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Condoleezza Rice Urges Republican Party To Be More Inclusive

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO, March 15 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Saturday called on the Republi...

This Ex-Con And Former Governor Will Reportedly Run For Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

Louisiana's former Gov. Edwin Edwards (D) will reportedly launch his campaign for the state's Sixth Congressional District on Monday, according to The...

Samantha Lachman

Obamacare Timing Becomes An Issue In Competitive Senate Race | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

A new ad in a competitive Senate race in Arkansas takes aim at the Affordable Care Act -- but it doesn't tell the whole story. Americans for Prospe...

DC Political Scandal Moves to DC Mayor and Beyond the Beltway

Debbie Hines | Posted 05.14.2014 | DC
Debbie Hines

While no one knows how this case will unfold in the most likely months ahead, one thing is for sure. It's not over for Mayor Vincent Gray.

Kentucky Senate Passes Bill Legalizing Marijuana Oil To Treat Childhood Epilepsy

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Kentucky's state Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to advance a bill that allowing the use of marijuana oil to treat some cases of childhood epilepsy...

Samantha Lachman

Bros Before Foes: Fraternity And Sorority PAC Supports Its Own | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

It seems as though the nation’s largest political action committee for fraternities and sororities embraces the same principle college students use ...

Lindsey Graham Challenger Calls The Senator 'Ambiguously Gay'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

Police officer and political novice Dave Feliciano, who is contesting the Republican primary to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), said on the steps...

Senators Reach Compromise On Extending Jobless Benefits

AP | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators says they have reached a compromise extending jobless benefits for the l...

Sam Stein

Obama Aides Say He's Not Embracing Super PACs By Appearing At 2 Super PAC Events | Sam Stein | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senior Obama administration officials confirmed on Thursday that President Barack Obama would be appearing at two super PAC events this ...

Boehner Criticizes Senate Ukraine Aid Package

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) reiterated his opposition Thursday to a Senate Ukraine aid bill that includes a U.S. quota increase at the Interna...

Paul Ryan: 'Inner City' Remarks Had Nothing To Do With Race

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that his remarks on men not valuing work in the "inner city" were "inarticulate" and had nothing to do with race...

Appeals Court: Some Marijuana Convictions Can Be Overturned Under New Law

AP | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

BY STEVEN K. PAULSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER (AP) — Colorado's second-highest court ruled Thursday that some people convicted of possessing ...

Wisconsin State Senate Delivers Blow To Early Voting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin state Senate voted Wednesday to end weekend voting before statewide elections and allow lobbyists to make politica...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Ukraine Aid Clears Senate Panel As New Snarl Looms | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill that would provide Ukraine with up to $1 billion in loan guarantees and levy sanctions against Russian officials cleared a Senate...

Mitch McConnell Puts Muscle Behind The Exact Type Of Bill He Claims To Stay Out Of

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) seems to have mixed feelings when it comes to how he approaches state-based legislation. In an inte...

Sarah Palin Ups Her 2014 Game, Endorses In Competitive GOP Senate Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) announced her fourth endorsement of the 2014 election cycle, backing Senate candidate and former Oklahoma House Spe...

Jason Linkins

Why Obamacare Is The Least Of Dems' Worries | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

Will a March election in a Florida House race be your bellwether for how the 2014 midterms will play out? Be wary! If last night's special election...

Obama: Russia Could Face 'Costs' Over Ukraine Actions

AP | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

BY JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says that if Russia continues an aggressive path in Ukraine, the Uni...

Walker Will Push Wisconsin State Legislature To Modify Voter ID Requirements

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) told reporters Tuesday that he considers voter identification laws the most "pressing" election-related issue in the s...

Sandy Aid Claims Part Of Christie Internal Investigation

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's lieutenant governor says allegations that she threatened to withhold Superstorm Sandy aid to a city in need will b...

Wendy Davis Campaign Makes Major Staff Changes

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has hired Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) former communications director to help run her campai...

The GOP's Latest Effort To Win Over Women Voters

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

A new Republican political action committee aimed at targeting female voters kicked-off its efforts in Texas on Wednesday, Politico reports. The P...

GOP Rep Suggests Obama Could Be Impeached Over Health Care, Immigration

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) suggested Wednesday that President Barack Obama could be impeached for his "unconstitutional approaches" to immigrati...

Bill Clinton Will Stump For Chelsea Clinton's Mother-In-Law In Congressional Campaign

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton will headline a fundraiser for his daughter Chelsea's mother-in-law, former Rep. Marjorie Margolies (D-Pa.), in the hope...

Florida Democrats' Political Sinkhole Is No National Bellwether

Brian Ross | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

Tuesday's election was no referendum on national politics. It was, however, another searing indictment of the Florida Democratic Party.