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Tom Udall

Stop Polluters From Putting Their Money Where Your Mouth Is

Courtney Hight | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Courtney Hight

Udall and Bennet's amendment will overturn the damaging effects of Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United v. FEC that have thrown open the floodgates to a tidal wave of corrupting campaign cash. Ever since these decisions, the amount of toxic money from big polluters in our political system has skyrocketed.

Americans Can Do Anything

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The majority of Americans want the minimum wage raised, unemployment insurance extended, Social Security protected, and infrastructure like highways improved, but that's not what Congress is doing. Instead, it is slashing the budget in ways that the majority hates, including cutting food stamps and preserving tax breaks for corporations.

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 ...

Constitutional Amendment Needed Now to Reestablish Rule by the People; Scheduled Senate Vote Applauded

Robert Weissman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Robert Weissman

Depending on how one counts, only 600 or 1,200 people ran up against the aggregate contribution limits overturned by McCutcheon. That's the universe of people who will gain a greater ability to make campaign contributions as a result of that decision, to the detriment of the rest of the nation's citizens.

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Will Vote On Constitutional Amendment To Roll Back Campaign Finance Decisions

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate will vote in 2014 on a constitutional amendment to reverse Supreme Court rulings that prevent limitations on campaign spendin...

"One Dollar, One Vote"

Brandon Faske | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Brandon Faske

There are a lot of important issues to be tackled -- income inequality, education reform, infrastructure improvements, etc. -- but until money gets taken out of the political arena, national priorities will continue to get pushed to the wayside.

GOP Senator Shows Up At Wrong Hearing

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

There's a first time for everything. Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) suffered one of those unfortunate moments on Wednesday when he showed up to the wrong ...

Local Veterans and Senators Support Proposed Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

Mark Starr | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green
Mark Starr

They do a lot of things well in New Mexico. It is truly a Land of Enchantment. However, one area to address is the protection of significant historical sites and artifacts within the state's borders.

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.

Joy Resmovits

DC School Vouchers Program Found To Lack Oversight

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

Washington, D.C.'s school voucher program, a political football often caught up in congressional budget battles, suffers from poor oversight, accordin...

Can the Mormon Church Save ENDA?

Fred Karger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Fred Karger

There are 10 Mormon members of the House of Representatives. If the Mormon Church would use its influence to get all 10 Mormon House members to support ENDA and have them to put some friendly pressure on Speaker Boehner, ENDA would likely become law.

Kate Sheppard

Will Congress Finally Reform Chemical Safety Policy After 37 Years?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The EPA's decision late last week to withdraw two proposed changes to chemical safety and disclosure rules is another sign that the coun...

Senate Committee Passes Key Spending Bill

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House would need an OK from Congress to use military force in Syria under a defense spending bill in the Senate. The bill cle...

Michael McAuliff

Senators Allege 'Troubling' Lawbreaking In NSA Snooping

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency's massive collection of all Americans' phone records breaks laws without making the country safer, two memb...

Paul Blumenthal

States Take Lead On Post-Citizens United Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pushback against the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision keeps growing in the states. Over the first six months of this year, even ...

If They Can Lie About NSA/Snowden, They Can Lie About Syria and Iran

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If government officials can lie to Congress without consequence, we're in big trouble in terms of democracy and the rule of law, especially as these apply to the reform of U.S. foreign policy.

Caitlin MacNeal

Senators Back Anti-Citizens United Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Caitlin MacNeal | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) on Tuesday each proposed constitutional amendments aimed at reforming the campaign fin...

President Obama Has Three Questions to Answer on Arms to Syria

Jon Soltz | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Recent history and the current intelligence on the ground supports the conclusion that the risks are just too great. After over a decade of war overseas, now is not the time to arm an unorganized, unfamiliar, and unpredictable group of rebels.

McCain Poses With Alleged Terrorists -- Proof That Involvement in Syria Is a Bad Idea

Jon Soltz | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

If a U.S. senator can unwittingly pose for pictures with terrorists in Syria, how can we guarantee that the arms McCain supports sending there won't also end up in the same place McCain did -- with terrorists?

Sam Stein

IRS Scandal Puts Dems Who Called For Investigation Of Conservative Group In A Bind

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During the fall months of 2010, congressional Democrats grew increasingly alarmed that conservative non-profit groups, backed by big-mon...

Paul Blumenthal

Who Has The Biggest 2014 War Chest?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Republican incumbent senators retained the largest campaign accounts at the end of the first quarter of 2013 fundraising, but a numb...

Jason Linkins

National Journal, American Conservative Union Release Their Congressional Rankings And Awards

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

It's awards season, everyone. And not just for the painted madames and monsieurs of the glittering silver screen, no sir! It's also time to hand out a...

How the NFL Can Save the U.S. Senate From Filibuster Hell

Art Brodsky | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Art Brodsky

If there were unlimited timeouts, football games would go on forever. So the NFL limits the number of timeouts. With those rules, the timeout becomes an essential part of strategy. "Clock management" is essential. Now, apply clock management to the U.S. Senate.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Labor Union Begins Ads Against Silent Filibuster

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Communications Workers of America labor union, a lead group in the Fix the Senate Now coalition, is launching an advertising campaig...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Filibuster Reform Advocates Push For Talking Filibuster

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just a week left to influence the looming debate over filibuster reform, Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Elizab...