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It’s Time For Republicans To Answer For Their Standard-Bearer

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics

That didn’t take long. Around 9 p.m. Tuesday, following the Indiana GOP primary, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus declared Don...

Conservative Activist Holds Off On Third-Party Challenge To Kelly Ayotte

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics

Conservative activist Aaron Day has decided not to challenge Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) in a third-party bid, instead backing her primary challenger. ...

GOP Senate Candidate Blames Brussels Attack On Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics

Jim Rubens, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in New Hampshire, said the terrorist attacks in Brussels Tuesday were Hillary Clinton's fault, a direct...

Panic Has A Way Of Softening 2016 Republicans On Obama's Court Pick

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most Republicans blocking President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee cite various principles for the obstruction, but there may be a...

Here's A Look At How Democrats Plan To Tie Senate Republicans To Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) last month raised serious concerns about Donald Trump's presidential bid, warning that the brash real estat...

If Fourth-Year Presidents Shouldn't Do Things, How About Sixth-Year Senators?

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is in the last year of his second term, Republican senators argue, so he should no longer have a say in something...

Dems And Drug Policy Groups Are Worried Chuck Schumer Is Politicizing Heroin

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats and drug policy groups pushing for a strong response to the heroin epidemic are growing increasingly concerned that Sen....

GOP Obstruction of Obama Court Nomination -- Radical, Without Precedent -- With a Big Political Price

Robert Creamer | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Without even waiting to see whom the President would nominate to the Supreme Court to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia, the Senate GOP leadership has announced that they will reject any Obama appointment.

U.S. Enters Paris Climate Talks in Position of Strength and Leadership

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 12.01.2015 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

In recent weeks, we saw that some Republican leaders in Congress continue to resist this global momentum to clean up dangerous pollution and protect future generations from destructive climate change. They tried again to undermine U.S. leadership before Thanksgiving, and once again they failed.

Judge in 9/11 Case Denies Accused's Request to Fire His Lawyer

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.29.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

An Army judge at Guantanamo Bay on Thursday refused to allow one of the five defendants charged with orchestrating the 9/11 attacks to dismiss his lead lawyer, ruling the accused hadn't shown the necessary "good cause" to do so.

GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte Backs Obama's Climate Change Plan

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) came out in favor of the Obama administration's effort to cut carbon pollution by power plants on Sunday, buc...

Kelly Ayotte Picks Up Democratic Challenger For Senate

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) is running for Senate in 2016, challenging incumbent Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R). Hassan made her announcement in a vi...

GOP Senator Has Some Harsh Words For Her Party About The Planned Parenthood Fight

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) doesn't want to play games anymore. In a matter of days, the government could shut down if Congress doesn't p...

Year of the Caregiver?

Dora Calott Wang, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2015 | DC
Dora Calott Wang, M.D.

At the AARP Forum on Family Caregiving in Washington, DC, on July 8, 2015, lawmakers recognized the hard work of caregiving. They spoke of bills that would provide funds to help millions across the nation in need of caregiving.

Republican Climate Advocate Makes Big 2016 Campaign Gift

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, July 6 (Reuters) - A Republican entrepreneur seeking to push his party to fight climate change and supp...

Gardner Breaks Promise on Birth Control

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Last year, then U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner had a nice-sounding proposal: offer birth control over the counter, easy and quick. But as journalists pointed out, Gardner's plan would be more expensive for women.

Laura Bassett

GOP Senators Push For Birth Control Access, But Check The Small Print | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

Republicans in Congress are not known for their efforts to expand access to birth control, but on Thursday they introduced a bill that they claim woul...

Kate Sheppard

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

Aide To Kelly Ayotte Arrested In Prostitution Sting

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics

By Ted Siefer MANCHESTER, N.H., April 6 (Reuters) - A top aide to Republican U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire has resigned ...

Mary Cheney, Here's Why Drag and Blackface Are Different (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Next time someone asks why drag is OK and blackface isn't, you can tell them that drag is an expression of yourself, whereas blackface is an attack on someone else; blackface reinforces an imbalance of power, whereas drag disassembles an imbalance of power; blackface is a relic, whereas drag is what we all do, every day, every time we put on clothes.

Why Republican Women Don't Want A Female President

John A. Tures | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

When asked whether the respondent hoped there would be a female president, only 16 percent of GOP men and 20 percent of Republican women said yes. Could it be because of Sarah Palin?

Opening Shots Fired in the War Over Guantanamo

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Republican lawmakers are exploiting the terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo in order to strengthen their argument that Washington is still in the middle of an active war on Islamist extremism. To put the message more alarmingly: If it could happen in broad daylight in Paris, it could happen in DC or New York.

Is Anyone Listening to Irwin Stelzer's Sound Advice?

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.01.2015 | Green
D. R. Tucker

A revenue-neutral carbon tax is a wise and bold idea, but there is a need for wise and bold individuals to embrace it and fight for it.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

U.S. Will Continue To Protect Women's Rights In Afghanistan, Senator Vows | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the majority of international troops set to leave Afghanistan this year and anxiety about that country's future growing within the ...

Ryan Grim

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