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Democratic Senators Cautious on Brennan's Future at CIA
Should CIA Director John Brennan be fired? That’s a question that Democratic senators aren’t speculating on – yet – following serious allegations from Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein that the agency spied on a computer network used by panel staffers.
Arizona's Brewer Won't Seek Re-election in 2014
Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer has announced she's not running for re-election in 2014.Arizona law allows the governor to serve only two consecutive terms, but Brewer's team had argued that the limit didn't apply to her, since she didn't serve a full term after succeeding then-Gov.
McCain, Seven Other Senators To Visit Ukraine
Eight U.S. senators will travel to Ukraine on Thursday to meet with leaders of its interim government and other groups, Senate aides said on Wednesday, amid tensions over Russia's efforts to annex Ukraine's Crimean region.
Democrats: Florida Loss Stresses Need For Voter Outreach
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said on Wednesday that Democrat Alex Sink’s loss in Florida’s special congressional election highlights the party’s need to address voter turnout heading into November’s midterm elections.
Boehner Credits Economy for GOP Special Election Victory
House GOP leaders were jubilant after a Republican won a competitive special election in Florida last night, crediting a focus on the economy for candidate David Jolly's victory.
First Read Minute: Democrats' Tough 24 Hours Increase Midterm Concerns
NBC’s Mark Murray dissects the Democrats’ difficult week so far, including their loss in a Florida special election and a dim outlook from a new NBC/WSJ poll.
Peter Alexander: Obama, Brennan Bond Key Amid Charges
NBC News’ Peter Alexander explains the importance of President Barack Obama’s relationship with CIA Director John Brennan following Senate hacking claims.
Dems Will 'Put Lipstick on a Pig' After Loss, Says Boehner
Republican House Speaker John Boehner comments on Tuesday's special congressional election in Florida.
Mark Udall Stalling Vote on CIA Top Lawyer Over Probe Dispute
Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., has a "hold" -- a procedural tool to stall a nomination -- on the Obama administration's pick to be the Central Intelligence Agency's top lawyer, his office told NBC News Wednesday.
First Thoughts: Dismal Outlook for Dems in Florida Race Results
The environment for Democrats doesn't look bright, according to our brand-new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.