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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

Nancy Pelosi Declares Opposition To Obama's TPP Trade Deal

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2016 | 2:26 PM

WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has come out in opposition to the massive Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal as it’s currently written, putting her on the same...

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Donald Trump Literally Cannot Take The Heat

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2016 | 10:35 AM

ROANOKE, Va. ― When it gets hot on the hustings, some politicians take off their jackets and roll up their sleeves. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump complains....

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Trump Trolls Democrats Over Party Turmoil

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2016 | 5:19 PM

ROANOKE, Va. — Donald Trump trolled the Democrats Monday over the controversies that have roiled their party over the last few days, and tried to use the ugly...

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Republicans Are Really Afraid Of Hillary's America

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2016 | 2:44 PM

CLEVELAND — There’s a reason Donald Trump’s be-very-afraid acceptance speech resonated with his supporters.

They’re already really afraid and certain the country is near doom. It...

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Tom Cotton Says America Can Shoot Down Russian Planes, Because Al Qaeda

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 1:29 PM

CLEVELAND ― The United States has the authority to shoot down Russian fighter jets because Congress voted 15 years ago to authorize a war against al Qaeda, Sen. Tom...

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John McCain Gets That Awkward Trump Question

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 11:25 AM

CLEVELAND ― Sen. John McCain made a point of staying away from Donald Trump’s ascension to the top of the Republican presidential ticket in Cleveland this week, but a...

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The GOP Convention Wants Hillary Clinton In Prison. Its Leaders Aren't So Sure.

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 5:43 PM

CLEVELAND ― If there is a theme to this year’s Republican convention in Cleveland, it’s that Hillary Clinton belongs in jail. Chants of...

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Ohio's GOP Governor Offers Blistering Critique Of Trump Policies

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2016 | 8:07 PM

CLEVELAND — Maybe Ohio Gov. John Kasich didn’t get the memo about Republican unity. Or maybe he did, since he didn’t mention Donald Trump by name as...

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Rudy Giuliani Gives Speech That Avoids 9/11 Mentions

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 10:12 PM

CLEVELAND ― Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani delivered a fire-breathing endorsement of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump during his primetime speaking slot at the opening of the Republican National Convention Monday ― and managed to do it without mentioning 9/11.

It was a...

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Benghazi Roars To The Fore On Trump's First Convention Night

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 8:32 PM

CLEVELAND ― Four years of simmering anger over the 2012 Benghazi attacks overflowed on the first night of Donald Trump’s Republican convention, with a remarkable outpouring of rage...

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GOP Congressman Stands By Argument That White People Contributed More To Civilization

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 7:07 PM

CLEVELAND ― Controversial Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) says he’s OK if people are angry at him for praising the greatness of white people, because he just wants to open up...

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Last-Ditch Rebellion Against Donald Trump Fails

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 3:26 PM

CLEVELAND ― Chaos erupted on the floor of the Republican National Convention Monday as fervent opponents of Donald Trump fought and lost an ugly, public rebellion to...

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Congress Passes Industry-Backed GMO Bill

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 12:41 PM

WASHINGTON ― Congress passed a bill on Thursday that wipes out state laws requiring the labeling of genetically modified ingredients in food.

The bill particularly strikes down a Vermont labeling law that just went into effect this month and required ingredients derived from genetic engineering...

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Congress Will Go The Rest Of The Summer Without Passing Anything On Zika

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 9:59 AM

WASHINGTON ― The political conventions, followed by a long summer break, proved a higher priority for Congress on Thursday than funding the nation’s response to Zika, as the Senate failed again to pass legislation dealing with the mosquito-borne illness.

With Congress leaving this week to pick presidential...

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Republicans Randomly Bring Up Monica Lewinsky When Questioning Loretta Lynch About Hillary Clinton

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2016 | 11:11 AM

WASHINGTON ― It’s not just Pokemon that’s made a comeback from the ‘90s. Members of Congress brought back the Monica Lewinsky scandal Tuesday in a hearing with Attorney General...

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Trump Once Praised Tyrants For Not Being Politically Correct

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2016 | 5:03 PM

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump got panned recently for praising Saddam Hussein for being good at killing terrorists, but he’s been even more effusive about the slain Iraqi...

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Benghazi Committee Reaches Secret, Bickering End; Keeps Costing Money

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2016 | 11:14 AM

WASHINGTON ― The work of the Select Committee on Benghazi theoretically ended on Friday the way it began ― amid partisan acrimony ― but with a much lower profile...

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U.S. Capitol Briefly Locked Down Amid Reports Of Woman With Gun

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2016 | 9:23 AM

WASHINGTON ― With the nation on edge after the shooting of police officers in Dallas, the U.S. Capitol was locked down for half an hour Friday morning amid reports that...

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The Final Benghazi Hearing Will Be Done In Secret

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2016 | 6:11 PM

WASHINGTON ― If you were hoping to watch the final hearing of the Select Committee on Benghazi and see the members debate and vote on their final report, you’re out of luck.

The committee is meeting Friday in a closed session to hash out any final details...

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