Forest Service Has No Flood Emergency Plan, Notification System

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The U.S. Forest Service acknowledges in a new report that the agency had no warning plan in place the night 20 people died in a flash flood in southwestern Arkansas. The Forest Service released the report Friday about the deadly June flood. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the Forest Service will […]

Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points [144] — Midterm Home Stretch

I’m going to (mostly) resist the urge to take advantage of this column’s volume number in order to write a really gross column. Numerically, and inventory-wise, a “gross” is (of course) one dozen dozen. Twelve squared. But to dwell on this cheap pun would be unseemly, even though there’s plenty of “gross” material out there […]

Bill Clinton Races To Help Democrats, Treading Where Obama Won’t

WASHINGTON — Bill Clinton, out of the Oval Office for nearly a decade and once considered a political liability, is campaigning for Democratic candidates at a pace no one can match, drawing big crowds and going to states that President Barack Obama avoids. If the Republican wave on Nov. 2 ends up a bit weaker […]

Karen Bass: Speaker Emeritus Bass: Remembering a Friend and Colleague

Assembly Speaker Emeritus Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Senator Jenny Oropeza: “At today’s rally with the President there was a notable absence–Senator Jenny Oropeza, who should have been there sharing her typical passion, energy and good humor. Jenny was a friend and colleague. A woman who believed […]

Christine O’Donnell Attacked By Democratic Rival Over Witchcraft, Evolution, Mice & More (VIDEO)

Democratic candidate Chris Coons, who is vying to defeat Republican rival Christine O’Donnell in Delaware’s U.S. Senate race, is out with a new attack ad targeting the conservative hopeful on a host of controversies that have rocked her campaign. Running with the theme music of the 1960′s television show “The Twilight Zone,” the 30-second seeks […]

HuffPost TV: Howard Fineman On Tightening Key Senate Races (VIDEO)

HuffPost Senior Political Editor Howard Fineman appeared on MSNBC’s “Hardball” Friday to analyze key Senate races and the ways in which campaign momentum may be shifting. “Pennsylvania voters — as you know, Chris — are not philosophers. They’re not into ideological experiments,” Fineman told host Chris Matthews, referring to GOP Senate candidate Pat Toomey. “They […]