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Mary Landrieu

Those Obamacare Attack Ads Backfired, Actually Helped Boost Enrollment

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

While those attack ads likely cost some Democratic members of Congress their jobs in 2012, a new report indicates that, crazy as it sounds, those ads may have contributed to the success of the health care legislation this year.

GOP Senate Hopeful's Teenage Daughter Is Pregnant

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS, July 3 (Reuters) - A Louisiana Republican seeking to unseat Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu announced on Thursday that his unwed ...

Louisiana GOP Candidate Makes A Promise He'd Probably Regret

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

Retired Col. Rob Maness (R), who's running against Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) along with the more prominent Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), released his "C...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Energy Committee Advances Bill To Force Keystone XL Approval

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved a bill on Wednesday that would force approval of the controversial Keystone X...

The Data Shows: Is 2014 Really "The Year of the Woman"?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Do female candidates really hold the future of the Senate in their hands? Is the partisan makeup of the Senate intimately tied to the fate of female candidates making this truly "the Year of the Woman?"

Paul Blumenthal

Anti-Abortion Super PAC To Spend Millions On Senate Races With Limited Disclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The national anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List announced Wednesday that it will spend more than $3 million through its super PAC...

Famous Names Won't Save Southern Democrats

Brian Jencunas | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Brian Jencunas

Southern Democrats have a no-win choice on Obamacare and Obama. The more they distance themselves from the President and his health care law, the less they appeal to the Democratic base.

Democrats Employ Their Fathers In Tough Senate Races

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Father's Day isn't for another month, but a number of the country's top Senate contests are already seeing a flood of television ads featuring the fat...

Foster Care Is An International Issue

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 07.09.2014 | World
Marquis Cabrera

Political pandering between Russia and the United States has led to increased turmoil in the realm of child welfare.

Democrats Struggle To Win Over Skeptical Americans On Obamacare

Reuters | Susan Cornwell | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

SOMERSWORTH, New Hampshire, May 11 (Reuters) - Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in the U.S. Congress have grown more confident in recent month...

Landrieu: GOP More Interested In Exploiting Keystone Than Voting On It

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON, May 7 (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu accused Republicans on Wednesday of being more ...

Kate Sheppard

Senators Seek To Force Approval Of Keystone XL Pipeline

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Senate supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline say they think they have enough votes to pass a bill that would force the approval of th...

GOP Senate Candidate Warns Vladimir Putin Is Closely Watching His Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

Louisiana's Senate race could determine which party controls the upper chamber. But Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who is running to unseat Sen. Mary Land...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Again Delays Keystone XL Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Obama administration is delaying a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline to gain clarity on the pipeline's proposed route through N...

Dems Press Obama To Make Tough Decision

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - Eleven U.S. Democratic senators on Thursday called on President Barack Obama to make a final decision on whether to...

GOP Senate Candidate And Physician Helps Treat Fellow Airplane Passenger

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who is challenging Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in a close Senate contest, put his professional background as a physician to ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

U.S. Officials Are So Stoked To Be Sanctioned By Putin

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Russia's move to sanction U.S. officials over the Crimea conflict landed in Washington on Thursday with a thud. It quickly became the li...

Samantha Lachman

Bill Cassidy Attacks Obamacare Medicare Savings, But Admits He Voted For Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) has been running for Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-La.) Senate seat in part by attacking the Affordable Care Act and its impact on...

The Democrats' Koch Problem

Doug Thornell | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
Doug Thornell

With less than seven months until the midterm elections, the biggest challenge Democrats face isn't the Affordable Care Act or the President's popularity, it's the millions of dollars being spent by the Koch brothers' financed groups, most notably Americans for Prosperity.

Nebraska Keystone Ruling Could Grant Obama Some Breathing Room

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - A Nebraska judge's ruling on the Keystone XL pipeline could let President Barack Oba...

Koch Brothers-Backed Ad Uses Paid Actors To Attack Mary Landrieu

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

The conservative nonprofit group Americans for Prosperity (AFP), which is backed by the Koch Brothers, released an ad Wednesday attacking Sen. Mary La...

Dem Senator Set To Take Over Senate Energy Panel Chair

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Poised to take the reins of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Sen...

McCaskill: Dems Can Do Without Obama In Their Reelection Battles

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

As several Democratic senators fight through tough reelection races in the south, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) appears confident that her colleagues ...

Louisiana and New Orleans: Goodbye to the Good Old Boys?

Don McNay | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
Don McNay

Even if they weren't crooked, Louisiana seemed to pick leaders for reasons other than their executive ability. Jimmy Davis served two terms as governor on the strength of his hit song, "You Are My Sunshine."

Paul Blumenthal

Omnibus Budget Proves That Earmarks Will Never Die

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The practice of earmarking -- that is, steering federal dollars to specific projects or companies -- might be officially banned in Congr...