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Senate Bill Asks Treasury to Consider Woman on $20 Bill

Jeanne Shaheen's measure comes amid online push

(Newser) - The campaign to put a woman on the $20 bill isn't just an online movement anymore. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has introduced legislation to help make it happen, reports the Washington Post . Under the New Hampshire Democrat's measure, the Treasury would "convene a panel of citizens" to discuss... More »

GOP Takes Control of Senate; McConnell Wins

Scott Brown fails in upset bid, but Republicans flip at least 7 seats

(Newser) - Election night was a win for Republicans: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell started things off by defeating Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky, reports the AP . Hours later, McConnell learned he will be changing his title to majority leader: Republicans needed a net gain of six seats to take the... More »

Multistate Senator? Scott Brown Wins NH Primary

Republican will face Jeanne Shaheen this fall

(Newser) - Scott Brown is on the road to becoming the first person since the 19th century to have represented more than one state in the Senate. The former Massachusetts senator comfortably won the Republican primary in New Hampshire yesterday, the AP reports, and will face incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen this fall... More »

Abortion Rights Championed in Defense Bill

Insurance would cover troop abortions in cases of rape, incest in amendment

(Newser) - Abortion rights advocates suddenly seem to have a chance to win a battle—but, surprisingly, it's part of the Defense bill debate. Last month New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen quietly added an amendment to the massive annual Department of Defense bill that would permit military health insurance to... More »

Military Drops Iraq Pregnancy Ban

Threat of court-martial 'defied comprehension,' critics charged

(Newser) - The US military's Christmas gift to soldiers serving in Iraq: an end to the harsh policy that threatens court-martial and jail time for getting pregnant—or getting someone else pregnant. Gen. Ray Odierno, the top US commander in the country, is revamping regulations, and the new orders, in effect Jan.... More »

10 Senate Races to Watch

Dems could pick up 8 seats; GOP could oust Landrieu in La.

(Newser) - With 35 Senate seats up for grabs Tuesday, Chris Cillizza, in the Washington Post, predicts Democrats will flip eight. Two more are close calls for the Dems, while the GOP has one hope for a pickup. Starting with the most likely:
  1. Virginia is in the bag for Mark Warner; he
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As McCain Falls, NH Senator Faces Trouble

Sununu in hotly fought battle as Granite State turns on GOP

(Newser) - One of this year's most bitterly contested Senate races is in New Hampshire, where the Republican John Sununu is facing a rematch with Jeanne Shaheen, whom he defeated in 2002. In the famously independent Granite State, Sununu was counting on the popularity of John McCain to propel him to victory.... More »

NH Senate Rematch a Likely Bellwether Race

Incumbent Sununu faces Shaheen in key test of Democratic wave

(Newser) - As Democrats look to pick up as many as 10 Senate seats in November, perhaps no race has so much riding the Democratic wave than New Hampshire, where Democrat Jeanne Shaheen again takes on John Sununu for a seat Republicans have held for 30 years. As the New York Times ... More »

Hollywood Women Work on Senate Majority

Deep-pocketed stars are raising money for Dem candidates

(Newser) - Powerful Hollywood women are reorganizing after Hillary Clinton's failed presidential bid, turning their attention toward increasing the Democratic majority in the Senate. A fundraiser Sept. 27 could raise more than $1 million for candidates, and is being put together by the likes of Jane Fonda, Kate Capshaw, Penny Marshall, Daryl... More »

Senate Seats Most Likely to Flip (Only 1 to GOP)

New Dems from VA, NM, CO likely

(Newser) - The GOP's best case-scenario sees the party losing only three Senate seats this fall. Washington Post blogger Chris Cillizza runs down the races most likely to flip a vote:
  1. Mississippi: Trent Lott replacement Roger Wicker has never been elected statewide, and Barack Obama's coattails should draw in the large black
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10 Senate Seats Likely to Flip

Blogger runs down races to watch

(Newser) - The presidency isn’t the only job up for grabs this November. The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza runs down (in order) the Senate seats most likely to flip parties:
  1. Ex-Virginia governor Mark Warner (D) is mounting a “sure-thing bid.”
  2. The survivor of the New Mexico GOP primary
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NH Operative Fingers GOP Brass in 2002 Phone Scam

Author claims he's goat in 'old-school cover-up'

(Newser) - A political operative jailed in a scheme to jam Democratic phones during 2002's Senate race in New Hampshire claims the scandal originated in the upper reaches of the Republican Party, McClatchy Newspapers report. Allen Raymond’s book, How to Rig an Election, accuses the party of an “old-school cover-up,... More »

Clinton Official Slams Obama's Drug Past, Then Backpedals

Obama's people rip 'desperate' low blow

(Newser) - Clinton campaign officials are rushing to distance themselves from comments that Obama Barack's teenage drug use could be a big problem for the Dems, AP reports. Top adviser Bill Shaheen has apologized for remarks to the Washington Post that much of Obama's past was unknown and "there are so... More »

Shaheen Enters NH Senate Race

Ex-governor will challenge newly weakened Republican incumbent in rematch

(Newser) - Democrat Jeanne Shaheen will run again for US Senate from New Hampshire, hoping to set up a rematch against Republican rival John Sununu. The ex-governor lost to Sununu in a tight, bitter race in 2002, and the freshman senator’s tireless support of the war has eroded his support and... More »

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