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Mazie Hirono

Hawaii's Senate Race Is Set

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics

HONOLULU -- U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono has won the Democratic primary in Hawaii for an open U.S. Senate seat, setting up a race in November against former...

Unlikely Election Becomes Competitive

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

HONOLULU -- It's a once-in-a-generation occurrence: A competitive U.S. Senate race in Hawaii. That's exactly what may be shaping up as two Democrats,...

Michael McAuliff

Republican Backs Hawaii Democrat For Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

Does cloyingly cute bipartisanship work in Senate contests? The campaign of Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) thinks so, and it has rolled out a 90-seco...

MoveOn Endorses Three More For Senate

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

Progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org came out with more Senate candidate endorsements on Thursday, throwing its large grassroots backing behind Sen. ...

Amanda Terkel

Lawmaker Suggests Congress Should Debate Health Care Reform Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- If the Supreme Court strikes down health care reform, Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) believes Congress has a duty to take the issue ...

Star Trek's George Takei Donates In Hawaii Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

Former "Star Trek" actor George Takei is helping Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) prosper in Hawaii's U.S. Senate race by donating $500 to her campaign in...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate Comes Out Against Blunt Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senate candidate Linda Lingle, a Hawaii Republican, has broken with the majority of her party on the Blunt Amendment, saying she do...

The Year of the Populist Woman

Mike Lux | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

If all or even most of this class of women senators were to win in 2012, it would be historic, easily the highest quality group of new women senators ever. Progressives should do everything we can to rally behind them and help carry them to victory.

Democrats Accuse GOP Of 'War On Women'

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is taking advantage of the controversy over contraception and women's health issues to feature its female...

Iran Threat Reduction Act Actually Enhances Threat of War

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Stephen Zunes

Never in the history of this country has Congress ever restricted the right of the White House or State Department to meet with representatives of a foreign state, even in wartime. If this measure passes, it will establish a dangerous precedent.

Amanda Terkel

Senate Women Face High Stakes In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While a majority of people who live in the United States are women, there are only 17 of them in the U.S. Senate. And if Americans turn ...

Popular Republican Candidate Gives GOP Hope For Hawaii Senate Seat

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Linda Lingle, a former two-term governor of Hawaii, announced Tuesday that she is entering the state's Senate race, giving Republic...

Hot Chocolate, Cold Cash: Members Of Congress Raise Money In The Holiday Spirit

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite recent recession trend stories suggesting that lobbyists are in less of a mood to party, the Sunlight Foundation has heard of three times more...

Jeff Muskus

Voters To Congress: What's Wrong With Single-Payer Health Care?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Give voters a voice in the debate over health care reform and they ask about the one thing most lawmakers decided from the start would not be consider...

This Is Personal to Me

Sen. Mazie Hirono | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics
Sen. Mazie Hirono

Earlier this week, I chaired a Senate hearing on an issue that's gotten a lot of attention recently, but has been a defining and personal subject for me my whole life: immigration -- specifically, its effect on families.