2012 Campaign

No fast track in lame duck

Business groups have lost any hope that Congress will approve “fast-track” trade powers for President Obama in the lame-duck session of Congress. With scores of Democrats opposed and…

Utah Dems cry foul as Republican seeks two separate seats

But Mark Thomas, the state elections director, says Stratton approached the office before he got into the Senate race to ensure he was complying with the law. The…

West Virginia receives $1.2M in federal health funding

West Virginia receives $1.2M in federal health funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia is receiving nearly $1.2 million in federal funding for health programs primarily benefiting women and children. U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay…

Features

2012 US Senate Races Overview

2012 US Senate Races Overview

US Senators serve a six-year term.  The terms are staggered so that one-third of the…

We’re Shutting Down to Protest SOPA

We’re Shutting Down to Protest SOPA

We’re shutting down our website tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18th in protest of the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act  (SOPA).…

Legislation

S. 2581, The Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2014

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H.R. 4012, The Secret Science Reform Act of 2014

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H.R. 712, To extend the authorization of the Highlands Conservation Act through fiscal year 2024

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H.R. 3326, The Trinity County Land Exchange Act of 2013

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Corruption

U.S. Senate races to attract 1 million TV ads

That illustrates a massive change in the dynamics of Kansas’ race. During the week after Labor Day, for example, Kansas TV…

Florida 2012

Gene Lyons: The old South fades

Politically speaking, we live by caricature. Particularly in the age of satellite TV news and Internet fulmination, the temptation is to melodrama. So I wasn’t terribly surprised…

Massachusetts 2012

National Dems jump into Mass. Senate race air war

(CNN) – With two and a half weeks to go until a special Senate election in Massachusetts, two national Democratic groups are going up with television commercials…

Nevada 2012

11 takeaways from Sen. Harry Reid’s visit to the Sun

Christopher DeVargas Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sits down with the Las Vegas Sun on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. By Sun Staff (contact) Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 |…

Virginia 2012

The Redskins’ Name Issue Is Now Campaign Ad Fodder in Virginia’s Senate Race

One of the more unpleasant things about Octobers in even-numbered years is the avalanche of campaign advertisements that fills up every television commercial break, and with a…

New Mexico 2012

School District Unsure About Graduation Requirements

    The Aesop’s Fable goes like this: A boy cries wolf when there is no wolf, and the first time, the whole town rushes to help him.…

Ohio 2012

Brown, Great Lakes senators urge action on Asian carp threat

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Michigan 2012

Peters endorsed by Stabenow and Levin for U.S. Senate

In a press release, Levin said, “It’s of course important to me that the person who is elected to represent Michigan in the Senate next year be…

New York 2012

Sen. Gillibrand’s military sexual assault bill passes

Congress is sending President Barack Obama a comprehensive defense bill that would crack down on sexual assault in the military and add protections for victims. The Senate…