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The Swampby Frank James The federal indictment of Sen. Ted Stevens certainly is buoying Democratic hopes that they could pick up enough Senate seats to get to the magical 60 votes, enough for a veto-proof majority. It would be the......
The SwampBy Paul West Every so often, luck and circumstance give birth to an accidental congressman or senator, a politician who lands in Washington mainly by being in the right place at the right time. Once in a very long while,......
The Swampby Frank James One of the biggest question marks right now about what will happen on Election Day is whether Democrats will gain a filibuster-proof Senate by reaching 60 votes. The filibuster, of course, is the way that the Senate......
The Swampby James Oliphant Congressional Democrats appear close to having something they haven't known for a long time: power. After being marginalized by the Bush administration and stymied by a cohesive Republican minority, Democrats on the Hill look poised to...
Spin CycleWith all the attention on the monumental presidential contest and local eyes watching to see whether Democrats can capture the state Senate, a handful of U.S. Senate races have not received much attention in these parts. But Sen. Charles......
The Swampby James Oliphant Twelve Senate races are considered to be close this Election Day. The outcome could have a significant impact on the balance of power on the Hill. Democrats are chasing a 60-vote majority, which would allow them to......
Tags: National Government, New Mexico, Virginia, Parliament, Anchorage
Spin CycleIn the presidential race, Obama has 52 percent with a turnout just short of 120 million -- a bit less than some were projecting yesterday. But the 52 percent -- a majority of the country -- will be an......
Tags: New York, Ohio, Missouri, Virginia, National Government
The Swampby James Oliphant Democrats may have picked off another GOP seat in the Senate. This morning, the Oregonian, Portland's newspaper, is projecting that Jeff Merkley has unseated Republican incumbent Sen. Gordon Smith. If that occurs, it would be the sixth.....
Spin CycleA few developments tonight: The Raleigh News and Observer has declared Obama the "unofficial winner" of North Carolina, with a lead of more than 13,000 votes pending the counting of provisional ballots. With 81 percent of the vote counted and......
Spin CyclePresident George W. Bush's first-ever retraction of a pardon - for convicted real-estate scammer Isaac Toussie - has the potential to become a defining legal precedent. If so, Toussie, 37, will have found the weirdest way yet to follow......
Tags: Fraud, National Government, Politics, Oregon, Mount Sinai
Spin CycleThe ad below is being aired in an Oregon Senate race, where Democrat Jeff Merkley is getting ready to run against Republican incumbent Gordon Smith. It's probably not the first time a politician has used his kid this way, but......
Tags: Jeff Merkley, Oregon, Politics, Parliament
Company TownNational Association of Broadcasters president Gordon Smith tells industry not to rest on its laurels...
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