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on Nov 13, 2014 - 13:57 PM ET
Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren will be part of the Democrats’ leadership team in the Senate, the party decided on Thursday morning. At the urging of majority leader Harry Reid, a new position was created for Warren: strategic policy adviser to the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.

Several outlets have reported Warren will be a...

on Nov 5, 2014 - 11:25 AM ET
Initiative 594

There weren’t many bright spots for progressives on Tuesday, but if you back stronger gun laws, things went even better than you could have reasonably expected.

The big news was in Washington State, where a ballot initiative implementing tough universal background checks on gun purchases and transfers...

on Nov 4, 2014 - 23:12 PM ET
Mitch McConnell

When Iowa and North Carolina were called almost simultaneously a little before 11:30 Tuesdaynight, the seemingly inevitable became official: Republicans will control the Senate and thus the entire legislative branch.

On a variety of fronts, this new alignment is going to be hugely problematic for progressive governance—perhaps for governance, period. These will be the major flash points. The last one is the most important because it’s how the GOP will...

on Nov 2, 2014 - 12:30 PM ET
Hillary Clinton

new orleansIn places where there is a contested Senate race, chances are it is the most expensive midterm election in state history. Louisiana is no exception. Federal Election Commission filings show well over $30 million spent by candidates and outside groups.

At a raucous gathering for Senator Mary Landrieu on Saturday,...

on Oct 29, 2014 - 14:15 PM ET
Chamber of Commerce

The midterm elections are less than a week away, and money is pouring into contested states and districts at a furious pace. A new analysis from Public Citizen shows the biggest “dark money” spender is none other than the US Chamber of Commerce, a mega-trade group representing all sorts of corporations—and one that is spending exclusively...

on Oct 24, 2014 - 13:42 PM ET

Washington State news outlets are reporting that shots were fired inside a high school outside Seattle late Friday morning. KIRO in Seattle reported that around 10:45 am Pacific time, 911 calls and tweets started rolling in about a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington:

Crime, Guns and Gun Control, Media