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

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 02.17.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 01.07.2015 | 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.

Paul Blumenthal

Top Senate Democratic PAC Spent A Lot Of Money Trying To Elect Greg Orman

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Independent candidate Greg Orman tried as hard as he could to deflect any suggestion that he was a Democratic Party stalking horse in hi...

Amanda Terkel

New Progressive Clout Tested By Wall Street Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fight over the fate of Antonio Weiss, a Treasury Department nominee and former Wall Street investment banker, has taken on extraordi...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Are Running Out Of Time To Confirm Obama's Surgeon General Pick

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Prospects that the Senate will confirm Vivek Murthy as surgeon general have remained bleak throughout the year, largely due to the physi...

House Nearing Vote To Extend Tax Breaks

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to reach a long-term agreement, House Republicans plan to vote on a one-year extension of temporary tax breaks affectin...

Tensions Flare Between Senate Democrats, White House

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Criticism of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law by a top Senate Democrat this week laid bare post-election tensions that...

Elise Foley

Top Senate Democrats Stand Behind Obama On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republicans threaten to do whatever they can to block President Barack Obama from reforming the immigration system without Congress, ...

Harry Reid Elected Senate Minority Leader

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday chose current Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada as their minority leader for the n...

Claire McCaskill Declines To Support Harry Reid As Minority Leader

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has taken her party's rout at the polls to heart, announcing that she will not support Harry Reid (D-Nev.) as Senate min...

Amanda Terkel

Elizabeth Warren Could Join Senate Leadership: Sources

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is under consideration for a leadership position in the Senate Democratic caucus, according to sources f...

Sam Stein

Moderate Senate Democrats Try To Seize Their Party's Crummy Moment

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two moderate senators have been in talks for several months with a handful of Republicans on ways to improve the functioning of the Sena...

Senate Democrats Dump Ads In Louisiana

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' campaign committee on Thursday began canceling plans for television ads in Louisiana's major markets to help Sen...

Independent Angus King Will Continue To Caucus With Senate Democrats

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Sen. Angus King (I-ME) said Wednesday that he would continue to caucus with Democrats in the Senate minority. "I think it's in Maine's interests to...

Joe Manchin: Democrats Got An 'Ass-Whooping'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) used some off-color language to describe the extent of his party's dramatic losses in Tuesday's midterm election, which ga...

How The Koch Brothers Are Bait and Switching Voters

Erik Ose | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Erik Ose

As the Koch brothers and their ultra-wealthy cronies think they've figured out, a little chicken manure goes a long way when it comes to misleading voters into supporting the GOP.

Joe Biden Predicts Democrats Will Keep The Senate

Reuters | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden predicted Democrats would retain control of the U.S. Senate in Tuesday's congressional e...

This Voting Bloc May Be Senate Democrats' Last Best Hope

National Journal | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

Socially liberal white-collar and single white women look like the fragile last line of defense for Democrats hoping to avoid a Republican sweep in ne...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Senate Battle Looks As Competitive As Ever, But GOP Holds The Edge

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

The 2014 midterms are going down to the wire, but Republicans hold a slim edge in the states they need to take control of the Senate, new polling find...

Working or Fighting: Your Choice

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

We hear political pundits saying it is a mistake to compromise. It is important to hold firm on principles, but in most instances, it is possible to reach consensus. There are multiple examples, starting with our founding fathers, of people in government that held very firm views on various issues, but made compromises to reach consensus.

Sam Stein

With Senate At Stake, Democrats Angry At Colleagues For Sitting On Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats who aren't running for re-election this year and those who have retired were sitting on nearly $52 million in campaign ...

Senate Democrats Go On Spending Spree In Hopes Of Maintaining Majority

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Senate Democrats' campaign arm spent almost $1 million a day last month to defend their at-risk majority, according to a sum...