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by / on November 27, 2012 at 12:14 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Shifting Senate

by Source: nysenate.gov Out of the sixty-three elections for the New York State Senate held on November 6th, two results have yet to be announced as ballots continue to be counted.  The Democrats had control of one more Senate seat than the Republicans after results from sixty-one elections were finalized. Despite the fact that the Democrats are almost assured to win one of the two remaining Senate seats, their majority is far from in…

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by / on October 2, 2012 at 9:57 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Cuomo in Control

by Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/patarnow/ The fight for control of the New York State Senate is in full swing as campaigns enter the final month of operations in anticipation of the November 6 election. The Republicans hold a slight advantage in the Senate, 33-29. The Democrats briefly held control of the Senate for a year for the first time in decades until the 2009 leadership crisis, which culminated in a return to Republica…

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by / on March 18, 2010 at 7:20 am / in Business, Content, Domestic, Issue

Grand Theft Government

…o seize a large, failing, non-bank institution immediately and put it through a resolution process. However, the Senate Republicans have argued that if the government were to seize a failing non-bank institution, it should have to go through more rigorous checks and approvals beforehand. The trouble is that the Senate Republicans’ plan would make the government resolution procedure more susceptible to creating complications while regulators are t…

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by / on April 2, 2003 at 2:39 pm / in Domestic, Judicial

Courting Ideology

by Although war with Iraq has seized the international spotlight, the Senate’s battles over judicial nominees recently put the chamber at the center of national politics. In February, when Senate Democrats began a filibuster opposing the confirmation of Miguel Estrada to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in D.C., the Senate seemed transported back to a time when it was dominated not only by fierce policy wars, but by strategic parliam…

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by / on June 25, 2012 at 11:40 am / in Election 2012

Washington Can Learn from Nudists and Cherokees

by So a 63-year-old WASPy Native American and a college age nudist/porn star run for the U.S. Senate. It sounds like the setup to a cocktail party joke. But it’s not. Enter Republican Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren. Senator Brown made national headlines in 2010 when he won the late Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat in a special election. During that election, it came out that Brown had posed nude for Cosmo maga…

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by / on May 1, 2005 at 12:02 pm / in Congress, Cover Story, Domestic, Election, Media

Left Hanging

…the woods. In the elections of 1954, the Democratic Party gained control of the House of Representatives and the Senate. It was not to lose control of either chamber until 1980, and, even then, it held onto the House, Senate, or presidency for the next twenty years. One Republican senator’s renunciation of his party then threw the Senate back into Democratic hands, but it was not to last. For the past twoand- a-half years, the Democrats have foun…

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by / on December 19, 2011 at 11:38 pm / in Business, Domestic

Waiting for Labor’s Day

…blic workers in Ohio. For this reason, many media sources have simplified the bill by referring to it as “Ohio’s Senate Bill 5, a bill to limit collective bargaining rights for unions.” The influence of the November 8 vote to repeal Senate Bill 5 extends beyond Ohio’s public workers. First, the repeal is a statement in support of all unions, not just unions in the public sector. The largest organization that campaigned for the bill’s repeal, “We…

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by / on October 18, 2009 at 5:14 pm / in Content, Domestic, Election, First Person, Issue

Letter to a Young Candidate

by Dear young candidate, A few years back I, too, was a hardworking, idealistic college student who, like many politically active students, thought I might run for office one day. Friends of mine would join me to discuss politics as I tended bar after class at the West End (now Havana Central). We talked about political races the way most people discussed football stats. To us, watching Meet the Press on Sunday mornings was as exciting…

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by / on July 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Healthcare Industry Fights Against Self, Wins

…olutions, Cerner, and Boston Scientific. Then there’s the pivotal Democratic Senator Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, who orchestrated the first Senate meeting of interested parties to discuss health care reform and played a large role in debates and writing the bill. Representatives from pharmaceutical groups, insurance companies, HMOs, and hospital management companies were all invited. Representatives from groups calling f…

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by / on October 31, 2010 at 8:48 pm / in Congress, Content, Domestic, Issue

Bubba’s Playbook

by Just under two years ago, a young Democratic president took office after leading his party to majorities in both chambers of Congress, reshaping the political landscape after a period of conservative dominance. After enduring bruising legislative battles on top priorities like comprehensive health care reform, the Democrats stand to lose both the House and the Senate, and a new generation of Republicans is waiting to deliver on a mu…

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