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  • Seven open US Senate seats in 2014

    Here are eight senators who have opted out of a reelection bid in 2014, giving hopefuls in both parties a rare shot at a US Senate seat – and, moreover, one that could flip control of the Senate.

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  • Seven open US Senate seats in 2014

    Here are eight senators who have opted out of a reelection bid in 2014, giving hopefuls in both parties a rare shot at a US Senate seat – and, moreover, one that could flip control of the Senate.

  • Sen. Jay Rockefeller to retire. Can Republicans seize opportunity?

    Early polls showed five-term Democrat Jay Rockefeller trailing GOP Rep. Shelley Moore Capito. While his withdrawal opens the door to a Republican gain, Capito could be vulnerable on the right.

  • Senate's 16 new members arrive on Capitol Hill: Who are they?

    Senate's 16 new members arrive on Capitol Hill: Who are they?

    Starting this Monday, the Senate welcomes 16 fresh faces to the Capitol’s marbled halls. While they won’t be sworn into office until January, these newly-elected members – three Democrats and 13 Republicans – come to Washington to tour the buildings, learn rules of decorum, and meet with their future coworkers. The new Senators come largely from open seats where both parties had a new candidate on the ticket and include a handful of tea partyers.

  • Unemployment insurance: Why extending it this time has been so hard

    Unemployment insurance: Why extending it this time has been so hard

    Both parties in Congress are citing the US deficit as reasons not to approve new spending unless it's offset. For Republicans, that issue has been unemployment insurance. For Democrats, it's extending the Bush tax cuts.

  • Jobless benefits given another vote by Democrats

    Jobless benefits given another vote by Democrats

    Jobless benefits: After Tuesday's vote, if all goes as expected, about 2.5 million people will receive unemployment insurance retroactively.

  • Carte Goodwin to succeed Senator Byrd - for now

    Carte Goodwin to succeed Senator Byrd - for now

    West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin (D) appointed his former general counsel, Carte Goodwin, to the late Robert Byrd’s Senate seat. But it is widely believed that Governor Manchin has his eye on winning the seat in special elections.