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Sen. Scott P. Brown officially began his re-election campaign with a rally in Massachusetts, casting himself as an independent voice in a deeply partisan Congress.
Just six months ago, Senate Republicans seemed poised to march to victory in 2012 and easily retake control of the upper chamber of Congress, but some successful Democratic recruiting and some unintentional help from the tea party in recent months have made next year's overall contest more competitive.
Outside groups on both sides are spending millions of dollars on the race between Elizabeth Warren, the leading Democratic Senate candidate in Massachusetts, and freshman Sen. Scott P. Brown, the Republican she hopes to defeat next year.
The growing scrutiny of the rich dominated this year's best quotes, according to a Yale University librarian who anointed the Occupy Wall Street protesters' slogan — "We are the 99 percent" — as the year's best.
Senate Republicans are poised to block yet another one of President Obama's nominees as they threaten to filibuster his choice for the first director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, in what's turning into a fight over the agency's accountability and oversight.
When a bid for the presidency fails, the typical politician can roll over any leftover campaign donations to efforts to maintain a seat in Congress or place at the governor's mansion. But Herman Cain is not your typical politician, as the voters were often reminded; he's a businessman.
The Capitol's Kennedy drought may not last long.
The Republican Party and the tea party seemed to be a natural political pairing. But what may have seemed like another politically beneficial alliance — Democrats and Occupy Wall Street — hasn't happened.
Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren said Thursday that the Wall Street protests were "independent" and "organic," conceding that she misspoke during an earlier interview in which she seemed to be taking credit for the movement.