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PBS Newshour: Congressional Seats Go Unexpectedly Up for Grabs Soon After 2012 Election

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Death, resignation and high-profile jobs have resulted in an unusual number of newly competitive Senate openings. Roll Call's Shira Toeplitz and NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni walk through with Gwen Ifill the political cause and effect of congressional vacancies in Massachusetts, Hawaii and South Carolina.

In Massachusetts Senate race, Warren and Brown take off the gloves

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The most closely watched Senate race in the country has taken a sharp turn off the high road.

Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown spar over taxes, character in their first Senate race debate

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The two candidates in the nation’s most high-profile Senate race met Thursday for their first debate — one in which Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) portrayed himself as an antidote to Washington’s crippling partisanship, and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren cast herself as a champion against moneyed interests.

PBS NewsHour: Mass. Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren Asks, 'Who Are You Fighting For?'

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Gwen Ifill talks to Massachusetts senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, a keynote speaker at the convention on Wednesday. Warren, a consumer advocate, talks about discouraging partisanship, supporting working families over Wall Street billionaires and the special campaign finance deal she made with her opponent, Sen. Scott Brown.

Obama Aims at Romney in New Ad

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With a new TV ad, President Barack Obama’s campaign is putting more muscle into its effort to paint Mitt Romney’s tenure as Massachusetts governor as a failure on job creation. The Obama campaign began making this case last week with a news conference and a Web video. Now the campaign is out with a TV spot that will run in nine battleground states in what a campaign official called a “significant” purchase of air time.

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Review of ‘Obamacare’ Puts GOP Spotlight on Romney’s Massachusetts Health Care Law

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Health care was supposed to be Mitt Romney’s Achilles’ heel: The state overhaul he championed as governor of Massachusetts is so similar to the sweeping federal law conservatives deride as “Obamacare” that it was once widely regarded as a big enough liability to doom his presidential chances. But Romney remains the overwhelming favorite in a topsy-turvy campaign in which health care has rarely been the driving issue, and he is picking up the support of prominent conservatives as he moves toward securing his party’s nomination.

“He Kept His Word”

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When Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts announced his retirement this week, President Obama declared that the country had never had a congressman quite like him, and that is true. In 2009, he became that rarest breed, a House member interesting enough to warrant a biography: Barney Frank: The Story of America’s Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman, by Stuart Weisberg. Funny and fast-talking, the former chairman and current top-ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, Frank is finishing his 16th term.

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