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Senate Democrats Urge Obama To Approve Keystone XL

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the...

Jason Linkins

Mystery Super PAC Theatre 2014: The Further Adventures Of Campaign B-Roll Video

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

As Paul Blumenthal reported last week, the hot new thing in the shady interplay between political campaigns and the super PACs that support them is th...

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...

Christina Wilkie

Member Of Congress Unloads Russian Stocks Following HuffPost Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A member of Congress who held stocks in Russian companies has requested that her broker sell them "forthwith" after the investments were...

Christina Wilkie

Six Members Of Congress Have Financial Stake In Russian Sanctions

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As members of Congress and the Obama administration scramble to respond to the increasing threat posed by the Russian military in Ukrain...

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...

GOP Senate Candidate Needs The Christian Right To Win Key Swing State Seat

AP | GARY D. ROBERTSON | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

ROBBINS, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Mark Harris says he's the only one in the U.S. Senate Republican primary field that can unite the three streams of the...

We Call the ACA 'Thom TillisCare' in North Carolina

Brian LaSorsa | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Brian LaSorsa

Politicos have been tracking the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina like a pack of wild animals. And I don't blame them. Between Kay Hagan's increasi...

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Brothers' Cash Reigns Supreme In The Battles Of 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats appear to be winning the fundraising race at nearly every turn in Senate contests and doing well enough at the House level thi...

Democrats' Toughest Battleground In Fight For Senate Control Emerges

AP | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics

BY BILL BARROW, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA (AP) — The South is where President Barack Obama and Democrats long have struggled, and it's where t...

Thom Tillis Is Wrong For The U.S. Senate

Brian LaSorsa | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Brian LaSorsa

Let's face it -- establishment Republicans' influence is waning. The grassroots come out for individuals whose values they share. It's difficult to inspire confidence when your nominee continues to skip candidate forums across the entire state of North Carolina.

The War on Democracy: Art Pope and the Rich Bullies

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Spending millions of dollars, America's 21st century bullies have reshaped the Republican Party and are threatening representative democracy. The Koch brothers and their allies have four objectives.

GOP Senate Candidate: Minimum Wage Is An 'Artificial Threshold,' Raising It 'A Dangerous Idea'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

Thom Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina General Assembly and one of seven Republicans vying to challenge U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D), said raising ...

The Democrats' Koch Problem

Doug Thornell | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Doug Thornell

With less than seven months until the midterm elections, the biggest challenge Democrats face isn't the Affordable Care Act or the President's popularity, it's the millions of dollars being spent by the Koch brothers' financed groups, most notably Americans for Prosperity.

McCaskill: Dems Can Do Without Obama In Their Reelection Battles

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

As several Democratic senators fight through tough reelection races in the south, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) appears confident that her colleagues ...

Republicans Tie Dem Senator To 'Toxic Issue'

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The crowd that swamped a recent GOP candidates' forum at a suburban Charlotte sports bar testified to Republicans' hopes o...

Obama Seeks To Hold Democrats Together

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to preserve party unity in an election year, President Barack Obama is trying to tamp down internal Democratic divisions o...

Contraception, Abortion Issues Arise In Close North Carolina Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

All five Republican candidates vying to unseat Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) believe that states have the authority to ban contraceptives and would support ...

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...

Seventh GOP Candidate Crowds North Carolina Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Thom Tillis, speaker of the North Carolina General Assembly, just got a sixth challenger in the Republican race to unseat U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D) this...

GOP Senate Candidate Wants His State Legislative Session To Be Over Already

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Thom Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina General Assembly and a leading Republican contender to challenge U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D) this year, wan...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Swirls Around Tough Senate Races This Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New and repurposed "dark money" groups are jumping into key Senate races this year. In five states -- Kentucky, Louisiana, New Hampshire...

Anti-Gay Group Jumps Into North Carolina Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Concerned Women for America, a D.C.-based conservative Christian nonprofit, has jumped into North Carolina's competitive Republican primary for U.S. S...

Tillis' Tea Party Challenger Dredges Up Scandal In Republican Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Tea party-supported obstetrician and U.S. Senate candidate Greg Brannon called North Carolina's House speaker, Thom Tillis (R), "an establishment-back...

Five Hot Senate Races To Watch In 2014

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Though Election Day isn't until Nov. 4, this year's most competitive Senate races are already starting to heat up. In the battle for control of th...