Issues and Races to Watch in 2014

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  • Will Republicans Take the Senate?
  • Can Obama Get Back His Groove?
  • Unemployment Insurance Extension
  • Scott vs. Wade
  • Rangel vs. Many
  • The Environment
  • 2016
  • Social Safety Net
  • Afghanistan
  • Moral Mondays
  • Same Old, Same Old
  • Minimum Wage
  • Gun Control
  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform
  • Affordable Care Act
  • The Fiscal Cliff

Unemployment Insurance Extension

More than one million Americans lost their unemployment benefits in December, but many Republicans oppose extending the multi-billion-dollar safety net. Can Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid shame lawmakers from states with high unemployment into supporting the measure by making them vote no and then have to explain why back home?

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