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Behind the White House's Sanctions Against Venezuela

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The contradiction between the Venezuela sanctions and the opening to Cuba is probably more apparent than real. A majority of the U.S. foreign policy establishment has wanted to normalize relations with Cuba since at least the 1990s.

Another Step Toward Equality for LGBT Workers

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 04.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Thomas E. Perez

Today, President Obama's Executive Order on LGBT Workplace Discrimination goes into effect. It prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

An Executive Order the Left and Right Can Agree On

Charlotte Hill | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics
Charlotte Hill

Turn on the TV, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a news story about Americans uniting across ideologies. One idea, however, has risen above the fray to achieve practically unheard-of heights of public support. An incredible 97 percent of Americans agree: the time has come to end government corruption in America.

This Women's History Month, How Can We Honor Immigrant Moms?

Reshma Shamasunder | Posted 03.31.2015 | Los Angeles
Reshma Shamasunder

As women's history month comes to an end, I'd like to honor a courageous immigrant mother who leads by example.

Is It a Crime Doing Business in Crimea?

Andre Bourque | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

Just two years ago, National Geographic featured the country of Crimea in its 2013 Best Trips report. All that changed last year. Russia sent troops into Crimea in early 2014. Regardless, the position of the United States is clear -- stay away from Crimea.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Calls On Federal Agencies To Reduce Emissions 40 Percent By 2025

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Thursday committing the federal government to cutting its own emissions 40 percent b...

Mr. President, It's Our Moment of Truth

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

From the heartlands of America to our city centers, there are too many folks who don't believe our system works. When citizens are under-served by their leaders, an apathy is fostered that enables corruption and prevents accountability.

Open Letter to Giuliani on Characterizations of Obama

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Rudy, let's break down your statement. When you say that "I do not believe that the president loves America," what indication do you have or what criteria are you using? I really want to know.

Congress Ought to Be Ashamed: Stop Playing Politics With Our National Security

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Republicans and Democrats are playing politics with U.S. national security. Senate Democrats may be blocking debate right now, but it was the House Republican caucus that passed an appropriations bill for the Homeland Security Department knowing full well that Democrats would refuse to support it.

Watch: How Will Rauner's Union Plans in Illinois Impact National Law?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.19.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The more important part of Rauner's action Monday was a motion he filed in federal court that is intended to elicit a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on Rauner's belief that forcing non-union employees to pay any fee to a public-sector union is a First Amendment violation.

Time for Obama to Bring His 'A Game' and 'Best Stuff'

Greg Schwem | Posted 03.15.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

It's no secret President Obama is a sports-minded individual; video of him playing golf and basketball are ample proof. So from the moment the president enters the House chambers on January 20, he needs to talk tough, he needs to talk frank and he needs to talk sports.

Dave Jamieson

Obama Can Give You Overtime Pay -- If He Doesn't Blow It

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you're a salaried worker in the U.S., chances are you don't get paid overtime at your job, even if you work 100 hours a week and slee...

Christine Conetta

House Republicans Criticize President Obama's ‘Unconstitutional' Actions On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Christine Conetta | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

House Republicans are not pleased with President Barack Obama's recent executive actions on immigration, and they devoted two hearings and several hou...

Watch Jimmy Fallon And Brian Williams Make Immigration Sexy

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.03.2014 | Comedy

Awww yeaahhh ... A few weeks ago, President Obama took executive action on immigration, and some people still don't know what to think about it. In...

Republican Outrage Over Immigration Executive Order Is Misplaced

Dale Hansen | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Republicans should be more concerned about the failure of GOP leadership to address this issue. Not only did Boehner miss out on an opportunity to mend fences with a growing Hispanic voting bloc, he has now backed himself into a corner with no clear way out.

Obama and the Gordian Knot of Politics

John Feffer | Posted 01.28.2015 | World
John Feffer

The world is more complicated. The knots are somehow knottier. Bringing in a council of concerned citizens to patiently untie the Gordian knot of politics may take longer. But, in the end, consent is mightier than the sword.

An Open Letter of Apology to the United States of America

Brian Joyce | Posted 01.25.2015 | Media
Brian Joyce

The media was wrong, and the White House was right. Still, many of us in the media won't admit it. Therefore, I'd like to apologize to you. We should probably make a better effort to understand policy, before we attempt to comment on it. And we should probably also admit, once and for all, that the President was born in America.

Good For Business, Great For Families: Let's Finish What The President Started

John Atkinson | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
John Atkinson

The president's plan steers us in the right direction, but it is up to Congress to permanently fix our broken immigration system. Let's put pressure on the people who are supposed to represent our best interests.

Immigration Action Gives Obama an Edge Over GOP

OpedSpace | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
OpedSpace

In one quick move, Obama has redefined the 2016 presidential election, presenting Republicans with a sticky conundrum. Do they embrace immigration reform, thus alienating much of their base, or stand in reform's way, thereby relinquishing any hope of attracting Hispanic voters?

GOP on Wrong Side of History on Immigration

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

At the first Thanksgiving 383 years ago, Native Americans and Pilgrim immigrants gathered with mutual respect to share a bountiful harvest they'd produced together. This Thanksgiving, though, there's no respect or sharing in the homes of GOP nativists.

Bye Bye 'Bystander': Obama Goes on Offense with Immigration/ACA/Climate

HuffPost Radio | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Vanden Heuvel and Lowry debate 'Bamnesty' and 'Obamacare'. Perhaps the best Left-Right framing of big reforms is FDR in 1936 comparing governments imperfectly reforming to status quo-ers kvetching from the sidelines. Or as Gypsies say, "Dogs bark but the caravan moves on."

The New Immigration Problem

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

While the problem to some is that the President spoke at all, the real problem is that we're now saddled with an executive order that cannot be implemented in any meaningful way.

What Do Libertarians Think of President Obama's Immigration Plan?

John A. Tures | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

It's becoming clear to political observers that libertarians are emerging as a key swing vote, if not an official party. Republicans may have won a number of close races by appealing to these libertarians, so their views on policy cannot be ignored.

Bold Steps Toward a Better America

Nick Desai | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Nick Desai

Denial, dogma and allegiance to the old is not only how we'll fall behind, but it is, as the president said last night, "contrary to our character."

Welcoming the Stranger With Executive Action

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 01.21.2015 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

President Obama should be applauded for defending America's greatest values and challenging the nation to be a welcoming place for the stranger. For in the face of the stranger we see the face of God.