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Chuck Grassley Blocks Judicial Nominees, Then Says GOP Is Doing A Great Job Confirming Them

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate has done an abysmal job of confirming federal judges this year. Only five of President Barack Obama's judicial nominees have...

Jennifer Bendery

After Eight Months, Judicial Nominee Whom Everyone Likes Advances

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. And in this Senate, even a judicial nominee moves forward on occasion. It took eig...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Senator Insists He's Not Holding Up Judicial Nominee He's Holding Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) insisted Wednesday that he's not blocking one of his own judicial nominees for political reasons -- even as he i...

Kate Sheppard

Prospective Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Scores High In New 'Climate Hawk' Ranking

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new ranking of U.S. senators based on their climate activism puts soon-to-be presidential candidate Bernie Sanders among the top "clim...

Jennifer Bendery

Sen. Grassley: No Need To Restore Voting Rights Act Because 'More Minorities Are Already Voting'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said Monday he doesn't expect to bring up legislation to restore the ...

Ali Watkins

Congress Doesn't Seem Totally Sure Who Should Deal With NSA Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- All eyes are on Congress as the June 1 expiration date looms for the National Security Agency program that sweeps up massive dragnets of...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Torches Republicans Over Loretta Lynch Delays: 'This Is Embarrassing'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Friday that Senate dysfunction has hit a new low with Republicans' continued delays in confirming U.S. attor...

Jennifer Bendery

Now In Charge, Senate Republicans Slow To Move Forward With Obama's Judicial Nominees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch has been waiting months for a confirmation vote. But she's not the only one twiddling her th...

Matt Sledge

Congress Girds For Patriot Act Fight Over NSA Spying

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, sat down to talk face to face with his fiercest critics in a House office in Janu...

Independent Sector Should Stop Pushing Self-Regulation

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Pablo Eisenberg

Asking nonprofits to voluntarily transform their behavior has done little to stomp out the biggest problems in the nonprofit world. The only way to end bad behavior is to pass more stringent laws and to put teeth into enforcing them. That's what Independent Sector should have been asking for when it visited Congress.

Sam Levine

Key House Republican Sounded 'Remarkably Open' To Criminal Justice Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee was "remarkably open to many aspects of criminal justice reform" during a White House meeting...

Matt Ferner

Senators Rip Obama's 'Flexible' Interpretation Of International Drug Controls

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

Now that four states have legalized recreational marijuana, anti-pot Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), have teamed up t...

Ryan Grim

Here's The Democratic Route Back To Senate Control In 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When a congressional caucus shrinks, it tends to solidify the politics of the remaining members, as conservative Democrats and moderate ...

Carly Ledbetter

Senator Chuck Grassley Has A Thing For Dairy Queen And He Wants You To Know About It

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 11.04.2014 | Taste

He's just like us.

Koch Super-PAC Drops Major Money On New Ads In Six States

Bloomberg | Annie Linskey | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

The Koch-backed political network makes its closing arguments starting Wednesday in six Senate contests, with new political commercials set to run in ...

Howard Fineman

10 Things To Know If The GOP Runs The Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It’s easy to think that little will change if Republicans win the Senate. They won’t have a filibuster-proof majority. The place is ...

This 81-Year-Old Senator Is More In Shape Than Most Of Us

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is 81 years old. I repeat: 81. So understandably, people were impressed when he woke up and ran 6.21 miles from h...

Heading for College, Heading for Trouble

Martha Burk | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
Martha Burk

There's no doubt college can be a wonderful experience. But for some, it will be a nightmare. Specifically the nightmare of sexual assault for one in five female coeds. You read that right -- one in five.

In Heartland and Beyond, Businesses Get It: Not Cutting Carbon Pollution Is Risky Business

Bob Keefe | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Bob Keefe

For businesses, not taking action to cut carbon pollution and address climate change is a business risk that can have serious results. According to "Risky Business," the groundbreaking new report by E2 co-chairs Michael Bloomberg, Henry Paulson, and Tom Steyer, sea-level rise and coastal storms could sap $35 billion out of our economy every year.

How DC's Political Intelligence Biz Made Fat Cats Fatter

Michael Winship | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

As the revolving door spins faster than ever between jobs in government and corporate America, information and who you know are the currency that gets you through the tollgate, information that paying clients then use for ever greater profits and a competitive edge.

Republicans Say New Emails Show IRS Sought Audit Of Republican Senator

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say they uncovered emails Wednesday showing that a former Internal Revenue Service official at the hea...

Marina Fang

Here Are The (Mostly) Old White Men Who Will Be Running The Senate If The GOP Takes Over

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Huffington Post recently asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) how he thought the current minority leader, Mitch McCo...

Republicans Hurl Harsh Accusations At Obama Administration

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - Two Republican senators on Thursday issued a report accusing the Obama administration of pushing ahead with last Oct...

Paul Blumenthal

Senators Trade Barbs Over Billionaires, Banned Books In Campaign Finance Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats and Republicans' opposing views on money in politics came into sharp focus Tuesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid On Filibuster Reform: Maybe Democrats Should Have Gone Further

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) scuffled with Republicans Thursday over delayed action on President Barack Obama's nominees, ...