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Mary Landrieu

The GOP's 'The Party of Working People?' Who Knew!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

To be sure, right-wingers love to attack liberals for being in bed with Hollywood and the entertainment industry. But the GOP claiming to be "the party of the working people" is as big an example of fiction and fantasy as anything coming out of Los Angeles.

Bill Cassidy Vows To Use His New Senate Seat To Fight Obama Policies

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics

Republican Bill Cassidy says he will use his new Louisiana Senate seat to continue fighting President Barack Obama's policies. But the ...

Mary Landrieu Loses To Bill Cassidy In Louisiana Senate Runoff Election

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu lost to Republican congressman Bill Cassidy in the Louisiana Senate runoff election on Saturday, completing the GOP's do...

Republicans Poised To Expand Senate Majority

Reuters | Gabriel Debenedetti & Jonathan Kaminsky | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON/NEW ORLEANS, (Reuters) - Republicans appear poised to expand their Senate majority with a runoff election in Louisiana on Saturday that wou...

Mary Landrieu Abandoned

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washingto...

Hillary Clinton: Protect Obama's Environmental Actions

AP | By DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Steps that President Barack Obama has taken to help the environment must be protected, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clin...

Early Voting Data Looks Troublesome For Mary Landrieu

AP | By MELINDA DESLATTE | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Embattled Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu largely dumped her message of seniority and clout Monday in favor of direct attacks ...

Jeb Bush Keeps His Public Profile High As He Weighs A 2016 Run

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hinting that a decision on his presidential ambitions is coming "in short order," former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Monday condemned...

Mary Landrieu's Biggest Hurdle To Re-Election? Obama

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — President Barack Obama may not be on Louisiana's Senate runoff ballot, but it's clear his widespread unpopularity in the state...

Southern Democrats Are Trying To Make A Comeback

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 11.27.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — To rebuild in the conservative South, Democratic leaders say their party must become more aggressive advocates for the middle class i...

The Incredible Shrinking Democratic Party

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The internal sniping and bickering has already begun among Democratic ranks but it's their own damn fault. The internal debates following the 2014 midterm elections highlight the ideological schizophrenia that continues to plague the Democratic Party.

Bobby Jindal Seen As Liability For GOP Candidate

AP | By MELINDA DESLATTE | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In the still-unfolding Louisiana Senate race, when Republican Bill Cassidy wants to hurt Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's sta...

A Little Toke

Jonathan Richards | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Jason Linkins

Thus Endeth Mary Landrieu's Keystone Pipeline Theatrics

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

The Keystone pipeline, which would funnel the spoils of Canadian tar sands to refineries in Texas if it were a thing that actually existed, currently ...

Rachel Maddow Tears Into Democrats Over Keystone XL Pipeline

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.19.2014 | Media

It's not often you see MSNBC's Rachel Maddow get angry with Democrats, but when she does, she gets really, really mad. Maddow tore into the Democra...

Mary Landrieu Faces Tougher Re-Election Following Keystone Vote

AP | MELINDA DESLATTE | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A failed effort to push approval of the Keystone XL pipeline through Congress behind her, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu now f...

Gulf-Bound Tar Sands for Export? Probably. Follow the Oiltanking.

Steve Horn | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Bill sponsor U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and supporter U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) both stood on the Senate floor and said Keystone XL is not an export pipeline in the minutes leading up to the bill's failure.

Kate Sheppard

Landrieu's Keystone XL Hail Mary Falls Short

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- After six days of political wrangling and vote-whipping, the Senate failed to pass a bill on Tuesday forcing authorization of the Keys...

5 Reasons the Senate Must Protect Our Communities from the Keystone XL Pipeline

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

This bill would bypass essential reviews, skip safety assessments, and fast track a dangerous project. This has sweeping implications for future generations. And yet it is entangled in the politics of the moment.

Friday Talking Points -- The Calm Between The Storms

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Many are now pointing out that Warren's elevation pretty much assures she won't be running for president in 2016, but then we never really believed she would run in the first place. At this point, she'll be much more effective within the Senate Democrats.

Kate Sheppard

All Eyes Are On A Small Group Of Democratic Senators For The Keystone Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The Senate's vote next week on legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline may come down to a handful of Democrats, who ...

Kate Sheppard

House Passes Bill Forcing Keystone XL Approval For The 9th Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed a measure Friday that would force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. The House approved the ...

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Not From Keystone -- From Clean Energy

Bob Keefe | Posted 11.14.2014 | Green
Bob Keefe

Here's the craziest part: While Congress mires itself in the politics surrounding Keystone, it continues to ignore critical tax policies that could lead to exponentially more American-made jobs in renewables and energy efficiency.

Kate Sheppard

Mary Landrieu's Keystone Bill Close To Passing Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legislation to force the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline picked up support Thursday as more Democratic senators signed on to Sen. M...

Kate Sheppard

Embattled Democratic Senator Launches A Keystone XL Hail Mary

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), whose future in the Senate is still undecided, is making a big push to get a vote on her legislation to fo...