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Alison Lundergan Grimes

McConnell Claim Under Scrutiny In Grimes' Latest Effort

FactCheck.org | Robert Farley | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. A laid off coal miner in an Alison Lundergan Grimes TV ad poses a question to Sen. Mitch Mc...

Elizabeth Warren: 'I Am Not Running For President'

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) once again denied that she is running for president amid 2016 speculation, according to a Boston Globe article...

Howard Fineman

It's All About Southern Women In The 2014 Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Southern women are different," says Garden & Gun, the cheeky lifestyle magazine out of Charleston, S.C. "They're forever entangled ...

Paul Blumenthal

Alison Lundergan Grimes Sets Kentucky Fundraising Record

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic challenger to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), raised more than $4 mill...

Fake Kentucky Senate Candidate Is Brutally And Hilariously Honest

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

Represent.Us, an organization that seeks to "end the culture of legalized corruption that has come to define modern politics," has put up fake candida...

Warren Hits The Campaign Trail

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is quickly becoming a top Democratic fundraiser and campaign powerhouse, hitting the road on behalf of...

Grimes Hits McConnell With Misleading Attack Ad

AP | ADAM BEAM and CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In a new ad from Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, retired coal miner Don Disney looks straight into the c...

Grimes Tepidly Endorses Ruling Striking Down Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes appears to be playing it safe on marriage equality in the wake of ...

Warren Brings Populism Down South. Is Hillary Paying Attention?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

What should Democrats take away from Warren's visit to Kentucky? And what does it tell Hillary Clinton? It demonstrates Bill's old-fashioned triangulation -- the means by which the Democratic Party moved itself toward the corporate right -- has passed its sell-by date, even in Bill's native South.

Mitch McConnell Will Push For 20-Week Abortion Ban If GOP Gains Senate Control

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

With the midterm elections months away, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is already plotting his agenda in case the Republicans win back...

Industry Complaints About the New EPA Carbon Pollution Rule? We've Heard It All Before

Elliott Negin | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Industrial polluters are using the same scare tactic they trot out every time the government proposes stricter emission controls: exaggerate the cost, overstate job losses, and completely ignore the benefits.

Majority Of Kentucky Voters Side With Grimes On Taxes In New Poll

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

A new poll on Kentuckians' attitudes towards taxation may bear some worrying trends for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the country'...

Clinton 'At The Top' Of Key Dem List

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - Facing a potential Republican surge at November's midterm elections, Democratic...

Warren Devises Plan To Hit Back At McConnell

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) railed against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday for failing to support her student loan ref...

Outside Attack On Alison Lundergan Grimes Is Off Base

FactCheck.org | Robert Farley | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. An outside group attacking Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is off base wi...

Both Parties Face Major Hurdles In Achieving Their Senate Dreams

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — With most of this year's Senate primary elections complete, Democrats talk boldly about their chances in Kentucky and Mississippi,...

Kate Sheppard

Podesta Says White House Is Ready To Spar Over Power Plant Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House senior counselor John Podesta challenged the assumption that new rules on carbon emissions from power plants, which the admi...

Alison Lundergan Grimes Almost Used Ukrainian Model In Coal Mining Ad

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), who's looking to oust Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the November 2014 mid...

Note to Coal Friendly Democrats: Opposing Carbon Limits Won't Win You Any Friends

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

If you only read the newspaper headlines the last two days, you would think the sky is falling because a few Democrats in coal states said they opposed carbon pollution standards.

Jon Ward

Republican Mississippi Senator's Long Political Past Holds Clues His Time May Be Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A casual observer may be forgiven for wondering how Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), a man known for cordiality and manners almost more than...

Democratic Candidates Reluctant To Take Stance On Obamacare

AP | By BILL BARROW and JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic candidates are trying to figure out whether to embrace or avoid President Barack Obama's health care overhaul — or land ...

Democratic Senate Candidate Says Veterans Affairs Chief Should Resign

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

The Democratic Senate candidate in Georgia is joining a growing chorus calling for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki in the ...

Ryan Grim

Alison Lundergan Grimes Still Avoids A Straight Answer On Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has declined to say how she would have voted on the Affordable Care Act had...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Vulnerable Democrats Won't Forsake VA Chief, But Grimes Wants Him Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes may be calling for Eric Shinseki's ouster amid the Department of Veterans Affairs scan...

Grimes Dodges Questions On Obamacare Vote

AP | By ADAM BEAM | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes on Wednesday twice refused to say whether she would have voted for Presi...