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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.

  • Hawaii's Inouye was current longest-serving senator, war hero

    As a senator, Inouye became one of the most influential politicians in the country, playing key roles in congressional investigations of the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals.

  • Influential Hawaiian senator Daniel Inouye dies (+video)

    Daniel Inouye, the president pro tempore of the Senate, the longest-serving senator, and a World War II hero, died Monday after a brief hospitalization. Inouye was a senator for Hawaii since 1963.

  • Rick Santorum in Congress: why his record is costing him now

    Some see Rick Santorum as an uncompromising firebrand of a culture warrior, but his rivals are focusing their attacks on his legislative record in Congress, which bridged party lines.

  • The Last Great Senate

    Did the Senate really used to be a grand institution? Ira Shapiro argues that it was – and not that long ago.

  • Libya intervention: Tea party and liberal Democrats make unusual allies

    On Capitol Hill, the Libya intervention has elicited antiwar voices from opposite ends of the political spectrum. Their point in common: The power to make war resides with Congress.
    03/21/2011 10:09 pm

  • 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.
    11/16/2010 07:15 pm

  • 10 of the closest statewide races heading into Election 2010

    Election 2010 has no shortage of nail-biters. According to The Cook Political Report, eight Senate races and – amazingly – 17 gubernatorial races remain toss-ups. While this list leaves off a few of those (the Senate races in Washington, Alaska, and Kentucky, for instance), here’s what’s going on in 10 of the closest statewide elections:
    10/26/2010 10:24 am

  • Monitor Breakfast Democratic chairman 'not wild' about Joe Manchin for Senate ad

    Senate candidate Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a Democrat, denigrated 'Obamacare' and shot a hole in the cap-and-trade bill. Democratic National Committee Chair Tim Kaine was not impressed.
    10/14/2010 01:24 pm

  • Sarah Palin takes on Bill Clinton in West Virginia Senate race

    Sarah Palin announced Monday she was backing Republican businessman John Raese while Bill Clinton was in W. Virginia campaigning for Democratic Senate candidate Joe Manchin. Which endorsement carries more weight?
    10/12/2010 09:50 am

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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