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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 ...

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

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

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

Craig Holman | Posted 10.27.2015 | 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 06.09.2015 | 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.

Tough News From Texas -- But the Fight Is Far From Over

Cecile Richards | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Access to reproductive health care should never depend on your zip code -- and from statehouses to courthouses to the ballot box, we are going to continue the fight to make sure it doesn't.

Friday Talking Points -- A 'Regular Disorder' Rant

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

After pointing out one story which was strangely ignored in the pile-on in the media this week, it seems the profits for the company contracted to build the Obamacare site are way up. How nice for them, eh? Sigh.

Wendy Davis Makes Big Campaign Announcement

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

Sen. Wendy Davis's (D-Fort Worth) camp announced Sunday that Karin Johanson will manage her campaign for Texas governor. Johanson, the former execu...

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...

Populism vs. Nihilism

Mike Lux | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The contrast between tea party extremism and populist progressives could not be more telling. Both are based in part on the anger tough times stir up, but these two movements are moving in opposite directions.

Amanda Terkel

Big Bipartisan Gay Rights Bill Introduced In Congress | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House and Senate is introducing legislation that would ensure that same-sex partners of federal e...

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...

'Sit Down And Shut Up!'

AP | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tempers and frustrations are flaring in Congress on the eve of its August recess. "Have senators sit down and shut up, OK," Majority Le...

Michelangelo Signorile

Tammy Baldwin: ENDA Victory Is 'Not Going To Be Smooth Sailing' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.26.2013 | Gay 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...

Danielle Schlanger

20-Week Abortion Ban DOA In Senate, Dems Say | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

A group of Democratic Senators made clear on Wednesday that a House Republican bill prohibiting women from having abortions 20 weeks after conception ...

Politicians Have Not Been the Leaders of the Gay Rights Movement

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Joan E. Dowlin

We were compared to drug addicts and the mentally ill. We were even preached to that God hates us. Is it any wonder we were all in the closet back then?

Inspired by Wendy Davis? Run for Office

Nina Flores | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Nina Flores

Need more inspiration? Wendy Davis is not alone in confronting increasingly absurd legislative efforts aimed at maintaining the status quo and the will of dominant institutions.

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...