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Eulogy For Hon. Jack P. Drakeford (Mentor To Congressman Steven R. Rothman)

Rep. Steven Rothman | Posted 09.10.2016 | Politics
Rep. Steven Rothman

August 9, 2012 Jack Drakeford's Eulogy Thank you Rev. Taylor. To Virginia, Gina, all the members of the Drakeford Family, to all of Jack's dear fri...

Wake Up America And Meditate The Vote

Sister Jenna | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Sister Jenna

Do you wish for fewer guns to be accessible to all? More justice when it comes to the lost lives of young African American males? Do you want to see people of all life choices to feel accepted and safe?

Dad, It Could Have Been Me

Matt R. Salmon | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt R. Salmon

Even to this day, when I am with a man that I am dating and I want to hold his hand or kiss him, I often refrain; if I decide to give him a peck on the cheek or squeeze his hand I am never without the fear that someone might bring harm to us. That is, unless I am in a gay establishment.

Dennis Kucinich: An Unpredictable American Original

Robert Scheer | Posted 11.27.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

This week's episode of KCRWs "Scheer Intelligence" features Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer in conversation with Dennis Kucinich, Ohio's eight-term congressman and two-time Democratic presidential candidate, who reveals tales about the underbelly of politics going back to his days as the "Boy Mayor" of Cleveland on the late 1970s.

Write Your Senator? He's Busy

Joe Seldner | Posted 07.30.2016 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

As if I needed any evidence, the average person should approach his/her Senator warily and expect little or nothing in return. It may be another 60 years before I write my senator again.

Enraged Congressman Confronts Me at the Airport

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

After the congressman told me I do not understand "the process," I had to tell him the obvious: "Excuses about process are not very compelling. Either you break through and get your bill on the floor or you don't." He once again shook his head at me, his eyes squinting as if at any moment he would punch me in the mouth.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Steven's Court

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jerry Zezima

As a Connecticut Yankee born and bred -- or perhaps I should say born and white-bread, which is how most people think of Connecticut Yankees -- I have always loved history, not just because I am old enough to be historical myself, but because I could never do algebra.

Congressman Criticizes Boycott Of White House Iftar Dinner

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.21.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After an Arab American group called for a boycott of the White House’s annual Iftar dinner due to the escalating situation in Gaza, Congressman Keit...

John Lewis to Young Leaders: Get in 'Necessary Trouble'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Not every speaker tells a crowd of young leaders that their job is to get into trouble. But that's part of the message iconic civil rights warrior and now Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) conveyed to students this week.

GOP Rep. Makes Anti-Obamacare Listicle

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

Looks like someone's been reading BuzzFeed! Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) took a swipe at Obamacare on Wednesday with a cat-themed listicle. In ...

Inspiring a Mindful Nation: An Interview With Tim Ryan

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

There have been a number of people and books raising awareness of the importance of cultivating greater mindfulness for the purpose of healing great stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, chronic pain and even creating great joy.

I Support the #OccupyWallStreet Protesters

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

To the young men and women who are braving the overreaction of local authorities to raise their voices against the corruption and manipulation of our nation that emanates from Wall Street: I say to you that your presence is making a difference.

GOP Bill Would Allow Congress To Veto National Monuments

Andrew Reilly | Posted 11.14.2011 | Arts

Our national morale has undoubtedly taken a hit from the lingering recession, but would we be willing to surrender national monuments to get back on t...

The Republican Budget Hypocrisy

Rep. Paul Tonko | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Rep. Paul Tonko

What kind of health care plan will $8,000 buy in 2022 for our sickest and oldest seniors, when $9,000 can't buy a plan for a Member of Congress today?

Ed Whitfield Admits His Allegiance to the Industry

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

I have news for Congressman Whitfield -- the industries crying out for your help didn't elect you. The people elected you.

Blue Dog Congressman Sanford Bishop Knew About Pigford Fraud

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

A Georgia farmer has made a stunning allegation: he told Rep. Bishop about fraud in the Pigford settlement, and the congressman replied that an investigation into Pigford would "shut it down."

Too Few Ballots for Too Many Voters

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

The final results for federal, state and local offices were held up by a major problem in Bridgeport, Connecticut of too few ballots for too many voters.

Keith Ellison and the Tea Party's View of Sharia

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

Mainstream Islam does not advocate fighting except in self-defense.

The Blagojevich Trial Begins -- So Should The Clearing of Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s Name

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tamara N. Holder

Yesterday, we heard the opening statements in the public corruption case against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his brother, Robert.

Want Healthcare Reform? Pick Up The Phone.

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Yesterday, over 300,000 people picked up the phone and called Congress demanding health care reform this year. The phones ringing off the hook certainly did not go unnoticed by Congress.

Jon Stewart To Author Ron Paul: "And You Call Yourself A Congressman!"

Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ron Paul was on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night to discuss his new book End the Fed. Stewart, shocked that the book showed "thought and eff...

If We Get This Wrong...

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

What will be catastrophic is if we continue as we are, with only those who are healthy, wealthy, employed with a really great insurance plan or with Medicare coverage reaping the benefits.

GOP Congressman: "Liberals Hate Real Americans That Work And Achieve And Believe In God"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Saturday, Republican North Carolina Reps. Patrick McHenry and Robin Hayes warmed up the crowd at a rally for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) by throwing re...

Congressman's $121,000 Payoff To Alleged Mistress

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

West Palm Beach Congressman Tim Mahoney (D-FL), whose predecessor resigned in the wake of a sex scandal, agreed to a $121,000 payment to a former mist...