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Hayley Miller

Constitutional Amendment Targets Citizens United Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Hayley Miller | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court may treat corporations like people who can spend whatever they want on elections, but the American people don't have t...

Bill Seeks To Entice Foreigners To Buy U.S. Homes With Visa Offer

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

The government may turn to foreigners to shore up the weak housing market. A bill co-authored by Senators Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Mike Lee (R-...

ANOTHER New York Bus Crash

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.18.2011 | New York

RAMAPO, N.Y. — Six people have been hospitalized following an early morning accident between a tour bus and a tractor-trailer in a suburb north of N...

Dan Froomkin

Congress Flips Bird To Occupy Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even as protesters fed up with corporate power are occupying Wall Street, Congress is rushing to oblige it. In an iconic example of h...

Michael McAuliff

Getting Tough With China Like 'Throwing Rocks At Dogs'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators hammered China as a nation of "cheaters" Wednesday and laid down a challenge to House Speaker John Boehne...

Elise Foley

Chuck Schumer: 'Almost Impossible' Democrats Will Lose Senate In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) was bullish on Wednesday on the Democratic Party's chances in the 2012 election, saying the party is likely ...

Friday Talking Points -- Long Live Steve Jobs

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

[Note: Today's column is seriously disjointed. If you're already sick of hearing what a wonderful guy Steve Jobs was, then I strongly advise you to j...

Sam Stein

Obama And Democrats Embrace Schumer-ism On Tax Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- By choosing to adopt a millionaires tax hike as a means to cover the cost of the president's jobs bill, Democratic leadership has closed...

Michael McAuliff

$2.8 Billion Sept. 11 Fund Opens Doors

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new September 11 Victim Compensation Fund took its first major step to begin helping people sickened and dying from the rescue and r...

Sam Stein

Chuck Schumer Calls For Vote On Buffett Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's decision to endorse the tax reform principle that millionaires should pay more than the middle class is a begru...

Both Sides Now: Debating Vaccine, Jews & Inequality

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpg Arianna and Mary alternately agree and clash over the HPV vaccine -- women's health or big brother -- Obama & Jews in Queens & Israel, and the quiet crisis of growing inequality in America.

Michael McAuliff

Schumer: FAA Bill Shows GOP Suffering For Obstruction

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate narrowly averted another shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration Thursday, passing a temporary funding bill that Demo...

Elise Foley

Democratic Leaders: Jobs Plan Will Receive Support From Caucus

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours after it was reported that Democrats were abandoning a jobs bill before it was introduced, party leadership insisted that Democrat...

Elise Foley

Democrats: New York 9 Loss Doesn't Mean Anything For Obama In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats were quick to defend the party against its losses in New York's ninth congressional district and Nevada's second, saying on We...

John Celock

Bath Salts Not Involved in Murder Leading to NJ Drug Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics

A New Jersey prosecutor announced Friday that a murder suspect whose alleged use of the designer drug "bath salts" led to the banning of the substance...

U.S. Says No Plans To Tie Libya Aid To Lockerbie Bomber Case

AP | By MATTHEW LEE | Posted 10.31.2011 | World

By MATTHEW LEE, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration said Wednesday it will continue to press Libyan rebels to review t...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid's Debt Ceiling Bill Puts His Cards On The Table

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) unveiled a new debt ceiling bill Friday night that strongly resembles a plan first suggested ...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Debt Bill Poised To Take U.S. To Edge Of Default

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats think they see a path to raising the nation's debt ceiling, but it will literally take the country down to the wire -- ...

Schumer: Boehner Could 'Rally Tea Party Troops' Around Harry Reid's Debt Ceiling Plan

AP | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The third ranking Democrat in the Senate says a deficit-reduction proposal put forward by Majority Leader Harry Reid has the best c...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid: House Taking a Weekend Off Could Cause Catastrophic U.S. Default

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are setting up a catastrophic U.S. default by deciding to take a weekend off while time to resolve deadlocked negotiat...

Elise Foley

Dem Senator: House Republicans Morphed Into 'A Cult'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats attacked the "Cut, Cap and Balance" measure on Wednesday, calling the House-passed bill "devoid of substance" and "dead...

Senate Confirms First Openly Gay Federal Judge

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

The Senate confirmed the first openly gay U.S. federal judge on Monday. Paul Oetken, a New York City resident, was a former lawyer for the Clinton adm...

Airlines Could Start Paying For Lost Bags

AP | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York says that if airlines don't start reimbursing their rising fees when passengers' bags are lost, ...

The Dems' Decision to Go the Super PAC Route Is Wrong

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Democrats need to give the American people a reason to support their party, and in my mind they can do that by supporting the public financing of elections and passing an amendment canceling out the Citizens United decision.

Obama Offers Social Security Cuts In Debt Negotiations

The Washington Post | Lori Montgomery | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

President Obama is pressing congressional leaders to consider a far-reaching debt-reduction plan that would force Democrats to accept major changes to...