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Matt Sledge

NSA Reform Bill Fails Key Senate Hurdle As Republicans Cry Terror

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A National Security Agency reform bill failed to clear a key procedural hurdle in the Senate on Tuesday night, torpedoed by opposition f...

GOP Senator Shows Up At Wrong Hearing

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

There's a first time for everything. Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) suffered one of those unfortunate moments on Wednesday when he showed up to the wrong ...

Putin Is the Prototypical Political Opponent for U.S. Lawmakers

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

The right enemy can be extremely useful to a politician; after all, the nature of the game is to draw contrasts with an opponent. With an adversary as infamous as Putin, it's easy to reap the rewards.

Sabrina Siddiqui

U.S. Officials Are So Stoked To Be Sanctioned By Putin

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Russia's move to sanction U.S. officials over the Crimea conflict landed in Washington on Thursday with a thud. It quickly became the li...

Arthur Delaney

Senate Unemployment Negotiations Descend Into Chaos

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the Republicans who Democrats say they're wooing for an unemployment insurance deal said he hasn't heard from Democratic leaders ...

Sam Stein

Hope Is Not Entirely Lost As Senate Dems Alter Game Plan For Unemployment Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Stalled in their attempts to pass an extension of federal unemployment benefits, Senate Democrats are now placing their hopes in the han...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Decide The Plan Was Awful Only If It Helped The Unemployed

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Many Republican senators recently said they opposed renewing long-term unemployment benefits on principle -- particularly the principle ...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Explain They Filibustered Unemployment Aid On Principle

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans filibustered a Democratic bill to restore unemployment benefits to more than one million Americans because they were standin...

Michael McAuliff

Senators Admit Congress Really Sucked In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The toughest challenge for Congress in 2013 turns out to be determining whether anything good happened, anything at all, especially for ...

Obama: 'Cutting Just For The Sake Of Cutting' Has Not 'Helped Our Economy Grow'

AP | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says budget negotiations in Congress are about choices and priorities. In his weekly radio and Internet ...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Backs Syria Strike

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Calling the use of chemical weapons in Syria a "clear violation" of international laws and human rights, Senate Majority Leader Harry Re...

On Hagel, Neocons Go Off the Sanity Cliff (Again)

Jon Soltz | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Why are they going so off-the-rails? It boils down to one thing -- Iraq. Neocons will never, ever forgive Senator Hagel for standing up to President Bush, in favor of a pro-troop, pro-security, responsible approach to Iraq.

Senate Proposal Looks To Help 'Urgent Needs' After Disaster

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans on Wednesday proposed a $24 billion emergency aid package for Superstorm Sandy victims, less than half of what Democr...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans: We Just Need Better Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican losses in the 2012 elections were not a progressive leap for America or a repudiation of conservatives and the Tea Party -- i...

Michael McAuliff

David Petraeus Treated Tenderly On Capitol Hill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former CIA Director David Petraeus may have resigned his post leading the intelligence agency over an affair with his biographer, but th...

GOP Candidate's Past Could Rock Key Race

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

Since his first House campaign a dozen years ago, would-be Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake has worked diligently to cast himself as a conservative gadfly, wil...

Kerrey Seeks To Join Comeback Senators

AP | By DONNA CASSATA and MARGERY A. BECK | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Call `em the comeback crew. Republican Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana and Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey served years in the...

Sharon Silke Carty

Dan Coats: Hurry Up, DOE, And Approve Those Loans

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 03.09.2012 | Business

An Indiana senator who last fall became one of the most vocal critics of the government's automaker advanced tech loan program -- calling it a process...

Senator Demands Investigation Of NBC's Pledge Of Allegiance Omission

The Huffington Post | Emily Katz | Posted 08.22.2011 | Media

Senator Dan Coats isn't satisfied with NBC's apology for omitting "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance during the U.S. Open. Despite the netwo...

Paul Blumenthal

Fresh Ways To Donate: GOP Frosh Form PACs

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

Keeping Republican Ideas Strong Timely And Inventive. Reinventing A New Direction. Protecting Our Republican Team. American Liberty And Nation. Grassr...

Dan Coats, Senator-Turned-Lobbyist, Headed Back To Senate With Business Victories

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As part of the Republican wave in this year's midterm elections, Mr. Coats will join the Senate again and is seeking a coveted spot on the Finance Com...

Lucia Graves

Nice Timing: New York Times Investigation Of GOP Drops After Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One week after Rep. Brad Ellsworth went down to defeat in the race against Dan Coats to fill the seat of retiring Senator Evan Bayh (D-I...

Amanda Terkel

Incoming GOP Senator Embraces Filibuster Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Indiana's Senator-elect Dan Coats is endorsing filibuster reform, becoming one of the few Republicans to back a legislative proposal to ...

Indiana Election Results: Dan Coats Defeats Brad Ellsworth In 2010 Senate Race

AP | DEANNA MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Dan Coats will return to the U.S. Senate from Indiana after leaving the chamber a decade ago to work as a lobbyist. C...

Dan Coats Defeats Brad Ellsworth In Indiana Senate Race

AP | DEANNA MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Dan Coats will return to the U.S. Senate from Indiana after leaving the chamber a decade ago to work as a lobbyist. C...