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Alcee Hastings

95-year-old Ranger, Millennial Youth Share National Park Adventures at CBC

Audrey Peterman | Posted 09.21.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

At the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Annual Legislative Conference last Friday, Sept. 16, I heard a black former director of the National Park Ser...

79-Year-Old Congressman Tells Hillary How To Get Young Voters: Rappers, Liquor And Pandora

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.03.2016 | Politics

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) wants Hillary Clinton to be the next president, but he’s worried that her campaign is spending too much money on TV adv...

Congressman Alcee Hastings and Lisa Vanderpump Team Up to End the Cruel and Inhumane Yulin Dog Meat Festival

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings | Posted 06.20.2016 | World
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings

By Congressman Alcee L. Hastings and Lisa Vanderpump Every year, more than 10,000 dogs are rounded up and sold for food at the Yulin Dog Meat Festiv...

House Democrat Calls For War Authorization Against Iran

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings on Thursday became the latest Democrat to split with President Barack Obama over Iran, stating that he would...

Janie Velencia

Lawmaker Says Congress Needs A Pay Raise So People Who Aren't Wealthy Can Serve | Janie Velencia | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) on Monday spoke in favor of a pay raise for members of Congress before the House Rules Committee, arguing t...

Friday Talking Points -- Live, From the Moon

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama is the second Honorable Mention recipient this week, for his impressive public opinion polling on job approval in January. He had his best month (measured by month-to-month improvement) of his entire second term, and the fourth-best month he's ever had as president.

Rick Perry: Yes, Texas Is Crazy

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said the people of his state are crazy. Perry was responding to recent comments made by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla...

Fla. Congressman Uses Dildo Law To 'Prove' Texas Is Crazy

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

A Florida congressman is not backing off his assertion that Texas is a "crazy state," and he's now citing an old law restricting dildos to make his ca...

Jon Stewart Knows Who'd Win In A War Between Texas And Florida

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.05.2015 | Comedy

Florida and Texas are at war ... or at least, engaged in a war of words on the floor of the House of Representatives, where Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla...

Alcee Hastings Reelected To Congress

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) has defeated his Republican challenger, Jay Bonner, in the race to represent Florida's 20th congressional district. Ha...

Congressional Hopeful McCline: "Hastings Is on His Heels"

Brian DAmbrosio | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Brian DAmbrosio

Thomas Jefferson once said that "when a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property." This estimation by our third president is clearly not lost on McCline.

Pugilism To Politics: Jameel McCline Believes He Can KO Congress

Brian DAmbrosio | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Brian DAmbrosio

A veteran of more than 50 heavyweight bouts, McCline, 44, is running for Congress, challenging longtime U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., in the Democratic primary. McCline trusts the public to accept who he really is -- and formerly was.

Which For-Profit College Lobbyist Are You?

David Halperin | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

Predatory for-profit colleges use deceptive and coercive tactics to pressure students into signing up. More than half of for-profit college students drop out within about four months.

House Dems Backing For-Profit Colleges Gutted Their Own Letter

David Halperin | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

The letter was watered down from the version that was circulating among House members earlier last week. In particular, the final letter dropped a key sentence from the draft, which echoed language used by for-profit college lobbyists.

Corruption Threatens Obama Action on For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

Despite President Obama's obvious awareness of the egregious, widespread nature of the problem, his own team may be on the verge of failing to effectively implement a key measure needed to hold for-profit colleges accountable for such abuses.

Obama Team Must Be Fair, but Tough, on For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
David Halperin

If you think the for-profit colleges will be inclined to moderate their bad behavior if the new gainful employment rule is somewhat weakened again, consider the propaganda attack the industry has unleashed this week to coincide with the rulemaking session.

Steve Forbes, the Olympics, Congress and Other Stuff For-Profit Colleges Buy With Your Tax Dollars

David Halperin | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
David Halperin

America's for-profit colleges are receiving as much as $33 billion in a single year from your tax money, and billions more from the pockets of students, a lot of whom are left deep in debt and jobless from their encounters with predatory schools.

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Black Congressmen Reveal Daily Struggle With Discrimination | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Addressing the Trayvon Martin killing last week, President Barack Obama revealed a fact that apparently startled many Americans: Deep, p...

Florida Republicans: "We Have To Pull In The Blacks"

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 08.09.2013 | Miami

BOCA RATON -- Still reeling from losses they didn't expect, Republicans strategists are hoping black voters, who are the Democrats' most stalwart supp...

Most of Progressive Caucus Taking a Dive on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

For the social compact of the United States, most of the Congressional Progressive Caucus has gone missing.

Ryan Grim

Call Time For Congress Shows How Fundraising Dominates Bleak Work Life | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Welcome to town, new members of Congress. Now hit the phones. For an incoming member of Congress still basking in the glow of electo...

Allen West Mocks Congressional Black Caucus On Glenn Beck

The Huffington Post | Nate Willis | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) called out the Congressional Black Caucus Monday for eating a Chick-fil-A dinner he provided, despite the restaurant CEO's st...

The Power of Foster Care Politics

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Daniel Heimpel

While the nation bemoans a "gridlocked" Congress and Comedy Central's Messrs. Stewart and Colbert aptly ridicule both presidential candidates for a disregard of specificity on one hand and hubris on the other, I have borne witness to a very different vision of our elected leadership.

Jennifer Bendery

Allen West Sends Chick-Fil-A To Black Caucus Meeting, Offends Everyone: Dem Rep | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A Democratic lawmaker says Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) offended the entire Congressional Black Caucus by delivering Chick-fil-A ...

Democrat Congressman Alcee Hastings Struggles to Explain His Support for Predatory for-Profit Colleges (Video)

Zaid Jilani | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business
Zaid Jilani

The education sector is Alcee Hastings's top donor this election cycle, with large donations from for-profit college lobbying groups and other scam schools. These donations seem to have paid off.