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What to Expect From the 114th Congress

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Personally, I'm not holding my breath waiting for rousing choruses of "Kumbaya" to be echoing through the Capitol any time soon.

Who Shot John: The Story of How $777,600 Contribution 'Limits' Ended up in the Omnibus Bill

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

It took just a little while to determine who was responsible for this extraordinary rip off of the American people. But thanks to the excellent work of campaign finance reporters who dug out the story, the fog is now lifted on who did the dirty work.

Our Democracy Is Dying

Marianne Williamson | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

In case anybody hasn't noticed, democracy in America is dying now. This isn't an overstatement; it's a fact. Corporate interests dominate our politics so much at this point that our government, for all intents and purposes, is merely its handmaiden. Whatever Wall Street wants, Wall Street gets. Corporatism is the new order of the day.

REPORT: Obama Ditched Reid In Meeting With McConnell

The New York Times | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

The meeting in the Oval Office in late June was called to give President Obama and the four top members of Congress a chance to discuss the unraveling...

Inside The Kochs' Plan To Beat Harry Reid

Politico | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Harry Reid’s reelection is more than two years off, but the Koch brothers’ political machine is already methodically laying the groundwork that wi...

A Solution to Citizens United

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

In the wake of Citizens United decision, and the more recent McCutcheon case, there has been lots of discussion about campaign finance reform and the ...

Harry Reid Hospitalized After Not Feeling Well

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) went to the hospital Friday morning after not feeling well, his office said. "Early this morning, Senato...

Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid's Explosive Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In fact, it was even a big week just for political anniversaries. Fifty years ago this week, an event of no little importance happened. I speak, of course, tomorrow's 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of Doctor Who by the BBC.

Stop Worrying - Love the Bomb

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.22.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Launch the 'Nuke,' Harry!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There's an old adage in politics that the way to win political struggles is to "bring a gun to a knife fight." If this imagery isn't violent enough for you, the subject on the table now is whether Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is considering what is called the "nuclear option."

Obama Needs to Be in the Ring

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

While we know a goal for Republicans is to take over the Senate in the 2014 elections, and a goal for Democrats is to take back the House of Representatives, the president can rise above that for the next four months as we approach the next deadlines.

When Radicalism Becomes Treasonous

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

If the situation were reversed, and Democrats were threatening default, the GOP would be screaming bloody murder, yelling at the top of their collective lungs that Democrats hate the United States, and that liberals are traitors to the country.

Boehner's Dark Secret: 'It's All About the Carrots'

John Blumenthal | Posted 12.08.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

You won't believe what happened to me last night. POTUS finally invites me -- the goddamn Speaker of the House -- to this state dinner at the White House (big deal) and what does he do?

Inside Boehner's Brain: A Neuroscience Perspective

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dr. Douglas Fields

The search for a path to compromise can be found in the latest research on the neurobiological basis of social behavior.

Reid Rejects GOP Plan

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, on Thursday rejected plans by Republicans in the House of Repres...

Harry Reid: 'Sit Down And Shut Up!'

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D- Nev.) scolded his colleagues after the president of the Senate could not get order in the chamber on Thursday. ...

Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid Has a Good Week, Mitch McConnell Does Not

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As America's children grow up and enter into the health insurance marketplace on their own, they will be the first generation who simply will not understand what the terms 'pre-existing condition' and 'lifetime cap' mean.

Reid's Nuclear Disarmament Meeting

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

An extraordinary meeting is taking place today, which all 100 senators have been invited to attend. This should really not be an extraordinary thing -- you'd think that all senators meeting together would just be an actual floor session in the Senate -- but it is because it's actually a political meeting, with the doors closed.

Congress Still Not Working

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This is the message Congress is sending: Sorry, all you aspiring college students, but we just couldn't manage to squeeze it in, what with our many days off this year. We had to go back home to raise some campaign cash, and you students got lost in the shuffle.

Reid: Filibuster 'Shouldn't Be Abused'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said in a taped television interview Tuesday that abuse of the filibuster must end, but added that he still...

Reid Calls Cruz A 'Schoolyard Bully'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) shot down an objection from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Monday, calling him a "schoolyard bully" for trying to ...

Republicans Should Listen to Gingrich

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

While Newt Gingrich represents much that has been wrong with the Republican party for the last 20 years -- and is as responsible as anyone for the extreme partisanship in Washington today -- he has clearly learned some lessons from the past.

Time for an American Spring?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Okay, it's clear they don't get it. After several elections, the Great Recession and lots of moaning and groaning about the stalemate in Washington, o...

Sarah Bufkin

What Could Fall Off The Fiscal Cliff?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

As the media frenzy over the so-called fiscal cliff picks up, lawmakers are drawing their respective lines in the sand (at least publicly) with respec...

Christie: Reid's Romney Tax Talk A Screen For Senate Inaction

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) defended GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's decision to release only two years of tax returns in an interview T...