9 hrs ago
Crude Debate: Should U.S. Lift Export Ban?
An oil tanker docked at the ConocoPhillips Alliance Refinery in Belle Chasse, La., which exports many processed petroleum products.
14 hrs ago
Sullivan: Residency hasn't come up campaigning
The residency issue has been raised by the state Democratic party and campaign of at least one of Sullivan's GOP rivals.
21 hrs ago
Military Family Hearts Are Breaking
I came to DailyKos during the 2008 election with the lofty goal of being a voice for military families in a progressive arena.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Budget Deal Spares Vulnerable Sen. Dems from Taking Tough Votes
The budget deal that Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray brokered last week and passed in the House will make it easier for four vulnerable Senate Democrats from red states to get re-elected.
Sun Dec 15, 2013
The Most Expensive Senate Race of the Cycle -- So Far
About halfway through the midterm election cycle, North Carolina is on pace to host the most expensive Senate race of 2014.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
GOP hopes for gains in 2014 after botched ObamaCare rollout
ALLOWING PEOPLE TO SIGN UP IN THE NEW YEAR. LET'S TALK ABOUT IT WITH DAVID HAWKINGS, SENIOR EDITOR AT "ROLL CALL."
Vulnerable Senate Dems back budget bill
Vulnerable Senate Democrats appear poised to back the two-year budget deal approved by the House.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
AK, AR & CO-Sen: Sen. Kristen Gillibrand
Received this e-mail from Senator Kristen Gillibrand today in support of three Democratic Senators up for re-election next year who all happen to be named Mark: My friends Sens. Mark Pryor, Mark Udall and Mark Begich are all polling within single digits - and if they lose their re-election fights, our majority is gone.
Real Clear Politics
Obamacare Improves GOP's 2014 Outlook
Democratic National Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says that Obamacare will be a vote-winner for Democrats in 2014.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Bill aims to exempt volunteer fire departments from ACA mandate
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., and a bipartisan group senators have introduced legislation to exempt volunteer firefighters and first responders from the Affordable Care Act employee-mandate, the senator's office announced Thursday.
Rove: Obamacare Yoke Weighs Heavily on 2014 Democratic Candidates
Democratic lawmakers seeking re-election in 2014 will pay a heavy political price for having supported President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act in 2010, writes Karl Rove in a Wall Street Journal op-ed .
Wed Dec 11, 2013
The Miami Herald
Report: 398 Alaskans pick marketplace plans
Government figures released Wednesday show 398 Alaskans signed up for private health insurance during the first two months of the online marketplace.
Time Goes By
Let's Increase Social Security Benefits
Two or three or four years ago or maybe more I first came across the idea that Social Security benefits should not only not be cut, they should be increased.
The Modesto Bee
Alaska delegation signs up for insurance
Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Don Young obtained policies through a Washington, D.C., marketplace.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Vitter spurns health contribution
Sen. David Vitter , who has led the congressional crusade against Obamacare contributions for lawmakers' health plans, has officially foregone that generous financial aid for his 2014 coverage.
Vote on Afghanistan War Extension Won't Be In Defense Bill
Last month, we noted that a bipartisan group of senators, lead by Jeff Merkley of Oregon, introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that asked President Obama to seek a vote in Congress over whether to extend the war in Afghanistan through "2024 and beyond," as the potential security pact with the Afghan government proposes.
Dem divide on S.D. race highlighted
The National Republican Senatorial Committee will highlight a Democratic divide over the South Dakota Senate race in releases hitting 2014 Senate contenders on Tuesday.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Who do we Thank for 'Populism Rising' -- Sen. Warren or the Third Way?
Well, according to this Business Insider, we should thank the Third Way -- for queuing up this softball, that even a Warren-Wantabee could have smashed out of the park.
MT-Sen: John Bohlinger (D) Calls For Expanding Social Security
So as I mentioned in my previous diaries that I was out sick so I am playing catch up with my diaries.
GOP Sen. Graham latest to sign up for Obamacare, refuse subsidy
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has decided to sign up for federal health care coverage in the South Carolina exchange, rather than through the Washington, D.C., exchange where he would qualify for a federal subsidy offered to both lawmakers and congressional aides.