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Mary Landrieu

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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

Obamacare: The Good News, the Bad News, the Same Old News

Brian Joyce | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brian Joyce

There was good news last week and bad news last week when it comes to the Affordable Care Act, and weirdly enough, for the first time possibly ever, it was the same news.

A Look At The Health Care Overhaul Proposals

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

Insurance companies canceled health policies for millions of Americans under President Barack Obama's overhaul law, roiling the administration and rev...

Democrats Need To Stop Panicking Over Obamacare

New York Magazine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Panic may be the quintessential emotion of the modern Democratic Party. And, unlike the recurrent panics that pop up every six months or so, blot out ...

Sam Stein

Democrats Are Getting Uncomfortably Angsty Over Obamacare | Sam Stein | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Frustration with the botched, politically uncomfortable rollout of the president's health care law is beginning to mount to unsustainabl...

Lawmakers Aim To Fulfill Obama's Health Care Pledge

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Little more than a week after millions of consumers received health care cancellation notices, lawmakers in both par...

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 ...

Senators Push Bipartisan Bill To Delay Huge Flood Insurance Hikes

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday unveiled legislation that would delay for about four years several changes t...

Red State Dems Face Fire From Koch-Backed Group

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican outside political group says it will spend more than $2 million in advertising in the coming weeks to t...

Southern Democrats Careful On Government Shutdown

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA -- ATLANTA (AP) — In the tempest over shutdown politics, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu stands out among Southern Democratic candidates with h...

Michael McAuliff

Collins Plan Not Dead Yet | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic leaders in the Senate may have rejected a bipartisan push among more junior members to come up with a compromise to Capitol H...

What About Honoring our Own Local Nobel-Worthy Peace Laureates?

Matthew Albracht | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Matthew Albracht

In big and small ways, many thousands ARE working heroically right in our own cities here in the United States to help ameliorate violence, including the regions that are often called our own domestic "war zones."

Christina Wilkie

GOP Launches 'Phase I' Of Attack On Mary Landrieu | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The National Republican Senatorial Committee launched a new paid media campaign Wednesday targeting Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu (La.), ...

Christina Wilkie

Mary Landrieu's Husband: Real Estate Agent To The Stars | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Washington is a small town at the top, and lawmakers and their spouses tend to move in overlapping circles. This reality was underscored...

Key Factor Emerges In Crucial Senate Races

AP | KEN THOMAS and ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Sen. Mark Pryor likes to tell voters that he always puts Arkansas first, borrowing the campaign slogan associated with his f...

Fate Of Southern Democrats Could Determine Senate Control

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are counting on some Southern comfort to win Senate control next year. The fate of Democratic incumbents in GOP-trending Ar...