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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.

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Mike Huckabee Has A F*&king Problem With Women Cursing At Work

(271) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 2:42 PM

According to Mike Huckabee, it's "just trashy" for a woman to curse in the workplace.

In a Friday radio interview highlighted by ThinkProgress, the former Arkansas governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate detailed the culture shock he experienced while filming his Fox News show in New York....

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Judge Strikes Down Alabama's Gay Marriage Ban

(565) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 6:53 PM

A federal judge ruled Friday that Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

The judge, U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade, ruled that Alabama's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, known as the Sanctity of Marriage Amendment, violates the 14th Amendment's due process and equal protection clauses.


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Obama: King Abdullah Held 'Passionate Belief In The Importance' Of U.S.-Saudi Relationship

(10) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 7:32 PM

President Barack Obama released a statement Thursday on the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.

Obama's full statement:

It is with deep respect that I express my personal condolences and the sympathies of the American people to the family of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and to the people...
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Rep. Adam Schiff Giving 'Serious Consideration' To California Senate Bid

(3) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 3:49 PM

Rep. Adam Schiff is the latest California Democrat to eye retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat, saying he is giving "serious consideration" to running in the 2016 race.

"Since Senator Boxer announced her retirement, I have been encouraged by many Californians to run for her seat in 2016," Schiff said in...

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Chris Christie Approval Rating Hits 4-Year Low In Poll

(123) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 3:12 PM

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday finds that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's approval rating has hit its lowest point in four years.

The poll found that 46 percent of voters surveyed approve of the Republican governor -- who is weighing a 2016 presidential bid...

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State Of The Union Text: Read Obama's Full Remarks

(13) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 8:50 PM

President Barack Obama delivered the 2015 State of the Union speech on Tuesday in front of a joint session of Congress, laying out his policy vision for the next year.

Read his full remarks as prepared for delivery below:

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my...
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Florida Rep. Curt Clawson To Give Tea Party's State Of The Union Response

(66) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 7:02 PM

Rep. Curt Clawson (R-Fla.) will deliver the tea party's response to President Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union address, the Tea Party Express announced Thursday.

"2015 marks a year of new beginnings for the Tea Party movement," Tea Party Express executive director Taylor Budowich said in...

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Elizabeth Warren Backs Kamala Harris In California Senate Race

(31) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 3:24 PM

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is backing California Attorney General Kamala Harris in the 2016 race for retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat.

"Kamala Harris is a smart, tough, and experienced prosecutor who has consistently stood up to Wall Street," Warren wrote in a Wednesday email to supporters. "Yesterday, she announced...

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Xavier Becerra Joins List Of Democrats Eyeing California Senate Seat

(1) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 2:12 PM

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) says he's taking a "very close look" at running for retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat.

According to the Washington Post, Becerra told reporters that he's considering running in the 2016 race.

"I'm going to take a very close look at it,"...

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Loretta Sanchez 'Seriously Considering' Running For Senate In California

(4) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 3:21 PM

Rep. Loretta Sanchez is the latest California Democrat to express interest in retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat.

"For the past 18 years, I have focused on putting California’s working families first. From immigration reform to affordable health care to funding quality education, I have advocated for policies that give all...

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Kamala Harris To Run For California Senate Seat

(85) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 8:25 PM

California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) will announce her intention to run for California's open Senate seat on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times and BuzzFeed report.

Harris, who has first elected to her post in 2010, has been widely expected to run for the seat currently...

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Obama: 'I Will Miss Stuart Scott'

(19) Comments | Posted January 4, 2015 | 1:39 PM

President Barack Obama released a statement Sunday on the death of Stuart Scott, the longtime ESPN anchor who died of cancer at the age of 49.

The full statement:

I will miss Stuart Scott. Twenty years ago, Stu helped usher in a new way to talk about our...
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League Of Women Voters: Steve Scalise's Comments 'Misinformed'

(68) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 2:51 PM

The League of Women Voters is criticizing House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), calling his remarks about the organization "misinformed."

After reports emerged of Scalise speaking at 2002 conference hosted by a white supremacist group, the Republican congressman spoke to the Times-Picayune about the...

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George H.W. Bush Released From Hospital

(4) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 12:42 PM

Former President George H.W. Bush was released from the hospital Tuesday, family spokesman Jim McGrath announced.

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Michael Grimm To Resign From Congress

(650) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 8:49 PM

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) announced Monday night that he is resigning from Congress, effective Jan. 5.

"The events which led to this day did not break my spirit, nor the will of the voters," reads a statement from the congressman. "However, I do not believe that I can continue to...

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Majority Whip Steve Scalise Struggles To Distance Himself From David Duke

(242) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 8:29 PM

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), whose office has been beating back criticism about a speech he gave at a 2002 gathering hosted by a white supremacist group, received some ill-timed praise from the group's founder Monday evening. The notorious former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke described...

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Spoke At White Supremacist Conference In 2002

(2013) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 4:12 PM

Twelve years before he was elected by his colleagues as House majority whip, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) spoke at a conference hosted by the white supremacist group European-American Unity and Rights Organization.

Louisiana political blogger Lamar White Jr. dug up a number of posts on Stormfront,...

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Senator-Elect Cory Gardner Welcomes Baby Girl

(4) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 2:32 PM

Senator-elect Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) announced Monday that his wife has given birth to a daughter, Caitlyn Quinn Gardner.


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Rudy Giuliani: Bill De Blasio Should Apologize To NYPD

(902) Comments | Posted December 28, 2014 | 2:17 PM

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani urged Mayor Bill de Blasio to apologize to the New York Police Department for "[creating] the impression" that he sided with protesters over law enforcement during recent protests over the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police officers.

In an...

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Charles Koch Wants To Change America's Criminal Justice System

(1558) Comments | Posted December 28, 2014 | 12:45 PM

Charles Koch, the billionaire chairman and CEO of Koch Industries and leading conservative mega-donor, has set his sights on a new goal: reforming America's criminal justice system.

In an interview with The Wichita Eagle published Saturday, Koch said his own experiences in courts -- including...

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