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Kansas Republicans Hope State's Right-Wing Shift Will Lead The Nation

(155) Comments | Posted August 10, 2012 | 5:27 PM

As goes Kansas, so goes the nation?

That's the hope of the Kansas Republican Party, which is seeing a purge of moderates from its ranks as Tea Party-affiliated candidates rise to prominence. In recent GOP primaries in the state, eight moderate Republicans lost their seats -- including Senate President...

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Civil Rights Groups Release New Voter Protection App

(432) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 5:09 PM

Defenders of the right to vote have a new high-tech weapon in their arsenal.

A consortium of civil rights groups unveiled a smartphone application Thursday as part of a comprehensive strategy to combat what it called a nationwide effort to disenfranchise minority and youth voters.

"The...

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Josh Mandel, Ohio Tea Party-Backed Candidate For Senate, Releases 'Misleading' Ad

(183) Comments | Posted August 7, 2012 | 10:12 PM

WASHINGTON -- Josh Mandel, the Tea Party-backed candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in Ohio, released a television ad on Tuesday that touts his record as the state treasurer, using an award from an obscure conservative group as proof of his fiscal bona fides. There's just one problem: the award...

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Eric Hovde Cries Foul Over New Attack Ads In Wisconsin Senate Race

(1049) Comments | Posted August 3, 2012 | 4:37 PM

Eric Hovde is crying foul over new attack ads released by an issue advocacy group that has ties to his Republican rival, Tommy Thompson, in the Republican primary contest for a U.S. Senate seat in Wisconsin.

Americans for Job Security, which began running anti-Hovde television ads on...

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Unemployment Workers Now Facing Unemployment Themselves

(725) Comments | Posted August 3, 2012 | 8:35 AM

Jim Gibbons of Green Oak Township, Mich., hopes he has a job next month. He works for the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency, which just pink-slipped 177 temporary workers and plans to dismiss as many as 225 more.

"We were told about 12 noon this last Monday by our department manager...

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Pat Robertson: Democrats' Support For Gay Marriage Is Political 'Death Wish'

(976) Comments | Posted July 31, 2012 | 3:39 PM

Right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson thinks Democrats are committing political suicide with their decision to stand up for the civil rights of the LGBT community.

Speaking on his television program on Tuesday, Robertson said the Democratic Party has a "death wish" in backing marriage equality as part...

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Richard Hanna, GOP Congressman, Slams His Own Party

(567) Comments | Posted July 31, 2012 | 12:52 PM

Freshman Congressman Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) must have had something in his ears when President Ronald Reagan spoke about the 11th Commandment of American politics: "Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican."

“I have to say that I’m frustrated by how much we -- I mean the Republican Party...

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Willie Nelson, Flo Rida To Perform For Vets During 2012 Democratic And Republican Conventions [UPDATE]

(35) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 4:58 PM

Those near the Democratic and Republican nominating conventions this year can show support for the troops while getting entertainment from Willie Nelson and Flo Rida, courtesy of a new organization dedicated to helping veterans and their families.

Got Your 6, a nonpartisan organization that advocates for veterans...

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U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Fails On U.S. Opposition After False NRA Gun Rights Threat

(1692) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 9:28 PM

WASHINGTON -- One week after the Aurora, Colo., mass murder brought gun-control back to the forefront of political discourse, the Obama administration found itself faced with its first test on the issue -- and blinked.

An arms control treaty to regulate the $60 billion global business of illicit small arms...

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As Afghan Security Forces Training Flounders, Pentagon Alters Progress Levels, Hearing Testimony Shows

(1497) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 4:56 PM

WASHINGTON -- After more than a decade and nearly $50 billion spent on building the Afghan National Security Forces, the Pentagon is still struggling to adequately train them and has lowered the standards used to assess their progress, security experts told Congress Tuesday.

At a panel of the House Armed...

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Massachusetts Tea Party Activists Unhappy With State Republican Party

(1292) Comments | Posted July 20, 2012 | 3:18 PM

Massachusetts Tea Party activists are not happy with their state's Republican establishment.

At a meeting for the Leicester/Holden/Paxton/Rutland Tea Party group, grassroots leaders accused the Massachusetts GOP of being "too moderate" and "too elite," according to a report from GoLocalWorcester.

The state's GOP leaders are a bunch...

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Scott Brown Slams President Obama For Business Comments

(266) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 6:07 PM

Senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) on Thursday jumped on the growing Republican bandwagon in blasting President Obama for his recent comments that businesses thrive not just through their own hard work but also with help from American society at large.

"Unfortunately, President Obama has received some very bad advice from...

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Frank Lautenberg Takes On The Koch Brothers

(1440) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 3:04 PM

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, Koch Industries escalated what began as a quick jab by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) into a heated back-and-forth. The company lashed out at Lautenberg, who spoke on the Senate floor earlier this week about legislation he had cosponsored to increase transparency in campaign finance.

On Monday,...

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Sheldon Silver, New York Assembly Speaker, Encourages Democrats To Avoid DNC Convention

(14) Comments | Posted July 18, 2012 | 4:30 PM

The Democratic speaker of the New York state Assembly on Tuesday gave a pass to members of his conference who are part of the growing number of Democratic officials declining to attend the Democratic National Convention in September.

"There are a number of members who have primary elections, which...

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Barney Frank Unsure If Wedding Ring Made From Conflict Mineral Regulated By Dodd-Frank

(31) Comments | Posted July 18, 2012 | 2:35 PM

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and his new husband don't know if their wedding rings contain a conflict mineral regulated by the landmark financial reform law that bears Frank's name, according to a spokesman for Frank.

The rings are made of black diamonds set in tungsten,...

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James Carville Advises Obama: Talk About Tax Returns? Sure, But Health Care Above All

(1363) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 5:48 PM

WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign needs to convince middle-class voters that the president has a solid plan for improving the economy in a second term, argues Democratic über-strategist James Carville.

He could lose if he doesn't, Carville told The Huffington Post in a wide-ranging interview. He added that President Barack...

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Robert Braddock Jr., Former Chris Donovan Aide, Indicted On Conspiracy Charges

(4) Comments | Posted July 13, 2012 | 6:00 PM

The former finance director of Connecticut House Speaker Chris Donovan's campaign for the state's 5th congressional district pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges involving an alleged conspiracy to conceal the sources of more than $20,000 in campaign contributions.

The federal criminal charges against 33-year-old Robert Braddock Jr.

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Poll: 58 Percent Of Americans Believe Rich Deserve Their Wealth

(457) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 4:48 PM

A majority of Americans have a favorable view of wealthy individuals and believe that they deserve their fortunes, according to a new poll.

GlobeScan, a market-research firm, released a 23-country study last week showing that 58 percent of U.S. citizens "strongly agree" or "somewhat agree" that the...

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Buck McKeon Under Fire For Loan From Countrywide

(35) Comments | Posted July 10, 2012 | 1:10 PM

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic challenger to Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) said Monday that the high-ranking House member should "pay back" the spoils from a sweetheart deal he allegedly received from former mortgage juggernaut Countrywide Financial.

Last week, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, following a three-year investigation,...

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Barney Frank: Republican Colleagues Have Mostly Ignored My Wedding

(2298) Comments | Posted July 10, 2012 | 12:00 PM

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is not expecting any wedding gifts from his Republican colleagues in Congress.

The retiring gay Congressman, who married his longtime partner last weekend, said Tuesday that "Mostly, the Republicans have ignored it."

He said that a couple of Republicans congratulated him in...

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