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Christine Conetta
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Christine is a producer with HuffPost Live, and also produces videos for the HuffPost Politics team in Washington, D.C.

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These 3 Senators Want To Change How You Think About U.S. Foreign Policy

(1) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 3:49 PM

Whether they are talking about a crisis in Europe or the Middle East, the South China...

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A Conflicted Liberal Explains How Obama Is Making Trade Deals So Hard To Support

(2) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 3:09 PM

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration did no favors for Rep. Earl Blumenauer last month when it decided Maylasia...

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Lindsey Graham Talked About ISIS Constantly During The Debate

(1) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 9:07 PM

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) got plenty of airtime during the lower-tier portion of the first GOP debate on...

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The Worst Moderator Questions In The GOP 'Kids' Table' Debate

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 7:51 PM

A lot of pressure comes with moderating a presidential debate. People are often just as focused on the...

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Should The U.S. And Iran Work Together In The Middle East?

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 2:22 PM

WASHINGTON -- One question about Iran is on everybody's mind these days: Will last month's nuclear agreement between that country and five world powers go into effect? That answer will almost certainly be revealed by the end of September, once the deal's fate in Congress is decided.

What remains unclear...

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Congressman Holds Out Hope Iran Will Release Reporter Jason Rezaian

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2015 | 1:44 PM

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), the congressman who represents the family of an American imprisoned in Iran,...

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Kids Get Handcuffed At School More Often Than You Think

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2015 | 12:52 PM

The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit earlier this week against the Kenton County Sheriff’s Office in Kentucky, alleging...

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Democrats Take Advantage Of The GOP's Epic Month Of Dysfunction

(32) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 12:01 PM

WASHINGTON -- Maybe congressional Democrats should just send their GOP colleagues a thank-you note.

After a month during...

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These Sexy Senators Definitely Have No Idea What You're Talking About

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 10:33 AM

WASHINGTON -- Want to make a member of Congress blush? Ask where they fall in the crowdsourced ranking...

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GOP Plan To Avoid September Shutdown: We'll Get Back To You Later

(17) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 1:53 PM

WASHINGTON — With government funding set to run out at the end of September, Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

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An Engineer-Turned-Senator Explains Why The Iran Deal Makes Sense

(3) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 9:20 AM




WASHINGTON -- Everyone on Capitol Hill seems to be an expert on the Iran...

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Tom Cotton Isn't Making Many Friends

(12) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 1:33 PM

 

WASHINGTON -- Being a know-it-all in Washington might win you headlines, but it won’t get you friends,...

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D.C.-Area Lawmakers Call For Boycott Of Donald Trump's Businesses

(138) Comments | Posted July 10, 2015 | 1:05 PM

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers and dozens of protesters came to the site of the future Trump International Hotel in the nation's capital Thursday to protest racist comments about the Latino community made by GOP presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump and to call for a boycott of his businesses and products.

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Congress Voted Against Directly Arming Iraq's Kurds. Here's What That Means For The ISIS Fight.

(156) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 6:11 PM

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's strategy for combating the extremist Islamic State group is still evolving. But for some members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, one flaw in the plan has been clear for months: All of the weapons being sent to fight the...

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Watch What It Was Like To Be At The Supreme Court When Marriage Equality Became The Law Of The Land

(7) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 2:42 PM

WASHINGTON -- No one knew if the big marriage equality decision would be coming out of the Supreme Court on Friday morning, but hundreds of people showed up anyway, just in case.

"How can you not be here for this?" exclaimed Virginia resident Carmen Guzman, who has been showing...

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No, Latinos Probably Don't Love Donald Trump

(47) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 5:46 PM

Real estate tycoon and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may think he's captured the hearts of Latinos, but polls show otherwise.

While giving a press tour on his new multimillion-dollar golf course in Loudoun, Virginia, on Tuesday, Trump attempted to thwart criticism about previous comments he's made regarding...

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Corporations Are People, FEC Commissioners Are Not

(43) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 6:39 PM

Federal Election Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, appearing on HuffPost Live Monday, expressed frustration that the FEC considers corporations people, but doesn't consider FEC commissioners people.

Weintraub and FEC Chairman Ann Ravel, both Democrats on the panel that often deadlocks 3-3, made history this month, when they petitioned...

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Meet The Couples Fighting To Make Marriage Equality The Law Of The Land

(6) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 2:58 PM

If the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage this month, it will be largely because of a group of gay Americans who were courageous enough to subject their families to public scrutiny in order to become the faces of a movement.

The Supreme Court will soon issue its decision in Obergefell...

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With ISIS At Its Door, Kurdistan Struggles To Accommodate Sunni Arabs And Yazidis

(9) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 5:30 PM

WASHINGTON -- Asked about Kurdistan in Iraq, the autonomous region that has become the United States' favored partner on the ground against the Islamic State group, most officials and analysts speak of constant attacks, military strategy and weapons supplies.

But what's less discussed is the humanitarian crisis that Iraqi Kurds...

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A Message To Iran From The Family Of U.S. Marine Imprisoned There

(2) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 6:23 PM

WASHINGTON -- In the three years since U.S. Marine Corps veteran Amir Hekmati was jailed in Iran under an opaque judicial process, his family has turned to Congress, the Obama administration and well-wishers to advocate on his behalf. Now, they have a message for his captors.

Speaking with The Huffington...

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