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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 »

Late Results: Democrats Build Senate Lead

They now hold 55-45 advantage, counting two independents

(Newser) - The fat lady may have sung on the presidential race last night, but results are still trickling in from some of the country's closest races. So far, everything's coming up blue; Democrats have extended their Senate majority to 53, not counting the two independents expected to poll with... More »

Clutch Senate Races to Watch Tomorrow

From Maine to Montana, here are the ones that could come down to the wire

(Newser) - The presidential race isn't the only one that will be decided tomorrow. Nearly as important is the fierce battle for control of the Senate. When the campaign season began, a GOP takeover there seemed assured, but now Democrats appear favored to remain in control, Real Clear Politics reports. Here... 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 »

Rebel Senate Dems Eye Health Care Repeal

Centrists target individual mandate

(Newser) - A group of centrist Senate Democrats is looking into ways to repeal the new health care law's individual mandate—the heart of health care reform, and a key target for Republicans. West Virginia's Joe Manchin and at least three other senators—all from states President Obama lost in 2008 and... More »

Senator: My State's Beef Is Beefier Than Taco Bell's

Montana's Jon Tester says his state is home to 'best cattle in the world'

(Newser) - The Taco Bell beef war just won't stop—and now Washington has gotten involved. Sen. Jon Tester yesterday issued a statement pushing his state's meat as superior to the fast food chain's. "When I go to a restaurant, I expect the beef I order to be beef—not 'filler'—... More »

GOP to Dems: Help Us Repeal ObamaCare

Republicans try to sway Senators facing 2012 election

(Newser) - Republicans are leaning on at-risk or moderate Senate Democrats to help them pick apart the Democrats’ health care reform bill. Strategists tell Politico that they think they can sway Ben Nelson, Jim Webb, and Jon Tester, since all come from red-tinged states and face 2012 reelection campaigns. They also expect... More »

Three Freshmen Dems Balking at Immigration Bill

Opposition of centrists could sink measure

(Newser) - Three Senate Democrats--all newly elected in close races--are lining up against  the controversial immigration bill championed by President Bush and Democratic leaders. They and eight other Democratic naysayers could be crucial in determining the fate of the bill, reports the New York Times. A vote in the Senate could come... More »

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