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Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Grip Up For Another Debt Showdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite the risk of economic and political fallout, Senate Republicans Tuesday said they're standing with House Speaker John Boehner (R-...

Elise Foley

Dream Act Supporters Sue The Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Would-be Dream Act beneficiaries aren't just angry that the bill failed in the Senate in 2010: Some also are joining a lawsuit seeking a...

Sam Stein

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...

Broader Reform Lessons From Dick Lugar's Primary Defeat

Rob Richie | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Rob Richie

Winner-take-all voting incentivizes partisanship, compels centrists to squeeze into restrictive ideological boxes and rewards the "us-versus-them" mentality moderates resist.

Are There Any Responsible Republicans Out There?

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The defeat Tuesday of Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana in the Republican primary -- trounced by a Tea-Partier -- is one more nail in the coffin of the...

Schwarzenegger Joins The Barrage Of Republicans Attacking Republicans

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.08.2012 | Los Angeles

Republican darling former President Ronald Reagan popularized a phrase known as the Eleventh Commandment: "Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Repu...

In Race for US Senate in Maine, Record, not Gender, Matters Most to Women

Cynthia Dill | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

While you certainly don't have to be a woman to support women's rights, you do have to have a record of increasing the financial security of women and their families.

Olympia Snowe War Chest May Not Go To Next Republican Nominee

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

According to a report in the Kennebec Journal, outgoing Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) may be using her campaign cash to aid candidates of her choice ra...

Snowe Replacement Faces Problem

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Independent Senate candidate Angus King of Maine has a woman problem. He's not one. The popular former governor is the undis...

Senate Candidate Leaves People Guessing

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Angus King is keeping people guessing whether he would side with Democrats or Republicans as a U.S. senator. But Maine's former t...

McConnell: 'War On Women' Is A 'Manufactured Issue'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) dismissed on Monday the idea that the GOP is waging a so-called war on women, calling it a "manufacture...

Matt Sledge

Olympia Snowe Laments Death Of Bipartisanship, 'Retro' Contraception Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe received an enthusiastic response at a gala on Monday meant to spur more women to run for elective office. The re...

Maine Senate Candidate Pushed To Pick A Party

Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

Angus King, the former governor of Maine who is running for Senate as an independent, is being pressured to announce which party he would caucus with ...

Jason Linkins

Olympia Snowe Gives Obama A 'Failing' Grade Because He Didn't Talk To Her Enough

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Olympia Snowe, having decided to quit the Senate, has apparently not yet reached the stage where you quietly go away and leave everybody alone. Despit...

Scott Brown's 'Strong Willed Women' Taught Him How To Cook, Clean And Sew

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Facing a female challenger for his Senate seat, Scott Brown has been working to bolster his support among Massachusetts women. In recent months, Brown...

4 Kinds of Republicans

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The Republican Party elite is depending on uneducated aging frightened white males and radical anti-abortion females for their votes. Long term the party is doomed.

Are Republicans Fielding a "Delegate" When America Wants a "Trustee?"

Harvard Kennedy School Democrats | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Harvard Kennedy School Democrats

Perhaps the greatest irony of 2012's long primary is this: In their bickering over who is the most conservative, the Republican candidates have unwittingly modeled themselves as "delegate presidents" when most conservative-minded voters would prefer a "trustee president."

Independent Shakes Up Race To Replace Snowe

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

* Poll shows King could win three-way race * Snowe had been expected to breeze to re-election By Ros Krasny ...

Jason Linkins

Former Legislators Can Get Staggeringly Rich Peddling Influence, In Case You'd Somehow Forgotten This

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

If the example of Senator Olympia Snowe is any guide, then the typical "Why I Am Leaving Congress" op-ed is fairly similar to Greg Smith's now-famous ...

Ex-Governor Not Running For Maine Senate Seat

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine — Former Gov. John Baldacci on Wednesday became the third prominent Democrat to bow out of the high-profile race for a U.S. Sena...

Kerrey Seeks To Join Comeback Senators

AP | By DONNA CASSATA and MARGERY A. BECK | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Call `em the comeback crew. Republican Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana and Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey served years in the...

Harry Reid Makes Elections Prediction

AP | Associated Press | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he feels confident Democrats will retain control of the Senate this fall, particularly after the ...

Murkowski Speaks Out On Big Regret

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she saw it coming, even before the public scolding last weekend at Alaska's Iditarod dog sled race. Siding...

Welcome to the U.S. Egress

Arnie Reisman | Posted 05.08.2012 | Comedy
Arnie Reisman

Today's Congress does not work and it is time to throw them all out.

Jason Linkins

Congresspersons, On Serving In Congress: This 'Sucks'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Times have just changed for today's legislators, who have to wake up every morning to the news that their approval ratings hover one or two points ahead of people who desecrate graves for fun.