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Six Lessons Learned About the Politics of Climate Change

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.21.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) can throw all the snowballs he wants on the Senate floor, but he can't fool the majority of Americans into denying climate change.

These 3 Senators Want To Change How You Think About U.S. Foreign Policy

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

Whether they are talking about a crisis in Europe or the Middle East, the South China Sea or Latin America, U.S. foreign policy pundits often tell Ame...

Should The U.S. And Iran Work Together In The Middle East?

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One question about Iran is on everybody's mind these days: Will last month's nuclear agreement between that country and five world power...

These Sexy Senators Definitely Have No Idea What You're Talking About

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Want to make a member of Congress blush? Ask where they fall in the crowdsourced ranking of the sexiest lawmakers. “Uh, no, don’t kn...

An Engineer-Turned-Senator Explains Why The Iran Deal Makes Sense

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Everyone on Capitol Hill seems to be an expert on the Iran deal these days. But one freshman Democrat in the Senate has better credentia...

Tom Cotton Isn't Making Many Friends

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Being a know-it-all in Washington might win you headlines, but it won’t get you friends, as freshman Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is learn...

Jessica Schulberg

Senator Pushes For Ban On Ground Troops In War Against ISIS Before 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the debate in Congress over whether to authorize the ongoing war against the Islamic State drags on, one lawmaker is pushing for a mo...

Kate Sheppard

2 Democratic Senators Pitch Conservatives On Supporting A Carbon Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Democratic senators on Wednesday delivered the opening pitch for their new plan for addressing climate-warming emissions in what may...

Friday Talking Points -- Free Ponies Getting Into the Weeds

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The obvious choice for this week's Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week is none other than America's new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. Lynch was finally confirmed by the Senate in a 56-43 vote.

Oil-Loving Senate Contributes 'Significantly' to Climate Change

Kyle Ash | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Kyle Ash

It doesn't matter where the oil comes from, it doesn't matter where it goes, and it doesn't matter if it hurts the U.S. economy or not. They just hands-down love oil.

Kate Sheppard

The Senate Actually Just Acknowledged Climate Change Is Real

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Wednesday to acknowledge that climate change is real, bringing itself up to date with every major scientific body in th...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Expected To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is Real, As Part Of Keystone Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate agreed Tuesday to move to debate on amendments to legislation that would force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, another ...

2015 Climate Change Forecast

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.22.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

I'm pretty sure that Inhofe must be reading different news feeds than I am, otherwise, how could he fail to be as concerned as I am? Below are some of my top anxieties, not necessarily in order of my angst:

Michael McAuliff

Senators Demand Obama Get Permission For War Against ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two progressive senators declared Friday that President Barack Obama lacks authority for his growing war on the Islamic State, and are d...

Cam Cavasso Defeated In Midterm Election Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Republican Cam Cavasso was defeated by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) in the state's U.S. Senate race Tuesday. This was Cavasso's third time seeking...

Brian Schatz Wins Hawaii Senate Race

Civil Beat | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) easily beat Republican Cam Cavasso in the state's U.S. Senate race Tuesday. The victory is not surprising, considering Ha...

Brian Schatz Easily Wins Hawaii Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) beat Republican Cam Cavasso in the state's U.S. Senate race Tuesday. Schatz was appointed to the Senate in late 2012 ...

This State Is A Reminder That Americans Can Elect More Than White Men

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox and James Cave | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

Let's face it: The 113th Congress is still, by and large, run by white men. But Hawaii's delegation is more diverse, with only one of the state's four...

Colleen Hanabusa Threatens To Sue To Stop Friday's Special Election In Hawaii Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) may take legal action to stop Friday's special election to decide Hawaii's Democratic Senate primary, arguing that it...

Special Election Set For Friday To Decide Hawaii's Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

The results of Hawaii's tight Democratic Senate primary could come Friday, after voters in two storm-ravaged precincts finally get a chance to cast th...

Amanda Terkel

Brian Schatz Has Edge In Remaining Precincts In Hawaii Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Hawaii Senate race is still too close to call, thanks to a tropical storm that prevented some residents from turning out on Saturday...

Hanabusa Holds Slight Lead Over Schatz In Hawaii's Democratic Primary

Civil Beat | Nick Grube | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is leading U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in the Democratic primary race to replace the late U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye. Early e...

MoveOn Attacks 'Quasi-Republican' Colleen Hanabusa Ahead Of Democratic Primary

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics

The progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org is urging its members to support Hawaii Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz over "quasi-Republican" Rep. Colleen Ha...

Samantha Lachman

7 Primaries You Should Watch This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since Congress has left town for its five-week recess and focus is turning elsewhere, this week's elections across the country will be m...

Who Will Save Hawaii's Middle Class?

Civil Beat | Nick Grube | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) has a utopian vision for Hawaii in which residents can earn more money, cut ties with the local electric utility...