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Mark Pryor, Vulnerable Arkansas Democrat, Not Doomed After All

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Despite rumblings that Sen. Mark Pryor is all but certain to lose to his reelection battle this year, a pair of new polls shows the Arkansas Democrat ...

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...

GOP Lawmaker Cleared Of One Ethics Complaint, Faces A New One

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) was reportedly cleared of one House ethics complaint Wednesday, only to have another fired at him. The first case was spar...

Michael McAuliff

Koch Brothers Ad Warns A Trucker Is Confused About Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

After a number of ads run by the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity have been hammered for making false charges against Obamacare, the outf...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Senate Candidate Used To Hate 'Unseemly' Dark Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 1997, when freshman Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) was a bright junior at Harvard, he made a strong argument against the kind of dark money...

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...

Samantha Lachman

Obamacare Timing Becomes An Issue In Competitive Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

A new ad in a competitive Senate race in Arkansas takes aim at the Affordable Care Act -- but it doesn't tell the whole story. Americans for Prospe...

Friday Talking Points -- CPAC Follies and More

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ukraine erupted in crisis during the past week, as Russia's Vladimir Putin essentially grabbed Crimea in his own hissy fit. President Obama, of course, has very limited options for dealing with Russia.

Here Are The Twitter Handles Of The Dem Senators Who Blocked Obama's Civil Rights Nominee

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

The Senate blocked the confirmation of Debo Adegbile Wednesday to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division in a 52 to 47 vote. Seven Sen...

Nebraska Keystone Ruling Could Grant Obama Some Breathing Room

Reuters | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - A Nebraska judge's ruling on the Keystone XL pipeline could let President Barack Oba...

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 ...

Friday Talking Points -- Freedom From Job Lock

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The next big legislative fight (raising the debt ceiling) is just around the corner, and the Republicans can't seem to agree on what to hold as hostage.

Democrat Breaks With Party Over Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) has come out against a federal minimum wage increase that has the support of President Barack Obama, Senate Democrats and the...

Canadian Ambassador, U.S. Lawmakers Push For Keystone Pipeline Approval

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unusual coalition of lawmakers from both parties, labor and business leaders, veterans groups and Canada's ambassador to the Un...

Anti-Obama Mood Could Doom Dems In Key Race

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

GILLETT, Ark. (AP) — It's voters like Jammy Turner who give Republicans hope of ending an Arkansas political dynasty and taking control of the U.S. ...

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...

Dept. Of Agriculture Permanently Eases Up On School Meals

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators said on Thursday they were permanently relaxing school meal rules that were designed to combat childho...

GOP, Dems Try To Repackage Arguments For 2014

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Both Republicans and Democrats are looking for fresh ways to pitch old arguments as they head into the final midterm election year of...

Arkansas Democrat Backs Ballot Initiative To Raise Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Pryor offered a tentative endorsement Monday of a ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage in his home state of Arkansas. ...

The Perils of Religious Politicking

Peter Montgomery | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

Sen. Mark Pryor's ad is a cautionary tale about the fact that, as he himself has said, the intersection of faith and politics can be difficult to navigate. It can come across as saying, "vote for me because I'm a Christian," a message that fails to respect America's constitutional ideals and growing religious pluralism.

Jason Linkins

Who Evolved On ENDA?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

The first time the full U.S. Senate had an opportunity to vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act was on Sept. 5, 1996, after the legislation ha...

Obamacare Woes Frustrating Democrats' 2014 Hopes

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

* Republicans see opportunity in conservative states * Nervous Democrats offer possible changes to law By Richard Cowan ...

Long-Suffering Dems Look For Post-Shutdown Bump

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Democrats have suffered politically in recent years after Republicans tied the party to Presi...

Some Democrats Now Want Obamacare Delayed

AP | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

BY LAURIE KELLMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of the president's allies are worried about political fallout from gli...

Manchin: 'Let's Get Together And Fix Things'

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

By David Morgan and Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The contractors for the government's troubled healthcare website so...