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Put the Pollute-a-Rama to Bed

Rhea Suh | Posted 05.24.2015 | Green
Rhea Suh

The U.S. Senate is expected to pull an all-nighter on Thursday, potentially voting on more than four dozen budget-related measures by dawn before blowing out of town for a two-week spring break. It's what Beltway types call a "Vote-a-rama."

New GOP Senate Chairs Aim To Undo Obama Policies

AP | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators poised to lead major committees when the GOP takes charge are intent on pushing back many of President Barack ...

Obama, Congress Brace For Veto Showdowns

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veto brinkmanship between congressional Republicans and President Barack Obama was virtually absent in his first six years in offi...

Given How Much Americans Dislike Congress, It's Shocking Anyone Got Elected At All

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

Only 9 percent of Americans approved of Congress in the weeks leading up to the midterm elections, which may explain why the election drew the lowest ...

Zach Carter

Why Mitch McConnell Plans To Troll Elizabeth Warren | Zach Carter | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), looking forward to a GOP Senate majority, laid out the Republicans' 2015 financial policy platform: trolli...

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Groups Look Forward To A Long Two (Or More) Years Of A GOP Congress | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– To say Tuesday was a bad day for environmental groups would be an understatement. In his opening remarks at a National Press Club e...

Ali Watkins

Here Come The Hawks: Foreign Policy Under A GOP Senate | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Republicans take the reins of the Senate in January, they'll bring a new round of international hawks into the upper chamber. And w...

Jason Linkins

What Democrats Can Learn From Their Election Night Red Wedding | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

So that happened: And we mean this literally just happened. The 2014 midterm elections are in the books, and for the Democratic party, it was one big ...

Dana Liebelson

Republicans Control the Senate. But Here's Why Democrats Still Represent More People | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- By Wednesday morning, Republicans had taken control of 52 seats in the U.S. Senate. Democrats and allied independents held 45, and three...

Harry Reid To Remain As Democratic Leader In GOP Senate

AP | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will seek to lead the Democrats in the next Congress as they hand over the majority to Republica...

Howard Fineman

Mitch McConnell Claims To Admire Collegial Leaders, But Can He Be One? | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Mitch McConnell has done his share of bipartisan deals in the Senate, but almost always on his own terms and almost always after he helped create the crisis that he then takes credit for ending. Now he must keep the peace among potential Republican presidential candidates in the Senate, pacify the tea party wing while showing that the GOP is “ready to govern,” deal with the hapless Republican leadership in the House, and even reach out to President Barack Obama, who has reason to be wary. McConnell has the skill to bridge divides within the GOP in the Senate, and maybe in Congress as a whole. That will be his first challenge. Whether he can speak to the whole country and try to bring Americans together -- and whether he wants to -- will become clear in the months ahead.

Playing to Lose: Electing a GOP Majority

David_Goldstein | Posted 01.03.2015 | Green

Humanity's so-far tepid response is our across-all-party's collective failing and is ominous enough. It is a tragedy, then, that, as we edge closer to the brink of the "fire" itself, we may go in the completely dead-wrong direction: ushering in folks who, far from calling all-hands-on-deck, seem prepared to disable the alarm altogether.

Ernst Pulls Ahead With Just Days To Go

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

A new Iowa poll published on Saturday by the Des Moines Register gives Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst a 7-point lead over Democrat Bruce Brale...

From Secret McConnell Audio, 12 Destructive Things a GOP Senate Would Do

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If Republicans take the Senate next month (and if he wins his own reelection race), Mitch McConnell will be that body's next Majority Leader. Then what happens? McConnell's been frank about what the GOP would do with the Senate -- at least when he thinks nobody's listening.

Howard Fineman

10 Things To Know If The GOP Runs The Senate | 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 ...

GOP Avoids Past Mistakes

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday's elections are the best evidence yet that Republicans are avoiding previous mistakes and improving their chances of contr...

GOP's Small-State Edge Boosts Its Senate Hopes

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans' habit of sorting themselves into Republican and Democratic regions is rewarding GOP Senate candidates because of their ...

Amanda Terkel

Iowa GOP Senate Candidate Says The Way To Talk To Women Is On An 'Emotional Level' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republican candidates figure out how to best win over women voters, Iowa GOP Senate candidate Mark Jacobs thinks he has the answer: a...

Sam Stein

How Hard Will The Republican Senate Campaign Committee Punish Tea Party Agitators? | Sam Stein | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

Tired of watching outside groups meddling in Republican primaries, the group tasked with electing Republicans to the Senate threw a sharp jab Friday. ...

Perils Lurk For GOP In Attempt To Flip Senate Red

RealClearPolitics | Caitlin Huey-Burns | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

When it comes to the 2014 Senate landscape, Republicans and Democrats might agree on one thing: The map favors the GOP....

GOP Primary Fights Could Lead To Repeat Of Past Mistakes

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

* Cheney's run renews concerns about party divisions * In bid to take back Senate, party can afford few missteps * Tensi...

GOP Senator Deviates From Party Line On Contentious Issues

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics

* South Carolina senator a key player on immigration, spending, Benghazi * A willingness to depart from Republicans' party line ...

American Crossroads Blames GOP Losses On 'Very Very Weak Candidates'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Karl Rove's American Crossroads group has been on a charm offense in the wake of widespread Republican losses in Tuesday's election, attempting to rea...

Top GOP Senator Cold On Potential Senate Takeover

Politico | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, who is retiring at the end of the year, gave a frank assessment of the GOP’s chances of taking control of the chamber....

2012 COUNTDOWN: A GOP Senate Is Slip-Sliding Away

Howard Fineman | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

You couldn't make up the impressive biography of Richard Carmona of Tucson, Ariz. Hollywood would never buy it. But Carmona is real -- and one reason why Republicans are losing what once looked like a good shot at retaking the U.S. Senate.