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Tammy Baldwin's Sexual Orientation Attacked By Group Trying To Draft Sheriff Clarke

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics

A super PAC trying to draft Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke for a Senate bid is attacking the sexual orientation of Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.),...

Sen. Baldwin Explains Why She Won't Vote To Confirm Sessions For Attorney General

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.07.2017 | Queer Voices

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), the only openly lesbian or gay U.S. senator, is voting “no” on three upcoming confirmation votes for anti-LGBTQ Dona...

Why the Latest War on Wolves? Three Reasons You May Not Know

Leda Huta | Posted 01.24.2017 | Green
Leda Huta

My son always roots for the predator. He says they have to eat too. As someone who has a science background and as a conservationist, I know that I sh...

Wisconsin Senator Puts The Squeeze On Almond Milk With Her 'Dairy Pride Act'

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics

Sen. Tammy Baldwin will fight for milk until the cows come home. Baldwin, a Democrat from Wisconsin, otherwise known as America’s Dairyland, introdu...

Democrats Look At The 2018 Map And Get Ready To Fight For The Filibuster

The Huffington Post | Nick Bayer | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

The outcome of the 2016 election shocked and worried Democrats across the country. Unfortunately for them, there may be worse to come in the 2018 midt...

International LGBT Leaders Conference has Record Attendance

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 12.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

The Victory Fund Institute 2016 International LGBT Leaders Conference planners were the first to admit this year's conference was not what they had an...

How Hillary Clinton Helped Make Queer History in 1998

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.01.2016 | Queer Voices

At the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week, Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), the first and only openly gay or lesbian person elect...

First Openly Gay Senator Wants Everyone To Remember Orlando Massacre Was A Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), who in 2012 became the first openly gay person elected to the U.S. Senate, wants to remind people that Sund...

Democrats Call On FDA To End Ban On Blood Donations From Gay Men

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the hours following Sunday's mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, local officials made urgent appeals for people to donat...

GOP Senator Ditches His Own Judicial Nominee After Ignoring Court Vacancy For 2,323 Days

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) just can’t bring himself to play well with others. He’s spent more than six years ― 2,323 days, to be p...

Get In Line, SCOTUS. This Court Has Been Waiting 2,296 Days For A Judge.

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has been waiting two months for the Senate to do something about its empty seat. If you think that sounds like a long ...

There Is A New Plan To Stop Wall Street Raiders From Preying On Main Street Companies

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new Senate bill tries to make it just a little bit harder for activist hedge funds to exploit healthy companies rather than invest in ...

These 11 Women Are Blazing New Trails In American Politics

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics

The U.S. has long struggled to catch up with other nations when it comes to gender parity. Women are severely underrepresented at every level of gover...

Democratic Senators Dare GOP To Vote Against Middle-Class Tax Breaks

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats will dare Republicans to vote against an expansion of tax credits for the middle class with an amendment that's intended to he...

How Wall Street's Short-Term Fixation Is Destroying The Economy

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) made a passionate call to address one of the leading drivers of income inequality on Friday. The target of h...

Bernie Sanders, Tammy Baldwin Join Fight To Prevent Mining Of Sacred Native American Lands

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) introduced a bill on Thursday that would repeal a controversial measure giving s...

A Matter of Trust: Slowing Wall Street's Revolving Door

Craig Holman | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics
Craig Holman

The financial crisis came primarily from a revolving-door dance between two groups: Wall Street itself, and the government regulators overseeing Wall Street. Over the last decade, these two groups have increasingly become the same people.

Amanda Terkel

Lawmakers Ready Bill To Make Obama's Free Community College Plan A Reality | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) will introduce legislation Wednesday to make community college free for low-inc...

Why Has a Key Federal Judgeship in Wisconsin Been Vacant for 2,000 Days?

Nan Aron | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Nan Aron

After five years of stall tactics and changing the rules to whatever suits him, Senator Ron Johnson long ago forfeited whatever deference he feels he is owed. The president has a list of names and he should act, selecting the nominee who will best protect the rights of everyday people in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

Kate Sheppard

Senators Introduce Legislation After Series Of Oil Train Accidents | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democratic senators wants to improve the safety of transporting oil by rail in the United States, following a series of high-...

Your Rights Do Not Depend on Your Zip Code (Unless You Are a Woman)

Rep. Judy Chu | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Rep. Judy Chu

Unable to deprive women the right to abortion outright through the courts, the anti-choice movement has adopted a different strategy.

Congressional Lawmakers Push For End To Gay Blood Ban

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and 79 other Democrats in Congress sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Monday, urging h...

Michael McAuliff

Senators Demand Obama Get Permission For War Against ISIS | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two progressive senators declared Friday that President Barack Obama lacks authority for his growing war on the Islamic State, and are d...

The Hissing of the Fat Cats

Mike Lux | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The powerful, super-wealthy people at the top of the economic food chain have noticed all this populist stirring. Boy, have they noticed. In spite of all their power and wealth, they are offended that anyone is suggesting that the system should be tinkered with. They're speaking out -- in truly silly ways -- and putting their money where their mouths are.

Third Way, Elizabeth Warren, and the Real Battle

Mike Lux | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The far more important question is how we win the bigger more consequential war that sparked this little back-and-forth this week: the war that Wall Street and the other powers that be are fighting to defeat the progressive populist ideas of our leaders and our movement.