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Dems, GOP Fight Brewing Over Curbing Filibusters

A brewing and potentially bitter battle over Democratic efforts to limit filibusters could increase partisan tensions in the Senate just as President Obama and Republicans are trying to find a compromise on major issues.

11/12/2012

Paul Sadler, the Democratic candidate for Senate, concedes the race to Republican Ted Cruz at the Texas Democrat watch party at the Driskill Hotel in Austin. (Sharrie Williams/CBSDFW)

Sadler Concedes US Senate Race To Cruz

Democrat Paul Sadler has conceded the U.S. Senate race to Republican Ted Cruz, urging supporters to “be proud of the voters’ choice.”

11/06/2012

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Opinion: Ballots Full Of Women

While Mitt Romney talks about binders full of women, Democrats have ballots full of women.

11/06/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Desperation Showing In Final Days Of Campaign

As the campaign draws to a close it has become very apparent that Obama will return to the White House and that Harry Reid will lead a Democratic Senate.

11/02/2012

Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Republicans Are Abandoning Romney’s Sinking Ship

Romney is dragging his own campaign and every Republican down. Republican operatives and House and Senate candidates have conceded as much throughout the month of September.

09/26/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ryan VP Pick Changes Electoral Math

Paul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.

08/14/2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Audacity Of Harry Reid

How dare Harry Reid, the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, spew his latest unsubstantiated rumors against Mitt Romney?

08/01/2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Harry Reid Dares to Talk About Angry Old White Men

Harry Reid got – as he often does – in calling Republican donors “angry old white men”. Imagine the reaction if House Speaker John Boehner were to say something such as: support or donations to Obama made by 17 angry black men.

07/18/2012

Supporters and opponents of the Affordable Care Act (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Vote For Denial Of Affordable Health Care Again

Tea Party zealots in Congress are obsessed with stripping people of their right and access to affordable care.

07/11/2012

New Orleans Saints

Lawmakers Ask NFL To Reconsider Saints Penalties

The Louisiana Legislature is asking the NFL to reconsider the penalties imposed on the New Orleans Saints because of its bounty program.

05/15/2012

Craig James.  (Photo credit Texans For A Better America)

Senate Candidate Can’t Escape Sports Scandals

Now that he’s running for the Senate, James can’t separate his Republican politics from football, which accounts for nearly all of his name recognition.

02/07/2012

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Congressman: Highway Construction Fund In Danger

A North Texas congressman says the federal fund that pays for highway construction may be facing it’s own dead end.

11/28/2011

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