James Jeffords, Vermont Senator Who Left The GOP, Dies At 80

James Jeffords, Vermont Senator Who Left The GOP, Dies At 80

By Rebecca Bratek, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Although he made his career in politics, Jim Jeffords was a modest man who disliked cameras and speeches. In May 2001, h ...

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Alan Dixon, U.S. Senator From Illinois In ’80s and ’90s, Dies At 86

Alan Dixon, U.S. Senator From Illinois In ’80s and ’90s, Dies At 86

By Kim Geiger, Chicago Tribune During much his two terms as a U.S. senator, in the 1980s and early 1990s, Alan Dixon was the locally minded counterpart to Sen. Paul Simon, always ...

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Iowa’s Harkin Says Fundraising, Lack Of Relationships Hurt Senate

Iowa’s Harkin Says Fundraising, Lack Of Relationships Hurt Senate

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times DES MOINES, Iowa -- There were 500 of the truest-believing Iowa Democrats outside the ballroom doors waiting to get in, but Sen. Tom Harkin ( ...

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The Next Todd Akin? 5 Republicans That Democrats Would Love To Run Against

The Next Todd Akin? 5 Republicans That Democrats Would Love To Run Against

If the election were held today, Republicans would likely pick up five or six seats in the U.S. Senate, according to a recent analysis by Alan I. Abramowitz. While the difference ...

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WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Calls Out Rand Paul And Paul Ryan’s Insults To The Unemployed

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Calls Out Rand Paul And Paul Ryan’s Insults To The Unemployed

After Republicans killed another attempt to extend emergency unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) rose to the floor of the Senate to ...

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5 Ways Rand Paul Shows That He Doesn’t Really Care About Women

5 Ways Rand Paul Shows That He Doesn’t Really Care About Women

Most people assumed that the churlish attacks from Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) on Bill Clinton were just a way for the junior senator from Kentucky to try to intimidate Hillary Clint ...

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Senate GOP Denies Help To The Long-Term Unemployed — Again

Senate GOP Denies Help To The Long-Term Unemployed — Again

The Republican minority in the Senate has narrowly defeated the Democratic majority's third attempt to extend emergency benefits for the long-term unemployed. The three-month exte ...

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Kerry Tells Senators That Obama Syria Policy Is Collapsing

Kerry Tells Senators That Obama Syria Policy Is Collapsing

Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Two prominent Republican senators say that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told them -- along with 13 other members of a bipartisan congressional delegati ...

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Meet Lee Bright, The Tea Partier Who May Be Too Extreme For Even South Carolina

Meet Lee Bright, The Tea Partier Who May Be Too Extreme For Even South Carolina

South Carolina state senator Lee Bright (R), who is running a Tea Party-backed challenge to Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in South Carolina's Republican primary, is a magnet for c ...

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6 States That Will Swing The Senate In 2014

6 States That Will Swing The Senate In 2014

Photo: AFP/Mark Wilson With less than a year to go until the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans are feeling bullish about their chances of winning a majority in the U.S. Senate. ...

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