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Terminally Ill Boy Gets Early Avengers-Themed Halloween Party Fit For The Mightiest Hero

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.15.2015 | Good News

This community came together to make sure one boy could live his final months to the fullest. Billy Lee, a 5-year-old who lives in Houston, was diagn...

Hawaii Rep. Receives Death Threat For Supporting Gay Marriage

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Hawaii Representative Chris Lee (D.) does not parse words when it comes to his support for same-sex marriage. The 32-year-old is expected to vote in f...

My Member of Congress Just Resigned -- Now What?

Marci Harris | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Marci Harris

Given the extensive special election process, districts left behind when a Member of Congress calls it quits are inevitably without representation for several months.

Disgraced Former Congressman Surprises Food Bank With Donation

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.), who abruptly stepped down last year after posting a shirtless photo on Craigslist, surprised a local food bank with th...

My 2011 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This year we turn to the Democrats to find the winner of Destined For Political Stardom. If Elizabeth Warren manages to wrest Teddy Kennedy's old Senate seat away from the Republican usurper, she will indeed be on the road to Democratic stardom.

The Top 10 Stories From 2011 Missing From All the Top 10 Lists

Lee Brenner | Posted 02.15.2012 | Media
Lee Brenner

Think back 50 weeks. Do you remember how 2011 began? Do you remember the epic absurdity that kick-started a year described by nearly everyone as one of the most significant spans in recent memory? That's right: Birds fell straight from the sky.

Weiner Campaign Spending Cash Long After Resignation

Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

Former New York Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner's decision to resign on June 24 following his admission of inappropriate sexual contact with wom...

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Redistricting

Morgan Pehme | Posted 10.19.2011 | New York
Morgan Pehme

New Yorkers have shown a much greater interest in addressing gerrymandering than ever before. But there is still a great deal about the current debate that is largely unknown, misunderstood, or unsaid.

Michael McAuliff

Rep. Gregory Meeks Investigated Over $40,000 'Gift' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York members of the House are keeping the ethics committee awfully busy these days, with yet another member of the delegation being ...

Win Some, Lose Some

Henry J. Stern | Posted 09.10.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

With the loss of two New York seats, the question arises: which two districts out of the 31 will be made to disappear by whichever legislative body, independent commission or Federal court ends up drawing the final lines?

Explaining Weiner

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The rise and ultimate fall of Rep. Anthony Weiner's once-brilliant political career has many elements of a classic Greek tragedy, where the highly ambitious, competent, powerful protagonist suffers a horrible fate.

Time to Tuck Weiner Back Into the Nation's Pants and Move On

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

While people like Anthony Weiner violate their marriages and abuse the trust they have with their wives, they've broken no laws. Their fates belong to their wives, families and to voters -- not to Congress or the media.


Robin Quivers | Posted 08.07.2011 | Divorce
Robin Quivers

Can anyone tell me why so many famous and powerful men decide not only to take pictures of their private parts but to text, tweet and email them to people? How many men have to be caught before men actually learn from the guys who have gone before?

Brief Encounter

Henry J. Stern | Posted 08.03.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

In the Weiner case, it seems bizarre that a man who has devoted his life to ambition and public service should jeopardize that for the pleasure of sending relative strangers a photograph.

Mark Blumenthal

New York 26 Special Election: What To Watch For | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

Voters in New York's 26th congressional district are casting their votes today in a special election to replace Rep. Chris Lee (R), who resigned earli...

Jason Linkins

Carl Paladino Rants At Newspaper That Reported He 'Stiffed' Campaign Consultants | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There are two major impediments to Paladino's electoral ambitions. First, he's screwed over a lot of the people who worked on his gubernatorial campaign. And second, his major accomplishment as a candidate has been to remind people that he's a huge, huge jerk.

Former Congressman Apologizes For Scandal

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.), the congressman who stepped down last month after Gawker reported that he had posted shirtless pictures of himself on ...

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington and Matalin: Who Blinks in Washington... in Wisconsin? Also, DOMA, Watson, and Mardi Gras

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgThis week's show heard sharp differences on the federal budget standoff and an epic battle in Wisconsin. Was the prank call from "Koch" to Walker a smoking gun?

SHOCKING New Report About Ex-Congressman's Craigslist Scandal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gawker is adding another twist in the trials and tribulations of former Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.) Friday, with a report that two D.C.-area transgender w...

In the Case of David Wu, Mediocre Representation Beats No Representation

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

Dealing with government offices is already difficult enough, and this burgeoning trend of vanity resignations primarily works to throw more wrenches into the process.

Shirtless Congressman Reportedly Sent Picture From GOP Retreat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.), the congressman who resigned last week after a Gawker report surfaced showing that he had sent a shirtless picture of ...

Irreconcilable Differences

Robert Hoopes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Hoopes

Historically, the budget process ultimately has resolved without too much controversy or consequence for either side of the political aisle. That is about to change.

Mr. Lee Leaves Washington: Tail Interrupted

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

There once was a rep named Chris Lee Whose bod none of us cared to see He showcased his pecs (More cut than Glenn Beck's) Guess he won't run for term ...

REVEALED: Woman Behind Congressional Craigslist Scandal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesha Callahan, the woman on the other end of the Craiglist correspondence with former Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.), has gone on the record with her story,...

Friday Talking Points [154] -- Egypt Rising

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

While Egypt's future is uncertain, the feeling of optimism among the people who succeeded in demanding change is palpable today. It wouldn't surprise me if February 11th becomes an Egyptian national holiday in the future.