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Heath Shuler

VIDEO: Rep. Shuler Said He Wouldn't Become A Lobbyist; Now He Will

David Halperin | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
David Halperin

In July, Republic Report reporters asked Congressman Heath Shuler whether he was planning to become a lobbyist after retiring. Shuler flatly told them no.

Hoesktra Pulls Controversial Super Bowl Ad

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) has removed his controversial Super Bowl ad from the Internet. Hoesktra, who's running for a chance to challeng...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Campaign On Failure Of Super Committee | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have already begun campaigning on the Super Committee's impending failure by blaming Democrats in a blast email Monday morn...

Christina Wilkie

Lawmakers Rock Out, Raise Cash at Taylor Swift Concert | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

With an ongoing debt crisis, two wars, and a drought across much of the country, what better way for members of Congress to spend their time than to r...

Jordan Howard

The 2012 Redistricting Fight | Jordan Howard | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 2012 elections are more than 15 months away, but the fight for control of Congress is under way in state capitols around the countr...

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.

Amanda Terkel

Blue Dog Democrat Votes For Speedy Afghanistan Withdrawal | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to congressional alliances, progressive Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and Blue Dog Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) aren't usual...

Freshman GOP Rep To Carry Concealed Firearm In Aftermath Of Arizona Shooting

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At least one more member of Congress will now be taking security measures into their own hands after the shooting in Arizona, as freshman Rep. Renee E...

Senate Sergeant At Arms Terrance Gainer: Lawmakers Should Leave Security To Professionals

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance Gainer advised lawmakers Tuesday to refrain from the temptation to take their security into their own hands by carryi...

Democratic Rep To Vote Against Pelosi's Leadership

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Heath Shuler plans to vote for himself rather than Rep. Nancy Pelosi during Wednesday's floor vote for Speaker, and he predicted Monday that Demo...

Who Wins Leadership Battles That Never Happen?

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

Tangible victories may have been hard to find for non-establishment figures, but these symbolic victories may very well hold more meaning.

Sam Stein

Kilroy: Pelosi, Not Shuler | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the few remaining Blue Dog Democrats, Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) has been preaching the need for a change of House Democratic lea...

The Case Against Shuler as Minority Leader

Jim Neal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Neal

For those of you unfamiliar with sports-speak, an audible is basically a play called at the line of scrimmage by a quarterback. Former NFL QB turned C...

Sam Stein

Blue Dog Democrat Vows To Challenge Pelosi -- And Lose | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) continued on Sunday to threaten a challenge against Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) should she, as announced,...

Jason Linkins

BREAKING: Heath Shuler May Or May Not Do Something On Teevee Very Soon, Perhaps | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Have you been wondering if North Carolina "Blue Dog" Democrat Heath Shuler is going to follow through on his recently suggested plan to challenge -- a...

What's Next, Impeachment?

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

So much for making nice Mr. President, the gloves are off as the Republican leadership comes out swinging. These folks don't want to work with you, or...

What "Center?"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Any pundit who advises Obama to "move to the center" must be required to define exactly what he or she means by "center." The political "center" of American politics is a moving target.

Nancy Pelosi To Run For House Democratic Leader

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nancy Pelosi has announced that she will run for House Democratic Leader. "Driven by the urgency of creating jobs & protecting #hcr, #wsr, Social Secu...

Blue Dog Democrat Threatens To Challenge Pelosi

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nancy Pelosi's demotion from Speaker of the House could end up being a few more steps down if Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) has his way, as reports now s...

Arthur Delaney

Dems Who Voted Against Unemployment Benefits Soon To Be Unemployed | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Those who wanted Congress to reauthorize extended unemployment insurance this summer often assumed that Democrats who opposed the benefi...

Stuart Whatley

Citizens United Response To Be Very Limited, Will More Meaningful Reforms Follow? | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The DISCLOSE Act was already going to fall far short of sparing the 2010 campaign field from the effects of Citizens United, but it could have at least served as a symbolic gesture towards transparency and functional governance.

Extending The Obama Brand In 2010

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

In the 2010 midterms, the DNC will have to convince voters who went to the polls for the first time for Obama to vote for Democratic candidates and incumbents lacking Obama's charisma.

Democrats Won in Murtha's District on Trade Reform

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

The lesson should be clear: Trade reform is a hugely popular issue on both the left and right. Trade is an issue that candidates can win on in 2010.

In Sri Lanka: A Look at the Refugee Camp

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The Sri Lankan government has moved mountains to accommodate more than a quarter million displaced people since the war ended ten days ago. But they have many more to move.

In Sri Lanka: A U.S. Congressman Gets It

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Congressman Heath Shuler's visit was the first time I have heard an American elected official seem to understand what has transpired here in Sri Lanka.