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House Votes To Remove Confederate Flag From VA Cemeteries

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics

In a sign of just how quickly things can change on Capitol Hill, the House adopted an amendment on Thursday to remove Confederate flags from cemeterie...

Progressive Democrats Met Secretly With Iranian Diplomat In December

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In early December, six House Democrats traveled to New York for an under-the-radar meeting with Iran's U.N. Ambassador Gholamali Khoshro...

Congressman Holds Out Hope Iran Will Release Reporter Jason Rezaian

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), the congressman who represents the family of an American imprisoned in Iran, suggests the nuclear deal of...

Democrats Take Advantage Of The GOP's Epic Month Of Dysfunction

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maybe congressional Democrats should just send their GOP colleagues a thank-you note. After a month during which Congress failed to make...

Laura Barron-Lopez

House GOP Seeks To Turn Back Time On Confederate Flag | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans want to turn back the clock and void measures passed earlier this week that restrict the display of the Confederate fl...

Israeli Consul: Supporters of Bibi's Speech Want to Humiliate President Obama

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If any doubt remains that Speaker Boehner's invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress on March 3 represents a coordinated attack on President Obama by the right-wing noise machine, let Israel's consul general in Philadelphia, Yaron Sideman, put it to rest.

Repairing Democracy

Rep. Jared Huffman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jared Huffman

We believe there are several reforms needed to fight back against the scourge of unlimited and secretive campaign spending, bring transparency and accountability to the system, and, more importantly, support a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

A Victory for the Mendocino Coast

Rep. Jared Huffman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Rep. Jared Huffman

The environment and economy of the North Coast just scored a big victory. Last Tuesday, President Obama designated the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands as part of the California Coastal National Monument, protecting these pristine and breathtaking coastal lands.

We've Reached The Point Where Climate Change Deniers Need To Be Reminded That It Snows Every Year

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

Congressman Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) took to the House floor Tuesday to remind his colleagues that a snowfall in December does not disprove climate ch...

Lawmakers Worry About Pollution From Illegal Marijuana Grows

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO -- Six California lawmakers sent a bipartisan letter to the United States Sentencing Commission calling for more focus on the threats po...

Which Members of Congress Are Standing Up for Economic Decency - and Which 'Progressives' Aren't

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

If you don't see the name of your Congress member on that list, you live in a House district without a representative standing up for economic decency.

WATCH: David and Goliath - How Progressives Can Beat Big Money In 2012

Ben Zolno | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Ben Zolno

If you're looking for hope in this year's election, you might want to look at where Main Street is putting its change -- behind candidates who refuse to take corporate money.

Matt Sledge

Anti-War Progressive Running For Congress Promises To Be Obama's Foil | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

California's North Coast is nearly synonymous with a New Age-y strand of progressivism. For two decades, Rep. Lynn Woolsey has represented it in Congr...

California Dreamin' Becoming Reality

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

When California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 2, banning the extreme confinement of animals on industrial factory farms, they sent the message loud and clear.

California Dreamin'

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Animal advocates know that last November's overwhelming passage of Proposition the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, was a watershed moment for the cause and a marker for our progress.