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  • New Senate polls offer three lessons and some hope for Democrats

    New Senate polls offer three lessons and some hope for Democrats
    WASHINGTON — Three lessons jump out from the latest round of polling on key U.S. Senate races.
  • Why Elizabeth Warren's new book doesn't read like presidential prologue

    Why Elizabeth Warren's new book doesn't read like presidential prologue
    Elizabeth Warren's ninth book is a campaign biography with a twist. Warren, who emerged as a national figure during the early days of the financial crisis, rapidly became a star of the Democratic Party's liberal-populist wing. Her 2012 Senate campaign...

    Oddball bills stand out in Congress

    Oddball bills stand out in Congress
    Thousands of bills are introduced in a congressional session, but only a fraction become law. Even without that success, they call attention to their causes — or their sponsors. Here are a few of the eclectic measures awaiting action in Congress....

    Obama names Washington veteran Neil Eggleston as White House counsel

    Obama names Washington veteran Neil Eggleston as White House counsel
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama is turning to Neil Eggleston, a veteran of the Whitewater and Iran-Contra confrontations between Capitol Hill and the White House, to help guide his administration through what could be stormy years ahead with Congress....

    Bids to shorten prison terms get bipartisan support (and opposition)

    Bids to shorten prison terms get bipartisan support (and opposition)
    WASHINGTON — For decades the Republican Party prided itself for being tough on crime, often putting Democrats on the defensive by pushing for longer, mandatory sentences for convicts. In 1988, that hard-line stance helped sink the presidential...