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The Primary Primer: Hawaii Votes in Two Intra-Party Primary Brawls
ABC’s Shushannah Walshe and Caleb Jackson, with FiveThirtyEight.com’s Harry Enten: Today there is a rare Saturday primary in Hawaii where two storms have barreled into the state (or are about to) and two intra-party battles are rocking the Democratic Party in the state. History, legacy,...
Will A Meeting Of The Minds Avert The Fiscal Cliff? (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: WHITE HOUSE SAYS, NO NEW PLAN: ABC’s Jonathan Karl, Sunlen Miller, John Parkinson and Sarah Parnass report that the White House said Thursday it has no plans to offer new proposals to avoid the fiscal cliff...
Senate Shuffle (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: FISCAL-CLIFF LATEST — THEY’RE GETTING CLOSER: With a new proposal from the White House Monday night, sides appear to be moving a bit closer to agreement. ABC’s Jonathan Karl reported that the White House presented a...
Republicans Endorse Democrats in Senate Races
With majority control of the Senate within reach for Republicans this November, one might presume that conservative party elders are doing everything within their power to elect GOP senators this fall. You’d be wrong. Over the past two days, two veteran GOP lawmakers have gone...
Is Congress Sounding Dumber?
ABC's Sunlen Miller on whether the low grade level discourse is intentional.
With Bob Kerrey Declining to Run, Democrats Face Tough Senate Map
Already facing big disadvantages in Senate campaigns this year, Democrats got another dose of bad news today as former Sen. Bob Kerrey announced he won’t run in Nebraska. Kerrey offered Democrats a glimmer of hope in their toughest state. When Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., announced...
2012: Women Will Be Key for Senate Democrats
2010 was not a great year for women in Congress. The midterm elections in that cycle saw the first decrease in female representation in Congress in 30 years. In 2012, however, things could look much different for women. At a news conference in Washington, D.C.,...
Senators Urge Komen Foundation to Reverse 'Troubling' Planned Parenthood Funding Cut
The Senate has added to the pressure on the Susan G. Komen foundation. Twenty-two Democratic senators today sent a letter to Nancy Brinker, the group’s founder and CEO, urging it to reconsider the decision to cut funding from Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings for the...
Will Dems Lose Hawaii Senate Seat? Race Heats Up Before Obama’s Visit
First, it was President Obama’s Senate seat in his hometown of Illinois that Democrats lost. Now, they are in danger of losing a key seat in the president’s birthplace of Hawaii, which could jeopardize their senatorial majority. As Obama touches down in Hawaii this weekend,...
Senator Herb Kohl Retiring, 6th Democrat Not Seeking Reelection in 2012
ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe (@jaffematt) reports: Sen. Herb Kohl, D-WI, will announce today that he is retiring, Democratic party officials tell ABC News. Kohl will become the sixth Senate Democrat to decide not to run for re-election in 2012, a...