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Joe Carr

Dem Gubernatorial Nominee Wants To Send Governor To Electric Chair

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

Charlie Brown, a retired engineer with no political experience but interesting views, was chosen Thursday as the Democratic nominee for governor of Te...

Sam Levine

Laura Ingraham Criticizes National Conservatives In Wake Of Tea Party Candidate's Loss

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two months after she helped a little-known conservative defeat Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in June, radio host Laura Ingraham on Friday cal...

Lamar Alexander Defeats Tea Party Challenger In Tennessee Senate Primary

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will once again have a shot at representing the state of Tennessee in the U.S. Senate, the Associated Press reported Th...

Samantha Lachman

7 Primaries You Should Watch This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since Congress has left town for its five-week recess and focus is turning elsewhere, this week's elections across the country will be m...

Talking Points Trump Truth in Message-Driven Washington

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Politicians have misled voters for as long as there have been politicians. At times, though, and not so long ago, it was not a death wish to claim to be a moderate willing to work with members of the other party. That's hardly possible when message makers call the shots.

Mike Huckabee Makes Big Senate Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee endorsed Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) in his re-election bid on Friday. "He's been your governor, university p...

Tea Party Candidates Try To Build On Cantor Loss

AP | BILL BARROW and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — Conservative insurgents rallied Wednesday to capitalize on the downfall of their party's House majority leader, whose loss to a...

Health Care Tactics Split Republican Senate Rivals

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 12.26.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Most Republicans agree the unwieldy health care overhaul offers a golden opportunity for the GOP in the 2014 midterm elections. What ...

Jason Linkins

Well, So Far It Looks Like Lamar Alexander Has Little To Worry About In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

If you're looking at what established, incumbent conservative legislators might end up facing a primary challenge from some self-styled Tea Party insu...

GOP Senator Breaks Ranks From Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

Less than two weeks removed from 2013's government shutdown, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) was clear about where he stands within the Republican Part...

Jason Linkins

Senator's New Opponent Makes An Embarrassing Mistake

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

The whole phenomenon of Tea Party insurgent candidates seeking to knock off conservative incumbents in primaries continues unabated as we swing into t...

Longtime GOP Senator Faces Tea Party Challenge

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sen. Lamar Alexander's efforts to ward off a primary challenge from the right fell short Tuesday with Tennessee state Rep. Jo...

GOP Lawmaker Proposes 'Tyranny' Protection On Guns

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in Tennessee has proposed legislation to ban the enforcement of any new federal gun bans, becoming the third state legislator in...