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  • Controversies dim GOP hopes to take over Senate

    Controversies dim GOP hopes to take over Senate
    Even before a second Republican Senate candidate tripped over incendiary comments about rape, GOP leaders in Washington knew that their once promising chances of winning control of the Senate had diminished. Whether Richard Mourdock of Indiana can move...
  • What to watch for on Election Night

    What to watch for on Election Night
    A long and bitter presidential election comes to a close Tuesday when Americans choose between a second term for President Barack Obama and a new direction with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. CNN's reporters, correspondents, analysts and...
  • 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....
  • Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support

    Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support
    The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants. Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
  • Mack IV takes a hit from another national politics publication

     
    The National Journal has done another assessment of the likelihood that Republicans can win back control of the U.S. Senate this year, and the analysis by the respected national publication is less-than-optimistic for the GOP. “[L]ooking at the...
  • Western lawmakers set their sights on gray wolves

     
    BILLINGS, Mont. — Two decades after the federal government spent a half-million dollars to study the reintroduction of gray wolves to the Northern Rockies, lawmakers say it's time for Congress to step in again -- this time to clamp down......
  • Senate to vote on food safety bill

     
    The food safety bill is back. Again? Yes. Congress gets a last bite at much-delayed though broadly supported food safety legislation in its lame-duck session this week. The Senate Wednesday is slated to vote on cloture -- heading off a......
  • Feinstein pushes BPA restrictions in food safety bill

     
    Deliberations on the food safety bill the Senate is expected to take up Wednesday may include a vote on an amendment by Sen. Dianne Feinstein that would limit the use of bisphenol A, or BPA, the widely used but controversial......
  • Negotiations over gray wolves' endangered status continue, but with no consensus

     
    BILLINGS, Mont. — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and governors from three Northern Rockies states resumed negotiations last week to remove the region's wolves from the endangered list but reached no conclusions. Western lawmakers are pushing bills in...
  • Casey has more than $1 million going into 2011

     
    Sen. Bob Casey had about $1.3 million on hand at the end of 2010, according to an analysis by the Washington Post of Democratic senators up for re-election in 2012. The cash puts Casey right in the middle of his......
  • Budget rider would lift wolf protections in northern Rockies

     
    When Congress passes the federal budget, it’s increasingly likely lawmakers will also be sealing the fate of wolves in the northern Rockies. An unrelated rider quietly attached by legislators from Montana and Idaho to the crucial spending compromise...
  • Nelson, 4 other embattled Dems, stake out Medicare position

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Florida Senator Bill Nelson joined with four fellow Democrats on Monday to warn the White House against a Republican budget plan to restructure Medicare as a voucher-like program. Why are they...