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Andy Harris Town Hall Erupts With Calls For Impeachment, End To 'Nice Guys'

(8675) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 12:26 PM

A Maryland town hall meeting grew heated Tuesday, when GOP Rep. Andy Harris faced disgruntled constituents angry over partisan politics fraying the country and the perceived lack of Republican action to fix problems.

At a packed gathering in Bel Air, voters voiced their discontent on topics...

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Bridge To Nowhere Becomes Ferry To Nowhere As 'Uncle Ted Is No Longer With Us'

(96) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 4:37 PM

The "Bridge To Nowhere," which became a symbol of corruption and wasteful spending during the Bush years, has finally been scrapped in favor of ferry service.

Local officials said they were bowing to the new political reality. “Uncle Ted is no longer with us. Gov. Frank is no longer...

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Nancy Mace, Lindsey Graham Primary Challenger: 'I'm Going To Be Savaged'

(63) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 1:10 PM

Nancy Mace, who announced last week that she would challenge South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham in the state's Republican primary, knows she's waging an uphill battle.

In an interview on the "Laura Ingraham Show" Thursday, Mace acknowledged her campaign "is not going to be easy."

"It's...

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Robert Pittenger, GOP Lawmaker, Outrages Tea Party By Saying No To Government Shutdown

(1896) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 2:00 PM

Tea party members in North Carolina caused a stir at a town hall meeting on Monday after Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.) said he would not support a Republican threat to shut down the federal government if Obamacare was not defunded.

"Real quick, easy question, this is what...

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Jeff Fortenberry Opposes Government Shutdown Over Obamacare

(128) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 1:31 PM

At a town hall in his home district Monday, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) told constituents he would not support a proposal to shut down the government if Obamacare is not defunded.

According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Fortenberry said the proposal would have "very significant consequences" for...

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Louie Gohmert: Embassy Closures Make U.S. Look 'Like A Bunch Of Cowards'

(3149) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 5:37 PM

A Republican congressman from Texas said Monday that President Barack Obama's decision to close 22 U.S. embassies and consulates because of credible terrorist threats makes the country look "like a bunch of cowards."

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), who spent the afternoon as a guest host for the...

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Female Veteran Gives Epic Response To Military Poster Blaming Sexual Assault Victims (PHOTO)

(745) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 5:16 PM

When Jennifer Stephens, an armed forces veteran and battalion commander in the Ohio National Guard, saw a sexual assault prevention poster at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base that focused on the "duty" of the potential victim, she decided to take action.

According to Business Insider,...

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Dead Donors Gave $586,000 In Campaign Contributions Since 2009: Report

(94) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 1:41 PM

Some citizens are donating sizably to political campaigns despite being dead, a Monday report by USA Today found.

According to USA Today's analysis of Federal Election Commission filings, 32 donors marked as "deceased" have given upwards of $586,000 to congressional candidates, presidential candidates and political parties since Jan....

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Giovanni Capriglione, Texas Republican, Thinks Wendy Davis Should Foot Bill For Special Sessions

(2438) Comments | Posted August 1, 2013 | 6:13 PM

Though the abortion war in Texas may be on a break, there is a hefty bill from the special sessions that closed out the Legislature, and one Republican lawmaker has an idea of who should cover it.

In an interview with the Fort...

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Paws For Celebration 2013: Rescue Animals Visit Capitol Hill To Raise Pet Adoption Awareness

(48) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 6:43 PM

Justin, a brown Shepherd-mix puppy, is an unlikely visitor to Capitol Hill. Though he spent Tuesday afternoon in the House of Representatives' Canon House Office Building, the 3-month-old used to live on the streets, a stray animal with an unknown history.

Rescued by the Washington Humane Society, Justin was...

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Ted Cruz: Republicans 'Terrified' To Fight Obamacare

(4980) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 7:32 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Republicans in Washington can't defeat Obamacare unless they stand together or the American public rises against the law.

In an interview with conservative radio talk show host Dana Loesch on "The Dana Show" Monday, Cruz said Republicans in Washington have relaxed their fight the...

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Ken Cuccinelli Attacked By Climate Scientist As 'Anti-Science Zealot'

(2147) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 2:40 PM

Renowned climate scientist Michael Mann has taken the unorthodox step of jumping into politics and campaigning with Virginia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate, worried that an "anti-science zealot" could win the election in November.

In an interview with radio host Ari Rabin-Havt on Sirius XM Progress on Monday, Mann sharply contrasted Virginia...

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Obama's Urban Affairs Office Brings Hope But Not Much Change

(536) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 7:46 AM

This article is part of a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. To read more, click here.

WASHINGTON -- Less than a week after winning the 2008 election, President Obama declared he would create a "White House Office of Urban...

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Sheila Jackson Lee Introduces Bill To Pressure 'Stand Your Ground' States

(649) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 1:43 PM

In light of the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin and subsequent acquittal of George Zimmerman, one member of Congress wants to pass legislation to prevent similar events in the future.

On Wednesday, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) reintroduced the Justice Exists for Us...

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Rush Holt, New Jersey U.S. Senate Candidate: 'Millions Will Die' Due To Climate Change

(228) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 2:50 PM

Climate change is becoming a heated issue in New Jersey’s special U.S. Senate election.

“On climate change, either we take real action, or millions will die," Democratic Senate candidate Rush Holt candidly told voters in an Internet-only campaign ad released Monday.

The spot was promptly criticized...

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Trey Gowdy Says No To Challenging Lindsey Graham For Senate

(137) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 12:12 PM

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) has no interest in challenging Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in 2014, despite calls from some conservatives for him to take on the incumbent senator.

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham asked Gowdy on Monday if he would consider challenging Graham in the state's Republican primary. Gowdy replied...

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Federal Contract Workers Strike Outside Smithsonian, Demand Higher Wages

(25) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 4:28 PM

WASHINGTON -- A group of more than 100 federal contract workers and demonstrators marched outside the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall Thursday, protesting the low pay and lack of benefits that come with many food and retail jobs inside federal buildings.

Workers who took...

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Senate Democrats Decry 20-Week Abortion Ban As 'Non-Starter'

(354) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 6:43 PM

A group of Democratic Senators made clear on Wednesday that a House Republican bill prohibiting women from having abortions 20 weeks after conception is dead on arrival in the Senate.

Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) appeared together in...

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Rudy Giuliani: Policing New York Is Harder Than Securing The Border

(91) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 4:49 PM

WASHINGTON -- "America's Mayor" Rudy Giuliani says securing the U.S.' southern border should be a walk in Central Park compared to the job he had cutting crime in Gotham.

"When I look at this size of the border, I think of how I reorganized the police department to reduce...

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Sarah Palin: 'I've Considered' A Senate Run

(8924) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 6:15 PM

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is considering going back on the ballot.

In an interview on "The Sean Hannity Show" Tuesday, the 2008 vice presidential candidate indicated she might throw her hat in the ring to become one of Alaska's U.S. Senators.

"I've considered it because people...

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