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Carolyn Maloney

Climate-Change Deniers Can't Be Fiscal Hawks

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 03.19.2015 | Green
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

What is oddest about opposition to action to address climate change is the implications for another priority of the Republican party: deficit reduction. The bury-your-head-in-the-sand approach won't make extreme weather events driven by a changing climate go away, but it will ensure that our response is uncoordinated, less proactive, and far more expensive.

Amanda Terkel

Lone House Democratic Co-Sponsor Of Trafficking Bill Jumps Ship Over Anti-Abortion Provision

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans just lost the one Democratic co-sponsor they had on a bill aimed at curbing human trafficking. Rep. Carolyn Malone...

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Want To Guarantee Your Right To Seek A Flexible Work Schedule

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

Democrats in the House and Senate plan to introduce a bill Wednesday that would guarantee workers the right to request flexible work arrangements with...

Maxwell Tani

House Democrats Want Republican Women To Help Pass Paid Leave Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Maxwell Tani | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

Though GOP lawmakers generally panned the proposals in last week's State of the Union address, House Democrats are hoping that a coalition of Republic...

Maloney Re-Elected

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine and Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) was re-elected to Congress in New York's 12th congressional district on Tuesday. Maloney, who was first elected to Co...

Why Is Mayor De Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home? Part Four: Low-Income Housing

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.07.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Yorkville and East Harlem already have some of the worst pollution and highest asthma rates in the city, and now 100 to 500 extra diesel trucks are going to roar through an entirely residential neighborhood to dump their loads in a stinking, two acre, heavy-duty industrial facility in front of public housing.

Almost 60 Years After the War, U.S. Women Lag Behind Japan

Martha Burk | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

U.S. women still wait -- we do not have equal rights in our Constitution. Oh sure, we have some statutes outlawing discrimination, but they've already been weakened by the courts and can be overturned outright at any time by an increasingly hostile Congress.

90 Years On, The Fight For The Equal Rights Amendment Continues

AP | By DAVID CRARY | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

Drafted by a suffragette in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment has been stirring up controversy ever since. Many opponents considered it dead when a 10-...

Tyler Kingkade

Republicans So Far Have Ignored Conservative Pundits On Campus Rape

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.31.2014 | College

A flurry of legislation filed this week aiming to address college sexual assault suggests Republican lawmakers have ignored conservative pundits' insi...

Dave Jamieson

The Horrifying Struggles Of Breastfeeding Moms Who Need To Pump At Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents

Complaints filed with the Labor Department show that breastfeeding mothers can face serious hardships when they need to pump at work, including lost w...

Shrimp Supply Tainted With Modern Slavery: Why Global Business Transparency Is Needed

Katie Shay | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Katie Shay

Americans love shrimp. In fact, we love it so much that we eat it more than any other seafood, and almost more than tuna and salmon combined. However, that love comes with a price -- and a steep one at that.

An Epidemic of Gun Silence

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Guns will kill almost twice as many children as cancer. Gun violence costs our country an estimated $174 billion every year. Next year, for the first time, gun deaths will exceed traffic fatalities. It doesn't have to be this way.

Lawmakers Go After French Rail Company Involved In Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Two New York City lawmakers say the city shouldn't do business with a French rail company that transported 76,000 people to Nazi concentration camps d...

In Congress, Democrats Are The Party Of The Rich

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are the party of the rich, right? It's a label that has stuck for decades, and you're hearing it again as Democrats co...

'Talking Trash' Report Slams NYC's Expensive and Environmentally Outdated Garbage Plan

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.21.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

For the first time in a decade-long fight against a garbage site slated to be built in surreal proximity to public housing, a report has been published that exposes not just the absurdity of this one site, but the absurdities and weaknesses of the entire plan it is a part of.

Farah Mohamed

Syria's Women Demand A Voice In The Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Farah Mohamed | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Imagine the gruesomeness of it. Dead bodies cut into from the side. Organs removed, harvested, leaving the remains of something -- someo...

OCC Ya! The Government Agency That Should Fine Itself

Adam Levin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

Let's face it. The biggest bank regulator in the U.S. is an abject failure. Worse, it's costing us oodles of money, and not just from bounced checks.

NY Rep.: I Received Death Threats Over Gun Control Support

Posted 04.03.2013 | New York

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) says she received death threats at her Manhattan office Tuesday over a piece of proposed gun control legislation. Acc...

The Bernanke Fed's Printing Press Explosion Now Exceeds Two Trillion Dollars

Robert Auerbach | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business
Robert Auerbach

Bernanke and most of his colleagues say they are fighting unemployment and see no inflation. They actually may be targeting stagflation: high unemployment and high inflation.

Which Members of Congress Are Standing Up for Economic Decency - and Which 'Progressives' Aren't

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

If you don't see the name of your Congress member on that list, you live in a House district without a representative standing up for economic decency.

Why Women Should Demand Payback for Helping President Obama

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I don't mean to sound ungrateful. President Obama has shown a great deal of support for women on many levels, starting with the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. However, it's time for the President to go beyond that.

Laura Bassett

Dem Lawmakers Wish Women Were Still Bipartisan Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Decades before lawmakers were debating access to birth control on the House floor, Republicans and Democrats actually agreed on issues s...

When Will We Have Three Women in a Room?

Tom Allon | Posted 09.13.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

Politics, like many professions, has for too long been an old boys club, with bad behavior tolerated and misdeeds covered up. Nowhere has this been more evident than in Albany, New York.

With Ryan Selection, GOP Doubles Down on War on Women

Carolyn Maloney | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Carolyn Maloney

We can all agree that there are hard choices to be made. But Mr. Ryan's way is not the right way. His "hard choices" are hard on women, hard on children, hard on the middle class, and hard on the disadvantaged.

Trash Talk

Matthew Resnick | Posted 10.03.2012 | Teen
Matthew Resnick

Despite fierce opposition and relentless efforts from city residents, the Bloomberg Administration still plans to build a 10-story waste transfer station on East 91st Street in Manhattan.