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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 05.19.2016 | 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 precise...

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 11.05.2015 | 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 10.27.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...