movement is on the cusp of achieving what once seemed nearly impossible: keeping the Senate Democratic. A year ago,...
  • The 50 richest members of Congress

    The 50 richest members of Congress
    The Hill, a political newspaper, unveiled its annual list of the 50 richest lawmakers on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, held on to the top slot with a cool $290.5 million. "McCaul remains in the stratosphere of the very richest...
  • Akin's 'legitimate' political pain

    Akin's 'legitimate' political pain
    It always amuses me when conservatives, who rail relentlessly against "political correctness" when it comes from the left, turn against one of their own like U.S. Rep. Todd Akin for saying what he really means. Akin, a Missouri Republican and Senate...
  • Republican woes with women

    WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney needed that ludicrous outburst about "legitimate rape" from Republican Senate nominee Todd Akin like he needed a hole in the head. The gaffe may turn out to be another pothole in Romney's already uphill road to narrow President...
  • October Surprises aren't what they used to be

    October Surprises aren't what they used to be
    WASHINGTON -- October Surprises just aren't what they used to be. Carnival barker and Mitt Romney surrogate Donald Trump, R-Absurdity, set the gossip mill churning this week when he declared he would make a "major announcement" about President Obama....
  • Trapping season

    It's trapping season. The targets are Republicans, whom the Democratic-friendly media (the trappers) hunt in order to smear -- especially the Romney-Ryan ticket -- forcing them off message. The bait in the latest case is the issue of abortion in cases of...