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Natasha Bach is a politics video fellow.

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John McCain Makes Surprise Appearance On 'The Daily Rundown'

(21) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 10:10 AM

Since NBC's announcement earlier this month that Chuck Todd will be the next host of "Meet The Press," Todd's producers at "The Daily Rundown" have been showering him with surprise guests in his last weeks on the show.

The latest is Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who offered to...

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「警察官の暴力」アメリカで繰り返される背景とは ロス暴動からファーガソン抗議デモまで振り返る

(2) Comments | Posted August 23, 2014 | 8:09 PM

黒人少年マイケル・ブラウンさん射殺事件への抗議デモが今もなお続いている。しかし、デモ参加者の抗議はブラウンさん殺害だけにとどまらない。過去に警察が行った黒人系などの有色人種、社会的弱者への暴力に対する押さえつけられた怒りが今回のデモにつながっている。

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Police Violence Has Been Going On Forever. No Wonder People Are Fed Up With It.

(1202) Comments | Posted August 23, 2014 | 12:00 PM

Warning: The video above contains graphic content.

Protests continue following the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The marchers, though, are not just protesting Brown's slaying. They are also voicing pent-up anger at an old problem: police violence,...

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Meet Ferguson Fellow Mariah Stewart

(13) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 11:56 AM

As other national media outlets slowly withdraw from Ferguson, Missouri, The Huffington Post plans to stay and cover Michael Brown's story as it continues to unfold.

The Huffington Post has collaborated with the Beacon Reader to create a fellowship for local resident Mariah Stewart to...

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HuffPost Reporter Ryan J. Reilly Calls Ferguson Arrest A 'Dehumanizing Process'

(269) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 11:01 AM

The Huffington Post's Ryan J. Reilly was arrested Wednesday evening in Ferguson, Missouri, while covering protests surrounding the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Reilly joined HuffPost Live Thursday to describe the conditions of his arrest.

Reilly explained that he was working in a nearby McDonald's along with...

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Rand Paul Thinks Deciding Between Politics And Medicine Is A 'Trick Question'

(56) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 12:09 PM

Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) first passion wasn't politics.

Before first running for Senate in 2010, Paul practiced ophthalmology for nearly 20 years -- a practice he has continued in his off-time, and one to which he plans to return "at some point."

This month's congressional recess allowed Paul...

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Josh Earnest Needs To Get In A Better 'Position'

(16) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 9:10 AM

White House press secretaries try their best to avoid answering questions without looking evasive. The Obama administration, despite pledges to be more open, is no different.

Just Google the words "Robert Gibbs Dodges Question" and you will get a host of different YouTube moments. Jay Carney was...

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This Is What Happens When A Politician Really Doesn't Want To Answer A Reporter's Question

(206) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 7:36 AM

What's a politician to do when he or she takes a tough question from a reporter? Well, in general, they do this thing called "dodging the question," dispensing a publicist-massaged talking point, or changing the subject, or spinning like a dervish, or just lying. (I suppose in some instances, there...

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Republicans Have Some Truly Horrifying Theories About The Children Crossing The Border

(307) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 7:33 AM

Since the beginning of October, more than 57,000 unaccompanied children have been caught at the U.S.-Mexico border trying to enter the United States illegally.

As the number of detained children grows, so does the number of politicians who have spoken on the subject.

Rep. Randy Neugebauer...

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Governor Gets Personal While Explaining Plan To Help Undocumented Children

(93) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 6:40 PM

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) detailed Friday his plan to temporarily provide shelter to undocumented children who have illegally entered the United States.

Patrick is working to help the federal government identify a site in Massachusetts to temporarily shelter up to 1,000 children while they await deportation or are reconnected...

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Obama Remembers AIDS Researchers Who Died In Malaysia Airlines Crash

(2) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 12:35 PM

In a statement delivered from the White House on Friday, President Barack Obama eulogized the AIDS researchers and advocates who were aboard Malaysia Airlines flight 17, which crashed on Thursday.

Obama said among those killed were researchers and advocates who were en route to an international conference...

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State Lawmaker Calls Out 'Hypocritical' Supreme Court

(23) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 4:40 PM

Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores (D) spoke out about the Supreme Court's decision regarding abortion clinic buffer zones during a Wednesday interview with HuffPost Live.

Flores noted the Supreme Court's hypocrisy in maintaining their own buffer zone while prohibiting such zones around abortion clinics. The court ruled unanimously last...

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Hillary Clinton Is Sounding A Lot More Like Elizabeth Warren Lately (VIDEO)

(180) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 3:15 PM

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) says she isn't running for president, but her rhetoric is still being heard on the campaign trail. On Monday, Hillary Clinton appeared at the Aspen Ideas Festival and channeled the Massachusetts populist.

Warren's basic message has two layers. The first is that the "system is rigged"...

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Top Dem Reveals The Staggering Amount Women Lose In Life Due To The Gender Pay Gap

(11) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 12:44 PM

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) discussed the implications of the gender pay gap on HuffPost Live Monday, saying it costs an average woman nearly half a million dollars over her career.

"We still have women that earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns doing the...

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Obama's Executive Order On LGBT Job Discrimination 'Expands The Universe,' Gender Rights Advocate Says

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 3:16 PM

Dr. Dana Beyer, the executive director of Gender Rights Maryland, discussed on HuffPost Live Tuesday President Barack Obama's plan to draft an executive order that would ban workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of federal contractors.

When asked whether Obama's executive order would kill...

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Prop 8 Plaintiffs: 'We Have A Lot Of Work To Do' On Equality In The U.S.

(1) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 2:08 PM

Proposition 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier discussed how the Supreme Court's repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and decision on Prop 8 have continued to influence non-discrimination policies in the United States on HuffPost Live Tuesday.

"There are couples like Sandy and I living in 30 states...

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What Joe Biden Gave Up To Run With Obama

(78) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 5:22 PM

As vice president, Joe Biden is arguably the second most powerful man in the country.

However, Biden's former chief of staff Ron Klain said on HuffPost Live Friday that being number two also comes with a huge amount of sacrifice.

"I think people who take on this office understand that...

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Dave Brat's Actual Political Views Are A Little Complicated

(59) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 4:55 PM

Conservative economics professor David Brat shocked the country by beating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary for Virginia's 7th Congressional District on Tuesday night.

With Brat's surprising win, voters have been trying to figure out just who he is.

Brat's 1996 dissertation, "Human...

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Edie Windsor Thinks We Can Expect Marriage Equality Across The 50 States By 2024

(15) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 11:01 AM

Edie Windsor, plaintiff in the historic Supreme Court Defense of Marriage Act case, discussed her hopes for the legalization of gay marriage across all 50 states on HuffPost Live Thursday.

Windsor called a commenter "gorgeously hopeful" for thinking that marriage equality would be realized in the United States...

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Edie Windsor Was Shocked To Get A Personal Phone Call From Obama After DOMA Ruling

(3) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 10:31 AM

Edie Windsor, the plaintiff in the Defense of Marriage Act court case, recalled on HuffPost Live Thursday the moments after learning she had won her case.

"I think everyone in the room was crying and laughing," Windsor remembered. "We were all deeply moved and delighted."

"And then the...

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