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Friday Talking Points -- The Dog That Didn't Bark at the GOP Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We had two Democratic debates and one Republican debate last week. The GOP one was shocking -- because nobody said anything shocking! Yes, that's truly how far the Republicans have sunk -- to the Sherlockian level of the dog not snarling in the night being the big news.

GOP Attacks Democrat Who Lost Both Legs In Iraq For 'Not Standing' For Vets

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A GOP effort to jab Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who is currently running for Senate, backfired spectacularly on Tuesday when the Nati...

Michael McAuliff

Republican Push To Promote Women Stumbles With All White Guy Committee Chairs

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans, stung by perceptions that they are the party of old white men, have gone out of their way since the election to give more p...

These States Were The Big Spenders And Penny Pinchers In 2014

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

The 2014 midterm elections panned out to be the most expensive midterms ever, with total spending surpassing $3.67 billion. The country even saw its f...

Paul Blumenthal

Where Billionaires Are Placing Bets In This Year's Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Democratic Party works to hold control of the U.S. Senate for the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency, a key strategy fo...

Republican Group Attacks 'Barrack Obama'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel and Sam Stein | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

The National Republican Senatorial Committee sent an email Tuesday afternoon urging supporters to help it "fire Harry Reid" by winning a GOP majority ...

National GOP Swoops In To Protect Endangered Incumbent Senator

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

A veteran Republican strategist is heading to Kansas to help advise Sen. Pat Roberts' (R) floundering re-election campaign, according to The New York ...

Christina Wilkie

GOP Candidate Defends Using Image Of James Foley's Execution In Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The campaign of the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in New Mexico is defending an ad it released Monday that uses an image of the gru...

Laura Bassett

Republicans Attack Landrieu For Something Her GOP Opponent Did Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

The National Republican Senatorial Committee went after Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) last year for being late to pay taxes on her home in Washington, D....

Jon Ward

Despite Insurgent Attacks, Republican Senatorial Committee On Record Fundraising Pace

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The soft-spoken, mild-mannered Republican operative opened his mouth, and out came knives. Rob Collins, executive director of the Nat...

Ryan Grim

Dave Brat Hires Same GOP Firm Doing Immigration Work For Mark Zuckerberg

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Dave Brat, the insurgent who knocked off Eric Cantor with a hardline anti-immigration message, has hired the GOP firm that does pro-immig...

Sam Stein

What Do Top Republicans Fear? Hint: It's Not An Obama Impeachment Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a briefing at the Republican National Committee headquarters on Wednesday afternoon, top officials from the major GOP campaign commit...

Democratic Fundraising Committee Outraises Republican Counterpart

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has announced another strong fundraising month, reporting its most successful April in the fundraising co...

Amanda Terkel

Head Of GOP Campaign Committee Takes To Senate Floor To Read Charles Koch's Op-Ed

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Charles Koch's Wall Street Journal op-ed defending the millions he's thrown into the political system hit the Senate floor on Thursday, ...

DSCC Has Record Fundraising Month

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee reported a haul of $6.8 million for last month, making it the committee's most successful February ever. ...

Dems Slam Republicans For Being 'Addicted To Koch'

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee liked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's recent quip that Republican Senate candidates are "addicted to ...

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.

Paul Blumenthal

How Much More Did Democrats Raise Than Republicans Last Year?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The three major Democratic Party committees raised $16 million more than their Republican Party counterparts in 2013. The Democratic ...

Liz Cheney Blasts 'Washington Establishment' GOP

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney went after the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) this week, charging that organization was working a...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner's Outburst Shows Right-Wing Groups Jumped The Shark

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With an emphatic "Are you kidding me?!" aimed at right-wing Washington groups, House Speaker John Boehner this week may have finally pro...

Senate Dems Outraise Republicans During Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee reported Monday that it outraised its Republican counterpart by $1 million during the month of October. ...

Jason Linkins

Steve Lonegan Claims The NRSC Never Came Through With Promised Campaign Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

You guys remember Steve Lonegan? Seems like only a week or so ago that the three-term Mayor of Bogota, N.J., was losing what most rational observers t...

Republicans Lash Out At Media Coverage Of Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.01.2013 | Media

With a tsunami of bad press hitting them, the GOP blasted the media's coverage of the government shut down on Tuesday. The National Republican Sena...

GOP Senator Accuses Dems Of Rooting For Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

The head of the Republican Senate campaign operation accused Democrats Thursday of rooting for a government shutdown, saying that a new online push th...

Senate Democrats Dominate GOP In Important Area

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is off to a fast fundraising start, pulling in $13.7 million in the first three months of 2013, according...