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Corporate PACs Stick With Senate Democrats So Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the most heavily contested Senate races over seats now held by Democrats, corporations and business trade associations are largely st...

Embattled Sen. Tested By Obama's Visit To Her State

AP | By JONATHAN DREW and EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Her re-election in doubt, North Carolina's Democratic senator has an uncomfortable decision to make as President Barack Obama a...

Laura Bassett

Key Senate Race Deeply Divides Men And Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

A tight race for one of North Carolina's Senate seats is turning into a veritable battle of the sexes, with a huge and growing gulf between male and f...

Senate Control Could Rest With Well-Funded Women

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of fema...

Senators Took Donations From Lobbyists Representing Pro-Keystone Alberta Government

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A high-powered Washington lobbying firm representing the government of Alberta, Canada, made $17,000 in donations to senators it was cou...

Howard Fineman

It's All About Southern Women In The 2014 Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Southern women are different," says Garden & Gun, the cheeky lifestyle magazine out of Charleston, S.C. "They're forever entangled ...

Those Obamacare Attack Ads Backfired, Actually Helped Boost Enrollment

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

While those attack ads likely cost some Democratic members of Congress their jobs in 2012, a new report indicates that, crazy as it sounds, those ads may have contributed to the success of the health care legislation this year.

Senate Dems Attempt To Steer Attention Away From Obamacare

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan has her Republican opponent right where she wants him geographically — and, therefor...

Senate Candidate: GOP Must Appeal To Minorities Because 'Traditional' Voting Population Isn't Growing

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

A Republican nominee in a high-profile race that could determine the balance of power in the Senate differentiated between what he called "traditional...

Moral Mondays Are Back in North Carolina!

Yuna Shin | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Yuna Shin

The North Carolina state legislators have been busy this past year passing these laws at a dizzying rate. The Moral Monday protesters will be busy this summer, too.

The Data Shows: Is 2014 Really "The Year of the Woman"?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Do female candidates really hold the future of the Senate in their hands? Is the partisan makeup of the Senate intimately tied to the fate of female candidates making this truly "the Year of the Woman?"

Kate Sheppard

Some Democratic Senate Candidates Want To Talk About Climate; Others, Not So Much

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Republican Senate candidates are nearly unanimous in their desire to either ignore or deny the existence of global warming, the ma...

Paul Blumenthal

Anti-Abortion Super PAC To Spend Millions On Senate Races With Limited Disclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The national anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List announced Wednesday that it will spend more than $3 million through its super PAC...

Karl Rove-Backed Group Spends Millions Attacking Kay Hagan Over Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

A group backed by Republican strategist Karl Rove is investing more heavily in this year's midterm elections with a nearly $3.6 million ad blitz targe...

Rove, Benghazi Lift Dems

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The GOP brand has become a foul-tasting stew of wars against women, insults against seniors, alienation of Hispanics, dog-whistle undertones of racism against blacks, abusive congressional hearings and internecine warfare of Republican against Republican. Thank you, Karl Rove.

Democrats Struggle To Win Over Skeptical Americans On Obamacare

Reuters | Susan Cornwell | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

SOMERSWORTH, New Hampshire, May 11 (Reuters) - Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in the U.S. Congress have grown more confident in recent month...

Anti-Thom Tillis Ad Takes Place At Tillis Victory Party

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

A Democratic super PAC trying to hold the party's majority in the upper chamber this election cycle appears to have shot its latest ad for North Carol...

Jennifer Bendery

Kay Hagan, In Tight Senate Race, Goes All In On Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) may be in one of this year's most competitive elections, but she signaled Thursday that she's prepared to fully ...

Vulnerable Dem Comes Out Swinging On Obamacare

The Washington Post | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

Democratic Senator Kay Hagan is one of the most vulnerable Dems in the country, and her problems are said to be largely about Obamacare, thanks to the...

Rand Paul Hits A Stumble On Road To 2016 White House Bid

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

* Paul's candidate in North Carolina primary finishes second * Misfire a sign of Paul's difficult political balancing act ...

Rand Paul Endorses GOP Senate Candidate Thom Tillis

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) endorsed North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis (R) on Tuesday, hours after the state House speaker defeated Paul's prefer...

Thom Tillis To Face Kay Hagan In General Election

AP | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis captured the nomination to oppose imperiled Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan Tuesday night, over...

Republican Tillis Wins North Carolina Senate Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis has won the Republican Senate primary in the Tar Heel State, the Associated Press reports. Tillis, who was...

Thom Tillis Wins GOP Senate Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

Thom Tillis has won the Republican Senate primary in North Carolina, the Associated Press reports. Tillis, who currently serves as the state's Hou...

Kay Hagan Wins Democratic Primary

AP | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican voters have selected Thom Tillis to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan. Tillis is speaker of t...