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Hey, Why Is Chris Coons Talking Up Debt Ceiling Brinkmanship?

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics

During the Obama era, GOP resistance to the Affordable Care Act (among other things) ran so hot and fevered that Republicans staged high-stakes hostag...

Some Democrats Worry A Vicious Fight Over Supreme Court Could Further Damage The Senate

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Senate Democrats have about a month to figure out what they want to do about Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the ...

Democrats Delay Jeff Sessions' Confirmation After Trump Fires Acting Attorney General

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Senate Democrats on Tuesday delayed the confirmation of Alabama Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III to be the next attorney general ...

Senate Confirms Nikki Haley As Trump's U.N. Ambassador

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to confirm South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as Ambassador to the Uni...

Obama Expands Monsanto Doctrine By Signing DARK Act And Invalidating Vermont GMO Labeling Law

Jonathan Greenberg | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Greenberg

In a stark demonstration of the power of the agrochemical industry to dictate the terms of our nation’s food safety system, President Obama recently...

Ebola Czar Rips Congress On Zika: 'The Mosquitoes Are Not Going To Wait'

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics

As temperatures rise in the United States and mosquitoes become more active, public health officials warn that insects carrying the Zika virus are goi...

What To Expect When You're Expecting Zika

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats played the baby card Wednesday in their push to get Congress to pass robust funding to combat the impending Zika crisis, bring...

WATCH LIVE: Sen. Chris Coons Looks Back On Scalia's Legacy

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.24.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Sen. Chris Coons, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joins HuffPost Live to discuss the 2016 election, as well as the political impact of Jus...

Supreme Court Squabbles Hit Peak Absurdity In Claims Of Hypocrisy

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- No senators actually said, "I'm rubber, you're glue," on Tuesday, but perhaps they should have as they took turns pointing fingers at th...

Washington's Wisdom: Advice to the Senate on the Supreme Court Vacancy from a Real Originalist

Stephen Spaulding | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics
Stephen Spaulding

The annual reading of President Washington's message continues to be relevant today: our senators should put country before party.

Paris Experts Share Fears About Not Reaching Strong Climate Agreement

The Huffington Post | Lance Gould | Posted 01.26.2017 | Impact

PARIS -- Representatives of more than 190 nations are currently negotiating a treaty that will hopefully commit all signatories to keeping global temp...

Obama Won't Tolerate Wall Street Gifts, Treasury Secretary Says

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Tuesday warned Congress against attempting to slip financial deregulation efforts into must-pass year-end...

One Year Ago Today, America Collectively Lost Its Mind About Ebola

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On this day in 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States. Th...

Obama Within One Vote Of Victory On Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) came out in favor of the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, calling his decision a "very hard choice" and putting t...

Erin McPike

These 3 Senators Are Democrats' New Leaders On Foreign Policy | Erin McPike | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

Sen. Chris Coons, one of three younger Democratic senators who have seized leadership roles on foreign policy, chats with Gen. Richard P. Mills in Afg...

Jessica Schulberg

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Iran Bill | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to pass a bill intended to give Congress a say in the emerging nuclear deal between Iran, th...

What Did Democrats Win in the Cardin Compromise on the Corker Bill?

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

This isn't a small change; it's absolutely crucial. The original language in the Corker bill represented an existential threat to the negotiations.

Michael McAuliff

Democrat Explains Why Democrats Are Bucking Obama On Iran | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House may be worried that Congress will kill any Iran nuclear deal by demanding a say before the deal is even done. But lawmak...

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.

Jennifer Bendery

Democratic Senator Uses Selma Trip To Lobby GOP On Voting Rights Bill | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) is among the hoards of lawmakers in Selma, Alabama, this weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic ...

Dem Senator Clarifies That His Daughter Isn't Creeped Out By Joe Biden

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics

After his young daughter looked really, really disturbed when Vice President Joe Biden leaned in to give her a kiss on the cheek last week, Sen. Chris...

Arthur Delaney

Lonely Senator Visits Liberia, Hopes To Remind America There's Still An Ebola Outbreak | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) traveled to the West African nation of Liberia this week, partly to remind the American people that an Ebola e...

Jennifer Bendery

Chris Coons Readies Bill To Offset Costs Of War Against Islamic State | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ahead of a Senate committee vote to authorize military force against Islamic State militants, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) is readying an a...

Kevin Wade Loses Midterm Election Bid To Sen. Chris Coons

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Republican Kevin Wade lost to Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) in Tuesday's U.S. Senate election. Wade, an engineer and businessman, also ran for the Sen...

Coons Wins Delaware Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) defeated Republican Kevin Wade and Green Party candidate Andrew Groff in the state's U.S. Senate election Tuesday. Coons...