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NOV 19, 2014 - Rothenberg Report

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Some Lessons for Democratic Strategists and Other Observers

You could feel it from Day One of this cycle. Senate Democratic strategists knew they were smarter than their Republican adversaries. They’d out-think them and out-work them. Incumbent Democratic senators who run good campaigns rarely lose, I was reminded. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, who had been appointed to his seat, won a tough race in 2010. So did Senate Majority ...

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NOV 18, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Landrieu's Keystone XL Hail Mary Falls Short

WASHINGTON – After six days of political wrangling and vote-whipping, the Senate failed to pass a bill on Tuesday forcing authorization of the Keystone XL pipeline, dashing hopes of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) to add the vote to her list of accomplishments heading into a tough runoff election. Fifty-nine senators voted for the bill, one short of the 60 needed ...

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NOV 13, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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House speaker, next Senate leader natural allies

The pair, formally selected Thursday to lead their party's new majority control of Congress, will be charged with guiding Republicans on Capitol Hill for the final two years of President Barack Obama's presidency. "Why don't you get a life?" he joked to photographers trying to snap photos of him after he was unanimously chosen by his Senate GOP colleagues Thursday ...

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NOV 13, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Claire McCaskill Declines To Support Harry Reid As Minority Leader

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has taken her party's rout at the polls to heart, announcing that she will not support Harry Reid (D-Nev.) as Senate minority leader. “Yesterday, I met with Harry Reid and told him I would not be supporting him for Minority Leader," McCaskill said in a Thursday statement. "I heard the voters of Missouri loud and clear. ...

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NOV 06, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Republicans Eager To Act On Keystone XL Pipeline, Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans' resounding victory gives them an opportunity to push legislation that's been bottled up in the Democratic Senate, from targeting elements of President Barack Obama's health care law to constructing the Keystone XL oil pipeline to rolling back environmental regulations. Democrats suffered an electoral drubbing in Tuesday's midterms, and Republicans regained control of the Senate and widely ...

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