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Mollie Reilly
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 or on Twitter at @mollieclare.

Entries by Mollie Reilly

Californians Are Majorly Cutting Back On Their Water Usage

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 3:28 PM

SAN FRANCISCO -- California reduced its water usage by more than 27 percent in June, exceeding cutbacks mandated by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) earlier this year amid the state's historic drought. 

The state water board announced Thursday that urban water users reduced consumption by 27.3...

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Los Angeles Takes A Big Stand On Guns

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 12:40 PM

Los Angeles’ City Council voted Tuesday to ban the possession of gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, mirroring similar legislation in San Francisco and Sunnyvale.

The ban, first proposed by Councilman Paul Krekorian in 2013, passed unanimously. Under the new legislation,...

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A Conservative Congressman Is Trying To Overthrow John Boehner

(5) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 7:33 PM

One month after losing (and subsequently recovering) his subcommittee gavel, a conservative congressman is attempting to remove House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) from his leadership post.

According to multiple news reports, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) filed a motion to vacate the chair Tuesday....

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Jerry Brown Takes On Climate Change-Denying 'Troglodytes'

(3) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 1:07 PM

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday urged a group of 60 mayors to take action in their cities on climate change, warning that global warming is "the biggest threat of our time" and denouncing skeptics as "troglodytes."

At a climate change conference hosted by...

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Jeb Bush Says His Remarks On Americans Working Longer Hours Were Taken Out Of Context

(810) Comments | Posted July 8, 2015 | 9:42 PM

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says his remarks on Americans needing to work longer hours were misconstrued, telling reporters in New Hampshire he intended to advocate greater job opportunities for people involuntarily working part-time.

In an interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader editorial...

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White House: Greece Should Be Allowed To Remain In Eurozone

(476) Comments | Posted July 6, 2015 | 1:16 PM

The White House is urging European and Greek leaders to reach a compromise on Greece's debt crisis, arguing that the country should be allowed to remain in the eurozone.

"The task before the leaders of Europe remains the same," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said during a Monday...

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Bernie Sanders Draws His Biggest Crowd Yet In Progressive Stronghold

(1096) 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

(25) 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

(45) 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


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

(2971) 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

(1212) 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

(878) 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

(66) 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

(1323) 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

(827) 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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