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Sam Stein

Clyburn Alleges GOP Lawmakers Are Gunning For Boehner's Post | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) argued on Thursday that members of Republican leadership are gunning to replace House Minority Leader John ...

Sam Stein

Blue Dogs Identifying Spending Cuts To Pay For Bush Tax Cuts For Wealthy | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hoping to find a middle ground in the debate raging over what to do about expiring Bush tax cuts, Blue Dog Democrats have escalated their pitch to lea...

Amanda Terkel

Clyburn Slams GOP Candidate Who Wants The Federal Government Out Of Civil Rights Issues | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) had sharp words today for Ohio GOP congressional candidate Jim Renacci, who recently said the federal gover...

Brad Pitt Leads the Way in Building a Sustainable, Affordable, Energy-Efficient Community in New Orleans

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Make It Right Foundation is an extraordinary laboratory for innovation and creative design in building a green-energy, efficient community at affordable prices.

Steve King Grabs Cameraman After Questions On IRS Attack (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressman Steve King (R-IA) grabbed Think Progress' Victor Zapanta Thursday at a tax day tea party rally and argued with the cameraman, after being ...

Big Daddy's Rules for the 2010 Campaign Trail

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Burns Strider

My father was known as Big Daddy by nearly everyone in Mississippi. He taught a progressive brand of politics that was about doing and not talking. I realize sometimes how universal his lessons and brand of politics were.

Alvin Greene Interview Video: South Carolina Senate Candidate Asks 'Can I End This?'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The media whirlwind that South Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Alvin Greene stirred up with his shocking primary victory on Tuesday may be gettin...

Alvin Greene A GOP 'Plant'? James Clyburn Warns Of 'Shenanigans' With South Carolina Candidate

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Is something fishy going on with Alvin Greene, the man who clinched an unlikely victory to become the Democratic nominee for South Carolina Senate? Fe...

Trash Talking Mounts In Tea Party Debate (VIDEO)

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Produced by HuffPost's Citizen Reporting Team During a Tea Party protest in DC last weekend during the health care reform vote on Capitol Hill, Re...

Electric Shocks, Tea Partiers and Rabble Rousers

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Handler

For those of us who respect our country enough to obey its laws, it's time to denounce the acts of violence and those who enable them. We must do so, loud and clear. Before it's too late.

Murder by Metaphor

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

[Warning: This column contains language and images that many people will find deeply offensive. Many people, but not enough.] Just so we're clear: Th...

Clyburn: Racist Faxes, Image Of Noose Were Sent To Office (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) received racist faxes Monday in the wake of Sunday's House vote approving health care reform legislation. ...

Sam Stein

Tea Party Protests: 'Ni**er,' 'Faggot' Shouted At Members Of Congress | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Abusive, derogatory and even racist behavior directed at House Democrats by Tea Party protesters on Saturday left several lawmakers in shock. Prece...

Friday Talking Points [116] -- Is It Sausage Yet?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If nothing else comes of it, you've got to admit that the health reform movement has given a lot of people a very detailed education about the sausage-making process in Washington.

Ryan Grim

Clyburn Denounces King For Making Excuses For IRS Attack (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

James Clyburn took to the House floor on Tuesday to denounce a fellow member of Congress for making excuses for the terrorist attack on the IRS buildi...

This Corruption in Washington is Smothering America's Future

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

None of the crises facing us all -- from the global banking system to global warming -- can be dealt with if a tiny number of super-rich corporations have a veto over every inch of progress.

Ryan Grim

CBO Analysis: Both House Plans Would Cover At Least 35 Million Uninsured | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two competing House health care reform proposals would extend coverage to at least 35 million Americans within ten years, according to a Congressional...

Democrats To Revise Presidential Primary Rules

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The presidential primary process is flawed and needs to be fixed, the Democratic National Committee says. A committee has issued recommendations that ...

Robust Public Option Lacks Votes To Pass The House: The Plum Line

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House Dem leadership has conducted its preliminary whip count and has tallied up less than 200 likely Yes votes in support of a health care reform...

Alan Grayson's YouTube Followers Don't Want His Copycats

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

Where once politicians would escort the people into the future, social media sites are now propelling them forward. Left for debate is whether these new vehicles are actually shaping better leaders.

GOP On Wilson Resolution: 'Diversion' And 'Hypocrisy'

AP/ The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The uproar over Rep. Joe Wilson's shouting "you lie" at President Barack Obama returns to the House floor Tuesday for what could be a con...

Wilson Censure Considered By Dem Leadership

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) has refused to apologize to the House of Representatives for his conduct Wednesday night, prompting Democratic leadership to ...

Sam Stein

Clyburn: Town Hall Protests Like Horrid Anti-Civil Rights Demonstrations | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The third-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives on Thursday compared the disruptive protesters at recent health care town halls to people w...

Ryan Grim

House Dems Haven't Started Counting Health Care Votes | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the man in charge of counting Democratic votes, said Friday that the party has yet to start putting that t...

Jeff Muskus

Reid: Senate Will Miss Obama's Health Care Deadline | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) made it official Thursday, telling reporters that his chamber will miss President Obama's August-recess dea...