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2014 Elections

Colorado's Contraception Controversy: Both Sides In Senate Race Are Misleading Voters

FactCheck.org | Lori Robertson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Both sides in the Colorado Senate race are misleading voters in TV ads on Republican Rep. C...

GOP Senate Candidate Enlists Support Of His Cousin, A Former Governor

AP | By BILL BARROW | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Amid a fierce fight for middle and south Georgia voters, Republican Senate candidate David Perdue is enlisting the support of his cou...

Minimum Wage Hike Finds Hope In U.S. Heartland

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found succ...

Paige Lavender

Rep. Steve Southerland Wonders If His Female Opponent Has 'Ever Been To A Lingerie Shower'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.) was criticized last week for hosting a male-only fundraiser in March, with his opponent Gwen Graham's campaign calling...

Sam Stein

Top Republican Says GOP-Run Senate Would Vote On Obamacare Repeal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though the law will be a year older, Republicans will push a vote to repeal Obamacare if they take back the Senate in November, a top GO...

Walker's Record On Jobs Gets The Spin From Both Sides In Governor's Race

FactCheck.org | Brooks Jackson | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. In Wisconsin’s race for governor, both sides are playing “spin the voter” with Republ...

Democrat Asks Court To Keep His Name Off Senate Ballot

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

(Adds response by Kansas secretary of state, last paragraph) By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept 10 (Reuters) - The ...

Republican Women Face Uphill Fight

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

OLD FORGE, N.Y. (AP) — Elise Stefanik is fighting to make history in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, an expanse of rural America in upstate N...

Obamacare Isn't The Reason Republicans Are Enthusiastic About The 2014 Elections

Kaiser Health News | Julie Rovner | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

Provided by Kaiser Health News Heading into the 2014 mid-term congressional elections, health care is not shaping up as a make-or-break issue, ...

Jason Linkins

Alison Lundergan Grimes' Parents Looking At Some Christmas Ornaments Is Somehow News

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

It's been awhile since I've come face to face with one of those "how on Earth did this become a news story" stories, but Monday morning, The Hill spew...

Elise Foley

Obama: Keeping Democratic Control Of The Senate Matters

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

Even if a Democrat-led Senate hasn't helped deliver much legislation to the president's desk, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday...

Judge Tosses Challenge To Mary Landrieu Residency

AP | By MELINDA DESLATTE | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu will remain on the Nov. 4 ballot in Louisiana after a state judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that ha...

Christina Wilkie

AFL-CIO Launches 'Koch Sisters' Campaign To Counter Billionaire Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON - One of the nation's largest labor unions on Thursday launched a coordinated campaign to highlight the differences between average America...

Poll Signals Good News For Massachusetts Attorney General

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has a comfortable lead over her closest challenger for the Democratic nomin...

Why Republican Control Of Congress Hinges On These 9 Races

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel & Dave Levinthal | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. Whether R...

McDaniel Delays Announcement On Election Lawsuit

AP | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit that cha...

Voters Are Likely To 'Keep The Bums In' Despite Low Congressional Approval

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in,...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Want Scott Brown To Resign From A Company That Outsources Jobs To China And Mexico

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The re-election campaign of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and a trio of labor groups are calling on GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown to r...

Scott Brown Denies That Man-Made Climate Change Is Scientifically Proven

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown has added his name to the list of Republicans who have dismissed the science behind climate change, despite...

Primary Challenger Concedes To Scott DesJarlais

AP | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Challenger Jim Tracy is conceding his 38-vote loss to scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (day-zhar-LAY') in the Repu...

With Graham Name, Democrats See Rare Chance For Florida Win

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla., Aug 25(Reuters) - On a campaign tour across north Florida, congressional candidate Gwen Graham kept her ...

Koch-Backed Ad Betrays Fundamental Misunderstanding Of Congress

FactCheck.org | Robert Farley | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. An ad from a Koch-backed group labels Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley an ineffective leader becaus...

Boehner's Troubles With Conservatives May Only Get Worse

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder FOND DU LAC, Wis., Aug 20 (Reuters) - Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and c...

Willie Nelson's Good Southern Texas Hospitality for Refugee Children

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Known for his country outlaw music with Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard and others, at one time "they called Willie crazy, but nowadays they call him a saint." I hope Willie secures several generations of music enthusiasts from one of the fastest growing demographics in our Nation.

Ernst: I Was Sexually Harassed In The Military

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst revealed she was sexually harassed during her time in the military, opening up about the issue in an interview with Ti...