| May 26, 2015
| 9:49 AM
Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is joining a Washington lobbying firm.
The firm Van Ness Feldman said in a statement released Tuesday that Landrieu will be a senior policy adviser on public policy, strategic, and regulatory issues with an emphasis on...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 9:14 AM
UPDATED: The guest list for the Sunday morning programs:
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a presidential candidate for 2016, visits CBS' "Face the Nation," CNN's "State of the Union" and NBC's "Meet the Press."
Secretary of State John Kerry will be a guest on...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 5:43 PM
She sat in the back of the courtroom, wearing oversize black sunglasses, watching as the former Democratic congressional aide was sentenced for slipping a sedative into her drink and then raping her.
It was the summer of 2010, and she had just arrived...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 12:02 PM
After Elizabeth Warren and Ted Cruz attacked the 2015 spending agreement in the Senate last week from opposite ends of the political spectrum, Washington engaged in a little parlor game: Is Warren the Cruz of the left?
Though there are superficial...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Senator Mary Landrieu conceded defeat to Republican challenger Bill Cassidy in a runoff election on Saturday, a result expanding the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate at the expense of one of the chamber's last remaining southern Democrats....
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:26 PM
To the editor: Richard Nixon's Southern strategy is now complete. There will be no Democratic senators from the former Confederacy in the new Senate. The House shows a similar picture. ("Bill Cassidy defeats Democrat Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Senate...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:37 PM
The U.S. Senate launched its first great debate of 2015 this week, on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from the tar sands of Alberta to the refineries of Texas. Predictably, the rhetoric was apocalyptic.
“I think XL stands for...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
After the last runoff election of this year's midterms, the old Solid South still stands -- except for one small detail. Instead of being solid Democratic territory, it's becoming solid Republican. All the blue states seem to be turning red.
| Dec 15, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Let me say that I am a big fan of Politico, but they have confused me in recent weeks with their coverage of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s uphill re-election as Louisiana’s senior senator.
Landrieu’s defeat, Politico signaled, leaves the...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 8:43 AM
The challenge facing Florida’s senior senator is, well, Herculean. Somehow, Bill Nelson, a three-term senator and the only Democrat to consistently win statewide office, must somehow help re-invigorate a state political party that has been in a coma...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 7:12 PM
The midterm elections were over. The 11 campaign workers from Occidental College returned to class. But first, they heard from a school reverend.
"You win some, you lose some," Susan Young told the group. It's perfectly OK, she said, to have trouble...