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(L-R) Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Jack N. Gerard, and Canada's Ambassador to the US Gary Doer during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Feb. 4, 2014, regarding the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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(L-R) Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Jack N. Gerard, and Canada's Ambassador to the US Gary Doer during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Feb. 4, 2014, regarding the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Landrieu Embracing Gas Exports: Eight of 23 Bids Boost Louisiana

Newly installed Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Mary Landrieu, who is one of this year’s most vulnerable incumbent Democrats, is wasting no time in embracing an emerging debate on exporting natural gas. The Louisiana lawmaker today is holding...

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This undated photo provided by his campaign shows Vance McAllister, R-Monroe.

Photograph by Vance McAllister for Congress via AP Images

This undated photo provided by his campaign shows Vance McAllister, R-Monroe.

McAllister Upsets Riser in Louisiana

Louisiana Republican Vance McAllister is going to Congress after winning a special election yesterday. McAllister, a wealthy businessman and political newcomer, defeated another Republican, state Sen. Neil Riser, by 60 percent to 40 percent in a runoff election yesterday in the 5th District,...

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Representative Cory Gardner, a Republican from Colorado, displays an advertisement from the Thanks Obamacare campaign, created by the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and ProgressNow Colorado Education, during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, 2013.

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Representative Cory Gardner, a Republican from Colorado, displays an advertisement from the Thanks Obamacare campaign, created by the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and ProgressNow Colorado Education, during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, 2013.

Fighting Obamacare, Supporting Shutdown — Where it Works

While a failed strategy to defund Obamacare led to a 16-day partial government shutdown and damaged Republicans in the eyes of much of the nation, it remains a popular campaign message in some conservative congressional districts set for special elections next...

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U.S. Senate candidates Cory Booker (L) and Steve Lonegan (R) shake hands after their second televised debate moderatred by Tim Rosenfield (C), NBC 10, at Pfleeger Concert Hall, Wilson Hall, Rowan University, on October 9, 2013 in Glassboro, New Jersey.

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U.S. Senate candidates Cory Booker (L) and Steve Lonegan (R) shake hands after their second televised debate moderatred by Tim Rosenfield (C), NBC 10, at Pfleeger Concert Hall, Wilson Hall, Rowan University, on October 9, 2013 in Glassboro, New Jersey.

Special Elections This Week: Massachusetts, N.J., Louisiana

Happy Special Election Week from Political Capital. There are three special votes this week — first-round elections for vacant seats in U.S. House districts in Massachusetts and Louisiana and a special general election in New Jersey, where voters will pick...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2013, following a press conference by President Barack Obama at the White House.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2013, following a press conference by President Barack Obama at the White House.

Shutdown Journal: Day 9

Updated at 7:37 am through 4:39 pm EDT With contributions from Jonathan D. Salant and John McCormick House Republican and Senate Democratic leaders are open to a short-term increase in the debt limit, according to   congressional aides of both...

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol.

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol.

Louisiana Republicans Drive Fundraising For Alexander’s Seat

Republicans are dominating fundraising in a field of 14 candidates seeking a vacant U.S. House seat in Louisiana. State Sen. Neil Riser, one of five Republicans running for northeastern Louisiana’s 5th District seat in a special election Oct. 19, raised...

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Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints points out the defense of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on November 29, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints points out the defense of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on November 29, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.

SEC Nominee vs. Saints Defensive Line

Written with Cheyenne Hopkins How can a U.S. senator score easy points with home-state voters? Focus on football when others are talking about the minutiae of Wall Street regulation. Sen. David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican, plans to cross-examine Mary Jo White next week...

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in Iowa.

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in Iowa.

Jindal’s Warning to ‘The Stupid Party’

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is a “shining star” of the Republican Party, “someone you can believe in,” Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said last night in Charlotte as he introduced the RNC winter convention’s keynote speaker. Jindal proceeded to...

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