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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

Kelly Ayotte Fundraises With Trump-Style University Lobbyist

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2016 | 3:21 PM

WASHINGTON -- One thing Donald Trump's candidacy has done is shine a light on the unscrupulous activities of shady for-profit colleges like Trump University.

But that and a slew of other negative news reports in recent months and years is not stopping New Hampshire Sen....

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Benghazi Committee Is STILL Doing Stuff

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2016 | 12:34 PM

WASHINGTON -- A day after releasing an 800-page report that failed to pin any fresh blame on Hillary Clinton, the House Select Committee on Benghazi was back to work Wednesday, interviewing a man who allegedly used the hashtag "#ifyouvoteforhillaryyouarebeyondstupid."

The report the committee released Tuesday...

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GOP Poisoned Zika Bill To Satisfy 'Crazies,' Says Harry Reid

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2016 | 9:49 AM

WASHINGTON -- Republicans added a series of poison pills to a bill to fund the government's Zika response so they could satisfy the party's "crazies," Senate Minority Leader Harry...

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Marco Rubio Should Be Sued To Give Back His Pay, Harry Reid Says

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2016 | 3:21 PM

WASHINGTON -- Senators who run for president generally spend a lot of time away from their day jobs traveling around the country asking for a promotion.

Of course, they...

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Senate Stalls Zika Funding Laden With Partisan Riders

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2016 | 11:10 AM

WASHINGTON -- A spending bill that included cash to combat the Zika virus failed in the Senate Tuesday, mired in partisan add-ons that targeted women's health service providers and...

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House Republicans Spent Millions Of Dollars On Benghazi Committee To Exonerate Clinton

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2016 | 9:42 AM

WASHINGTON -- After spending more than two years and $7 million, the House Select Committee on Benghazi released a report Tuesday that found -- like eight...

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Senate Stalls Last Standing Gun Bill

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2016 | 11:33 AM

WASHINGTON -- The Senate did not kill the last standing gun reform bill still under serious discussion on Capitol Hill Thursday, but at best left it on life support.

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Congresswoman Brings Bullet That Nearly Killed Her To House Sit-In

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2016 | 9:10 AM

WASHINGTON -- For Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), being a victim of a mass shooting is not a theoretical idea.

She survived one, and on Thursday used her experience to...

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Democrats Finally Try To Do Something About The Gun Bloodshed

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2016 | 7:48 PM

WASHINGTON -- John Lewis knows blood. And more than 51 years after he led marchers over the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday in the struggle for civil rights, he knows what it means to take a stand.

So it was no mistake that his Democratic...

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Senators Hail Themselves For Unveiling Gun Bill That Affects 2,700 Americans

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2016 | 5:11 PM

WASHINGTON -- Congress might (and that's a big "might") finally be getting ready to do something about gun violence. There's a catch, though. The effort will affect only about 0.00083 percent of the U.S. population.

A bipartisan group of senators, led by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), unveiled...

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Orlando Massacre Wasn't Enough To Spur Senate To Pass Gun Control Bills

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2016 | 12:30 PM

WASHINGTON -- Just over a week after the worst mass shooting in American history, the Senate failed Monday to advance a pair of modest and popular gun...

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Donations Flow To McCain Opponent After McCain Blames Obama For Orlando Massacre

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2016 | 2:32 PM

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) claim that President Barack Obama is to blame for the Orlando, Florida, massacre is turning into a fund-raising boon for his Democratic challenger, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick.

McCain told reporters Thursday that Obama was "directly responsible" for the shooting, then released...

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McCain Says Obama Is 'Directly Responsible' For The Orlando Massacre

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2016 | 3:01 PM

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is "directly responsible" for the Orlando, Florida, massacre, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) charged Thursday.

McCain, one of the Senate's most hawkish members and long a vigorous advocate of military intervention in the Middle East, said Obama was at fault because he...

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미국 민주당이 총기 규제를 위한 필리버스터를 시작했다(동영상)

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2016 | 2:31 PM

지난 2012년 한 총기범이 20명의 어린이를 포함해 총 26명을 살해한 사건이 벌어진 코네티컷 주 뉴타운을 대표하는 상원의원들을 필두로 민주당원들이 15일(현지시각) 총기규제 법안을 촉구하며 변화가 시작될 때까지 자리를 지키겠다고 나섰다.

"뉴타운은 아직도 회복 중입니다. 그리고 꽤 오랜 시간이 필요할 겁니다"라고 말한 크리스 머피 상원의원은 지금이 바로...

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The Most Powerful Moment Of The #HoldTheFloor Marathon Was The Last

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2016 | 8:28 AM

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), after pleading on the Senate floor for nearly 15 hours for Congress to do something about America's mass murder epidemic, saved his best...

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Clinton Campaign: GOP Gun Bill Is A Trump And NRA Smokescreen

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2016 | 9:10 PM

WASHINGTON -- After welcoming Donald Trump to the cause of gun control, Hillary Clinton and her campaign want to make sure the notoriously slippery GOP standard-bearer doesn't...

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Democrats Filibuster For Nearly 15 Hours On Gun Reform

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2016 | 11:57 AM

WASHINGTON -- Led by the senators who represent Newtown, Connecticut -- where a gunman fatally shot 26 people, including 20 children, in 2012 -- Democrats took control of the Senate floor Wednesday and vowed to keep talking until lawmakers start doing something about gun violence.


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Democrats See Political Opening On Guns

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2016 | 1:01 PM

WASHINGTON -- With the nation reeling from the Orlando, Florida, shooting, Democrats are giving Republicans a preview of one issue they intend to bring up in November: guns. 

House Democrats used a routine procedural motion on Tuesday to send a message on the issue, calling for...

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Gun Votes Are Coming To The Senate Floor, Unless Republicans Can Dodge Them

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 11:40 AM

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans are scheduled to take up a key spending bill this week, but Democratic aides say they're getting signals that the GOP is rethinking its approach to the measure so the party can avoid uncomfortable votes on gun amendments that could come along with it.


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