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In fight to keep Senate seat, Landrieu faces legal challenge to Louisiana residency

Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, in a tough reelection bid, is facing mounting legal challenges to her residency status including a lawsuit filed this weekend by a former Republican challenger. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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At Risk in Senate, Democrats Seek to Rally Blacks

With their Senate majority imperiled, Democrats are trying to mobilize African-Americans outraged by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., to help them retain control of at least one chamber of Congress. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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A Republican Senate Majority Will Have Its Limits

Ed Rogers, Wash PostMy able colleague and Democratic friend Carter Eskew made a valid point this morning in his post, “Why moderates will matter in 2016.” Inside the Beltway, having the majority in the Senate means a lot. The majority party has a bigger footprint, committee chairmanships, better offices, etc. — but a simple majority […]

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Could Kansas Swing the Senate?

Sam Wang, The New YorkerIn national politics, Kansas is considered as Republican as they come: Mitt Romney carried the state in 2012 by twenty-two percentage points, and the last Democratic Presidential candidate to carry Kansas was Lyndon Johnson, in 1964. But this year, the reliability of Sunflower State politics seems to have been upended. With […]

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Residency Questions Roil Senate Race in Louisiana

The re-election campaign of Senator Mary L. Landrieu, a Democrat, was in defensive mode after a report that she is registered to vote at her parents’ home in New Orleans but lists Washington as her home in regulatory filings. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Capital Journal Daybreak: Islamic State Fills Coffers From Illicit Economy | FBI Probes Possible Hacking Incident at J.P. Morgan | Senate Map Keeps Shifting

The Journal’s morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more. Full News here – Washington Wire

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At Koch Retreat, Top GOP Senate Candidates Credited Koch Network For Their Rise

WASHINGTON — Three top Republican Senate candidates heaped praise on the political network built by the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch during a secretive conference held by the brothers this past summer, according to audio of the event. Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst and Arkansas Rep. Tom Cotton directly credited donors present at the […]

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Camera drone flown by Wilson flies near the scene where two buildings were destroyed in an explosion, in the East Harlem section in New York City

California Senate approves measure banning warrantless drone surveillance

By AARON MENDELSON SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The California State Senate passed legislation on Tuesday imposing strict regulations on how law enforcement and other government agencies can use drones, a move supporters said will protect privacy and prevent warrantless surveillance. The bill attracted bipartisan support in the Senate, passing 25-8 during the evening vote in […]

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GOP Senate Lineup Cheers Party Leaders

Republican leaders believe they are entering Senate races with a slate of strong candidates, having defeated tea party-backed insurgents who upset Senate elections in 2010 and 2012. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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California Senate passes gun database checks bill

By Aaron Mendelson SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – The California Senate passed a bill on Friday requiring local law enforcement to search a database of firearms owners in most cases when carrying out checks on people who may harm themselves or others. The move follows the Isla Vista killings in Southern California in May, when 22-year-old Elliot Rodger […]

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