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New Progressive Clout Tested By Wall Street Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fight over the fate of Antonio Weiss, a Treasury Department nominee and former Wall Street investment banker, has taken on extraordi...

Friday Talking Points -- The Calm Between The Storms

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Many are now pointing out that Warren's elevation pretty much assures she won't be running for president in 2016, but then we never really believed she would run in the first place. At this point, she'll be much more effective within the Senate Democrats.

Amanda Terkel

Jon Tester Will Lead Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee For 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) was named the next chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Thursday, placing a red-state Demo...

Kate Sheppard

Embattled Democratic Senator Launches A Keystone XL Hail Mary

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), whose future in the Senate is still undecided, is making a big push to get a vote on her legislation to fo...

Moderates Look To Wield Clout In GOP-Led Senate

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Soft-spoken Republican Sen. Susan Collins is quite popular these days, fielding calls from President Barack Obama, members of the ...

NRDC Action Fund and LCV Combine Forces to Represent the Public Interest in Politics

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The vision of a cleaner, more sustainable future is a powerful force. Fossil fuel companies spent heavily in the 2012 elections. Despite that massive investment, Americans swept clean energy and environmental champions into office around the nation.

New Indian Affairs Leader Says Education Is Key

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

CROW AGENCY, Mont. (AP) — The new chairman of the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee said Wednesday he plans to use the post to target wasteful sp...

Montana Senator Named Chairman Of Senate Indian Affairs Committee

AP | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Sen. Jon Tester is the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, while interim Montana Sen. John Walsh has a...

Zach Carter

Another Democrat Comes Out Against Larry Summers As Fed Chair

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) will vote against Larry Summers if President Barack Obama nominates his former economic adviser to head the Fe...

Mitch McConnell Dismisses 'Absurd' Citizens United Amendment

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) criticized a proposed constitutional amendment to eliminate corporate personhood rights on Friday, call...

Caitlin MacNeal

Senators Back Anti-Citizens United Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Caitlin MacNeal | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) on Tuesday each proposed constitutional amendments aimed at reforming the campaign fin...

Zach Carter

Warren Pushes Back On Insurance Deregulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Thursday approved new bipartisan legislation to deregulate the insurance indu...

Red-State Democrats Face Difficult Choice

RealClearPolitics | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

Senate immigration reform architects expect to spend June cultivating support for the bill that's due to hit the floor next week. ...

Zach Carter

Insurance Industry Gets In Line For Deregulation With New Senate Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Banking Committee is considering a new bill to deregulate insurance agent licensing requirements, drawing ire from consumer a...

Which Side Is the Government On?

Mike Lux | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Senators Warren and Brown are making a huge difference, showing us that if we get a real live two-fisted fighter for working families in the ring on our behalf, it matters. That is why I decided to get involved in helping Rick Weiland run in South Dakota.

Jon Tester Stands By Gun Vote In Fundraising Email

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) was one of the red-state Democrats who voted to expand background checks for gun sales last week, breaking with the conventi...

Dem Senator's Exit May Prompt Free-For-All

AP | MATT GOURAS and MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. -- U.S. Sen. Max Baucus' surprise announcement that he won't run for a seventh term could mean a free-for-all for a Senate seat that has...

Amanda Terkel

Democratic Senator Comes Out For Manchin-Toomey Compromise

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) announced his support for the compromise on gun background checks on Monday, joining 51 of his colleagues. ...

'Green News Report' - April 4, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Some Dems Hastily Embrace Gay Marriage

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Supreme Court considered two landmark cases on gay marriage this week, the flood of activity across the street in the Capitol was...

Lawmakers Rush To Catch Up On Marriage Equality

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For years, American opinion on gay marriage has been shifting. Now lawmakers are in a mad dash to catch up. In less than two weeks...

Another Democratic Senator Backs Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) joined the growing crowd of Democrats endorsing gay marriage Tuesday, announcing his support on his Facebook page. Montan...

Molly O'Toole

Ruth Moore Act of 2013 Highlights Military Sexual Assault Survivors' Struggle For Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Ruth Moore's career in the military began like many others: at age 18, she joined the Navy, "eager to fight" for her country. But two and a half month...

Montana Democrats Received Big Boost From Dark Money

ProPublica | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

In Montana, Dark Money Helped Democrats Hold a Key Senate Seat by Kim Barker ProPublica, Dec. 27, 2012, 11:40 a.m.Dec. 27: This post has been cor...

Christina Wilkie

Massive Newtown-Based Gun Group Champions Military-Style Weapons

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Three miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School, a white Colonial-style building stands about 50 feet back from the road, an unassumin...