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Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Again Delays Keystone XL Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Obama administration is delaying a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline to gain clarity on the pipeline's proposed route through N...

Dems Call On Party To Defend Obamacare Unabashedly

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the pa...

Dems Press Obama To Make Tough Decision

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - Eleven U.S. Democratic senators on Thursday called on President Barack Obama to make a final decision on whether to...

GOP Senate Candidate And Physician Helps Treat Fellow Airplane Passenger

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who is challenging Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in a close Senate contest, put his professional background as a physician to ...

As Campaigns Heat Up, These Candidates Just Can't Help Themselves

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — You might think this year's candidates had learned from Barack Obama's comments about bitter people who "cling to guns or religion...

Sabrina Siddiqui

U.S. Officials Are So Stoked To Be Sanctioned By Putin

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Russia's move to sanction U.S. officials over the Crimea conflict landed in Washington on Thursday with a thud. It quickly became the li...

Samantha Lachman

Bill Cassidy Attacks Obamacare Medicare Savings, But Admits He Voted For Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) has been running for Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-La.) Senate seat in part by attacking the Affordable Care Act and its impact on...

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...

Dem Senator Seeks GOP Support In Increasingly Conservative State

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Democrat Mary Landrieu's quest for a fourth Senate term will turn on whether she can attract just enough support from independ...

The Democrats' Koch Problem

Doug Thornell | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Doug Thornell

With less than seven months until the midterm elections, the biggest challenge Democrats face isn't the Affordable Care Act or the President's popularity, it's the millions of dollars being spent by the Koch brothers' financed groups, most notably Americans for Prosperity.

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...

Koch Brothers-Backed Ad Uses Paid Actors To Attack Mary Landrieu

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

The conservative nonprofit group Americans for Prosperity (AFP), which is backed by the Koch Brothers, released an ad Wednesday attacking Sen. Mary La...

Dem Senator Set To Take Over Senate Energy Panel Chair

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Poised to take the reins of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Sen...

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 ...

Vulnerable Democrats Face High-Stakes Straddle On Obamacare

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hit with a multimillion-dollar barrage of televised attacks, Democrats in tough re-election races want credit for trying to fix th...

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...

Obama Seeks To Hold Democrats Together

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to preserve party unity in an election year, President Barack Obama is trying to tamp down internal Democratic divisions o...

Louisiana and New Orleans: Goodbye to the Good Old Boys?

Don McNay | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
Don McNay

Even if they weren't crooked, Louisiana seemed to pick leaders for reasons other than their executive ability. Jimmy Davis served two terms as governor on the strength of his hit song, "You Are My Sunshine."

Large Sums Of Outside Money Heading To Florida Special Election

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Need proof outside money is going to matter in this year's elections? Just look at spending this week. Republicans are sending al...

Paul Blumenthal

Omnibus Budget Proves That Earmarks Will Never Die

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The practice of earmarking -- that is, steering federal dollars to specific projects or companies -- might be officially banned in Congr...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Swirls Around Tough Senate Races This Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New and repurposed "dark money" groups are jumping into key Senate races this year. In five states -- Kentucky, Louisiana, New Hampshire...

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...

Koch Brothers Launch $2.5 Million Ad Blitz Against Democrats, Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group backed by the Koch brothers, unveiled a TV ad blitz Thursday attacking vulnerable Senate Democrats ov...

Foreign Adoptions Bill Unites Liberals, Conservatives

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 12.26.2013 | Politics

Amid partisan conflict in Congress, dozens of lawmakers from both parties — including staunch liberals and conservatives — have united behind a bi...

Michael McAuliff

Nuclear Option Raises Stakes For 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made one party in the Senate significantly more powerful when he ended filibusters on presidential app...