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Democratic Sens Demand Capitol Contractor Recognize Worker Union

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics

Cafeteria workers employed in the U.S. Senate have spent the last several months agitating for higher wages and union representation, taking part in ...

Top Senate Democrats Call On GOP To Reimburse Taxpayers For Benghazi Committee's Costs

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

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Democrats In Trouble, And In Denial

Vox | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics

The Democratic Party is in much greater peril than its leaders or supporters recognize, and it has no plan to save itself....

The First Democratic Primary Debate, In 5 Clips

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics

The first Democratic presidential primary debate on Tuesday night in Las Vegas featured the five candidates sparring over gun control and regulat...

Senate Blocks Government Funding Bill Tied To Abortion

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics

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Senate Democrats Plot Sequestration's Downfall

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just days left in the legislative calendar before government funding expires, Senate Democrats are increasingly confident they'll b...

Obama Within One Vote Of Victory On Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) came out in favor of the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, calling his decision a "very hard choice" and putting ...

Patty Murray, Top Senate Democrat, Backs Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) announced her support for the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, becoming the final member of the Senate's main ...

Here Are The Wobbly Democrats Who Could Make Or Break The Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

UPDATE, 9/2/15: Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) on Wednesday became the 34th senator to announce that she would support the nuclear de...


Jonathan Richards | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


These 3 Senators Want To Change How You Think About U.S. Foreign Policy

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

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Here Are The Wobbly Democrats Who Could Make Or Break The Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

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An Engineer-Turned-Senator Explains Why The Iran Deal Makes Sense

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

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Democratic Senate Field Shaping Up To Be Most Diverse Ever

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There are already at least five major Democratic candidates of color running for U.S. Senate in 2016, a significant boost in diversity ...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Dems Warn Puerto Rico Default Would Trigger Humanitarian Crisis | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Congress doesn’t give Puerto Rico the power to restructure its stifling $73 billion in debt soon, a default could trigger a humanit...

Rep. Hank Johnson Rips Racist 'Shoot To Kill' Police Culture

Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

So that happened. On this week's podcast we hear from Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) about his bill to pursue police demilitarization, discuss the Confeder...

Laura Barron-Lopez

The Hidden 'Betrayal' In Obama's Trade Agenda | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress prepares to give President Barack Obama expedited powers to "fast-track" trade deals through Congress, many U.S. steel mills...

Sen. Jim Inhofe Sounds Off On Highway Trust Fund Future

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) sat down with The Huffington Post Tuesday to talk about the difficulties for Congress in finding funding for a...

Sam Stein

The Remarkable And Complex Legacy Of One Harry Reid | Sam Stein | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

During the tail end of an interview in July 2012, then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was asked about Mitt Romney’s reluctance to release his tax...

Reid Won't Seek Re-Election

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette & Paige Lavender | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will not seek re-election, he said in an interview with The New York Times published Friday. Reid has led t...

Congress Ought to Be Ashamed: Stop Playing Politics With Our National Security

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Republicans and Democrats are playing politics with U.S. national security. Senate Democrats may be blocking debate right now, but it was the House Republican caucus that passed an appropriations bill for the Homeland Security Department knowing full well that Democrats would refuse to support it.

Sam Stein

Chuck Schumer's Enjoying The Freedom Of Life In The Minority | Sam Stein | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It’s 4:30 p.m. on a Tuesday and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is jazzed. Well, as jazzed as one could be at 4:30 p.m. on a Tuesday in th...

Dave Jamieson

Senate Democrats Tell Obama To Be Bold In Raising Wages | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, Senate Democrats joined a growing chorus of progressive economists and politicians urging the White House to be aggressive ...

Arthur Delaney

Senate Democrats Oppose Social Security Rule | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democrats in the U.S. Senate came out against a rule Monday that blocks Congress from shifting Social Security funds to preve...

Much to the Surprise of Pundit Class, Nancy Pelosi's Influence Will Rise in 2015

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Some in the pundit class are falling all over each other with predictions that House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi -- and the Progressive forces she leads -- have somehow been banished to irrelevancy by the outcome of the mid-term elections. Wrong.