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Friday Talking Points -- Live, From the Moon

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama is the second Honorable Mention recipient this week, for his impressive public opinion polling on job approval in January. He had his best month (measured by month-to-month improvement) of his entire second term, and the fourth-best month he's ever had as president.

Congressman Urges His Colleagues To Recognize Darwin Day

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) has introduced a resolution to nationally recognize British naturalist Charles Darwin's Feb. 12 birthday as "Darwin Day." ...

Zach Carter

Jim Himes Thinks Deregulating $100 Billion In Risky Debt Is 'A Tweak

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) on Thursday defended an 11-point Wall Street deregulation bill that his own party defeated on the House floor t...

Ryan Grim

House GOP Won't Quit Effort To Stall Volcker Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans, dealt a surprising defeat Wednesday evening in their effort to roll back Wall Street reform, decided Thursday to make...

Friday Talking Points -- 'Tis The Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's that magical time of year when the wee folk of Capitol Hill actually get something done. These brief bursts of activity only happen very rarely, of course, and always immediately proceed another one of the many, many long vacations Congress takes during the year.

Amanda Terkel

New Progressive Clout Tested By Wall Street Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fight over the fate of Antonio Weiss, a Treasury Department nominee and former Wall Street investment banker, has taken on extraordi...

Wall Street Ties May Have Held Back This Democrat

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) believes that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) passed him over as the next head of House Democratic campaign eff...

The Cure for the Democrats' Woes -- Goldman Sachs!

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

After the Democrats' drubbing in the 2014 midterm elections, there have been fervent debates about whether the Party should embrace an economic populism to tap pocketbook frustrations -- or move further to the center in the hopes of capturing more independents. One thing the Democrats did throughout Obama's nearly six years was move closer to Wall Street -- from the economic team Obama appointed, to the administration's premature embrace of deficit reduction promoted by financial moguls, to a bailout plan that shored up the biggest banks rather than breaking them up. It was this coziness with big finance that allowed the far-right Tea Party movement to paint Wall Street and Washington with the same brush -- and to capture much of the populist rage on display against Democrats in the 2010 midterms and once again on November 4. So the last thing Democrats need going forward is an even closer affinity with Wall Street, right? Well, the Democrats may soon get even cozier.

Jim Himes Midterm Election Results: Himes Beats Republican Opponent

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) defeated Republican Dan Debicella in the state's 4th District Tuesday. Himes was first elected to the U.S. House of Repre...

Here's How Politicians Have Reacted To The Protests In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

Politicians around the country have reacted as national attention has focused on the clashes between police and those protesting the shooting of unarm...

Zach Carter

How Democrats Are Accidentally Helping The Koch Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past two years, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has repeatedly wrestled with factions of his own party as he tries to...

'Paul Ryan Has Such Pretty Blue Eyes, Sometimes It's Easy To Forget He's Satan Incarnate.'

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

By now we've learned that people write some pretty brutal tweets about celebrities. And thanks to Jimmy Kimmel, we've also learned that it's pretty hi...

Watch This Video If You Want To Hear Paul Ryan Call Himself 'Satan Incarnate'

The Huffington Post | Cayla Rasi | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

You've seen it on Jimmy Kimmel, now you can spot it on The Hill -- people reading mean tweets about themselves in the name of a laugh. NowThisNews ...

Zach Carter

WATCH: This Guy Spilled Bags Of Money At A Political Fundraiser To Make A Point About Derivatives

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

Letting a Wall Street lobbyist write your legislation is a surefire way to catch flak from campaign finance watchdogs. Rep. Jimes Himes (D-Conn.) lear...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Connecticut Lawmakers Vow To Reverse 'Shame' Of Gun Control Failure

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Esty spent the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, in a Boston briefing for newly elected members of Congress until a phone call interru...

We Just Dumped a Bag of Money on a Congressman -- Here's Why

Josh Silver | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Josh Silver

As an anti-corruption advocate, I don't have a position on derivatives trading. What I do have a position on is corruption, and H.R. 992 is a textbook case of the way corruption has turned the People's House into an auction house.

Ryan Grim

House Democrats Twist History To Push Rollback Of Wall Street Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lobbyists and House Democrats working to roll back a key provision of Wall Street reform are taking liberties with the truth as they mak...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Defends NSA Spying, But Questions Emerge

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers and intelligence officials mounted a vigorous and detailed defense of the National Security Agency's Internet and phone data s...

Zach Carter

House Dems Embrace Wall Street Deregulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just one day after Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wrote a letter urging lawmakers to reject a slate of Wall Street deregulation measures, n...

Occupy Wall Street Activist Grills Congressman Over Deregulatory Bill

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

Prominent Occupy Wall Street activist Alexis Goldstein engaged Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) on Twitter on Wednesday over the legislator's sponsorship of a...

Zach Carter

Wall Street Deregulation Roars Back On Capitol Hill

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan cadre of House lawmakers will move on legislation to deregulate Wall Street derivatives Wednesday, less than a week after S...

WATCH: Dem Lawmaker Wants To Weaken Wall Street Reform

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) spoke to HuffPost Live on Wednesday to defend his new bill that would weaken regulations on some financial deri...

Sandy Hook to DC: 26 Cyclists, 400 Miles, 3 ½ Days of Inspiration

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Mary Ann West

Team 26 is wearing Sandy Hook green jerseys that Rider #26 Chris McDonnell added the words and symbols: Hope, Peace, Love. This is all part of the Newtown Effect, and the message continues to spread.

Former Wall Street Exec Introduces Bill To Roll Back Key Element Of Wall Street Reform

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), a former Wall Street executive, is joining Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.) to introduce legislation that would undercut one of ...

Former Goldman Sachs VP Named Dems' Finance Chair

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), a former Wall Street executive, will serve as the national finance chairman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Commit...