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Colorado Lawmaker Sets Example For Trump, Deletes Fake News

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.30.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Colorado State Rep. Polly Lawrence (R-Roxborough Park) has set an example for lawmakers everywhere, from Trump on down, by removing a fake-news item f...

Congressman Sets Example by Deleting Fake News Tweet

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.13.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Conservative Colorado activist Kelly Maher tweeted Wednesday that I should launch "57 tweets" at U.S. Rep. Jared Polis because he tweeted information ...

Rep. Jared Polis And Rep. Alan Grayson Talk Ending FDA Gay Blood Ban (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 07.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I participated in a media call hosted by the National Gay Blood Drive and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee with Congressman Jared Polis and Congressman Alan Grayson urging the FDA to lift the requirement that gay and bisexual men be celibate for a year before donating blood.

Democrats Call On FDA To End Ban On Blood Donations From Gay Men

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the hours following Sunday's mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, local officials made urgent appeals for people to donat...

Lawmakers Use Zika Crisis To Push Pesticide Break

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress has so far failed to pass emergency funding to deal with the looming threat of the Zika virus, but the House passed a bill Tues...

The Top 10 Marijuana Policy Victories Of 2015

Rob Kampia | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics
Rob Kampia

In 2015, state legislators considered bills to legalize marijuana in 21 states, decriminalize marijuana possession in 17 states, and legalize medical marijuana in 19 states. The table was set in other ways that will lead to a healthy serving of marijuana policy reform in 2016.

How These Gay and Bisexual Members of Congress Sold Out Desperate LGBT Syrian Refugees

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Equality should be the standard for anyone in the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. And Polis, Sinema and Maloney failed miserably at meeting that standard.

These Democrats Are Doing Wall Street's Bidding

Micah Hauptman | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Micah Hauptman

Most Democrats appear to see through the industry's cynical ploy and fully understand that it is spending these vast sums out of pure self-interest, not out of genuine concern for low- and moderate-income families. However, some Democrats want to stop the rulemaking.

Sanders Introduces Bill Ending The Federal Ban On Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has introduced a bill that would end federal prohibition of marijuana, marking the latest move the Democratic presidential...

Will House Dems Quietly Derail the DOL Rule They Publicly Defended?

Barbara Roper | Posted 10.29.2016 | Business
Barbara Roper

Earlier this week, House Democrats mounted a strong stand against legislation from Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) aimed at killing the Department of Labor's conflict of interest rule by subjecting it to indefinite delays.

House Votes To Ban States From Labeling GMO Foods

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Do you want to know whether your food has genetically modified organisms in it? The House of Representatives voted to make that harder o...

Conservative Jeffco Education Group Has Anti-Gay Lawyer

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.22.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Republican state senate candidate Tony Sanchez, who lost the a Jeffco race last year to Democrat Andy Kerr, is now directing an organization whose reg...

Members of Congress Step Up With Legislation That Solves Chinese EB-5 Retrogression If Passed

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 05.08.2016 | Politics
Ali Jahangiri

While EB-5 has been on the legislative bargaining table for a number of years, the recent development of retrogression conditions makes debate on program reforms all the more urgent.

Friday Talking Points -- Run, Bernie, Run!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bernie Sanders deserves the Most Impressive Democrat award this week, because he threw his hat in the ring. No, he is not Elizabeth Warren. But, more importantly, he is running to become president, which she is not.

Matt Ferner

Lawmakers Encourage Obama To Select A Progressive New DEA Chief

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

In a letter sent Friday, a group of lawmakers are urging President Barack Obama to select a more progressive head of the Drug Enforcement Administrati...

Reactions to D.E.A. Chief Michele Leonhart's Resignation

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Count me among the satisfied that Leonhart will be leaving her government job soon. With her departure, President Obama now has the opportunity to name someone to the job who can clearly see the future of drug policy reform.

Matt Ferner

House Bills Would End Federal Prohibition Of Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

Two congressmen filed separate House bills on Friday that together would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana at the federal level, effectively ending...

Amanda Terkel

Does Your Member Of Congress Have Policies Protecting LGBT Staffers From Discrimination?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's still legal for members of Congress to fire their employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. That's because th...

Michael McAuliff

House Tries To Stop All New Government Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a measure Tuesday to dramatically restrict the government's ability to enact any significant new regulations or safety ...

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Bill To Weaken Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In yet another attempt to roll back President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, House Republicans passed a bill Thursday that they sai...

Executive Action Has the Power to Transform Lives

National Council of La Raza | Posted 01.17.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

President Obama should build on this commonsense policy; there are a number of existing policies he can use to allow aspiring Americans to come forward and apply for administrative relief.

Ryan J. Reilly

Republican Congressman: GOP Needs To 'Wake Up' On Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), one of the strongest conservative voices for reforming the government’s approach to cannabis, joined...

Jared Polis Wins Midterm Election In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) defeated Republican attorney George Leing in the state's 2nd District Tuesday. Polis was first elected to the House in ...

Congressman Urges Oregon To Follow Colorado's 'Excellent Example' On Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) said in an op-ed on Friday that marijuana legalization is "sound policy," and he urged Oregonians to follow in Colorado's f...

Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections

Chris Cormier | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Cormier

Attention gay men: You need to vote on November 4. Here are a few campaign highlights as a Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections, because pundits don't know how to explain how important this election is in "gay man's terms." Meet your ballot box divas.