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Sen. Angus King Reveals He Has Prostate Cancer

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) announced on Monday that he is being treated for prostate cancer. "During an annual checkup this spring, my doctors caugh...

Michael McAuliff

Bernie Sanders Rails Against GOP Budget As Boost To Income Inequality

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the new Republican budgets offered this week aren't so much spending blueprints as they are promises to ...

Will the 47 Diplomacy Saboteurs Have Democratic Enablers?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Democrats have been outraged by 47 Senate Republicans ostentatiously trying to blow up negotiations with Iran with their "open letter" to Iranian leaders. But in terms of practical outcomes, the main drama still lies ahead.

Smart Senators Must Abandon Cotton and the Iran Hawks

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Jamal Abdi

The consequences of sabotaging a nuclear deal would be catastrophic. It would isolate America from its closest allies and other world powers. It would free Iran from nuclear constraints and unravel the sanctions without any Iranian concessions. And, worst of all, it would lock the US onto a path towards a disastrous war.

Michael McAuliff

Al Franken Brings 'You Didn't Build That' To Fracking Boomers

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With a bevy of fellow senators and natural gas industry experts angling to jack up profits by boosting gas exports, Sen. Al Franken (D-M...

Torture and the Arc of History

Sen. Angus S. King, Jr. | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Sen. Angus S. King, Jr.

"All men are created equal, endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights..." We may not live this creed every day; surely we have fallen short. But to deliberately betray it, especially for gains which are "unknowable," is a betrayal of our very identity as a nation.

Keystone XL Pipeline Chances Dim In Senate

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics

By Timothy Gardner and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Keystone XL supporters in the U.S. Senate faced tough odds on Tue...

Kate Sheppard

All Eyes Are On A Small Group Of Democratic Senators For The Keystone Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The Senate's vote next week on legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline may come down to a handful of Democrats, who ...

Moderates Look To Wield Clout In GOP-Led Senate

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Soft-spoken Republican Sen. Susan Collins is quite popular these days, fielding calls from President Barack Obama, members of the ...

Sam Stein

Moderate Senate Democrats Try To Seize Their Party's Crummy Moment

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two moderate senators have been in talks for several months with a handful of Republicans on ways to improve the functioning of the Sena...

Independent Angus King Will Continue To Caucus With Senate Democrats

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Sen. Angus King (I-ME) said Wednesday that he would continue to caucus with Democrats in the Senate minority. "I think it's in Maine's interests to...

These Democrats Want to Let Insurers Sell Crappy Coverage Again

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

As we head into the final stretch before next week's midterm elections, Americans continue to have wide-ranging views of Obamacare, but even many who have an unfavorable view of it say they would rather see Congress improve it than get rid of it.

Michael McAuliff

Obama's ISIS War Exceeds His Authority, Democratic Senator Argues

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama does not have the authority to wage a war against the Islamic State, senators argued Tuesday in a hearing about t...

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: John McCain Explained Last Year Why The 9/11 War Declaration Doesn't Apply Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Late last spring, in a remarkable hearing on the authority granted to the president after Sept. 11 to go after Al Qaeda and its backers,...

Sen. Angus King: Congress Must Vote On Fighting Islamists

AP | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent member of the U.S. Senate is voicing uneasiness with the Obama administration's push toward a more fierce confronta...

Coyly Campaigning in Kansas

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What it all boils down to is that we may not know which party controls the Senate when the votes are all in on election night. It may be days before anyone knows whether Democrats or Republicans will control the chamber.

Senator: Officials Had Reason To Believe Bergdahl May Have Been Killed Had Deal Been Leaked

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration had reason to believe that U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's life would have been in serious danger had negotiations for his rel...

Amanda Terkel

Angus King Endorses Susan Collins For Reelection In Maine Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) is crossing party lines and on Friday will endorse Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), as she takes on Democrat Shen...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Will Vote On Constitutional Amendment To Roll Back Campaign Finance Decisions

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate will vote in 2014 on a constitutional amendment to reverse Supreme Court rulings that prevent limitations on campaign spendin...

Independent Senator May Switch Sides And Caucus With GOP After 2014 Elections

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who currently caucuses with Democrats, said he is open to switching sides and joining Republicans if they retake the Senate...

Senator Thinks Cheney Should Try Waterboarding 'If He Doesn't Think That Was Torture'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said Sunday that former Vice President Dick Cheney should give waterboarding a try himself if he doesn't believe the interro...

Lawmakers Raise Safety Concerns Ahead Of Sochi Olympics

AP | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress expressed serious concerns Sunday about the safety of Americans at next month's Olympics in Russia and said Mo...

Paul Blumenthal

Omnibus Budget Proves That Earmarks Will Never Die

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The practice of earmarking -- that is, steering federal dollars to specific projects or companies -- might be officially banned in Congr...

Kate Sheppard

Senators Call For Extension Of Key Energy Tax Credits

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Twenty-four senators are asking the leaders of the Senate Finance Committee to renew a slate of tax credits for renewable energy and eff...

Oliver Noble

Senators Bizarrely Applaud Each Other For Resolving Crisis Senate Sparked

HuffingtonPost.com | Oliver Noble | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

The 100 least self-aware people in America gathered Wednesday night on the Senate floor to applaud themselves for the work they did resolving the cris...