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Angry Constituents Hammer Tom Cotton At Town Hall: 'Do Your Job'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) faced hundreds of angry constituents at a town hall Wednesday night who grilled him for two hours on the Affordable Care Act,...

At A Town Hall, Constituents Literally Turn Their Backs On GOP Senator

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) was forced to abandon his PowerPoint presentation on the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan at his town hall ...

Check Out Mitch McConnell's Face As An Angry Voter Lets Him Have It

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) got an earful from an angry constituent at a luncheon in Kentucky on Tuesday. The exchange began innoc...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Politics? There's An App For That. | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Whether it's President Barack Obama's famous declaration that "change only comes from the outside," or House Speaker John Boehner's insi...

When Fans Become Constituents: The Injustice of Being a Non-Political Public Figure with Political Views

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

Let's return to the democratic values our country was founded on and stop penalizing the Dixie Chicks for preserving their belief, however unpopular at the time, that the Iraq War and the violence it caused was un-American.

John Celock

New Study: Lawmaker Listening Could Benefit | John Celock | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

New research suggests that when state legislators spend more time listening to their constituents, more marriage equality legislation is likely. A...

Don't Take it From Me: The Constituent Testimonial

Michael Maslansky | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Michael Maslansky

With political contributions at all-time highs campaigns have more money than ever to spend on advertising. Despite this, many are having a harder time than ever getting their message across. The reason? Voters have lost faith in the candidates.

Advocacy Tools That Influence Congressional Decision-making

David K. Rehr | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
David K. Rehr

You now know more than some of the 12,000 plus lobbyists walking through the corridors of power on Capitol Hill. Use it to promote your passion -- whatever that passion might be.

Russ Feingold: A Senator Without Constituents

Death Race | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Death Race

It should come as no surprise that here, in the restaurant, two separate people have come up and told him to run -- for what, it's not really important. Governor. Senator, again. Hell, President. Problem is Citizen Feingold is starting to enjoy himself.

Will Politicians Listen to Pastors?

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Our country is in the midst of a clash between two competing moral visions, between those who believe in the common good, and those who believe individual good is the only good. It's time our leaders in Washington listen to someone other then themselves.

A Real Political Scandal: The Press Conference I'd Like To See

Yashar Ali | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Yashar Ali

We love to hold our public officials accountable for their personal transgressions. We love holding them accountable when we find significant evidence of corruption. Anything else? Nope.

Mr. President, It's Up to You

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

Tensions are high, frustration is rampant, many are discouraged, but only you have the ability to grab the mantle of leadership and take us forward.

Five Truths Your Newly Elected Rep Won't Tell You

Tom Shachtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Shachtman

Congratulations to the newly elected and re-elected, and to the ordinary citizens who voted for winning candidates. Now, while the glow is still warm...

Care About the Earth? Four Simple Ways to Take Action

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

It's officially Climate Week. In case you feel discouraged that you can't do enough, remember Gandhi's words: "Almost everything you do will seem insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."