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Marina Fang

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

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Candidates Find A Way To Give Those Friendly Super PACs A Helping Hand | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest trend in Senate campaigns is the posting of b-roll footage on the Internet, available to download. The goal isn't to draw the...

Turns Out Constituents Actually Prefer If You Live In Their State

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

Sen. Pat Roberts' (R-Kan.) disapproval ratings have increased by 10 points in the past year, according to a survey released Friday by the Democratic f...

Veteran Republican Senator Faces Questions About Where He Really Lives

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is facing questions about whether he lives in his native Kansas or the Washington, D.C., area. Robe...

Friday Talking Points -- Freedom From Job Lock

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The next big legislative fight (raising the debt ceiling) is just around the corner, and the Republicans can't seem to agree on what to hold as hostage.

Senator Tells Surgeon General Nominee There Are Indian Doctors Where He's From, Too

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) extended an off-color invitation Tuesday to Dr. Vivek Murthy, President Barack Obama's nominee for surgeon gen...

Michael McAuliff

Senators Admit Congress Really Sucked In 2013 | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The toughest challenge for Congress in 2013 turns out to be determining whether anything good happened, anything at all, especially for ...

Conservative Group Endorses Obama Cousin

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A hard-right conservative group led by former Kansas Rep. Jim Ryun is endorsing a Republican who is trying to oust three-term GOP ...

Luke Johnson

Conservative Group Endorses Obama Relative | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a sign of conservative appetite to unseat incumbent Republicans, the Senate Conservatives Fund announced Tuesday that it was endorsin...

John Celock

Obama's Cousin Faces Uphill Tea Party Battle | John Celock | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

Milton Wolf, President Barack Obama's second cousin once removed, is likely to face an uphill challenge if he goes ahead with a Republican primary cha...

I Can No Longer Sit on the Sidelines in the Debate Over the Next Fed Chair

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.21.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

"I wouldn't want Larry Summers to mow my yard." That little gem was uttered Monday by Senator Pat Roberts in what has to be a fight the White House really doesn't want to have right now.

GOP Senator Won't Vote For Janet Yellen, Even Though She's Better Than Larry Summers

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) would prefer Janet Yellen to Larry Summers to lead the Federal Reserve, but he still intends to vote against her if Presiden...

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Senator's Phone Rings During Floor Speech, Jokes It's Biden | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Worse than your phone ringing in the theater? Having it go off in the middle of your Senate floor peroration against Democrats. That'...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Senator Doesn't 'Know What We've Done To Mother Nature' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) took to the Senate floor Tuesday to lament the need for crop insurance, pointing out that extreme weather has ...

Now, Not Later -- We Need to Talk About the Farm Bill

Robert Lawrence | Posted 03.12.2013 | Food
Robert Lawrence

The farm bill extension that passed was written behind closed doors and serves a few powerful interests -- not the interests of the average citizen, public health, and the environment. We should be outraged.

Ryan Grim

'Off With Their Heads': U.S. Politicians Eye Europe Warily | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Ned Simons reported from London, Alexandre Phalippou from Paris, and Ryan Grim from Washington. When Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke ventured...

Lawmakers Caught In Tricky Situation, Key Group Prepares For The Worst

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Promoting farm subsidies was once a no-brainer for rural members of Congress seeking re-election. This year, it's a bit trickier. As la...

Jason Linkins

GOP Senators Can't Remember This "Drill, Baby, Drill" Thing People Keep Talking About | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At some point in the past, you may have gained a passing familiarity with this catchy, chantable little phrase, "Drill, Baby, Drill." It was sort of semi-ubiquitous, remember? It was pretty much one of the three or four things that everyone who watched the McCain campaign understood as an actual, sort of, policy that the Arizona Senator supported. But maybe it is just a trick of memory! Because with gallons of oil floating around in the Gulf of Mexico as a backdrop, Senators Jon Kyl and Pat Roberts are basically telling reporters, "Drill, baby, drill? Was that, like, a thing?"

Jeff Muskus

Conservative Dems, GOP Senators Lobby To Delay Health Reform | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican and conservative Democrat lawmakers revived a push Wednesday for the kind of delay to health care reform that a GOP senator admitted was pa...

Jason Linkins

Stephen Colbert Takes Aim At Relationship Between Legislators, Health Care Lobbyists (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

On last night's The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert took aim at the way the health care reform bill has been impacted by lobbyists -- which is to...

Pat Roberts Pleads For Three-Day Delay So Lobbyists Can Read Health Care Legislation (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Senate Finance Committee member Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) earnestly pleaded on Wednesday for the committee to delay a vote on its version of health care re...

VIDEO: Kansans Laugh at Rep. Tiahrt's Health Reform Lies

Mike Nellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Nellis

It's been a barrel of laughs this summer for Kansas Republicans. However, instead of Rep. Lynn Jenkins laughing at uninsured constituents, we find v...

Arthur Delaney

Health Care Discussed At Fundraiser For GOP Senators On Finance Committee | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Members of the Senate Finance Committee -- the last committee still wrangling over health care reform legislation -- have raised eyebrows lately with ...

The Senate Hates Young People and Trees...

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Brewer

S.482 is the lowest of low-hanging fruit, and it's time the Senate picked this one off and let us move on to even more pressing transparency issues.