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Craft Beer Bill Passes Senate: SB 754 Would Protect Microbrewers

Craft Beer Bill Passes Senate: SB 754 Would Protect Microbrewers

The IL Senate just voted 48-1-3 to pass Senate Bill 754, which helps define a craft brewer and a brewpub as well as retaining self distribution rights for microbrewers across Illinois. The bill still has to pass the House as well as get the…

WV-2012 Senate: 48% Manchin (D), 40% Capito (R) (PPP 4/21-24)

WV-2012 Senate: 48% Manchin (D), 40% Capito (R) (PPP 4/21-24)

Public Policy Polling (D)4/21-24/11; 850 likely voters, 3.4% margin of errorMode: Automated phoneRead More…
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Democrats See Silver Lining In Dean Heller’s Nevada Senate Appointment

Democrats See Silver Lining In Dean Heller’s Nevada Senate Appointment

WASHINGTON — Democrats are seeking a bright side to the news that they will have to face an incumbent in Nevada’s 2012 Senate race now that Gov. Brian Sandoval has declared he’ll appoint Rep. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) to the seat.Heller will rep…

Harry Reid May Force A Senate Vote On Paul Ryan’s Budget

Harry Reid May Force A Senate Vote On Paul Ryan’s Budget

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office confirmed reports on Tuesday that the Nevada Democrat is thinking of holding a vote on Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget. That would force moderate Republican senators to take an un…

NV-2012 Senate: 47% Heller (R), 43% Berkley (D) (PPP 4/21-24)

NV-2012 Senate: 47% Heller (R), 43% Berkley (D) (PPP 4/21-24)

Public Policy Polling (D)4/21-24/11; 491 likely voters, 4.4% margin of errorMode: Automated phoneRead More…
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OH-2012 Senate: 49% Brown (D), 36% Blackwell (R) (Wenzel 4/6-7)

OH-2012 Senate: 49% Brown (D), 36% Blackwell (R) (Wenzel 4/6-7)

Wenzel Strategies 4/6-7/11; 1,264 likely voters, 2.7% margin of errorMode: Live telephone interviewsRead More…
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Senate Confirms Religious Freedom Ambassador

Senate Confirms Religious Freedom Ambassador

By Adelle M BanksReligion News ServiceWASHINGTON (RNS) A New York minister will soon fill the Obama administration’s long-vacant position to oversee international religious freedom after the Senate voted to confirm the Rev. Suzan Johnson Coo…

‘Gang of Six’ In The Senate Seeking A Plan On Debt

‘Gang of Six’ In The Senate Seeking A Plan On Debt

Days after President Obama called for forming a bipartisan group in Congress to begin negotiating a $4 trillion debt-reduction package, the parties have not even agreed to its membership. Yet six senators — three Democrats, three Republican…

PA-2012 Senate: 49% Casey (D), 37% Santorum (R) (PPP 4/7-10)

PA-2012 Senate: 49% Casey (D), 37% Santorum (R) (PPP 4/7-10)

Public Policy Polling (D)4/7-10/11; 593 likely voters, 4% margin of errorMode: Automated phoneRead More…
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Senate Dems To Obama: Stop Deporting DREAM Act Students

Senate Dems To Obama: Stop Deporting DREAM Act Students

WASHINGTON — Leading Senate Democrats, including Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.), called on the president on Wednesday to stop deporting undocumented young people who grew up in the United States. A letter signed by 22 Senate Democrats as…

Florida Senate Mulls Issuing Permits To Panhandlers

Florida Senate Mulls Issuing Permits To Panhandlers

As you know, we’re very patiently waiting for the Florida legislature to finally pass their long-awaited anti-bestiality law. In the meantime, what are those cats up to? Oh, hey, it says here that they are going to require homeless people …

Gay History Bill: California Senate Votes For Mandatory Gay History In Schools

Gay History Bill: California Senate Votes For Mandatory Gay History In Schools

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The state Senate has approved legislation that would require California’s public schools to include gay history in social studies lessons.Supporters say the move is needed to counter anti-gay stereotypes and beliefs tha…

Missouri Senate Passes Bill Putting Restrictions On Late-Term Abortions

Missouri Senate Passes Bill Putting Restrictions On Late-Term Abortions

April 7, 2011 10:55:27 PMKANSAS CITY, April 7 (Reuters) – The Missouri Senate passed a bill on Thursday that would put further restrictions on when a woman may have a late-term abortion for health reasons.Read More…
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Texas Senate Postpones Guns on Campus Bill

Texas Senate Postpones Guns on Campus Bill

A bill that would require Texas universities to allow guns on campus was postponed in the state’s Senate due to lack of support today, a surprising turn for legislation that was once considered a slam-dunk. The bill, SB 354, would make Texas…

MA-2012 Senate: 45% Brown (R), 40% Joe Kennedy (D) (Suffolk 4/3-5)

MA-2012 Senate: 45% Brown (R), 40% Joe Kennedy (D) (Suffolk 4/3-5)

Suffolk University4/3-5/11; 500 likely voters, 4.4% margin of errorMode: Live telephone interviewsRead More…
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GOP EPA Ban Rejected By Senate Democrats

GOP EPA Ban Rejected By Senate Democrats

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats have defeated a Republican effort to ban the Environmental Protection Agency from controlling the gases blamed for global warming.In a 50-50 vote, the Senate rejected a measure by Minority Leader Mitch McConnel…

HUFFPOST HILL – Budget Talks Fizzle

HUFFPOST HILL – Budget Talks Fizzle

The Senate ended months of deadlock and passed a bill that 87 percent of its members wanted. Paul Ryan’s proposed budget promises to do everything under the sun short of eliminating coffee breath. And all those Hill staffers who tell their p…

Tim Kaine Announces 2012 Senate Run

Tim Kaine Announces 2012 Senate Run

WASHINGTON — Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine announced on Tuesday that he is throwing his hat in the ring to replace retiring U.S. Senator Jim Webb (D-Va.).In a video announcement on his new campaign website, Kaine pitched …

Legislative Pace In Senate About To Get More Glacial

Legislative Pace In Senate About To Get More Glacial

The legislative pace in the Senate has slowed to a crawl, and it looks like it’s about to get even slower.Read More…
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Marco Rubio Speaks Out After Low Profile Early In Senate

Marco Rubio Speaks Out After Low Profile Early In Senate

WASHINGTON — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a breakout star of the 2010 election and a tea party favorite, kept a low profile early on in the Senate. That’s begun to change.In a matter of days, Rubio made his opposition clear in a Wall Stre…

Colorado Budget Compromise Doesn’t Last Long

Colorado Budget Compromise Doesn’t Last Long

DENVER — Senate President Brandon Shaffer stormed out of a dinner with House Speaker Frank McNulty and Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp after McNulty reportedly torpedoed a proposed comprimes on next year’s budget, according to multiple so…

Senate Republicans Seek To Mandate Balanced Budget

Senate Republicans Seek To Mandate Balanced Budget

(Reuters) – All 47 Senate Republicans, seeking fiscal discipline in big-spending Washington, proposed on Thursday an amendment to the Constitution that would require a balanced federal budget.A number of such efforts have failed over the yea…

John Kerry Breaks With Obama On Afghanistan, Calls For Fewer U.S. Troops On The Ground

John Kerry Breaks With Obama On Afghanistan, Calls For Fewer U.S. Troops On The Ground

WASHINGTON — One of the Obama administration’s key allies in Congress, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.), is breaking with the president on Afghanistan and saying the strategy in the war needs to be revised. T…

CA-2012 Senate: 55% Feinstein (D), 35% Fiorina (R) (PPP 1/28-30)

CA-2012 Senate: 55% Feinstein (D), 35% Fiorina (R) (PPP 1/28-30)

Public Policy Polling (D)1/28-30/11; 892 likely voters, 3.3% margin of errorMode: Automated phoneRead More…
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Mitch McConnell Could Transform From Obstructionist Into Man Of Action

Mitch McConnell Could Transform From Obstructionist Into Man Of Action

In the first two years of Barack Obama’s presidency, Mitch McConnell raised the art of obstructionism to new levels. When McConnell and his united GOP troops couldn’t stop things from getting through the Senate, they made sure the Democrats …

House And Senate Members Tangle Over Saved Seats For State Of The Union

House And Senate Members Tangle Over Saved Seats For State Of The Union

The cross-party-dating tradition that began tonight did not go off as smoothly as it appeared from the television screens. Much like in the legislative tussles between the parties and the chambers, House and Senate members jockeyed for posit…

Senate Health Care Repeal Vote Pushed By Republicans

Senate Health Care Repeal Vote Pushed By Republicans

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans want to box majority Democrats into allowing a health care repeal vote even if GOP lawmakers expect to be on the losing side.”We need to have a vote on it because we promised the people we would,” Sen. J…

Rep. Chris Murphy To Announce Connecticut Senate Candidacy On Thursday

Rep. Chris Murphy To Announce Connecticut Senate Candidacy On Thursday

WASHINGTON — Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) will announce on Thursday that he plans to run for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn), several Democratic sources tell the Huffington Post. The announcement will…

TX-2012 Senate: 50% Dewhurst (R), 31% Edwards (D) (PPP 1/14-16)

TX-2012 Senate: 50% Dewhurst (R), 31% Edwards (D) (PPP 1/14-16)

Public Policy Polling (D)1/14-16/11; 892 likely voters, 3.3% margin of errorMode: Automated phoneRead More…
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David Rivera Faces Criminal Probe Over ‘Thank You’ Spending: Report

David Rivera Faces Criminal Probe Over ‘Thank You’ Spending: Report

After dropping out of a state Senate race last year to run for Congress, David Rivera set aside tens of thousands of dollars from his dormant Senate campaign account to say “thank you” to supporters of a race he never intended to finish…….