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Jobless Bill Clears Key Senate Vote in Squeaker

Republicans cross aisle for unexpected success

(Newser) - A bill to revive extended unemployment benefits squeaked through its first procedural vote 60-37, a narrow win that outlets including Politico are characterizing as a surprise. Six moderate Republican senators voted with Democrats to renew the recently expired benefits: Kelly Ayotte, Susan Collins, Dan Coats, Dean Heller, Lisa Murkowski, and... More »

8 Senators: Blow the Doors Open on FISA Court

Bipartisan group wants FISA rulings declassified

(Newser) - Here's one way to cut down on leaks about spy agencies' use of the super-secret FISA court—make the rulings public. Eight senators from both parties backed a bill today that would bring far more transparency to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, reports Roll Call . They want key rulings... More »

Bachmann Could Actually Lose

Politico looks at tight and 'nasty' races

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann's path to re-election has gotten a lot bumpier than you might expect, reports Politico . It digs into the Minnesota rep's bid to hang onto her seat against a challenge from hotel exec Jim Graves , and finds that even with "off-the-charts" name recognition, more than... More »

60 Minutes to Interview Obama, Romney

They'll appear separately this weekend

(Newser) - Well, it's almost like a debate: 60 Minutes will feature separate interviews this Sunday with Mitt Romney and President Obama, reports USA Today . CBS promises that both will get similar questions on the economy, health care, national security, and the like—and no doubt some on Romney's "... More »

Sharron Angle to Run for House, Not Senate

Was seen as likely candidate for Sen. John Ensign's Nevada seat

(Newser) - Sharron Angle, who lost to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in a hotly contested Nevada race last year, will seek office again—but this time in the House. Angle was considered a likely candidate after Sen. John Ensign announced last week that he wouldn’t seek reelection. But instead, she’... More »

GOP: Good Riddance, John Ensign

Resignation actually helps Republicans in Nevada

(Newser) - You won’t find many Republicans shedding tears over John Ensign's resignation . Most seem overjoyed that the scandal-plagued congressman is out of the picture, potentially sparing heir apparent Dean Heller a messy primary battle, Politico observes. “I think he did it for his family, but it also benefits the... More »

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