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Analysis: Dems reach breaking point on filibusters or the other eliminates the filibuster for legislation, not just judicial appointments," said John Ullyot, a GOP Senate aide during the 2005 filibuster debates. "The genie is out of the bottle," he said, "and there's no putting it...
UPDATE: Joe Miller files paperwork for U.S. Senate in 2014

...leads a Republican primary ballot with the three most likely candidates: Palin, Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell and 2010 GOP Senate nominee Joe Miller," the pollsters concluded. "Palin leads slightly among both men and women at +1 percent and...
Obama jabs at Romney over his '47 percent' remarks give to the others."As the rivals sparred with seven weeks remaining in a close race for the White House, two GOP Senate candidates publicly disavowed Romney's remarks and Republican officials openly debated the impact that a series of...
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Big-name no-shows for the GOP, Dem conventions

...national gathering, mindful that ties to the party establishment can be a political liability in some places.Among the GOP Senate hopefuls who plan to stay away from Tampa: Heather Wilson from New Mexico, George Allen from Virginia and Linda McMahon...
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GOP candidates in close races disavow rape remark

...dealing with rape against women is uncalled for. Period. No tolerance whatsoever."Mourdock's debate comment recalled GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin's remark in August about rape and pregnancy. The Missouri congressman said women's bodies have...
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Former GOP Senate candidate seeks debt help

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Sen. Don Benton is hoping that those who once supported his U.S. Senate bid will now help him pay off his debt.
Objection overruled

...selecting presidents - by a vote of the Supreme Court - ought to be codified into law (quick, quick, while we still have a GOP Senate). It has many advantages. It accomplishes campaign finance reform in one fell swoop, as the candidates will no longer...
Tea party: The new Grand Old Party?

...Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska's GOP primary. Political novice Joe Miller is the fifth tea party insurgent to win a GOP Senate nominating contest, an upset that few, if any, saw coming. With the stunning outcome, the fledgling tea party coalition...
Murkowski win a blow to Palin

...and money for Joe Miller, a tea-party-backed challenger who shocked Murkowski, the incumbent, by capturing the GOP Senate nomination. Murkowski's write-in win over Miller in Wednesday's count was a rebuke for Palin on her home turf...
Bush eyes ANWR anew

...plan to push for Alaska refuge drilling legislation early next year, and they predict success, given the 55-44-1 GOP Senate majority in the next Congress. Democrats and some environmental activists say continued protection of the refuge has...


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