By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
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Retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman in his final Senate floor speech urged Congress to put partisan rancor aside and reach across party lines to break Washington's gridlock.
On a night when sports and politics went 1-on-1, name recognition scored few points with voters.
No matter who is elected president, he's likely to find that the next Congress will remain what the current one has been for President Barack Obama — a headache.
Republicans fell short Tuesday night of their goal of winning control of the Senate, after a campaign beset with weak candidate recruitment and self-inflicted gaffes in some of the GOP's most promising races.
Democrats are counting on their New England friends to help them pick up Republican-held Senate seats on Nov. 6 and construct a barrier against losses in Nebraska and elsewhere that could erase their majority.
Republican Linda McMahon is hoping things will turn out differently this time around, but right now, her Connecticut U.S. Senate bid is starting to look a lot like the race she lost two years ago, when her September support melted away and she lost by 11 points.
Rep. Christopher S. Murphy, Connecticut Democrat, was trailing his U.S. Senate opponent Linda McMahon just three weeks ago, but now he has gained the upper edge in the race, with a new poll Wednesday morning giving him a 6-point lead.
Outside political groups are spending nearly the same as congressional campaigns themselves in about two dozen competitive elections this year.
Win or lose, President Obama will spend election night in his hometown of Chicago and will speak at a smaller venue than the large park where he held his victory speech four years ago, a source told Agence France-Presse on Wednesday.
Voters in Connecticut aren't crazy about Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon's background as a top executive in the garish world of pro wrestling, but Democratic rival Rep. Christopher S. Murphy's three terms as a U.S. congressman may be even more damaging to him.
Democrats outdo Republicans at convincing women to vote for them, but GOP candidates hold even larger advantages among men in several key Senate races — a flip side of the voting gender gap that favors Republicans but isn't often spoken of.
A leading House Republican is challenging the White House's initial account that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was a spontaneous assault tied to protests over an anti-Islam video.
Democrats running for the House and Senate are pouncing on Mitt Romney's remarks that nearly half of all Americans think they are "victims" entitled to government help and that he doesn't worry about "those people."
His campaign at a crossroads, Mitt Romney struggled Tuesday to limit political fallout from his dismissive comments about nearly half of all Americans while Republican officials debated the impact of serial controversies on the party's hopes of capturing the White House.
President Obama leads polls in Virginia, Connecticut and Massachusetts but that has not yet translated into strong support for Democrats in those states' crucial Senate races.
"I disagree with Gov. Romney's insinuation that 47 percent of Americans believe they are victims who must depend on the government for their care," said Ms. McMahon, who has narrowed the race to succeed retiring independent Sen. Joe Lieberman. "I know that the vast majority of those who rely on government are not in that situation because they want to be."
insinuation that 47% of Americans believe they are victims who must depend on the government for their care," she said in a statement posted to her website.