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Chris Shays

Former GOP Rep: 'Republicans Love People Who Have Money'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Chris Shays (R-Conn.) learned a lesson that he "didn't like" when he was crushed by Republican businesswoman Linda McMahon in a 2012 senat...

Linda McMahon Pins GOP Rival in Senate Smackdown

Dan Collins | Posted 10.15.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Voters went to the polls in Connecticut and picked their Senate contenders. The GOP chose former pro-wrestling executive Linda McMahon, whose single great political attribute is being rich.

GOP Hopeful Losing A Lot In Longshot Bid

Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

Republican candidate Linda McMahon is making history in her almost three-year effort to capture a seat to represent Connecticut in the U.S. Senate. ...

NARAL Breaks With EMILY's List In Senate Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

The U.S. Senate race in Connecticut has caused a split between two prominent pro-choice groups, which are now backing different Democratic candidates ...

GOP Candidate Blasts Primary Opponent's 'Bullsh*t' Strategy

Huffington Post | Nate Willis | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

In a heated interview with the New Haven Register on Friday, U.S. Senate candidate Chris Shays called his Republican opponent Linda McMahon's campaign...

Former Wrestling Exec Linda McMahon Says Rival Should Drop Out For GOP Unity

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon says her Republican rival, former congressman Chris Shays, should quit the race so that the GOP can unify aga...

Good And Bad News For Wrestling Exec Linda McMahon's Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon is leading in the GOP primary race for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, the latest Quinnipiac ...

Dan Froomkin

Report: Wartime Contractors Waste, Steal Tens Of Billions -- Then Come Back For More | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The chairmen of the bipartisan Commission on Wartime Contracting decried on Monday a federal system that has allowed contractors in Iraq...

Congressional Oversight Needed

Ginny Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ginny Sloan

Effective congressional oversight is critical for maintaining the separation of powers established under our Constitution and serves not only the interests of Congress, but also those of the executive branch and the American public.

Sam Stein

Former GOP Congressmen Accuse Republicans Of Putting Party Above Constitution | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two former Republican members of Congress have accused their GOP colleagues of putting party politics over the Constitution during the Bush years, arg...

The Creatures' Caucus

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

Jim Moran and Elton Gallegly announced today that they will co-chair the newly formed Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, working with The HSUS and HSLF to take lawmaking for animals to the next level.

Shell-Shocked Bush Administration Survivors Look Back

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Bush administration was notable for claiming dozens of political victims, only some of whom were Democrats. We interviewed the survivors who feel ...

GOP: Imploding, Meaningless, and Run by Crazies, But not Dead

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Beyond its regional concentration, the Republican Party's face is from another time. Indeed, nearly half of the Republican caucus is composed of Southern white men.

Shays: McCain Can't Win; Lost His "Maverick" Brand

Yale Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The first ballot has yet to be tallied, but some Republicans are already hammering nails into the McCain-Palin campaign's coffin. Locked in a tight c...

McCain Dragging Down GOP House Races (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans running for House races are getting no rides from John McCain's coattails this election cycle. See below for a long list and a slideshow o...

Herd on the Hill

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Passage of this modest, but crucial, ballot measure in California will surely change the calculus for farm animals elsewhere by demonstrating that Americans have no tolerance for gratuitous cruelty.

2008 Connecticut CD-04 General Election:
Shays (R-i) vs Himes (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CT-04: Shays vs Himes

Rachel Weiner

Republican's Obama Ad: Both Possess Same "Hopefulness" (VIDEO) | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

First Oregon Senator Gordon Smith did it --twice. Now another Republican is touting his connection to Barack Obama in a campaign ad -- Connecticut Rep...