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McConnell Campaign Trades Barbs With Primary Challenger

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin on Thursday criticized his rival, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), in a policy-oriented speech titled ...

Scott Walker's Dem Opponent Brought In Huge Haul In 3 Months

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Mary Burke, a Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor, raised nearly $1.8 million in the first three months of her run, according to a campaign re...

Alan Grayson To Host Fundraiser For Daylin Leach

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), a prominent progressive congressman, will host a fundraiser next week for state Sen. Daylin Leach in Washington, D.C. Gray...

Jason Linkins

Excuse Me While I Troll You: Actually, Joe Biden Was Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Published excerpts from former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' upcoming memoir, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, have put Washington into a tin...

N.J. Lane Closures Delayed Emergency Response To 91-Year-Old Woman Who Later Died: Report

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Emergency response teams were reportedly delayed in traffic caused by lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in September, including one vehicl...

Mitch McConnell Is Washington's 'Guardian of Gridlock,' James Carville Says

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is a "guardian of gridlock" and "the main cause of dysfunction in Washington," Democratic...

Lawmaker Gives Unsettling Explanation For How She Accidentally Fired Gun In Her Office

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A Kentucky state lawmaker accidentally fired her handgun in her legislative office Tuesday. State Representative Leslie Combs, a Democrat, was unlo...

Democratic Representatives Mike McIntyre And Carolyn McCarthy Retiring

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Representatives Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) are retiring, according to Democratic party sources. McIntyre would have been...

From War on Poverty to War on Working Poor

Rep. Frederica Wilson | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Rep. Frederica Wilson

This week marks two anniversaries. It's not only the 50th anniversary of President Johnson's declaration of the War on Poverty but also the 1,100th consecutive day of the Republican House of Representatives' refusal to vote on a single serious piece of jobs legislation.

Democrats Are Targeting Scott Brown And He's Not Even Running Yet

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Senate Majority PAC, the super PAC supporting Democratic Senate candidates, launched a $150,000-plus ad buy in New Hampshire on Wednesday against form...

Baked Colorado 2014!

Shan Wells | Posted 03.10.2014 | Denver
Shan Wells

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Pro-Clinton Group Raised $4 Million

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The super PAC looking to build support for a potential Hillary Clinton presidential campaign raised over $4 million in 2013, the group announced Tuesd...

Oregon Couple Accused Of Leaving Meth As A Tip

The Huffington Post | Andrew Perez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

With a majority of Americans now favoring the legalization of marijuana, some restaurant diners have started to treat drugs a bit too casually in publ...

Five Hot Senate Races To Watch In 2014

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Though Election Day isn't until Nov. 4, this year's most competitive Senate races are already starting to heat up. In the battle for control of th...

Eric Cantor To Face Primary Challenge

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor can add his name to the growing list of Republicans facing a primary challenge in 2014. David Brat, an economics pro...

Former Defense Secretary Issues Criticism Of Obama In New Memoir

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

In a new memoir, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates claims that President Barack Obama had doubts about his own strategy in the war in Afghanist...

Scooter Libby's Former Defender Will Run For Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Virginia State Del. Barbara Comstock (R) announced Tuesday that she will seek the GOP nomination to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R) in Vi...

John McCain's Picks For GOP Presidential Candidates In 2016

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) favors Govs. Chris Christie (N.J.) and Bobby Jindal (La.) as candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016....

Florida Marijuana Ballot Petition Nears Goal

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Organizers of a Florida campaign for medical use of marijuana say they expect to subm...

West Virginia Senate Candidate Will Campaign In All 55 Counties

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant (D) announced her plans Monday to visit every single one of the state's 55 counties in her run for U...

Senate Candidate Suggests Moving Federal Capitol To Nebraska

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

In a new campaign ad, Republican Senate hopeful Ben Sasse says he'd solve congressional gridlock by moving the U.S. Capitol to his home state of Nebra...

Rick Scott Hit With Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan 6 (Reuters) - A Florida political activist filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking to force Gov. Ri...

Domestic Militia Members On Trial In Georgia For Anti-Government Ricin Plot

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

By David Beasley ATLANTA, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of two alleged domestic militia members charge...

GOP Congressman Won't Seek Reelection

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) announced Monday that he will not seek reelection this year. Gerlach, who represents Pennsylvania's 6th District, said in ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP Adopted Record Number Of Closed Rules In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress already closed out the year with the least productive legislative session in history. And now, House Democrats pointed out Mond...