CHARLES BABINGTON

Nov. 4 might not decide Senate control

WASHINGTON (AP) — A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?

A handful of... Read more

Each party certain the other is wrong

WASHINGTON — In gridlocked Washington, what’s increasingly striking is that both parties are nearly unanimous in their positions. Each seems certain it’s totally right and... Read more

Democrats seek to turn stand on issues into votes

CAMBRIDGE, Md. — Congressional Democrats held a retreat this week seeking inspiration. But they left as befuddled as ever by an America that arguably likes... Read more

Murkowski co-sponsors donor disclosure legislation

WASHINGTON — Two senators hope to require political groups to name the donors who spend millions of dollars to influence federal campaigns.

Legislation sponsored by Democrat... Read more

Analysis: Both sides see mandate, hard road ahead

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s re-election, coupled with Republicans’ continued hold on the House, gives both parties a chance to rethink, and perhaps undo, the... Read more

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