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Conservative Nebraska Weighs Abolishing The Death Penalty

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — There's not a lot of sympathy for the 11 men on death row in Nebraska, but spurred by frustration about the growing difficulty ...

Obama Says He'll Continue To Work On Racial Equality After He Leaves Office

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

By Julia Edwards May 4 (Reuters) - Following a week of racially charged protests in Baltimore, U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday said obstacles...

FACEPALM: Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina Didn't Pay For

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 05.04.2015 | Technology

And it's coming back to haunt her.

Mollie Reilly

Carly Fiorina Announces She's Running For President In 2016 | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and onetime U.S. Senate candidate, announced Monday she will seek the Republican nomination for presi...

Bernie Sanders Raised $1.5 Million In First Day Of His Campaign

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) raised $1.5 million in the first 24 hours after announcing his 2016 presidential bid, his campaign said Friday. Accord...

Samantha Lachman

House Votes To Overturn D.C. Reproductive Health Discrimination Law | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives approved a measure Thursday night that would reverse a Washington law preventing employers from retaliating...

Appeals Court Upholds California City's Ban On Nativity Scenes

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday found a Southern California city acted without violating the U.S. constitutional...

State Department Turns Over More Documents To Benghazi Panel

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 30 (Reuters) - A House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, has received 4,0...

Samantha Lachman

Bernie Sanders Announces He Is Running For President In 2016 | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced on Wednesday that he'll run for president of the United States in 2016. "I am running for president," Sander...

Senate Rejects Attempt To Tie Terrorism Clause To Iran Deal

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate rejected an effort on Wednesday to tie sanctions relief for Iran under an int...

Manufacturer Asks Oklahoma To Return Execution Drug

Oklahoma Watch | Nate Robson and Ziva Branstetter | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism organization that produces in-depth and investigative content on a range of public-policy issues...

Bill Clinton: 'We Have Overshot The Mark' On Incarceration

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton is urging politicians to take a stand on criminal justice reform and take concrete steps toward reducing the country's p...

Michael Steele Connects Martin O'Malley's Legacy As Baltimore Mayor To Freddie Gray Protests

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) proudly highlights his record as the mayor of Baltimore in discussing his crime reduction philosophy. But tha...

Samantha Lachman

Four Years Later, Texas Is Still Defending Its Voter ID Law | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that could have national implications for states that require vote...

Former New York Assembly Speaker Faces New Charges

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK, April 23 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors unveiled new charges against former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver ...

North Carolina House Passes 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

By Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C., April 23 (Reuters) - North Carolina women seeking abortions would have to wait 72 hours after consulting a doctor b...

GOP Lawmaker: Rape And Incest Cases Are Usually 'Not Verifiable'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

A Republican floor leader in the Tennessee House of Representatives blocked an amendment that would have created an exemption for victims of rape and ...

California Lawmaker To Revive Bill Requiring Vaccinations Despite Personal Beliefs

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 21 (Reuters) - The author of a California bill to require school children to be vaccinated for such d...

Congressman To Anti-Immigration Protester: 'Touch Me Again, I'll Drop Your Ass'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

An exchange between Rep. Steve Knight (R-Calif.) and a group of anti-immigration protesters grew heated last week when one demonstrator accused the fr...

Jeb Bush Prepares To Turn Key Campaign Functions Over To Super PAC

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The traditional presidential campaign may be getting a dramatic makeover in Jeb Bush's bid for the White House as he prepare...

Supreme Court Sends Redistricting Ruling Back To North Carolina

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

The Supreme Court threw out a ruling from last year that upheld Republican-drawn congressional and state legislative districts on Monday, ordering Nor...

Mike Huckabee To Announce 2016 Plans On May 5

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) said Friday he plans to announce whether he will run for president on May 5. In an interview with Fox News, ...

Obama Signs Doc Fix Bill Into Law

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama signed a bill into law on Thursday that repairs the formula for reimbursing Medicare phys...

How to Become President Without a Penis

BJ Gallagher | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

Whatever the outcome of Hillary's run for the presidency, American women and girls would do well to watch and learn from her. She's a living, breathing case study of the perils and possibilities of being a woman leader.

Clinton Foundation To Continue Accepting Donations From Foreign Governments

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The board of the Clinton Foundation said Wednesday night that it will continue accepting donations from foreign governments, but o...