Liz Halloran

Liz Halloran appears in the following:

High On Tea Party Hit List, Idaho Congressman Looks To Hold On

Saturday, May 17, 2014

GOP Rep. Mike Simpson has a pretty solidly conservative voting record. But he's still facing a tough Tea Party primary challenge in a race marked by millions of dollars in outside spending.


In Idaho, A Debate Like You've Never Seen Before

Thursday, May 15, 2014

When two long shots joined the top Republican candidates for governor at a debate Wednesday, they produced a night to remember.


In Caustic Nebraska Senate Race, GOP Battle Lines Are Blurred

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

In Tuesday's Senate GOP primary, there's little ideological difference between the top candidates, and no one can lay exclusive claim to Tea Party support.


The Congresswoman Whose Husband Called Her Home

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Coya Knutson was the first woman elected to Congress from Minnesota. But the charismatic farmer's daughter saw her political career derailed by one of the worst dirty tricks ever.


Surgeon, Mom, Republican — But Conservative Enough?

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Neurosurgeon Monica Wehby, who's running for U.S. Senate in Oregon, has captured the imagination of the Republican establishment. But social conservatives are critical of her position on abortion.


This Could Be The Year Iowa Sends Its First Woman To Congress

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Iowa and Mississippi share a dubious distinction: They're the only two states that have never sent a woman to Congress or elected one as governor.


Back From Recess, Congress Opens With Scandal

Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday was a rough day for House Speaker John Boehner: One of his members was indicted on federal charges, and another announced he wouldn't seek re-election after an alleged affair.


A Path Out Of Prison For Low-Level, Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Obama administration announced Wednesday that federal inmates serving long sentences for drug offenses will be eligible to apply for clemency if they meet six major criteria.


Rand Paul Bids To Loosen Democratic Hold On African-American Vote

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a top 2016 GOP presidential prospect, is stirring curiosity among black leaders for his outreach efforts and activism in reforming mandatory sentencing laws.


Obama Seeks Wider Authority To Release Drug Offenders

Monday, April 21, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the administration expects to broaden criteria under which federal prisoners convicted of drug offenses can apply for pardons or reduced sentences.


Bloomberg Seeks To Alter Gun Debate With $50 Million, And Moms

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing more of his considerable fortune to getting gun safety laws passed. The initiative will support a grass-roots effort that seeks to enlist women.


Backlash Over State Party's Progressive Agenda May Hobble Udall

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

When Democrats took control of Colorado's statehouse, they pushed through gun control, civil unions and environmental bills. Then voters pushed back, and Sen. Mark Udall is feeling the fallout.


'Kissing Congressman' Video Puts Scandal In Unusual Focus

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A video of married Rep. Vance McAllister in a passionate embrace with a co-worker has put his job in peril. In a prudent move, he decided against pursuing an FBI investigation into who leaked it.


Congressman's Lament: $174,000 Isn't Enough To Make Ends Meet

Friday, April 04, 2014

Rep. Jim Moran argues that members of Congress are underpaid. His claim has been greeted with derision, but there's evidence the cost of living in D.C. makes it tough for members of modest means.


Who's Who In Senate-CIA Report Showdown

Thursday, April 03, 2014

A Senate panel voted Thursday to declassify parts of a controversial report on the CIA's use of interrogation activities. Here's a look at some of the key Senate players and their motivations.


A Younger, Wealthier Capital City Turns A Political Page

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Democrats in Washington, D.C., rejected scandal-plagued Mayor Vincent Gray's re-election bid, turning instead to a challenger three decades his junior and with appeal to the rapidly gentrifying city.


Conservative Media Watchdog: Univision, Telemundo Favor Liberals

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The Media Research Center says its survey shows that news stories on the nation's Spanish-language television networks are dominated by partisans on the left — and conservatives should be concerned.


No Break From Politics On Obamacare Deadline Day

Monday, March 31, 2014

Bickering over the Affordable Care Act is now focused on White House estimates that it will beat enrollment projections, and on how many uninsured have gotten coverage.


Senate Slugfest Highlights Hawaii's Changing Political Landscape

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The contentious Democratic primary for the seat once held by the late longtime Sen. Daniel Inouye has placed age, gender and ethnicity at center stage.


Top Democrat Insists Party Will Hold Senate — But Turnout Is Key

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says the Republican Party hasn't changed at all since its 2012 losses and continues to alienate "huge swaths of voters."