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Democrats and Republicans Walk Fine Line in Senate Races
Bipartisanship is an outdated concept. It's like booking a vacation through a travel agency or putting a letter in the mail. Or at least that's what the narrative in Washington would have you believe. Several prominent senators known for their willingness to reach across the aisle -- Olympia Snowe
Report Grades Lawmakers on Voting Records Based on 'Inequality'
Who in Congress supports the "1 percent" or "99 percent"? The liberal think tank Institute for Policy Studies looked at 40 pieces of legislation in the past two years that it believes supported either "greater inequality" or "reduced inequality" and graded the lawmakers who voted on them based on
Nebraska Senate Candidate Seeks Combination Of Romney, Obama, Rubio Approach to Immigration
Bob Kerrey, the former Nebraska governor and senator and the current Democratic nominee for the open senate seat in the state, appears to have a very open mind when it comes to immigration reform. “I support the Romney plan and believe Congress should add authorizing...
Deb Fischer Wins Republican Nomination In Nebraska Senate Race
State senator Deb Fischer won Nebraska’s Republican Senate primary, the Associated Press projected late Tuesday night. With about 100 percent of precincts reporting, Fischer defeated Nebraska attorney general Jon Bruning 41 percent to 36 percent. State treasurer Don Stenberg- the tea party ...
Nebraska Republicans Face Off in Contested Senate Primary Battle
Nebraskans head to the polls today to vote in their state’s primary, but the Republican Senate race is likely driving the bulk of the turnout. Both parties will choose their respective nominees to face off in the state’s Senate race, which was left open after...
What To Watch In Today's Voting Contests
Voters will go to the polls in Nebraska, Oregon and Idaho today. Oregon and Nebraska both host their presidential primary contests, though those races have ceased to get any significant levels of attention now that the GOP race is all but decided. Idaho holds its...
How Mitt Romney Could Lure Latinos
The conventional wisdom is that Mitt Romney has a problem with Latinos . The nation's fastest-growing voting bloc opted for President Obama by more than a two-to-one margin in 2008, and after a series of comments by Romney during the Republican primary alienated Latinos, Democrats hope to do even
Senate Rejects Obama Call To Strip Oil Company Tax Breaks
A last minute entreaty by President Obama wasn’t enough to convince senators to strip the oil and gas industry of billions in tax incentives. The president said today that Americans are getting fleeced by an oil industry awash in profits – pinched at the pump...
Public Options and Death Panels: How the Health Care Debate Evolved
In October of the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama and John McCain took a question at a town-hall debate on whether health care is a privilege, a right, or a responsibility for Americans. Obama's answer foretold one of the most dominant conversations of the next four years of his life:"I