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Dem Senator 'Worried' By Tea Party Extremism

Salon | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

After seven terms as a progressive Wisconsin congresswoman, Tammy Baldwin joined the Senate in January – becoming the body’s first openly gay memb...

Tammy Baldwin Comes Out Against Syria Strikes

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) announced her opposition to U.S. military action in Syria on Tuesday, just hours after President Barack Obama met with sen...

Michelangelo Signorile

Tammy Baldwin: ENDA Victory Is 'Not Going To Be Smooth Sailing' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis) said she was “pleasantly surprised” by the vote in a key committee recently on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act...

Amanda Terkel

How Tammy Baldwin Heard Supreme Court Struck Down DOMA, Prop. 8 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Like so many political junkies, LGBT activists, Supreme Court watchers and interested Americans, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) was obsessi...

Amanda Terkel

Tammy Baldwin Reaching Out To Senate Republicans On ENDA | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Senate prepares to take up legislation that would bar workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender iden...

Michelangelo Signorile

Tammy Baldwin Addresses GOP Senator's Gay Marriage Reversal | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, who in 2012 became the first openly gay person elected to the U.S. Senate, says she spent a full day in...

Amanda Terkel

Tammy Baldwin: Controversial Scott Walker Decision 'Driven By Politics' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is going after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) for rejecting the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medcaid,...

Amanda Terkel

Tammy Baldwin To Vote For Chuck Hagel As Defense Secretary | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress' only openly gay senator intends to back former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) for Defense Secretary, confident that he will support...

Amanda Terkel

Tammy Baldwin Becomes The First Openly Gay Senator | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been nearly 40 years since Pam Bin-Rella has flown on an airplane. But she broke with her routine in order to be in Washington, D.C...

Amanda Terkel

Democrats Confident Tammy Baldwin Knows 'The Facts,' Assign Budget Committee Spot | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic leadership has given incoming Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) a prestigious position on the Senate Budget Committee, despite a Re...

LOOK: Photos From The Night Tammy Baldwin Made History

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) made history on November 6 in the 2012 general election when she became the first openly gay senator in the nation to win a sea...

Amanda Terkel

Tammy Baldwin Victory Halts GOP Takeover In Wisconsin | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For awhile, Wisconsin seemed to be getting redder and redder. In 2010, Republicans took over the governor's seat, and Ron Johnson denied...

WATCH: What Did Dan Savage Think Of Election Night?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Calling the reelection of President Barack Obama "huge," Dan Savage praised the historic same-sex marriage victories in four U.S. states in a new inte...

Amanda Terkel

Tammy Baldwin Answers GOP Senator Who Said He'd Explain Budget 'Facts' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D), Wisconsin's new senator-elect, is confident that she will be able to understand the federal budget without the a...

Senator Blames Obama's Victory On Ignorant Electorate

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

Since their losses on Election Day, Republicans have been pointing fingers in every direction to explain what happened: the timing of Hurricane Sandy,...

Year of the Woman?

Katie Groke Ellis | Posted 01.08.2013 | Denver
Katie Groke Ellis

Is it too soon to say that 2012 is the NEW Year of the Woman? This election cycle will go down in the history books as monumental for women. Women turned out in higher numbers to vote, to run and to win!

Women Ruled the Night!

Amy Siskind | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Amy Siskind

Given women's historic role this election, we must demand that our voices be heard. President Obama had a lukewarm performance on women's issues in his first term. That's no longer acceptable!

LOOK: LGBT Election Night Victories Across The Nation

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Tammy Baldwin's groundbreaking Election Night victory has already been praised by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates, who ...

Tammy Baldwin, Our Voice of the Future

Kristen Hotham Carroll | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kristen Hotham Carroll

I am so proud of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, our nation's first gay Senator. Her passion, brilliance and fearlessness have made our country stronger.

Nonpartisan Issue Guide for Tammy Baldwin/Tommy Thompson Wisconsin U.S. Senate Race

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Tammy Baldwin/Tommy Thompson U.S. Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way?

Bill Clinton Stars In New Ad For Tammy Baldwin's Wisconsin Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is out with a new ad featuring former President Bill Clinton, as she works in the final week to defeat Republican Tommy Th...

Amanda Terkel

George Bush Makes Senate Endorsement | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- These days, the only former president who really seems to be actively campaigning for candidates is Bill Clinton. But on Sunday, former ...

Amanda Terkel

9/11 Takes Center Stage In Wisconsin Senate Race | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 9/11 attacks have taken center stage in Wisconsin's Senate race. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is out with a new ad Wednesday going...

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin GOP Senate Candidate Runs Away From Paul Ryan's Budget | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- The person who is perhaps Tommy Thompson's greatest asset in his U.S. Senate bid is Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). As the state's most pr...

Tommy Thompson Underestimates His Radioactive Iran-Linked Stock

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

Defending himself in a debate Thursday night, Wisconsin Republican Senate contender Tommy Thompson dramatically underestimated the amount of stock he ...