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100 Million Reasons We Need Justice Reform -- One Blueprint for How to Do It

Christine Leonard | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Christine Leonard

One in three Americans -- as many as 100 million adults -- has a criminal record. Because a criminal history record creates barriers to housing, education and employment, it can often stand between another chance and another visit to prison.

John Boehner Says Many People In Prison 'Really Don't Need To Be There'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

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Christina Wilkie

A Bill To Keep Kids Out Of Prison Has A New Lease On Life, Thanks To Conservatives | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill in Congress aimed at preventing crime by keeping at-risk youth out of the prison system could get a major boost this year from an...

Dave Jamieson

Obama And Democrats Raise Their Minimum Wage Proposal To $12 | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With fast-food workers going on strike and local governments raising their wage floors, Democrats in Congress have decided their stalled...

Bobby Scott Wins Midterm Election, Will Continue To Represent Virginia's 3rd District

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) will continue to represent Virginia's 3rd congressional district after this year's midterm elections. Scott was first elec...

What About Honoring our Own Local Nobel-Worthy Peace Laureates?

Matthew Albracht | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Matthew Albracht

In big and small ways, many thousands ARE working heroically right in our own cities here in the United States to help ameliorate violence, including the regions that are often called our own domestic "war zones."

Preston Maddock

Subpoenaing Drone Memos Has 'Bipartisan Interest' | Preston Maddock | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There is "bipartisan interest" within the House Judiciary Committee in subpoenaing the Justice Department's legal memos that justify the...

Obama To Unveil Gun Violence Measures, Including Assault Weapons Ban

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama urged a reluctant Congress to ban both military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazine...

Capitol Hill Beauties Drink Lemon Martinis, Want Sweet Tea

Posted 07.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Hill released its annual 50 Most Beautiful People list on Wednesday and this year's beauties are an athletic bunch who also like to ...

99ers and the Long-term Unemployed Are the Elephants in the Economic Recovery Room

Michael Thornton | Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics
Michael Thornton

Job growth is important, but it's also important to realize the hole that needs to be filled. Since February 2010, 1.8 million jobs have been created, but 8.8 million jobs were lost prior to that period. That's a shortage of 7 million.

Arthur Delaney

Bill To Help Long-Term Jobless Overshadowed By Bill That Could Cut Benefits | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After some encouraging signs that Republicans might cooperate with them, the two House Democrats trying to give the long-term jobless ex...

Arthur Delaney

WATCH: GOP Leaders Spare A Moment To Chat Unemployment | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the morning of an important and uncertain vote to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, Republican leaders in the U.S....

Arthur Delaney

Legislation Aimed At Helping '99ers' Introduced In House | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democratic Reps. Barbara Lee (Calif.) and Bobby Scott (Va.) introduced legislation Friday that would provide additional assistance ...

Ryan Grim

WATCH: GOP Lawmaker Calls Obama 'Very, Very Urban' | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Steve King, a Republican from Iowa, referred to President Obama as "very, very urban," while charging that as a senator he gave special favor to ...

Dear Sen. Feinstein & Sen. Hatch, Let's Stop Sending Our Kids to Prison!

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

While the average incarceration rate in the United States is 7 times the international average, for blacks the average rate is over 22 times the international average. The Youth PROMISE Act aims to address that.

Lock Em' up and Throw Away the Key

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

We cannot accept the fact that for the first time in the history of the United States more than one in every 100 adults is locked up in jail or prison.

A Call to Arms to Save Our Youth

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rep. Bobby Rush

Right now, as the city I love mourns its way through yet another deadly weekend of gun-related violence, our youth far too often get caught in the crossfire.

A Patriot's PATRIOT Act

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

Good intentions are not enough to preserve our liberty, and the current PATRIOT Act simply grants too much unchecked authority to our government.

Cantor To Uninsured Woman With Tumors: Get "An Existing Government Program Or Find Charity"

Think Progress | Lee Fang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the Richmond Times-Dispatch "public square" forum yesterday, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) fielded open questions from his constituents on the health ref...

Cantor To Hold Public Health Care Debate With Democrat

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This should be interesting. House minority whip Eric Cantor has hatched his own response to all the talk about town hall hooliganism: He's agreed to s...

Lawmakers Press For Second Black Justice

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Congressional Black Caucus is launching a campaign to persuade President Obama to appoint one of their members to the Supreme Court seat that will...

21st Century Bull Connor Closer to Feeling Fire Hose Turned on Him

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

The Arpaio spectacle shows that a police-state solution does not work.

Support John Conyers' Truth Commission

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Are you frustrated by all the "we need to look forward, not backward" language from Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders? Well, now you can do something about it.