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Stephanie Herseth Sandlin

The Mysterious World of DC Centrism vs. a Platform That Real Voters Would Like

Mike Lux | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

D.C. Centrism embraces what the political establishment, especially including the big special interests who tend to control this town, thinks is right, even when the vast majority of Americans are opposed to it.

Top Democrat Decides Against Senate Run

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-S.D.) on Monday announced that she wouldn't seek the state's open Senate seat, set to be vacated by retiring ...

In Farm Country, Democrats' Bitter Harvest

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Carr

Just two years ago, Democratic political strategists defended passage of a status-quo farm subsidy bill by claiming it was essential to the survival o...

Amanda Terkel

Half Of The Blue Dog Coalition Goes Down In GOP Wave | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday was a tough night for Democrats, as they watched Republicans win enough seats to take back the House in the next Congress and be...

America Reacts: 6 Campaign Ads That Cross Party Lines

Michael Maslansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Maslansky

2010-10-07-pull.jpgMedia coverage of the midterm elections has painted a picture of two parties, irreconcilable in nearly all respects. But are they?

Oglala Sioux Win Voting Rights -- For Now

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Woodard

Opponents of holding a full-scale election on the Oglala Sioux Tribe's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation this fall held on as long as possible during a recent confrontation with hopeful voters.

South Dakota's 'Battle Of The Babes': The Democrat 'Mama Grizzly' vs. 'The Next Sarah Palin'

The Washington Post | Philip Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The "Battle of the Babes," as some political watchers in the state are calling it, will decide more than just who holds South Dakota's at-large House ...

South Dakota Rep. Suffering Politically From Husband's Lobbying

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin's family situation is becoming a major headache for the South Dakota Democrat in her tough re-election bid, with Republ...

Blue Dog Leader Goes To War With Pelosi

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The first female Speaker's famous iron grip on her Caucus has been shaken lately by another woman. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has made passing a...

House Race in S.D. Could Be Decided on Indian Reservations

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

In a tight race in South Dakota, the Indian vote is usually the decider. The Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin vs. Kristi Noem race is shaping up to be that kind of a race.

Obama Threatens Pro-Choice Democratic Women For Standing Up for Choice

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Obama's Deputy Campaign Manager is threatening to primary Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin if she defends a woman's right to choose from Ben Nelson's assault in the Senate.

GAO: VA Failing to Serve Women Warriors

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

This week, the Government Accountability Office released a stunning new report detailing significant barriers that many female veterans face in accessing health care at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

This Playboy Article Deserves Scorn from the Left

Chip Hanlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chip Hanlon

Its not hard to imagine an article like this possibly having a chilling affect on some woman out there who might be thinking of running for office herself.

Kucinich Leads Trend for Even Handed Foreign Policy

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

According to astute observers -- there is a new trend in Congress in favor of a more even-handed approach to foreign policy. The bipartisan group, Co...

10 Political Women Hotter Than Sarah Palin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

To many, John McCain's choice of running mate has brought unprecedented eye candy to the presidential race. But here are ten women in politics who out...