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Mark Udall

Report on CIA Torture Shows Need for Limiting ISIS AUMF

Robert Naiman | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
Robert Naiman

In the absence of greater agitation, limitation and oversight, the national security establishment is likely to get worse, not better, in terms of its accountability to democratic control and the rule of law.

UDALL: If Torture Report Is Killed 'I'm Gonna Use Every Power I Have' To Reveal It

Esquire | Scott Raab | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

During an interview conducted on Friday, November 21, by Esquire writer at large Scott Raab, outgoing senator Mark Udall of Colorado, who lost his ree...

Torture Report: Mark Udall's World-Historical Moment to Rescue CIA Oversight

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

More is at stake than establishing a public record on the CIA's use of torture and its illegal attempts to hide its crimes from other executive branch officials and Congress, important though that is.

The Torah of Torture vs. Torah of Truth: Udall's Sacred Task

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 11.19.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

For a brief moment of sacred opportunity, the American people has a chance to learn the truth about our government's deliberate use of torture as an act of policy. Senator Mark Udall holds that moment in his hands.

Ali Watkins

Did The National Archives Give The CIA Permission To Destroy Evidence?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In mid-January of this year, a small request was slipped quietly to the National Archives and Records Administration, the lord of the U....

The Democrats' Midterm Message Problem

Bob Burnett | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

There's a rough consensus about why Democrats were pulverized in the midterm elections: losing Democratic candidates didn't have a succinct positive message. To understand this problem, it's informative to dissect the campaigns of three incumbent Democratic senators.

Democratic National Committee Needs a Shake-up -- Who Does the Shaking?

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

The issue isn't what Wasserman Schultz said with regard to a 'top to bottom assessment' but rather who will do the assessment. If it is the same people who planned the mid-terms' non-message we are in for the same problems next time around.

Laura Bassett

Gillibrand: Democrats Did Not Talk Too Much About 'Women's Issues'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) insisted Wednesday that Democrats didn't run too hard on so-called "women's issues" during the midterms...

GOP's 'Hispanic Problem' Only Got Worse After This Election Cycle

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Even as Republicans bask in victory and Democrats try to recover from shell-shock, the greater implications of this election are starting to crystallize. It's early, but three lessons particularly stand out.

How The Ground Game Pushed GOP To Victory In 2014

AP | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — In the suburbs south of Denver, a tight-knit group of Republicans hatched plans this spring to counter the "Bannock Street P...

Both Parties Must Act on Immigration, or Pay Price With Latino Voters

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 11.07.2014 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

On November 4, Latino voters went to the polls motivated by one issue above all others -- immigration reform.

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Gary Hart | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Gary Hart

Regardless of one's party, serious citizens concerned for our country's future should be thinking seriously about where our politics are headed, not just left or right but forward or backward.

Kate Sheppard

Tom Steyer's Very Expensive Experiment In Making Climate Change A 'Wedge Issue'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tom Steyer's climate-focused electoral efforts came up with mixed results Tuesday, but the billionaire environmentalist and former hedge...

Defeated Civil Liberties Champion Urged To Leak Torture Report

The Guardian | Trevor Timm | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

America’s rising civil liberties movement lost one of its strongest advocates in the US Congress on Tuesday night, as Colorado’s Mark Udall lost h...

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Had Winning Issues, Just Not Winning Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If American voters want to see the minimum wage raised, they sure have a funny way of showing it. Binding ballot initiatives that wou...

Ali Watkins

The CIA And NSA Should Be Happy That Mark Udall Is Gone

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- He wasn't vocal about promoting his work on civil liberties and intelligence. But over time, astute national security wonks learned to w...

Cory Gardner Midterm Election Results: GOP Challenger Defeats Incumbent Mark Udall

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) defeated incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) in one of the country's most competitive Senate contests Tuesday. Gardner...

Mark Udall Midterm Election Results: Incumbent Democrat Loses To Republican Cory Gardner

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) lost to Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) in one of the country's most competitive Senate contests Tuesday, the Associated Press r...

Colorado Senate Election Results: Cory Gardner Defeats Mark Udall

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) defeated incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) in one of the country's most competitive Senate contests Tuesday, the Associa...

Midterm Views From Bush-Obama Counties

David Dent | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
David Dent

You would think the president created Ebola and the economy remained at levels comparable to the dizzying lows of the final months of GW's White House.

Paul Blumenthal

The World After Citizens United: Here Is Your First $100 Million Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) on the election trail Oct. 25 to rally Democrats ahead of Tuesd...

My Final Midterm Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've got six states in the Too Close To Call category, but fear not! After providing a rundown of the races, I am adding a section below where I make my own picks for each of them (since it is Election Eve, after all, and thus time to put up or shut up).

Bait and Switch: Will Voters Fall for It?

Dawn Morais | Posted 11.03.2014 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

Those who intend to cast their votes for candidates who have softened their public image should ask themselves if bait and switch as a campaign strategy promises better law-making than we have seen so far from an obstructionist Congress.

Elise Foley

GOP Hopes It Won't Need Immigration Reform To Win Over Colorado Latinos

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

DENVER -- Standing in her driveway in Aurora, Colorado, a diverse suburb just east of Denver, a woman listened impatiently on Monday as a 17-year-old ...

Ali Watkins

You'll Probably Never Know Why The CIA Spied On The Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) took to the Senate floor earlier this year to allege that the CIA had spied on the U.S. Senate, sh...