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Angus King

These Democrats Want to Let Insurers Sell Crappy Coverage Again

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

As we head into the final stretch before next week's midterm elections, Americans continue to have wide-ranging views of Obamacare, but even many who have an unfavorable view of it say they would rather see Congress improve it than get rid of it.

Michael McAuliff

Obama's ISIS War Exceeds His Authority, Democratic Senator Argues

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama does not have the authority to wage a war against the Islamic State, senators argued Tuesday in a hearing about t...

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: John McCain Explained Last Year Why The 9/11 War Declaration Doesn't Apply Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Late last spring, in a remarkable hearing on the authority granted to the president after Sept. 11 to go after Al Qaeda and its backers,...

Sen. Angus King: Congress Must Vote On Fighting Islamists

AP | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent member of the U.S. Senate is voicing uneasiness with the Obama administration's push toward a more fierce confronta...

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.

Senator: Officials Had Reason To Believe Bergdahl May Have Been Killed Had Deal Been Leaked

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration had reason to believe that U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's life would have been in serious danger had negotiations for his rel...

Amanda Terkel

Angus King Endorses Susan Collins For Reelection In Maine Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) is crossing party lines and on Friday will endorse Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), as she takes on Democrat Shen...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Will Vote On Constitutional Amendment To Roll Back Campaign Finance Decisions

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate will vote in 2014 on a constitutional amendment to reverse Supreme Court rulings that prevent limitations on campaign spendin...

Independent Senator May Switch Sides And Caucus With GOP After 2014 Elections

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who currently caucuses with Democrats, said he is open to switching sides and joining Republicans if they retake the Senate...

Senator Thinks Cheney Should Try Waterboarding 'If He Doesn't Think That Was Torture'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said Sunday that former Vice President Dick Cheney should give waterboarding a try himself if he doesn't believe the interro...

Lawmakers Raise Safety Concerns Ahead Of Sochi Olympics

AP | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress expressed serious concerns Sunday about the safety of Americans at next month's Olympics in Russia and said Mo...

Paul Blumenthal

Omnibus Budget Proves That Earmarks Will Never Die

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The practice of earmarking -- that is, steering federal dollars to specific projects or companies -- might be officially banned in Congr...

Kate Sheppard

Senators Call For Extension Of Key Energy Tax Credits

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Twenty-four senators are asking the leaders of the Senate Finance Committee to renew a slate of tax credits for renewable energy and eff...

Oliver Noble

Senators Bizarrely Applaud Each Other For Resolving Crisis Senate Sparked

HuffingtonPost.com | Oliver Noble | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

The 100 least self-aware people in America gathered Wednesday night on the Senate floor to applaud themselves for the work they did resolving the cris...

The Silent Violence of the Republican Shutdown

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Cancer treatments are being halted. We have ceased the monitoring of disease outbreaks. Our nation's health security is being put at risk. And, in the end, innocent women and men, whose only crime is the inability to obtain health insurance, will suffer and die.

Senators Meet To Discuss Student Loans

AP | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators is meeting at the White House for the latest talks to lower interest rates on student loans. Democr...

Zach Carter

Senators Attempt To Revive Bank Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of four senators that includes Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) introduced an updated version of ...

Another Senator Thinks Snowden Deserves Treason

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

Another United States senator has said he thinks the actions of National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden may constitute treason, just on...

Shahien Nasiripour

Senators Want To Raise Student Borrowing Costs Even Higher

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Student borrowers and their families would pay more to finance college under a proposal pushed by a bipartisan group of senators, increa...

Lawmakers Float Potential Breakthrough On Student Loans Issue

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Students applying for financial aid for the coming school year could find some comfort in a bipartisan student loan compromise taki...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Lays Out New Drone Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

FORT MCNAIR, Washington, D.C. -- Faced with growing questions over the legality and scope of his counterrorism policy from Congress and elsewhere, Pr...

Michael McAuliff

Boston, Syria, Congo Part Of 'Disturbing' Claim About War Authority

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The war authorization that Congress passed after 9/11 will be needed for at least 10 to 20 more years, and can be used to put the United...

46 Members Of Congress Are Carrying Student Loan Debt: Report

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

The new class of Congress is carrying more student debt than ever before, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics. Financial...

Michael McAuliff

Brennan Cool To Drone Death Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine independent Sen. Angus King floated the idea Thursday of creating a court to weigh in on America's drone death program -- an idea ...

Independent Senator Reveals Scary Memories

The Daily Beast | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

For Maine Sen. Angus King, who has just returned to Washington after a four-decade absence, the place still holds some terrors....