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Mary L. Landrieu

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  • How a Keystone XL loss in the Senate could be a win-win for Democrats

    The long political battle over the Keystone XL pipeline could reach a pivotal moment this week if enough Democratic senators join Republicans to support a bill that would approve the project, all but guaranteeing a veto showdown with the White House....
  • Senate Democrats' prospects brighten in South

    Democrats are cautiously optimistic they can hang on to the Senate this year. Surprisingly, this bright forecast is fueled by a sense they'll do better than expected in close contests in the Republican-dominated, Barack Obama-hating South. Until...
  • Supreme Court to consider challenge to law barring campaign falsehoods

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court next week will consider for the first time whether states may enforce laws that make it a crime to knowingly publish false statements about political candidates. The justices will hear an antiabortion group's free-...
  • Louisiana Democrat highlights independence from Obama in new ad

    Louisiana Democrat highlights independence from Obama in new ad
    When Sen. Mary L. Landrieu assumed the chairmanship of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee this year, it was a major boon to her difficult reelection campaign—placing her in a prominent position to aid her state’s oil and...
  • Obama administration delays decision on Keystone XL pipeline

    Obama administration delays decision on Keystone XL pipeline
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has delayed a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, perhaps until after November’s midterm election. A further delay in the evaluation of the pipeline, which already has lasted more than...
  • Obama administration delays Keystone XL pipeline decision

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday delayed a decision on the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, citing a Nebraska state court decision that invalidated part of the project's route. The latest hold-up in the...
  • Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu teams up with father for campaign ad

    One of Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu’s greatest assets in her difficult reelection battle is her family legacy, and a folksy new ad featuring her father shows that she intends to remind voters of her deep political roots. Landrieu’s father,...
  • New Senate polls offer three lessons and some hope for Democrats

    WASHINGTON — Three lessons jump out from the latest round of polling on key U.S. Senate races. First, just as Democrats have been saying, their endangered incumbent in Arkansas, Sen. Mark Pryor, is doing better than analysts in Washington had...
  • Louisiana Senate contest embodies Democrats' task: win black voters

    Louisiana Senate contest embodies Democrats' task: win black voters
    Mary L. Landrieu is one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the U.S. Senate, and her chances of reelection this fall could come down to her ability to turn out African American voters like Barbara Brown. Standing outside Franklin Avenue Baptist Church...
  • Democrats' chances in this fall's Senate elections just turned a little bleaker

    In a column last weekend, I warned that the Democrats’ chances of keeping control of the Senate this year look increasingly bleak. That wasn’t a value judgment on my part, merely an assessment of the political landscape. Some readers were...
  • U.S. and Russia trade sanctions over Crimea

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Russian presidents imposed sanctions on each other's top aides and other government officials Thursday as the dispute over Crimea intensified and the White House worried publicly that Moscow might be positioning its...
  • Gun Control Groups Urge Cancellation of Hollywood Fundraiser for Mark Begich and Mark Pryor

    Almost a year ago, in the aftermath of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., a number of entertainment industry activists decried a vote that prevented the Senate from moving forward background check legislation. Some vowed to withhold support from Democrats...