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2012 Politics

My 2012 'McLaughlin Awards' (Part 2)

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are some obvious choices in the Destined For Political Stardom category. Instead of the obvious, however, I'm going with a wild card pick: a person who may not become a political star for years to come.

Obama-Congress Divide Could Derail Future Progress

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy is slowly digging out of its deepest economic hole since the 1930s. And if nothing else, the next four years shoul...

Senate Republicans Shaft the Vets

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

They'll salute the troops, march in the parades, celebrate the returning heroes, and call for larding more billions into the Pentagon. But a small jobs programs for veterans in need of work? Not this year, not before the election.

The Fear Of Citizens United: Easily Avoided

Richard Greener | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Richard Greener

If, as many believe, representative democracy is threatened by super PAC mega-money, then the media can save our democratic system of representative politics by refusing to sell them ads.

Will the Seeds Sown in 2011 Grow Into Real Political Change in 2012?

Pearl Korn | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

People are becoming more engaged and involved across the board, and that bodes well for all of us. We must continue to forge a new direction for America in 2012, and hold our representatives in government accountable for their (in)actions.

Sam Stein

Chris Christie Defended By Civil Rights Group For The Obese

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the leading civil rights organizations working to end discrimination against the obese is taking up the defense of New Jersey Gov...