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Is the October Surprise That Democrats Could Ace November Midterms?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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R. Christie and Lamarche focus on Congress -- why it voted 3:1 for Obama's Syria-ISIS plan and who'll make the grade in the upcoming midterm exam? And they split on the greater 'existential threat' to U.S.: Ron says ISIS, Gara says climate. Three beheadings vs. "There's no Planet B"?

Pat Roberts Is Pulling Out All The Stops

AP | By THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas took his conservative re-election message into the state's swing-voting east Saturday in his latest...

Polls Show Kansas Court Decision Could Boost Independent In Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

A Thursday night court decision knocking Democrat Chad Taylor off the Kansas Senate ballot may boost independent Greg Orman's campaign to unseat Sen. ...

Kansas Supreme Court Orders State To Remove Democrat's Name From Ballot In Senate Race

AP | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot, in a...

Push Continues For Replacement Democrat On Ballot

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Republican serving as Kansas' top elections official won't give up on forcing Democrats to field a U.S. Senate candidate eve...

Kansas Democrat Sues To Get Name Off Senate Ballot

AP | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Democratic candidate in Kansas' Senate race is asking the state Supreme Court to remove his name from the ballot, a move des...

Instead of 'Legitimate Rape' Remarks, This Time Right-Wing Economic Policies Are Sinking GOP Chances

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Unless Republicans repudiate Reaganite supply side (i.e., trickle down) economics -- which stands at the very heart of contemporary, Tea Party conservatism and is the only thing unifying the increasingly disparate social conservative, libertarian, and Chamber of Commerce wings -- they own this debacle.

Coyly Campaigning in Kansas

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What it all boils down to is that we may not know which party controls the Senate when the votes are all in on election night. It may be days before anyone knows whether Democrats or Republicans will control the chamber.

Sen. Pat Roberts Tied With Independent Challenger In New Poll

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) is running dead even against independent challenger Greg Orman, according to the first Kansas Senate poll since the Democrat...

Mollie Reilly

GOP Senator Pat Roberts: Leave Marijuana Legalization Up To The States

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas), who is locked in a tough re-election battle, said Saturday that states should be free to legalize marijuana. During a ...

Igor Bobic

Pat Roberts Comes Out Swinging In Kansas Senate Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) didn't debate just Greg Orman, his independent challenger, on Saturday. He debated Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid by rele...

Jason Linkins

Everybody Calm Down About The Kansas Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

If you spent any time Wednesday scanning headlines and tweets about the Kansas Senate race, you wouldn't be thought a fool to have come away with the ...

Kansas Secretary Of State Says Dem Must Stay On Senate Ballot

AP | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Kansas says he'll challenge a decision to keep his name on the November ballot even th...

National GOP Swoops In To Protect Endangered Incumbent Senator

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

A veteran Republican strategist is heading to Kansas to help advise Sen. Pat Roberts' (R) floundering re-election campaign, according to The New York ...

GOP Questions Kansas Democrat's Decision To Drop Out Of Senate Race

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas businessman running as an independent candidate has emerged as a possible kingmaker in the fierce national fight betwee...

Democratic Candidate Withdraws From Senate Race In Kansas

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Democrat challenging three-term Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts ended his campaign Wednesday without explanation. Chad Tay...

Samantha Lachman

Democrats Could, Ironically, Hold The Senate If One Of Their Candidates Drops Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

Desperate times call for desperate measures, or so may go the thinking when it comes to Kansas' Senate race. Political chatter has increased in th...

Absentee Senator Pat Roberts Survives Bruising Kansas Primary

Erik Ose | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

Roberts appeared vulnerable earlier this year after questions were raised about his residency in Kansas, similar to what helped defeat veteran Sen. Richard Lugar two years ago.

GOP Senator Fends Off Tea Party Challenger

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) defeated challenger Milton Wolf in Tuesday's Republican primary, the Associated Press reports. Roberts, who has served ...

America Dodges 'Mother Of All Family Feuds' With Obama Kin's Defeat

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

Dr. Milton Wolf, a radiologist and President Barack Obama's second cousin once removed, didn't just tarnish his own political record when he lost his ...

Samantha Lachman

7 Primaries You Should Watch This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since Congress has left town for its five-week recess and focus is turning elsewhere, this week's elections across the country will be m...

Tea Party Candidate Dogged By Graphic X-Ray Facebook Posts

AP | By JOHN HANNA | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — Milton Wolf's chances of becoming the next tea party insurgent to knock off a GOP party titan got a huge boost when it was revea...

Tea Party Challenger Confronts Senator During Campaign Stop

AP | By JOHN HANNA | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Tea-party challenger Milton Wolf confronted U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts during a walking tour in eastern Kansas on Wednesday, interru...

Marina Fang

Here Are The (Mostly) Old White Men Who Will Be Running The Senate If The GOP Takes Over

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Huffington Post recently asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) how he thought the current minority leader, Mitch McCo...

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans Launch Second Post-McCutcheon Supercommittee To Tap Megadonors

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Every year, the Republican Party launches a fundraising committee linking a handful of its most important Senate candidates together to ...