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

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

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

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

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The 10,000 Troop Fantasy

Sen. Chris Murphy | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics
Sen. Chris Murphy

It's a hypnotically attractive argument. It sounds tough -- more troops! -- but the number is low enough that proponents can claim, with a straight face, that we aren't repeating the Iraq War all over again. Ten thousand. More than Obama. ("I'll be tougher!") Less than Bush. ("But I've learned my lesson!") Just right.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Dem Senator: Obama Has Been Pushing Foreign Policy Through Trade All Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours after it became clear that President Barack Obama's trade agenda would make it through Congress, a top Democratic voice on foreign...

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...

Erin McPike

These 3 Senators Are Democrats' New Leaders On Foreign Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin McPike | Posted 06.15.2015 | 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...

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Go After Jimmy John's And Amazon

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chiding companies such as Jimmy John's and Amazon.com, Senate Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday that would forbid employers from req...

Jennifer Bendery

Chris Murphy Dedicates Day To Acts Of Kindness To Honor Newtown Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the anniversary of the Newtown shootings approaches, one of Connecticut's senators decided to do something different to honor the mem...

Super Pollutants to Face Bipartisan Battle in Congress

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

We already have many of the technologies needed to fight super pollutants. Given how harmful these super pollutants are on our environment, it only makes sense to use these existing technologies to reduce our emissions and slow climate change before it is too late.

Why Obama Should Ask Congress for an ISIS AUMF

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

If the Obama administration finds it necessary to expand U.S. military activity against the IS into Syria, President Obama will quickly face a wave of pressure on Capitol Hill on the need to submit a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force for congressional debate and approval.

Senators Propose Gas Tax Increase Of 12 Cents Per Gallon

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two d...

Lawmakers Say Latest Russia Sanctions Are Too Mild

Reuters | Patricia Zengerle | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) - Senior U.S. Republican lawmakers said on Monday the latest sanctions imposed on Russian individuals and companies a...

Senate's Newest Class Speaks Out On Foreign Policy

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a...

Lawmakers Call For Tighter Sanctions On Russia

AP | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its...

Vulnerable Democrats Face High-Stakes Straddle On Obamacare

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hit with a multimillion-dollar barrage of televised attacks, Democrats in tough re-election races want credit for trying to fix th...

With AIPAC's Power in Doubt, Is Peace With Israel Now Possible?

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If AIPAC can lose on Syria and lose on Iran, this raises a spectacular question: Could AIPAC also lose on Israel-Palestine?

Obama Readies Ukraine Sanctions

Reuters | Patricia Zengerle | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The Obama administration is preparing financial sanctions that could be imposed on Ukrainian officials and protest le...

'Paul Ryan Has Such Pretty Blue Eyes, Sometimes It's Easy To Forget He's Satan Incarnate.'

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

By now we've learned that people write some pretty brutal tweets about celebrities. And thanks to Jimmy Kimmel, we've also learned that it's pretty hi...

Obama Again Nominates Jeffrey Meyer To Federal Bench

The Hartford Courant | Edmund H. Mahony | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Monday again nominated law professor and former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Meyer to a federal judgeship in Connecticut. Mey...

McCain Meets Daughter Of Imprisoned Opposition Leader

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

US Senator John McCain on Sunday met the daughter of imprisoned opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko and backed sanctions directed personally against of...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Connecticut Lawmakers Vow To Reverse 'Shame' Of Gun Control Failure

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Esty spent the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, in a Boston briefing for newly elected members of Congress until a phone call interru...

Congress Extends Plastic Gun Ban

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Narrowly beating a midnight deadline, Congress voted Monday to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms that can evade airport de...

TV Ads that Add Up: Six Strategies for Women Candidates

Barbara Lee | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Barbara Lee

We know men are using negative ads to reach voters. Voters expect more from women -- they don't expect to see women candidates act like typical politicians. So how do they engage in contrasting with their opponents without losing their edge?

Tide Turns Towards Diplomacy as Key Senators Oppose New Iran Sanctions

Jamal Abdi | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jamal Abdi

If the sanctions can successfully be paused, the next battle looms: Will Congress be able to accept a good deal that puts constraints on Iran's nuclear program to protect against weaponization in exchange for sanctions relief?

Lawmakers Head To Europe To Address NSA Concerns

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. -- HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. lawmakers will head to Europe to help address concerns abroad about alleged U.S. spying and convince ...