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Lamar Alexander

GOP Senator Breaks Ranks From Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

Less than two weeks removed from 2013's government shutdown, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) was clear about where he stands within the Republican Part...

Anatomy Of A Shutdown

Politico | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner just wanted to sneak out of the White House for a smoke....

Michael McAuliff

Republican: Cruz Strategy Is Democrats' Dream

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz's strategy of forcing a shutdown of the federal government is so ill-conceived that it will not only fail, but also could ...

Can Hillary Clinton Break the 'Presidential Cabinet Curse'?

Rich Rubino | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Americans seem to have an aversion to electing Cabinet secretaries to the presidency. However, this was not always the case. In fact, the position of U.S. secretary of state was once a customary stepping-stone to the presidency.

Tea Party Faces Problem In Mission To Take Down GOP Senators

Alex Roarty | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

There aren't three Republican senators more vulnerable to a tea party challenge than Lamar Alexander, Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell – longtime ...

Jason Linkins

Senator's New Opponent Makes An Embarrassing Mistake

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

The whole phenomenon of Tea Party insurgent candidates seeking to knock off conservative incumbents in primaries continues unabated as we swing into t...

These Politicians Had Famous Roommates

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

The only thing tougher than imagining some of the country's most powerful people in their early twenties is picturing them kicking back with equally p...

Tea Partiers Push Republican To Retire

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

A group of 20 tea party and conservative organizations sent an open letter to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on Wednesday asking him to retire, accord...

GOP Senator Dismisses Tea Party Criticisms

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

One month removed from his decision to vote for immigration reform, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) does not appear to be fazed by his Tea Party critic...

Cutting the Solid Gold Nuke

Benjamin Loehrke | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Benjamin Loehrke

Despite the lack of military value, the Pentagon still wants to refurbish the remaining bombs -- a process that would cost a fortune. The planned upgrades would cost $28.9 million per bomb -- twice as much as the cost of the bomb's weight in gold.

Joy Resmovits

For Students, No Relief From Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Senate vote to restore low interest rates temporarily on some new federal student loans failed to advance Wednesday, increasing the od...

Democrats Fail Grads on Student Loans

Reince Priebus | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics
Reince Priebus

Congress will soon leave town for their July 4th recess. They'll be celebrating Independence Day, but the Democrats in Congress aren't leaving those with student loans much to celebrate.

Dave Jamieson

GOP Senator: Minimum Wage Should Be Abolished

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the ranking Republican on the Senate's labor committee, said in a hearing Tuesday that he would prefer t...

Jennifer Bendery

Lamar Alexander Warns Harry Reid Against Breaking Filibuster Pledge, Despite Breaking His Own

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) spent most of Tuesday criticizing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for signaling that he may go...

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan Loosens Regs Amid Debate Over 'National School Board'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

In what some see as a tacit recognition of the Obama administration's overreach into nitty-gritty management of America's schools, U.S. Secretary of E...

Joy Resmovits

No Child Left Behind Rewrite Passes

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

A lengthy overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act passed through a Senate education committee Wednesday, with senators voting 10-12 along party lines...

Joy Resmovits

Senators Clash Over No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

As the Senate's education committee began hearings on a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act Tuesday, partisan divides over the role of the federal...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Republicans Divided On Moving Obama's Judicial Nominees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been signaling he may pick a fight on filibuster reform this summer, and a major litmus t...

Joy Resmovits

Republicans Dump Bush Legacy On No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

After Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, introduced his overhaul of the No Child Left Behi...

Joy Resmovits

Has The Last Bastion Of Bipartisanship Fallen?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Once upon a time, education was a bipartisan issue, even in Washington. When it came to America's schools -- a point of bombastic rhetoric on the ...

GOP Senator Blasts Obamacare Move As Potentially 'Illegal'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) suggested Saturday that Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius may have broken the law by seeking donation...

Dave Jamieson

Jobs Crisis Takes Back Seat To Politics At Labor Confirmation Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate confirmation hearing for labor secretary nominee Thomas Perez sounded a lot like a Justice Department oversight hearing on Th...

Michael McAuliff

Reid Pulls Gun Control Bill From Consideration

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) formally pulled legislation to curb gun violence from consideration Thursday, after the Senat...

Texas Official Retweets Noose Picture With Senators' Names

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

The chief oil and gas regulator in Texas tweeted a photo of a noose along with the names of the 16 Republican United States senators who voted to open...

GOP Lawmaker Pulls Pre-1913 Bill, Delays Vote After Criticism

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

A vote on Tennessee legislation to require U.S. Senate candidates to be nominated by the state legislature was delayed Monday by the bill's own Republ...