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Lamar Alexander

Talking Points Trump Truth in Message-Driven Washington

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.28.2014 | 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.

Sam Levine

Immigration Activists To GOP: You're Dead To Us

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dressed in black and carrying a mock coffin, a coalition of immigration activists paraded through the halls of the Dirksen and Hart Sena...

Laura Ingraham Endorses Lamar Alexander's GOP Primary Challenger

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Laura Ingraham is trying to shake up the Republican establishment, again. The conservative radio host who helped Dave Brat defeat Rep...

Howard H. Baker Jr.: Teaching Us to Listen

Rick Jacobs | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, the governor of Tennessee and so many others of high office present listened, but did not speak. And after the twenty one-gun salute, after taps, after everyone left the graveside, there stood the simple casket of the simple man who changed the world.

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...

Marina Fang

Here Are The (Mostly) Old White Men Who Will Be Running The Senate If The GOP Takes Over

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Huffington Post recently asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) how he thought the current minority leader, Mitch McCo...

Shahien Nasiripour

Senate Blocks Elizabeth Warren's Student Loan Refinancing Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

The Senate on Wednesday declined to approve a measure that would have enabled millions of Americans with expensive student loans to refinance into che...

Sylvia Mathews Burwell Wins Republicans' Praise

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's nominee for health secretary is winning GOP praise as she makes her first appearance before a Senate comm...

Shahien Nasiripour

U.S. Knew Sallie Mae Cheated Service Members On Student Loans, But Renewed Contract Anyway

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Federal investigators discovered evidence showing Sallie Mae cheated active-duty military service members on their federal student loans at least two ...

Laura Bassett

GOP Senator Wants To Know What Equal Pay Bill Does For Men

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The only Republican at a Senate hearing on the Paycheck Fairness Act Tuesday had a pointed question: What does the bill do for men? ...

GOP Leaders Meet Amid Major Discord

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and two top Tennessee Republicans are meeting at an upscale Nashville hotel Wednesday to discus...

McDonald's Wage Theft Is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Cutthroat, Low-Wage Fast Food Industry

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Ian Reifowitz

We must make sure not only that we raise the minimum wage and enforce laws against wage theft. We must also make people understand how severe is the imbalance of power between many, if not most, workers and their employers.

Samantha Lachman

Former Senate Aide Charged With Possessing Child Porn Found Dead

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Jesse Ryan Loskarn, a former chief of staff to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), was found dead Thursday in Carroll County, Md., following charges that ...

GOP Senator Accuses Harry Reid Of Destroying The Senate

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) is kicking off 2014 with a bang, hurling some harsh words at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) over his leader...

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 ...

The Proliferating Role of Populism in American Politics

Rich Rubino | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Populism is nothing new in American politics. It usually garners momentum during times of economic tumult. At a time when the American political system is held in disrepute, there is a growing populist insurrection to challenge established incumbent politicians.

Ryan J. Reilly

Feds Took Special Precautions To Protect Senator's 'Speech Or Debate' In Child Porn Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal investigators carved out special protections before they seized Senate-owned devices belonging to former congressional aide Jess...

Fired GOP Staffer Ordered Freed Facing Child Porn Charges

Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fired chief of staff for Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander has been set free from jail to await his trial on charges of possessio...

Senator's Fired Chief Of Staff Back In Court

Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The fired chief of staff for Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee is returning to court in Washington afte...

Former Senate Staffer Arrested On Child Pornography Charges Seeks Release

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 12.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former chief of staff for Sen. Lamar Alexander has asked a judge to release him from custody and let him live with his parents a...

Ex-Senate Staffer Seeks Release In Porn Charges

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former chief of staff for Sen. Lamar Alexander is asking a judge to release him from custody as he faces child pornography charg...

Ryan J. Reilly

Former GOP Staffer Ryan Loskarn Appears In Court On Child Porn Charges

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lamar Alexander's (R-Tenn.) former chief of staff appeared for arraignment in federal court on Thursday afternoon following his arr...

Fired Senate Staffer Expected In Court

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By TRAVIS LOLLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The fired chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander was expected Thursday in fe...

Ryan J. Reilly

Lamar Alexander Staffer's Home Searched In Child Porn Probe

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The home of the chief of staff to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) was searched by law enforcement officials in connection with a child po...

Senate Republicans Block More Obama Nominees

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

BY ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans blocked a batch of mostly minor nominations by President Barack Obama lat...