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Insiders Rate GOP Senate Prospects High »

At this early stage in the election cycle, political operatives in both parties believe that the Republican chances for winning back the Senate are relatively high, according to the latest National Journal Political Insiders Poll.

In which Osama bin Laden is briefly watching the United States Senate.

In which Osama bin Laden is briefly watching the United States Senate.

Imagining C-SPAN’s New Soundtrack

What would C-SPAN look like with a more modern soundtrack? In this video we sub out the network’s traditional 17th century chamber music for the likes of jazz, trip hop and pop.

(via Roll Call)

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., participates during a  hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee as U.S. Attorney General Eric  Holder testifies on Capitol Hill.  During Holder’s testimony on oversight of the Department of Justice he  said he has serious concerns about national security from possible  revenge attacks for Osama bin Laden’s death.  (Mark  Wilson/Getty Images)

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., participates during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill. During Holder’s testimony on oversight of the Department of Justice he said he has serious concerns about national security from possible revenge attacks for Osama bin Laden’s death. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Guess when this photo was taken…
…2002, by National Journal's Richard A. Bloom.

Guess when this photo was taken…

…2002, by National Journal's Richard A. Bloom.

Democrats Plan To Contest Six GOP Senate Seats in '12 Cycle »

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chair Patty Murray said she plans to expand the 2012 Democratic playing field Thursday, highlighting six GOP-held Senate seats she believes Democrats can win.

The Republican-held seats where Murray said the DSCC is “aggressively recruiting” candidates in are Massachusetts, Nevada, Indiana, Maine, Arizona and Texas. She said the races are either in states where Democrats hold an advantage, states where shifting demographics play in their favor, or contests featuring “bloody” Republican primaries.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: A member of the public video records a hearing on Tuesday of the  Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee about the recent events at  the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima Daiichi reactor complex.  The reactor was badly damaged in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and  Japanese officials are working to regain control of the disaster as  problems continue to cascade. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

PHOTO OF THE DAY: A member of the public video records a hearing on Tuesday of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee about the recent events at the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima Daiichi reactor complex. The reactor was badly damaged in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and Japanese officials are working to regain control of the disaster as problems continue to cascade. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)