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The Congressional Blacklist

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

2016 will be different. First, more voters will be coming to the polls because of the Presidential election. Second, they will be better educated because there is now a blacklist of the most heinous vote-against-the-public, vote-for-the-funders offenders.

GMO Food Labeling Bill Passes In The Senate

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics

(Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would for the first time require food to carry labels listing genetically-modified i...

What Senate Backers Aren't Saying About the GMO "Compromise" Bill

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 07.05.2016 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Last week, Sens. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) announced what they bill as a "compromise" deal that would label GMO foods across the nation. But the advocacy groups that have fought so long and hard for clear GMO labeling aren't cheering.

As Labeling Vote Looms, Inconvenient Truths Are Ignored

Carey Gillam | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Carey Gillam

The U.S. Senate looks poised to vote this week on the contentious national debate over GMO labeling, but as the potentially landmark vote looms, facts that should be at the heart of the discussion are being lost.

Senate GOP Tries To Like Ted Cruz The Way You Have To Hug Your Sweaty Cousin

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wanna make Republican senators squirm? Just ask why their caucus isn't rallying behind fellow Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) to defeat Donald Tru...

Senate GOP Holds Up Confirmation Of First Openly Gay Army Secretary

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eric Fanning is stepping aside as acting secretary of the Army as the Senate continues to drag out his confirmation vote. If approved, h...

Attention Medicare Recipients and Advocates: Get Face to Face with a new Paperwork Mess

Steve Landers MD,MPH | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Steve Landers MD,MPH

The Menendez/Roberts fix offers a ray of hope. But, more members of Congress must sign on to make this happen. If you are concerned about home health quality and access for yourself or your loved ones please urge your Senators and Representatives to take action.

School Nutrition Group Flip-Flops on Protecting Children's Health

Elliott Negin | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Given how well the school nutrition program is doing, SNA should be declaring victory. Instead, the organization ramped up its lobbying budget to convince Congress to fix something that ain't broke, and unfortunately it has found some sympathetic ears.

Pat Roberts' Cell Goes Off During A Hearing, Revealing His Amazing Ringtone Choice

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) apparently forgot to silence his cell phone during work Thursday, because his ringtone, "Let It Go" from the Disney movie "F...

Paul Blumenthal

Top Senate Democratic PAC Spent A Lot Of Money Trying To Elect Greg Orman

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Independent candidate Greg Orman tried as hard as he could to deflect any suggestion that he was a Democratic Party stalking horse in hi...

Kansas: Picking Ourselves Back Up

Jeffrey Ann Goudie | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Jeffrey Ann Goudie

I am a Democrat. My small "d" democratic bent encourages me to try to see the best in people, even politicians from the opposing party. But I have rarely witnessed the kind of bare-knuckled politicking that occurred during these mid-term elections.

Why Democrats Lost Big in the 2014 Midterm Elections

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Elections are moving targets. Nonetheless, absent dramatic irregularities in the election context, polls focused on high visibility races are usually robust predictive tools. Obviously, this was not the case in this year's midterm elections.

Change Is Hard

Carla Shutak | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Carla Shutak

I look at the Republican Party I grew up respecting and I don't recognize it anymore. I traveled to countries that don't have the same level of infrastructure as The United States of America. I talked with people who had differing belief systems.

Greg Orman Loses Midterm Election Race To Incumbent Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Independent candidate Greg Orman lost the race against incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) in Tuesday's midterm elections, Fox News and CBS report. ...

Pat Roberts Wins Midterm Election Race Against Greg Orman In Kansas

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts (R) won his re-election bid, defeating Independent candidate Greg Orman in the midterm elections, according to CBS and Fox New...

Kansas Senate Election Results: Pat Roberts Wins Over Greg Orman

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) was projected to defeat Independent candidate Greg Orman, according to CBS and Fox News. The Kansas Senate race heated up...

My Final Midterm Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've got six states in the Too Close To Call category, but fear not! After providing a rundown of the races, I am adding a section below where I make my own picks for each of them (since it is Election Eve, after all, and thus time to put up or shut up).

Senate High Drama After Nov. 4

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

In six days, the nation will render its collective judgment in the midterm elections, and none of us knows what voters will do when they choose their poison on Election Day.

Rand Paul Mocks Hillary Clinton Over Jobs Remark

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wasted no time turning a Hillary Clinton remark about jobs into a laugh line on the campaign trail. Republicans seized on th...

Paul Blumenthal

Outside Money Surge Makes Kansas Senate Race Costliest In State History

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Few Senate races have seen a gush of spending like the competition in Kansas between Sen. Pat Roberts (R) and independent challenger Gre...

Eliot Nelson

Kansans Are Moderate As Hell And They're Not Going To Take It Anymore

HuffingtonPost.com | Eliot Nelson | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas -- A boring thing happened in Kansas last week. In a nondescript conference room in a nondescript community center, a group ...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Latest Kansas Senate Survey Shows A Tie

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

A new poll finds a tie in the Kansas Senate race. Americans' media habits are polarized, but few live in ideological bubbles. And while pollsters won'...

Pat Roberts vs. Greg Orman Nonpartisan Candidate Guide for Kansas Senate Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Pat Roberts vs. Greg Orman Senate race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues?

A Grandmother on Curbing the Chicken Little Virus

Margaret Sullivan | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Margaret Sullivan

Politicians with their heads fixated on their reelection polling numbers and their commentator supporters running in circles and, like Chicken Little, crying "The sky is falling" are hazardous.

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Candidates Actually Debate The Insidious Influence Of Money In Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The influence of money in politics was long treated as a side issue during the campaign season. But this year, in at least a half-dozen ...