This week in KCRW's "Scheer Intelligence," Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer spoke with Misty K. Snow, the first major-party transgender nomine...
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!
What if there was a cure for a terrible disease you or a loved one suffered from--but a politician passed a law against that cure? Sound ridiculous? Maybe not. Consider Missouri Senator Roy Blunt (66), Republican, who has been in office for more than twenty years, and who seems to judges medical science by his ideological opinions.
Many of us who have followed politics for a generation or more have found things to admire in John McCain's role upon the political stage -- particularly in his "straight-talking" stage in the 2000 race for the Republican nomination.
One of the most important Senate battles before us today is the race between Pennsylvania's Katie McGinty, Democrat, and Pat Toomey, Republican.
The Ohio Senate race between Ted Strickland (D) and Rob Portman (R) may be the most important political fight of our lives.
Before the RNC, the Fiscal Times declared that Trump was "not as much of a drag on the ticket as some feared." After a bad month for the GOP nominee, I decided to test that argument, to see if that was still the case.
The rumors are rife in D.C.: Michelle Obama is being courted to run for the Senate and the DNC already has terrific bumper stickers printed up with he...
The Democratic Party spending millions of dollars to defeat Grayson and Sestak in the primaries is short-sighted, to say the least.
2016 will be different. First, more voters will be coming to the polls because of the Presidential election. Second, they will be better educated because there is now a blacklist of the most heinous vote-against-the-public, vote-for-the-funders offenders.
Outside spending groups have poured more than $20.4 million so far into Pennsylvania's Senate race between Republican incumbent Pat Toomey and Democrat Katie McGinty, putting it close behind Ohio's Senate race, at $21.8 million, for the most outside spending in a congressional contest.
On June 7, 2016 Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez made history. In November, California will see the first ever U.S. Senate general election match-up between two Democrats. Not only two Democrats but two high-profile women of color, ensuring that a minority woman will succeed Barbara Boxer as a U.S. Senator from California in 2017.
These Republicans will attempt to fool voters into believing that even though Trump is the leader of their party, they will somehow provide an independent voice. Democrats need to be able to counter that attempt.
I've been proud to call Maryland my home for more than 30 years. We have a great history of political engagement, with strong leaders laying out...
This is too important a national race to let slide by without getting engage. Progressives should support P.G. Ohio Democrats must vote for him. We should all contribute what we can. He is the ascendant Obama coalition; let's make sure he ascends right now.
With Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley's approval ratings faltering in a new poll on his role in obstructing the Supreme Court nomination process, Democratic challengers like state Sen. Rob Hogg are inspiring a groundswell of new support for a suddenly competitive election battle.