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GOP Senator: 'I Would Look At' Filibuster Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the Senate's departing moderate Republicans expressed openness on Tuesday to the idea of filibuster reform, lamenting the ideolog...

Ryan Grim

Progressive Favorite Chellie Pingree Likely To Run For Senate In Maine

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is all but certain to make a bid for the Senate in the wake of Sen. Olympia Snowe's (R) retirement announ...

A President Standing in Quicksand

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The political wizards around Obama do not understand how demoralizing the Obama presidency has been for his most enthusiastic supporters. Their candidate turned out to be a Chicago pol with a veneer of populism.

Notes From TED: Can Simplicity and Innovation Overcome Complexity and Cynicism?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Arianna Huffington

TED is the perfect antidote to cynicism. The one thing you're never going to hear here is: "I love your idea, but it will never fly... you'll never get it past middle America... you'll never get it past Olympia Snowe!" READ MORE Do You Yahoo!? We Do Too (Check Out Our New Yahoo! App) This cool tool lets you quickly flip through all our different sections and preview the latest posts from our top bloggers. And that's just one of the ways we've synced up HuffPost and Yahoo!. READ MORE The Tea Party 600: Canaries in the Political Coal Mine? Think of the Tea Party movement as a boil alerting us to the infection lurking under the skin of the body politic. READ MORE WATCH: Arianna Discusses Glenn Beck and Political Paranoia on Reliable Sources WATCH: Arianna Discusses the Tea Party and Sarah Palin on Countdown

Nate Silver: Health Care Is Hazardous to Poll Numbers for Grassley, Other Senators

fivethirtyeight.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the things about the so-called Gang of Six -- the group of Senators to which Max Baucus issued an exclusive invitation to participate in health...

To Succeed, Obama Needs to Channel His Inner LBJ

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Hill

When it comes to Obama lining up votes from recalcitrant members of his own party, LBJ's brawling, Southern style of trench politics is the one best suited for the current health care reform challenge.

Worst Week Ever: Republicans Unhinged

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

This week, just like the stock market (funny how that goes), Republicans hit yet a new low.

Neo-Confederacy Erupts with Governors' Rejection of Stimulus Money

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Today, the Neo-Confederacy obstructs the federal government's attempt to alleviate some of the suffering of the descendants of those slaves even while the nation endures its worst economic disaster in 70 years.