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Who Shot John: The Story of How $777,600 Contribution 'Limits' Ended up in the Omnibus Bill

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

It took just a little while to determine who was responsible for this extraordinary rip off of the American people. But thanks to the excellent work of campaign finance reporters who dug out the story, the fog is now lifted on who did the dirty work.

Our Democracy Is Dying

Marianne Williamson | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

In case anybody hasn't noticed, democracy in America is dying now. This isn't an overstatement; it's a fact. Corporate interests dominate our politics so much at this point that our government, for all intents and purposes, is merely its handmaiden. Whatever Wall Street wants, Wall Street gets. Corporatism is the new order of the day.

'VaporCare': Mitch McConnell Plays Chief Justice Roberts for a Fool

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

"VaporCare" joins Paul Ryan's "VoucherCare" for senior citizens as the two pillars of Republican approaches to health care: don't provide it all or, if it is already provided, reduce it.

A GOP for America's future

Dustin Siggins | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Dustin Siggins

Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have promised that Congress would move on tax reform, the national debt, and repealing the Affordable Care Act. We hope that they follow through -- but given the GOP's tendency to overpromise and under-deliver, we have our doubts.

With Out Papers

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

We have an immigration issue here today. People will risk their lives to get here to become part of the bigger, louder American Family. The problem isn't that these people are coming here -- the problem is we have part of our family who have forgotten what it was like to be Italian (or whatever group YOU come from).

Here Comes McConnellCare

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Here Comes McConnellCare

The Honeymoon Is Over

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

If the president is to leave a lasting legacy and, more importantly, safeguard the nation, he has no option. Risks must be taken and foreign policy is the place to start.

4 Midterm Lessons About the Politics of Climate Change

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The GOP has taken control of the Senate after winning a handful of red states. This makes Senator Mitch McConnell the new Majority Leader, yet voters have not endorsed McConnell's pro-polluter agenda of dirty air and unlimited climate change pollution.

Zach Carter

How Obamacare Could Save Alison Lundergan Grimes

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most polls show Alison Lundergan Grimes trailing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky's closely watched Senate race. But a...

Jason Cherkis

Alison Lundergan Grimes May Have Found Mitch McConnell's Weak Spot

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Alison Lundergan Grimes down in almost every poll in a tight race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, her success may h...

Igor Bobic

Democrats Reverse, Pour Money Back Into Kentucky Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Emboldened by new polling showing a tight race for Senate in Kentucky, Democrats are recommitting funds to boost Democrat Alison Lunderg...

In the Age of Ebola, Is America Really Going to Elect the 'Government Shutdown Party'?

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It appears as if the American people are willing to entrust their health and safety to the only party in history that has shutdown the U.S. government, and seems not to be able to kick the habit.

The Koch Agenda and the Republican Party: Why Won't They Answer the Question?

Mike Lux | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The Koch agenda, which is now on tape and in transcript form for anyone who wants to look, is devastating to Republicans if Democrats make it an issue. Democrats just have keep asking the question Republicans refuse to answer, about whether they would repudiate the agenda laid out at the Kochs' secret conference.

Senator Alexander Needs to Read the NLRA

Larry Cohen | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Sen. ​Lamar Alexander has become the newest worst expert on U.S. labor law. Instead of upholding the law as required by his oath of office, he wants to gut it while claiming to reform it.

5 Ways the Midterms Will Shape the Clean Energy and Climate Future

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The choices we make in the voting booth always carry weight, but they have even greater heft in a year when control of the Senate is up for grabs, when GOP leaders have promised to roll back decades-worth of public health and environmental safeguards, and when the threat of climate change grows more severe.

Top Aide To Mitch McConnell Linked To Shady Deal

The Daily Beast | Ben Jacobs | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

Politics makes strange bedfellows and there was no pairing stranger in the 2014 election cycle than when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell hired ...

McConnell's Reconciliation

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm using the word "reconciliation" in a very specific rules-of-the-Senate fashion. Because McConnell just revealed to Politico how he intends to govern, should his party take control of the Senate in November -- and it appears that the previously-arcane "budget reconciliation" maneuver will figure heavily in his playbook.

Sam Stein

McConnell Warms Up To The Idea Of Another Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the aftermath of the October 2013 government shutdown -- as each side took stock of its gains and losses -- Senate Minority Leader Mi...

Mitch McConnell May Find More To Be Desired In Tuesday Night's Primary Returns

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

Though Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell easily defeated his Republican primary challenger, his campaign may be concerned by the election returns...

A Solution to Citizens United

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

In the wake of Citizens United decision, and the more recent McCutcheon case, there has been lots of discussion about campaign finance reform and the ...

Senate Democrats Quietly Fold to Allow Senator McConnell to Repeal Portion of Presidential Financing System

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The failure of Senate Democrats to challenge Senator McConnell on the legislation passed Tuesday while McConnell blocks all campaign finance reform bills raises serious questions about just how committed Senate Democrats are to addressing the nation's campaign finance problems.

McConnell: Congress Won't Make 'A Lot Of Big Important Things' Happen This Year

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Friday that those hoping for comprehensive immigration reform and other policy changes from Congre...

New McConnell Campaign: Further Left On Healthcare Than Obama?

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

The success of Obamacare in Kentucky may be pushing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to the left in his 2014 re-election campaign, at le...

Stop Worrying - Love the Bomb

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.22.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Read How This Democrat Is Going To Beat Mitch McConnell

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) thinks she can beat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in next year's Senate race. The Kentucky secretary o...