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The One Question Everyone Is Asking About Mitch McConnell

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.05.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell officially became the next Senate Majority Leader on Tuesday, and the "wipeout" midterm election presents an important q...

Tom Daschle: Mitch McConnell 'Has A Chance To Make History' As Majority Leader

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 11.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle had some optimistic words to say on Tuesday about Mitch McConnell, who kept his Senate seat after...

Washington's 'Influence' Scandal Is Much Worse Than You Think

The Nation | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

On paper, the lobbying industry is quickly disappearing. In January, records indicated that for a third straight year, overall spending on lobbying de...

The Mysterious World of DC Centrism vs. a Platform That Real Voters Would Like

Mike Lux | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

D.C. Centrism embraces what the political establishment, especially including the big special interests who tend to control this town, thinks is right, even when the vast majority of Americans are opposed to it.

Which Side Is the Government On?

Mike Lux | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Senators Warren and Brown are making a huge difference, showing us that if we get a real live two-fisted fighter for working families in the ring on our behalf, it matters. That is why I decided to get involved in helping Rick Weiland run in South Dakota.

Politicizing the Benghazi Attacks

Joel Rubin | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Joel Rubin

Who would you trust then, to get the terrorists who killed these four patriotic Americans in Benghazi? The people who got bin Laden or the people who forgot bin Laden?

Is Post-Partisanship Passe? Schwarzenegger and Company (and Bill Clinton) Say No

William Bradley | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

The former two-term governor of California told me over the summer that he still believes that most things get done through "action in the center" away from the extremes.

David Brooks: ACA Built on Rotten Foundations and Romney's Secret Healthcare Plan (VIDEO)

Blaise Zerega | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Blaise Zerega

David Brooks's remarks predicted much of the reaction to the ruling and what it will mean for the upcoming election.

Jeffrey Young

Hospital Debt Collector Taps Washington Bigwigs In Bid To Restore Reputation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business

Accretive Health, a debt-collection company under fire for allegedly hounding hospital patients over unpaid bills, has hired former President George W...

Adam Goldberg

Al Sharpton: Supreme Court Overturning Obamacare Would Be 'A Travesty'

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Goldberg | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

As part of its ongoing series of chats with influential power players who breakfast at New York's Loews Regency Hotel, The Huffington Post scored inte...

Rising Foreclosures, Homelessness and the Women Who Need Our Help

Linda Daschle | Posted 06.06.2011 | Impact
Linda Daschle

Faced with multiple crises, many are being forced into homelessness. And homeless women -- who are at the greatest risk of violence and victimization on the streets -- need the most help.

Howard Fineman

Obama's New Chief Of Staff: The Final Candidates Emerge

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is in what appears to be the final stages of choosing a new White House Chief of Staff from among the following c...

10 Shadow Elitists of the Decade

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Keenan

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A Falsehood Wrapped in an Enigma Stuffed Into a Burrito

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

When Bush was president, criticism was unpatriotic. Under Obama, dissent is now the highest form of patriotism. That itself is absurd enough, but we have only just begun.

Shadow Elite: Will the Real Juan Williams Please Stand Up?

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Keenan

Williams, who pulled off representing two vastly different brands, qualifies as agile and edgy. But he's hardly an anomaly: These days, the idea that a journalist would operate with a single standard of conduct seems as dated as an 8-track tape.

Sam Stein

BOLD: Democrat Runs Aggressive Pro-Health Care Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The unwillingness of Democratic lawmakers to run on the passage of sweeping health care reform legislation has been an oft-noted feature of the 2010 c...

Sam Stein

Daschle Pins Health Care's Political Lifeline To North Dakota House Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Supporters of health care reform are pinning their hopes for the long-term political viability of the legislation on an otherwise off-the-radar House ...

Tom Daschle: Public Option Killed By 'Understanding' Between Legislators, Hospitals, Insurers

Wonk Room | Igor Volsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his book, Daschle reveals that after the Senate Finance Committee and the White House convinced hospitals to to accept $155 billion in payment red...

Pete Rouse, Rahm Emanuel Replacement, To Be Named Chief Of Staff Friday

The New York Times | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and JEFF ZELENY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mr. Obama plans to name Pete Rouse, a senior adviser, to replace Mr. Emanuel, two officials confirmed. Mr. Rouse has been at Mr. Obama's side since th...

Tom Daschle Denies Lobbying, But Works Directly With Top Firm's Lobbyists

Politico | Craig Frates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tom Daschle has earned millions of dollars telling the nation's biggest companies how to get what they want from official Washington. He's not a lawy...

Frustrated by the Kagan Hearings? Blame Tom Daschle

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

Reaching for a way to impact judicial nominations while in the minority, Democrats during the Bush administration agreed upon a strategy of fighting Bush's nominees based upon ideology as opposed to qualifications.

House Race in S.D. Could Be Decided on Indian Reservations

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

In a tight race in South Dakota, the Indian vote is usually the decider. The Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin vs. Kristi Noem race is shaping up to be that kind of a race.

Jason Linkins

Shadow Congress: TPM Offers Guide To More Than 170 Congressmen Turned Lobbyists

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In their ongoing efforts to destroy America, lobbying firms have hired over 170 former lawmakers to skulk around the corridors of power to make sure that moneyed interests retain their iron grip on your lawmakers.

Reid's Problem Isn't Nevada

Ross K. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ross K. Baker

The last person senators want as their spokesman or spokeswoman is a star. Why else would GOP senators have chosen McConnell?

Core Chicago Team Sinking Obama Presidency

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Serious critiques of the internal game around Obama have to be read -- because Obama is not winning. He is failing, and people need to consider why.