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Bruce Braley

Koch Brothers Net Worth Soars Past $100 Billion

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Charles and David Koch hit a milestone on Wednesday, as a $1.3 billion boost to their collective fortune sent their net worth above $100 billion, acco...

Independent Senate Candidate Brings Along His Glock For Latest Campaign Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

Bob Quast's web ad for his campaign to succeed retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) doesn't just feature a baby and a petite dog but also a gun and a kni...

New Koch Brothers-Backed Group To Begin Airing Ads In Key Senate Races

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

A political nonprofit associated with conservative funders Charles and David Koch will begin airing TV ads in Colorado and Iowa, according to televisi...

Not Just Castration: Battle For Iowa Farm Cred Has Phony Pigs, Too

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

Were those Iowa pigs that Joni Ernst bragged about castrating? The ones she made squeal the way she promises to make Washington's "big spenders" squea...

As Campaigns Heat Up, These Candidates Just Can't Help Themselves

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — You might think this year's candidates had learned from Barack Obama's comments about bitter people who "cling to guns or religion...

Elizabeth Warren Endorses Dem Candidate Who's Had Quite A Lousy Week

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

As he battles to recover from controversial comments about Iowa farmers, Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) got a little boost from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-M...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Candidates Find A Way To Give Those Friendly Super PACs A Helping Hand

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest trend in Senate campaigns is the posting of b-roll footage on the Internet, available to download. The goal isn't to draw the...

Democratic Senate Candidate Faces Harsh Criticism Over Farmer Comments

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), who is running to succeed retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), faced tough local coverage Tuesday after critical comments he...

Dem Apologizes For Comments About Chuck Grassley's Qualifications

AP | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley apologized Tuesday to Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley for comments recorded during ...

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Groups Launch Ad Blitz Defending Vulnerable Lawmakers

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON—Environmental groups are launching a multi-million dollar television advertising blitz to defend vulnerable members of Congress in four s...

Large Sums Of Outside Money Heading To Florida Special Election

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Need proof outside money is going to matter in this year's elections? Just look at spending this week. Republicans are sending al...

Dem Meets Skeptical Voters

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Outside a state-of-the-art grain elevator, Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley talks of how Republicans and...

Giffords To Make Rare Campaign Appearance

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) will make a rare campaign appearance for Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), who is running for U.S. Senate, accordin...

Amanda Terkel

Rural Dem Senate Candidate Would Oppose Background Checks As Too Weak

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Senators who blocked a broadly popular attempt to reduce gun violence by requiring universal background checks for gun sales have ...

The Mysterious World of DC Centrism vs. a Platform That Real Voters Would Like

Mike Lux | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

D.C. Centrism embraces what the political establishment, especially including the big special interests who tend to control this town, thinks is right, even when the vast majority of Americans are opposed to it.

Paul Blumenthal

Who Has The Biggest 2014 War Chest?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Republican incumbent senators retained the largest campaign accounts at the end of the first quarter of 2013 fundraising, but a numb...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Dems Jump To Early Lead In Funds

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic senators and candidates running in the 2014 elections posted strong fundraising numbers and cash-on-hand totals in their firs...

Dem Apologizes After 'Trail Of Tears' Tweet

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) became the latest politician to make a Twitter gaffe on Thursday night when he analogized the feelings of Iowa State Univer...

The True Cost of War

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

We owe it to the countless veterans, families, and Americans who have been touched by our wars to be honest with each other about the true costs of war before we send our best and brightest off to war again.

Friday Talking Points -- When Universes Collide

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The big news in Washington "journalism" circles this week was not the side issue of "did Obama personally come up with the sequester idea?" but the side-side issue of "did Obama personally take Bob Woodward out to the woodshed and beat him mercilessly with a tire iron?" Or something like that...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Home State Poll Finds Outspoken GOP Lawmaker 'Unappealing'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics

The race to predict the race in Iowa to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin is on. Republican Rep. Steve King is favored among GOP primary vot...

Iowa Dem Announces Senate Bid

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley on Thursday became the first Iowan to announce plans to seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated ...

Foul Play in the Senate

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The actions of Amgen and its cronies on Capitol Hill show who the real takers are -- not those who look to government for support in old age and hard times but the ones at the top whose avarice and lust for profit compel them to take as much as they can at the expense of everyone else.

Put the Brakes on School Bus Tragedies

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

Across the nation, drivers illegally pass stopped school buses 13 million times each year; in Iowa, 138,600 times every year. If we cut that number, we'll reduce the number of children killed and injured by reckless drivers.

Patients Beware

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

The Seventh Amendment preserves our right to jury trials. The Tenth Amendment allows the states to run their own court systems. Under H.R. 5, these rights are turned on their heads.