Democrats maintain control of Senate

By The Associated Press

Dems win GOP seats in Indiana, Massachusetts; McCaskill survives in Missouri

Excerpts from this story referencing "Amy Klobuchar":

"… ocratic Sens. Debbie Stabenow in Michigan, Kirsten Gillibrand in New York, Amy Klobuchar in Minnesota, Dianne Feinstein in California, Maria Cantwell in Washington …"

Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

By The Associated Press

The nation decides: Voters choose between Romney, Obama as the man who'll best fix the economy

Excerpts from this story referencing "Republicans":

"… o close to call, they had the possibility of gaining a seat. Republicans won the House, ensuring that Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, Obama's partner …"

"… statement of his own, noting that while Obama won, so, too, did his House Republicans "If there is a mandate, it is a mandate for both parties to find common gr …"

"… from GOP hands in Indiana. Deb Fischer picked up a seat for Republicans in Nebraska, defeating former Sen. Bob Kerrey. In Maine, ind …"

"… Sen. Olympia Snowe. He has not yet said which party he will side with, but Republicans attacked him in television advertising during the race, and Democrats rush …"

House candidates draw one-campaign super PACs

By Russ Choma

Super PACs devoted solely to supporting a congressional candidate spent $28 million in the 2012 election.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas Senate":

"… to her $3.4 million but has trailed in polls.In other instances, like the Texas Senate race, they have proven to be a way for donors like Adelson, Simmons and Pe …"

Daily Disclosure: Nebraska Senate race targeted by Democratic super PAC

By Rachael Marcus

Democratic super PAC End the Gridlock is pumping money into a race that looks increasingly like a GOP pickup

Excerpts from this story referencing "New York":

"… tune as founder of the Jones Apparel Group, known for such brands as Jones New York and 9 West. Majority PAC, a super PAC whose goal is helping Democrats …"

"… rom a super PAC funded by TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts.The New York Times rates the Nebraska seat a “likely, though not surefire …"

"… e polls. Kerrey has been criticized for spending the past 10 years in New York, where he served as president of The New School.In other outside spen …"

Ameritrade founder Ricketts' Nebraska contribution worries watchdogs

By Michael Beckel

Wealthy donor Joe Ricketts' eleventh-hour investment in Nebraska primary winner could pay dividends.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bob Kerrey":

"… Bruning’s $3.6 million haul.If she prevails in November against Democrat Bob Kerrey, a former Nebraska governor and U.S. senator, watchdogs worry Ricketts’ …"

Super PAC cash plays big role in Nebraska Senate race

By Michael Beckel

Super PAC spending again plays major role in Senate contest, this time in Nebraska.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Indiana":

"… Club for Growth spent millions in the GOP U.S. Senate primary election in Indiana, where six-term incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar lost to Richard Mourdock, a t …"

PAC profile: American Crossroads

By Aaron Mehta

Quick stats on the super PAC

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Election Commission":

"… tic of running only ads supporting Republican Heather Wilson. According to Federal Election Commission records, American Crossroads spent nearly $430,000 in June on pro-Wilson a …"

Democrats desperately seek their own Rove

By Peter H. Stone

For chastened Democrats, ‘a lesson and a beating’; Republicans hone tactics that brought in secretive millions last year...

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Responsive Politics":

"… , 324 bundlers raised at least $100,000 apiece for Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. For John McCain, 301 bundlers raised more than $100,000.Historically, big …"

"… lf of the nominees,” explained Sheila Krumholz, who runs the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.To jump start the 2012 fundraising marathon, Obama will try to inspire som …"

"… e liberal leaning organizations spent just $92.7 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Tens of millions more were spent by unions and some conservative groups t …"

Consultant profile: Bob Shrum (Shrum, Devine & Donilon)

By Robert Brodsky

Major clients in 2003-2004 include John Kerry

Excerpts from this story referencing "Maryland":

"… Shrum worked together for another decade, helping get Barbara Mikulski of Maryland and Alan Cranston of California elected to the Senate and David Dinkins as …"

"… rn to uphold the law."Another controversial Shrum-produced ad aired during Maryland Gov. Paris Glendening's 1998 successful re-election campaign. It criticize …"

"… , citing her vote against a 1992 bill that died in the Democrat-controlled Maryland General Assembly. Though Sauerbrey claimed the ad misrepresented her recor …"

Program to help small farmers now virtually run by industry

By Gil Shochat

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2001 — When Brad Koetz was told that his impressive sunflower yield was unfit for human consumption, he was taken abac

Excerpts from this story referencing "Department of Agriculture":

"… that would change the situation except for cutting the budget.The proposed Department of Agriculture budget for 2002 includes $362 million for emergency aid and crop insurance …"

Party machines, lobbyists and special interests: Part five

For months, disarray was the hallmark of Vice President Al Gore's campaign. Last October 6, he moved his campaign to Nashville from Washingt

Excerpts from this story referencing "congressman":

"… chairman was an unusual one. Though few could assail the former California congressman’s skills at organization and strategy, there are few politicians in Wash …"

"… ’s kitchen cabinet and chief of staff to Coelho when he was a California congressman. He is current chief of staff to Sen. John Breaux (D-La.). He told the Cen …"

Party machines, lobbyists and special interests: Part one

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2000 — It is no surprise and nothing new in the land of the spin and the home of the sound bite that each and every can

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congress":

"… on of gambling onto Indian reservations. As the legislation was debated in Congress throughout the summer and fall of 1999, the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Nat …"

"… 1-1993) is a partner at Clark & Weinstock, where he is registered with Congress to lobby for the following companies: AT&T, Edison Electric Institute, …"

"… ngressional affairs.His first order of business was to pressure members of Congress to support the pending SBC-Ameritech deal. McCain wrote a letter to the Fe …"

"… ntact with McCain over the years about bad tax loopholes coming out of the Congress.Spitzer first met McCain when McCain ran for Congress in ’81 in Spitzer …"