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2014 Election

Kansas Supreme Court Orders State To Remove Democrat's Name From Ballot In Senate Race

AP | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot, in a...

Sam Stein

Democratic Senate Candidates Run From Obama While GOP Moves Toward His Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the 2014 campaign enters its final stages, the two parties are approaching President Barack Obama in unconventional ways. Some De...

The 2014 Elections Will Be Huge for Drug Reform -- A State by State Breakdown of What's at Stake

Stephen Gutwillig | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Stephen Gutwillig

In seven weeks, voters across the country will have a chance to accelerate the unprecedented momentum to legalize marijuana and end the wider drug war. In fact, there are more drug policy reform questions on the ballot this November than ever in American history.

GOP Donor Gives $10 Million To Karl Rove Group, Just One-Fifteenth Of What He Spent In 2012

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

A $10 million donation seems like a hefty amount of cash for the average political donor. But for casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who spent somewh...

Samantha Lachman

Montana Bill Would Hurt Young Voters, Progressives Charge

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A ballot referendum in Montana seeking to eliminate Election Day registration would unfairly disenfranchise young voters, according to T...

Paul Blumenthal

Surprise! House And Senate Fundraising Drops Ahead of 2014 Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It may come as a surprise, but politicians running for Congress have raised less money for November's midterm elections than they had ra...

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Central Bank Freedom Partners Distributed Millions In Dark Money In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the central hub of the political empire of the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, report...

Senate Election Overview

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Senate races are about as close as they can be. When we get closer to the election, perhaps the picture will clear up a bit more, but for now it's anyone's guess what will happen.

Monica Wehby Takes Down Part Of Campaign Website After Plagiarism Found

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

A Republican running for the U.S. Senate appears to have taken down her campaign website's "issues" page after BuzzFeed reported that both her health ...

Let's Help Give Every Citizen the Chance to Vote

Keith Mestrich | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Keith Mestrich

Low voter participation opens the door for elected officials to feel less accountable to the public and, often, more beholden to the special interests that support them. Whether you are on the left or the right, you have to agree that that's bad for everybody.

Hope, Voting and Creating the World You Want to Live In

Paul Loeb | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Paul Loeb

We live in a contradictory world. Dispiriting events coincide with progress for human dignity. Bombs fall on children. The gay rights movement makes unimaginable gains. But when change occurs, it's because people find ways to act even in demoralizing times or when all the doors seem closed, and open up new possibilities by doing so.

Conservative Group Targets 'Kissing Congressman,' Backs 'Duck Dynasty' Relative

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

The conservative Club for Growth said Tuesday that it would support Zach Dasher, a businessman with ties to the infamous "Duck Dynasty" family and one...

Kate Sheppard

Activists Launch Truck Tour To Mock Scott Brown On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green

A progressive environmental group is traveling around New Hampshire in a truck, taunting Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown about his record on c...

Samantha Lachman

Here's How Progressives Plan To Beat Back The GOP Tide

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the problems for progressive groups this election cycle is that there isn't an Elizabeth Warren or a Tammy Baldwin on the ballot....

Limiting Voter Participation in the Middle of Crisis

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

When we look at the situation in Ferguson, Missouri and the tragic death of Michael Brown, we are reminded of the importance of who we elect to our city councils, who sits on our local board of education committees, who we pick to represent us in Congress, in the Senate and more.

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Groups That Spent Millions In 2012 Vanish In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Iowa-based conservative nonprofit group American Future Fund released new advertisements nearly every week from the spring of 2012 t...

Samantha Lachman

Here's How Vulnerable Senate Democrats Reacted To Obama's ISIS Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reactions from Democrats running for the U.S. Senate ranged from apprehension to full-throated encouragement after President Barack Obam...

Samantha Lachman

How The Fight Against Voting Rights Restrictions Could Decide This Year's Marquee Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

DURHAM, N.C. -- President Barack Obama won North Carolina by just 14,000 votes in 2008. Now, as Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and state House Speaker Thom T...

Jason Linkins

Coming Soon: Panic-Induced Election Year War With ISIS!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Seemingly before the question, "Do I, as an American, have any reason to panic over the emergence of this group, ISIS?" has even been asked, it's been...

Ryan Grim

Koch Brothers' Real Fear Revealed In Secret Audio: Liberal Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

Charles and David Koch may be annoyed at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who has made it his mission to elevate the billionaire industrial...

GOP Senate Candidate Comes Out In Support Of Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

Dr. Monica Wehby, the Republican pediatric neurosurgeon challenging Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), made history Tuesday as the first GOP Senate candidate...

Coyly Campaigning in Kansas

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What it all boils down to is that we may not know which party controls the Senate when the votes are all in on election night. It may be days before anyone knows whether Democrats or Republicans will control the chamber.

Executive Action Delay: A Gift to the GOP?

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

In the Latino community two things are clear about the immediate political implications of the president's delay -- the GOP dodged a lethal bullet while the Democratic Party shot itself in the foot.

Samantha Lachman

Clint Eastwood's Empty Chair To Make An Appearance In Michigan Senate 'Debate'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

A Democratic congressman running for the U.S. Senate is bringing back Clint Eastwood's conversation with an empty chair to make the point that his Rep...

Samantha Lachman

Primary Season Comes To A Close As Former Politicians Seek Redemption

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voters in five states go to the polls Tuesday to bring this year's primary cycle to a near close. Louisiana holds a nonpartisan primary ...