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FLORIDA LOSS SCRAMBLES DEM PLAYBOOK ON OBAMACARE: POLITICO's Jake Sherman and Burgess Everett report on the way the Florida 13th results have made Democrats second-guess their messaging on Obamacare: "A few Democrats are advocating a drastic rhetorical shift to the left, by criticizing their own party for not going far enough when it passed the law ... (more)
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Nearly 30 senators staged an overnight debate on the Senate floor Monday night through Tuesday morning, trying to bring attention to what they say is a dire need to combat climate change with legislative action.
Key Point: "Every incremental gain in the push to expand Medicaid is cheered by Democrats, who view the state-level victories as furthering the primary goal of ObamaCare, which is to extend coverage to as many of the uninsured as possible.
Republican David Jolly's surprise victory in Florida's special election on Tuesday was a lesson in how influential outside political groups can save the day for an otherwise faltering campaign.
Sen. Mary Landrieu , D-La., the new chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee , has named her key staffers for the panel.
Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is the last holdout candidate who could significantly shake up the Senate map in 2014 with his decision on whether to enter the New Hampshire Senate race.
In Louisiana, Sen. Mary Landrieu is running on one aspect of Obamacare of which she has generally been one of the most frequent Democratic critics.
Louisiana's lieutenant governor has issued a cease-and-desist order to MoveOn, arguing the liberal group is improperly using Louisiana's "Pick your passion" tourism slogan to slam Jindal's refusal to accept an expansion of Medicaid.
Underdog Republican Senate candidate Rob Maness is clarifying an interview he gave Friday to The Hill newspaper in which he said he would have voted against $60-billion aid package for Hurricane Katrina had he been in the Senate in 2005.
Now that the Mardi Gras parades are history, rumor has it that spring is floating about and turning the corner bringing warmer temperatures, soon.
Much of the attention surrounding the Conservative Political Action Conference is understandably focused on the plethora of Republicans here who may be running for president at this time next year.
States run by Republican governors and legislatures are slowly adopting the Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare, boosting Democratic hopes they can run on the issue in the midterm elections.
In a move sure to stoke further buzz that the 2012 Republican nominee for vice president has not completely ruled out a bid for the presidency in 2016 , Ryan will headline the Iowa Republican Party's annual Lincoln Dinner on April 11. "As our party's nominee in 2012, Paul Ryan brought a tremendous amount of new energy to our ticket," said Iowa ... (more)