Is Arkansas, Home of the Clintons, Losing Its Democratic Way?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_b105a8f7bf.jpgUS Senate Photo/Office of Sen. Mark Pryor (GILLETT, Ark.) — The front line in the fight for control of the Senate is in Arkansas. Sen. Mark Pryor has a golden name in Democratic politics. For 16 years, he’s been on a statewide ballot, rising from attorney general to the U.S. Senate. When he ran for re-election to a second term in 2008, he received 80 percent of the vote. Republicans didn’t field a challenger.

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Carney: Obamacare 'Absolutely Worth It,' Even if Democrats Lose Senate

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_893eb74812.jpgABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Days before President Obama is set to deliver the annual State of the Union address, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told ABC News that passing and implementing the president’s signature health care law is worth any political consequences, including losing the Democratically-controlled Senate to the Republicans.

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Five Surprising Facts About the State of the Union Address

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_df405275d9.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- On Tuesday, January 28, President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address to Congress and the American people. The speech has become something of an annual tradition in Washington – though it’s not actually required to be delivered with such regularity – and this year it comes at an important time for the president as he seeks to inject some energy and optimism into what some say has been a disappointing second term.

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Boehner Promotes Relief Bill in Drought-Afflicted California

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_f3a2ea90cf.jpgDrew Angerer/Getty Images (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- House Speaker John Boehner was in drought-stricken central California on Wednesday to talk about a proposed drought relief bill that would halt restoration of the San Joaquin River and allow water to be sent to farmers. Boehner said the restoration project isn't necessary and that he plans to have the bill on the House floor in the coming weeks.

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Treasury Secretary Lew Pens Letter to Raise Debt Limit Before Feb. 7

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_edbdf66180.jpgSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sent a letter Wednesday to House Speaker John Boehner urging Congress to raise the debt limit before Feb. 7, when the Continuing Appropriations Act suspending the statutory debt limit ends. After that date, Sec. Lew says the Treasury will be forced to use extraordinary measures to continue to finance the government on a temporary basis.

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