iOS app Android app

Jeanne Shaheen

Women in Small Business: Cracking the Glass Ceiling

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen | Posted 10.20.2015 | Women
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Women in Congress are leading the legislative fight to crack that glass ceiling and level the playing field for women-owned businesses.

Six Lessons Learned About the Politics of Climate Change

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.21.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) can throw all the snowballs he wants on the Senate floor, but he can't fool the majority of Americans into denying climate change.

Congressional Inaction Puts SBA Lending at Risk

Brayden McCarthy | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Brayden McCarthy

Little gets done in Washington these days until the final second of the last minute before a deadline. Now lending supported by the Small Business Administration is the next important area to be hampered by Congressional inaction.

The Shameful Senate Vote That Denied Gay Veterans the Benefits They Earned

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Forty-two Republicans, none of whom even bothered to speak in opposition, voted to continue discrimination, and my amendment was defeated. Some of those Republicans had previously voted for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, so they retreated from their earlier stand against workplace discrimination against LGBT Americans.

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Rejects Extending Veterans Benefits To Married Gay Couples And Their Kids | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate quietly rejected legislation Thursday that would have extended certain veterans' benefits to married same-sex couples and the...

Raven-Symoné On Harriet Tubman $20: 'I Don't Like That Idea'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.19.2015 | Black Voices

Raven-Symoné has joined the growing list of people condemning the proposed idea of Harriet Tubman potentially replacing President Andrew Jackson on t...

This Could Be The First Woman On A $20 Bill

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

Americans want Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Tubman was the winner of a 10-week poll conducted by the nonprofit group Women On 20s, which wants t...

This Senator Wants To Get A Woman's Face On The $20 Bill

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced a bill Tuesday that, if passed, would direct Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to take a recommendation from citizen...

Senators Race To See Who Can Ban Taxpayer-Funded Oil Portraits First

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics

Someone get Chuck Hagel a frame for his government ID card. If some members of Congress get their way, that might be the only official portrait taxpay...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Energy Efficiency Bill, We Hardly Knew Ye | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan pair of senators is making a last-ditch effort to pass a scaled-back version of their energy efficiency bill before the end...

Jennifer Bendery

Joe Manchin Joins Democrats Opposed To Obama Treasury Pick Antonio Weiss | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Another Democrat is adding his name to a small but growing list of senators opposed to President Barack Obama's nominee for a top Treasu...

The Democrats' Midterm Message Problem

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

There's a rough consensus about why Democrats were pulverized in the midterm elections: losing Democratic candidates didn't have a succinct positive message. To understand this problem, it's informative to dissect the campaigns of three incumbent Democratic senators.

Laura Bassett

Gillibrand: Democrats Did Not Talk Too Much About 'Women's Issues' | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) insisted Wednesday that Democrats didn't run too hard on so-called "women's issues" during the midterms...

Friday Talking Points -- A Democratic Economic Platform for Next Time

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in Congress just won a smashing electoral success by essentially doing nothing but mercilessly block Obama's agenda. That, to put it another way, is a winning formula for them with their base voters.

Kate Sheppard

Tom Steyer's Very Expensive Experiment In Making Climate Change A 'Wedge Issue' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tom Steyer's climate-focused electoral efforts came up with mixed results Tuesday, but the billionaire environmentalist and former hedge...

Michael McAuliff

The Upsides Of The Democrats' Ass-Kicking | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats have a lot to be miserable about a day after losing the U.S. Senate, more seats in Congress, and several governors' mansions a...

Moving To New Hampshire Didn't Help Scott Brown Get Back In The Senate

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R) lost the New Hampshire Senate race against incumbent Jeanne Shaheen (D) on Tuesday. Brown moved to New Ha...

Jeanne Shaheen Wins Midterm Election Race Against Scott Brown

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) has defeated her Republican rival, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, in the New Hampshire Senate race. Shaheen was fir...

New Hampshire Senate Election Results: Jeanne Shaheen Defeats Scott Brown

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Democrat Jeanne Shaheen has defeated Republican Scott Brown in the New Hampshire Senate race, ABC and NBC reported. Brown conceded late Tuesday night....

Scott Brown Aims For Second Upset

Reuters | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics

By Ted Siefer NASHUA, N.H., Nov 4 (Reuters) - Scott Brown, a Republican who stunned Massachusetts Democrats in 2010 when he won the U....

My Final Midterm Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've got six states in the Too Close To Call category, but fear not! After providing a rundown of the races, I am adding a section below where I make my own picks for each of them (since it is Election Eve, after all, and thus time to put up or shut up).

When The 2014 Debates Got Real, What Were These Candidates Really Thinking?

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta & Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics

In politics, candidates are usually on their best behavior during debates. But then comes that smile, that smirk, even a frown -- each of which is ...

Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections

Chris Cormier | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Cormier

Attention gay men: You need to vote on November 4. Here are a few campaign highlights as a Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections, because pundits don't know how to explain how important this election is in "gay man's terms." Meet your ballot box divas.

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Try To Cast Doubt On Scott Brown Book Deal | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With New Hampshire's U.S. Senate race tightening, Democrats are reaching deep into their bag of tricks to cast doubt on Scott Brown, acc...

Exclusive: Jodi Picoult on Elephants, Politics and the Paranormal

Chris Sosa | Posted 12.28.2014 | Books
Chris Sosa

With "Leaving Time," which debuted as the best-selling fiction book in the U.S., Picoult highlights the plight of elephants, specifically their targeting by humans. The novel is pointed in its assessment.