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Entries by Zach Carter from 02/2012

'Gasland' Journalists Arrested At Hearing By Order Of House Republicans (UPDATES)

Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a stunning break with First Amendment policy, House Republicans directed Capitol Hill police to detain a highly regarded documentary ...

Newt Gingrich Patron Sheldon Adelson Makes $3.3 Million An Hour

Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican donor Sheldon Adelson needed just a few hours to earn enough money to dramatically alter the course of the Republican preside...

Congress Debt Ceiling Debacle May Repeat Before Presidential Election

Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last year's torturous congressional debate over raising the federal debt ceiling eventually resulted in a deal that President Barack Oba...

Catholic Bishops' Contraception Coverage Argument Ridiculed By Pacifist Activists

Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- High-profile Republicans and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have decried the Obama administration's new contraception ...

CPAC Bloopers: Hilarious Outtakes From HuffPost Livestream Coverage

Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- HuffPost spent several hours livestreaming interviews with attendees of last week's Conservative Political Action Conference, talking to...

Obama, Romney Tax Plans Propose Unfunded Corporate Rate Cuts

Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have begun a new form of competition: proposing corporate tax cut plans that they claim, wrongly,...

Corporate Tax Rate Reduction In Obama Plan Would Fix Bush Manufacturing Loophole

Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's corporate tax rate overhaul received lukewarm reviews from economists for its promise of explicit corporate p...

CFPB Crowdsources Nominations For Key Advisory Posts

Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a significant break with traditional federal policy, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is appealing directly to the public...

Mitt Romney Doubles Down On Cadillac Gaffe, Accuses Obama Of Corruption

Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney on Sunday defended both his wealth and the number of cars he owns during an awkward exchange with Fox Ne...

Rick Santorum: Obama's Apology For Quran Burning 'Shows Weakness'

Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum accused President Barack Obama of "weakness" on Sunday for apologizing to the Islamic world over the U...

Jan Brewer Defends Immigration Crackdown, Says Mexico 'Controlled By Drug Cartels'

Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

During a Sunday appearance on NBC's "Meet The Press," Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer defended her state's crackdown on immigration as a necessary response to...