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How an 'Independent Caucus' Could Form in the Senate and End Gridlock

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If Republicans win control of the Senate, there will be the gridlock -- only much worse. It will be so bad that the American people will look back on this current Congress as "productive". Suppose, however, that independents actually control the balance of power. If they act together, they can break the gridlock.

What's at Stake With the Surveillance State

Kabir Helminski | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Kabir Helminski

There's a fable that has been told for at least seven centuries: A man is seen taking refuge in a dark alley, breathless and frightened. He bumps into...

Sam Stein

Senate Democrats Worry Obama Will Do Lame-Duck Deal On Social Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Concern is mounting among some Senate Democrats that President Barack Obama will make a deal with Senate Republicans during the lame-duc...

Friday Talking Points [167] -- Happy Friday the Thirteenth, Ron!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ron Paul, apparently, is not a superstitious kind of guy. Tempting fate, as it were, he announced today that he's running for president once again -- on Friday the thirteenth.

Friday Talking Points [163] -- The Ads Just Write Themselves

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Something the media largely missed in the midst of multiple budgetary battles this week was the fact that this is what bipartisanship looks like.

Bernie Sanders: Obama Primary Challenge Would 'Enliven' 2012 Debate

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said in an interview this week that President Barack Obama facing a primary challenge from the left could serve to "enlive...

Class Warfare Indeed

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Before I even begin here, I'd like to address what my critics will respond with, when they hear what I have to say. They're going to call these ideas...

Friday Talking Points [149] -- Making Holiday Sausage

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The holidays are just around the corner, and the preparatory legislative sausage-making on Capitol Hill is in full swing. What a happy, happy time of...

Bernie Sanders Filibuster: Senator Stalls Tax Cut Deal

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: The filibuster ended just shy of 7:00 PM ET, after 8 hours and 37 minutes of speaking. ... Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is leading a stalling...

Bernie Sanders Blasts Tax Cut Deal

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) appeared disgusted Monday over a recently reached deal between the White House and Republicans that would allow the Bush t...

Friday Talking Points [148] -- Aliens Landing?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

So the good news this week was apparently that giant mutant space monsters are not, in fact, about to arrive and (assumably) enslave humankind and eat...

Lucia Graves

Social Security Advocates Slam Debt Commission's 'Regressive' Proposal, Join Bernie Sanders In Crafting Progressive Alternative

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Social Security advocates have been quick to come out against the proposal released Wednesday by the co-chairs of President Barack Obama...

Sanders: Scream and Shout for Wall Street Reform

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Greenwald

What would you do if you discovered that your spouse drowned because of a faulty life preserver, and that the person who sold the life preserver won a $1 million bet on whether your spouse would drown?

Friday Talking Points [123] -- A Working Senate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Senate has actually been dealing with many financial issues that will directly effect American consumers, and they've been doing so in an orderly way. You'd think this would be news.

No More Funds for Philanderers

Myriam Miedzian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Myriam Miedzian

Democrats cheat on their wives with girlfriends or prostitutes, while Republicans tend to be on the more seedy side. Are some politicians driven to the risk inherent in illicit sex?

Bernie Sanders: The Middle Class Today Is In Desperate Shape (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) was on fire in his weekly YouTube video, "Senator Sanders Unfiltered." "The reality is that the middle class today ...

Obama and Bright Lines in the Sand

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama again refused to give a strong defense of the public option himself. By doing so, he just dug the hole deeper. What exactly does Obama stand for in the health care debate?

Here's What Happens To Biden's Senate Seat If He Becomes VP

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

The Democrats are expected to increase their lead in the Senate in November, but their Holy Grail is the 60 votes needed to stop future Republican filibusters.