United States Senate

What Those Glowing Obits Didn't Tell You About Joe Allbritton
December 14, 2012

The banking and media magnate's dealings with corrupt dictators.

The ‘Heroic’ Mayor and His Local Haters
December 14, 2012

And that food-stamps challenge? Yeah, not helping.

Donald Ritchie Will Answer All Your Weird Questions About the Senate
December 07, 2012

Want to know how to sneak a gun into the U.S. Capitol? Then Donald Ritchie is your man.

Akin and Mourdock Are the Mainstream of Today’s GOP
November 07, 2012

The only reason Mourdock and Akin lost? They tried to explain an increasingly common position by Republican officer-holders.

FreedomWorks Loses the Senate
November 07, 2012

FreedomWorks shot for the Senate this year, and fell far short.

Why Liberals are Misreading Mourdock
October 25, 2012

What exactly would be a good reason to oppose a rape exception for abortion?

Eddie Vedder’s Clint Eastwood Moment
October 19, 2012

Backstage with Pearl Jam and Jon Tester.

Snarl in Peace, Arlen Specter
October 15, 2012

Arlen Specter, who died Sunday, was driven by a need to be recognized by the broader world.

The Nation’s Most Gentlemanly Tossup Race
October 08, 2012

Control of the Senate may depend upon Tim Kaine and George Allen's contest in Virginia. So why is the race so boring?

How Massachusetts Became 2012’s Nastiest Race
September 26, 2012

The U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren was supposed to be one of the highlights of the election year: a battle of ideas between a charismatic moderate Republican and a nationally-revered, liberal consumer advocate. Instead, it’s degenerated into one of 2012’s most negative and petty campaigns. It reached a new low this week when video emerged of Brown staffers making “Indian war whoops” and doing tomahawk chops outside the site of the campaign’s first debate last week.