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The World's Greatest Dysfunctional Body: Why the U.S. Senate Can't Governnew

Ever wonder why the federal government can't get anything done -- like health care or immigration reform -- despite one party's control of Congress and the presidency? It's because of a procedure that allows the threat of a filibuster to obstruct action more easily than a real filibuster.
Reno News & Review  |  Dennis Myers  |  11-30-2009  |  Politics

A Look At the Six Still In The Mix in Race for Ted Kennedy's Seatnew

The field may not be finalized, but enough is known to allow us to take a preliminary look at who they are, how the Kennedy legacy might work to their advantage, and how each might or might not end up as the next U.S. senator from Massachusetts.
Boston Phoenix  |  David Bernstein  |  09-17-2009  |  Politics

If Curt Schilling Runs for Senate, Will He Keep His Sports-Media Perch?new

Known for his arm and his mouth, former Red Sox great Curt Schilling is now stretching his legs ... for a possible Senate run for Ted Kennedy's old seat. But he's blaming the media for getting the facts wrong, even though, as a regular contributor to WEEI-AM and, he is the media.
Boston Phoenix  |  Adam Reilly  |  09-10-2009  |  Media

Who Will Replace Ted Kennedy in the Senate?new

The death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy early Wednesday morning hastens the issue of succession to the seat he has held since he was elected in 1962, a topic that has gripped the state's political class since Kennedy's brain tumor was discovered more than a year ago.
Boston Phoenix  |  David S. Bernstein  |  08-27-2009  |  Politics

A Fake Campaign Turns a Bartender into a Real Candidate for D.C.'s Shadow Senate Seatnew

By using an obvious fraud -- the shadowy candidate -- as the mouthpiece for a sincere message -- the disenfranchisement of D.C. voters -- Damien Ober's videos poke fun at the duplicity of real politics. But the joke may have had the best of its makers.
Washington City Paper  |  Angela Valdez  |  08-21-2008  |  Politics

Think You Know John McCain?new

Last week, only one senator failed to vote on a bill that would prevent pay cuts for doctors who take care of 44 million Medicare patients—older Americans, those with disabilities and military families.
Shepherd Express  |  Lisa Kaiser  |  07-18-2008  |  Commentary

Rick Noriega Hopes to Win LBJ's Senate Seat Back for the Demsnew

Conventional wisdom would argue that Noriega, like his Democratic predecessors, is facing long odds. He remains little-known outside his native Houston, he can't compete with John Cornyn's fundraising prowess, and he's an unabashed progressive in a state recognized as one of the most conservative in the nation.
San Antonio Current  |  Gilbert Garcia  |  07-09-2008  |  Politics

A Democrat is the Best Bet for South Carolina's Conservatives in Novembernew

I assumed Bob Conley, who will run against Sen. Lindsey Graham, was just another standard liberal Dem. I couldn't have been more wrong.
Charleston City Paper  |  Jack Hunter  |  06-18-2008  |  Commentary

Elizabeth Dole Sides with Oil Industry on Key Votesnew

The North Carolina Senator, who is up for reelection this year, joined fellow Republicans in blocking Democratic measures, including one that would have repealed $17 billion in oil industry tax breaks over the next 10 years.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  06-12-2008  |  Politics

Is a Senate Shuffle on the Horizon for Massachusetts?new

Massachusetts hasn’t had a Senate-seat vacancy in nearly 25 years. Now we may have two. Let the speculation begin.
Boston Phoenix  |  David S. Bernstein  |  05-29-2008  |  Politics

Oregon's Democratic Senate Candidates Go Head to Headnew

Oregon House Speaker Jeff Merkley and political activist Steve Novick are vying for the chance to take on incumbent Senator Gordon Smith -- a vulnerable Republican with a multi-million-dollar war chest.
The Portland Mercury  |  Amy J. Ruiz  |  04-10-2008  |  Politics

Divided We Fallnew

With the support of three minor parties, Maryland's Kevin Zeese hopes to win a U.S. Senate seat.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Chris Landers  |  10-31-2006  |  Politics

Democrats, the Party of Peace?new

If the Dems regain control of Congress, will they just be another war party?
Weekly Alibi  |  Jim Scarantino  |  10-17-2006  |  Commentary

Quaking Politiciansnew

Hundreds of thousands -- really, millions -- of ordinary people are clamoring for one simple right: to be an American.
L.A. Weekly  |  Marc Cooper  |  04-13-2006  |  Commentary

Hackett Jobnew

The Democratic Party has taken some hits for pressuring popular U.S. Senate candidate Paul Hackett to quit the Buckeye primary race in favor of party-insider Sherrod Brown -- but Hackett is just the latest victim of Democrats' disgusting desire to win.
The Athens NEWS  |  Terry Smith  |  03-01-2006  |  Commentary

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