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The Hissing of the Fat Cats

Mike Lux | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The powerful, super-wealthy people at the top of the economic food chain have noticed all this populist stirring. Boy, have they noticed. In spite of all their power and wealth, they are offended that anyone is suggesting that the system should be tinkered with. They're speaking out -- in truly silly ways -- and putting their money where their mouths are.

Third Way, Elizabeth Warren, and the Real Battle

Mike Lux | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The far more important question is how we win the bigger more consequential war that sparked this little back-and-forth this week: the war that Wall Street and the other powers that be are fighting to defeat the progressive populist ideas of our leaders and our movement.

Tough News From Texas -- But the Fight Is Far From Over

Cecile Richards | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Access to reproductive health care should never depend on your zip code -- and from statehouses to courthouses to the ballot box, we are going to continue the fight to make sure it doesn't.

Friday Talking Points -- A 'Regular Disorder' Rant

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

After pointing out one story which was strangely ignored in the pile-on in the media this week, it seems the profits for the company contracted to build the Obamacare site are way up. How nice for them, eh? Sigh.

Wendy Davis Makes Big Campaign Announcement

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

Sen. Wendy Davis's (D-Fort Worth) camp announced Sunday that Karin Johanson will manage her campaign for Texas governor. Johanson, the former execu...

Dem Senator 'Worried' By Tea Party Extremism

Salon | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

After seven terms as a progressive Wisconsin congresswoman, Tammy Baldwin joined the Senate in January – becoming the body’s first openly gay memb...

Populism vs. Nihilism

Mike Lux | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The contrast between tea party extremism and populist progressives could not be more telling. Both are based in part on the anger tough times stir up, but these two movements are moving in opposite directions.

Amanda Terkel

Big Bipartisan Gay Rights Bill Introduced In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House and Senate is introducing legislation that would ensure that same-sex partners of federal e...

Tammy Baldwin Comes Out Against Syria Strikes

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) announced her opposition to U.S. military action in Syria on Tuesday, just hours after President Barack Obama met with sen...

'Sit Down And Shut Up!'

AP | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tempers and frustrations are flaring in Congress on the eve of its August recess. "Have senators sit down and shut up, OK," Majority Le...

Michelangelo Signorile

Tammy Baldwin: ENDA Victory Is 'Not Going To Be Smooth Sailing'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis) said she was “pleasantly surprised” by the vote in a key committee recently on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act...

Danielle Schlanger

20-Week Abortion Ban DOA In Senate, Dems Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

A group of Democratic Senators made clear on Wednesday that a House Republican bill prohibiting women from having abortions 20 weeks after conception ...

Politicians Have Not Been the Leaders of the Gay Rights Movement

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Joan E. Dowlin

We were compared to drug addicts and the mentally ill. We were even preached to that God hates us. Is it any wonder we were all in the closet back then?

Inspired by Wendy Davis? Run for Office

Nina Flores | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Nina Flores

Need more inspiration? Wendy Davis is not alone in confronting increasingly absurd legislative efforts aimed at maintaining the status quo and the will of dominant institutions.

Amanda Terkel

How Tammy Baldwin Heard Supreme Court Struck Down DOMA, Prop. 8

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Like so many political junkies, LGBT activists, Supreme Court watchers and interested Americans, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) was obsessi...

Amanda Terkel

Tammy Baldwin Reaching Out To Senate Republicans On ENDA

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Senate prepares to take up legislation that would bar workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender iden...

Living History

Mike Lux | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

There is a convergence of progressive excitement and energy unseen since anytime since the 1960s. It is more than coincidence that such moments happen. They usually happen because of a few key people who are the connective tissue behind the different movements.

Politicians Giving Commencement Speeches In 2013

Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Commencement season is upon us, and some lucky college graduates will hear from some big names on their special day. President Barack Obama, forme...

Recapping a Badger Game of Thrones

Josh Burstein | Posted 05.22.2013 | Comedy
Josh Burstein

The year was 2010, and the loss of Senator Russ Feingold signaled the ringing in of a dark winter in Wisconsin.

Michelangelo Signorile

Tammy Baldwin Addresses GOP Senator's Gay Marriage Reversal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.21.2013 | Gay Voices

Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, who in 2012 became the first openly gay person elected to the U.S. Senate, says she spent a full day in...

Amanda Terkel

Tammy Baldwin: Controversial Scott Walker Decision 'Driven By Politics'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is going after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) for rejecting the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medcaid,...

Amanda Terkel

Tammy Baldwin To Vote For Chuck Hagel As Defense Secretary

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress' only openly gay senator intends to back former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) for Defense Secretary, confident that he will support...

We Are All Just People

Elan Barnehama | Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Elan Barnehama

By any measure there have been tremendous gains in acceptance. But still, the list containing Mollie Olgin and Kristene Chapa, Jadin Bell, Tyler Clementi, Matthew Shepard, and countless others is not shrinking.

Amanda Terkel

Fate Of Filibuster In Mitch McConnell's Hands

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is joining the fight to reform the filibuster, arguing that change is needed to move beyond "political obstr...

Elise Foley

20 Women Make History In The Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Amanda Terkel, Jennifer Bendery, Ryan Grim, Eliot Nelson and Laura Bassett contributed reporting. WASHINGTON -- Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat from Nor...