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Lindsey Graham Says Charleston Shooting Reminded Him Of 'Mideast Hate'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

Last week's horrific shooting in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina reminded Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) of violence in the Middle East. ...

Making the Economy Work for the Many and Not the Few #12: Most Important of All, Get Big Money Out of Politics

Robert Reich | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

At the rate we're going, the 2016 election is likely to be the most expensive in history -- and the moneyed interests will be responsible for most of it. Our democracy is broken, and we must fix it. Easy to say, but how do we do it?

Rand Paul: Take Down South Carolina's 'Symbol Of Human Bondage And Slavery'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

A day after the political winds seemed to shift in South Carolina, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called on the state's legislators to remove a Confederate fl...

My Weekend With Bernie: Three Issues Candidate Sanders Didn't Address at His L.A. Fundraiser

Bill Blum | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Bill Blum

For American progressives, as the 2016 presidential election approaches, the question of the hour is simple: Is Bernie Sanders, the independent socialist senator from Vermont, the real deal, or is he just another election-year diversion before the inevitable anointment of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party's nominee?

Catholic Candidates vs. Pope Francis Climate Change Leadership

Connor Gibson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Connor Gibson

At last week's Faith and Freedom Coalition event, Greenpeace asked presidential candidates about their reactions to Pope Francis' call for solutions to climate change Unlike the Catholic Republican Presidential contenders, Pope Francis' new teaching document for Catholic Priests, Bishops and Cardinals speaks very clearly.

Ted Cruz Cracks Jokes On Gun Control Days After Charleston Shooting

The Huffington Post | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics

RED OAK, Iowa - Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) dropped a few gun control jokes during his latest swing through Iowa, days after the shooting deaths of nine p...

Mitt Romney Calls On South Carolina To Take Down Confederate Flag

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics

Mitt Romney on Saturday called on South Carolina to take down the Confederate flag flying outside its statehouse. Take down the #ConfederateFlag at...

Igor Bobic

Rand Paul's Plan To 'Blow Up' Tax Code Could Leave Huge Deficit | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants to "blow up the tax code," and he's proposing a new, far-reaching flat tax to do it. The only problem is th...

Igor Bobic

Marco Rubio Heckled By Immigration Protesters | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration activists interrupted Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) speech at an annual conference of conservatives in the nation's capital on...

Why Parenting Is Like Jeb Bush Doing Uptown Funk

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

Jeb Bush doesn't understand climate change: My daughters, 7 and 9, have a solid elementary school understanding of environmental stewardship. But if I asked them to explain global warming, they would likely be unable to do so using the language of science.

Samantha-Jo Roth

Jeb Bush On Transgender Military Service: 'There's A Role For Everyone To Play' | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Iowa -– Jeb Bush appeared receptive to exploring the idea of transgender individuals serving openly in the military Wednesday, speaking ...

Why It Matters That Hillary Clinton Is Talking About Mass Incarceration and Voter Reform

Lindsay Holcomb | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Lindsay Holcomb

The 2016 election poses an important opportunity for sweeping reform from the top built out of the changing discussions of criminal justice and police practice taking place from the grassroots in the U.S. today.

Reviving the Real American Dream

Harry Boyte | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Harry Boyte

As we head into an election season marked by bitter polarization, how can we develop a renewed sense of ourselves as a whole people, responsible for democracy as a way of life, not simply elections?

Igor Bobic

Jeb Bush: 'The Climate Is Changing' But We Don't Know Who's To Blame | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

Jeb Bush accepts that the climate is changing, but he is less certain about the notion, supported by an overwhelming number of scientists, that human ...

Sam Stein

Donald Trump's 19-Point Plan To Make America The Best | Sam Stein | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A serious man uniquely suited to these perilous times, Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he will indeed run for president in 2016. ...

Donald Trump Is Actually Running For President. God Help Us All.

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

Celebrity hotelier Donald Trump officially announced his campaign for president on Tuesday, promising to restore America's standing in the world in a ...

Amanda Terkel

Jeb Bush Invokes Baltimore Protests In Presidential Campaign Kickoff | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) brought up the recent protests in Baltimore during his presidential campaign kickoff speech Monday, usi...

Hillary Clinton's 'Super Volunteers' Are Back And Ready For 2016

The Huffington Post | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa –- Hillary Clinton’s "super volunteers" are hitting the ground running this cycle, showing their excitement about the prospect of...

No, Jeb Bush Is Not the Wiser Bush Brother

John A. Tures | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

After George W. Bush's tenure in office came to a conclusion, Republicans who were hoping Jeb Bush could succeed him in 2008 and 2012 asked me about his chances. "He'd do better, right? He's the smarter of the two, right?" Sadly, as Jeb's 2016 campaign struggles, it has confirmed the responses I gave several years ago. He's not the wiser brother.

Clinton: U.S. Drug Companies That Benefit From Trade Deal Should Offer Discounts

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 14 (Reuters) - Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said drug companies that would benefit from a Pacific trade...

Bernie Sanders Thrills Large Crowd At Iowa Town Hall

The Huffington Post | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- While Hillary Clinton makes her way to the Hawkeye State following her first campaign rally in New York City on Saturday, crowds t...

Surprise! Hillary Clinton's Big Campaign Speech Didn't Mention The Trade Deal

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton paid lip service to just about every issue dear to progressive voters in her presidential campaign kickoff on Saturday, from paid sick...

Mitt Romney Criticizes Barack Obama Via PowerPoint

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics

Mitt Romney wants you to know that he was right and Barack Obama, the man he lost to in the 2012 presidential election, was wrong. And so, the Olympic...

Explaining Scott Walker at Your College Reunion

Rick Horowitz | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Your former classmates want to know all about your current governor...

The Iowa Straw Poll Is No More

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

The Iowa Republican Party voted unanimously on Friday to kill the the state's presidential straw poll, which has traditionally signaled the opening of...