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GOP Senate Candidate Struggles To Answer Whether She Supports ENDA

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

Oregon GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby's campaign reaffirmed her support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act Friday evening, even though Wehby...

Zach Carter

GOP Senate Candidate Revives Romney Tax Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

The aggressive high-end tax cuts from Mitt Romney's much-derided 2012 tax plan appear to be enjoying an unlikely renaissance thanks to GOP Senate cand...

Making History This Week With Hemp

Ben Droz | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics
Ben Droz

Industrial Hemp has emerged somewhat quietly yet increasing quickly as an issue across the country over the past several years. For American consumers, Hemp has gone from rope and burlap to a wide variety of new products from high protein superfoods to building materials for homes.

Ryan Grim

Senate Takes Bipartisan Shot At Drug Enforcement Administration

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The Senate Appropriations Committee voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to block efforts by the Drug Enforcement Administration to crack dow...

Monica Wehby Hits Back On Release Of Police Reports

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

Monica Wehby, Oregon's Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, defended herself Tuesday after a storm of negative publicity from police reports filed by a...

Amanda Terkel

Oregon GOP Senate Candidate Raises Funds Off Veterans Affairs Woes

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Oregon GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby used the troubles at the Department of Veterans Affairs Wednesday as the basis for a fundraisin...

Kate Sheppard

Some Democratic Senate Candidates Want To Talk About Climate; Others, Not So Much

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Republican Senate candidates are nearly unanimous in their desire to either ignore or deny the existence of global warming, the ma...

Ben Carson Praises GOP Candidate's 'Savvy' Stance On Abortion

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

In an interview with Steve Malzberg of Newsmax TV, conservative darling Dr. Ben Carson lent his seal of approval to Monica Wehby's public stance on ab...

Monica Wehby's Support Fell Amongst GOP Voters Who Cast Ballots After Stalking Report

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Although Republican Monica Wehby was able to survive last-minute reports that she had stalked an ex-boyfriend and harassed her ex-husband, the allegat...

Wehby Wins GOP Senate Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

Oregon Republicans have selected surgeon Monica Wehby as their U.S. Senate candidate, the Associated Press reports. Wehby defeated state Sen. Jason...

Monica Wehby Wins Primary In Oregon Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

Monica Wehby has won the Republican primary in Oregon's Senate race, the Associated Press reports. Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon, bested state Re...

Amanda Terkel

Ballot Stalker: Monica Wehby May Have Laid Low Long Enough To Win Oregon GOP Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Oregon GOP Senate primary has been rocked in recent days with negative stories about front-runner Monica Wehby, including reports th...

Voting Underway In Oregon Primary

AP | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

Oregon Republicans will select a candidate to challenge first-term Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) in a Tuesday primary election. Oregon is one of six s...

Report: GOP Senate Candidate Accused Of Stalking, Harassment By Ex-Boyfriend

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

A Republican Senate candidate was accused by her ex-boyfriend of “stalking” him, entering his home without his permission and “harassing” his ...

Amanda Terkel

Elizabeth Warren To Campaign For Jeff Merkley In Oregon

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is headed to Oregon next month to help secure the reelection of one her fellow progressives, Sen. Jeff M...

Your Doctors Are Worried

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 06.15.2014 | World
Lawrence Wittner

In a nuclear war involving as few as 100 weapons anywhere in the world, the global climate and agricultural production would be affected so severely that the lives of more than 2 billion people would be in jeopardy.

Arthur Delaney

Senate Advances Unemployment Bill, Showdown With House Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate advanced an extension of unemployment insurance Wednesday morning, setting up final passage as soon as Thursday, but the bill...

Zach Carter

What Do Chase Bank, Condoms, The Tea Party, And Petty Fraud Have In Common?

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

In mid-March, a division of JPMorgan Chase rejected an application to process payments for the fledgling New York City condom company Lovability, citi...

The Hissing of the Fat Cats

Mike Lux | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The powerful, super-wealthy people at the top of the economic food chain have noticed all this populist stirring. Boy, have they noticed. In spite of all their power and wealth, they are offended that anyone is suggesting that the system should be tinkered with. They're speaking out -- in truly silly ways -- and putting their money where their mouths are.

Amanda Terkel

Democratic Support Grows For Obama To Make Big Move On LGBT Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 3/21/14 -- The final letter, viewable here, has 220 signatures (168 in the House and 52 in the Senate). Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) also...

Social Security Push Lands Endorsements For Begich, Merkley

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The push to expand Social Security -- and the push back against attempts to cut it -- landed endorsements by a key progressive group Thu...

Amanda Terkel

Nearly 200 Lawmakers Call On Obama To Sign ENDA Executive Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 9/20/14 -- Since the publication of this piece, a number of lawmakers have indicated that they back the effort and have signed onto the letter...

Amanda Terkel

Congress Pressures Obama To Sign ENDA Executive Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) are circulating a letter among their Senate collea...

Why This Senator Says War Isn't Like Netflix Or Gym Memberships

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Senate Republicans and Democrats say Congress should vote on whether the U.S. leaves troops in Afghanistan after the NA...

Obama Urges Senate Democrats To Oppose Iran Sanctions

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama met with Senate Democrats at the White House on Wednesday, urging senators to oppose new sanctions against Iran, ...