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Warren, Others Pressure Obama To Act On Key Issue

The Washington Post | Greg Sargent | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

President Obama has talked a lot lately about using his executive authority to circumvent Congress when it fails to act on pressing issues. He has als...

Political Futures Hang In The Balance

The Houston Chronicle | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

Fifteen state Senators will face voters in 2014, rather than serving a typical four-year term, following the once-a-decade re-election term drawing We...

Ottawa Senators Coach Trolled By Doppelganger?

Posted 01.22.2013 | Sports

Ottawa skaters were left seeing double on Monday night when they returned to the bench during the Senators' home opener at Scotiabank Place. Senat...

WATCH: Paul Krugman on Jack Lew

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers


Why the Senate Should Confirm Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense

Brian Levin | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

Aside from the political points Republican senators might score with their constituents by vocalizing disagreement with President Obama and obstructing his agenda, what do they hope to accomplish?

Tennessee Can Expand Medicaid or Forego $1 Billion

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

There is no simple answer to the question of Medicaid expansion. While providing health insurance for more Tennesseans puts a strain on the state budget, it also builds a healthier workforce, improves worker productivity and expands investments in our local economy.

The Club

Gary Hart | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

If the filibuster rule continues to be abused in the Senate, little will be accomplished in the second Obama term. But proposed reform of the rule is not as simple as it looks from the outside.

Post-Election Day Advice to President Obama: Three Phone Calls

Lanny Davis | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Lanny Davis

These three calls should be made to conservative Republican senators who I know, from personal experience, care more about the best interests of the nation and who care more about solving problems than about winning ideological wars or passing someone else's litmus tests for purity.

How They Changed Our Lives

Bonnie Lautenberg | Posted 12.08.2012 | Arts
Bonnie Lautenberg

Six years ago, I embarked on a special art project to explore the legacy pieces of legislation of all the United States senators of the 109th Congress and the new senators of the 110th.

The Year of the Populist Woman

Mike Lux | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

If all or even most of this class of women senators were to win in 2012, it would be historic, easily the highest quality group of new women senators ever. Progressives should do everything we can to rally behind them and help carry them to victory.

Senators Winger Crushes Bruins Player With Vicious Body Check

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 02.27.2012 | Sports

I have a feeling that Johnny Boychuk and the Boston Bruins aren't going to forget Chris Neil's crushing (yet clean) body check any time soon. Unless, ...

What Would We Do?

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

Do most citizens have a fully reasoned view of what we want government to actually do? Is that at the root of the polarization poisoning American politics? Perhaps a little thought experiment would help.

Top Political Scandals Since the Year 2000 (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment

Scandals? In government? No way! As we all know, political scandals are as habitual in Washington as, say, tax hikes and budget cuts. Whether far left...

Aging RFK's Nears Mid-Century Mark

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.29.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The stadium that many Washingtonians love to hate is turning 50 years old. RFK Stadium, formerly the home of the Redskins, the Senators ...

The Gang of Six

Jim Worth | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

Three Republicans and three Democrats search for budget compromise. Six senators have spent months pounding out a compromise to reduce the deficit, create jobs and turn the U.S. economy around. Will the bipartisan plan get bipartisan support?

How The Ottawa Senators Got Carrie Underwood Banned From The Radio

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NHL center Mike Fisher was recently traded from the Ottawa Senators to the Nashville Predators. Fisher's wife, country music star Carrie Underwood, wa...

WATCH: 5 Fights Break Out In NHL Game

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Five fights broke out late in the third period of Thursday night's game between the Flyers and Senators. With the Flyers leading 5-2, Philadelphia's J...

100 Reasons for a Christmas Miracle

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Advent is a season of hope. The DREAM Act has been before Congress for the past 10 years. The time for waiting is over. It is time for the Senate to give hope and a future to hundreds of thousands of other DREAMers across the US.

William Alden

The Tax Man In Ancient Rome: We're Just As Bad | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sheila Rice, who sold her Maryland home to avoid foreclosure, was surprised to learn JPMorgan Chase was her property tax collector. But the bank can't...

Goldman Sachs: a Hedge Fund Managed by Traders?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

What became completely obvious for all the world to see is that Goldman Sachs is a hedge fund, and that it is only interested in clients as screens for their own proprietary trading activities.

Senate Should Level DISCLOSE Act's Playing Field

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

"Special deal" lawmaking is precisely what keeps Americans disgusted with politics in Washington. And it ultimately could lead to the undermining of even more laws that are meant for the public's good.

The 17th Amendment is Good for America

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

There's a movement afoot to repeal the 17th Amendment of the United States Constitution which allows for the two US Senators from each state to be "el...

Rand Paul: Get Unreal

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Just one day after Rand Paul rubbed Senate Minority Leader and state icon Mitch McConnell's nose in whatever was lurking in the bluegrass, Paul stepped in it.

Smartest U.S. Senators (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Love it or hate it, the United States Senate is home to some of the smartest (and most highly educated) legislators in the country -- at least judging...

Jim Bunning: Too Mean and Weird for the GOP

Kara Vallow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kara Vallow

If Jim Bunning managed to do the nation one service: he proved beyond a doubt that some Senators have severed any connections they might ever have had...