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4 Midterm Lessons About the Politics of Climate Change

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The GOP has taken control of the Senate after winning a handful of red states. This makes Senator Mitch McConnell the new Majority Leader, yet voters have not endorsed McConnell's pro-polluter agenda of dirty air and unlimited climate change pollution.

An Endangered Species on the Ballot in Maine

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

If Maine voters are looking not just to elect someone who can make a difference for their state's environment, but also to make a difference nationally in protecting an "endangered species", they should remember that Susan Collins is running clean.

Moderate GOP Senator Announces Position On Obama Pick

Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

By RICHARD LARDNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Sen. Susan Collins says she will oppose the confirmation of Chuck Hagel to become President ...

Neil Armstrong's Second Act

Margaret Lazarus Dean | Posted 10.28.2012 | Science
Margaret Lazarus Dean

I always told myself that if I ever had the chance to meet Neil Armstrong I wouldn't request an autograph or ask him any questions about his time in space -- I would just thank him for his service to our country.

David Lohr

WATCH: Shocking Head-On Collision On Mississippi Highway

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.19.2012 | Crime

A Mississippi man recently captured a heart-stopping head-on collision on his cellphone. The wreck was so incredible that it is amazing anyone survive...

Top Republicans Back Crucial Expiring Provisions

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

Maine Republican Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins have come out in favor of extending unemployment benefits and the Social Security payroll tax c...

Thank You, Joe Lieberman

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Without the work of Reid, Obama, Pelosi, and yes, even Joe Lieberman, DADT would not have been repealed this weekend -- and would be in place for the foreseeable future, with a new Republican House about to take control.

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal's Last, Best Legislative Chance

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the Senate does not pass the bill by the end of the 111th Congress, then kiss any chance of DADT's legislative repeal goodbye for the next two years.

Friday Talking Points [149] -- Making Holiday Sausage

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The holidays are just around the corner, and the preparatory legislative sausage-making on Capitol Hill is in full swing. What a happy, happy time of...

Susan Collins Becomes Third GOP Senator To Announce Support For Elena Kagan

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Senator Susan Collins said Friday that she would vote to confirm Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court justice, breaking with h...

Lost in the Woods: Senator Collins Repeats Weyerhaeuser's False Arguments for the Murkowski Resolution

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

I spent most of the day watching the Senate debate on the Murkowski resolution and I’m very happy it went down to defeat 53-47. A victory is a v...

Wall Street Reform Conference Committee Membership Announced

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Wall Street reform effort enters a new phase on Thursday, as the conference committee between the House and Senate will meet to begin hashing out the differences between the House and Senate versions which have already passed.

Bill Nelson On Tavis Smiley Show: I Think You're Going To See A Lot More Bipartisanship On Health Care Bill

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) believes more Republicans will vote for the health care reform bill in its final phase. During an interview on Tuesday,...

Apollo 11 Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susanna Speier

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11's moon landing, individuals with NASA affiliations that range from astronaut to intern condensed the seminal event into 17 syllable historiographies.

"Palin's Speech is Classic Casuistry"

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

Apart from Dowd and Collins, Palin's crossed signals on quitting even prompted Karl Rove to weigh in. The point here: no speaker can afford to deliver a message that is self-contradictory.

Senate Rejects McCain In Bipartisan Fashion

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The bottom line of this story is that nine out of forty-one Republican senators just broke ranks with their party and voted to strip a McCain amendment from a budget bill.

Will Republican "Moderates" Allow Themselves to be Used by the Right to the Gut Obama Jobs Program?

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Senators Collins, Snowe and Gregg all represent areas that have been hard hit by the recession. Will they prove themselves true "moderates" who represent the interests of New England's working families?