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Projected 2016 Senate Race Winners
Republicans will keep control of the Senate, a surprising development after analysts predicted for months that Democrats would retake the chamber. The GOP also will maintain its majority in the House after losing far fewer seats than expected in that chamber as well. The Senate electoral map
The Note: Chris Christie Takes on The Donald
NOTABLES --CHRIS CHRISTIE SAYS TRUMP'S CLAIMS THAT 'THOUSANDS' CHEERED IN NJ ON 9/11 'DIDN'T HAPPEN': New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie adamantly refuted Donald Trump 's claims that "thousands" of people cheered in New Jersey after the 9/11 attacks -- saying Monday that it "didn't happen." The remarks
New Report: Tax Dollars Put to Use in Outrageous Ways
Some unexpected wasteful ways your money is being put use include a gas station in Afghanistan costing $43 million and $2.6 million on a weight loss program for truck drivers.
Why the US Is Spending $374, 087 to Study Seniors’ Dating Habits
It’s the most wonderful time of the year -- especially for Congressional spending hawks. Sen. James Lankford introduced his “Federal Fumbles” list, a compilation of 100 government projects that Lankford says are “prime examples of wasteful spending.” It also happens to call out one presidential
Planned Parenthood Was Defunded by Texas: Here's What Congress Can Learn
As the Senate is set to vote on whether to end all federal taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood , the experience of Texas, which took similar action in recent years, could inform lawmakers. Some of them will seek to accomplish their goal of defunding Planned Parenthood while not disrupting
President Obama Admits 'Republicans Had a Good Night'
A day after Republicans took control of the Senate and gained seats in the House, President Obama today admitted the GOP “had a good night" on Tuesday. “Obviously, Republicans had a good night and they deserve credit for running good campaigns,” the president said during a news conference in the
The Primary Primer: 12 Races to Watch in Arizona, Florida, Vermont, and Oklahoma
WHO’S ON THE BALLOT? We are getting closer to the end of primary season and today we have four more states voting with ballots being cast in Arizona, Florida, Vermont, and run-offs in Oklahoma. It’s the second to last primary day we have left and...
Veteran Congressional Leader Claims Victory in Tight Race
Representative Charles Rangel celebrates primary win amid an ethics controversy and a race that is too close to call.
More To Come In Mississippi? (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THAD PREVAILS: In a nail biter of a race, six-term incumbent Thad Cochran defeated his tea party challenger State Sen. Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi GOP Senate primary run-off, ABC’s SHUSHANNAH WALSHE and BARBARA SCHMITT report. Cochran bested ...