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Igor Bobic

Democrats Reverse, Pour Money Back Into Kentucky Senate Race | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Emboldened by new polling showing a tight race for Senate in Kentucky, Democrats are recommitting funds to boost Democrat Alison Lunderg...

Citizens United, Kentucky, and the Future of American Elections

Avram Billig | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Avram Billig

It may be that no single race better exemplifies these developments, and foreshadows the shape of future federal elections, than Senator McConnell's competitive re-election contest against Alison Lundergan Grimes.

Bill Clinton Returns To Kentucky To Stump For Grimes

AP | ADAM BEAM | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Bill Clinton said he knows many Kentucky voters are angry at President Barack Obama, but he urged them Tuesday not to take it ...

Mitch McConnell vs. Alison Lundergan-Grimes Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Kentucky Senate Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Mitch McConnell vs. Alison Lundergan-Grimes Senate race? One that will give you an unbiased, n...

Scott Hits the Fan and GOP Hits the Czar

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


AIDs cases pile up but POTUS40 says nothing. After three Ebola patients in Dallas, POTUS44 sends 4000 troops/medical personnel to West Africa, creates CDC SWAT teams, appoints Czar -- NOT ENOUGH says GOP! Ebola Derangement Syndrome?

Friday Talking Points -- Don't Panic

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

That headline, of course, quotes the cover to the fictional Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: "Don't Panic." This week, it seems like timely advice, as the news media and American politicians go into full-blown panic mode over one death and two illnesses within the United States.

Grimes: A True Clinton Dem

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

When Grimes says she is a Clinton Democrat, she is telling the truth, and when McConnell labels Grimes an Obama Democrat rather than a Clinton Democrat, he is bearing false witness. Shouldn't allegedly liberal-friendly media outlets such as MSNBC and the New Republic report this?

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Candidates Actually Debate The Insidious Influence Of Money In Politics | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The influence of money in politics was long treated as a side issue during the campaign season. But this year, in at least a half-dozen ...

Rand Paul Will Join Mitch McConnell On The Campaign Trail On The Eve Of Election Day

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

By Gabriel Debenedetti and Jeff Mason ASHLAND, Va., Oct 16 (Reuters) - Likely 2016 presidential contender Rand Paul will return to his...

McConnell, Grimes Both Flub Facts In Battle Over Uninsured | Lori Robertson | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes disagreed at their Oct. 13 debate...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Concentrates In Small Number of Pivotal 2014 Races | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As independent spending by nonprofit groups that fail to disclose their donors approaches $200 million in the 2014 midterm elections, it...

McConnell Claims To Have 'Shocking' Video Proving Grimes Is Lying. He Doesn't. | Robert Farley | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Sen. Mitch McConnell claims in a TV ad to have “shocking” video evidence from Alison Lu...

'Green News Report' - October 14, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Coal wins Kentucky's U.S. Senate debate!; Pentagon warns climate change...

Progressive Group Demands Alison Lundergan Grimes Remove Ad

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is in deep water with progressives and immigration advocates after her campaign ran an ad calling ...

DSCC Stops Running Ads In Kentucky Senate Race

AP | By ADAM BEAM | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) — In the final weeks of a cross-country battle for Senate control, officials in both political parties are making multimillion-do...

Michael Calderone

Chuck Todd Defends Grimes 'Disqualified' Critique, But Says It's 'Cheap' To Use In TV Ad | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.14.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd stood by his recent comment that Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes "disqualifi...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Mitch McConnell Wants Kentucky To Believe Its Obamacare Exchange Is Just A Website | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has struggled throughout his re-election campaign to explain what repealing Obamacare wou...

Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes Face Off In Only Debate

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — In a debate at close quarters, Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes vowed Monday night to be independent of President...

Amanda Terkel

Mitch McConnell: I Didn't Earn My Millions, I Inherited Them! | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) doesn't deny that he's rich. But what stuck in his craw Monday night was his Democratic o...

The Gender Pay Gap in McConnell's Senate Office Is 40 Percent

Laura Goldman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Laura Goldman

The key to Grimes' victory over a 30-year incumbent might be her hard and consistent attacks on McConnell's record on women's issues.

Midterms and the Media's Double Standard for Disqualifying Candidates

Eric Boehlert | Posted 10.13.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Last week, in the tightly contested Senate race in Kentucky, both Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes gave newsworthy interviews in which they seemed to stumble over basic questions. But only one of the awkward missteps was treated as big news.

Alison Lundergan Grimes Dodges Questions On Whether She Voted For Obama

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes on Thursday repeatedly dodged inquiries as to whether she voted for President Barack Obam...

Senate Hopefuls Make Last-Ditch Effort Ahead Of Midterms

AP | GARY D. ROBERTSON | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawmakers run from chairing committees to giving speeches to casting votes, raising campaign money all the while. It's what the...

Senate Shaping Up 50-50

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

When the new Senate convenes next year, the most influential person on Capitol Hill could be Greg Orman, the independent candidate for senator from Kansas, who I predict today will be elected in November.

Dave Jamieson

Why Richard Trumka Still Thinks McConnell Will Lose | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Few things seem to excite AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka quite like the prospect of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) los...