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Three sections of pipe sit on the ground during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma, U.S., on Monday, March 11, 2013. The Gulf Coast Project, a 485-mile crude oil pipeline being constructed by TransCanada Corp., is part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

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Three sections of pipe sit on the ground during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma, U.S., on Monday, March 11, 2013. The Gulf Coast Project, a 485-mile crude oil pipeline being constructed by TransCanada Corp., is part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

Building Keystone Pipeline: Relationships First

A lobbyist working to promote the Keystone XL pipeline on behalf of the province of Alberta had 20 meetings with senators and their staff from March through May. The province, a big backer of the $5.3 billion link between its...

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Senate Aging: Will You Still Re-Elect Us When We’re 64?

Frank Lautenberg’s passing spotlights some obvious generational changes that have been occurring in the Senate for several years. Yet dig a little deeper, and something counter-intuitive emerges. As Bloomberg’s Greg Giroux noted yesterday upon word of Lautenberg’s death at age 89, the New Jersey Democrat...

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Ashley Judd, center, attends the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Ashley Judd, center, attends the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

2014 Senate Primer: Why Democrats Have to Worry

Democrats have been here before — confronting a numbers game that undercuts their bid to keep a Senate majority. They confounded such odds in 2012, but by necessity their sigh of relief was brief. The Democrats face a similar scenario in the 2014 midterms, and later...

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Sen.-elect Angus King, I-Maine, center, the former governor of Maine, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Nov. 13, 2012. Photograph by Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

Sen.-elect Angus King, I-Maine, center, the former governor of Maine, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Nov. 13, 2012. Photograph by Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

King of the Caucus: Democratic

Senator-elect Angus King of Maine, elected as an independent, says he will caucus with the Democrats. That will give the Senate’s Democrats a 55-45 edge over Republicans when they convene a new session of Congress in January. King, announcing his...

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Maine independent Senate candidate Angus King speaks at a news conference in Brunswick, Maine.

Photograph by Robert F. Bukaty/AP Photo

Maine independent Senate candidate Angus King speaks at a news conference in Brunswick, Maine.

Angus King’s Recipe for Congress: No Budget, No Salary

Angus King thinks the U.S. Senate has no concept of time. In his newest Senate campaign commercial, the independent ex-governor of Maine holds up a clock that reads 8:00, telling viewers that the half of the Senate would read it...

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Maine independent Senate candidate Angus King speaks at a news conference in Brunswick, Maine.

Photograph by Robert F. Bukaty/AP Photo

Maine independent Senate candidate Angus King speaks at a news conference in Brunswick, Maine.

Democrats Invest in Maine, Independent King Backing Obama

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has decided to spend $410,000 on a television ad campaign against Republican candidate Charlie Summers in Maine. The ads are scheduled to run Oct. 2-12. The National Republican Senatorial Committee has already funded ads in...

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