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In the shadow of the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library, an ironic occurrence is taking shape. As the former two-term president traverses the country, rallying support for Democrats facing tough electoral prospects, his party is bracing for severe losses in his home state of Arkansas.

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CNNMoney: Wall Street reform ready for final votesupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 10:30:00

After a grueling 20-hour session, lawmakers early Friday finished melding the House and Senate Wall Street reform bills, bringing Congress closer to passing the most sweeping changes to the financial system since the New Deal.

Lincoln turned it back on just in time to fight off challengeupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 09:04:00

One day late last year, Blanche Lincoln held a news conference in the Senate. That sure doesn't sound like much of a headline, but at the time it was.

Sen. Blanche Lincoln wins Arkansas raceupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 09:04:00

Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln thanks her supporters after winning the Democratic Senate primary.

No new dawn for women in politicsupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 16:25:00

Today's newspapers, websites, and cable news programs imply that yesterday's election results signal remarkable progress for women in politics.

Analysis: Winners and losers in Tuesday's racesupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 10:35:00

In a night of many winners and more losers, Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln stood out Tuesday for successfully overcoming an aggressive, multimillion-dollar campaign by national unions and liberal interest groups who desperately sought to slap a pink slip in this Democrat's hands.

Women win big in primariesupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 10:35:00

CNN's John Avlon recaps the big wins for female candidates in primaries held ahead of fall midterm elections.

Women sweep high-profile races in Tuesday primariesupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 10:01:00

Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas won the Democratic primary Tuesday, beating back a challenge from Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, whose campaign was fueled by unions and liberal activists.

Lincoln avoids anti-incumbent rage, wins Arkansas Democratic runoffupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 09:58:00

Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln won the Democratic primary Tuesday, beating back a challenge from Lt. Gov. Bill Halter in a high-profile contest that exposed a rift between the liberal and centrist wings of the Democratic Party.

Lincoln: 'I'm a Democrat'updated: Tue Jun 08 2010 18:43:00

Sen. Blanche Lincoln speaks with CNN's Dana Bash about her tough primary race.

In today's votes, the center's under fireupdated: Tue Jun 08 2010 18:43:00

On Tuesday, 12 states will turn out to vote in primaries -- settling the midterm general election slates for one-quarter of the USA, stretching from the East Coast to the West.

Analysis: Open season on political incumbentsupdated: Wed May 19 2010 12:48:00

So much for political kingmakers and the machine, at least in Kentucky and Pennsylvania. National and statewide political officials and operatives watched their chosen candidates fall Tuesday in two separate primaries with two different narratives weaved together by the common thread of anti-establishment sentiment.

3 things we learned from Tuesday's primariesupdated: Wed May 19 2010 12:22:00

CNN Political Editor Mark Preston looks at what Tuesday's primaries could say about the rest of 2010.

No resolution in Arkansas; they're headed for Senate runoffupdated: Wed May 19 2010 05:41:00

The battle over who will try to keep an Arkansas Senate seat in the hands of Democrats -- where it's been for 131 years -- isn't over yet.

Things to watch as primary results roll inupdated: Tue May 18 2010 19:35:00

Tuesday's primaries and a special election to fill an open congressional seat will be the best sign yet of how the political balance of power could change in November's midterm elections

Fortune: Why the champion of circuit breakers wants humans back in controlupdated: Tue May 11 2010 15:51:00

The man who first suggested that circuit breakers should be installed on American stock exchanges -- former Secretary of the Treasury Nicholas Brady, who headed the government commission that investigated the causes of the 1987 crash -- laments their ineffectiveness on May 6 and says it's high time regulators stepped in to stiffen the rules.

CNNMoney: FDIC chief: Bill to limit risky trades goes too farupdated: Mon May 03 2010 11:14:00

One of the nation's top banking regulators has taken a swipe at what has become a signature piece of Senate Democrats' Wall Street reform package: cracking down on complex financial products.

CNNMoney: Senate Democrats in deal on risky tradesupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 11:23:00

Two key Democratic senators have hammered out a deal that would impose new rules on the complicated financial bets that fueled the mess of the past three years, a congressional aide said Monday.

Fortune: Big banks mint money again: $18.7 billionupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 16:28:00

The biggest banks are minting money. Can they keep it up? Do we even want them to?

The shadow market explainedupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 14:49:00

CNN's Jessica Yellin explains derivatives and the shadow market.

Senate panel approves Wall Street reform billupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 14:49:00

A Senate committee on Wednesday passed a proposal aimed at helping protect the economy from future meltdowns and taxpayers from more Wall Street bailouts.

Intriguing people for January 29, 2010updated: Fri Jan 29 2010 08:49:00

Blanche Lincoln The League of Conservation Voters has targeted the senator from Arkansas by placing her name on the "Dirty Dozen" list of candidates it hopes to defeat in mid-term elections. Politico.com reports that the environmentalist advocacy group selected Lincoln, a Democrat up for re-election this year, because she opposed passing comprehensive climate legislation and for supporting Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski's resolution that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. According to Politico, the League raised more than $1.5 million to topple candidates in the last election. The Hill reports that Lincoln is fighting back. "I have built a practical, common-sense record on energy and environmental issues while working closely with Arkansas environmental advocates," Lincoln said in a released statement. "Threats from extremist groups from outside our state tell me I'm doing something right for Arkansas." In 1998, Lincoln

Senate debates health care, rejects GOP amendmentupdated: Sat Dec 05 2009 22:11:00

Senate Republicans failed Saturday to eliminate $42.1 billion in cuts to Medicare home health care service in the health care bill.

Debate open on health care billupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 12:04:00

The Senate narrowly votes to open debate on its version of the health care bill. Brendan Gage reports.

With dissension in the ranks, health care bill moves aheadupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 12:04:00

Senate Democrats cleared a major hurdle this weekend by voting to move ahead with debate on health care reform, but it was hardly a unified party standing behind the bill.

Health care debate headed to Senate floorupdated: Sat Nov 21 2009 21:43:00

Health care reform backers won a key victory Saturday night as the Senate voted to move ahead with a floor debate on a sweeping $848 billion bill.

Senate votes to open debateupdated: Sat Nov 21 2009 21:43:00

Senate leaders vote to bring their $848 billion health care reform bill to the floor.

CNNMoney: Dems ask FCC to probe Sinclairupdated: Tue Oct 12 2004 14:05:00

The following is a letter spearheaded by California Senator Dianne Feinstein and signed by 20 democratic senators.

Support a worthy cause and meet a senatorupdated: Mon Apr 26 2004 09:52:00

Under new campaign-finance rules, big donors can no longer spend lavish sums to entertain politicians at the parties' national conventions. But that won't stop the partying this year.

Kerry's inner circle lacks colorupdated: Wed Apr 14 2004 15:18:00

This week in "The Inside Edge," take a look at John Kerry's inner circle, learn how Republicans are reaching voters via religious radio, meet a Brazilian Socialist winning praise in the United States and find out the next candidate on Carlos Watson's Top 10 list of possible VP candidates.

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