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Congressional Democrats Making Huge Mistake Targeting Hate Speech

Alan Colmes | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Alan Colmes

Democrats Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Hakeem Jeffreys of New York want to clamp down on what can be said on radio under the rubric of "hate speech," and it's a terrible idea. Government should stay as far away from broadcast content as possible.

Senate Democrats Urge Obama To Approve Keystone XL

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the...

Senate Democrats' Committee Outraises GOP Rivals

AP | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The campaign committee to elect Democrats to the Senate again outraised its Republican counterpart in March. The Democratic Senat...

Senate Democrats Side With Cruz

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a bill Monday to bar a former hostage-taker tapped to be Iran's ambassador to the United Nations from entering...

Dave Jamieson

Tom Harkin Asks For One Last Raise Before Retirement | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Harkin keeps a copy of a D.C. restaurant worker's paycheck in his Capitol Hill office. The Democrat likes to talk about it when...

Moderate Democrats Open To Lower Minimum Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

Already facing heavy Republican opposition, congressional Democrats who support raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour now find themselves beatin...

House Backs Bill To Sue President Over Laws

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting Barack Obama as a president run amok, the House voted on Wednesday for a bill that would expedite congressional lawsuits a...

Michael McAuliff

Why Democrats Aren't Passing Their Own Budget | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. Senate won't bother passing their own budget this...

House GOP Votes To Take 'Consumer' Out Of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

By Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday to overh...

Sam Stein

Democrats Learn To Love Billionaire Hedge Fund Donors | Sam Stein | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A hedge fund manager is pledging to spend $100 million in an effort to tip the balance of congressional elections and advance his person...

Senator Named Indian Affairs Chairman

AP | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Sen. Jon Tester is the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, while newly appointed Sen. John Walsh has b...

Obama Huddles With Senate Dems

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama solicits advice Wednesday from his party's senators, the voices of some Democrats may come through lou...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Democratic Super PAC Raises Big Bucks To Defend Majority | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority PAC, the Democratic super PAC focused on Senate elections, raised more than $4.7 million from donors in the last half of...

Here's How Much Senate Dems Banked

AP | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats' committee to elect senators raised $52.6 million last year and has more than $12 million in the bank to defend thei...

Schumer Pitches Ploy To Undercut Tea Party

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 3 Senate Democrat says a two-party primary would undercut the tea party movement. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer says a numb...

Sam Stein

Leahy Warns That Congress May 'Screw Up' Iran Negotiations | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, urged his colleagues on Sunday to not enact a new round of sanction...

Obama Urges Senate Democrats To Oppose Iran Sanctions

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama met with Senate Democrats at the White House on Wednesday, urging senators to oppose new sanctions against Iran, ...

Luke Johnson

Iran Sanctions Bill Sponsor Warns Of Munich As Senate Democrats Try To Help Obama | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Several top Senate Democrats who support an Iran sanctions bill sponsored by Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said ...

Senate Completes Overhaul Of Key Appeals Court

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed one of President Barack Obama's key judicial nominees. The confirmation of Robert Wilkins to the U.S. Cou...

In The Worst Congress Ever, These Few Lawmakers Actually Did Something

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The 113th Congress is on track to pass just 55 bills in 2013 -- a record low level of productivity. But despite the historic levels of inter-party...

Senate Dems Flex New Muscle

Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are demonstrating their new ability to thwart Republican filibusters with a vote that would make judges appointed...

Senate Democrats Push Obama Nominees While GOP Bides Its Time

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh from shackling the traditional blocking ability of the Senate's minority party, Democrats are ready to muscle through Presid...

Some Democrats Shunning Obama After Popularity Drops

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats running for re-election in Arkansas, Louisiana and other Republican-leaning states faced enough problems before Presiden...


Paula Gordon | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

It feels unusually fortuitous that Thanksgiving and the beginning of Hanukkah overlap this year.

Obama Calls GOP An 'Impediment'

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Money, star power and Hollywood awaited President Barack Obama on West Coast swing featuring a bit of official business but mostly...