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Kevin McCarthy Is Out For House Speaker. Who Else Wants It?

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

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Republicans Must Pick a Woman for House Speaker

John A. Tures | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Now that Rep. Kevin McCarthy has bowed out of the race to replace House Speaker John Boehner, there's only one logical choice to replace him: Washington Congresswoman Catherine McMorris Rodgers.

Deconstructing McCarthyism

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Hillary Clinton's political life revolves about the certainty of a vast right-wing conspiracy, its existence again disproven, this time by McCarthyism and its fallout. If there were a conspiracy, Kevin McCarthy would not have spilled the beans, and Republicans would not react so stupidly.

Boehner to Leave House in Disorder

GVH Live | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
GVH Live

For all of his talk about mending internal wounds, the Speaker of the House is likely to leave his colleagues on the verge of bloodshed.

The Speaker of the House Will Be...?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Republicans need a Speaker of the House who is a front guy (or woman) who can talk and walk at the same time, is not verbally accident prone, and who projects a positive and optimistic persona, someone likable and not angry all the time.

Daniel Webster Reelected To Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) was reelected to Congress from Florida's 10th District, defeating Democrat Michael Patrick McKenna and independent David ...

Farewell to Little Pete's

Daron Hagen | Posted 12.31.2014 | Arts
Daron Hagen

A wrecking ball is set to fly through Little Pete's. Progress commands that a 300-room hotel must take the place of the parking ramp at 219 South 17th Street in whose corner nestles one of Center City Philadelphia's treasures.

Florida Elections Face Uncertainty As Congressional Maps Are Redrawn

Reuters | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug 4 (Reuters) - Florida's state legislature will reconvene later this week to redraw district ...

Michael McAuliff

House Takes First Step To Sue Obama | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans teed up House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Barack Obama Thursday, passing a measure that will likely com...

Nullification: The Shame of Missouri

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

For a century-and-a-half, the doctrine of nullification seemed safely consigned to the dustbin of history. The State Senate of Missouri, however, has chosen to arouse this beast from its slumber. And Americans must speak out.

Killed by a Gun

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The headlines in the case were sadly familiar. An angry adult armed with a gun used it to shoot and kill an unarmed black teenager he thought seemed "bad" -- this time, because the teenager and his friends were sitting in a car listening to music the grownup didn't like. In this outrageous Florida case, a middle-aged white man, Michael Dunn, was convicted of three counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting a gun into an occupied car. Jurors agreed he faced no threat after he was annoyed by loud music -- coming from a car he had deliberately chosen to park next to -- and then started an argument, pulled a gun on the car's black teens, and fired three shots at the young men inside the car as they tried to drive away from him.

These 11 Politicians Fled Their States For Greener Political Pastures

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Would New Hampshire voters embrace former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R) if he ran for U.S. Senate in their state? Brown sold his home in Mass...

The Way of the Whig Party

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Most people today just use "go the way of the Whig Party" as an amusing way to say "disappear as a national political party." But a truer parallel to history would be to ask the question: "Will today's Republicans revert back to being the Whig Party?" Or, perhaps: "Will the Tea Party eventually go the way of the Whig Party?"

Group Of Republicans Pushes House Immigration Reform

AP | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

BY MICHAEL J. MISHAK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In the five weeks since he declared his support for a comprehensive immigration overhaul, U.S. Rep. Daniel...

The People's Inauguration: A Drunken, Raucous Mess!

Rich Rubino | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

It was the beginning of a subtle shift in power away from the aristocratic elites of the establishment to the people of the frontier states. Finally, the ascendancy of Jackson gave true meaning to the phase "We the People."

The North Is Angry, Too

Brian Stone | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Brian Stone

I had the privilege to stand armed watches for my country. However, the privilege to stand those watches required intensive training, strict safety practices and yearly re-qualification. I'm shocked by how many people are resisting common-sense gun safety measures.

Bloomberg Goes After Republican In Biggest Move Yet

AP | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's political committee is making its biggest expenditure to date in this year's congressional campa...

It's Constitution Day! Time to Teach Obedience or History?

Bill Bigelow | Posted 11.14.2012 | Education
Bill Bigelow

Students deserve a more critical and nuanced exploration of the Constitution -- one that is alert to the race and class issues at the heart of our governing document.

Michael McAuliff

Census Boss: House Bill 'Devastates' America's Data | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.S. Census Bureau hammered the House of Representatives on Friday for passing a bill that he said "devastates" the nati...

Michael McAuliff

House Votes To End Census Survey Done Since Jefferson's Time | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The House voted Wednesday to eliminate the detailed surveys of America that have been conducted by the Census Bureau since the nation...

Former Rep Involved In Car Crash

Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Alan Grayson, who is currently running for Congress, was involved in a car accident with a bus on Saturday afternoon. Grayson was en r...

GOP Congressman Distributes Activist 'Watch List' For Town Halls

Orlando Sentinel | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Dan Webster said he simply wanted to share some friendly advice with other members of Congress about how to manage town-hall meetings and th...

"Watch List" of FL Citizen Activists Distributed at AR GOP Congressional Town Hall

Dawn Teo | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Staffers of at least one Congressional office, Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.), distributed a "watch list" that features six activists who are constituents of Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), each of whom was openly critical of Webster at his town halls earlier this year.

Michael McAuliff

Obama Accused Of Using 'Human Shields' In Debt 'Bluff' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama is "bluffing" about the impacts of a debt default and holding troops and the elderly as "human shields" in the deadlock ...

Alan Grayson LOSES House Seat

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER and BILL KACZOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida's freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson was ousted by a veteran GOP politician after the Democrat earned notoriety ...