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Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP's New Focus Is Not The Sequester

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Congress whiffing on the bid to stop sequestration's automatic deep spending cuts, House Republicans have turned their focus to the...

Kentucky: Is It OK That 40-Year Veteran Coal Miner Stanley Sturgill Was Arrested?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.06.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As Capitol Hill sit-ins against mountaintop removal mining spread to offices of central Appalachian members of Congress today, one arrest stands out in my mind as a litmus test for Kentuckians -- and all Americans, for that matter.

Lucia Graves

Police Arrest 29 At Capitol For Protesting Clean Needle Exchange Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During a demonstration Wednesday against the federal ban on clean needle exchange programs, a total of 29 AIDS activists were arrested a...

Occupy Big Coal: Kentuckians to Protest Most Corrupt Member of Congress on Friday

Jeff Biggers | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Wall Street and Big Coal corporations have no better friend than Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), the "prince of pork" and powerful chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

Jennifer Bendery

Nearly All Democrats Buck Vote In Protest Of Paying For Disaster Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: 6 p.m. -- The House on Wednesday failed to pass a continuing resolution to keep the federal government funded past next week, a major defeat f...

Michael McAuliff

Anti-Census Bill Slashes Economic Monitoring

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you think Congress doesn't understand the economy now, wait till you see what a key House panel wants to do to the people who help fi...

Agricultural Policy Should Fuel Health, Not Epidemics!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

In 2009, USDA spent more than twice as much buying meat and dairy as it did on fruits and vegetables. What that means is that the USDA used taxpayers' money to buy about $1.5 billion worth of meat and dairy.

Proposed Spending Cuts Will Sacrifice Lives in Africa

Matthew Kavanagh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Matthew Kavanagh

Among these cuts is a plan to slash more than $1 billion from global health programs. By my calculations these cuts will kill over a million people in Africa.

Why Conservatives Should Love AmeriCorps, Not Kill It

Shirley Sagawa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirley Sagawa

Despite the bipartisan majorities that created AmeriCorps in 1993, conservatives still can't get past the program's association with Bill Clinton.

Just Plain Nuts: House Republican Budget Proposals Put Forth in the Most Haphazard Manner Imaginable

Scott Lilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Lilly

House Republican are going down a dangerous road by forgoing the standard tools of the legislative process.

Jason Linkins

Meet Your Incoming House Committee Chairs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the GOP taking over the House of Representatives, there's going to be a major change in direction legislatively. John Boehner's charges will take...

Hal Rogers, 'Prince Of Pork,' To Be Appointed GOP Chairman Of House Appropriations Committee

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Kentucky congressman who has honed his skills at winning pork-barrel projects is in line to head the House committee that will spearhead the Republi...

GOP Could Pick 'Prince Of Pork' To Become Next House Appropriations Committee Chairman

ABC News | Jonathan Karl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, who will Republicans choose to run the committee that controls the government's purse strings? Will it be a proven deficit hawk? A fiscal conser...

Did Judd Gregg Conceal Donors Who Received Millions In TSA Contracts While He Served As Approps Chair?

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Did Gregg deliberately conceal nearly a dozen contributors to his leadership PAC -- White Mountain PAC -- at the very time he served as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee?