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Mollie Reilly is deputy politics editor at The Huffington Post. Previously, she was an assistant editor at Washingtonian Magazine. She is a graduate of Colgate University and lives in San Francisco. She can be reached by email at mollie.reilly@huffingtonpost.com or on Twitter at @mollieclare.

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Bernie Sanders Draws His Biggest Crowd Yet In Progressive Stronghold

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 9:30 PM

When it comes to filling a venue, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is not exactly 2016's underdog.

Sanders, who is running as a progressive alternative to presumed Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, spoke Wednesday at Madison's Alliant Energy Center, which seats 10,231 people. The campaign had expected...

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A Scramble Is On To Save One Of California's Iconic Medical Pot Collectives

(19) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 7:35 AM

SAN FRANCISCO -- In 1974, Valerie Corral began treating her seizures with homegrown cannabis. Forty-one years later, the iconic organization she co-founded to help others heal with marijuana is in danger of closing permanently.

The Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana in Santa Cruz, California, provides medical cannabis...

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Bill De Blasio Says What He Really Thinks About Andrew Cuomo

(44) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 8:09 PM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's reported frustrations with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to a head Tuesday when the mayor ripped into the governor's "lack of leadership," accusing Cuomo of prioritizing deal-making and vengeance over doing what's best for the city.

In a...

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オバマ大統領が「アメイジング・グレイス」 教会銃乱射事件の犠牲者に捧げる(動画)

(3) Comments | Posted June 28, 2015 | 8:54 PM

サウスカロライナ州チャールストンの教会で発生した銃乱射事件で犠牲になった9人の1人、クレメンタ・ピンクニー牧師の葬儀が6月26日に行われ、オバマ大統領が「アメイジング・グレース」を歌って会場を大きな感動に包んだ。

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Ted Cruz Wants To Be Able To Vote Out Supreme Court Justices

(2966) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 7:35 PM

After calling the last day "some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation's history," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is now calling for Supreme Court justices to face elections.

In a National Review op-ed published Friday, Cruz chastised the high court for its...

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This Is The Moment Obama Found Out About The Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling

(1183) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 6:02 PM

When President Barack Obama learned that the Supreme Court had rejected a major lawsuit against his signature health care law, White House photographer Pete Souza was there to capture the moment.

On Thursday, the court ruled 6-3 against invalidating subsidies for millions who live in states with federal...

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Watch Obama Lead A Powerful Rendition Of 'Amazing Grace' At Clementa Pinckney's Funeral

(875) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 3:44 PM

President Barack Obama led the crowd at Rev. Clementa Pinckney's funeral in a stirring rendition of "Amazing Grace" Friday.

At the end of his impassioned eulogy for Pinckney, one of the nine people shot and killed at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church last week, Obama broke...

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Gay Marriages Won't Begin Immediately In Mississippi, State Attorney General Says

(179) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 12:26 PM

Same-sex marriages won't begin immediately in Mississippi, the state's attorney general said Friday.

In a statement, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood (D) said the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide would not go into effect in his state until the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals lifts...

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How Politicians Are Reacting To The Supreme Court's Historic Gay Marriage Ruling

(63) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 10:45 AM

On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled to legalize same-sex marriage across the nation.

In a 5-4 decision, the court held that under the Fourteenth Amendment, all states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize same-sex unions performed in states where gay marriage has already been legalized....

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Obama Praises Supreme Court's Decision To Legalize Gay Marriage Nationwide

(1318) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 10:24 AM

President Barack Obama praised the Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide, calling it a "victory for America."

"Our nation was founded on a bedrock principle: that we are all created equal," Obama said in a statement Friday in the White House Rose Garden.

"Sometimes there are...

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California Judge Throws Out Ballot Initiative Calling For Execution Of Gay People

(218) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 7:40 PM

A California judge has ruled against a proposed ballot initiative authorizing the execution of gay and lesbian people, calling the suggested measure "unconstitutional on its face."

The proposed Sodomite Suppression Act calls for "any person who willingly touches another person of the same gender for...

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Obama 'Deeply Admires' The Pope's Climate Change Encyclical

(20) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 3:56 PM

President Barack Obama praised Pope Francis' encyclical calling for action on climate change, saying he hopes other world leaders take his message to heart.

"As Pope Francis so eloquently stated this morning, we have a profound responsibility to protect our children, and our children's children, from the damaging impacts of...

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Move Over, Alexander Hamilton: A Woman Is Going On The $10 Bill

(826) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 9:59 PM

A woman will be featured on the new version of the $10 bill, the Treasury Department is set to formally announce on Thursday.

"America’s currency is a way for our nation to make a statement about who we are and what we stand for. Our paper bills -- and the...

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Jeb Bush Officially Announces He's Running For President In 2016

(894) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 2:51 PM

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) officially announced he's running for president, an office formerly held by his father and his brother.

Bush formally announced his 2016 campaign Monday at Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida.

"Our country is on a very bad course and the question is, 'What are...

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Obama Actually Writes Back To People Who Call Him An Idiot

(255) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 6:57 PM

It's been said you should never feed the trolls, but President Barack Obama isn't heeding that advice.

In an interview with "Extra" airing Thursday, Obama sat down with correspondent Jerry Penacoli, who thanked the president for the Affordable Care Act and the impact it had on his...

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Bristol Palin Defends Her Criticism Of Caitlyn Jenner's ESPN Courage Award

(770) Comments | Posted June 6, 2015 | 2:28 PM

Bristol Palin denies she was "duped" by a rumor that Noah Galloway, the double amputee U.S army veteran, was a runner-up to Caitlyn Jenner for the ESPN Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

"Here's the thing. I didn't get 'duped,'" Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Governor...

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Obama Delivers Emotional Eulogy For Beau Biden

(880) Comments | Posted June 6, 2015 | 1:05 PM

President Barack Obama on Saturday delivered an emotional tribute to Vice President Joe Biden's son Beau, who died last week.

"Beau Biden was an original," Obama said at a service for Biden in Wilmington, Delaware. "He was a good man, a man of character, a man who loved deeply...

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Florida House Rejects Plan To Expand Health Care For Hundreds Of Thousands

(1497) Comments | Posted June 6, 2015 | 11:23 AM

The Florida House of Representatives voted Friday to reject a state Senate bill that would have expanded Medicaid for thousands, marking a victory for Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

Following a heated six-hour debate, the Republican-controlled House voted 72-41 against the measure, which passed in...

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California Lawmakers Advance Right-To-Die Bill Inspired By Brittany Maynard

(23) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 5:14 PM

California's state Senate voted Thursday to advance legislation allowing terminally ill patients to choose to end their own lives with the assistance of a physician.

The End of Life Option Act, which passed 23 to 14, will now head to the state Assembly. California Gov. Jerry...

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Lindsey Graham: 'It Would Be Devastating' For GOP To Nominate Rand Paul

(189) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 11:31 AM

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who officially launched his 2016 presidential bid Monday, is coming out swinging against fellow candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

Appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America" Tuesday, Graham said if the race came down to Paul versus Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, he...

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