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New Mexico Results: Martin Heinrich Projected To Win
In New Mexico, based on the exit poll and our analysis of the vote in so far, ABC News projects that in the Senate race, Democrat Martin Heinrich will win over Republican Heather Wilson. Heinrich previously represented the area around Albuquerque in the House of Representatives. He will fill the
Sebelius Addresses Contraceptive Mandate, Drug Shortages
The president’s controversial contraceptive mandate and ongoing national drug shortages were just two of the off-budget topics presented to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at today’s Senate Finance Committee hearing. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sen. Charles Grassley,
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.,...
Senate Passes Ban on Insider Trading
The ban on insider trading in Congress is moving along legislatively. The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act passed has passed in the Senate this evening by a vote of 96-3. Sens. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., voted against...
Fighting Words: DeMint Warns Republicans They May Be 'Gone' if They Support Debt Ceiling Increase
The Tea Party King Maker Tells ABC News What It Will Take in 2012 to Get His Endorsement
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...
Battle brewing over biofuels' future
Imagine filling up the car on a fuel that isn't made from oil but doesn't have the drawbacks of corn ethanol, including its lower energy content and ability to damage older cars or gas pumps. Such fuels could be made from the same sources as ethanol, including corn and corn cobs as well as straw,
The Note: Eyes On Iowa: In Search Of 'Fire In The Belly' In The 2012 Field
Get ready for another 2012 “cattle call” in this crucial early primary state as the field of possible candidates comes into focus and they test their messages in front of Hawkeye State voters who are serious about their role in the presidential nominating process.
The Note: Sarah Palin’s 2012 Hopes Dimming? Favorability Slips In New Poll
By MICHAEL FALCONE and AMY WALTER Sill one of the biggest wild cards of the 2012 field, Sarah Palin has offered little in the way of clues about her 2012 presidential ambitions over the past few months. But voters are...