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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.

Bumbling Republicans (Again)

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

We see politicians alienated from the electorate who are inarticulate and inelegant in their language, not only unable to create the optimum sound bite on message, but mistake prone; in short, they are remarkably unqualified to appear before the camera.

Kurdistan: A Miracle Required, Every Single Day

Sasha Toperich | Posted 06.21.2015 | World
Sasha Toperich

People in the streets of Erbil are saying these days, "We are fighting three extremely difficult battles: We fight ISIS with poor and outdated weapons, we struggle to absorb the refugees that have increased our population by 28 percent, and we fight with Baghdad to get our money to survive." In a nutshell, all of it is quite true.

Lessons Learned From Marine Reservist Sgt. Tahmooressi's Incarceration in Mexico

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

Would everyday Americans who make the same mistake be helped by our government? We need to be assured by their word and deed.

Ed Royce Re-elected To Congress

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican Rep. Ed Royce was re-elected Tuesday to represent California's 39th Congressional District. Royce has served in the house since 1993. Pr...

John Boehner and the Republican House Votes With Obama... Wait, What!?

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Professional. Bipartisan. Serious. Mature. Those are four words that you would not ordinarily associate with Washington politics. But guess what? The Republican House and the Democratic president actually came together on an issue.

Dem Rep: Our Middle East Problems Go Beyond Who Controls The White House

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta & Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

A Democratic congressman called out conservative critics of President Barack Obama on Wednesday for oversimplifying the difficulty of resolving proble...

Critiques of Benghazi Suspect's Delayed Seizure Display Naïvety

David Tereshchuk | Posted 08.18.2014 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Just what, for instance, makes a congressman like Ed Royce of California (chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs) think that because Khatalla "made himself available to multiple media outlets," he was therefore just as available for arrest?

Obama's West Point Address: So Much Criticism to Keep Track of

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

If President Obama and his national security advisers in the administration were hoping that his commencement address at West Point would set the record straight on his view of the world, they will be sadly disappointed by the result.

Congress Rushes To Pass Ukraine Aid Bill

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress spoke with one voice on Thursday against Russia's annexation of Crimea, passing legislation in the House and Senate givin...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Eyes Swift But Cautious Aid For Ukraine | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress appeared set Monday to move swiftly -- if cautiously -- to craft legislation aimed at the Ukraine crisis that could include $1 ...

Congressman Files For Reelection In Wrong District

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), who is seeking reelection in the state's 39th congressional district, mistakenly filed to run in the 40th district on Dec. 2...

Why Some Republicans And Democrats Are Unhappy About Egypt Aid Cuts

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Some U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday they were unhappy about cuts in Washington's a...

State Department Officials, GOP Spar Over Benghazi Accountability

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration says it held four employees responsible for mistakes in the run-up to last year's Benghazi attack even tho...

In the Fight Against Elephant Poaching, the U.S. Can Lead

John F. Calvelli | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Key decision makers in the U.S. government and Congress are slowly coming to grasp the severity and magnitude of the current forest elephant poaching crisis in central Africa.

Congress Challenging Obama On New Front

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A harrowing nighttime flight over the African jungle and a wild search for a rebel leader helped forge a relationship between Democ...

Measure 'To Pursue The World's Worst' Approved

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress has approved legislation that would expand the State Department's rewards for justice program to target the world's most seriou...

The Immigration Hall of Shame -- 2011 Edition

Amy Novick | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics
Amy Novick

Many of the names are familiar. Maybe you've seen their faces before, or maybe you're hearing about them for the first time. But all of them are obstructing the immigration reform that Americans want, need, and deserve.

The Fools on the Hill

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

There are some things that must be passed during this Lame Duck Session and one of them is extending unemployment benefits for the millions of people ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Geithner Stresses Need For 'Clear Rules' For Wall Street, But Senate Bill Doesn't Have Them | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In yet another sign that the country can't rely solely on regulators to police the financial system, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress...

GOP Uses ACORN To Fight Bank Redlining Law

AP | SHARON THEIMER and PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Conservative Republicans are capitalizing on the troubles of community activist group ACORN – ranging from charges of voter r...