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Michael McAuliff
Michael McAuliff covers politics and Congress for The Huffington Post. Previously, he was a Washington correspondent for the New York Daily News and the national editor of He also worked for UPI, the crime news website and local papers in New York. He graduated from Brooklyn College.

Entries by Michael McAuliff

Congress Might Actually Pass A Permanent 9/11 Bill

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2015 | 2:51 PM

WASHINGTON -- The path to Congress passing a permanent 9/11 health and compensation bill got a little clearer...

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Lindsey Graham Backs Obama's Call For War Powers Against ISIS

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 2:58 PM

WASHINGTON -- The push for Congress to assert its constitutional powers for war got a hawkish backer on Wednesday, as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) promised to introduce legislation authorizing the White House to attack the Islamic State terrorist group.

President Barack Obama has already been...

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What Happens When Your Boss Ducks 9/11 Responders

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2015 | 4:47 PM

WASHINGTON -- This year, 9/11 responders have made scores of visits to lawmakers in hopes of getting

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Backers Of New 9/11 Bill Link Effort To Paris Attacks

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2015 | 9:44 AM

WASHINGTON -- With reaction to the attacks in Paris as a backdrop, lawmakers and 9/11 responders made a new push Tuesday to pass a permanent 9/11 health bill, linking the effort to the terrorism in France.

The current James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act began expiring this year, and...

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Congress Shorted 9/11 Responders By $11 Billion

(4) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 10:34 AM

WASHINGTON -- When Congress rushed to finish a 9/11 health and compensation bill in 2010, just before Christmas,...

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GOP Vows To Stop Obama, Except On War

(1) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 5:26 PM

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders vowed Tuesday to do all they can to restrain President Barack Obama and...

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Bill Would Turn Veteran Bars Into Wellness Centers

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2015 | 3:08 PM

WASHINGTON -- With the nation marking Veterans Day Wednesday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging Congress to take a deep breath, exhale, and be more mindful -- of what it can do to help America's warriors.

The push towards wellness and mindfulness to reduce stress is...

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Paul Ryan's Plan For A Budget: Let Every Republican Decide

(1) Comments | Posted November 5, 2015 | 12:49 PM

WASHINGTON -- New House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has a plan to avoid a damaging fight over government...

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Paul Ryan Is A Speaker Everyone Can Get Behind, But It Wasn't Always That Way

(5) Comments | Posted October 30, 2015 | 7:53 PM

WASHINGTON -- A young Paul Ryan was once a foot soldier for Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio),...

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Paul Ryan's Chairmen Do End Run On 9/11 Responders

(9) Comments | Posted October 30, 2015 | 8:02 AM

WASHINGTON -- Two of House Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) newly empowered committee chairmen took immediate advantage Thursday of the freshly elected leader's pledge to give power back to committees -- and may have handed him a 9/11-related publicity disaster.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the chairman of the...

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Paul Ryan Elected House Speaker

(9) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 11:48 AM

WASHINGTON -- A House Speaker who was relieved to quit his job

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John Boehner Gavels Out As House Speaker, Paul Ryan Voted In

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 10:11 AM

WASHINGTON -- John Boehner, a House Speaker who was relieved to...

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Boehner's Parting Gift: Two-Year Budget Deal Passes The House

(3) Comments | Posted October 28, 2015 | 5:54 PM

WASHINGTON -- After weeks of negotiations between congressional leaders and the administration, the House passed a...

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GOP Picks Paul Ryan For House Speaker

(8) Comments | Posted October 28, 2015 | 10:32 AM

WASHINGTON -- Finally settling the turmoil that has gripped the House Republican caucus for weeks, members...

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Harry Reid Meant To Say 'LGBT,' But It Came Out 'LBJ'

(1) Comments | Posted October 27, 2015 | 3:42 PM

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is known for mangling words every now and then, but...

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Boehner Defends His Budget Deal

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2015 | 11:27 AM

WASHINGTON -- The presumed next speaker of the House, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), will get the "clean barn"...

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White House, Congress Close In On Budget Deal

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2015 | 2:41 PM

WASHINGTON -- The White House and congressional leaders appear close to finalizing a critical budget deal...

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California Congressman Sings 'Meet The Mets' On House Floor After Home Team Loses

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2015 | 1:49 PM


WASHINGTON -- Making sports-related bets with lawmakers from other states is a popular tradition on Capitol Hill. 

But Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) showed...

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Dems Beg, Plead To Avoid Debt Catastrophe In Days

(2) Comments | Posted October 23, 2015 | 12:11 PM


WASHINGTON -- With just days before the United States hits the danger zone for defaulting on its debt, Democrats made a fresh plea to...

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Congress Begins Frightening Debt Default Debate With Enormous Consequences

(2) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 10:47 AM

WASHINGTON -- The battle over raising the nation’s debt ceiling that starts Wednesday in the House has the potential...

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