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House, Senate Dems Outraise GOP

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political parties, their campaign committees and super PACs faced a Sunday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how m...

Senate Dems Attempt To Steer Attention Away From Obamacare

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan has her Republican opponent right where she wants him geographically — and, therefor...

Dave Jamieson

Senate Democrats Think You Deserve Overtime Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats want more American workers to be taking home overtime pay. Echoing a similar move by President Barack Obama, a bill ...

Obama To Headline First Super PAC Fundraiser

AP | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will headline his first super PAC fundraiser Tuesday in New York. The White House says Obama...

GOP Seizes Upon Veterans Affairs Scandal In New Attacks Against Democrats

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Republicans are seizing upon the growing scandal enveloping the Department of Veterans Affairs to attack President Barack Obama and vulnerable Democra...

Club For Growth Enlists A Parrot To Mock Vulnerable Senate Democrats

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

Club for Growth is targeting a pair of vulnerable Senate Democrats by highlighting their support of President Barack Obama's health care law. The r...

Igor Bobic

Harry Reid Proposes Changing Constitution To Block The Koch Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday called for amending the U.S. Constitution to bar big money donors from having an ...

Democrats Employ Their Fathers In Tough Senate Races

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Father's Day isn't for another month, but a number of the country's top Senate contests are already seeing a flood of television ads featuring the fat...

Dave Jamieson

Senate Republicans Block Minimum Wage Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats could not advance their bill to raise the minimum wage on Wednesday, failing by a vote of 54-42 to clear the filibuster...

Progressive Senate Campaign Targets Republicans In Key Races

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

A progressive super PAC is launching a campaign to "save the Senate" Wednesday with plans to target Republicans in key Senate races through massive vo...

Congressional Democrats Making Huge Mistake Targeting Hate Speech

Alan Colmes | Posted 06.18.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 05.12.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.30.2014 | 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 04.29.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...