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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Mary L. Landrieu
After five years of stalling on the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama suddenly has a half-dozen compelling reasons to make up his mind, and all of them are running to retain their Senate seats.
Two Democratic challengers finished among the leaders of the field in the early money chase for the 2014 midterm elections, according to new campaign fundraising totals from the Federal Election Commission.
U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu will take a tour at the Port of New Orleans on Tuesday to look over improvements to the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal.
You might think President Obama has come down with swine flu the way red-state Democrats are keeping a distance. When Mr. Obama flew to North Carolina State University for a job-creation photo op last week, Sen. Kay R. Hagan's name was conspicuously absent from Air Force One's flight manifest. Facing a tough re-election fight this fall, the freshman senator insisted she couldn't make the day trip because she had to stay in Washington and "attend to Senate business."
Conservative groups are looking to make the Capitol Hill battle over President Obama's judicial nominees an issue in Senate elections in 2014 by arguing that red-state Democrats are "rubber-stamping" liberal judges.
President Obama completed an ambitious fundraising schedule for Democrats in November, but many of the congressional candidates he is trying to help are finding their election prospects next year imperiled by the president's faulty health care law.
Conceding that he has "fumbled" the rollout to his signature health care reform law, President Obama on Thursday said he will use executive authority to craft a series of loopholes to allow some Americans to keep their insurance policies for at least another year.
Obamacare lies will be major issue in 2014 elections
Only about 106,000 Americans enrolled in Obamacare's health care exchanges during the first month and fewer than 27,000 of those were from the federally run exchanges, the administration said Wednesday, finally releasing numbers showing just how rocky the rollout has been for President Obama's signature initiative.
The White House scrambled Wednesday to find solutions for the glaring failures in Obamacare as rebellious congressional Democrats pressured the administration over their increasing political predicament.
Feigned surprise over millions of canceled policies should fool no one
Pressure is mounting on Senate Democrats, notably those up for re-election in Republican-leaning states next year, to deal with Obamacare's flawed rollout when they get back to work Monday.
Washington loves the blame game, and President Obama most of all. He woke up Tuesday morning with his finger primed to point at "one faction of one party in one house of Congress" for the partial government shutdown. He was, of course, talking about the conservative House Republicans he can't criticize often or harshly enough, but his words apply more accurately to the red-state Democrats in the Senate.
Republican leaders said Tuesday that a filibuster attempt to prevent a spending bill from reaching the Senate floor was a losing tactic in the fight against Obamacare, and instead began to ramp up pressure on a handful of Democrats, saying the real battle will be an end-of-week vote specifically on whether to keep funding the health care law.
Nearly six months into his second term, things haven't been going well for President Obama on a number of critical fronts.
Ms. Landrieu has announced her support for the pipeline, as have Sen. Kay R. Hagan of North Carolina and Sen. Mark L. Pryor of Arkansas.
She told Politico only 10 months ago: "I am proud of my support for the Affordable Care Act ... .