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Jessica Schulberg

Congressman Hints He Wants To Prohibit Funding For Ground Troops in Iraq

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) indicated on Thursday that he may move to prevent President Barack Obama from deploying U.S. ground troop...

Congress, Week 2: Do You Know What They're Working on?

Rachna Choudhry | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Rachna Choudhry

It's the 114th Congress's second week in session -- but it's going to be a short one. The Republicans will be holding their joint retreat at the Hershey Lodge in Pennsylvania the rest of the week. Here's the scoop on what Congress will be working on.

Zach Carter

Congress Is Obsessed With A Meaningless Porn Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress was on the verge of another big mess in early March of 2013. After months of posturing and negotiating, a self-inflicted shutdo...

Welcome Back, Congress! Here Are 15 Issues Awaiting Your Return

Rachna Choudhry | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Rachna Choudhry

Here are 15 issues on their agenda. On your mark, get set, go!

Time for Congress to Join President Obama in Continuing America's Conservation Legacy

Gene Karpinski | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green
Gene Karpinski

In the end, we're still faced with a problem: the President can't do it all. He can't re-authorize the LWCF nor can he appropriate it the money it deserves. We need Congress to act on LWCF and pass the dozens of currently-stalled conservation bills.

Mining Creativity From a Secondhand Store: The Clayton Brothers at Mark Moore Gallery

Annabel Osberg | Posted 10.19.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

The exhibition's color scheme is gaudy and disjunctive like the colors of a thrift store's multiplicity of objects. The Claytons' palette is skillfully mismatched in a tongue-in-cheek nod to the untrained chromatic discord of paintings found in secondhand stores.

It's August Recess! Now What?

Rachna Choudhry | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Rachna Choudhry

Congress adjourned for a five-week August recess -- and will return on Sept. 8. Here's a look at five issues still on the table for when Congress returns. Mark your calendars!

'Bye Sierra': A Slightly Angry Queer Response to the Sierra Mannie Controversy

Anthony Michael D'Agostino | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Michael D'Agostino

Don't get me wrong, Sierra: Appropriation does happen, but gay men didn't steal "your" shit. They helped draw, color, sew, produce and conceive of it in the first place. So when you see white gay men emulating black women, you should be aware that part of what they are responding to is the expression of gay, queer and feminine men.

Kate Sheppard

House Republicans Protect America From Efficient Light Bulbs, Low-Flow Toilets

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican-led House of Representatives passed the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act on Thursday ...

Leadership to End AIDS -- Cuomo's Got It, Where's Schumer? Leahy? Mikulski? Obama?

Matthew Kavanagh | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Matthew Kavanagh

This week leadership in the fight to end AIDS (and seemingly to do most things that take political will) has shown up outside our nation's capitol. Governor Cuomo yesterday announced a credible, ambitious, and politically courageous plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York.

Making History This Week With Hemp

Ben Droz | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Ben Droz

Industrial Hemp has emerged somewhat quietly yet increasing quickly as an issue across the country over the past several years. For American consumers, Hemp has gone from rope and burlap to a wide variety of new products from high protein superfoods to building materials for homes.

Dave Jamieson

House GOP Votes 'To Continue Wage Theft'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Early Friday morning, House Republicans voted down a measure that would have discouraged the government from giving contracts to compani...

Recontextualizing Pieces of Art History and Scraps of Everyday Life

Annabel Osberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

Many painters feel burdened by the baggage of art history. Others feel a sense of responsibility to further its academic progress and expand its continuum. Still others choose to ignore it. For someone who is so engaged with art historical imagery, Klamen has a remarkably laissez-faire attitude towards it

Kahindo Mateene: An African Designer Making a Difference

Nadia Dawisha | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Nadia Dawisha

Kahindo believes that along with creating sustainable jobs, educating and empowering women is the key to poverty reduction in the Congo and Africa.

Congress Takes Landmark Decision for Rivers and Rights

Peter Bosshard | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The World Bank is eager to re-engage in large dam projects around the world, and other financiers are following in its wake. The US Congress has now poured cold water on these plans.

It's a Matter of Priorities

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

It is clear the pledge made to Grover Norquist is stronger for some in Congress than the pledge they have made to our troops. It is absolutely reprehensible that the richest country in the world will not keep its promises to its voluntary military.

Dance And Capitalism: A Love-Hate Relationship

Nora Younkin | Posted 01.16.2014 | Arts
Nora Younkin

What is the biggest crisis facing contemporary concert dance? If you ask almost anyone in the field, they won't say talent is sparse. They won't say there is a creativity deficit. They won't say there aren't enough innovative collaborators.

Massive Bill Shows Fruits Of Conservative Victory

AP | By DAVID ESPO | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — At an unlikely-to-be-read 1,582 pages, Congress' $1.1 trillion spending bill is precisely the sort of massive legislation that Rep...

Kate Sheppard

Appropriations Bill Would Block New Mountaintop Removal Fill Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmental advocates are criticizing an omnibus appropriations bill provision that would block any new rules on the disposal of waste...

Kate Sheppard

Spending Bill Protects Inefficient Light Bulbs And Money For Coal Abroad

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The omnibus appropriations bill that House and Senate leadership announced Monday evening would block the Department of Energy from impl...

Sam Stein

Congress Passed A Budget, But It Could Still Blow Up In Their Faces

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress' current victory lap is premature. As lawmakers head back to their districts, fresh off passing a budget bill to fund the gover...

DOE: Furloughed Staff Can Take Jobs In Coffee Shops, But Not As Lobbyists

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Department of Energy employees who had been previously sheltered from the government shutdown are now starting to get notice that they, ...

The Choice Congress Won't Face Up To

Scott Lilly | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Scott Lilly

Much of what is commonly being said about the federal budget is either mischaracterization or flatly wrong. When you slice through all the heated rhetoric, the budgetary choices we face may be painful, but they are actually much simpler to make than the debate would suggest.

Double THUD: The Legislative Debacle Before the August Congressional Recess Hurts Budget Prospects for Fiscal Year 2014

Scott Lilly | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics
Scott Lilly

Nothing illustrates the utter dysfunctionality of the 113th Congress more than the failure of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, or THUD, appropriations bills to pass in both houses right before Congress left for its August recess.

Proposed Cuts Undermine Indian Health, Public Health and Scientific Research

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Kathleen Sebelius

Today, the House Appropriations Committee is considering a Fiscal Year 2014 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies appropriations bill which funds the Indian Health Service, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund at HHS.