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State GOP Gets Rare Shot At Senate

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. — U.S. Sen. Carl Levin's decision not to seek another term gives Michigan Republicans the chance to prove they can win a Senate e...

Levin's Decision Complicates Things For Democrats

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen. Carl Levin's decision to not seek re-election in 2014 has set the stage for a wide-open race to replace the longest...

Longtime Dem Senator Announces Plans To Retire

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen. Carl Levin announced Thursday he will not seek re-election in 2014, saying he wants to serve as Senate Armed Servic...

Feinstein, Levin and McCain on the Wrong Side of Free Speech

Ira Glasser | Posted 04.13.2013 | Entertainment
Ira Glasser

The recent controversy over the film Zero Dark Thirty implicates free expression, artistic freedom and public policy issues that are of great concern.

Big Hagel Vote Coming Soon

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are pushing ahead with a vote Tuesday on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary, rejecting Republican de...

Dem Accuses GOP Of Extraordinary Requests On Hagel

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Friday he will press ahead with a vote on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be d...

GOP Plot Creates Troubling Precedent

Salon | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

There are two ways of looking at Senate Armed Service Committee Chairman Carl Levin’s surprise decision to postpone an expected vote on Chuck Hagel...

Hagel Confirmation Vote Postponed

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Senate panel on Wednesday abruptly postponed a vote on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary amid Republican demands for mo...

Dem Senator Looks For Allies In Looming Battle

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics

* Levin circulates list of specific tax ideas to colleagues * Automatic spending cuts will be 'disaster,' he says By Kim...

Top Dem Says To Wait On Hagel Count

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Top Senate Republicans said Tuesday they would reserve judgment on Chuck Hagel's nomination until after his confirmation hearing ne...

A Response to Kathryn Bigelow's Latest Statement on Zero Dark Thirty and Torture

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Zero Dark Thirty ignores the fact that America's torture program inspired anti-U.S. sentiment around the world, causing many to vow revenge on the U.S. and its allies.

Filibuster Reform: Why the McCain-Levin Proposal Won't Fix the Senate

David Dayen | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
David Dayen

A close reading of the McCain-Levin reform proposal shows it would actually do nothing, if not actively harm the ability of the Senate to do its business. The progressive group CREDO asked me to take a look at McCain-Levin, and here's what I found.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Labor Union Begins Ads Against Silent Filibuster | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Communications Workers of America labor union, a lead group in the Fix the Senate Now coalition, is launching an advertising campaig...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Filibuster Reform Advocates Push For Talking Filibuster | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just a week left to influence the looming debate over filibuster reform, Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Elizab...

Friday Talking Points -- Time to Dust Off the 14th Option

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are times, when writing about the political world, when it is impossible not to feel like I am trapped inside a Jonathan Swift satire. This is one of those times. Real life and farce blur into one, and we all pretend this is normal. Sigh.

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Undercuts Whistleblower Protections | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House did not inform a key Senate backer of whistleblower protections ahead of time that President Barack Obama would issue a ...

McCain, Feinstein Step Up Pressure On CIA Over Controversial Film

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON Jan 3 (Reuters) - Three U.S. senators, including the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, have ste...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Reformers Claim 'Big Mo' On Bold Initiative | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate postponed debate on reforming the filibuster Thursday, as advocates cited the support of 48 senators for eliminating the sile...

Michigan Senator Defends Fiscal Cliff Deal

ABC News Radio | Anselm Gibbs | Posted 03.05.2013 | Detroit

(WASHINGTON) -- Following a vote in the House of Representatives to approve a bipartisan Senate deal to avert the "fiscal cliff" and preserve Bush-era...

Ryan Grim

How The Levin-McCain Filibuster Plan Could Hit Planned Parenthood | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A filibuster reform counterproposal put forward by Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and six other senators includes a p...

Still in the Dark

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

What was this significant information? We are not told, but we are told what it was not: It was not the courier's true name or location, and it was not about the house in Abbottabad, where bin Laden was staying.

Zero Dark Thirty Account of Torture Verified by Media Record of Legislators and CIA Officials

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
G. Roger Denson

In the weeks surrounding the raid on bin Laden, the government, the intelligence community, the media, and the public displayed a wide variance of views on waterboarding. The intelligence community in particular seems marked by inconsistency and outright contradiction.

Ryan Grim

Weak Filibuster Reform Offer Rejected By Progressive, Labor Coalition | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A broad coalition of nearly 50 progressive and labor organizations that have been actively lobbying for filibuster reform rejected a new...

Michael McAuliff

Weakened Filibuster Plan Unveiled | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a bid to head off the "nuclear option" for changing the Senate filibuster, a bipartisan group of senators Friday offered watered-down...

Senate Filibuster Reform Effort Sees Bipartisan Support

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators proposed Friday to clamp modest limits on filibusters, hoping to head off a bitter partisan fight ov...