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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: Mitch McConnell, Al Franken, Vermont, Connecticut, Georgia
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......
The Swampby Mark Silva It's 5 o'clock someplace in the world. At the mansion on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory this evening, Vice President Joe Biden will host a cocktail reception for the freshman class of senators -- that......
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: Gordon Smith, Parliament, Politics, Oregon
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