Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., speaks at an Oct. 2013 news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Landrieu's support for the Affordable Care Act is center stage in her campaign for a fourth Senate term. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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How To Meet Your Congressman

Arranging face time with members of Congress and their staffs is such a challenge that businesses in Washington exist to do nothing other than try to schedule meetings.

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Democratic Sen. Landrieu Walks A Fine Line In Red Louisiana

The Democrat has won some conservatives in the state with her strong defense of the oil industry. But her support for Obamacare may sink her.

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