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Russ Feingold

THE RETURN OF RUSS FEINGOLD: Wisconsin Senate Race Sums Up America

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

And how does Johnson feel about Donald Trump? He is still not entirely sure, one of those finger-in-the-wind, watch-the-polls kind of supporters. If Trump wins, Johnson appears to be fine with that; if he loses, Johnson can say, well, he never liked him anyway!

GOP Senator: Ken Burns Documentaries Are Better At Teaching History Than Actual Teachers

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said Thursday that if the nation wants to rein in college costs, it needs to break up the “higher education cartel.” And...

A Right-Wing Activist Tried To Infiltrate A Democratic Campaign. It Didn't Go Well.

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics

You just can’t find good undercover help these days. Staff for Senate candidate Russ Feingold, a Wisconsin Democrat, busted a right-wing activist w...

Spoiler: Most Congressional Contests Not Contests At All

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Despite a seemingly never-ending stream of news reports about the November election, the election of many federal lawmakers has already been decided.

The Day After Ron Johnson Spoke At The RNC, He Learned The Koch Brothers Had Ditched Him

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND ― Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson (R) has been trailing his Democratic opponent Russ Feingold for much of the campaign, but Republicans have he...

Before SCOTUS Blockade, GOP Senator Wanted Obama To Hurry Up And Fill Federal Vacancies

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) won’t help to advance President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. He’s been pretty blunt about want...

The Kochs V. Their Machine

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

To anyone who follows politics, the Koch brothers are best known for spearheading a sprawling network of groups that invest millions in conservative, libertarian-leaning candidates and causes.

GOP Senator Won't Tell Voters How He Feels About Divisive Issue Until After The Election

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After repeatedly punting on whether he supports a trade agreement dividing voters in his state, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Tuesday sai...

Obama Jumps Into Wisconsin Senate Race For Russ Feingold

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama is sending out a fundraising email Monday morning for Russ Feingold, one of the Democrats' best prospects for picking up a Sena...

GOP Senator Calls Social Security A 'Legal Ponzi Scheme' To Group Of Conservative Activists

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) described Social Security as a “legal Ponzi scheme” and voiced support for privatizing the program while meeting with co...

Bernie Sanders Fundraises For Russ Feingold

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is giving a boost to Russ Feingold in his bid to return to the Senate. The Democratic presidential candidate sent out an e...

GOP Senator's Re-Election Opponent Trolls Him With Endorsement From 'The Lego Movie'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Facing a tight re-election battle, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Thursday got an "endorsement" from Lord Business -- the villain from "Th...

To Turn Around The Fortunes Of The Drug War, GOP Senator Wants To Bring Back The Egg

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics

Ron Johnson has an idea. And it couldn't have come a moment too soon. With the opioid epidemic raging throughout the country and in his home state of...

LBJ and HRC: New Hampshire Waterloos

Sanford D. Horwitt | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics
Sanford D. Horwitt

What is the handwriting on the wall for Hillary Rodham Clinton after her devastating 22-point landslide loss to Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire? Are voters telling her that she is the wrong person for our times?

Russ Feingold Picks Up Donation From Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

The Huffington Post | Blair Guild | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who was previously a GOP senator from Nebraska, has so far only donated to one candidate this cycle: Former Sen....

Elizabeth Warren Announces First Campaign Stop Of 2016 Election Cycle

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will campaign for former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) in Madison next month, in an attempt to help one of...

Russ Feingold Comes Out For $15 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

Wisconsin Democratic Senate candidate Russ Feingold endorsed gradually raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour Tuesday in his first major poli...

Paul Blumenthal

Russ Feingold Proposes Anti-Super PAC Pledge | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold has asked incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) to join him in pledging to keep o...

Russ Feingold Announces Senate Run

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.28.2016 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Last week we got some very positive news about the upcoming campaign season: Former U.S. Senator -- and environmental champion -- Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin) has announced that he's running for a rematch against dirty denier Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin), who unseated him five years ago.

Vindicating the Ways of God to Man in Gihembe Refugee Camp

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

International media did not broadcast this important and moving ceremony, but camp residents and leaders used the power of still photography and social media to communicate thousands of words that demanded to be heard.

Daniel Marans

Russ Feingold Was Progressive Before It Was Cool | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

On a number of key issues -- the Iraq war, surveillance, criminal justice and same-sex marriage, among others -- Republicans and Democrats alike are r...

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold Running For Senate In 2016 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive Democrat Russ Feingold announced Thursday that he will run for Senate in 2016, hoping to win back the seat he lost six years...

Jason Linkins

ICYMI: Here's Everything That Happened During The Netanyahu News Dump | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered an address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday morning, an event that was -- for many Beltwa...

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold Moving Closer To 2016 Senate Run | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Russ Feingold has been reaching out to supporters in recent weeks to discuss a 2016 Senate bid to retake his old seat from Republican Ro...

Feingold's Departing Remarks to Foggy Bottom Require an Addendum

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

I was hopeful that Feingold would speak to the root causes of armed rebellions in the region. It was puzzling that the speech offered no mention of why armed groups are there in the first place. Does this reflect a fundamental misunderstanding, or worse, omission by State that illegal mining contributes to extreme poverty and deprivation?