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Republicans Push To Update No Child Left Behind

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee Re...

NSA Debated Phone Tracking Before Edward Snowden Leaks

AP | KEN DILANIAN | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Years before Edward Snowden sparked a public outcry with the disclosure that the National Security Agency had been secretly collec...

The 2014 Elections and the Future of Black America

William Lynch III | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
William Lynch III

No matter where you stand on the issues, you must concede that there will be extreme gridlock for the next two years: Congress will block President Obama's appointments, while in turn the president will use up a lot of ink with a steady stream of vetoes when Congress passes bills to undermine his agenda.

Gordon Ball Loses Midterm Election For Senate In Tennessee

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Democrat Gordon Ball was defeated in Tuesday's midterm election for the U.S. Senate in Tennessee, losing to incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander (R). Bal...

Alexander Defeats Ball In Tennessee

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Lamar Alexander, a Republican senator from Tennessee, was re-elected on Tuesday in the midterms. Alexander, who was first elected to the Senate in ...

Alexander Wins Re-Election

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) won re-election to the U.S. Senate in Tuesday's midterm elections, according to the AP. Alexander defeated his Democ...

Hobby-Nobbing: Company Men and Republicans Attack Privacy This Election

Hans Johnson | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Less than a century ago, in 1920, Tennessee lawmakers ratified the 19th Amendment that allowed American women the right to vote in federal elections. The current drive by Republicans and corporate allies to uproot safeguards for privacy and women's rights undermines that legacy.

Senator Alexander Needs to Read the NLRA

Larry Cohen | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Sen. ​Lamar Alexander has become the newest worst expert on U.S. labor law. Instead of upholding the law as required by his oath of office, he wants to gut it while claiming to reform it.

Dave Jamieson

The Clever GOP Plan To Create Even More Gridlock

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans say they have a plan to save U.S. labor law from partisanship and dysfunction. But their prescription for reform coul...

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...

Republican Faces Two Tea Party Challengers

AP | By ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Lamar Alexander became the latest U.S. senator to fend off a tea party challenge in a primary race Thursday, defe...

Minimum Wage, Minimum Age: Republicans Continue to Fight

Gerry Myers | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

The media, Congress and American workers are talking about raising the minimum wage nationally. So why hasn't an increase been passed? Who opposes raising the minimum wage? Not average Americans. Not even most Republicans. The answer: Republicans in Congress.

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.

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 08.31.2014 | 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? ...